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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821099/xyloglucan-gelation-induced-by-enzymatic-degalactosylation-kinetics-and-the-effect-of-the-molar-mass
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Caroline Novak Sakakibara, Maria Rita Sierakowski, Christophe Chassenieux, Taco Nicolai, Rilton Alves de Freitas
Gelation kinetics of aqueous solutions of xyloglucan (XG) extracted from H. courbaril seeds were investigated, in-situ, during enzymatic removal of galactose units by oscillatory shear rheological measurements, at different XG and enzyme (β-galactosidase) concentrations. Increasing the enzyme concentration (Cenz) led to an increase of the gelation rate. Master curves of the evolution of the storage shear modulus at different Cenz could be formed by time-Cenz superposition showing that Cenz influenced the kinetics, but not the gelation process and the final gel stiffness...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820949/association-between-patient-factors-and-outcome-of-synthetic-cartilage-implant-hemiarthroplasty-vs-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-arthrodesis-in-advanced-hallux-rigidus
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Andy Goldberg, Dishan Singh, Mark Glazebrook, Chris M Blundell, Gwyneth De Vries, Ian L D Le, Dominic Nielsen, M Elizabeth Pedersen, Anthony Sakellariou, Matthew Solan, Alastair S E Younger, Timothy R Daniels, Judith F Baumhauer
BACKGROUND: We evaluated data from a clinical trial of first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ1) implant hemiarthroplasty and arthrodesis to determine the association between patient factors and clinical outcomes. METHODS: Patients ≥18 years with hallux rigidus grade 2, 3, or 4 were treated with synthetic cartilage implant MTPJ1 hemiarthroplasty or arthrodesis. Pain visual analog scale (VAS), Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) sports and activities of daily living (ADL) scores, and Short Form-36 Physical Function (SF-36 PF) subscore were obtained preoperatively, and at 2, 6, 12, 24, 52, and 104 weeks postoperatively...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820647/acute-fatigue-negatively-affects-risk-factors-for-injury-in-trained-but-not-well-trained-habitually-shod-runners-when-running-barefoot
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Nicholas Tam, Devon R Coetzee, Safwaan Ahmed, Robert P Lamberts, Yumna Albertus-Kajee, Ross Tucker
INTRODUCTION: Many factors may contribute to running-related injury. These include fatigue and footwear, the combination of which has rarely been studied, in particular with reference to barefoot running, recently advocated as a method to reduce injury risk. METHODS: Twenty-two runners (12 well-trained and 10 trained) participated in a 10 km fatiguing trial. Knee and ankle joint kinematics and kinetics and electromyography were assessed during overground running in the barefoot and shod condition...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820274/arterial-stiffness-in-preschool-children
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Leonardo Roever, João L O'Connell, Antonio Cp Chagas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820256/comparison-of-physicochemical-membrane-properties-of-vesicles-modified-with-guanidinium-derivatives
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Nozomi Watanabe, Keishi Suga, Hiroshi Umakoshi
Bilayer vesicles have garnered considerable research attention as molecular vehicles capable of noncovalent interaction with biomolecules via electrostatic and hydrophobic bonds, and van der Waals interactions. Guanidinium strongly interacts with phosphate groups. Thus, guanidinium modification of vesicles helps intensify the interaction between lipid membranes and nucleic acids. Here, two kinds of guanidinium derivatives, stearylguanidinium (SG) and myristoylarginine (MA), were synthesized and incorporated into 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine (POPC) vesicles...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819927/switching-from-immediate-release-to-delayed-release-prednisone-in-moderate-to-severe-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-practice-based-clinical-study
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Ara H Dikranian, Rubaiya Mallay, Mike Marshall, Megan Francis-Sedlak, Robert J Holt
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) produces debilitating morning stiffness. Exogenous glucocorticoids can help with these symptoms when timed appropriately. Bedtime dosing of delayed-release prednisone (DR-prednisone) matches the rise of inflammatory cytokines before awakening and can improve stiffness and other RA symptoms. A prospective open-label study was conducted in patients currently on stable doses of immediate-release prednisone (IR-prednisone) who were switched to DR-prednisone to analyze the incremental benefit of better timed and lower dose glucocorticoid therapy...
August 17, 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819782/the-effects-of-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-m2000-as-a-novel-nsaid-on-cox1-and-cox2-activities-and-gene-expression-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients-and-the-murine-monocyte-macrophage-j774-cell-line
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Fahimeh Jafarnezhad-Ansariha, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Ahmad-Reza Jamshidi, Reza Mansouri, Mahdi Vojdanian, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Mohammad Javad Fattahi, Seyed Naser Hashemi, Bernd H A Rehm, Hidenori Matsuo, Emanuela Esposito, Salvatore Cuzzocrea, Abbas Mirshafiey
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a debilitating chronic inflammatory disease with genetic predisposition, which is characterized by the involvement of spine and sacroiliac joints. Due to the relatively unsuccessful treatments, we designed β-D-mannuronic (M2000) with the beneficial effects in various experimental models as a novel non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The aims of our present study were: first, to compare the therapeutic effects of M2000, as a novel designed NSAID, with naproxen and placebo in Iranian patients with AS during 12 weeks; second, to evaluate the effect of M2000 on gene expression of cyclooxygenase enzyme (COX-1/COX-2), a key enzyme in the initiation of inflammatory pathways in AS patients; and third, to assess the activity of COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes in the presence/absence of M2000 at the different doses in the murine macrophage, J774 cell line...
August 17, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819668/ultralow-flexural-properties-of-copper-microhelices-fabricated-via-electrodeposition-based-three-dimensional-direct-writing-technology
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Zhiran Yi, Yu Lei, Xianyun Zhang, Yining Chen, Jianjun Guo, Gaojie Xu, Min-Feng Yu, Ping Cui
Helical metallic micro/nanostructures as functional components have considerable potential for future miniaturized devices, based on their unique mechanical and electrical properties. Thus, understanding and controlling the mechanical properties of metallic helices is desirable for their practical application. Herein, we implemented a direct-writing technique based on the electrodeposition method to grow copper microhelices with well-defined and programmable three-dimensional (3D) features. The mechanical properties of the 3D helical structures were studied by the electrically induced quasistatic and dynamic electromechanical resonance technique...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819624/diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-involving-cervical-and-lumbar-spine-presenting-with-dysphagia-a-case-report
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Ramanuj Sinha, Neeraj Aggarwal, Sirshak Dutta, Avijit Choudhury, Sanjoy-Kumar Ghosh, Debasis Guha
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) is a very rare cause of dysphagia when it occurs in the cervical spine. It can also affect the lumbar region where it causes deformity. CASE REPORT: In this article, a rare case of Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis involving both the cervical and lumbar spine, presenting with dysphagia and spinal stiffness leading to a stooping posture, is reported. CONCLUSION: Cases of simultaneous involvement of cervical and lumbar vertebrae by Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis, presenting with symptoms of both area involvement, are rarely reported in the English literature...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819602/fracture-dislocation-of-shoulder-with-brachial-plexus-palsy-a-case-report-and-review-of-management-options
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Sameer Rathore, Srinivas Kasha, Srinivas Yeggana
INTRODUCTION: Injuries causing fracture dislocation of shoulder and brachial plexus palsy are extremely rare. As per authors' knowledge, three part fracture of proximal humerus with shoulder dislocation and brachial plexus palsy has not been reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53 year old female sustained a three part fracture of right proximal humerus along with dislocation of shoulder joint and brachial plexus palsy following a fall from a flight of stairs...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819599/synovial-chondromatosis-a-rare-differential-diagnosis-of-hip-pain-in-a-child
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Manesh Chacko Philip, Sajeer Usman
INTRODUCTION: Primary synovial chondromatosis (SC) is a disease of the synovium occurring in the third to fifth decade of life with the peak incidence in the fifth decade and commonly involves the knee in 50% cases. The diagnosis of SC is primarily radiological and intraoperative. Primary SC of the hip is rare, and their prevalence is not known. CASE REPORT: A 7-year-old female child presented with pain and limp left hip for 6 weeks. She had a stiff hip gait. Clinical examination revealed a fixed abduction, flexion deformity, and restricted internal rotation with apparent lengthening of 2 cm...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819596/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-following-an-episode-of-herpes-zoster-a-case-report
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Christopher E Marrero, Neuyen Mclean, Keyana Varnado
INTRODUCTION: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is characterized by searing pain, hyperalgesia, edema, allodynia, and skin changes. CRPS may be difficult to diagnose and to treat given poorly understood mechanisms as well as its presentation of symptoms that may mimic common conditions such as joint stiffness in this condition as well as rheumatoid arthritis. CASE REPORT: A 71-year-old female presented to our clinic post shingles of the right upper extremity...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819382/effectiveness-of-the-benign-and-malignant-diagnosis-of-mediastinal-and-hilar-lymph-nodes-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-elastography
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Haidong Huang, Zhiang Huang, Qin Wang, Xinan Wang, Yuchao Dong, Wei Zhang, Paul Zarogoulidis, Yan-Gao Man, Wolfgang Hohenforst Schmidt, Chong Bai
Background and Objectives: Endobronchial ultrasound elastography is a new technique for describing the stiffness of tissue during endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). The aims of this study were to investigate the diagnostic value of Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) elastography for distinguishing the difference between benign and malignant lymph nodes among mediastinal and hilar lymph node. Materials and Methods: From June 2015 to August 2015, 47 patients confirmed of mediastinal and hilar lymph node enlargement through examination of Computed tomography (CT) were enrolled, and a total of 78 lymph nodes were evaluated by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819362/recurrent-csf-rhinorrhea-misdiagnosed-as-chronic-allergic-rhinitis-with-subsequent-development-of-bacterial-meningitis
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Michael T Ulrich, Lawrence K Loo, Michael B Ing
INTRODUCTION: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea results from an abnormal communication of the dura mater to the nasal mucosa. The majority of cases of CSF rhinorrhea are the result of trauma or surgery involving the skull base. Spontaneous CSF rhinorrhea is a rare clinical entity with increased risk of ascending infection. Delay in diagnosis places the patient at risk of developing meningitis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old African American female with significant medical history of obesity and hypertension presented to the emergency department with headache, altered level of consciousness, fever, and neck stiffness...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818476/complex-anatomic-abnormalities-of-the-lower-leg-muscles-and-tendons-associated-with-phocomelia-a-case-report
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Thomas Hodo, Mark Hamrick, Yulia Melenevsky
Musculoskeletal anatomy is widely known to have components that stray from the norm in the form of variant muscle and tendon presence, absence, origin, insertion, and bifurcation. Although these variant muscles and tendons might be deemed incidental and insignificant findings by most, they can be important contributors to pathologic physiology or, more importantly, an option for effective treatment. In the present case report, we describe a patient with phocomelia and Müllerian abnormalities secondary to in utero thalidomide exposure...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818306/time-harmonic-ultrasound-elastography-of-the-descending-abdominal-aorta-initial-results
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Lars-Arne Schaafs, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Markus van der Giet, Alexander Reshetnik, Ingo G Steffen, Bernd Hamm, Jürgen Braun, Ingolf Sack, Thomas Elgeti
Stiffening of central large vessels is considered a key pathophysiologic factor within the cardiovascular system. Current diagnostic parameters such as pulse wave velocity (PWV) indirectly measure aortic stiffness, a hallmark of coronary diseases. The aim of the present study was to perform elastography of the proximal abdominal aorta based on externally induced time-harmonic shear waves. Experiments were performed in 30 healthy volunteers (25 young, 5 old, >50 y) and 5 patients with longstanding hypertension (PWV >10 m/s)...
August 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817960/effectiveness-of-pedicle-screw-inclusion-at-the-fracture-level-in-short-segment-fixation-constructs-for-the-treatment-of-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures-a-computational-biomechanics-analysis
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Shady Elmasry, Shihab Asfour, Francesco Travascio
When treating thoracolumbar burst fractures (BF), short-segment posterior fixation (SSPF) represents a less invasive alternative to the traditional long-segment posterior fixation (LSPF) approach. However, hardware failure and loss of sagittal alignment have been reported in patients treated with SSPF. Including pedicle screws at the fracture level in SSPF constructs has been proposed to improve stiffness and reliability of the construct. Accordingly, the biomechanical performance of the proposed construct was compared to LSPF via a computational analysis...
August 17, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817218/bmi-nephroangiosclerosis-and-glomerulonephritis-is-there-any-meeting-point
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Antonietta Gigante, Konstantinos Giannakakis, Francesca Di Mario, Biagio Barbano, Edoardo Rosato, Riccardo Pofi, Marcello Di Paolo, Anna Rachele Rocca, Rosario Cianci
BACKGROUND: Overweight has been related to renal arteriolosclerosis and is able to modify intrarenal hemodynamics. Increasing evidences suggest an association between weight excess and primary glomerulonephritis (GN). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between nutritional status and intrarenal arterial stiffness in primary GN associated to arteriolosclerosis. We have considered the glomerular diameter (GD) as morphological parameter in overweight and obese patients...
August 17, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816989/disease-duration-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-a-predictor-of-vascular-stiffness-a-cross-sectional-study-in-patients-without-known-cardiovascular-comorbidities-a-strobe-compliant-article
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Mónica Vázquez-Del Mercado, Eduardo Gomez-Bañuelos, Efrain Chavarria-Avila, Ernesto Cardona-Muñoz, Carlos Ramos-Becerra, Adrián Alanis-Sanchez, David Cardona-Muller, Fernando Grover-Paez, Felipe de J Perez-Vazquez, Rosa-Elena Navarro-Hernandez, Jorge M Valadez-Soto, Adan A Saldaña-Millan, Lorena Gonzalez-Rosas, Gabriel Ramos-Lopez, Marcelo H Petri, Magnus Bäck
The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of disease duration on carotid to femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients without either known traditional cardiovascular risk factors or previous comorbidities.Patients with RA diagnosis attending the rheumatology outpatient clinic of Hospital Civil Juan I. Menchaca, Guadalajara, Mexico, were analyzed. A total of 106 RA patients without known traditional cardiovascular risk factors were selected. All subjects were evaluated for RA disease duration, RA disease activity score on 28 joints (DAS28), serum lipids, rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816895/ten-year-multicenter-clinical-and-mri-evaluation-of-isolated-supraspinatus-repairs
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Philippe Collin, Jean-François Kempf, Daniel Mole Combining Acute Accent, Nicolas Meyer, Charles Agout, Mo Saffarini, Arnaud Godene Combining Grave Accent Che
BACKGROUND: Early repair of isolated supraspinatus tears could prevent further deterioration of the rotator cuff; however, there is no consensus on the management of such tears because of a lack of long-term outcome studies. The purposes of this study were to report the 10-year outcomes of isolated supraspinatus repairs and to investigate the factors that favor healing and recovery. METHODS: We retrieved the records of all 511 patients who, in 2003, underwent repair of full-thickness isolated supraspinatus tears, performed by 15 surgeons at 15 centers...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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