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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678651/post-general-anesthesia-ultrasound-guided-venous-mapping-increases-autogenous-access-placement-rates
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C Y Maximilian Png, Adam Korayem, David J Finlay
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the impact of introducing a post-general anesthesia ultrasound mapping (PAUS) on the type of vascular access chosen for hemodialysis in patients without previous accesses. METHODS: 203 of 297 consecutive patients met inclusion criteria and were reviewed. Within-subjects analysis was performed on patients with both an outpatient ultrasound-guided vein mapping and a PAUS using sign tests and Wilcoxon signed ranked tests. Further, a between-subjects analysis added patients with only the outpatient vein mapping; demographic and comorbidity data were analyzed using t-tests and chi-squared tests...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615956/initial-clinical-evaluation-of-the-modular-prosthetic-limb
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Briana N Perry, Courtney W Moran, Robert S Armiger, Paul F Pasquina, Jamie W Vandersea, Jack W Tsao
The Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) was examined for its feasibility and usability as an advanced, dexterous upper extremity prosthesis with surface electromyography (sEMG) control in with two individuals with below-elbow amputations. Compared to currently marketed prostheses, the MPL has a greater number of sequential and simultaneous degrees of motion, as well as wrist modularity, haptic feedback, and individual digit control. The MPL was successfully fit to a 33-year-old with a trans-radial amputation (TR01) and a 30-year-old with a wrist disarticulation amputation (TR02)...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560526/total-ankle-replacement-leads-to-high-revision-rates-in-post-traumatic-end-stage-arthrosis
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Yves Gramlich, Oliver Neun, Alexander Klug, Johannes Buckup, Thomas Stein, Arvid Neumann, Sebastian Fischer, Hans-Peter Abt, Reinhard Hoffmann
INTRODUCTION: Extremely heterogeneous revision rates in total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) of the upper ankle joint are reported and result to heterogeneous collectives and to short follow-up times. The aim is to investigate revision rates and the underlying reasons, as well as treatment outcome and quality of life after TAA in post-traumatic cases with sufficient follow-up. METHODS: In 2008-2013, 74 patients with post-traumatic arthrosis were treated using TAA with a Tornier Salto prosthesis, and 60 (35 males and 25 females; mean age 56) were followed-up (mean: 59 months; range 24-91 months)...
March 20, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414502/intraorbital-hemorrhage-following-a-secondary-intervention-at-integrated-zygomatic-implants-a-case-report
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Philippe Van Camp, Luc Vrielinck, Bert Gemels, Constantinus Politis
INTRODUCTION: Zygomatic implant placement can be the best option for restoring masticatory function of an extremely atrophic upper jaw, but the procedure is more invasive than conventional implant placement and can be associated with complications. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a complication that occurred during a secondary corrective surgical procedure four years after zygomatic implant placement. The patient was a 54-year-old female who had been edentulous for 25 years...
2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406388/brachial-embolism-from-mechanical-mitral-valve-thrombosis-multimodality-imaging-guided-successful-thrombolysis
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Sinan Cerşit, Emrah Bayam, Sabahattin Gündüz, Ahmet Güner, Mehmet Özkan
: We report the administration of low-dose (25 mg) prolonged infusion (25 h) of tissue-typed plasminogen activator (t-PA) in the treatment of brachial arterial thromboembolism (BAT) secondary to prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT), under the guidance of multimodality imaging. BAT is a rare disorder with serious consequences. The case of BAT secondary to mitral PVT was successfully treated with low-dose prolonged infusion of t-PA under the guidance of multimodality imaging with upper extremity duplex Doppler ultrasonography, multislice computerized tomographic angiography, coventional angiography and advanced transesophageal echocardiography...
February 5, 2018: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384921/three-dimensional-printed-upper-limb-prosthesis-for-a-child-with-traumatic-amputation-of-right-wrist-a-case-report
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Guisheng Xu, Liang Gao, Ke Tao, Shengxiang Wan, Yuning Lin, Ao Xiong, Bin Kang, Hui Zeng
RATIONALE: For traumatic upper limb amputees, the prohibitive cost of a custom-made prosthesis brings an insufferable financial burden for their families in developing countries. Three-dimensional (3D) printing allows for creating affordable, lightweight, customized, and well-fitting prosthesis, especially for the growing children. PATIENT CONCERNS: We presented a case of an 8-year-old boy, who suffered a traumatic right wrist amputation as result of a mincing machine accident...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261703/transhumeral-loading-during-advanced-upper-extremity-activities-of-daily-living
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Alex J Drew, Morgan T Izykowski, Kent N Bachus, Heath B Henninger, K Bo Foreman
Percutaneous osseointegrated (OI) implants for direct skeletal attachment of upper extremity prosthetics represent an alternative to traditional socket suspension that may yield improved patient function and satisfaction. This is especially true in high-level, transhumeral amputees where prosthetic fitting is challenging and abandonment rates remain high. However, maintaining mechanical integrity of the bone-implant interface is crucial for safe clinical introduction of this technology. The collection of population data on the transhumeral loading environment will aid in the design of compliance and overload protection devices that mitigate the risk of periprosthetic fracture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201828/hand-functions-of-myoelectric-and-3d-printed-pressure-sensored-prosthetics-a-comparative-study
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Kyu Ho Lee, Hobeom Bin, KeunBae Kim, So Young Ahn, Bong-Ok Kim, Soo-Kyung Bok
The loss of an upper limb significantly limits the functional activities of daily living. A huge emphasis is placed on the manipulation, shape, weight, and comfort of a prosthesis, to enable its use as an inherent body part. Even with technological advances, customized upper-extremity myoelectric prosthesis remain heavy and expensive. The high cost of upper-extremity prosthesis is an especially steep economic barrier for patients. Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a promising avenue for reducing the cost of prosthesis...
October 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163122/selectivity-and-longevity-of-peripheral-nerve-and-machine-interfaces-a-review
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Usman Ghafoor, Sohee Kim, Keum-Shik Hong
For those individuals with upper-extremity amputation, a daily normal living activity is no longer possible or it requires additional effort and time. With the aim of restoring their sensory and motor functions, theoretical and technological investigations have been carried out in the field of neuroprosthetic systems. For transmission of sensory feedback, several interfacing modalities including indirect (non-invasive), direct-to-peripheral-nerve (invasive), and cortical stimulation have been applied. Peripheral nerve interfaces demonstrate an edge over the cortical interfaces due to the sensitivity in attaining cortical brain signals...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098745/prosthodontic-management-of-a-patient-with-moebius-syndrome-a-clinical-report
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Ahmed Mahrous, Ghadeer Thalji
Moebius/Mӧbius Syndrome (MS) is an extremely rare congenital disorder characterized by uni- or bilateral palsy of the abducens (VI) and the facial (VII) nerves, causing facial paralysis. Dysfunction of cranial nerves III through XII is common, most often the glossopharyngeal (IX) and hypoglossus (XII). Afflicted individuals seeking prosthodontic care, particularly removable prosthetics, present multiple challenges related to inherent facial and tongue muscle weakness and microstomia. Other extraoral anomalies may include congenital multiple arthrogryposis and malformations of the upper and lower limbs...
March 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873444/effects-of-upper-extremity-vascular-access-creation-on-cardiac-events-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Youngjin Han, Suk Jung Choo, Hyunwook Kwon, Jae Won Lee, Cheol Hyun Chung, Hyangkyoung Kim, Tae-Won Kwon, Yong-Pil Cho
The present study was conducted to investigate whether upper-extremity vascular access (VA) creation increases the risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and death in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with an in situ left internal thoracic artery (ITA) graft. A total of 111 patients with CABG with a left ITA graft who underwent upper-extremity VA creation were analyzed retrospectively; 93 patients received left VA creation (83.8%, ipsilateral group) and 18 patients received right VA creation (16...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873059/traction-assisted-internal-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-bridging-retention-sutures-to-facilitate-staged-closure-of-high-risk-wounds-under-tension
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Michael V DeFazio, James M Economides, Ersilia L Anghel, Ryan K Mathis, John R Barbour, Christopher E Attinger
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Loss of domain often complicates attempts at delayed wound closure in regions of high tension. Wound temporization with traction-assisted internal negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), using bridging retention sutures, can minimize the effects of edema and elastic recoil that contribute to progressive tissue retraction over time. The investigators evaluated the safety and efficacy of this technique for complex wound closure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2015 and November 2015, 18 consecutive patients underwent staged reconstruction of complex and/or contaminated soft tissue defects utilizing either conventional NPWT or modified NPWT with instillation and continuous dermatotraction via bridging retention sutures...
July 26, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769755/broadband-prosthetic-interfaces-combining-nerve-transfers-and-implantable-multichannel-emg-technology-to-decode-spinal-motor-neuron-activity
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Konstantin D Bergmeister, Ivan Vujaklija, Silvia Muceli, Agnes Sturma, Laura A Hruby, Cosima Prahm, Otto Riedl, Stefan Salminger, Krisztina Manzano-Szalai, Martin Aman, Michael-Friedrich Russold, Christian Hofer, Jose Principe, Dario Farina, Oskar C Aszmann
Modern robotic hands/upper limbs may replace multiple degrees of freedom of extremity function. However, their intuitive use requires a high number of control signals, which current man-machine interfaces do not provide. Here, we discuss a broadband control interface that combines targeted muscle reinnervation, implantable multichannel electromyographic sensors, and advanced decoding to address the increasing capabilities of modern robotic limbs. With targeted muscle reinnervation, nerves that have lost their targets due to an amputation are surgically transferred to residual stump muscles to increase the number of intuitive prosthetic control signals...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697795/improved-prosthetic-hand-control-with-concurrent-use-of-myoelectric-and-inertial-measurements
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Agamemnon Krasoulis, Iris Kyranou, Mustapha Suphi Erden, Kianoush Nazarpour, Sethu Vijayakumar
BACKGROUND: Myoelectric pattern recognition systems can decode movement intention to drive upper-limb prostheses. Despite recent advances in academic research, the commercial adoption of such systems remains low. This limitation is mainly due to the lack of classification robustness and a simultaneous requirement for a large number of electromyogram (EMG) electrodes. We propose to address these two issues by using a multi-modal approach which combines surface electromyography (sEMG) with inertial measurements (IMs) and an appropriate training data collection paradigm...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639478/relation-between-capacity-and-performance-in-paediatric-upper-limb-prosthesis-users
#15
Helen Lindner, Ayako Hiyoshi, Liselotte Hermansson
BACKGROUND: The International Classification of functioning, disability and health refers capacity to what an individual can do in a standardised environment and describes performance as what an individual really does and whether the individual encounters any difficulty in the real-life environment. Measures of capacity and performance can help to determine if there is any gap between them that may restrict participation. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between capacity scores obtained in a standardised clinical setting and proportional ease of performance obtained from a real-life environment...
February 2018: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567143/a-new-transalveolar-sinus-lift-procedure-for-single-implant-placement-the-ebanist-technique-a-technical-description-and-case-series
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Rosario Rizzo, Vittorio Checchi, Federico Marsili, Antonio Zani, Serena Incerti-Parenti, Luigi Checchi
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, there are many techniques to compensate bone atrophies of the posterior maxilla in order to obtain an implant-supported rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: This case series describes the Ebanist technique: a sinus lift procedure to be used in case of extremely resorbed bone crests (≤3 mm) allowing simultaneous implant placement. METHODS: With a dedicated cylindrical trephine bur, it is possible to harvest a cylinder of bone from a fresh mineralized frozen homologous bone block graft and to simultaneously create a trapdoor on the recipient site...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558347/total-hip-prosthesis-complication-periprosthetic-infection-with-external-fistulizing-due-to-enterobacter-cloacae-complex-multiple-drugs-resistance-a-clinical-case-report
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V Amorese, M Corda, M Donadu, D Usai, F Pisanu, F Milia, F Marras, A Sanna, D Delogu, V Mazzarello, G Manzoni, M Conti, G B Meloni, S Zanetti, C Doria
INTRODUCTION: The Enterobacter cloacae is a microorganism found in the intestinal flora of the majority of animals, including humans. Primary infections caused by E. cloacae are rare in immunocompetent patients, but are very common in hospital settings in newborns and immunocompromised patients, and can be aggravated by the insurgence of antibiotic resistance. The incidence of periprosthetic hip infections is just below 2%. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76year old woman with multiple comorbidities underwent surgical implantation of intermediary total hip prosthesis of the left hip, in a different health facility, in February 2014, after the basicervical fracture of the upper femur extremity due to trauma...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352604/osseointegrated-finger-prostheses-using-a-tripod-titanium-mini-plate
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Oscar J Manrique, Pedro Ciudad, Matthew Doscher, Federico Lo Torto, Ralph Liebling, Ricardo Galan
BACKGROUND: Digital amputation is a common upper extremity injury and can cause significant impairment in hand function, as well as psychosocial stigma. Currently, the gold standard for the reconstruction of such injuries involves autologous reconstruction. However, when this or other autologous options are not available, prosthetic reconstruction can provide a functionally and aesthetically viable alternative. This study describes a novel technique, known as a tripod titanium mini-plate, for osseointegrated digit prostheses, and reviews the outcomes in a set of consecutive patients...
March 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328563/patients-without-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-ionm-alerts-during-veptr-implantation-did-not-sustain-neurological-injury-during-subsequent-routine-expansions-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Jaren LaGreca, Tara Flynn, Patrick J Cahill, Amer Samdani, Michael G Vitale, Ron El-Hawary, John T Smith, Jonathan H Phillips, John M Flynn, Michael Glotzbecker, Sumeet Garg
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of intraoperative neurological monitoring (IONM) alerts and neurological injury during vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) treatment and evaluate the utility of IONM during VEPTR expansion procedures in patients who have not previously had neurological injury or IONM alerts. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, VEPTR procedures and IONM records were reviewed at 17 institutions for patients treated with VEPTR from 2005 to 2011...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293490/regenerative-peripheral-nerve-interfaces-for-the-treatment-of-postamputation-neuroma-pain-a-pilot-study
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Shoshana L Woo, Theodore A Kung, David L Brown, James A Leonard, Brian M Kelly, Paul S Cederna
BACKGROUND: Originally designed for prosthetic control, regenerative peripheral nerve interfaces (RPNIs) prevent neuroma formation by providing free muscle grafts as physiological targets for peripheral nerve ingrowth. We report the first series of patients undergoing RPNI implantation for treatment of symptomatic postamputation neuromas. METHODS: A retrospective case series of all amputees undergoing RPNI implantation for treatment of symptomatic neuromas between November 2013 and June 2015 is presented...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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