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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453410/does-lymphedema-severity-affect-quality-of-life-simple-question-challenging-answers
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Teresa S Lee, Carol M Morris, Sharon A Czerniec, Andrea J Mangion
PURPOSE: Lymphedema can have a negative impact on the function and quality of life (QOL) of patients, but most studies have examined lymphedema as a binary variable, rather than a multidimensional disease that ranges in severity. This study explored the potential impact of lymphedema severity on function and overall QOL. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of the 54 lymphedema patients recruited, 40 reported their most severe swelling to be in a limb. These participants underwent bioimpedance measurement (L-Dex(®)) and completed either the disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and hand (DASH) questionnaire or the lower extremity functional scale (LEFS)...
April 28, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448628/determinants-of-formal-care-use-and-expenses-among-in-home-elderly-in-jing-an-district-shanghai-china
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Fen Li, Xinye Fang, Jiechun Gao, Hansheng Ding, Changying Wang, Chunyan Xie, Yitong Yang, Chunlin Jin
The need for formal care among the elderly population has been increasing due to their greater longevity and the evolution of family structure. We examined the determinants of the use and expenses of formal care among in-home elderly adults in Shanghai. A two-part model based on the data from the Shanghai Long-Term Care Needs Assessment Questionnaire was applied. A total of 8428 participants responded in 2014 and 7100 were followed up in 2015. The determinants of the probability of using formal care were analyzed in the first part of the model and the determinants of formal care expenses were analyzed in the second part...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448584/sarcopenia-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-not-yet-on-dialysis-analysis-of-the-prevalence-and-associated-factors
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Viviane Angelina de Souza, Dílmerson Oliveira, Sérgio Ribeiro Barbosa, José Otávio do Amaral Corrêa, Fernando Antônio Basile Colugnati, Henrique Novais Mansur, Natália Maria da Silva Fernandes, Marcus Gomes Bastos
INTRODUCTION: Sarcopenia is a chronic condition that is associated with aging and characterized by a reduction of muscle mass, strength, and function. Sarcopenia is prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and associated with increased morbidity and mortality, as well as cardiovascular complications. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of sarcopenia in patients with CKD not yet on dialysis and its correlation with clinical and laboratory variables and inflammatory markers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448392/a-retrospective-study-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-concentration-of-hypertonic-saline-on-efficacy-and-safety-of-epidural-adhesiolysis
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Eun Joo Choi, Yong Jae Yoo, Pyung Bok Lee, Yong-Chul Kim, Sang Chul Lee, Jee Youn Moon
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous epidural adhesiolysis (PEA) is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed to relieve low back and/or lower limb pain secondary to adhesions or scarring in the epidural space that is refractory to conservative treatment. The optimal concentration of hypertonic saline might be an important factor in the safety and efficacy of PEA. We evaluated differences in the efficacy and safety of 2 concentrations of hypertonic saline (5% and 10%) used in lumbar PEA at our institutions in a retrospective study...
April 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448325/combined-spinal-epidural-anesthesia-with-dexmedetomidine-based-sedation-for-multiple-corrective-osteotomies-in-a-child-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-iii-a-case-report
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Anju Gupta, Geeta Kamal, Nishkarsh Gupta, Anil Aggarwal
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare disabling genetic connective tissue disorder. General anesthesia in these patients is associated with increased risks. Regional anesthesia is favored wherever feasible, but there are limited reports of use of a sole regional technique in OI in pediatric patients. Moreover, combined spinal-epidural anesthesia has never been described previously. We are reporting the use of combined spinal-epidural anesthesia for a prolonged surgery (multiple osteotomies) of lower limbs in a 10-year-old wheelchair-bound child with OI type III...
April 26, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447871/the-effects-of-specialization-and-sex-on-anterior-y-balance-performance-in-high-school-athletes
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Madeline M Miller, Jessica L Trapp, Eric G Post, Stephanie M Trigsted, Timothy A McGuine, M Alison Brooks, David R Bell
BACKGROUND: Sport specialization and movement asymmetry have been separately discussed as potential risk factors for lower extremity injury. Early specialization may lead to the development of movement asymmetries that can predispose an athlete to injury, but this has not been thoroughly examined. HYPOTHESIS: Athletes rated as specialized would exhibit greater between-limb anterior reach asymmetry and decreased anterior reach distance on the Y-balance test (YBT) as compared with nonspecialized high school athletes, and these differences would not be dependent on sex...
April 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447587/appropriateness-of-duplex-ultrasound-assessment-on-venous-system-of-the-legs-a-two-month-preliminary-analysis
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Silvia Stegher, Maria Teresa Occhiuto, Daniela P Mazzaccaro, Paolo Carlo Righini, Alfredo Modafferi, Giovanni Malacrida, Giovanni Nano
AIM: The goal of this study is to evaluate the appropriateness to prescribe venous ultrasound of lower limbs. MATERIAL OF STUDY: Over a two months period, 1005 Duplex scans were performed by our Vascular Surgery Unit; out of the total, 225 exams were conducted on venous system of lower limbs. We retrospectively analyzed appropriateness of prescription (according to Lombardy District indications), urgency of prescription, time-lapse between application for the exams and its execution, positive or negative results, National Health System's sustained cost...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446871/prevalence-of-joint-gait-patterns-defined-by-a-delphi-consensus-study-is-related-to-gross-motor-function-topographical-classification-weakness-and-spasticity-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Angela Nieuwenhuys, Eirini Papageorgiou, Simon-Henri Schless, Tinne De Laet, Guy Molenaers, Kaat Desloovere
During a Delphi consensus study, a new joint gait classification system was developed for children with cerebral palsy (CP). This system, whose reliability and content validity have previously been established, identified 49 distinct joint patterns. The present study aims to provide a first insight toward the construct validity and clinical relevance of this classification system. The retrospective sample of convenience consisted of 286 patients with spastic CP (3-18 years old, GMFCS levels I-III, 166 with bilateral CP)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446350/the-first-aid-and-hospital-treatment-of-gunshot-and-blast-injuries
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Axel Franke, Dan Bieler, Benedikt Friemert, Robert Schwab, Erwin Kollig, Christoph Güsgen
BACKGROUND: When gunshot and blast injuries affect only a single person, first aid can always be delivered in conformity with the relevant guidelines. In contrast, when there is a dynamic casualty situation affecting many persons, such as after a terrorist attack, treatment may need to be focused on immediately life-threatening complications. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in Medline and on the authors' clinical experience...
April 7, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444683/-atypical-guillain-barre-syndrome-clustering-is-it-necessary-to-reconsider-the-diagnostic-criteria-and-microbiological-protocol
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A Dominguez-Mayoral, C Gutierrez, J M Lopez-Dominguez, S Eichau, J Abril, G Navarro-Mascarell, M A Quesada-Garcia, M Ramos, M Alvarez-Lopez, C Menendez-De Leon, G Izquierdo
INTRODUCTION: Guillain-Barre syndrome is classically defined as a symmetrical ascending acute polyradiculoneuropathy, although there are atypical variants that make diagnosis difficult. CASE REPORTS: The medical data of six patients in our hospital area are collected during the first quarter of 2013. Lumbar punctures, imaging, neurophysiological studies, ganglioside antibodies and serologies have been proposed in all cases. We focus on the atypical features as late hyporeflexia, increased frequency of asymmetry and distal paresis and initial fever...
May 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444434/quantitative-anatomy-of-the-primary-ossification-center-of-the-femoral-shaft-in-human-fetuses
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Mariusz Baumgart, Marcin Wiśniewski, Magdalena Grzonkowska, Mateusz Badura, Bogdan Małkowski, Michał Szpinda
PURPOSE: Early clinical distinction of congenital defects in the femur is extremely important, as it determines the prognosis of the development of the lower limb. This study was performed to quantitatively examine the primary center of ossification in the femoral shaft with respect to its linear, planar, and volumetric parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using methods of CT, digital-image analysis, and statistics, the size of the primary ossification center of the femoral shaft in 47 spontaneously aborted human fetuses aged 17-30 weeks was studied...
April 25, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444097/chronic-polyarthritis-as-the-first-manifestation-of-childhood-systemic-polyarteritis-nodosa
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Glaucia Vanessa Novak, Koken Hayashi, Kohei Sampa, Yosuke Okumura, Gabriela Ribeiro Viola Ferreira, Clovis Artur Silva
Arthritis has been reported as an acute pattern, generally evanescent with oligoarthritis, mostly affecting knees and ankles in childhood systemic polyarteritis nodosa. However, chronic polyarthritis with morning stiffness mimicking juvenile idiopathic arthritis has not been reported. We describe the case of a 4-year old girl who had additive and chronic polyarthritis with edema, tenderness, pain on motion and morning stiffness for 2 months. After 45 days, she also presented painful subcutaneous nodules and erythematous-violaceous lesions in the extensor region of upper and lower limbs...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443786/characterization-of-volitional-electromyographic-signals-in-the-lower-extremity-after-motor-complete-spinal-cord-injury
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Elizabeth Heald, Ronald Hart, Kevin Kilgore, P Hunter Peckham
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated the presence of intact axons across a spinal cord lesion, even in those clinically diagnosed with complete spinal cord injury (SCI). These axons may allow volitional motor signals to be transmitted through the injury, even in the absence of visible muscle contraction. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the presence of volitional electromyographic (EMG) activity below the lesion in motor complete SCI and to characterize this activity to determine its value for potential use as a neuroprosthetic command source...
April 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443579/determining-the-efficiency-of-different-preoperative-difficult-intubation-tests-on-patients-undergoing-caesarean-section
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İlker Yıldırım, Mehmet Turan İnal, Dilek Memiş, F Nesrin Turan
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy induced anatomical and physiological changes in the airway makes airway management difficult in obstetric patients, thus the preoperative evaluation of the airway is important for obstetric patients. AIMS: The first aim was determine the effectiveness of the modified mallampati test, the interincisor, sternomental, thyromental distances, the upper limb bite tests and the second aim was to access the effectiveness of the combination of the upper limb bite test with the other tests in obstetric patients...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443512/clinical-and-radiographic-features-of-knee-osteoarthritis-of-elderly-patients
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Hana Sahli, Aicha Ben Tekaya, Selim Daas, Ines Mahmoud, Rawdha Tekaya
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis is a common pathology, characterized by a prevalence that increases with age. Absence of anatomo-clinical correlation its management complex, particularly in a geriatric setting where it is not well studied. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to investigate the epidemio-clinical profile, functional impairment and radiographic features of knee osteoarthritis in the old patients versus younger patients (<65 years). METHODS: Cross-sectional study including patients who were monitored for 6 months at a rheumatology department for knee osteoarthritis...
April 25, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443231/clinical-characteristics-and-risk-factors-analysis-of-lung-metastasis-of-benign-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone
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Yongkun Yang, Zhen Huang, Xiaohui Niu, Hairong Xu, Yuan Li, Weifeng Liu
Pulmonary metastasis of benign giant cell tumor of bone is very rare, and its biological behavior is difficult to predict. In the present study, we analyzed the clinical characteristics of and related risk factors for pulmonary metastasis of this tumor. Forty-six patients with lung metastasis were analyzed. In total, 60.9% of the primary tumors were located around the knee joint. The Campanacci stage of all tumors was stage 3. Surgery of the primary tumor included curettage in 37 patients, resection in 8, and amputation in 1...
June 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442846/gunshot-pellet-migration-to-the-right-ventricle-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Wu Jiachang, Zhao Haien, Luo Yuanguo, Wang Lei, Lin Zhoudan, Yang Hua
The diagnosis and management of injuries of the heart or the great vessels continues to be a major surgical challenge in the past and now. This case study introduces the conservative management of a patient who developed a venous bullet embolus after being shot in the lower extremities. In this case report, we aim to review some of the literature on bullet emboli and to raise awareness of its existence. It was concluded that for bullets left in the limbs, bullet position in relation with peripheral vessels should be evaluated carefully to treat and avoid the bullets moving along with the bloodstream...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442700/the-role-of-the-itln1-gene-rs2274907-polymorphism-in-diabetic-foot-patients
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Beata Mrozikiewicz-Rakowska, Agnieszka Sobczyk-Kopcioł, Konrad Szymański, Piotr Nehring, Patryk Szatkowski, Joanna Bartkowiak-Wieczorek, Anna Bogacz, Anna Aniszczuk, Wojciech Drygas, Rafał Płoski, Leszek Czupryniak
INTRODUCTION    Diabetic foot (DF) is a devastating complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that occurs due to neuropathy and/or atherosclerosis of the lower limbs. Omentin (encoded by the ITLN1 gene) has been implicated as a protective factor in vascular complications of diabetes, likely due to its endothelial vasodilator activity and its anti-inflammatory actions. However, susceptibility to DF in terms of ITLN1 gene polymorphisms has not been studied. OBJECTIVES    This study aimed to evaluate the association between ITLN1 gene polymorphism rs2274907and the occurrence of DF in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
April 25, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442207/tibio-talo-calcaneal-fusion-after-limb-salvage-procedures-a-retrospective-study
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Lukas Zak, Gerald E Wozasek
BACKGROUND: The treatment of limb threatening trauma on the distal tibia or hindfoot often results in posttraumatic osteoarthritis requiring tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis. The purpose of this study was to present a case series of patients undergoing various techniques of joint fusion after bone reconstruction and deformity correction as a salvage procedure. The study should help trauma surgeons making decisions in limb salvage and deformity correction in complex lower leg and foot injuries by presenting options and treatment strategies...
April 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440565/lower-limb-muscle-function-and-exercise-performance-in-lung-cancer
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Matthew Maddocks, Catherine Granger
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April 25, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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