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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538530/clinical-assessment-and-diagnostics-of-patients-with-hand-disorders-a-case-study-approach
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Mabel Qi He Leow, Rebecca Qian Ru Lim, Shian Chao Tay
Clinical assessment of the hand is important for diagnosing underlying hand disorders. Using a case study approach, the clinical assessment for three disorders of the hands is presented: trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis), carpal tunnel syndrome, and ulnar-sided wrist injury (styloid impingement). We assess the annular one pulley and finger range of motion for patients with trigger finger. To diagnose for carpal tunnel syndrome, assessment for Tinel's sign, Phalen's sign, abductor pollicis brevis muscle bulk, two-point discrimination, and obtaining a nerve conduction study are performed...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538379/unilateral-versus-bilateral-pedicle-screw-fixation-with-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-a-meta-analysis
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Huan Liu, Ying Xu, Si-Dong Yang, Tao Wang, Hui Wang, Feng-Yu Liu, Wen-Yuan Ding
BACKGROUND: Both unilateral pedicle screw fixation with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and bilateral pedicle screw fixation with PLIF are used to treat lumbar degenerative diseases (LDD). However, which one is a better treatment for LDD remains considerable controversy. Therefore, the focus of this meta-analysis was to assess the merits and shortcomings of efficacy of these 2 surgical procedures for LDD. METHODS: An extensive search of literature was performed in Pubmed/MEDLINE, Embase, CNKI, and WANFANG databases on unilateral versus bilateral pedicle screw fixation with PLIF fusion for LDD, from January 2007 to January 2017 and language was restricted to Chinese or English...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538254/acute-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-as-presentation-of-hereditary-neuropathy-with-liability-to-pressure-palsies-in-a-patient-who-exercised-regularly-in-the-army
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Malathi Perugula, Gulshan Uppal, Miguel Chuquilin
Acute generalized neuropathy as the presenting manifestation of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is rare. We report a 19-year-old Army recruit who exercised regularly for 9 months and presented with 2 weeks of numbness, tingling, and weakness in both upper and lower extremities, starting 2 weeks after influenza vaccination and 1 day after vigorous exercise. Based on acute onset, clinical examination and electrophysiological findings, Guillain-Barre syndrome was diagnosed, and intravenous immunoglobulin was administered with minimal improvement...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538253/immune-myopathy-with-perimysial-pathology-associated-with-interstitial-lung-disease-and-anti-ej-antibodies
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Patrick M Kwon, Lan Zhou, Rajeev Motiwala, Leslie D Kerr, Susan C Shin
OBJECTIVES: We report a case of immune myopathy with perimysial pathology associated with anti-glycyl-transfer RNA synthetase (anti-EJ) antibody and an excellent treatment response. METHODS: Chart review. RESULTS: A 36-year-old woman presented with 3 months of fatigue, weight loss, progressive weakness in a scapuloperoneal distribution, and dysphagia. Nerve conduction studies, electromyography, and ultrasound suggested an irritable myopathy...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538070/one-stage-treatment-for-adult-patients-with-crouzonoid-appearance-by-orthognathic-and-face-contouring-surgery
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Byung Jun Kim, Hahn Sol Bae, Yoonho Lee
Crouzon syndrome is a rare genetic disorder with autosomal-dominant inheritance that shows a triad of hallmark characteristics: craniosynostosis, exophthalmos, and midface retrusion. General treatment protocol for patients with Crouzon syndrome has already been established, but there is no standard treatment strategy for adult patients with Crouzonoid appearance. The authors present clinical patients of 1-stage orthognathic and face contouring surgery to achieve functional and aesthetic improvement.One-stage surgery was performed in adult patients with Crouzonoid appearance without a history of facial surgery...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535487/nerve-excitability-changes-related-to-muscle-weakness-in-chronic-progressive-external-ophthalmoplegia
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Antoine Gueguen, Claude Jardel, Marc Polivka, S Veronica Tan, Françoise Gray, Catherine Vignal, Anne Lombès, Olivier Gout, Hugh Bostock
OBJECTIVE: To explore potential spreading to peripheral nerves of the mitochondrial dysfunction in chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) by assessing axonal excitability. METHODS: CPEO patients (n=13) with large size deletion of mitochondrial DNA and matching healthy controls (n=22) were included in a case-control study. Muscle strength was quantified using MRC sum-score and used to define two groups of patients: CPEO-weak and CPEO-normal (normal strength)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535116/is-mannitol-the-treatment-of-choice-for-patients-with-ciguatera-fish-poisoning
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Michael E Mullins, Robert S Hoffman
CONTEXT: Ciguatera fish poisoning arises primarily from consumption of carnivorous reef fish caught in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Ciguatoxins, a class of tasteless, heat-stable, polycyclic toxins produced by dinoflagellates, accumulate through the food chain and concentrate in various carnivorous fish, such as groupers, barracudas, wrasses, amberjack, kingfishes, and eels. Characteristics of ciguatera fish poisoning include early nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in the first one to two days post ingestion, followed by the appearance of sensory disturbances...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533602/effects-of-skilled-reach-training-with-affected-forelimb-and-treadmill-exercise-on-the-expression-of-neurotrophic-factor-following-ischemia-induced-brain-injury-in-rats
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Min-Sik Yong, Seong-Gil Kim, Song-Hee Cheon
[Purpose] The aim of the present study was to investigate effects of skilled reach training with affected forelimb and treadmill exercise on the expression of neurotrophic factor following ischemia-induced brain injury in rats. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups randomly: namely, the control sacrified 2 weeks after surgery, skilled reach training with forepaw contralateral to brain injury for 2 weeks, and treadmill exercise for 2 weeks. Transient focal cerebral ischemia was induced by intraluminal occlusion of the left middle cerebral artery...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532907/nerve-atrophy-and-a-small-trigeminal-pontine-angle-in-primary-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-morphometric-mri-study
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Jian Cheng, Jinli Meng, Wenke Liu, Heng Zhang, Ding Lei, Xuhui Hui
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the morphological and structural changes of trigeminal nerve in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and to perform a comparison with healthy controls. METHODS: We conducted a prospective case-control study of 60 consective patients diagnosed with TN and 30 sex-and age-matched healthy controls. All subjects underwent high-resolution three-dimensional MRI. The volume and length of the cisternal segment of trigeminal nerve and the angle between the trigeminal nerve and the anterior surface of the pons (trigeminal pontine angle) were measured and compared...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532881/preliminary-evidence-of-regional-interdependent-inhibition-using-a-diaphragm-release-to-specifically-induce-an-immediate-hypoalgesic-effect-in-the-cervical-spine
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Calum A McCoss, Ross Johnston, Darren J Edwards, Charles Millward
In clinical practice, Osteopaths and Manual Therapists commonly direct treatment towards the diaphragm by the use of a 'Diaphragm Release'. Currently, there is paucity within the literature to support the use of this technique, specifically in pain outcomes. This research aims to support a neurophysiological mechanism based upon the osteopathic principle "The body is a unit". Demonstrating that directing treatment to distal tissue which is neurologically related can reduce pain in the originating spinal segments...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532415/hemodynamic-changes-caused-by-acupuncture-in-healthy-volunteers-a-prospective-single-arm-exploratory-clinical-study
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Tae-Hun Kim, Boncho Ku, Jang-Han Bae, Jae-Young Shin, Min-Ho Jun, Jung Won Kang, Junghwan Kim, Jun-Hwan Lee, Jaeuk U Kim
BACKGROUND: Radial pressure pulse wave (RPPW) examination has been a key diagnostic component of traditional Chinese medicine. The objective of this study was to investigate the changes in RPPW along with various hemodynamic variables after acupuncture stimulation and to examine the validity of pulse diagnosis as a modern diagnostic tool. METHODS: We conducted acupuncture stimulation at both ST36 acupuncture points in 25 healthy volunteers. We simultaneously assessed the RPPW by pulse tonometry; heart rate variability (HRV) by electrocardiogram; photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals, respiration rate, peripheral blood flow velocity and arterial depth by ultrasonography; and cardiac output by impedance cardiography, before, during and after a session of acupuncture stimulation...
May 22, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528745/measurement-of-electrochemical-conductance-of-penile-skin-using-sudoscan-%C3%A2-a-new-tool-to-assess-neurogenic-impotence
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Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the value of electrochemical skin conductance (ESC) measurement at penile level using Sudoscan(®) for the diagnosis of neurogenic impotence in diabetics. METHODS: The following neurophysiological parameters were assessed in 25 male diabetics who complained of impotence and 25 age-matched normal male subjects without erectile dysfunction (age range: 29-70 years): ESC, sympathetic skin responses (SSR), warm detection thresholds (WDT), and cold detection thresholds (CDT) for the penis and the feet, vibration detection thresholds (VDT) for the penis, and sensory nerve conduction study of the dorsal nerve of the penis (DNP) with sensory nerve action potential (SNAP) recording...
May 18, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528294/isoliquiritigenin-reduces-oxidative-damage-and-alleviates-mitochondrial-impairment-by-sirt1-activation-in-experimental-diabetic-neuropathy
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Veera Ganesh Yerra, Anil Kumar Kalvala, Ashutosh Kumar
Sirtuin (SIRT1) inactivation underlies the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and hyperglycaemia-associated vascular complications, but its role in diabetic neuropathy (DN) has not been yet explored. We have evaluated hyperglycaemia-induced alteration of SIRT1 signalling and the effect of isoliquiritigenin (ILQ) on SIRT1-directed AMP kinase (AMPK) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1α) signalling in peripheral nerves of streptozotocin (STZ) (55 mg/kg, ip)-induced diabetic rats and in high glucose (30 mM)-exposed neuro2a (N2A) cells...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527594/whole-globe-biomechanics-using-high-field-mri
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Andrew P Voorhees, Leon C Ho, Ning-Jiun Jan, Huong Tran, Yolandi van der Merwe, Kevin Chan, Ian A Sigal
The eye is a complex structure composed of several interconnected tissues acting together, across the whole globe, to resist deformation due to intraocular pressure (IOP). However, most work in the ocular biomechanics field only examines the response to IOP over smaller regions of the eye. We used high-field MRI to measure IOP induced ocular displacements and deformations over the whole globe. Seven sheep eyes were obtained from a local abattoir and imaged within 48 h using MRI at multiple levels of IOP. IOP was controlled with a gravity perfusion system and a cannula inserted into the anterior chamber...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527175/chorea-and-orofaciolingual-dystonia-in-a-40-year-old-male
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Lulup Kumar Sahoo, Kali Prasanna Swain, Ashok Kumar Mallick, Geeta Mohanty, Maheswar Samanta, Srikanta Kumar Sahoo
Neuroacanthocytosis is a heterogeneous group of disorders which result in progressive neurodegeneration, predominantly of the basal ganglia, and erythrocyte acanthocytosis. We report a case of neuroacanthocytosis with typical phenotype of choreoacanthocytosis. A 40 year male presented with features of chorea with orofaciolingual dystonia producing eating and speech difficulties. There were features of self mutilation in form of lip and tongue biting. Peripheral blood smear examination revealed acanthocytes in our patient...
April 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527161/prognostic-indicators-of-response-to-plasmapheresis-in-patients-of-guillain-barre-syndrome
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H B Prasad, R T Borse, A N Avate, Assistant Professor In Medicine Palasdeokar
INTRODUCTION: Plasmapheresis is an important modality for the treatment of GBS. Moreover the response to this treatment modality is not same in all cases. We therefore studied the various prognostic indicators of response to plasmapheresis in patients of Guillain Barre Syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 40 patients were included in the study. Thorough clinical examination was done. Nerve conduction was done to find out the type of neuropathy. All were then given plasmapheresis...
April 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526487/ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-injection-in-dogs-a-cadaveric-study
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Diego A Portela, Luis Campoy, Pablo E Otero, Manuel Martin-Flores, Robin D Gleed
OBJECTIVE: To describe ultrasound-visualized anatomy and the spread characteristics of a dye injected in the thoracic paravertebral (TPV) space under ultrasound guidance. STUDY DESIGN: Anatomic cadaver study. ANIMALS: Seven dog cadavers. METHODS: One cadaver was used to observe, identify, and describe the relevant TPV anatomy. In the remaining six, the left fifth TPV space was randomly assigned to be injected with either a low volume (LV; 0...
February 16, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525999/is-soft-tissue-repair-a-right-choice-to-avoid-early-dislocation-after-tha-in-posterior-approach
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Yiqin Zhou, Shiqi Cao, Lintao Li, Manoj Narava, Qiwei Fu, Qirong Qian
BACKGROUND: Dislocation is the second most common complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA). The effectiveness of soft tissue repair to reduce dislocation rate is still debated and thus a meta-analysis was conducted. METHODS: A systematic search in PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases was conducted for this meta-analysis. INCLUSION CRITERIA: clinical comparative trials on the use of soft tissue repair including rotators and capsule repair in primary THA...
May 19, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524122/-a-plasminogen-regulation-system-in-brain-tumors
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O I Kit, E M Frantsiyants, L S Kozlova, E E Rostorguev, I V Balyazin-Parfenov, Yu A Pogorelova
INTRODUCTION: Tumor progression and neovascularization during malignant processes are believed to be associated with plasminogen activators and the PAI-1 inhibitor, but their role and interactions in various types of brain tumors have been studied insufficiently. AIM: To conduct a comparative study of plasminogen regulation in optic nerve sheath meningiomas, glioblastomas, and brain metastases of breast cancer, as well as in perifocal tissues surrounding the tumors...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524055/risk-factors-associated-with-relapse-of-eyelid-basal-cell-carcinoma-results-from-a-retrospective-study-of-142-patients
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Giusy Fatigato, Silvano Capitani, Daniela Milani, Silvia Grassilli, Ayman Am Alameen, Marco Candiani, Carlo Riberti, Marco Galasso, Maurizio Previati
Of skin cancers, 9% arise at the periocular level, constituting a significant threat due to the proximity to intracranial structures, such as the eyes, nerve endings and proximal tissues. Tumour recurrence can be frequent and represents a primary clinical challenge for the surgeon. To present a retrospective study on the treatment of eyelid tumours at a tertiary care centre in Italy over an eight-year period and, in particular, to underline the risk factors associated with tumour relapse. Among a cohort of 205 patients, a retrospective study was conducted on 142 basal cell carcinoma (BCC) patients with eyelid tumours treated with surgical excision...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
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