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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351518/-i-m-still-dad-the-impact-of-scleroderma-on-being-a-father
#1
Janet L Poole, Donna Haygood, Cindy Mendelson
The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of fathers with scleroderma. Ten fathers with scleroderma were interviewed by telephone. Interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Two key themes emerged related to the emotional impact of the illness and the day to day realities of the illness with the unpredictability and rareness of the illness leading to ongoing feelings of isolation and fear of mortality. The negative influences of being a father with scleroderma included the inability of the fathers to participate in physical activities with their children such as outdoor sports and throwing balls...
January 2018: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349024/the-crossing-internal-suture-augmentation-technique-to-protect-the-all-inside-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-graft
#2
Mohamed Aboalata, Ashraf Elazab, Abdelsamie Halawa, Moheib S Ahmed, Andreas B Imhoff, Yehia Bassiouny
The crossing internal suture augmentation technique is an all-inside technique of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with augmentation of the hamstring tendon autograft with a braided ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyester-polyethylene suture tape resting on the adjustable cortical buttons on both the femoral and tibial sides. The internal suture augmentation acts as a backbone supporting and protecting the graft until the process of healing and ligamentization of the graft is completed. The ends of the suture tape are tied on the tibial button and additionally fixed to the tibia with a knotless anchor as a backup fixation with the knee in full extension...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343450/paediatric-physeal-sparing-posterior-cruciate-ligament-pcl-reconstruction-with-parental-donation-allograft-rationale-and-operative-approach
#3
R S Khakha, S K Yasen, A J Wilson
BACKGROUND: Paediatric PCL injuries are rare but constitute a significant management challenge. We describe a novel approach to the surgical management of an 11-year-old boy who presented with persisting symptomatic instability following 18months of failed conservative therapy. METHODS: PCL reconstruction was performed using a physeal sparing, all-inside technique under fluoroscopic control. This avoids the potential for iatrogenic growth injury. A parentally donated hamstrings allograft was used to ensure adequate graft size, and reinforced using a non-elastic two millimetre braided suture...
January 14, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339299/is-there-a-difference-in-the-outcome-of-mid-urethral-sling-operations-performed-by-urogynecologists-as-compared-to-supervised-residents
#4
Osnat Elyashiv, Noa Mevorach Zussman, Masha Ben-Zvi, Jacob Bar, Ron Sagiv, Alexander Condrea, Shimon Ginath
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the operative results of midurethral sling (MUS) surgeries for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) performed by residents under the guidance of an attending specialist in urogynecology, to those done by attendings. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: Canadian Task Force classification II-2 SETTING: University hospital PATIENTS: A retrospective analysis of all MUS's performed between January 2009 to December 2013, in a single public tertiary medical center, was carried out...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337299/comparison-of-acrylic-polymer-adhesive-tapes-and-silicone-optical-grease-in-light-sharing-detectors-for-positron-emission-tomography
#5
Devin John Van Elburg, Scott D Noble, Simone Hagey, Andrew L Goertzen
Optical coupling is an important factor in detector design as it improves optical photon transmission by mitigating internal reflections at light-sharing boundaries. In this work we compare optical coupling materials, namely double-sided acrylic polymer tapes and silicone optical grease (SiG), in the context of positron emission tomography (PET). Four double-sided tapes from 3M of varying thicknesses (0.229mm-1.016mm) and adhesive materials ('100MP', adhesive 100 'A100', 'VHB') were characterized with spectrophotometer measurements and photopeak amplitude and energy resolution measurements using lutetium-yttrium oxy-orthosilicate (LYSO) coupled to photomultiplier tubes (PMT) or silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs)...
January 16, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332101/is-kinesio-taping-to-generate-skin-convolutions-effective-for-increasing-local-blood-circulation
#6
Jae-Man Yang, Jung-Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether traditional application of Kinesio taping, which produces wrinkles in the skin, is effective for improving blood circulation. This study investigated local skin temperature changes after the application of an elastic therapeutic tape using convolution and non-convolution taping methods (CTM/NCTM). MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-eight pain-free men underwent CTM and NCTM randomly applied to the right and left sides of the lower back. Using infrared thermography, skin temperature was measured before, immediately after application, 5 min later, 15 min later, and after the removal of the tape...
January 14, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331033/the-efficacy-and-safety-comparison-of-surgical-treatments-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-a-network-meta-analysis
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Pan Song, Yibo Wen, Chuiguo Huang, Wancong Wang, Naijun Yuan, Yinliang Lu, Qingwei Wang, Tao Zhang, Jianguo Wen
AIMS: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common problem worldwide. Mainstream surgical procedures include tension-free vaginal tape (TVT), transobturator tape (TOT), tension-free vaginal tape-obturator (TVT-O), tension-free vaginal tape SECUR (TVT-S), and adjustable single-incision sling (Ajust). The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of these surgical procedures and assess which surgery is most optimal for SUI by adopting a network meta-analysis (NMA). METHODS: Electronic databases including PubMed, Cochrance Library, and Embase database were researched systematically, until March 21, 2017...
January 13, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329196/is-the-skin-absorption-of-hydrocortisone-modified-by-the-variability-in-dosing-topical-products
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Daniel A Paterson, Jacqueline Hallier, Elizabeth Jenkins, Sarah F Cordery, M Begoña Delgado-Charro
Fingertip units have been proposed as a tool to standardize topical therapy with semisolid formulations. However, no studies to date have characterized the variability in dosing by patients using this concept and whether this variability ultimately affects the topical absorption of drugs. This work aimed to answer these two questions. A first study determined the dose measured, the area of spread and the area-normalized dose for a 1% hydrocortisone cream and ointment applied by members of the public using this dosing approach before and after brief counselling...
January 12, 2018: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327029/bio-inspired-robust-non-iridescent-structural-color-with-self-adhesive-amorphous-colloidal-particle-arrays
#9
Panmiao Liu, Jialun Chen, Zexi Zhang, Zhuoying Xie, Xin Du, Zhongze Gu
Here we propose a new method for constructing highly color fast non-iridescent structural color materials by assembling self-adhesive poly-dopamine coated SiO2 nanoparticles (PDA@SiO2) for amorphous colloidal arrays through a "spraying" process. Simply by alkaline vapor treatment, the adhesive forces and fastness of the amorphous colloidal arrays were significantly improved. This was demonstrated by lap shear tests of tape tearing and cohesive failure as well as a series of fastness tests like sandpaper abrasion, finger wiping and ultrasonic cleaning...
January 12, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324440/micro-patterned-graphene-based-sensing-skins-for-human-physiological-monitoring
#10
Long Wang, Kenneth J Loh, Wei-Hung Chiang, Kausik Manna
Ultrathin, flexible, conformal, and skin-like electronic transducers are emerging as promising candidates for noninvasive and nonintrusive human health monitoring. In this work, a wearable sensing membrane is developed by patterning a graphene-based solution onto ultrathin medical tapes, which can then be attached to the skin for monitoring human physiological parameters and physical activity. Here, the sensor is validated for monitoring finger bending/movements and for recognizing hand motion patterns, thereby demonstrating its future potential for evaluating athletic performance, physical therapy, and designing next-generation human-machine interfaces...
January 11, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322812/adjustment-to-finger-amputation-and-silicone-finger-prosthesis-use
#11
Zala Kuret, Helena Burger, Gaj Vidmar, Tomaz Maver
PURPOSE: Finger amputations are the most common amputations of upper limbs. They influence hand function, general functioning and quality of life. One of the possibilities for rehabilitation after finger amputation is fitting a silicone finger prosthesis. We wanted to evaluate the adjustment to amputation and prosthesis use in patients after finger amputation. METHODS: We included 42 patients with partial or complete single or multiple finger amputation of one hand who visited the outpatient clinic for prosthetics and orthotics at our institute and received a silicone prosthesis...
January 11, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321842/splenic-pedicle-control-during-laparoscopic-de-capsulation-of-a-giant-splenic-cyst
#12
Osama Elhardello, Basil J Ammori
Splenic cysts are a rare entity in the Western population and are either true cysts (primary, 25%) or pseudocysts (secondary, 75%) complicating trauma, haemorrhage or infarction. Congenital or simple splenic cysts are the commonest primary cysts and surgery is recommended for cysts larger than 5 cm as these are prone to infection, bleeding or rupture and for symptomatic or complicated cysts. Splenic preservation techniques using the laparoscopic approach are the most prevalent. We present a case of a giant painful simple splenic cyst treated with laparoscopic de-capsulation with application of a new technique for achieving vascular control, whereby control of the splenic pedicle was achieved using a Nylon tape...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321459/practical-high-performance-lateral-flow-assay-based-on-autonomous-microfluidic-replacement-on-a-film
#13
Yusuke Fuchiwaki, Kenji Goya, Masato Tanaka
Although paper-based microfluidic devices are an ideal platform for point-of-care (POC) diagnostics, it is difficult to achieve microfluidic control required for sensitive analyses such as ELISA on a paper substrate. Here, we present a novel lateral-flow test chip that can perform operations similar to a pump, such as flowing, stopping, and replacing a solution, just by adding the solution onto an inlet port. The chip was fabricated by laminating paper, film, and adhesive tape. For sensitive and accurate detection in an immunoassay, the transparency and flatness of the substrate is crucial for precise analysis of weak light generated by a specific antigen-antibody reaction; however, paper is not flat and is opaque...
2018: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321071/head-circumference-a-useful-single-parameter-for-skull-volume-development-in-cranial-growth-analysis
#14
Markus Martini, Anne Klausing, Guido Lüchters, Nils Heim, Martina Messing-Jünger
BACKGROUND: The measurement of maximal head circumference is a standard procedure in the examination of childrens' cranial growth and brain development. The objective of the study was to evaluate the validity of maximal head circumference to cranial volume in the first year of life using a new method which includes ear-to-ear over the head distance and maximal cranial length measurement. METHODS: 3D surface scans for cranial volume assessment were conducted in this method comparison study of 44 healthy Caucasian children (29 male, 15 female) at the ages of 4 and 12 months...
January 10, 2018: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319923/attitudes-towards-mental-health-mental-health-research-and-digital-interventions-by-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-a-qualitative-analysis
#15
Janine Clarke, Judy Proudfoot, Veronica Vatiliotis, Charles Verge, Deborah J Holmes-Walker, Lesley Campbell, Kay Wilhelm, Catherine Moravac, Pillaveetil S Indu, Madeleine Bridgett
BACKGROUND: Young people with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of mental disorders. Whereas treatment need is high, difficulty recruiting young people with type 1 diabetes into psychosocial studies complicates development, testing and dissemination of these interventions. OBJECTIVE: Interviews with young adults with type 1 diabetes were conducted to examine attitudes towards mental health and mental health research, including barriers and motivators to participation in mental health studies and preferred sources of mental health support...
January 10, 2018: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319896/skin-inflammation-exacerbates-food-allergy-symptoms-in-epicutaneously-sensitized-mice
#16
Akiko Kawasaki, Naohiro Ito, Hiroki Murai, Motoko Yasutomi, Hironobu Naiki, Yusei Ohshima
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous exposure to food antigen through impaired skin barrier has been shown to induce epicutaneous sensitization, thereby causing IgE-mediated food allergies. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether skin barrier impairment following epicutaneous sensitization exacerbates food allergies. METHODS: BALB/c mice were epicutaneously sensitized by repeated application of ovalbumin (OVA) to MC903-pretreated ear skin for 48 hours weekly and then intragastrically challenged with OVA...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318250/razor-printed-sticker-microdevices-for-cell-based-applications
#17
Loren E Stallcop, Yasmín R Álvarez-García, Ana M Reyes-Ramos, Karla P Ramos-Cruz, Molly M Morgan, Yatao Shi, Lingjun Li, David J Beebe, Maribella Domenech, Jay W Warrick
Tape-based razor-printing is a flexible and affordable ultra-rapid prototyping approach for microscale device fabrication. However, integration of this prototyping approach into cell-based assay development has been limited to proof of principle demonstrations. This is in large part due to lack of an established or well-characterized option for biocompatible adhesive tape. Without such an option, integration of these areas will remain unexplored. Therefore, to address this critical hurdle, we characterized microscale devices made using a potentially biocompatible double-sided adhesive, ARCare 90106...
January 10, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316902/the-effect-of-ankle-tape-on-joint-position-sense-after-local-muscle-fatigue-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Akram Jahjah, Dietmar Seidenspinner, Karl Schüttler, Antonio Klasan, Thomas J Heyse, Dominik Malcherczyk, Bilal Farouk El-Zayat
BACKGROUND: Ankle tape is widely used by athletes to prevent ankle sprain. Although there is growing evidence that ankle tape improve joint position sense, but yet it is not clear even if tape improve joint position sense after muscle fatigue, because fatigue impair joint position sense and raise the risk of ankle sprain. The aim of this study is to examine the effect of ankle tape on joint position sense after local muscle fatigue. METHOD: This trial is a randomized controlled trial...
January 9, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315998/effectiveness-and-quality-of-life-10%C3%A2-years-after-transobturator-suburethral-tape-surgery-for-stress-urinary-incontinence
#19
Paula Celada, Patricia Cañete, Ester Ortiz Murillo, Juan J Tarín, Antonio Cano
AIM: We aimed to measure the effectiveness and quality of life (QoL) 10 years after transobturator suburethral tape surgery. METHODS: We carried out a prospective observational study of 42 women assessed 10 years after surgical intervention with the transobturator technique. The main outcome measures were subjective and objective cure or improvement, complications, and changes in QoL. RESULTS: The median abdominal leak point pressure had been 92 (82-113) mL H2 O prior to surgery...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314872/collegiate-football-players-ankle-range-of-motion-and-dynamic-balance-in-braced-and-self-adherent-taped-conditions
#20
Kristin Willeford, Justin M Stanek, Todd A McLoda
CONTEXT:   Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the physically active population. Previous researchers have shown that supporting the ankle with taping or bracing is effective in preventing ankle sprains. However, no authors have compared the effects of self-adherent tape and lace-up ankle braces on ankle range of motion (ROM) and dynamic balance in collegiate football players. OBJECTIVE:   To examine the effectiveness of self-adherent tape and lace-up ankle braces in reducing ankle ROM and improving dynamic balance before and after a typical collegiate football practice...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
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