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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723914/safety-and-pharmacodynamics-of-dalazatide-a-kv1-3-channel-inhibitor-in-the-treatment-of-plaque-psoriasis-a-randomized-phase-1b-trial
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Eric J Tarcha, Chelsea M Olsen, Peter Probst, David Peckham, Ernesto J Muñoz-Elías, James G Kruger, Shawn P Iadonato
BACKGROUND: Dalazatide is a specific inhibitor of the Kv1.3 potassium channel. The expression and function of Kv1.3 channels are required for the function of chronically activated memory T cells, which have been shown to be key mediators of autoimmune diseases, including psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to evaluate the safety of repeat doses of dalazatide in adult patients with mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis. Secondary objectives were to evaluate clinical proof of concept and the effects of dalazatide on mediators of inflammation in the blood and on chronically activated memory T cell populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723835/a-modified-supine-position-facilitates-bladder-function-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Yisi Liu, Ying Zhang, Ying Wu, Malcolm Elliott
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is currently the most common intervention for cardiovascular disease. Standard care after PCI typically involves a period of bed rest in the supine position, but this position creates voiding difficulties. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine whether a modified supine position could facilitate bladder emptying after PCI. METHOD: A randomized controlled trial involving 300 patients was conducted...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720293/effect-of-claw-horn-lesion-type-and-severity-at-the-time-of-treatment-on-outcome-of-lameness-in-dairy-cows
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Giuliana G Miguel-Pacheco, Heather J Thomas, Jonathan N Huxley, Reuben F Newsome, Jasmeet Kaler
Prompt diagnosis and treatment of claw horn lesions in cattle affects the likelihood of recovery; however, it is unknown if the type of lesion influences the likelihood of recovery. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the type, severity and frequency of claw horn lesions in newly lame cows (lame for no more than 2 weeks) at the time of corrective foot trimming affects the probability of recovery from lameness after treatment. The images of 112 feet (224 claws) from newly lame cows (n=112; lame in only one hind foot), which were treated with a standardised therapeutic hoof trim only, were used to score claw horn lesions (sole ulcer, sole haemorrhage, white line haemorrhage or white line separation)...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719558/recurrence-of-hallux-valgus-can-be-predicted-from-immediate-postoperative-non-weight-bearing-radiographs
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Chul Hyun Park, Woo-Chun Lee
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to identify risk factors for the recurrence of hallux valgus deformity and to clarify whether recurrence after surgery to treat hallux valgus can be predicted using radiographic parameters assessed on immediate postoperative non-weight-bearing radiographs. METHODS: A proximal chevron osteotomy combined with a distal soft-tissue procedure was performed by a single surgeon to treat moderate to severe hallux valgus deformity in 93 patients (117 feet)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719274/risk-factors-for-podoconiosis-kamwenge-district-western-uganda-september-2015
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Christine Kihembo, Ben Masiira, William Z Lali, Gabriel K Matwale, Joseph K B Matovu, Frank Kaharuza, Alex R Ario, Immaculate Nabukenya, Issa Makumbi, Monica Musenero, Bao-Ping Zhu, Miriam Nanyunja
AbstractPodoconiosis, a noninfectious elephantiasis, is a disabling neglected tropical disease. In August 2015, an elephantiasis case-cluster was reported in Kamwenge District, western Uganda. We investigated to identify the disease's nature and risk factors. We defined a suspected podoconiosis case as onset in a Kamwenge resident of bilateral asymmetrical lower limb swelling lasting ≥ 1 month, plus ≥ 1 of the following associated symptoms: skin itching, burning sensation, plantar edema, lymph ooze, prominent skin markings, rigid toes, or mossy papillomata...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718240/ponseti-technique-for-management-of-congenital-idiopathic-club-foot
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Muhammad Qaisar Shah, Alamzeb Khan, Muhammad Shoaib Zardad, Rizwana Iqbal, Sajjad Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Clubfoot or congenital talipes equinovarus, is a congenital deformity of the foot. It consists of cavus, adduction, varus and equinus. This is due to medial displacement of navicular and calcaneus around the talus. Talus is in equinus. Medial deviation of the head and neck of talus is due to force of calcaneus on talus. METHODS: This descriptive case series study was conducted at Orthopaedic unit, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad from 1st August 2015 to 31st January 2016 to determine the frequency of idiopathic clubfoot correction, by using the Ponseti method...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715331/the-importance-of-haptics-in-generating-exoskeleton-gait-trajectory-using-alternate-motor-inputs
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Kiran K Karunakaran, Kevin M Abbruzzese, Hao Xu, Richard A Foulds
Human gait requires both haptic and visual feedback to generate and control rhythmic movements, and navigate environmental obstacles. Current lower extremity wearable exoskeletons that restore gait to individuals with paraplegia due to spinal cord injury rely completely on visual feedback to generate limited pre-programmed gait-variations, and generally provide little control by the user over the gait cycle. As an alternative to this limitation, we propose user control of gait in real time using healthy upper extremities...
July 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714884/design-and-implementation-of-a-smart-home-system-using-multisensor-data-fusion-technology
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Yu-Liang Hsu, Po-Huan Chou, Hsing-Cheng Chang, Shyan-Lung Lin, Shih-Chin Yang, Heng-Yi Su, Chih-Chien Chang, Yuan-Sheng Cheng, Yu-Chen Kuo
This paper aims to develop a multisensor data fusion technology-based smart home system by integrating wearable intelligent technology, artificial intelligence, and sensor fusion technology. We have developed the following three systems to create an intelligent smart home environment: (1) a wearable motion sensing device to be placed on residents' wrists and its corresponding 3D gesture recognition algorithm to implement a convenient automated household appliance control system; (2) a wearable motion sensing device mounted on a resident's feet and its indoor positioning algorithm to realize an effective indoor pedestrian navigation system for smart energy management; (3) a multisensor circuit module and an intelligent fire detection and alarm algorithm to realize a home safety and fire detection system...
July 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714381/gemcitabine-associated-pseudocellulitis-a-missed-diagnosis
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Dalvir Gill, Josh Schrader, Matthew Kelly, Fidel Martinez, Wajihuddin Syed, Jonathan Wright
We report a case of a 51-year-old male with past medical history significant for cholangiocarcinoma presented with two weeks of worsening bilateral lower extremity swelling and erythema. Patient has been on active chemotherapy for his cholangiocarcinoma with Gemcitabine weekly infusions. Physical exam was significant for bilaterally petechial rash coalescing into ecchymoses over the dorsum of the feet, sparing soles and toes, which dissipated into thinning petechiae more proximally. On labs he did not have any leukocytosis, his platelet count was 50 × 10(3)/µL and basic metabolic panel was benign...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713252/effect-of-postural-control-demands-on-early-visual-evoked-potentials-during-a-subjective-visual-vertical-perception-task-in-adolescents-with-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Yi-Tzu Chang, Ling-Fu Meng, Chun-Ju Chang, Po-Liang Lai, Chi-Wen Lung, Jen-Suh Chern
Subjective visual vertical (SVV) judgment and standing stability were separately investigated among patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Although, one study has investigated the central mechanism of stability control in the AIS population, the relationships between SVV, decreased standing stability, and AIS have never been investigated. Through event-related potentials (ERPs), the present study examined the effect of postural control demands (PDs) on AIS central mechanisms related to SVV judgment and standing stability to elucidate the time-serial stability control process...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712864/thermal-comfort-zone-of-the-hands-feet-and-head-in-males-and-females
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Urša Ciuha, Igor B Mekjavic
INTRODUCTION: The present study compared the thermal comfort zones (TCZ) of the hands, feet and head in eight male and eight female participants, assessed with water-perfused segments (WPS). METHODS: On separate occasions, and separated by a minimum of one day, participants were requested to regulate the temperature of three distal skin regions (hands, feet and head) within their TCZ. On each occasion they donned a specific water-perfused segment (WPS), either gloves, socks or hood for assessing the TCZ of the hands, feet and head, respectively...
July 13, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712036/synchronization-to-metrical-levels-in-music-depends-on-low-frequency-spectral-components-and-tempo
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Birgitta Burger, Justin London, Marc R Thompson, Petri Toiviainen
Previous studies have found relationships between music-induced movement and musical characteristics on more general levels, such as tempo or pulse clarity. This study focused on synchronization abilities to music of finely-varying tempi and varying degrees of low-frequency spectral change/flux. Excerpts from six classic Motown/R&B songs at three different tempos (105, 115, and 130 BPM) were used as stimuli in this experiment. Each was then time-stretched by a factor of 5% with regard to the original tempo, yielding a total of 12 stimuli that were presented to 30 participants...
July 15, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711274/clinical-association-lyme-disease-and-guillain-barre-syndrome
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Kinner Patel, Siddharth Shah, Dinesh Subedi
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a life-threatening condition in which patients may present to the Emergency Department in respiratory distress leading to death. The early identification and treatment of such a condition is paramount in preventing mortality. While there are many infections associated with GBS, the association with Lyme disease is uncommon. Through our case we aim to highlight Borrelia burgdorferi as an important antecedent infection associated with the development of GBS. In this case we report a 31-year-old male who was diagnosed with Lyme disease and GBS with relevant clinical presentation including progressive numbness and weakness in bilateral hands and feet for the past 1week along with areflexia...
July 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711085/risk-factors-for-positive-or-equivocal-margins-after-wide-local-excision-of-1345-cutaneous-melanomas
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Christopher J Miller, Thuzar M Shin, Joseph F Sobanko, John M Sharkey, John W Grunyk, Rosalie Elenitsas, Emily Y Chu, Brian C Capell, Michael E Ming, Jeremy R Etzkorn
BACKGROUND: Positive or equivocal margins after wide local excision (WLE) complicate surgical management of cutaneous melanoma. OBJECTIVE: To identify the frequency of and risk factors for positive or equivocal margins after WLE of cutaneous melanoma. METHODS: Retrospective, single-center, cross-sectional study of 1345 consecutive melanomas treated with WLE. RESULTS: The overall frequency of positive or equivocal margins was 4...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710191/unusual-sensory-variant-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Milena Semproni, Gillian Gibson, Laura Kuyper, Penny Tam
We describe a 52-year-old woman presenting with acute onset of severe burning paraesthesia in the hands and feet associated with allodynia and antalgic gait. At the time of admission to hospital no motor weakness was present. A diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) was considered when neurophysiological studies were completed showing convincing evidence of demyelination on motor conduction studies and sural sparing on sensory nerve studies.(1) We describe this case as a sensory variant of GBS. Clinical improvement followed treatment with a single course of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707737/-18-f-sodium-fluoride-positron-emission-tomography-of-the-equine-distal-limb-exploratory-study-in-three-horses
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M Spriet, P Espinosa, A Z Kyme, K L Phillips, S A Katzman, L D Galuppo, P Stepanov, D Beylin
BACKGROUND: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a cross-sectional, functional imaging modality that has recently become available to the horse. The use of (18) F-sodium fluoride ((18) F-NaF), a PET bone tracer, has never been reported in this species. OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of (18) F-NaF PET in the equine distal limb and explore possible applications in the horse in comparison with other imaging modalities. STUDY DESIGN: Exploratory descriptive study involving three research horses...
July 14, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706620/adams-oliver-syndrome-with-unusual-central-nervous-system-findings-and-an-extrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt
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Carlos Pérez-García, Yolanda Ruíz Martín, Alejandra Aguado Del Hoyo, Carlos Marín Rodríguez, Minia Campos Domínguez
We report a case of a premature neonate girl with scalp and skull defects and brachydactyly of the feet consistent with an Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS). The patient had central nervous system abnormalities, such as periventricular calcifications, hypoplastic corpus callosum, and bilateral hemispheric corticosubcortical hemorrhagic lesions. A muscular ventricular septal defect and a portosystemic shunt were diagnosed. To our knowledge, this is the first report of congenital supratentorial grey-white matter junction lesions without dural sinus thrombosis in association with AOS...
June 26, 2017: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705181/the-impact-of-antiretroviral-therapy-on-symptom-burden-among-hiv-outpatients-with-low-cd4-count-in-rural-uganda-nested-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Katie Wakeham, Richard Harding, Jonathan Levin, Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi, Anatoli Kamali, David G Lalloo
BACKGROUND: Individuals with HIV have a high prevalence of physical and psychological symptoms throughout their disease course. Despite the clinical and public health implications of unresolved pain and symptoms, little is known about the effect of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) on these outcomes. This study aimed to assess the impact on symptom burden for the year after ART initiation in individuals with a CD4 count <200 cells/uL in Uganda. METHODS: HIV-infected, ART-naıve adults referred from voluntary testing and counseling services in rural Uganda for enrollment into a randomized controlled trial to test fluconazole as primary prophylaxis against cryptococcal disease were invited to complete the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale-Short Form (MSAS-SF) prior to commencing ART and at two subsequent follow up visits...
July 13, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704685/dynamic-balance-changes-within-three-weeks-of-fitting-a-new-prosthetic-foot-component
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Jenny A Kent, Nicholas Stergiou, Shane R Wurdeman
Balance during walking is of high importance to prosthesis users and may affect walking during baseline observation and evaluation. The aim of this study was to determine whether changes in walking balance occurred during an adaptation period following the fitting of a new prosthetic component. Margin of stability in the medial-lateral direction (MOSML) and an anterior instability margin (AIM) were used to quantify the dynamic balance of 21 unilateral transtibial amputees during overground walking. Participants trialled two prosthetic feet presenting contrasting movement/balance constraints; a Higher Activity foot similar to that of their own prosthesis, and a Lower Activity foot...
July 5, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704304/arterial-tree-anomalies-in-patients-with-clubfoot-an-investigation-carried-out-at-soba-university-hospital
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Samir Shaheen, Mustafa E H Bahar, Almigdad H A Mohammed, Sara F A Elbadri, Ashok Johari
Vascular deficiencies and reduced perfusion of the anterior tibial artery and the dorsalis pedis artery were suggested as causes of congenital talipes equino varus (CTEV). In this study, we assessed the prevalence of arterial abnormalities in patients with CTEV (50 patients; 74 feet) compared with a normal control group (16 patients; 32 feet) by Doppler ultrasound and Ankle Brachial Index. The flow was normal in the control group and was deficient in 39.19% of clubfoot patients. In severe clubfoot cases, the deficiency was found to an extent of 76...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
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