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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161264/proprioceptive-assessment-in-clinical-settings-evaluation-of-joint-position-sense-in-upper-limb-post-stroke-using-a-robotic-manipulator
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Sara Contu, Asif Hussain, Simone Kager, Aamani Budhota, Vishwanath A Deshmukh, Christopher W K Kuah, Lester H L Yam, Liming Xiang, Karen S G Chua, Lorenzo Masia, Domenico Campolo
Proprioception is a critical component for motor functions and directly affects motor learning after neurological injuries. Conventional methods for its assessment are generally ordinal in nature and hence lack sensitivity. Robotic devices designed to promote sensorimotor learning can potentially provide quantitative precise, accurate, and reliable assessments of sensory impairments. In this paper, we investigate the clinical applicability and validity of using a planar 2 degrees of freedom robot to quantitatively assess proprioceptive deficits in post-stroke participants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160765/antithrombotic-treatment-in-peripheral-artery-disease
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Dan-Mircea Olinic, Dan Alexandru Tataru, Calin Homorodean, Mihail Spinu, Maria Olinic
This review treats antithrombotic use for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). In asymptomatic patients, there are no scientific data to support single antiplatelet therapy (SAPT) for primary prophylaxis. In symptomatic PAD, SAPT with aspirin or clopidogrel is indicated. The efficacy of aspirin is controversial. Clopidogrel may be preferred over aspirin. Ticagrelor is not superior to clopidogrel in reducing major adverse cardiovascular events and major adverse limb events, but lowers the risk of ischaemic stroke...
November 21, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160372/an-experimental-study-of-ascorbic-acid-effects-in-acute-renal-failure-under-general-anesthesia
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Omur Ozturk, Sefer Ustebay, Huseyin Avni Eroglu, Murat Günay, Yasemen Adali, İlksen Donmez, Mesut Erbas
PURPOSE: To evaluate the preventive effect of ascorbic acid on sevoflurane-induced acute renal failure in an experimental rat model. METHODS: Twenty-four adult male Wistar rats were randomly distributed into three groups. Subjects were allocated into 3 groups: Group I received sevoflurane only, whereas Groups II and III had moderate (150 mg/kg) and high (300 mg/kg) doses of AA in addition to sevoflurane, respectively. Rhabdomyolysis and myohemoglobinuric ARF was formed by intramuscular administration of glycerol on the upper hind limb on the 15th minute of inhalation anesthesia...
October 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159873/orthopaedic-manifestations-within-the-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Jelle F Homans, Isabel N Tromp, Dino Colo, Tom P C Schlösser, Moyo C Kruyt, Vincent F X Deeney, Terrence B Crowley, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, René M Castelein
The 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11.2DS) is the most common microdeletion syndrome with an estimated prevalence of 1:4,000 live births. 22q11.2DS is known to have wide phenotypic variability, including orthopaedic manifestations. The purpose of this systematic review is to increase the awareness of orthopaedic manifestations associated with 22q11.2DS. This systematic review was performed according to the PRISMA Guidelines. Original epidemiological studies on the prevalence of orthopaedic manifestations within 22q11...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159074/only-some-patients-with-bulbar-and-spinal-muscular-atrophy-may-develop-cardiac-disease
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Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger
Objectives: According to recent publications, some patients with spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (BSMA) develop cardiac disease, manifesting as ST-segment abnormalities, Brugada-syndrome, dilative cardiomyopathy, or sudden cardiac death. Here we present neurological and cardiac data of a BSMA patient who was followed up for 10 y. Case report: In a male patient aged 47 y, BSMA was diagnosed at age 37 y upon the typical clinical presentation (postural tremor since age 12 y, dysarthria since age 15 y, muscle cramps since age 29 y, general myalgias since age 32 y, general fasciculations since age 34 y, myoclonic jerks, easy fatigability, dyspnea upon exercise since age 36 y) and a CAG-repeat expansion of 47 ± 1 repeats in the androgen-receptor gene detected at age 37 y...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158959/the-relationship-between-pre-operative-and-twelve-week-post-operative-y-balance-and-quadriceps-strength-in-athletes-with-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear
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Cassidy Hallagin, J Craig Garrison, Kalyssa Creed, James M Bothwell, Shiho Goto, Joseph Hannon
Background: Pre-operative quadriceps strength may have a positive influence on post-operative function and outcomes at time of return to sport. Little consideration has been given to quadriceps strength during the early post-operative timeframes. Twelve-week post-operative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R) is considered a critical time point for progression in the rehabilitation process. There is currently limited research looking at the relationship between clinical measurements pre-operatively and at 12-weeks following ACL-R...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158866/-tb-hiv-co-infection-associated-with-kaposi-s-sarcoma-under-opioid-substitution-treatment-using-methadone-about-a-case
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Viviane Marie Pierre Cisse Diallo, Louise Fortes Deguenonvo, Khardiata Diallo Mbaye, Daye Ka, Ndeye Aissatou Lakhe, Ibrahima Ndiaye, Daouda Thioub, Sylvie Audrey Diop Nyafouna, Aminata Massaly, Alassane Dièye, Moustapha Diop, Cheikh Tidiane Ndour, Moussa Seydi
Late diagnosis of HIV infection can be fatal because it favors the appearance of opportunistic infections whose management requires the use of several molecules which can cause drug interactions. We report the case of a 45-year old female patient under heroin substitution treatment, using methadone and with HIV1 under antiretroviral treatment. This patient had nonspecific pulmonary appearance associated with dry nagging cough and progressive dyspnea evolving in a feverish context. Moreover, clinical examination showed left lower limb lymphedema with painless angiomatous nodules evolving over three years associated with plaques, angiomatous nodules occurred more recently at the level of the anterior face of the thorax...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158060/meta-analysis-of-the-outcome-after-postcardiotomy-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-adult-patients
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Fausto Biancari, Andrea Perrotti, Magnus Dalén, Mariapia Guerrieri, Antonio Fiore, Daniel Reichart, Angelo M Dell'Aquila, Giuseppe Gatti, Tero Ala-Kokko, Eeva-Maija Kinnunen, Tuomas Tauriainen, Sidney Chocron, Juhani K E Airaksinen, Vito G Ruggieri, Debora Brascia
OBJECTIVE: This study was planned to pool existing data on outcome and to evaluate the efficacy of postcardiotomy venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) in adult patients. DESIGN: Systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis. SETTING: Multi-institutional study. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients with acute heart failure immediately after cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS: VA-ECMO after cardiac surgery...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157992/complications-associated-with-the-techniques-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-patients-under-18-years-old-a-systematic-review
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W Tovar-Cuellar, F Galván-Villamarín, J Ortiz-Morales
OBJECTIVE: Determine the complications related to the different techniques for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in patients under 18 years old. METHODOLOGY: Systematic review using the databases Medline, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Embase (until July 2016), additional studies were included conducting a search of the references of previous studies. The terms included in the search were: «cruciate», «ligament», «anterior», «immature», «complications», «outcome», «acl reconstruction»,« cruciate ligament anterior reconstruction», «children», «child», «infants», «adolescent», «open physis», «growth plate» and «skeletally immature»...
November 17, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157940/annular-and-polycyclic-lesions-on-the-lower-limbs
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V Velasco-Tamariz, J L Rodríguez-Peralto, A Guerra-Tapia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157737/predicting-successful-prosthetic-rehabilitation-in-major-lower-limb-amputation-patients-a-15-year-retrospective-cohort-study
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Inés Fajardo-Martos, Olga Roda, Ramón Zambudio-Periago, Aurora Bueno-Cavanillas, Fidel Hita-Contreras, Indalecio Sánchez-Montesinos
OBJECTIVE: To determine and compare specific factors that could be associated and predictive with successful prosthetic rehabilitation in major lower-limb amputations. METHODS: A 15-year long (2000-2014) retrospective observational cohort study was conducted. Two different criteria were used to define successful prosthetic rehabilitation: (1) the ability to walk at least 45m, regardless of assistive devices; and (2) walking >45m without other ambulatory aids than one cane (if required)...
November 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157680/immediate-and-late-outcomes-of-endovascular-therapy-for-lower-extremity-arteries-in-buerger-disease
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Dae-Hoon Kim, Young-Guk Ko, Chul-Min Ahn, Dong-Ho Shin, Jung-Sun Kim, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Donghoon Choi, Myeong-Ki Hong, Yangsoo Jang
OBJECTIVE: Buerger disease is a rare inflammatory vasculopathy presenting with severe claudication or critical limb ischemia. In this study, we sought to evaluate the feasibility and clinical outcomes of endovascular therapy for Buerger disease involving arteries in the lower extremities. METHODS: Between January 2006 and May 2016, there were 44 Buerger disease patients (43 men; mean age, 40.4 ± 9.6 years) with 50 target limbs treated by endovascular therapy at the Severance Cardiovascular Hospital...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157212/fine-motor-skills-in-a-population-of-children-in-remote-australia-with-high-levels-of-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-and-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder
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Robyn Doney, Barbara R Lucas, Rochelle E Watkins, Tracey W Tsang, Kay Sauer, Peter Howat, Jane Latimer, James P Fitzpatrick, June Oscar, Maureen Carter, Elizabeth J Elliott
BACKGROUND: Many children in the remote Fitzroy Valley region of Western Australia have prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Individuals with PAE can have neurodevelopmental impairments and be diagnosed with one of several types of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Fine motor skills can be impaired by PAE, but no studies have developed a comprehensive profile of fine motor skills in a population-based cohort of children with FASD. We aimed to develop a comprehensive profile of fine motor skills in a cohort of Western Australian children; determine whether these differed in children with PAE or FASD; and establish the prevalence of impairment...
November 21, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156302/monitoring-the-effect-of-football-match-congestion-on-hamstring-strength-and-lower-limb-flexibility-potential-for-secondary-injury-prevention
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Martin Wollin, Kristian Thorborg, Tania Pizzari
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of competitive football match congestion on hamstring strength and lower limb flexibility. DESIGN: Repeated measures. SETTING: Elite male youth football. PARTICIPANTS: Fifteen male elite youth football players from the national football association centre of excellence were included (age = 15.81 ±0.65 years, height = 171.95 ±6.89 cm, weight = 65.93 ±7.53 kg). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Hamstring strength and pain, ankle dorsiflexion, hip extension, knee extension and flexion range of motion...
September 15, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156096/males-that-drop-a-sexually-selected-weapon-grow-larger-testes
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Paul N Joseph, Zachary Emberts, Daniel A Sasson, Christine W Miller
Costly sexually selected weapons are predicted to trade off with postcopulatory traits, such as testes. Although weapons can be important for achieving access to females, individuals of some species can permanently drop (i.e. autotomize) their weapons, without regeneration, to escape danger. We capitalized on this natural behavior to experimentally address whether the loss of a sexually selected weapon leads to increased testes investment in the leaf-footed cactus bug, Narnia femorata Stål (Hemiptera: Coreidae)...
November 20, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155725/an-efficient-and-reproducible-protocol-for-distraction-osteogenesis-in-a-rat-model-leading-to-a-functional-regenerated-femur
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Martine Pithioux, Flavy Roseren, Christian Jalain, Franck Launay, Philippe Charpiot, Patrick Chabrand, Sandrine Roffino, Edouard Lamy
This protocol describes the use of a newly developed external fixator for distraction osteogenesis in a rat femoral model. Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a surgical technique leading to bone regeneration after an osteotomy. The osteotomized extremities are moved away from each other by gradual distraction to reach the desired elongation. This procedure is widely used in humans for lower and upper limb lengthening, treatment after a bone nonunion, or the regeneration of a bone defect following surgery for bone tumor excision, as well as in maxillofacial reconstruction...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155119/high-serum-bilirubin-is-associated-with-lower-prevalence-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-among-cardiac-patients
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Michishige Ozeki, Hideaki Morita, Masatoshi Miyamura, Tomohiro Fujisaka, Shu-Ichi Fujita, Takahide Ito, Kensaku Shibata, Suguru Tanaka, Koichi Sohmiya, Masaaki Hoshiga, Nobukazu Ishizaka
Several studies have shown that subjects with higher serum bilirubin may have a lower risk of cardiovascular disorders. We herein investigated whether serum bilirubin concentration is associated with lower extremity ischemia among cardiology patients. In total, 935 patients without a history of angioplasty or bypass surgery of the lower limb arteries and who had bilateral ankle-brachial index measurements were included in the study. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) was defined to be present when ABI of either or both sides was <0...
November 18, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154969/adults-with-cystic-fibrosis-have-deficits-in-bone-structure-and-strength-at-the-distal-tibia-despite-similar-size-and-measuring-standard-and-relative-sites
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Kyle K Nishiyama, Sanchita Agarwal, Anna Kepley, Fernando Rosete, Yizhong Hu, X Edward Guo, Claire L Keating, Emily A DiMango, Elizabeth Shane
Individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) have lower bone mineral density (BMD) by DXA and are at higher risk of fracture than healthy controls. However, the 2-dimensional measurement of areal BMD (aBMD) provided by DXA is influenced by bone size and the true extent of the bone deficit is unclear. Our objective was to use high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) and individual trabecula segmentation (ITS) analysis to compare volumetric BMD (vBMD), microarchitecture and estimated strength at the distal radius and tibia in 26 young adults with CF and 26 controls matched for age, gender, and race...
November 14, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154693/epidemiology-of-injury-due-to-race-day-jockey-falls-in-professional-flat-and-jump-horse-racing-in-ireland-2011-2015
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Siobhan O'Connor, Giles Warrington, Adrian McGoldrick, SarahJane Cullen
CONTEXT:   Professional horse racing is considered a high-risk sport, yet the last analysis of fall and injury incidence in this sport in Ireland was completed between 1999 and 2006. OBJECTIVE:   To provide an updated analysis of the fall and injury incidence in professional flat and jump horse racing in Ireland from 2011 through 2015, compare it with the previous analysis, and detail the specific types and locations of injuries. DESIGN:   Descriptive epidemiology study...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154261/electrical-impedance-of-the-torso-is-associated-with-the-pressure-pain-threshold-on-myofascial-trigger-points-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-cross-sectional-study
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Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho, Marília Artese Barros, Alessandra Kelly de Oliveira, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro
BACKGROUND: Myofascial trigger points are dysfunctional structures present in skeletal muscles and are related to sensory, motor, and autonomic changes. Despite scientific advances in recent decades in the measurement of musculoskeletal pain, evaluation of this clinical phenomenon is supported with instruments that, although valid and reliable, have a considerable degree of subjectivity. OBJECTIVE: To correlate electrical impedance of the upper limbs and torso with pain intensity, functional capacity, catastrophizing, pressure pain threshold, and skin temperature on myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle of patients with neck pain...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
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