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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934173/using-upper-extremity-skin-temperatures-to-assess-thermal-comfort-in-office-buildings-in-changsha-china
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Zhibin Wu, Nianping Li, Haijiao Cui, Jinqing Peng, Haowen Chen, Penglong Liu
Existing thermal comfort field studies are mainly focused on the relationship between the indoor physical environment and the thermal comfort. In numerous chamber experiments, physiological parameters were adopted to assess thermal comfort, but the experiments' conclusions may not represent a realistic thermal environment due to the highly controlled thermal environment and few occupants. This paper focuses on determining the relationships between upper extremity skin temperatures (i.e., finger, wrist, hand and forearm) and the indoor thermal comfort...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932987/effects-of-hand-configuration-on-muscle-force-coordination-co-contraction-and-concomitant-intermuscular-coupling-during-maximal-isometric-flexion-of-the-fingers
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Camille Charissou, David Amarantini, Robin Baurès, Eric Berton, Laurent Vigouroux
PURPOSE: The mechanisms governing the control of musculoskeletal redundancy remain to be fully understood. The hand is highly redundant, and shows different functional role of extensors according to its configuration for a same functional task of finger flexion. Through intermuscular coherence analysis combined with hand musculoskeletal modelling during maximal isometric hand contractions, our aim was to better understand the neural mechanisms underlying the control of muscle force coordination and agonist-antagonist co-contraction...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931338/functional-outcomes-of-distal-radius-fractures-with-and-without-ulnar-styloid-fractures-a-meta-analysis
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Marjolein A M Mulders, Lili J Fuhri Snethlage, Robert-Jan O de Muinck Keizer, J Carel Goslings, Niels W L Schep
The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the functional outcomes of patients with a distal radius fracture with and without a concomitant fracture of the ulnar styloid process. A systematic literature search was performed to identify all studies comparing patients with a distal radius fracture with and without an ulnar styloid process fracture. The initial search revealed 511 articles, of which 12 articles with a total of 2243 patients were included; 1196 patients with and 1047 patients without an ulnar styloid process fracture...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930899/it-s-all-in-the-wrist-diagnosis-and-management-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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September 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930898/it-s-all-in-the-wrist-diagnosis-and-management-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Catherine O Durham, Kathy VanRavenstein
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy accounting for 90% of similar disorders, occurring in 3.8% of the population, common in adults aged 40-60 years, and is associated with an average 32 lost days of work and lost productivity. In addition to occupational exposure, there are several common chronic disorders that can preclude CTS, obesity, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy, metabolic syndrome, and thyroid disorder, to name a few. Therefore, it is important for the primary care provider to have knowledge in this syndrome...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929803/determinants-of-perceived-sleep-quality-in-normal-sleepers
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M S Goelema, M Regis, R Haakma, E R Van Den Heuvel, P Markopoulos, S Overeem
OBJECTIVE: To establish the determinants of perceived sleep quality over a longer period of time, taking into account the separate contributions of actigraphy-based sleep measures and self-reported sleep indices. METHODS: Fifty participants (52 ± 6.6 years; 27 females) completed two consecutive weeks of home monitoring, during which they kept a sleep-wake diary while their sleep was monitored using a wrist-worn actigraph. The diary included questions on perceived sleep quality, sleep-wake information and additional factors such as well-being and stress...
September 20, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928706/early-stroke-rehabilitation-of-the-upper-limb-assisted-with-an-electromyography-driven-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-robotic-arm
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Qiuyang Qian, Xiaoling Hu, Qian Lai, Stephanie C Ng, Yongping Zheng, Waisang Poon
BACKGROUND: Effective poststroke motor rehabilitation depends on repeated limb practice with voluntary efforts. An electromyography (EMG)-driven neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)-robot arm was designed for the multi-joint physical training on the elbow, the wrist, and the fingers. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the training effects of the device-assisted approach on subacute stroke patients and to compare the effects with those achieved by the traditional physical treatments...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928252/acute-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-caused-by-thrombosed-persistent-median-artery-associated-with-bifurcated-median-nerve-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Ayse Serap Akgun, Gulhan Ertan, Sila Ulus
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common form of peripheral nerve entrapment, which is observed due to compression of the median nerve at the level of the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Bifid median nerve and persistent median artery association are rare, and they may be independent risk factors for CTS. These rare entities are usually asymptomatic, but in cases of acute thrombosis or dilatation of the persistent median artery, acute findings can be seen. We report a case of acute CTS due to thrombosis of a persistent median artery and associated bifurcated median nerve during pregnancy...
September 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928049/role-for-cementoplasty-in-intra-articular-distal-radius-fractures-cadaver-study-and-application-to-arthroscopy
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V Fontaine, M Grunberg, J Soret, K El-Youssef, L E Gayet, R Taberne
BACKGROUND: Die-punch intra-articular fractures of the distal radius raise surgical challenges. The residual articular step-off must be less than 1mm to prevent the development of radio-carpal osteoarthritis. The objectives of this cadaver study were to evaluate whether cementoplasty was effective in reducing die-punch fractures and to determine whether this technique was feasible as an arthroscopic procedure. HYPOTHESIS: Cementoplasty performed as an arthroscopic procedure is effective in treating die-punch fractures...
September 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927881/four-year-outcomes-of-midcarpal-hemiarthroplasty-for-wrist-arthritis
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Marie Anneberg, Greg Packer, Joseph J Crisco, Scott Wolfe
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to review the average 4-year outcomes of a cohort of patients with wrist arthritis, treated by a single surgeon with a novel prosthetic hemiarthroplasty of the midcarpal joint. We hypothesized that midcarpal hemiarthroplasty would improve range of motion and grip strength of patients with wrist arthritis, with a complication profile comparable with that of alternative solutions for wrist arthritis. METHODS: We reviewed a series of 20 patients treated with a midcarpal hemiarthroplasty at an average of 4 years following surgery...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927879/effects-of-volar-tilt-wrist-extension-and-plate-position-on-contact-between-flexor-pollicis-longus-tendon-and-volar-plate
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Caroline N Wolfe Wurtzel, Geoffrey T Burns, Andy F Zhu, Kagan Ozer
PURPOSE: Volar plates positioned at, or distal to, the watershed line have been shown to have a higher incidence of attritional rupture of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL). In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of wrist extension and volar tilt on the contact between the plate and the FPL tendon in a cadaver model. We hypothesized that, following volar plate application, loss of native volar tilt increases the contact between the FPL and the plate at lower degrees of wrist extension...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927417/automatic-sleep-staging-using-ear-eeg
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Kaare B Mikkelsen, David Bové Villadsen, Marit Otto, Preben Kidmose
BACKGROUND: Sleep and sleep quality assessment by means of sleep stage analysis is important for both scientific and clinical applications. Unfortunately, the presently preferred method, polysomnography (PSG), requires considerable expert assistance and significantly affects the sleep of the person under observation. A reliable, accurate and mobile alternative to the PSG would make sleep information much more readily available in a wide range of medical circumstances. NEW METHOD: Using an already proven method, ear-EEG, in which electrodes are placed inside the concha and ear canal, we measure cerebral activity and automatically score the sleep into up to five stages...
September 19, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926877/-clinical-effects-of-repair-of-wounds-in-fingers-after-electrical-burn-with-wrist-perforator-free-flaps
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H P Di, C D Xia, P P Xing, Q Li, D W Han, J D Xue, D Y Cao
Objective: To explore the clinical effects of repair of wounds in the fingers after electrical burn with wrist perforator free flaps. Methods: Twelve patients (13 fingers) with electrical burn were hospitalized in our burn ward from January 2016 to January 2017. After radical debridement, the size of wounds ranged from 5.0 cm×2.0 cm to 10.0 cm×7.0 cm. Wounds with size below or equal to 6.0 cm ×2.5 cm were repaired with free flaps based on the superficial palmar branch of radial artery, with flap area ranging from 2...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926362/validation-of-the-pangao-pg-800a36-automatic-wrist-blood-pressure-monitor-according-to-the-european-society-of-hypertension-and-the-british-hypertension-society-protocols
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Hairong Zhao, Weichang Qiao, Rui Zhang, Peng Cui, Fanglin Hou, Wenli Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to validate the PG-800A36 automatic wrist blood pressure monitor according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) revision 2010 and the British Hypertension Society (BHS) protocols. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A total of 33 participants were initially included on the basis of the ESH-IP, followed by examination of 85 participants according to the BHS protocol. The procedures and analysis methods of the protocols were followed precisely with left arm/wrist sequential measurements by two trained observers using a mercury sphygmomanometer and one supervisor using the device...
September 18, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925658/white-spot-on-the-wrist
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Ali Alikhan, Evgeniya Teterina Mohammed, Leah Lalor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924546/sirenomelia-associated-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-in-a-newborn
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H Turgut, R Ozdemir, I K Gokce, C Karakurt, A Karadag
Sirenomelia, also known as "mermaid malformation/syndrome," is a rare, serious congenital anomaly characterized by variable degrees of fusion of the lower limbs and associated with severe malformations of vertebral, genitourinary, cardiovascular system and single umbilical artery. The first pregnancy of a 25-year-old woman resulted in one twin born by Cesarian section at 32 weeks' gestation, who was referred to our hospital with cyanosis, a congenital anomaly and respiratory distress. On physical examination, there was no urogenital region and anal fissure and gender was indeterminate...
June 30, 2017: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923035/comparison-of-volar-flexion-ulnar-deviation-and-functional-position-cast-immobilization-in-the-non-operative-treatment-of-distal-radius-fracture-in-elderly-patients-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-study-protocol
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Lauri Raittio, Antti Launonen, Teemu Hevonkorpi, Toni Luokkala, Juha Kukkonen, Aleksi Reito, Bakir Sumrein, Minna Laitinen, Ville M Mattila
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are the second most common fractures, after hip fractures, seen in clinical practice. The high incidence of low-energy trauma DRFs in elderly patients raises questions about the best treatment method in terms of function, pain, and quality of life. Although the majority of these fractures are treated non-operatively with cast immobilization, valid scientific evidence of the optimal cast immobilization is lacking. In addition, several publications, including Cochrane review have outlined the need for more evidence to determine the most appropriate method of cast immobilization...
September 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922020/seasonal-and-weather-variation-of-sleep-and-physical-activity-in-12-14-year-old-children
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Mirja Quante, Rui Wang, Jia Weng, Emily R Kaplan, Michael Rueschman, Elsie M Taveras, Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Matthew W Gillman, Susan Redline
BACKGROUND: Understanding variation in physical activity (PA) and sleep is necessary to develop novel intervention strategies targeting adolescents' health behaviors. We examined the extent to which PA and sleep vary by aspects of the physical environment. PARTICIPANTS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 669 adolescents in the Project Viva cohort. METHODS: We estimated total PA, sleep duration, sleep efficiency and sleep midpoint timing from wrist accelerometers...
September 18, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921724/-discrete-peaks-of-excitability-and-map-overlap-reveal-task-specific-organization-of-primary-motor-cortex-for-control-of-human-forearm-muscles
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Hugo Massé-Alarie, Michael J G Bergin, Cyril Schneider, Siobhan Schabrun, Paul W Hodges
The primary motor cortex (M1) presents a somatotopic organization of body parts, but with overlap between muscle/movement representations. This distinct but overlapping M1 organization is believed to be important for individuated control and movement coordination, respectively. Discrete peaks of greater excitability observed within M1 might underpin organization of cortical motor control. This study aimed to examine interactions between M1 representations of synergist and antagonist forearm muscles, compare regions of greater excitability during different functional tasks, and compare characteristics of M1 representation recorded using surface and fine-wire (fw ) electrodes...
September 17, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921041/stabilization-of-scaphoid-type-b2-fractures-with-one-or-two-headless-compression-screws
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S Quadlbauer, T Beer, Ch Pezzei, J Jurkowitsch, A Tichy, T Hausner, M Leixnering
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the scaphoid account for the most commonly injured carpal bone. Minimally displaced fractures of the waist will heal in 85-90% when using a below elbow cast. However, fractures with displacement have a higher risk for nonunion. Therefore, open reduction and fixation with headless compression screws (HCS) have become the preferred method of treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the radiological and clinical outcome of unstable scaphoid B2 type fractures, stabilized using one or two headless compression screws...
September 18, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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