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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646745/automatic-postural-responses-are-generated-according-to-feet-orientation-and-perturbation-magnitude
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Nametala Maia Azzi, Daniel Boari Coelho, Luis Augusto Teixeira
This investigation aimed to assess the effect of feet orientation angle in upright stance on automatic postural responses (APRs) to mechanical perturbations of different magnitudes. Perturbation was produced by releasing suddenly a load attached to the participant's trunk, leading to forward body sway. We evaluated APRs to loads corresponding to 5% (low) and 10% (high) of the participant's body weight, comparing the following feet orientations: parallel, preferred (M=10.46°), 15° and 30° for each foot regarding the body midline...
June 21, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646005/the-only-way-is-up-the-special-measures-trust-that-got-back-on-its-feet
#2
Adrian O'Dowd
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644723/performance-evaluation-of-mobile-downflow-booths-for-reducing-airborne-particles-in-the-workplace
#3
Li-Ming Lo, Braden Hocker, Austin E Steltz, John Kremer, H Amy Feng
Compared to other common control measures, the downflow booth is a costly engineering control used to contain airborne dust or particles. The downflow booth provides unidirectional filtered airflow from the ceiling, entraining released particles away from the workers' breathing zone, and delivers contained airflow to a lower level exhaust for removing particulates by filtering media. In this study, we designed and built a mobile downflow booth that is capable of quick assembly and easy size change to provide greater flexibility and particle control for various manufacturing processes or tasks...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642342/survival-of-contagious-ovine-digital-dermatitis-codd-associated-treponemes-on-disposable-gloves-after-handling-codd-affected-feet
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J W Angell, S R Clegg, D H Grove-White, R W Blowey, S D Carter, J S Duncan, N J Evans
Both contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD) and bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) are causes of infectious lameness in sheep and cattle, respectively, and are strongly associated with the presence of specific treponemes, with three different cultivable phylogroups commonly isolated: Treponema medium, Treponema phagedenis and Treponema pedis The aim of this study was to investigate the potential to transmit CODD-associated Treponema species via gloves used when handling visibly clinically affected animals...
June 22, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641376/height-weight-and-aerobic-fitnessin-relation-to-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation
#5
Casey Crump, Jan Sundquist, Marilyn A Winkleby, Kristina Sundquist
Tall stature or obesity has been associated with higher risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), but reported effects of aerobic fitness have been conflicting. A national cohort study was conducted to examine interactions between height or weight and aerobic fitness among 1,547,478 Swedish military conscripts during 1969-1997 (97-98% of all 18-year-old males) in relation to AF identified from nationwide inpatient and outpatient diagnoses through 2012 (maximum age 62). Increased height, weight, or aerobic fitness (but not muscular strength) at age 18 was associated with higher AF risk in adulthood...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638999/osteopontin-and-clusterin-levels-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-differential-association-with-peripheral-autonomic-nerve-function
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Raelene E Maser, M James Lenhard, Ryan T Pohlig, P Babu Balagopal
Osteopontin (OPN) and clusterin are secreted glycoproteins potentially associated with nerve function. Sudomotor dysfunction is associated with the development of foot ulcerations. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential relationship of OPN and clusterin with sudomotor function (i.e., autonomic nerves that control sweating) in participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Sudomotor function was assessed using SUDOSCAN® which measures electrochemical skin conductance (ESC) of the hands and feet...
June 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637914/soiled-adhesive-pads-shear-clean-by-slipping-a-robust-self-cleaning-mechanism-in-climbing-beetles
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Guillermo J Amador, Thomas Endlein, Metin Sitti
Animals using adhesive pads to climb smooth surfaces face the problem of keeping their pads clean and functional. Here, a self-cleaning mechanism is proposed whereby soiled feet would slip on the surface due to a lack of adhesion but shed particles in return. Our study offers an in situ quantification of self-cleaning performance in fibrillar adhesives, using the dock beetle as a model organism. After beetles soiled their pads by stepping into patches of spherical beads, we found that their gait was significantly affected...
June 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637356/-footsnap-a-new-mobile-application-for-standardizing-diabetic-foot-images
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Moi Hoon Yap, Katie E Chatwin, Choon-Ching Ng, Caroline A Abbott, Frank L Bowling, Satyan Rajbhandari, Andrew J M Boulton, Neil D Reeves
BACKGROUND: We describe the development of a new mobile app called "FootSnap," to standardize photographs of diabetic feet and test its reliability on different occasions and between different operators. METHODS: FootSnap was developed by a multidisciplinary team for use with the iPad. The plantar surface of 30 diabetic feet and 30 nondiabetic control feet were imaged using FootSnap on two separate occasions by two different operators. Reproducibility of foot images was determined using the Jaccard similarity index (JSI)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636109/xq26-1-26-3-duplication-including-mospd1-and-gpc3-identified-in-boy-with-short-stature-and-double-outlet-right-ventricle
#9
Yukiko Hirota, Takaomi Minami, Tomoyuki Sato, Akiko Yokomizo, Auimi Matsumoto, Masahide Goto, Eriko Jinbo, Takanori Yamamgata
Xq25q26 duplication syndrome has been reported in individuals with clinical features such as short stature, intellectual disability, syndromic facial appearance, small hands and feet, and genital abnormalities. The symptoms are related to critical chromosome regions including Xq26.1-26.3. In this particular syndrome, no patient with congenital heart disease was previously reported. Here, we report a 6-year-old boy with typical symptoms of Xq25q26 duplication syndrome and double outlet right ventricle (DORV) with pulmonary atresia (PA)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635084/primary-tumor-sites-in-relation-to-ultraviolet-radiation-exposure-and-skin-visibility-correlate-with-survival-in-cutaneous-melanoma
#10
Daniela Gordon, Johan Hansson, Sandra Eloranta, Max Gordon, Peter Gillgren, Karin E Smedby
The prognostic value of detailed anatomic site and ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure patterns has not been fully determined in cutaneous melanoma. Thus, we reviewed medical records for detailed site in a population-based retrospective Swedish patient cohort diagnosed with primary invasive melanoma 1976 - 2003 (n=5,973). We followed the patients from date of diagnosis until death, emigration or December 31(st) 2013, and evaluated melanoma-specific survival by subsite in a multivariable regression model adjusting for established prognostic factors...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634696/prominent-midfoot-involvement-in-children-with-enthesitis-related-arthritis-category-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Sanat Phatak, Namita Mohindra, Abhishek Zanwar, Amita Aggarwal
Foot involvement is common in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) but is often unrecognized and difficult to treat. This study was done to assess clinical and radiological involvement of the feet and its impact on function in Indian children with enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA). We enrolled consecutive children with ERA with disease duration of less than 5 years. All patients underwent clinical examination of the feet and filled the juvenile arthritis foot index (JAFI) questionnaire. Ultrasound (US) of foot joints and entheses and extremity magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of one foot were done...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633780/subtalar-coalitions-does-the-morphology-of-the-subtalar-joint-involvement-influence-outcomes-after-coalition-excision
#12
Susan T Mahan, Victoria I Prete, Samantha A Spencer, James R Kasser, Sarah D Bixby
Posteromedial subtalar (PMST) coalitions are a recently described anatomic subtype of tarsal coalitions. We compared with clinical patient-based outcomes of patients with PMST and standard middle facet (MF) coalitions who had undergone surgical excision of their coalition. The included patients had undergone surgical excision of a subtalar tarsal coalition, preoperative computed tomography (CT), and patient-based outcomes measures after surgery (including the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [AOFAS] scale and University of California, Los Angeles [UCLA], activity score)...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633771/relationship-of-cuboid-height-to-plantar-ulceration-and-other-radiographic-parameters-in-midfoot-charcot-neuroarthropathy
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Andrew J Meyr, Joshua A Sebag
The objective of the present investigation was to examine the effect of cuboid height on the presence of plantar midfoot ulceration and the relationship of cuboid height to other commonly performed radiographic parameters during evaluation of midfoot Charcot neuroarthropathy. A retrospective analysis was performed of 68 feet in 60 subjects who met the inclusion criteria. We did not observe statistically significant differences in the presence of a plantar midfoot ulceration when considering a cuboid height threshold of 0...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632746/body-part-compatibility-effects-are-modulated-by-the-tendency-for-women-to-experience-negative-social-comparative-emotions-and-the-body-type-of-the-model
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Eva Pila, Kimberely Jovanov, Timothy N Welsh, Catherine M Sabiston
Although exposure to physique-salient media images of women's bodies has been consistently linked with negative psychological consequences, little is known about the cognitive processes that lead to these negative effects. The present study employed a novel adaptation of a computerized response time (RT) task to (i) assess implicit cognitive processing when exposed to the body of another individual, and (ii) examine individual differences in social comparative emotions that may influence the cognitive processing of human bodies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632662/treatment-of-incomplete-jones-fractures-with-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-lipus
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Tateishi Tomohiko, Tsuyoshi Nagase, Teruhiko Nakagawa, Tsuchiya Masamitsu
OBJECTIVE: Stress fractures of the proximal epiphysis of the fifth metatarsal bone (termed Jones fracture) frequently occur in both senior high-school-age and older contestant-level soccer players, and its incidence in Japanese soccer players is higher than that in European players. Surgery is most commonly indicated for a complete fracture, and about 3 months are required before the patient is able to return to the sport. We have performed a "Jones fracture screening" to reduce the incidence of these fractures...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631474/a-flexible-dual-mode-tactile-sensor-derived-from-three-dimensional-porous-carbon-architecture
#16
Zifeng Wang, Ruijuan Jiang, Guangming Li, Yiyan Chen, Zijie Tang, Yukun Wang, Zhuoxin Liu, Hongbo Jiang, Chunyi Zhi
Detecting and monitoring varieties of human activities is one of the most essential functions and design purposes of different kinds of wearable sensors. Apart from excellent sensitivity and durability, limited by the materials, most of the sensors reported in the literatures are only capable of detecting signals based on sole mechanism. In this work, a dual-mode flexible sensor derived from high temperature pyrolysized 3D carbon sponge (C-Sponge) was proposed as peculiar sensor materials that are able to detect human activities based on fundamentally different mechanisms, either by triboelectric effect or by piezoresistive effect...
June 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631280/age-and-sex-associated-morphological-variations-of-metatarsal-torsional-patterns-in-humans
#17
Masateru Kitashiro, Naomichi Ogihara, Tetsuro Kokubo, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura, Takeo Nagura
It has been demonstrated that the torsional patterns of the metatarsal heads are associated with the presence or absence of the medial longitudinal arch in hominoid feet. The relatively untwisted second metatarsal is unique in humans, but that of the African apes is much more inverted, suggesting that the torsion of the second metatarsal might represent the overall shape and flatness of the foot. Some clinical studies have recently argued that the onset of foot pathologies such as hallux valgus might be related to the torsional pattern of the metatarsals...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629466/intra-articular-injection-in-the-knee-of-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-stromal-vascular-fraction-and-platelet-rich-plasma-for-osteoarthritis
#18
Himanshu Bansal, Kristin Comella, Jerry Leon, Poonam Verma, Diwaker Agrawal, Prasad Koka, Thomas Ichim
BACKGROUND: Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) can easily be obtained from a mini-lipoaspirate procedure of fat tissue and platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be obtained from peripheral blood. We evaluated the safety and preliminary efficacy of administering SVF and PRP intra-articularly into patients with osteoarthritis grade 1 and 2. METHODS: A total of ten patients underwent a local tumescent liposuction procedure to remove approximately 100 ml of fat tissue from the abdomen...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629299/farm-and-cow-level-prevalence-of-bovine-digital-dermatitis-on-dairy-farms-in-taranaki-new-zealand
#19
D A Yang, C Heuer, R Laven, W D Vink, R N Chesterton
AIMS: This aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the herd and cow-level prevalence of bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) in dairy farms in the northern Taranaki region of New Zealand, and to identify whether there was any spatial clustering of herds with the disease. METHODS: A survey of 224 dairy farms in the northern Taranaki region of New Zealand was undertaken from September 2014 to February 2015. Following training in robust criteria to confirm BDD visually, a technician inspected the rear feet of every milking cow on the farms during milking...
June 19, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627712/acral-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-with-myoid-differentiation-a-report-of-two-cases
#20
Tariq Al-Zaid, Hatim Khoja
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a low-grade mesenchymal neoplasm with a tendency for local recurrence; it is rarely metastatic. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans typically arises in the trunk and proximal extremities. However, it can arise in unusual sites such as the hands and feet. Several variants have been described, including DFSP with myoid differentiation, which is very uncommon. This variant tends to be observed more with the fibrosarcomatous variant, and it can be either in the form of myoid bundles and nodules with no vascular relationship or represent hyperplastic blood vessels within the tumor...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
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