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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456752/treatment-of-the-overriding-fifth-toe-butler-s-arthroplasty-is-a-good-option
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R Simões, C Alves, L Tavares, I Balacó, P Sá Cardoso, T Pu Ling, G Matos
Purpose: The overriding fifth toe is a congenital triplane deformity that may cause aesthetic and functional concerns in children and adolescents. This study aims to evaluate the results obtained when using Butler's arthroplasty to treat this forefoot deformity. Methods: We performed a retrospective study, including all patients undergoing Butler's arthroplasty from January 1995 to December 2012. Clinical records were reviewed to determine age at date of surgery, gender, laterality, preoperative symptoms, success of deformity correction, postoperative pain, scarring, need for adapted shoe, rates of complications and recurrence...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421838/knee-pain-and-the-use-of-various-types-of-footwear-a-review
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Morad Chugthai, Jared M Newman, Samuel Akil, Anton Khlopas, Assem A Sultan, Nipun Sodhi, Anil Bhave, Steven F Harwin, Michael A Mont
Knee pain is a highly prevalent condition in the United States with multiple etiologies, with two of the most common sources being osteoarthritis (OA) and patellofemoral pain (PFP). These conditions can lead to reduced physical function and a poor quality of life. Various modalities have been used to decrease the amount of knee pain that individuals' experience; however, they are not always successful and can be expensive. Several studies have reported on specialized footwear for symptomatic alleviation of conditions that affect the knee, this is because it has been theorized that certain footwear can alter the forces placed by muscles on lower-extremity joints, and can potentially alleviate pain by reducing the load placed on the joint...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416998/association-of-personal-hygiene-with-common-morbidities-among-upper-primary-school-children-in-rural-odisha
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Kalyan Kumar Paul, Sandeep Kumar Panigrahi, Arun Kiran Soodi Reddy, Trilochan Sahu
Context: In India, children of upper primary school receive less attention from health-care providers. The majority of their health problems are preventable through hygienic practices. Aims: The aim of this study was to find out the association of personal hygiene with common morbidities among upper primary school children. Settings and Design: A cross-sectional study conducted in a rural upper primary school of Odisha. Subjects and Methods: A semi-structured schedule based on the Global School Health Survey Questionnaire and necessary instruments for clinical examination were used...
July 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414905/clinical-aspects-of-foot-health-in-individuals-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Daniel López-López, Marta Grela-Fariña, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, César Calvo-Lobo, David Rodríguez-Sanz, Patricia Palomo-López, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo
Alzheimer's disease (AD) shows a marked presence of physiologic changes and the start or aggravation of underlying diseases such as physical frailty in diverse anatomical regions. It is believed to have a particularly harmful effect on the health of the foot. We examined the foot health status in older persons with AD, with a specific focus on the extent to which people with AD may be using inadequate footwear in old age. Seventy-three community-dwelling people with probable, mild to moderate AD aged 65-95 years were recruited from a center of excellence for AD...
February 7, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408727/establishing-state-of-motion-through-two-dimensional-foot-and-shoe-print-analysis-a-pilot-study
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Fernando Bueno Neves, Graham P Arnold, Sadiq Nasir, Weijie Wang, Calum MacDonald, Ian Christie, Rami J Abboud
According to the College of Podiatry, footprints rank among the most frequent forms of evidence found at crime scenes, and the recent ascension of forensic podiatry reflects the importance of footwear and barefoot traces in contemporary forensic practice. In this context, this pilot study focused on whether it is possible to distinguish between walking and running states using parameters derived from two-dimensional foot or shoe prints. Eleven subjects moved along four tracks (barefoot walking; barefoot running; footwear walking; footwear running) while having their bare feet or footwear stained with artificial blood and their footstep patterns recorded...
January 31, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402807/recent-advances-and-future-opportunities-to-address-challenges-in-offloading-diabetic-feet-a-mini-review
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Ryan T Crews, Abagayle L King, Sai V Yalla, Noah J Rosenblatt
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are a substantial dilemma for geriatric individuals with diabetes. The breakdown in tissue associated with DFU is typically a result of repetitive cycles of physical stress placed on the feet during weight-bearing activity. Accordingly, a key tenet in healing as well as preventing DFU is the use of offloading footwear to redistribute physical stress away from high stress locations such as bony prominences. Over the last several years there has been a substantial amount of effort directed at better understanding and implementing the practice of offloading...
January 16, 2018: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399807/ethylene-vinyl-acetate-foam-as-a-new-lung-substitute-in-radiotherapy
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Enrique Marqués, Pedro J Mancha
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam as a new lung substitute in radiotherapy and to study its physical and dosimetric characteristics METHODS: We calculated the ideal vinyl acetate (VA) content of EVA foam sheets to mimic the physical and dosimetric characteristics of the ICRU lung tissue. We also computed the water-to- medium mass collision stopping power ratios, mass attenuation coeffcients, CT numbers, effective atomic numbers and electron densities for: ICRU lung tissue, the RANDO commercial phantom, scaled WATER and EVA foam sheets with varying VA contents in a range between the minimum and maximum values supplied by the manufacturer...
February 5, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382479/-does-a-physical-education-lesson-affect-the-foot-morphology-in-school-aged-children
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Laura Martín-Casado, Christian Barquín
BACKGROUND: To analyze the changes in foot morphology in school-age children, after a Physical Education lesson. METHODS: A total of 10 school-age children (5 girls and 5 boys) were recruited with a mean age of 9.3 ± 0.5 years that voluntary participated in this study. Measurements of both feet were obtained using a 3D foot digitizer model IFU-S-01 (Japan) in two different moments, before and after a physical education lesson (per-exercise and post-exercise), where different activities involving displacements, jumps and landings were performed...
September 2017: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376482/effects-of-orthopedic-insoles-on-static-balance-of-older-adults-wearing-thick-socks
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Christina Zong-Hao Ma, Duo Wai-Chi Wong, Anson Hong-Ping Wan, Winson Chiu-Chun Lee
BACKGROUND: The wearing of socks and insoles may affect the ability of the foot to detect tactile input influencing postural balance. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether (1) thick socks adversely affected the elderly postural balance and (2) orthopedic insoles could improve the elderly postural balance while wearing thick socks. STUDY DESIGN: Repeated-measures study design. METHODS: In total, 14 healthy older adults were recruited...
January 1, 2018: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371890/diabetic-foot-australia-guideline-on-footwear-for-people-with-diabetes
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Jaap J van Netten, Peter A Lazzarini, David G Armstrong, Sicco A Bus, Robert Fitridge, Keith Harding, Ewan Kinnear, Matthew Malone, Hylton B Menz, Byron M Perrin, Klaas Postema, Jenny Prentice, Karl-Heinz Schott, Paul R Wraight
Background: The aim of this paper was to create an updated Australian guideline on footwear for people with diabetes. Methods: We reviewed new footwear publications, (inter)national guidelines, and consensus expert opinion alongside the 2013 Australian footwear guideline to formulate updated recommendations. Result: We recommend health professionals managing people with diabetes should: (1) Advise people with diabetes to wear footwear that fits, protects and accommodates the shape of their feet...
2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366799/gravimetric-composition-of-the-rejects-coming-from-the-segregation-process-of-the-municipal-recyclable-wastes
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J M B M Moura, I Gohr Pinheiro, J L Carmo
Rejects from selective collection are municipal solid waste (MSW) not used for recycling and are, therefore, destined for the landfill in Brazil. Knowledge of the composition and generation of this waste is important for strategically planning public policies that minimize its generation and its negative environmental impacts. However, this portion of MSW is not very well known. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the rejects from the sorting process of the selective waste collection in the municipality of Blumenau, in the State of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil...
January 20, 2018: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351360/collection-of-wet-origin-footwear-impressions-on-various-surfaces-using-an-electrostatic-dust-print-lifter
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Sungwook Hong, Miseon Park
Electrostatic dust print lift method is known to be able to recover only dry-origin footwear impression. However, the wet-origin footwear impression could also be recovered using this method. As the amount of dust accumulated before deposition of the wet-origin footwear impression increased, the intensity of the footwear impression lifted with this method became stronger. If the footwear impression is not affected by moisture after it is made, the 28-h old wet-origin footwear impression could be recovered using this method...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322859/electrostatic-hazards-of-charging-of-bedclothes-and-ignition-in-medical-facilities
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Yuta Endo, Atsushi Ohsawa, Mizuki Yamaguma
We investigated the charge generated on bedclothes (cotton and polyester) during bedding exchange with different humidities and the ignitability of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (72.3 mass% ethanol) due to static spark with different temperatures to identify the hazards of electrostatic shocks and ignitions previously occurred in medical facilities. The results indicated that the charging of the polyester bedclothes may induce human body potential of over about 10 kV, resulting in shocks even at the relative humidity of 50%, and the human body potential of higher than about 8 kV can cause the risk of the ignition of the hand sanitizer...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310058/the-effects-of-low-arched-feet-on-lower-limb-joints-moment-asymmetry-during-gait-in-children-a-cross-sectional-study
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AmirAli Jafarnezhadgero, Mahdi Majlesi, Morteza Madadi-Shad
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of flexible flat feet in children was reported to be up to 20% in previous studies. However, the role of foot type in the development of musculoskeletal injuries is less clear, particularly in children. The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in the joint moment asymmetry in children with flexible flat feet and healthy matched control subjects. METHODS: Fourteen male children with flexible flat feet and 15 healthy control subjects served as the sample of the study...
November 10, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303986/the-effect-of-the-accelerometer-operating-range-on-biomechanical-parameters-stride-length-velocity-and-peak-tibial-acceleration-during-running
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Christian Mitschke, Pierre Kiesewetter, Thomas L Milani
Previous studies have used accelerometers with various operating ranges (ORs) when measuring biomechanical parameters. However, it is still unclear whether ORs influence the accuracy of running parameters, and whether the different stiffnesses of footwear midsoles influence this accuracy. The purpose of the present study was to systematically investigate the influence of OR on the accuracy of stride length, running velocity, and on peak tibial acceleration. Twenty-one recreational heel strike runners ran on a 15-m indoor track at self-selected running speeds in three footwear conditions (low to high midsole stiffness)...
January 5, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302533/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-foot-care-in-patients-with-diabetes-at-central-rural-india
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Bharati Amar Taksande, Mukesh Thote, U N Jajoo
Introduction: Diabetic foot syndrome is one of the common and most devastating preventable complications of diabetes mellitus (DM). It is associated with morbidity and premature mortality due to long-term complications affecting foot. The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes should have a comprehensive foot examination once per year. Most of the foot problems can be prevented with careful foot care. It may take effort and time to build up good foot care habits, but self-care is essential...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288908/the-role-of-military-footwear-and-workload-on-ground-reaction-forces-during-a-simulated-lateral-ankle-sprain-mechanism
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Jeffrey D Simpson, Hunter DeBusk, Christopher Hill, Adam Knight, Harish Chander
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains are a common orthopedic injury in military populations, which may be attributed to occupational demands and footwear. Minimalist military boots have become popular, but their influence on ground reaction force (GRF) attenuation capabilities during an ankle inversion perturbation are unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine potential differences in GRFs during an ankle inversion perturbation in a standard issue (STN) and minimalist military boot (MIN) before and after a simulated military workload...
November 22, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281893/adherence-over-time-the-course-of-adherence-to-customized-diabetic-insoles-as-objectively-assessed-by-a-temperature-sensor
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Dominic Ehrmann, Monika Spengler, Michael Jahn, Dea Niebuhr, Thomas Haak, Bernhard Kulzer, Norbert Hermanns
BACKGROUND: Temperature sensors are an objective way to assess adherence to diabetic footwear. Good adherence is essential for the prevention of diabetic foot problems. Little is known about the long-term course of adherence in patients at risk for diabetic foot problems. METHOD: A temperature sensor was incorporated into the specialized footwear of patients with type 2 diabetes after their first plantar ulceration. Kaplan-Meier curve was used to analyze when patients started to become nonadherent (not wearing the footwear for two straight weeks)...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249141/effect-of-textured-insoles-on-postural-control-during-static-upright-posture-following-lower-limb-muscle-fatigue
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Francesco Palazzo, Alessandra Nardi, Virginia Tancredi, Alfio Caronti, Gianpaolo Scalia Tomba, Pietro Lebone, Elvira Padua, Giuseppe Annino
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of textured insoles on static upright posture before and after lower limb muscle fatigue. Textured insoles used contained small and non-deformable pebbles of various sizes that are able to stimulate a major number of mechanoreceptors. It was inserted inside footwear. METHODS: Ten healthy young adults participated in the study (mean age 26.1 ± 3.07 years). They were asked to stand on a force platform in four sensory states: vision, no vision, with and without natural plantar stimulation...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240587/reclaiming-autologous-amputated-tissue-for-limb-salvage-of-a-diabetic-foot-burn-with-underlying-critical-limb-ischemia
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Catherine N Tchanque-Fossuo, Andrew M Wishy, Kaitlyn I M West, David L Dawson, Sara E Dahle, John G Carson
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a worldwide pandemic that impacts more than 387 million people, with 29 million individuals affected in the United States alone. Diabetic patients have a 25% lifetime risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). Having a DFU is associated with a risk of recurrence approaching 70%. In addition, 1 in 6 patients with DFU will have a lower-limb amputation, with an associated increase in mortality ranging from 47% to 70%. Therefore, limb salvage is critical in patients with DFU...
January 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
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