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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938297/new-advancements-in-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-chronic-pain-management
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Jijun Xu, Aijun Liu, Jianguo Cheng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To update the recent development of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) technology in the management of chronic pain. RECENT FINDINGS: Efficacy of SCS therapy has been significantly improved by the recent development of high frequency (HF-10 kHz) stimulation, burst stimulation, and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation. A few latest SCS modalities are in clinical trial. New approaches to guide lead placement and advances in surgical lead are introduced...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937802/epidemiology-of-stress-fractures-in-collegiate-student-athletes-2004-2005-through-2013-2014-academic-years
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Katherine H Rizzone, Kathryn E Ackerman, Karen G Roos, Thomas P Dompier, Zachary Y Kerr
CONTEXT:   Stress fractures are injuries caused by cumulative, repetitive stress that leads to abnormal bone remodeling. Specific populations, including female athletes and endurance athletes, are at higher risk than the general athletic population. Whereas more than 460 000 individuals participate in collegiate athletics in the United States, no large study has been conducted to determine the incidence of stress fractures in collegiate athletes. OBJECTIVE:   To assess the incidence of stress fractures in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletes and investigate rates and patterns overall and by sport...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937486/iterative-metallic-artifact-reduction-for-in-plane-gonadal-shielding-during-computed-tomographic-venography-of-young-males
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Jin Woo Choi, Sang Yub Lee, Jong Hyo Kim, Hyeongmin Jin, Jaewon Lee, Young Hun Choi, Hyeon-Kyeong Lee, Jae Hyung Park
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a gonadal shield (GS) and iterative metallic artifact reduction (IMAR) during computed tomography scans, regarding the image quality and radiation dose. METHODS: A phantom was imaged with and without a GS. Prospectively enrolled, young male patients underwent lower extremity computed tomography venography (precontrast imaging without the GS and postcontrast imaging with the GS). Radiation dose was measured each time, and the GS-applied images were reconstructed by weighted filtered back projection and IMAR...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936703/cross-education-of-muscular-strength-following-unilateral-resistance-training-a-meta-analysis
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A Manca, D Dragone, Z Dvir, Franca Deriu
PURPOSE: Cross-education (CE) of strength is a well-known phenomenon whereby exercise of one limb can induce strength gains in the contralateral untrained limb. The only available meta-analyses on CE, which date back to a decade ago, estimated a modest 7.8% increase in contralateral strength following unilateral training. However, in recent years new evidences have outlined larger contralateral gains, which deserve to be systematically evaluated. Therefore, the aim of this meta-analysis was to appraise current data on CE and determine its overall magnitude of effect...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936178/a-comparison-of-oral-sensory-effects-of-three-trpa1-agonists-in-young-adult-smokers-and-non-smokers
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Eva Ø Hansen, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Shellie A Boudreau
This study profiled intra-oral somatosensory and vasomotor responses to three different transient receptor potential (TRP) channels, subfamily A, member 1 (TRPA1) agonists (menthol, nicotine, and cinnamaldehyde) in smoking and non-smoking young adults. Healthy non-smokers (N = 30) and otherwise healthy smokers (N = 25) participated in a randomized, double-blinded, cross-over study consisting of three experimental sessions in which they received menthol (30 mg), nicotine (4 mg), or cinnamaldehyde (25 mg) chewing gum...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936174/the-effect-of-velvet-antler-proteins-on-cardiac-microvascular-endothelial-cells-challenged-with-ischemia-hypoxia
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Xiang Xiao, Shuqiang Xu, Lin Li, Min Mao, Jinping Wang, Yanjun Li, Ziwei Wang, Fei Ye, Li Huang
Velvet antler (VA) is a precious traditional Chinese medicine that is capable of repeated regeneration. Based on the Chinese medicine theory of coordination the heart and kidneys, VA has been employed to treat heart diseases, including ischemic heart disease, heart failure, and arrhythmia. We examined the effects of VA proteins on primary cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (CMECs) that were subjected to ischemia-hypoxia (IH) to investigate their effects on and mechanism of action in the treatment of ischemic heart disease...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935425/-amiodarone-induced-immune-complex-cutaneous-vasculitis
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M Ndiaye, B Lebrun-Vignes, N Ortonne, L Fardet
BACKGROUND: A wide variety of drugs can cause cutaneous vasculitis. Herein we report a case of immune complex vasculitis induced by amiodarone. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 57-year-old patient reported a recent history of pruritus associated with large erythematous, inflammatory, necrotic plaques localized on the lower limbs and back. These cutaneous lesions had appeared less than 2 months after initiation of amiodarone for supra-ventricular arrhythmia. Histological and direct immunofluorescence examinations of a skin biopsy sample revealed vasculitis with the presence of IgM and C3 immune complexes in vessels...
September 18, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934746/temperature-probe-placement-during-preterm-infant-resuscitation-a-randomised-trial
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Brahim Bensouda, Romain Mandel, Abdelwaheb Mejri, Jean Lachapelle, Marie St-Hilaire, Nabeel Ali
BACKGROUND: Hypothermia on admission to intensive care is associated with poor outcomes in preterm infants. The neonatal resuscitation program recommends the use of servo-control thermoregulation during resuscitation. Very little evidence exists to guide optimal temperature probe placement in the delivery room. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to determine, in moderately preterm infants, if temperature probe placement in the dorsal, thoracic, or axillary area during delivery room resuscitation would result in differing temperatures on admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
September 22, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934083/outpatient-vaginal-hysterectomy-comparison-of-conventional-suture-ligature-versus-electrosurgical-bipolar-vessel-sealing
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G Giraudet, J P Lucot, F Sanz, C Rubod, P Collinet, M Cosson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to evaluate the feasibility of vaginal hysterectomy in an ambulatory care system and the best way to perform it between conventional and bipolar vessel sealing system ligatures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of 32 patients with vaginal hysterectomy at Lille University Hospital between December 2013 and May 2015. Two surgical techniques were compared: conventional suture ligature (CSL) and electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing (BVS)...
May 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933804/concurrent-lumbosacral-and-sacrococcygeal-fusion-a-rare-etiology-of-low-back-pain-and-coccygodynia
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Stylianos Kapetanakis, Grigorios Gkasdaris, Pavlos Pavlidis, Panagiotis Givissis
BACKGROUND: Sacrum is a triangular bone placed in the base of the spine and formed by the synostosis of five sacral vertebrae (S1-S5). Its upper part is connected with the inferior surface of the body of L5 vertebra forming the lumbosacral joint, while its lower part is connected with the base of the coccyx forming the sacrococcygeal symphysis, an amphiarthrodial joint. The existence of four pairs of sacral foramen in both anterior and posterior surface of the sacrum is the most common anatomy...
September 21, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933136/coexistence-of-spondyloarthritis-and-joint-hypermobility-syndrome-rare-or-unknown-association
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J B Pinto Carneiro, T Pinto de Souza, T M L Antunes de Oliveira, S L Euzébio Ribeiro
We report two cases of siblings presenting coexisting non-radiographic axial spondyloartrhritis and joint hypermobility syndrome, complaining of back pain with morning stiffness, enthesitis, peripheral arthralgia, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level and positive HLA-B27. The association of these two conditions is rare, but especially interesting in view of their contrasting features, one causing axial skeleton stiffness, the other a wider range of peripheral joint movements. Coexistence of these two opposite disorders causes confusion in diagnosis and management, resulting in lower quality of life for patients, as they are in pain from the early stages...
September 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932190/empirical-evaluation-of-voluntarily-activatable-muscle-synergies
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Shunta Togo, Hiroshi Imamizu
The muscle synergy hypothesis assumes that individual muscle synergies are independent of each other and voluntarily controllable. However, this assumption has not been empirically tested. This study tested if human subjects can voluntarily activate individual muscle synergies extracted by non-negative matrix factorization (NMF), the standard mathematical method for synergy extraction. We defined the activation of a single muscle synergy as the generation of a muscle activity pattern vector parallel to the single muscle synergy vector...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932011/efficacy-of-high-intensity-laser-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-male-with-osteopenia-or-osteoporosis-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Mohamed Salaheldien Mohamed Alayat, Ehab Mohamed Abdel-Kafy, Ahmed Mohamed Elsoudany, Omar Farouk Helal, Mansour Abdullah Alshehri
[Purpose] To investigate the effect of high intensity laser therapy, alone or combined with exercise on pain, health related quality of life and fall risk in male with osteopenia or osteoporosis. [Subjects and Methods] 100 male patients with osteopenia or osteoporosis participated in the study. They had T-scores ≤-1.5. Patients were randomly assigned into four groups and treated with laser plus exercise, placebo laser plus exercise, laser alone and placebo laser in groups I, II, III, and IV respectively. Laser was applied to the lower back and hip regions...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931991/the-treatment-effect-of-hamstring-stretching-and-nerve-mobilization-for-patients-with-radicular-lower-back-pain
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Ju-Hyun Lee, Tae-Ho Kim
[Purpose] In this paper, hamstring stretching and nerve mobilization are conducted on patients with radicular lower back pain, and changes to pain levels, pressure thresholds, angles of knee joint extension, and disorder levels of lower back pain were studied. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were divided into two groups: one group conducted hamstring stretches and was comprised of 6 male and 5 female subjects, and the other group received nerve mobilization treatment and was comprised of 5 male and 6 female subjects...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930873/preseason-functional-test-scores-are-associated-with-future-sports-injury-in-female-collegiate-athletes
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Jason Brumitt, Bryan Heiderscheit, Robert Manske, Paul E Niemuth, Alma Mattocks, Mitchell J Rauh
Recent prospective cohort studies have reported preseason functional performance test (FPT) measures and associations with future risk of injury; however, the findings associated with these studies have been equivocal. The purpose of this study was to determine the ability of a battery of FPTs as a preseason screening tool to identify female Division III (D III) collegiate athletes who may be at risk for a non-contact time-loss injury to the lower quadrant [LQ = low back and lower extremities]. One hundred six female D III athletes were recruited for this study...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929033/baastrup-s-disease-interspinal-bursitis-and-dorsal-epidural-cysts-radiologic-evaluation-and-impact-on-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Baastrup's disease or "kissing spines syndrome" was first described as a cause of lumbar pain before computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning existed. The diagnosis was based on x-ray studies, which showed that the spinous processes, especially in the lower lumbar spine, became approximated to each other and this was a generator of positional back pain. Biomechanically, the interspinous and supraspinous ligaments that are degenerated in Baastrup's disease normally contribute significantly to sagittal alignment...
July 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928711/validation-of-a-step-detection-algorithm-during-straight-walking-and-turning-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-older-adults-using-an-inertial-measurement-unit-at-the-lower-back
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Minh H Pham, Morad Elshehabi, Linda Haertner, Silvia Del Din, Karin Srulijes, Tanja Heger, Matthis Synofzik, Markus A Hobert, Gert S Faber, Clint Hansen, Dina Salkovic, Joaquim J Ferreira, Daniela Berg, Álvaro Sanchez-Ferro, Jaap H van Dieën, Clemens Becker, Lynn Rochester, Gerhard Schmidt, Walter Maetzler
INTRODUCTION: Inertial measurement units (IMUs) positioned on various body locations allow detailed gait analysis even under unconstrained conditions. From a medical perspective, the assessment of vulnerable populations is of particular relevance, especially in the daily-life environment. Gait analysis algorithms need thorough validation, as many chronic diseases show specific and even unique gait patterns. The aim of this study was therefore to validate an acceleration-based step detection algorithm for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and older adults in both a lab-based and home-like environment...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928587/unexpected-complication-after-caudal-epidural-steroid-injection-hiccup
#18
Ayhan Kaydu, Ebru Tarıkçı Kılıç, Erhan Gökçek, Mehmet Salim Akdemir
Persistent hiccup is uncommon, and the mechanism is poorly understood. We present the case of a 43-year-old male patient referred to the Algology department due to chronic back pain who developed what we believe a rare case of persistent hiccup secondary to caudal epidural steroid injection (CESI). The causes of hiccup are many and include electrolyte derangement, nutritional deficiencies, gastrointestinal disorders and instrumentation, cardiovascular disorders, renal impairment, central nervous system disorders, and drugs; however, the cause may be unknown...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926878/-effects-of-arnebia-root-oil-on-wound-healing-of-rats-with-full-thickness-skin-defect-and-the-related-mechanism
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J Y Shen, Q Ma, Z B Yang, J J Gong, Y S Wu
Objective: To observe the effects of arnebia root oil on wound healing of rats with full-thickness skin defect, and to explore the related mechanism. Methods: Eighty SD rats were divided into arnebia root oil group and control group according to the random number table, with 40 rats in each group, then full-thickness skin wounds with area of 3 cm×3 cm were inflicted on the back of each rat. Wounds of rats in arnebia root oil group and control group were treated with sterile medical gauze and bandage package infiltrated with arnebia root oil gauze or Vaseline gauze, respectively, with dressing change of once every two days...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924675/malignant-triton-tumor-grand-round-presentation-of-a-rare-aggressive-case-thoracolumbar-spine-tumor
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Soufiane Ghailane, Sandra Fauquier, Sébastien Lepreux, Jean-Charles Le Huec
INTRODUCTION: We report a rare and aggressive case of malignant triton tumor (MTT) at the thoracolumbar junction with foraminal extension mistreated as schwannoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 70-year-old man with a 2-year history of lower back pain and left L4 radiculopathy with no history of neurofibromatosis. RESULTS: Pre-operative MRI suggested a typical schwannoma. Upon complete marginal resection, histological findings revealed a MTT. The patient presented with a local and regional recurrence and died 10 months after surgery...
September 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
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