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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771161/casting-protocols-following-bont-a-injections-to-treat-spastic-hypertonia-of-the-triceps-surae-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-and-equinus-gait-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Barbara Kelly, Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, Susan Berryman, Joe Hyndman, Ellen Wood
AIM: To study the effects of single versus serial casting post-Botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) injections on hypoextensibility of triceps surae in children, 2-7 years old, with cerebral palsy and equinus gait. METHODS: A randomized, stratified, parallel, two-group trial was conducted at a pediatric health center with assessments at baseline, precast, postcast and, 1-, 2-, and 6-month follow-ups. One week following BoNT-A injections into triceps surae muscle, a single below-knee cast (n = 10) or 3 serial casts (n = 10) were applied for 3 weeks...
May 17, 2018: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743109/muscle-and-tendon-morphology-alterations-in-children-and-adolescents-with-mild-forms-of-spastic-cerebral-palsy
#2
Annika Kruse, Christian Schranz, Markus Tilp, Martin Svehlik
BACKGROUND: Early detection of changes at the muscular level before a contracture develops is important to gain knowledge about the development of deformities in individuals with spasticity. However, little information is available about muscle morphology in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy (CP) without contracture or equinus gait. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the gastrocnemius medialis (GM) and Achilles tendon architecture of children and adolescents with spastic CP without contracture or equinus gait to that of typically developing (TD) children...
May 9, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714066/effect-of-ankle-foot-orthoses-on-gait-balance-and-gross-motor-function-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Mael Lintanf, Jean-Sébastien Bourseul, Laetitia Houx, Mathieu Lempereur, Sylvain Brochard, Christelle Pons
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) on gait, balance, gross motor function and activities of daily living in children with cerebral palsy. DATA SOURCES: Five databases were searched (Pubmed, Psycinfo, Web of Science, Academic Search Premier and Cochrane Library) before January 2018. REVIEW METHODS: Studies of the effect of AFOs on gait, balance, gross motor function and activities of daily living in children with cerebral palsy were included...
April 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705236/comparison-of-the-complication-incidence-in-open-versus-endoscopic-gastrocnemius-recession-a-retrospective-medical-record-review
#4
Richard C Harris, Kristin L Strannigan, Jason Piraino
Gastrocnemius recession is a practical and effective procedure to address gastrocnemius equinus. It has been shown that an equinus deformity can lead to the development of plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, and foot ulcerations. The 2 approaches to gastrocnemius recession are open and endoscopic. Both are viable options; however, both also have associated complications. We compared and evaluated the postoperative complications associated with these procedures. The electronic database of our orthopedics division at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, was retrospectively searched to identify all cases of gastrocnemius recession (Current Procedural Terminology [CPT] code 27687), and unlisted arthroscopy (CPT code 29999) from February 2006 to February 2016...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692760/the-road-to-infection-host-microbe-interactions-defining-the-pathogenicity-of-streptococcus-bovis-streptococcus-equinus-complex-members
#5
REVIEW
Christoph Jans, Annemarie Boleij
The Streptococcus bovis/Streptococcus equinus complex (SBSEC) comprises several species inhabiting the animal and human gastrointestinal tract (GIT). They match the pathobiont description, are potential zoonotic agents and technological organisms in fermented foods. SBSEC members are associated with multiple diseases in humans and animals including ruminal acidosis, infective endocarditis (IE) and colorectal cancer (CRC). Therefore, this review aims to re-evaluate adhesion and colonization abilities of SBSEC members of animal, human and food origin paired with genomic and functional host-microbe interaction data on their road from colonization to infection...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625849/abobotulinumtoxina-efficacy-and-safety-in-children-with-equinus-foot-previously-treated-with-botulinum-toxin
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Edward Dabrowski, Marcin Bonikowski, Mark Gormley, Magali Volteau, Philippe Picaut, Mauricio R Delgado
BACKGROUND: The effects of botulinum toxin are transient, and repeat injections are required in children with lower-limb spasticity. However, the efficacy of botulinum toxin in patients who have received previous injections has remained largely unexplored. METHODS: We present subgroup analyses of a phase III study conducted in ambulatory children (aged two to 17) with spastic equinus foot. Patients were randomized to single doses of abobotulinumtoxinA 10 U/kg/leg, 15 U/kg/leg, or placebo injected into the gastrocnemius-soleus complex (one or both legs)...
February 7, 2018: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606023/equinus-correction-during-multilevel-surgery-in-adults-with-cerebral-palsy
#7
Cornelia Putz, Eva Maria Mertens, Sebastian I Wolf, Andreas Geisbüsch, Mirjam Niklasch, Simone Gantz, Leonhard Döderlein, Thomas Dreher, Matthias C Klotz
BACKGROUND: Equinus foot deformity constitutes a common gait disorder in ambulatory adults with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (BSCP). The outcome after intramuscular aponeurotic lengthening in the context of single-event multilevel surgery (SEMLS) in adulthood has not been investigated. METHODS: We followed a group of 31 ambulatory adults with BSCP and equinus who underwent SEMLS including gastrocnemius-soleus intramuscular aponeurotic recession or Achilles tendon lengthening...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601106/skin-temperature-in-youth-soccer-players-with-functional-equinus-and-non-equinus-condition-after-running
#8
David Rodriguez Sanz, Marta Elena Losa Iglesias, Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, Patricia Palomo Lopez, Hector Beltran Alacreu, Cesar Calvo Lobo, Emmanuel Navarro Flores, Daniel Lopez Lopez
OBJECTIVES: To check how a thermal-IR camera can check skin temperature in Gastrocnemius-soleus Equinus condition and Non-Gastrocnemius-Soleus condition in youth soccer players and thus detect association between the extensibility of the triceps-surae (with Gastrocnemius-Soleus Equinus and Non-Gastrocnemius-Soleus Equinus) and the muscle temperature pattern. DESIGN: A Cross Sectional Study Secundary level of care. METHODS: Sample from an elite soccer academy in Madrid (Spain) 35 healthy male subjects (youth soccer-players) age 12...
March 30, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600671/-clinical-observation-of-osteotomy-and-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-severe-rigid-equinus-deformity
#9
Ling-Long Deng, Li Yu, Xing Zhao, Chi Wei, Bing Wang, Shao-Bo Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To explore clinical efficacy of osteotomy and fusion in treating severe rigid equinus deformity. METHODS: From April 2010 to October 2015, 13 patients(16 feet) with severe rigid equinus deformity were treated with osteotomy and fusion by hollow screw, including 6 males and 7 females aged from 39 to 62 years old with an average of(49.6±5.3) years old;the courses of diseases ranged from 5 to 27 years with an average of (9.0±4.8) years. Six patients (9 feet) were treated with osteotomy and fusion for three joints, 4 patients(4 feet) were treated with osteotomy and fusion for four joints, and 3 patients (3 feet) were treated with osteotomy and fusion for tibiotalar and calcaneal-talar joints...
March 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587833/use-of-hybrid-assistive-limb-hal-%C3%A2-for-a-postoperative-patient-with-cerebral-palsy-a-case-report
#10
Yuki Mataki, Hiroshi Kamada, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Yukiyo Shimizu, Ryoko Takeuchi, Masafumi Mizukami, Kenichi Yoshikawa, Kazushi Takahashi, Mayumi Matsuda, Nobuaki Iwasaki, Hiroaki Kawamoto, Yasuyoshi Wadano, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Masashi Yamazaki
BACKGROUND: The Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL® ) is an exoskeleton wearable robot suit that assists in voluntary control of knee and hip joint motion. There have been several studies on HAL intervention effects in stroke, spinal cord injury, and cerebral palsy. However, no study has investigated HAL intervention for patients with cerebral palsy after surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of using HAL in a postoperative patient with cerebral palsy. A 15-year-old boy was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy Gross Motor Function Classification System level IV, with knee flection contracture, equinus foot, and paralysis of the right upper extremity with adduction contracture...
March 27, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564076/the-deformity-correction-and-fixator-assisted-treatment-using-ilizarov-versus-taylor-spatial-frame-in-the-foot-and-ankle
#11
Yudha Manggala, Chayanin Angthong, Andri Primadhi, Supoj Kungwan
This study was to report the comparison of outcomes between Ilizarov ring fixator (IRF) and Taylor Spatial Frame® (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, Tenn.; TSF) in terms of the effectiveness of ankle-foot deformities correction, follow-up results, and complications. Fourteen patients with ankle-foot deformities were corrected using circular external fixation (IRF group = 7 patients; TSF group = 7 patients) and related procedures. Baseline data and treatment variables were recorded. The patients' mean age was 42...
December 14, 2017: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487437/determination-of-the-microbial-flora-in-traditional-%C3%A4-zmir-tulum-cheeses-by-denaturing-gradient-gel-electrophoresis
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Burcin Karabey, Didem Eroglu, Caner Vural, Guven Ozdemir, Oktay Yerlikaya, Ozer Kinik
In this study, it was aimed to determine microbial flora members in three traditional Tulum cheeses (C1, C2 and C3) produced in different villages and settlement areas in İzmir, Turkey. For this purpose, culture depended and 16S rRNA based culture independent methods were used. According to the results of culture depended method, Lactococcus spp., Enterococcus spp., Staphylococcus spp., Lactobacillus spp., Pediococcus spp. and yeast-mold were detected in all samples at different levels. In order to determine and identify both of the culturable and non-culturable microorganisms, denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) method was used...
March 2018: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482203/management-of-gait-impairments-in-chronic-unilateral-upper-motor-neuron-lesions-a-review
#13
Jorik Nonnekes, Nathalie Benda, Hanneke van Duijnhoven, Frits Lem, Noël Keijsers, Jan Willem K Louwerens, Allan Pieterse, Bertjo Renzenbrink, Vivian Weerdesteyn, Jaap Buurke, Alexander C H Geurts
Importance: Gait impairments are common in patients with chronic supratentorial upper motor neuron lesions and are a source of disability. Clinical management aimed at improving the gait pattern in these patients is generally perceived as a challenging task because many possible abnormalities may interact. Moreover, a multitude of treatment options exist, ranging from assistive devices and muscle stretching to pharmacologic and surgical interventions, but evidence is inconclusive for most approaches and clear treatment guidelines are lacking...
February 26, 2018: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472170/surgical-treatment-of-neglected-bilateral-hemophilic-equinus-contracture-with-external-fixation-a-case-report
#14
Necip Selcuk Yontar, Ata Can, Tahir Ögüt
Hemophilia is a disorder of blood coagulation with X-linked recessive inheritance. It is characterized by uncontrollable hemorrhage, and 80% of these occur intraarticularly. With recurrent hemarthrosis, recurrent synovitis occurs, which eventually leads to the formation of articular contractures. The key to the prevention of hemophilic joint complications is successful prevention of bleeding and management of the initial hemarthrosis. However, after the development of a rigid contracture, surgical correction remains the only method to correct the deformity...
May 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448825/radiographic-prognostic-factors-for-selective-soft-tissue-release-after-ponseti-failure-in-young-pediatric-clubfoot-patients
#15
Michael Seungcheol Kang, Il-Yeong Hwang, Soo-Sung Park
BACKGROUND: Selective soft tissue release (SSTR), which includes a combination of abductor hallucis, tibialis posterior, and Achilles lengthening, has been used in patients with recurrent clubfoot deformity after Ponseti treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic factors for recurrence of clubfoot deformity after SSTR. METHODS: Consecutive patients with idiopathic clubfoot and residual or recurrent deformity after Ponseti treatment underwent SSTR between 2005 and 2013...
February 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437246/early-movement-restriction-leads-to-enduring-disorders-in-muscle-and-locomotion
#16
Maxime Delcour, Vicky S Massicotte, Michaël Russier, Hélène Bras, Julie Peyronnet, Marie-Hélène Canu, Florence Cayetanot, Mary F Barbe, Jacques-Olivier Coq
Motor control and body representation in the central nervous system (CNS) as well as musculoskeletal architecture and physiology are shaped during development by sensorimotor experience and feedback, but the emergence of locomotor disorders during maturation and their persistence over time remain a matter of debate in the absence of brain damage. By using transient immobilization of the hind limbs, we investigated the enduring impact of postnatal sensorimotor restriction (SMR) on gait and posture on treadmill, age-related changes in locomotion, musculoskeletal histopathology and Hoffmann reflex in adult rats without brain damage...
February 13, 2018: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413773/avulsion-fracture-of-the-posterosuperior-tuberosity-of-the-calcaneus-managed-with-lag-screw-fixation
#17
T H Lui
BACKGROUND: To review the efficacy of lag screw fixation in management of avulsion fracture of the posterosuperior tuberosity of the calcaneus. METHODS: Since 2002, thirteen patients with displaced fracture of the posterior tuberosity of the calcaneus were treated with emergency reduction of the fracture and lag screw fixation. The medical records and radiographs of the patients were reviewed and the patients were assessed according to the Kerr calcaneal fracture scoring system during the latest follow up...
February 2018: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409282/stair-shaped-achilles-tendon-lengthening-in-continuity-a-new-method-to-treat-equinus-deformity-in-patients-with-spastic-cerebral-palsy
#18
Zhengxun Li, Ning Zhang, Yang Wang, Songhua Cao, Zheng Huang, Yong Hu
BACKGROUND: Equinus of the ankle is a common deformity in spastic cerebral palsy. Achilles tendon lengthening is one of the effective options for the treatment of equinus deformity. METHODS: In the study, a new stair-shaped Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL) procedure that preserves of the tendon continuity was performed in 28 tendons with equinus deformity (20 patients, mean age=10.5±2.6 years). The results were compared with a group of patients treated with the Z-lengthening procedure...
October 27, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405829/novel-insight-into-the-pathogenicity-of-streptococcus-gallolyticus-subsp-gallolyticus-belonging-to-the-streptococcus-bovis-streptococcus-equinus-complex
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EDITORIAL
Konstantinos Papadimitriou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 31, 2018: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381521/extended-ponseti-method-for-failed-tenotomy-in-idiopathic-clubfeet-a-pilot-study
#20
Anil Agarwal, Nargesh Agrawal, Sitanshu Barik, Neeraj Gupta
We evaluated the outcome of a new protocol of an extended Ponseti method in the management of idiopathic club foot with residual equinus following failed Achilles tenotomy. We also compared the failed with a successful tenotomy group to analyze the parameters for failure. The Ponseti technique-treated idiopathic club foot patients with failed percutaneous Achilles tenotomy (failure to achieve <15° dorsiflexion) were treated by continued stretching casts, with a weekly change for a further 3 weeks. Final dorsiflexion more than 15° if achieved with the above protocol was recorded as a success...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
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