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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726572/successful-forearm-prosthesis-fitting-in-a-patient-with-epidermolysis-bullosa-dystrophica-case-report
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Carl Verduyn, Marie-Anne Morren, Marguerite Stas, Friedl Sinnaeve, Katarina Segers, Carlotte Kiekens
BACKGROUND: Epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica is a rare dermatological disease characterized by extreme skin fragility and elevated risk of developing a squamous cell carcinoma. In some cases, amputation of a limb is necessary. Case description and methods: A 37-year-old man with recessive, severe generalized epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica developed a squamous cell carcinoma on the right forearm requiring a below-elbow amputation. Preoperative advice concerning indication and level of amputation was given...
July 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725246/effects-of-vaginal-cylinder-position-on-dose-distribution-in-patients-with-endometrial-carcinoma-in-treatment-of-vaginal-cuff-brachytherapy
#2
Yurday Ozdemir, Yemliha Dolek, Cem Onal
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of different cylinder positions on dosimetry of critical structures in patients with endometrial carcinoma undergoing three-dimensional image-based vaginal cuff brachytherapy (VCB). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We delivered VCB at a dose of 4 Gy to a depth of 5 mm in the vaginal cuff of 15 patients using three different cylinder positions (neutral [N], parallel [P], and angled [A]) according to the longitudinal axis of the patient. We analyzed the dose-volume distribution and volumetric variability of the rectum and bladder...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723308/percutaneous-trans-tracheal-endoscopic-approach-a-novel-technique-for-the-excision-of-benign-lesions-of-thoracic-trachea
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Suresh C Sharma, K Devaraja, Arvind Kairo, Rakesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Currently, neoplasms of the trachea and lower airway demand open transcervical approach with or without thoracotomy. We describe here a novel, minimally invasive approach for an intraluminal lesion of the thoracic trachea, called percutaneous trans-tracheal endoscopic approach (PTEA). Apart from obvious advantages over potentially morbid open procedures, this technique has certain peculiar benefits over rigid or flexible bronchoscopic approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 43-year-old male patient had glomus tumor of thoracic trachea...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720715/ischemic-preconditioning-does-not-alter-muscle-sympathetic-responses-to-static-handgrip-and-metaboreflex-activation-in-young-healthy-men
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Anthony V Incognito, Connor J Doherty, Jordan B Lee, Matthew J Burns, Philip J Millar
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has been hypothesized to elicit ergogenic effects by reducing feedback from metabolically sensitive group III/IV muscle afferents during exercise. If so, reflex efferent neural outflow should be attenuated. We investigated the effects of IPC on muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) during static handgrip (SHG) and used post-exercise circulatory occlusion (PECO) to isolate for the muscle metaboreflex. Thirty-seven healthy men (age: 24 ± 5 years [mean ± SD]) were randomized to receive sham (n = 16) or IPC (n = 21) interventions...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720674/tracheal-tube-design-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Anahita Rouzé, Emmanuelle Jaillette, Julien Poissy, Sébastien Préau, Saad Nseir
Microaspiration of contaminated oropharyngeal and gastric secretions is the main mechanism for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill patients. Improving the performance of tracheal tubes in reducing microaspiration is one potential means to prevent VAP. The aim of this narrative review is to discuss recent findings on the impact of tracheal tube design on VAP prevention. Several randomized controlled studies have reported that subglottic secretion drainage (SSD) is efficient in VAP prevention...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719559/relationship-between-age-and-rotator-cuff-retear-a-study-of-1-600-consecutive-rotator-cuff-repairs
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Georgia Diebold, Patrick Lam, Judie Walton, George A C Murrell
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of rotator cuff tears increases with age, and many patients undergo surgical repair. Retears are not uncommon, with rates ranging between 9% and 36% in recent studies, and are a major concern. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between patient age and the chance of healing following rotator cuff repair. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients who had undergone arthroscopic rotator cuff repair performed by a single surgeon...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717610/functional-treatment-in-rotator-cuff-tears-is-it-safe-and-effective-a-retrospective-comparison-with-surgical-treatment
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Angelo De Carli, Mattia Fabbri, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Alessandro Ciompi, Edoardo Gaj, Gioia Beccarini, Mario Vetrano, Andrea Ferretti
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare rehabilitation protocol and operative treatment in a population of patients with a diagnosis of small to medium rotator cuff tears (≤3 cm), the null hypothesis being that there would been no difference in terms of clinical outcomes and patient's satisfaction between the rehabilitation protocol and the surgical treatment. METHODS: Patients with small to medium supraspinatus tears were retrospectively enrolled in this study and divided in 2 groups: arthroscopic repair (group A, 20 patients) and reinstated (group B, 18 patients)...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717609/pre-operative-corticosteroid-injections-improve-functional-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-arthroscopic-repair-of-high-grade-partial-thickness-rotator-cuff-tears
#8
Nicholas K Donohue, Anthony R Prisco, Steven I Grindel
BACKGROUND: Subacromial corticosteroid injections (CSI's) are a common non-surgical treatment for rotator cuff tears. Few studies have assessed the effects of pre-operative CSI's on postoperative functional outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 132 patients with high-grade, partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCT's). The subjects were divided into two groups based on whether they received a CSI or not. The CSI group was further divided into three subgroups based on when they received a pre-operative injection: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, >6 months before surgery...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717607/arthroscopic-trans-osseous-rotator-cuff-repair
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Claudio Chillemi, Matteo Mantovani
BACKGROUND: Mechanical factors are at the basis of any tendon healing process, being pressure an aspect able to positively influence it. For this reason transosseous rotator cuff repair represents the gold standard procedure for patients affected by a cuff tear, maximizing the tendon footprint contact area and reducing motion at the tendon to bone interface. METHODS: The Authors present an all arthroscopic suture bridge-like transosseous repair with the preparation of a single transosseous tunnel perfor med thanks to a precise dedicated instrument (Compasso®) and one implant (Elite-SPK®) with the use of only 3 suture wires...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717584/pulse-wave-analysis-with-diffusing-wave-spectroscopy
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Markus Belau, Wolfgang Scheffer, Georg Maret
Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and thus at the origin of many deaths by e.g. heart attack or stroke. Hypertension is caused by many factors including an increase in arterial stiffness which leads to changes in pulse wave velocity and wave reflections. Those often result in an increased left ventricular load which may result in heart failure as well as an increased pulsatile pressure in the microcirculation l to damage to blood vessels. In order to specifically treat the different causes of hypertension it is desirable to perform a pulse wave analysis as a complement to measurements of systolic and diastolic pressure by brachial cuff sphygmomanometry...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716796/clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-of-progressive-exercise-compared-with-best-practice-advice-with-or-without-corticosteroid-injection-for-the-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-disorders-protocol-for-a-2x2-factorial-randomised-controlled-trial-the-grasp-trial
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Sally Hopewell, David J Keene, Michael Maia Schlüssel, Melina Dritsaki, Susan Dutton, Andrew Carr, William Hamilton, Zara Hansen, Anju Jaggi, Chris Littlewood, Hessam Soutakbar, Peter Heine, Lucy Cureton, Karen Barker, Sarah E Lamb
INTRODUCTION: Shoulder pain is very common, with around 70% of cases due to disorders of the rotator cuff. Despite widespread provision of physiotherapy, there is uncertainty about which type of exercise and delivery mechanisms are associated with best outcomes. There is also uncertainty around the long-term benefits and harms of corticosteroid injection therapy, which is often used in addition to physiotherapy. The Getting it Right: Addressing Shoulder Pain trial will assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of individually tailored, progressive exercise compared with best practice advice, with or without corticosteroid injection, in adults with a rotator cuff disorder...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714840/shoulder-strength-requirements-for-upper-limb-functional-tasks-do-age-and-rotator-cuff-tear-status-matter
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Anthony C Santago, Meghan E Vidt, Xiaotong Li, Christopher J Tuohy, Gary G Poehling, Michael T Freehill, Katherine R Saul
Understanding upper limb strength requirements for daily tasks is imperative for early detection of strength loss that may progress to disability due to age or rotator cuff tear. We quantified shoulder strength requirements for five upper limb tasks performed by three groups: uninjured young adults and older adults, and older adults with a degenerative supraspinatus tear prior to repair. Musculoskeletal models were developed for each group representing age, sex, and tear-related strength losses. Percentage of available strength used was quantified for the subset of tasks requiring the largest amount of shoulder strength...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713751/parotid-duct-repair-with-intubation-tube-technical-note
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Muhammed Beşir Öztürk, Seda Asrufoğlu Barutca, Elif Seda Keskin, Bekir Atik
The parotid duct can be damaged in traumatic injuries and surgical interventions. Early diagnosis and treatment of a duct injury is of great importance because complications such as sialocele and salivary gland fistula may develop if the duct is not surgically repaired. We think the cuff of an intubation tube is an ideal material in parotid duct repair, because of its technical characteristics, easiness of availability, and low-cost. In this paper, we described the use of the cuff cannula of an intubation tube for the diagnosis and treatment of parotid duct laceration, as a low-cost and easy to access material readily available in every operating room...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707534/fosbury-flop-tear-of-the-rotator-cuff-diagnostic-assessment-with-magnetic-resonance-arthrography
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Frank C Kolo, Adrien Jean-Pierre Schwitzguebel, Abed Kourhani, Patrick J Denard, Caecilia Charbonnier, Alexandre Ladermann
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) of the shoulder for the detection of "Fosbury flop" tears. METHODS: All patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were considered as potentially eligible for inclusion in this prospective case series. Preoperative MRAs were consecutively performed and compared with intraoperative findings being the gold standard control. Two experienced musculoskeletal radiologists, blinded to the arthroscopic findings, independently analyzed all MRAs for the presence of typical signs of Fosbury flop tears...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707116/rotator-cuff-degeneration-of-the-healthy-shoulder-in-patients-with-unilateral-arm-amputation-is-not-worsened-by-overuse
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S Gumina, V Candela, L Mariani, T Venditto, C Catalano, S Castellano, V Santilli, G Giannicola, A Castagna
PURPOSE: In order to evaluate whether overuse has a significant role in rotator cuff tear (RCT) aetiology, we evaluated both shoulders of patients with old unilateral arm amputation expecting a higher rate of RC degeneration in the healthy side. METHODS: Nineteen males and six females (mean age: 57.3 ± 10.1) with an old (>20 years) unilateral arm amputation were submitted to an MRI of both shoulders. Tendon status and muscle tropism were evaluated according to Sugaya and Fuchs classifications, respectively; the acromion humeral distance was measured...
July 13, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706969/quantitative-analysis-of-immune-cell-subset-infiltration-of-supraspinatus-muscle-after-severe-rotator-cuff-injury
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J R Krieger, L E Tellier, M T Ollukaren, J S Temenoff, E A Botchwey
Rotator cuff tears cause muscle degeneration that is characterized by myofiber atrophy, fatty infiltration, and fibrosis and is minimally responsive to current treatment options. The underlying pathogenesis of rotator cuff muscle degeneration remains to be elucidated, and increasing evidence implicates immune cell infiltration as a significant factor. Because immune cells are comprised of highly heterogeneous subpopulations that exert divergent effects on injured tissue, understanding trafficking and accumulation of immune subpopulations may hold the key to more effective therapies...
June 2017: Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706849/all-intra-articular-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair
#17
Pablo Ruben Rupenian
This Technical Note presents an arthroscopic technique to repair rotator cuff tears using a constant intra-articular (glenohumeral) portal for visualization. The smoothness of both the humeral head cartilage and the articular side of the rotator cuff offers a cleaner arthroscopic approach, while the absence of a subacromial bursa also reduces bleeding, turbidity, and the need for iterative soft tissue debridement. It also facilitates the recognition and repair of certain tear patterns. The intra-articular perspective allows the surgeon to visualize how stitches pierce the tissue in a desired and resistant area of the tendon...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706825/treatment-of-irreducible-traumatic-anterior-shoulder-dislocation-caused-by-subscapularis-tendon-interposition
#18
Maysara Abdelhalim Bayoumy, Hatem G Said, Ayman Farouk Abdelkawi, Tarek N Fetih
Irreducible shoulder dislocation is an uncommon event. When it does occur, blocks to reduction can include bone, labrum, rotator cuff musculature, or tendon. Concomitant rotator cuff tear at the time of initial dislocation is not an exclusive complication of anterior shoulder dislocation in the older population. Indeed, rotator cuff tear should not be excluded based solely on the patient's age. Rotator cuff interposition is not an uncommon complication after anterior dislocation of the shoulder. It should be suspected when there is incongruency of the joint and persistent subluxation on postreduction radiographs...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706817/the-pull-over-technique-for-all-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-with-extracellular-matrix%C3%A2-augmentation
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A Ali Narvani, Mohamed A Imam, Ioannis Polyzois, Tanaya Sarkhel, Rohit Gupta, Ofer Levy, Paolo Consigliere
Despite the vast improvement in techniques for arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery, repairs of massive and large tears remain an issue as they are associated with significantly high failure rates, particularly in the elderly population. As a result, there has been a focus of attention to improve rotator cuff repair healing rates. One of the strategies is augmentation of the repair with a patch. Arthroscopic augmentation is, however, technically demanding with challenges in introduction and stabilization of the patch...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706100/medical-service-use-and-usual-care-of-common-shoulder-disorders-in-korea-a-cross-sectional-study-using-the-health-insurance-review-and-assessment-service-national-patient-sample
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Hwansoo Joo, Yoon Jae Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Me-Riong Kim, Wonil Koh, Yeoncheol Park, Yun Kyung Song, Jae-Heung Cho, In-Hyuk Ha
OBJECTIVES: This study examined National Health Insurance claims data to investigate the epidemiology of shoulder disorders in Korea. Detailed information on medical services and related costs was assessed by major shoulder disorder category. DESIGN AND SETTING: The 2014 National Patient Sample dataset provided by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service was analysed. Among shoulder-related diagnosis codes, adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (ACS), rotator cuff syndrome (RCS) and shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS) categories were of highest prevalence...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
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