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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926681/influence-of-immediate-and-delayed-lower-limb-amputation-compared-with-lower-limb-salvage-on-functional-and-mental-health-outcomes-post-rehabilitation-in-the-u-k-military
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Peter Ladlow, Rhodri Phillip, Russell Coppack, John Etherington, James Bilzon, M Polly McGuigan, Alexander N Bennett
BACKGROUND: Medical practitioners face difficult decisions over whether to amputate or to salvage a lower limb that has undergone trauma. To our knowledge, there has been little evidence reporting the impact of different surgical decisions on functional and mental health outcomes following intensive rehabilitation that might inform decision-making. METHODS: This study is a retrospective, independent-group comparison of rehabilitation outcomes from a U.K. military complex trauma rehabilitation center...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926637/pigmentation-and-pregnancy-knowing-what-is-normal
#2
Amy Kalowitz Bieber, Kathryn J Martires, Jennifer A Stein, Jane M Grant-Kels, Marcia S Driscoll, Miriam Keltz Pomeranz
Changes in melanocytic nevi during pregnancy are frequently attributed to the new hormonal milieu and are dismissed without concern for malignancy. Recent studies suggest that pregnancy itself does not induce significant change in nevi, and delays in the assessment of changing moles may contribute to the often more advanced nature of melanomas diagnosed during or soon after pregnancy. Nevi on the breasts and abdomen can grow as a result of skin expansion, but studies have found no significant changes in nevi located in more stable areas such as the back or lower extremities...
December 2, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925696/transperineal-sonography-and-urodynamic-findings-in-women-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-after-sling-placement
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Peter Takacs, Kindra Larson, Lauren Scott, Tina D Cunningham, Sarah C DeShields, Alfred Abuhamad
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate dynamic 2-dimensional (2D) transperineal pelvic sonographic findings and urodynamic studies in women with lower urinary tract symptoms after midurethral sling placement. METHODS: Transperineal pelvic sonography and urodynamic studies were reviewed from women with a midurethral sling and lower urinary tract symptoms. The shape and sonographic dynamic change of the sling from the rest position to the maximum Valsalva maneuver and back to rest were recorded...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924461/life-satisfaction-and-hemodynamic-reactivity-to-mental-stress
#4
Andreas Schwerdtfeger, Kerstin Gaisbachgrabner, Claudia Traunmüller
BACKGROUND: Satisfaction with life has been considered a health-protective variable, which could impact cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, few studies have examined the physiological pathways involved in the potentially salutary effect of life satisfaction. It was hypothesized that life satisfaction should be associated with a cardiovascular response profile that signals challenge (i.e., higher cardiac output, lower peripheral resistance), rather than threat during a mental stress task...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924239/key-strike-forces-and-their-relation-to-high-level-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms
#5
Yafa Levanon, Amit Gefen, Yehuda Lerman, Sigal Portnoy, Navah Z Ratzon
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the relation between key strike forces and musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS). Moreover, this study presents a key strike force measurement method to be used in a workplace setting. The correlation between key strike force characteristics and MSS was previously studied, but the measurement methods used either a single-key switch or force platforms applied under the keyboard. Most of the studies were conducted in a laboratory setting. The uniqueness of measurement methods in the current study is their ability to measure forces applied to a specific key in a workplace setting and to provide more information about specific key strike forces during typing...
December 2016: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924228/allied-health-professionals-and-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sarah P Anderson, Jodi Oakman
Work-related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders (WMSD) are a significant issue in the health care sector. Allied Health professionals (AHP) in this sector are exposed to physical and psychosocial factors associated with increased risk of developing a WMSD. Clarification of relevant hazard and risk factors for AHP is needed to improve understanding and inform WMSD risk management. A systematic analysis of the literature was undertaken to determine prevalence and risk factors for WMSD in AHP. Databases of Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL (EBSCO), EMBASE and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were reviewed...
December 2016: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923245/-follow-up-care-in-the-field-of-medical-rehabilitation-concerning-psychosomatic-indications-based-on-the-new-conceptual-framework-of-the-german-pension-insurance
#7
N Boes
Mental disorders rank first amongst all causes for disability pensions and second in the field of medical rehabilitation. Especially alarming is the significantly lower age of entry of the mentally ill disability pensioners, compared to those with other indications. Mentally ill people often look back at a long history of diseases before getting in contact with the German pension insurance. In this regard the German pension insurance, which is obligated to effectively support people in order to keep them in working life until reaching the regular retirement age, is facing a big challenge, which stands right next to further demands, due to the demographic change, the increase of chronic diseases, multimorbidity, retirement age of 67 and changes in the working environment...
December 2016: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922624/association-of-pain-social-support-and-socioeconomic-indicators-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-iran
#8
Z Khazaeipour, E Ahmadipour, V Rahimi-Movaghar, F Ahmadipour, A R Vaccaro, B Babakhani
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: Pain is a prevalent complication of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Our objective was to examine the association between social support, socioeconomic factors and psychosocial factors and pain to develop more effective management strategies. SETTING: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research (BASIR) Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. METHODS: The Persian version of the Brief Pain Inventory was used to measure the pain, and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support was used to measure social support through structured face-to-face interviews in SCI individuals...
December 6, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921277/surgery-for-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-mesenteric-ischemia-a-case-report
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Shinji Abe, Tomoji Yamakawa, Hideaki Kawashima, Makoto Yoshida, Setsuji Takanashi, Motoya Kashiyama, Masahiro Ishigooka, Yasushige Shingu, Yoshiro Matsui
BACKGROUND: Chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) is a rare disease; however, symptomatic CMI has a risk of acute exacerbation without timely revascularization. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old man who had had postprandial pain for 6 months was admitted to our hospital because of vomiting and diarrhea. Although the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries were occluded at the proximal portion, contrast enhancement of the bowel wall was good in contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT)...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920424/ultrastructural-characterization-of-the-lower-motor-system-in-a-mouse-model-of-krabbe-disease
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Valentina Cappello, Laura Marchetti, Paola Parlanti, Silvia Landi, Ilaria Tonazzini, Marco Cecchini, Vincenzo Piazza, Mauro Gemmi
Krabbe disease (KD) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by the lack of β- galactosylceramidase enzymatic activity and by widespread accumulation of the cytotoxic galactosyl-sphingosine in neuronal, myelinating and endothelial cells. Despite the wide use of Twitcher mice as experimental model for KD, the ultrastructure of this model is partial and mainly addressing peripheral nerves. More details are requested to elucidate the basis of the motor defects, which are the first to appear during KD onset. Here we use transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to focus on the alterations produced by KD in the lower motor system at postnatal day 15 (P15), a nearly asymptomatic stage, and in the juvenile P30 mouse...
December 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919432/comparison-of-the-backjoy-sitsmart-relief-and-spine-buddy-lt1-h-c-ergonomic-chair-supports-on-short-term-neck-and-back-pain
#11
John Ward, Jesse Coats
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to perform a needs assessment to determine whether short-term use of BackJoy SitSmart Relief and Spine Buddy LT1 H/C chair supports influences neck, upper back, and lower back pain. METHODS: Forty-eight college students (age, 27.5 ± 6.3 years; height, 1.72 ± 0.08 m; body mass, 78.7 ± 19.8 kg; time seated that day, 4.3 ± 2.8 hours; means ± SD) were recruited for this study. The Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire was used to measure pain for the neck, upper back, and lower back regions...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917817/risk-factors-associated-with-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-dentistry
#12
Sinem Bozkurt, Nesrin Demirsoy, Zafer Günendi
PURPOSE: To evaluate musculoskeletal system-related complaints; identify regions at risk in dentists by observing and inquiring the dentists at work; and find out the associations with age, sex, working years, academic position and departments, positions during work and daily working hours. METHODS: Modified Nordic Questionnaire (m-nMQ) was used to evaluate pain, hospital admissions and absenteeism. Quick Exposure Check (QEC) form was utilized to assess risk exposure levels related with low-back, neck, hand-wrist and shoulder-arm...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917384/genetic-alterations-in-intervertebral-disc-disease
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REVIEW
Nikolay L Martirosyan, Arpan A Patel, Alessandro Carotenuto, M Yashar S Kalani, Evgenii Belykh, Corey T Walker, Mark C Preul, Nicholas Theodore
BACKGROUND: Intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) is considered a multifactorial disease that is influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. The last two decades of research strongly demonstrate that genetic factors contribute about 75% of the IVDD etiology. Recent total genome sequencing studies have shed light on the various single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are associated with IVDD. AIM: This review presents comprehensive and updated information about the diversity of genetic factors in the inflammatory, degradative, homeostatic, and structural systems involved in the IVDD...
2016: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916809/anatomical-calibration-through-post-processing-of-standard-motion-tests-data
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Weisheng Kong, Salvatore Sessa, Massimiliano Zecca, Atsuo Takanishi
The inertial measurement unit is popularly used as a wearable and flexible tool for human motion tracking. Sensor-to-body alignment, or anatomical calibration (AC), is fundamental to improve accuracy and reliability. Current AC methods either require extra movements or are limited to specific joints. In this research, the authors propose a novel method to achieve AC from standard motion tests (such as walking, or sit-to-stand), and compare the results with the AC obtained from specially designed movements. The proposed method uses the limited acceleration range on medial-lateral direction, and applies principal component analysis to estimate the sagittal plane, while the vertical direction is estimated from acceleration during quiet stance...
November 28, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916034/-the-mid-to-long-term-effect-of-wallis-lumbar-interspinous-dynamic-stabilization-on-the-adjacent-segment-degeneration
#15
X Yuan, C Kong, X M Chen, L B Cui, S J Xu, Y D Liu
Objective: To explore the mid- to long-term effect of Wallis interspinous dynamic stabilization system on the adjacent segment degeneration. Methods: From March 2009 to June 2010, in Department of Orthopedics, Beijing Luhe Hospital, Capital Medical University, 24 patients with L4-5 monosegmental lumbar disc herniation were treated with posterior lumbar decompression combined with Wallis interspinous dynamic fixation. Clinical outcomes were evaluated with visual analogue score (VAS) (back pain), VAS (leg pain) and oswestry disability index (ODI) score...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914421/target-depth-estimation-in-active-sonar-cramer-rao-bounds-for-a-bilinear-sound-speed-profile
#16
Alexis Mours, Cornel Ioana, Jérôme I Mars, Nicolas F Josso, Yves Doisy
This paper develops a localization method to estimate the depth of a target in the context of active sonar, at long ranges. The target depth is tactical information for both strategy and classification purposes. The Cramer-Rao lower bounds for the target position as range and depth are derived for a bilinear profile. The influence of sonar parameters on the standard deviations of the target range and depth are studied. A localization method based on ray back-propagation with a probabilistic approach is then investigated...
September 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913913/improved-image-quality-in-abdominal-ct-in-patients-who-underwent-treatment-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-small-metal-implants-using-a-raw-data-based-metal-artifact-reduction-algorithm
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Keitaro Sofue, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Yoshiharu Ohno, Noriyuki Negi, Hiroyasu Inokawa, Naoki Sugihara, Kazuro Sugimura
OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of a raw data-based metal artifact reduction (SEMAR) algorithm for image quality improvement in abdominal CT for patients with small metal implants. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with small metal implants (3-15 mm in size) who underwent treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma were imaged with CT. CT data were reconstructed by filtered back projection with and without SEMAR algorithm in axial and coronal planes. To evaluate metal artefact reduction, mean CT number (HU and SD) and artefact index (AI) values within the liver were calculated...
December 2, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913107/the-influence-of-iterative-reconstruction-on-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-phantom-and-clinical-studies
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Seitaro Oda, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Takeshi Nakaura, Yoshinori Funama, Hideaki Yuki, Masafumi Kidoh, Kenichiro Hirata, Narumi Taguchi, Keiichi Honda, Hiroko Takaoka, Yuji Iyama, Kazuhiro Katahira, Katsuo Noda, Shuichi Oshima, Shinichi Tokuyasu, Yasuyuki Yamashita
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We compared the effect of iterative model reconstruction (IMR), filtered back projection (FBP), and hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR) on coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CAC scans of 30 consecutive patients (18 men and 12 women, age 70.1 ± 12.2 years) were reconstructed with FBP, HIR, and IMR, and the image noise was measured on all images. Two radiologists independently measured the CAC scores using semiautomated software, and interobserver agreement was evaluated...
November 29, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911458/spondylodiscitis-a-rare-complication-following-percutaneous-nephrostomy
#19
Francesco Chiancone, Maurizio Fedelini, Clemente Meccariello, Luigi Pucci, Marco Fabiano, Paolo Fedelini
Spondylodiscitis is an inflammation of the intervertebral disc and the adjacent vertebral bodies. The spondylodiscitis can not only be a complication of medical interventions such as an operation near spinal column but also urogenital and vascular interventions and intravenous catheter use. A 71-year-old man was admitted to our emergency department with fever and severe abdominal pain. Antibiotic therapy had been performed with intravenous administration of 2 g of ceftriaxone and the patient underwent the placement of a percutaneous nephrostomy according to Seldinger technique...
November 28, 2016: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911283/association-between-physical-activity-and-pain-processing-in-adults-with-chronic-low-back-pain-compared-to-pain-free-controls
#20
Lindsay C Orr, Steven Z George, Corey B Simon
BACKGROUND: Pain sensitivity has been negatively associated with physical activity levels. Few studies have examined associations between experimentally induced pain sensitivity and physical activity in adults with chronic low back pain and pain-free controls. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine associations between physical activity levels and how an individual processes pain using experimentally induced pain stimuli. METHODS: Seventy subjects (CLBP = 49; mean age = 46...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
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