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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793122/intra-and-interrater-reliability-of-the-lumbar-locked-thoracic-rotation-test-in-competitive-swimmers-ages-10-through-18-years
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Stef Feijen, Kevin Kuppens, Angela Tate, Isabel Baert, Thomas Struyf, Filip Struyf
OBJECTIVES: Measuring thoracic spine mobility can be of interest to competitive swimmers as it has been associated with shoulder girdle function and scapular position in subjects with and without shoulder pain. At present, no reliability data of thoracic spine mobility measurements are available in the swimming population. This study aims to evaluate the within-session intra- and interrater reliability of the "lumbar-locked rotation test" for thoracic spine rotation in competitive swimmers aged 10 to 18 years...
April 17, 2018: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793090/anti-haemostatic-compounds-from-the-vampire-snail-cumia-reticulata-molecular-cloning-and-in-silico-structure-function-analysis
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Maria Vittoria Modica, Jonathan Reinoso Sánchez, Andrea Pasquadibisceglie, Marco Oliverio, Paolo Mariottini, Manuela Cervelli
Blood-feeding animals are known for their ability to produce bioactive compounds to impair haemostasis and suppress pain perception in the host. These compounds are extremely appealing for pharmacological development since they are generally very effective and specific for their molecular target. A preliminary RNA-Seq based characterization of the secretion from salivary and mid-oesophageal tissues of the vampire snail Cumia reticulata, revealed a complex mixture of feeding-related transcripts with potential anaesthetic and anticoagulant action...
May 16, 2018: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792993/responsiveness-of-the-japanese-orthopaedic-association-back-pain-evaluation-questionnaire-in-lumbar-surgery-and-its-threshold-for-indicating-clinically-important-differences
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Takahito Fujimori, Toshitada Miwa, Takenori Oda
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Introduced in 2007, the Japanese Orthopaedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire (JOABPEQ) has been widely used, but its psychometric properties have not been well studied. PURPOSE: To assess the responsiveness and the clinically important differences of JOABPEQ for lumbar surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Two hundreds and three consecutive patients underwent lumbar surgeries between July 2013 and November 2015 in a single hospital...
May 21, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792940/a-randomized-control-trial-to-determine-the-effectiveness-and-physiological-effects-of-spinal-manipulation-and-spinal-mobilization-compared-to-each-other-and-a-sham-condition-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-the-relief-study
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Brian C Clark, David W Russ, Masato Nakazawa, Christopher R France, Stevan Walkowski, Timothy D Law, Megan Applegate, Niladri Mahato, Samuel Lietkam, James Odenthal, Daniel Corcos, Simeon Hain, Betty Sindelar, Robert J Ploutz-Snyder, James S Thomas
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical care. Manipulative therapies are a common treatment for LBP. Few studies have compared the effectiveness of different types of manipulative therapies. Moreover, the physiologic mechanisms underlying these treatments are not fully understood. Herein, we present the study protocol for The Researching the Effectiveness of Lumbar Interventions for Enhancing Function Study (The RELIEF Study). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: The RELIEF Study is a Phase II RCT with a nested mechanistic design...
May 21, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792735/hip-fracture-in-the-setting-of-limited-life-expectancy-the-importance-of-considering-goals-of-care-and-prognosis
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C Bree Johnston, Amanda Holleran, Thuan Ong, Ursula McVeigh, Elizabeth Ames
IMPORTANCE: Many older patients with a limited life expectancy experience fragility fracture of the hip, and this event is associated with increased risk of premature mortality, functional decline, and institutionalization. The treating team, in collaboration with patients and their families, must determine whether a surgical or conservative approach is in the patient's best interest when a patient has limited life expectancy. OBSERVATION: Goals of care discussions appear to be rare in the setting of fragility fracture...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792117/the-rockwood-classification-in-acute-acromioclavicular-joint-injury-does-not-correlate-with-symptoms
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J Granville-Chapman, E Torrance, A Rashid, L Funk
PURPOSE: Rockwood classified acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries by displacement of the joint on radiographs. This classification has driven the management dogma of acute AC dislocation. The correlation between Rockwood grade and symptoms has not been described in acute injury. This study assesses that relationship. METHODS: This series included 77 patients with acute AC joint injury (<6 weeks), treated between 2006 and 2015. Objective and patient-reported measures enabled correlation between clinical measures and Rockwood grade...
May 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792109/computational-functional-genomics-based-approaches-in-analgesic-drug-discovery-and-repurposing
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Catharina Lippmann, Dario Kringel, Alfred Ultsch, Jörn Lötsch
Persistent pain is a major healthcare problem affecting a fifth of adults worldwide with still limited treatment options. The search for new analgesics increasingly includes the novel research area of functional genomics, which combines data derived from various processes related to DNA sequence, gene expression or protein function and uses advanced methods of data mining and knowledge discovery with the goal of understanding the relationship between the genome and the phenotype. Its use in drug discovery and repurposing for analgesic indications has so far been performed using knowledge discovery in gene function and drug target-related databases; next-generation sequencing; and functional proteomics-based approaches...
May 24, 2018: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791992/role-of-the-duodenum-in-the-pathogenesis-of-functional-dyspepsia-a-paradigm-shift
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Hye-Kyung Jung, Nicholas J Talley
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common disorder characterized by chronic epigastric pain or burning, or bothersome postprandial fullness or early satiation, without a definitive organic cause. The pathogenesis of FD is likely heterogeneous. Classically, motor disorders, visceral hypersensitivity, and brain-gut interactions have been implicated in the pathophysiology of FD, but recently an important role for chronic low-grade inflammation and post-infectious gastroenteritis in FD has been reported and confirmed...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791955/muscle-tendon-enthesis-unit
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Anthony S Tadros, Brady K Huang, Mini N Pathria
Injuries to the muscle-tendon-enthesis unit are common and a significant source of pain and loss of function. This article focuses on the important anatomical and biomechanical considerations for each component of the muscle-tendon-enthesis unit. We review normal and pathologic conditions affecting this unit, illustrating the imaging appearance of common disorders on magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound. Knowledge of the anatomy and biomechanics of these structures is crucial for the radiologist to make accurate diagnoses and provide clinically relevant assessments...
July 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791927/treatment-outcome-of-reconstruction-for-isolated-posterior-cruciate-injury-subjective-and-objective-evaluations
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Satoshi Ochiai, Tetsuo Hagino, Shinya Senga, Takashi Yamashita, Hirotaka Haro
There is no consensus regarding the treatment method and outcome of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury. We hypothesized that although the outcome of PCL reconstruction was favorable in terms of knee stability, the outcome was unsatisfactory in terms of patient-based assessments. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the treatment outcomes of knees that underwent reconstruction for PCL injury by subjective and objective assessments, and to analyze the correlation between various assessments. Twenty-three patients who underwent PCL reconstruction were studied...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791829/burosumab-therapy-in-children-with-x-linked-hypophosphatemia
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Thomas O Carpenter, Michael P Whyte, Erik A Imel, Annemieke M Boot, Wolfgang Högler, Agnès Linglart, Raja Padidela, William Van't Hoff, Meng Mao, Chao-Yin Chen, Alison Skrinar, Emil Kakkis, Javier San Martin, Anthony A Portale
BACKGROUND: X-linked hypophosphatemia is characterized by increased secretion of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23), which leads to hypophosphatemia and consequently rickets, osteomalacia, and skeletal deformities. We investigated burosumab, a monoclonal antibody that targets FGF-23, in patients with X-linked hypophosphatemia. METHODS: In an open-label, phase 2 trial, we randomly assigned 52 children with X-linked hypophosphatemia, in a 1:1 ratio, to receive subcutaneous burosumab either every 2 weeks or every 4 weeks; the dose was adjusted to achieve a serum phosphorus level at the low end of the normal range...
May 24, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791811/the-putative-transient-receptor-potential-trp-channel-protein-encoded-by-the-orf19-4805-is-involved-in-cation-sensitivity-antifungal-tolerance-and-filamentation-in-candida-albicans
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Linghuo Jiang, Yi Yang
The ancient family of cation channels, transient receptor potential (TRP) channels, is highly conserved in eukaryotes and plays various physiological functions from sensation of ion homeostasis to reception of pain and vision. Calcium-permeable TRP channels have been identified from the plant Arabidopsis thaliana (AtCsc1) and the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ScCsc1), respectively. In this study, we have characterized the functions of the Csc1 homolog, the orf19.4805, in Candida albicans. The orf19...
May 23, 2018: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791699/a-comparative-effectiveness-study-for-non-operative-treatment-methods-for-knee-osteoarthritis
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Frank R Kolisek, Charles Jaggard, Anton Khlopas, Assem A Sultan, Nipun Sodhi, Michael A Mont
A number of non-operative treatment options are commonly prescribed for patients presenting with degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee, where surgery is not yet recommended. However, there is a paucity of studies evaluating the comparative effectiveness of these treatment options to best inform both patients and providers. This study examined the comparative effectiveness of a home exercise program versus bracing or a combination of the two (brace-only, exercise-only, and brace and exercise cohorts) on the following: 1) objective functional measures (quadriceps muscle strength, Self-Paced Walk Test [SPWT], and Timed "Up & Go" [TUG] Test); 2) subjective functional measures (Lower Extremity Function Scale [LEFS] and Health Survey [VR-12] outcomes); 3) pain using Visual Analog Scale [VAS-10]; 4) patient metrics (patient treatment preference, perceptions, and compliance); and 5) progression to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) over a 12-week period...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791196/determining-success-or-failure-after-foot-and-ankle-surgery-using-patient-acceptable-symptom-state-pass-and-patient-reported-outcome-information-system-promis
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Michael R Anderson, Judith F Baumhauer, Benedict F DiGiovanni, Sam Flemister, John P Ketz, Irvin Oh, Jeffrey R Houck
BACKGROUND: As the role of generic patient-reported outcomes (PROs) expands, important questions remain about their interpretation. In particular, how the Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Instrumentation System (PROMIS) t score values correlate with the patients' perception of success or failure (S/F) of their surgery is unknown. The purposes of this study were to characterize the association of PROMIS t scores, the patients' perception of their symptoms (patient acceptable symptom state [PASS]), and determination of S/F after surgery...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790982/peritumoral-edema-relative-to-meningioma-size-predicts-functional-outcomes-after-resection-in-older-patients
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Joshua Loewenstern, Amit Aggarwal, Margaret Pain, Ernest Barthélemy, Anthony Costa, Joshua Bederson, Raj K Shrivastava
BACKGROUND: Resection of meningiomas in older adults is associated with increased complications and postoperative functional deficits. Extent of peritumoral edema (PTE), which has been associated with surgical prognosis, may represent a preoperative risk marker for poorer outcomes in older adults. OBJECTIVE: To quantitatively evaluate the relationship between preoperative PTE and postresection outcomes in older meningioma patients. METHODS: One hundred twelve older meningioma patients (age ≥ 60) with evidence of PTE on MRI were reviewed...
May 22, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790868/altered-prefrontal-correlates-of-monetary-anticipation-and-outcome-in-chronic-pain
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Katherine T Martucci, Nicholas Borg, Kelly H MacNiven, Brian Knutson, Sean C Mackey
Chronic pain may alter both affect- and value-related behaviors, which represents a potentially treatable aspect of chronic pain experience. Current understanding of how chronic pain influences the function of brain reward systems, however, is limited. Using a monetary incentive delay task and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we measured neural correlates of reward anticipation and outcomes in female participants with the chronic pain condition of fibromyalgia (N = 17) and age-matched, pain-free, female controls (N = 15)...
April 4, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790792/dorsal-plating-for-intra-articular-middle-phalangeal-base-fractures-with-volar-instability
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Travis A Doering, Andrew S Greenberg, David V Tuckman
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular middle phalangeal base fractures with volar instability are rare injuries with scant literature on optimal management. Our purpose is to describe our method of dorsal plating and report postoperative outcomes. METHODS: This study is a retrospective case review of 5 patients with intra-articular middle phalangeal base fractures with volar proximal interphalangeal joint instability, measuring subjective, clinical, and radiographic outcomes...
May 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790635/the-effect-of-12-week-garlic-supplementation-on-symptom-relief-in-overweight-or-obese-women-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Ahmad Salimzadeh, Elham Alipoor, Sahar Dehghani, Mehdi Yaseri, Mostafa Hosseini, Christine Feinle-Bisset, Mohammad Javad Hosseinzadeh-Attar
AIMS: Chronic joint pain and stiffness, and functional disability, are the major debilitating features of osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of this study was to assess the effect of 12-week supplementation with a garlic supplement on knee osteoarthritis outcomes in overweight or obese women. METHODS: Seventy-six postmenopausal overweight or obese women (25≤BMI≤40 kg/m2 ) with medically diagnosed knee OA participated in this randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-design trial...
May 23, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790618/intratendinous-injection-of-autologous-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-the-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-disease-a-first-in-human-trial
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Chris H Jo, Jee Won Chai, Eui Cheol Jeong, Sohee Oh, Paul S Kim, Jeong Yong Yoon, Kang Sup Yoon
Despite relatively good results of current symptomatic treatments for rotator cuff disease, there has been an unmet need for fundamental treatments to halt or reverse the progress of disease. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of intratendinous injection of autologous adipose-tissue derived MSCs (AD MSCs) in patients with rotator cuff disease. The first part of the study consists of 3 dose-escalation cohorts; the low- (1.0x107 cells), mid- (5.0x107 ), and high-dose (1.0x108 ) groups with 3 patients each for the evaluation of the safety and tolerability...
May 23, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790589/genotype-phenotype-correlation-of-hereditary-erythrocytosis-mutations-a-single-center-experience
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Jennifer L Oliveira, Lea M Coon, Lori A Frederick, Molly Hein, Kenneth C Swanson, Michelle E Savedra, Tavanna R Porter, Mrinal M Patnaik, Ayalew Tefferi, Animesh Pardanani, Stefan K Grebe, David S Viswanatha, James D Hoyer
Hereditary erythrocytosis is associated with high oxygen affinity hemoglobin variants (HOAs), 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate deficiency and abnormalities in EPOR and the oxygen-sensing pathway proteins PHD, HIF2α, and VHL. Our laboratory has 40 years of experience with hemoglobin disorder testing and we have characterized HOAs using varied protein and molecular techniques including functional assessment by p50 analysis. In addition, we have more recently commenced adding the assessment of clinically relevant regions of the VHL, BPGM, EPOR, EGLN1 (PHD2), and EPAS1 (HIF2A) genes in a more comprehensive hereditary erythrocytosis panel of tests...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
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