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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887695/reprint-of-echinococcus-granulosus-sensu-stricto-s-s-from-the-critically-endangered-antelope-addax-nasomaculatus-in-tunisia
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Belgees Boufana, Yousra Saïd, Mokhtar Dhibi, Philip S Craig, Samia Lahmar
Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (s.l.) is a zoonotic disease highly endemic in Tunisia. Canids including stray and semi-stray dogs, jackals and foxes are known as definitive hosts and a wide range of ungulates have been shown to harbour the metacestode hydatid stage and may serve as intermediate hosts. Fertile hydatid cysts of Echinococcus equinus and E. granulosus sensu stricto (s.s.) were recently molecularly identified for the first time from Tunisian donkeys. E. granulosus (s.s.) was also identified from wild boars in Tunisia...
November 22, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876953/assessment-of-risk-factors-associated-with-prevalence-of-strongyle-infection-in-equines-from-central-plain-zone-punjab
#2
Gagandeep Singh, N K Singh, Harkirat Singh, S S Rath
A total of 311 equine faecal samples (190 horses and 121 mules) collected from six districts of Central Plain Zone, Punjab were examined using standard coprological methods. The results showed an overall prevalence of 27.33 % for strongyles with rare to mild type of infection as evident from egg per gram of faeces. In particular, amongst the examined samples, 17.90 % of horses and 42.14 % of mules were infected and the difference was statistically significant (P < 0.01). Identification of the faecal culture harvested larval stages, showed 56 % and 46 % of horses and mules, respectively, positive for small strongyles (Cyathostomes)...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876916/a-survey-on-the-prevalence-of-strongyles-species-in-working-donkeys-in-north-west-of-iran
#3
Mousa Tavassoli, Jafar Arjmand Yamchi, Nasser Hajipour
Faecal samples for detection of gastrointestinal parasites were collected from 60 donkeys from 6 villages in Marand, North-West of Iran. Faecal samples of 2 donkeys (3.33 %) were negative for parasite eggs. 48 positive donkeys (81.66 %) were infected with a single parasite type, 9 (15.51 %) and 1 (1.66 %) of donkeys had multiple infections with two and three parasites, respectively. The highest prevalence and intensity rate belonged to small strongyles. The overall prevalence of intestinal parasites eggs in the positive donkeys were: strongyles 100 %, Parascaris equorum (15...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869621/ponseti-treatment-of-rigid-residual-deformity-in-congenital-clubfoot-after-walking-age
#4
Massimiliano Dragoni, Pasquale Farsetti, Giuseppe Vena, Diego Bellini, Pierluigi Maglione, Ernesto Ippolito
BACKGROUND: There is no established treatment for rigid residual deformity of congenital clubfoot (CCF) after walking age. Soft-tissue procedures, osseous procedures, and external fixation have been performed with unpredictable results. We applied the Ponseti method to patients with this condition in order to improve the outcomes of treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the cases of 44 patients (68 feet) with congenital clubfoot whose mean age (and standard deviation) at treatment was 4...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866886/concomitant-contracture-of-the-knee-and-ankle-joint-after-gastrocnemius-muscle-rupture-a-case-report
#5
Dong Jin Ryu, Joon Mee Kim, Bom Soo Kim
Injury of the medial head of the gastrocnemius, also called "tennis leg," is known to heal uneventfully in most cases with compression and immobilization therapy. Failure to heal or long-term complications, including ongoing pain and pes equinus, have been documented in only a limited number of case reports. To the best of our knowledge, a severe concomitant contracture of the knee and ankle joint as a consequence of a maltreated gastrocnemius muscle rupture has not been previously reported in English-language reports...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866885/surgical-planning-for-flexor-digitorum-longus-tendon-transfers-an-anatomic-study
#6
Jeffrey E McAlister, Shyler L DeMill, Eric So, Christopher F Hyer
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is often coupled with various degrees of hindfoot valgus and equinus. Preoperative planning is essential to appropriate procedure choice and surgical efficiency. The purpose of the present study was to assess the anatomy at the harvest site for flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer, specifically at the master knot of Henry. Thirty fresh-frozen below-the-knee cadavers were used for dissection. A standard anatomic approach was performed for posterior tibial tendon debridement and flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865313/surgical-equinus-correction-for-the-diabetic-charcot-foot-what-the-evidence-reveals
#7
REVIEW
Claire M Capobianco
Triceps surae contracture, or equinus, is a known deforming force in the foot and ankle. Biomechanical studies have shown that ankle equinus significantly alters gait and plantar pressures, and in the diabetic neuropathic patient population, this can propagate plantar ulceration and/or Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). Surgical correction of equinus is globally and frequently used to aid in plantar wound healing in the neuropathic diabetic patient, with and without CN. Treatment guidelines for equinus correction in this medically complex population are undefined and lack evidence from high-quality published peer-reviewed studies...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818972/clinical-evaluation-of-patients-submitted-to-osteogenic-distraction-in-the-lower-limb-at-a-university-hospital
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Francisco Macruz Baltazar Sampaio, Leilane Passoni Marçal, Diogo Gontijo Dos Reis, Adolfo Watanabe Kasuo, Carlos Eduardo Cabral Fraga, Frederico Barra de Moraes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical characteristics from patients submitted to osteogenic distraction to correct bone gap at a university hospital. METHODS: Retrospective transversal study, with a convenience sample, from 2000 to 2012, evaluating clinical aspects of patients treated, submitted to osteogenic distraction (bone transport) with Ilizarov's external fixation device. The chi-squared, Fisher's, and Mann-Whitney's U tests were used with a 5% level of significance (p < 0...
September 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796646/streptococcus-bovis-new-taxonomy-does-subspecies-distinction-matter
#9
E Ben-Chetrit, Y Wiener-Well, L Kashat, A M Yinnon, M V Assous
Bacteremia with Streptococcus bovis/equinus complex strains is associated with hepatobiliary disease, colorectal lesions (CL), and infective endocarditis (IE). This study addressed the clinical significance of subspecies distinction of previously designated S. bovis blood culture isolates according to the updated nomenclature. During 2002-2013, all blood culture isolates previously designated as S. bovis were recultured and identified using 16S rRNA gene sequencing and MALDI-TOF (Bruker BioTyper and Vitek MS, bioMérieux)...
October 28, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782934/proximal-femoral-focal-deficiency-associated-with-fibular-duplication-and-diplopodia-and-complete-agenesis-of-the-tibia-a-case-report
#10
Vivek S Chawathe, Anil K Gaur, Badrinath D Athani, Shefali Gupta
A 14-year-old boy reported with congenital deformity of the left lower limb, with gross shortening, hip and knee flexion deformities, ankle with equinus deformity, and polydactyly of the left foot. Radiologic examination showed proximal femoral focal deficiency, double fibula, and duplication of the tarsal bones, and a diagnosis of 'proximal femoral focal deficiency associated with fibular duplication and diplopodia with complete agenesis of tibia' was made. Such association of deformities is very rare and poses difficulties in rehabilitation of the case...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726748/ct-and-mr-imaging-of-the-postoperative-ankle-and-foot
#11
Gary M LiMarzi, Kurt F Scherer, Michael L Richardson, David R Warden, Christopher W Wasyliw, Jack A Porrino, Christopher R Pettis, Gideon Lewis, Christopher C Mason, Laura W Bancroft
A variety of surgical procedures exist for repair of both traumatic and degenerative osseous and soft-tissue pathologic conditions involving the foot and ankle. It is necessary for the radiologist to be familiar with these surgical procedures, so as to assess structural integrity, evaluate for complicating features, and avoid diagnostic pitfalls. Adequate interpretation of postoperative changes often requires access to surgical documentation to evaluate not only the surgery itself but the expected timeline for resolution of normal postoperative changes versus progressive disease...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716217/ultrasound-guided-gastrocnemius-recession-a-new-ultra-minimally-invasive-surgical-technique
#12
Manuel Villanueva, Álvaro Iborra, Guillermo Rodríguez, Pablo Sanz-Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Isolated gastrocnemius contracture is thought to lead to numerous conditions. Although many techniques have been described for gastrocnemius recession, potential anesthetic, cosmetic, and wound-related complications can lead to patient dissatisfaction. Open and endoscopic recession techniques require epidural anesthesia, lower limb ischemia, and stitches and may lead to damage of the sural nerve, which is not under the complete control of the surgeon at all stages of the procedure...
October 3, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695234/role-of-ankle-foot-orthosis-in-improving-locomotion-and-functional-recovery-in-patients-with-stroke-a-prospective-rehabilitation-study
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H Sankaranarayan, Anupam Gupta, Meeka Khanna, Arun B Taly, K Thennarasu
OBJECTIVE: To study role of ankle foot orthosis (AFO) in improving locomotion and functional recovery after stroke. SETTING: Neurological Rehabilitation Department of a university research tertiary hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: AFO and activity based rehabilitation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Distance (meters) covered during the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) and speed (meter/second) during the 10-meter walk test. Functional abilities assessed using Functional Independence Measure (FIM(®))...
October 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692331/first-study-about-the-development-of-adult-echinococcus-canadensis-g6-genotype-of-goat-origin-in-experimentally-infected-dogs
#14
Silvia Viviana Soriano, María Florencia Debiaggi, Nora Beatriz Pierangeli, Luis Alfredo Pianciola, Héctor Fabián Jesús Bergagna, Lorena Evelina Lazzarini, Melina Leonor Mazzeo, Juan Angel Basualdo
Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (E. granulosus sl) must be considered as a species complex, comprising Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto (E. granulosus ss, genotypes G1-G3), Echinococcus equinus (G4), Echinococcus ortleppi (G5) and Echinococcus canadensis (G6-G10) although the species status of E. canadensis is still controversial. These genotypes closely match the intermediate hosts associated strains described in earlier times among which E. canadensis G6 corresponds to the camel strain. As there are no studies concerning the development of adult stages of the G6 genotype from non-camel origin, the aims of the present study were: to characterize for the first time the development of E...
September 15, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676750/programmed-amputation-on-a-teenager-what-kind-of-preparation-for-what-outcome
#15
Marion Prigent, Sylvain Brochard, Mathias Thepaut, Christian Lefèvre, Dominique Le Nen, Thierry Cornic, Marie-Thérèse Cariou, Catherine Le Rouzic, Phlippe Le Moine, Christelle Pons, Laetitia Houx
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic lower limb amputation is rare in pediatric population, and surgeons always try limb salvage. But rarely, later amputation occurred when the traumatic limb is painful. It is a difficult and irreversible decision needed a multidisciplinary approach. We report how we managed a programmed trans-tibial amputation on 13-years-old boy, 20 months after a foot trauma. OBSERVATIONS: Our patient is an adolescent victim of a left foot crash. The first checkup showed a degloving injury, dislocation of the interphalangeal joints and of all toes...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652259/functional-assessment-of-the-foot-undergoing-percutaneous-achilles-tenotomy-in-term-of-gait-analysis
#16
Yu-Bin Liu, Shu-Yun Jiang, Li Zhao, Yan Yu, Xu-Chen Tao, Da-Hang Zhao
Background. This study was designed to evaluate the function of the foot undergoing the procedure of percutaneous Achilles tenotomy (PAT) in case of clubfoot management in terms of gait analysis. Methods. Nineteen patients with unilateral clubfeet were retrospectively reviewed from our database from July 2012 to June 2016. The result in all the cases was rated as excellent according to the scale of International Clubfoot Study Group (ICSG). The affected sides were taken as Group CF and the contralateral sides as Group CL...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631386/a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-effectiveness-of-intermittent-serial-casting-on-spastic-equinus-foot-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-after-botulinum-toxin-a-treatment
#17
Nigar Dursun, Tugba Gokbel, Melike Akarsu, Erbil Dursun
OBJECTIVE: Physical therapy (PT) and botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A) injections are widely used in the treatment of spastic equinus foot due to cerebral palsy. The aim of this study was to show effects of intermittent serial casting (SC) in addition to standard treatment on spasticity, passive range of motion (PROM), and gait. DESIGN: Fifty-one ambulatory patients, treated by BTX-A to plantar flexor muscles, were randomly assigned to casting or control groups in a 2:1 ratio...
September 14, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570991/cost-minimization-analysis-in-the-treatment-of-spasticity-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-with-botulinum-toxin-type-a-an-observational-longitudinal-retrospective-study
#18
Gloria Tapias, Mar García-Romero, Carlos Crespo, Maribel Cuesta, Carles Forné, Samuel Ignacio Pascual-Pascual
OBJECTIVE: Cost-minimization analysis of onabotulinumtoxinA and abobotulinumtoxinA, taking into account the real dose administered to children with spasticity associated with dynamic equinus foot deformity due to cerebral palsy. METHOD: A single centre, observational, longitudinal, and retrospective study which included spastic paediatric patients aged 2-to-18-years and treated with onabotulinumtoxinA or abobotulinumtoxinA from December 1995 to October 2012, in the Paediatric Neurology Unit of a first-level Spanish hospital...
September 2016: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559938/a-cohort-study-of-tibialis-anterior-tendon-shortening-in-combination-with-calf-muscle-lengthening-in-spastic-equinus-in-cerebral-palsy
#19
S T J Tsang, D McMorran, L Robinson, J Herman, J E Robb, M S Gaston
The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of combined tibialis anterior tendon shortening (TATS) and calf muscle-tendon lengthening (CMTL) in spastic equinus. Prospectively collected data was analysed in 26 patients with hemiplegic (n=13) and diplegic (n=13) cerebral palsy (CP) (GMFCS level I or II, 14 males, 12 females, age range 10-35 years; mean 16.8 years). All patients had pre-operative 3D gait analysis and a further analysis at a mean of 17.1 months (±5.6months) after surgery. None was lost to follow-up...
August 17, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558231/real-time-feedback-of-dynamic-foot-pressure-index-for-gait-training-of-toe-walking-children-with-spastic-diplegia
#20
Fang Pu, Weiyan Ren, Xiaoya Fan, Wei Chen, Shuyu Li, Deyu Li, Yu Wang, Yubo Fan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine whether and how real-time feedback of dynamic foot pressure index (DFPI) could be used to correct toe-walking gait in spastic diplegic children with dynamic equinus. METHODS: Thirteen spastic diplegic children with dynamic equinus were asked to wear a monitoring device to record their ambulation during daily gait, conventional training gait, and feedback training gait. Parameters based on their DFPI and stride duration were compared among the three test conditions...
August 24, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
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