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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227645/myoelectric-intuitive-control-and-transcutaneous-electrical-stimulation-of-the-forearm-for-vibrotactile-sensation-feedback-applied-to-a-3d-printed-prosthetic-hand
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Enrique I Germany, Esteban J Pino, Pablo E Aqueveque, Enrique I Germany, Esteban J Pino, Pablo E Aqueveque, Enrique I Germany, Pablo E Aqueveque, Esteban J Pino
This paper presents the development of a myoelectric prosthetic hand based on a 3D printed model. A myoelectric control strategy based on artificial neural networks is implemented on a microcontroller for online position estimation. Position estimation performance achieves a correlation index of 0.78. Also a study involving transcutaneous electrical stimulation was performed to provide tactile feedback. A series of stimulations with controlled parameters were tested on five able-body subjects. A single channel stimulator was used, positioning the electrodes 8 cm on the wrist over the ulnar and median nerve...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226286/peripheral-nerve-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-transthyretin-amyloidosis
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Simon Podnar, Stayko Sarafov, Ivailo Tournev, Gregor Omejec, Janez Zidar
OBJECTIVE: To systematically study peripheral nerve morphology in patients with transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis and TTR gene mutation carriers using high-resolution ultrasonography (US). METHODS: In this prospective cross-sectional study we took a structured history, performed neurological examination, and measured peripheral nerve cross-sectional areas (CSAs) bilaterally at 28 standard locations using US. Demographic and US findings were compared to controls. RESULTS: Peripheral nerve CSAs were significantly larger in 33 patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) compared to 50 controls, most dramatically at the common entrapment sites (median nerve at the wrist, ulnar nerve at the elbow), and in the proximal nerve segments (median nerve in the upper arm, sciatic nerve in the thigh)...
January 29, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221301/electrodiagnostic-characterization-of-hereditary-neuropathy-with-liability-to-pressure-palsies
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Sachiko Takahashi, Marvin Chum, Kurt Kimpinski
OBJECTIVES: The study objective was electrodiagnostic characterization of a large cohort of patients with genetically confirmed hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP). METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on all patients with HNPP seen at the neuromuscular clinic (London, Canada) from 1977 to 2015. Clinical data obtained included patient characteristics, examination findings, and nerve conduction study results. RESULTS: A total of 46 patients were analyzed...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219129/-effects-of-sevoflurane-and-desflurane-on-pharmacodynamics-of-rocuronium-in-children
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D X Kang, Y Q Rao, B Ji, J Li
Objective: To observe the intraoperative influences on pharmacodynamics of rocuronium in children inhaling sevoflurane and desflurane for 40 min balance. Methods: Ninety children (ASAⅠ-Ⅱ) undergoing elective surgery with general anesthesia in Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children's Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University from July 2015 to May 2016 were randomly assigned into six groups (n=15): Sevoflurane group (group S1 and S2), Desflurane group (group D1 and D2) and Propofol group (group P1 and P2)...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216759/pseudotumor-due-to-metallosis-after-total-elbow-arthroplasty
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Roberto Rotini, Graziano Bettelli, Michele Cavaciocchi, Lucia Savarino
The incidence of primary total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) in young patients is increasing. The indications for revision surgery are also rising. Here, we report a rare case of pseudotumor detected in a patient 16 years after TEA. Intraoperative findings revealed a necrotic mass characterized by a conspicuous metallosis in the soft tissues around the prosthesis, which caused ulnar nerve dislocation. Due to this anatomical change, a lesion of the nerve was accidentally produced during revision surgery. The case report emphasizes that the indications for elbow replacement, as well as the patient education about the permanent physical limitations, should be carefully considered...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215058/effect-of-cervical-versus-thoracic-spinal-manipulation-on-peripheral-neural-features-and-grip-strength-in-subjects-with-chronic-mechanical-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Francisco Bautista-Aguirre, Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, Alberto M Heredia-Rizo, Juan J Boscá-Gandía, François Ricard, Cleofás Rodriguez-Blanco
BACKGROUND: Cervical and thoracic spinal manipulative therapy has shown positive impact for relief of pain and improve function in non-specific mechanical neck pain. Several attempts have been made to compare their effectiveness although previous studies lacked a control group, assessed acute neck pain or combined thrust and nonthrust techniques. AIM: To compare the immediate effects of cervical and thoracic spinal thrust manipulations on mechanosensitivity of upper limb nerve trunks and grip strength in patients with chronic non-specific mechanical neck pain...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214343/high-resolution-ultrasound-visualization-of-the-deep-branch-of-the-ulnar-nerve
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Georg Riegler, Doris Lieba-Samal, Peter C Brugger, Christopher Pivec, Hannes Platzgummer, Martin Vierhapper, Gabriela Muschitz, Suren Jengojan, Gerd Bodner
INTRODUCTION: The value of imaging the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (DBUN) over its entire course has not been clarified. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of visualizing the DBUN from its origin to the most distal point. METHODS: We performed high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) with high-frequency probes (18-22MhZ), HRUS-guided ink-marking, and consecutive dissection in 8 fresh cadaver hands. In both hands of 10 healthy volunteers (n=20), the cross-sectional area (CSA) was measured at 2 different locations (R1+R2)...
February 18, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208850/motor-nerve-conduction-velocity-in-postmenopausal-women-with-peripheral-neuropathy
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Akanksha Singh, Naiyer Asif, Paras Nath Singh, Mohd Mobarak Hossain
INTRODUCTION: The post-menopausal phase is characterized by a decline in the serum oestrogen and progesterone levels. This phase is also associated with higher incidence of peripheral neuropathy. AIM: To explore the relationship between the peripheral motor nerve status and serum oestrogen and progesterone levels through assessment of Motor Nerve Conduction Velocity (MNCV) in post-menopausal women with peripheral neuropathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College during 2011-2013...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207955/can-an-injured-nerve-be-used-as-a-donor-nerve-for-distal-nerve-transfer-an-experimental-study-in-rats
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Chieh-Han John Tzou, Chuieng-Yi Johnny Lu, Tommy Naj-Jen Chang, David Chwei-Chin Chuang
BACKGROUND: Distal nerve transfer has proven efficacy. The purpose of this study was to investigate if an injured nerve can be used as a donor nerve for transfer, and to determine the threshold of injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rat's left ulnar-nerves in the axilla with different degrees of injury were selected as the donor nerves for transfer, and the musculocutaneous-nerves the target nerves for being re-innervated. Six rats each served as positive and negative controls: Group A, intact ulnar-nerve transfer; and Group E, the ulnar-nerve was cut but no transfer...
February 16, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205270/anatomical-insights-of-the-palmaris-brevis-muscle-for-clinical-procedures-of-the-hand
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Da-Hye Kim, Jung-Hee Bae, Hee-Jin Kim
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the present study is to provide useful data for anatomists and clinicians by describing the topography of the palmaris brevis muscle, taking particular note of its morphology and distribution pattern of the nerve and artery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-nine hands from adult cadavers were used in this study. Parameters with respect to the size, scale and location of the muscle were measured using a ultrasonography system, digital caliper and surgical microscope...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202889/treatment-of-transthyretin-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-with-tafamidis-a-case-report
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Yoshimichi Miyazaki
INTRODUCTION: Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is a rare hereditary disorder caused by mutations in the transthyretin (TTR) gene. Tafamidis is a TTR stabilizer able to prevent TTR tetramer dissociation, and several studies have demonstrated its safety and efficacy at slowing the progression of neuropathy in FAP caused by the TTR Val30Met mutation. However, nerve conduction study (NCS) and electromyography (EMG) results have yet to be reported in relation to FAP progression during tafamidis therapy...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198531/superficial-brachial-artery-a-possible-cause-for-idiopathic-median-nerve-entrapment-neuropathy
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Pilani Nkomozepi, Nkosi Xhakaza, Elaine Swanepoel
Nerve entrapment syndromes occur because of anatomic constraints at specific locations in both upper and lower limbs. Anatomical locations prone to nerve entrapment syndromes include sites where a nerve courses through fibro-osseous or fibromuscular tunnels or penetrates a muscle. The median nerve (MN) can be entrapped by the ligament of Struthers; thickened biceps aponeurosis; between the superficial and deep heads of the pronator teres muscle and by a thickened proximal edge of flexor digitorum superficialis muscle...
February 15, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196631/effects-of-12-weeks-of-chiropractic-care-on-central-integration-of-dual-somatosensory-input-in-chronic-pain-patients-a-preliminary-study
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Heidi Haavik, Imran Khan Niazi, Kelly Holt, Bernadette Murphy
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this preliminary study was to assess whether the dual somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) technique is sensitive enough to measure changes in cortical intrinsic inhibitory interactions in patients with chronic neck or upper extremity pain and, if so, whether changes are associated with changes in pain scores. METHODS: The dual peripheral nerve stimulation SEP ratio technique was used for 6 subjects with a history of chronic neck or upper limb pain...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196443/commentary-on-nerve-grafts-bridging-the-thenar-branch-of-the-median-nerve-to-the-ulnar-nerve-to-enhance-nerve-recovery-a-report-of-three-cases
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J Isaacs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194713/use-of-compressive-osseointegration-endoprostheses-for-massive-bone-loss-from-tumor-and-failed-arthroplasty-a-viable-option-in-the-upper-extremity
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Krista A Goulding, Adam Schwartz, Steven J Hattrup, R Lor Randall, Donald Lee, Damian M Rispoli, Daniel M Lerman, Christopher Beauchamp
BACKGROUND: Endoprostheses using principles of compressive osseointegration have shown good survivorship in several studies involving the lower extremity; however, no series to our knowledge have documented the use of this technology in the management of massive bone loss in the upper limb. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What proportion of upper extremity implants using compressive osseointegration fixation principles achieved durable short-term fixation, and what were the modes of failure? (2) What surgical complications resulted from reconstruction using this technique? METHODS: A multiinstitutional retrospective review identified nine patients (five women; four men) who underwent 13 endoprosthetic replacements between 2003 and 2014 using compressive osseointegration (Compliant(®) Pre-stress Device [CPS]; Biomet Inc, Warsaw, IN, USA) in the upper extremity, including two proximal humeri, two humeral diaphyses, seven distal humeri, and two proximal ulna...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188450/terminal-latency-abnormality-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-without-split-hand-syndrome
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Donghwi Park, Jin-Sung Park
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has a peculiar involvement pattern; clinically it is known as split hand syndrome and electrophysiologically shows abnormalities in the abductor pollicis brevis (APB)/abductor digiti minimi (ADM) ratio. The aim of this study was to find a significant electrophysiological parameter in upper limb onset ALS patients with normal APB/ADM ratio when compared to cervical spondylotic amyotrophy (CSA) and healthy controls. We retrospectively reviewed the electrophysiological results of 47 upper limb onset ALS and 42 CSA cases; 20 healthy individuals were included as controls...
February 10, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187501/anatomical-study-of-the-brachial-plexus-in-the-common-marmoset-callithrix-jacchus
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Kenji Emura, Takamitsu Arakawa, Toshio Terashima
To elucidate the forelimb phylogeny of primates, anatomical analysis of the brachial plexus in platyrrhines is beneficial. In the present study, six brachial plexuses and the surrounding arteries of four common marmosets were dissected. In five specimens, the brachial plexus consisted of five ventral rami from the fifth cervical nerve (C5) to the first thoracic nerve (T1). In one specimen, the ventral ramus of the fourth cervical nerve joined with the brachial plexus. In five specimens, the upper trunk was composed of C5 and the sixth cervical nerve (C6)...
February 10, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183050/deep-peroneal-nerve-palsy-due-to-osteochondroma-arising-from-fibular-head-and-proximal-lateral-tibia
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Murat Demiroğlu, Korhan Özkan, Bulent Kılıç, Akif Akçal, Mesut Akkaya, Feyza Ünlü Özkan
Following median and ulnar nerves, peroneal nerve entrapment is the most frequent nerve involvement in the body Katirji and Wilbourn (1998) [1]. Osteochondromas are the most common benign bone tumors comprising 9% of all bone tumors and 35% of benign bone tumors Porter (2000) [2]. Hereditary exostoses (HME) is an autosomal dominant disorder with variable penetrance characterized by multiple osteochondromas near joints. It is one of the most commonskeletal dysplasias with a frequency of about 1.18%. In this study, we aimed to present a case with a drop foot resulting from osteochondromas of proximal tibia and fibula and help to guide the clinicians in differential diagnosis according to SCARE criteria Agha (2016) [3]...
January 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173645/-peripheral-nerve-injury-in-lama2-related-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-patients
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X P Liang, S Wang, W Zhang, Y Yuan, J Ding, X Z Chang, C J Wei, J Y Liu, H Xiong
Objective: To explore the injury pattern and features of peripheral nerve in congenital muscular dystrophy patients caused by LAMA2 gene mutation. Method: Seventeen patients genetically or molecular pathologically diagnosed as LAMA2-related congenital muscular dystrophy were recruited in Peking University First Hospital between 2002 and 2015. All the patients received nerve conduction velocity (NCV) and needle electromyography tests. Clinical and laboratory examination data of the patients was retrospectively analyzed...
February 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168131/radiological-and-functional-outcome-of-medial-epicondyle-fracture-treated-surgically-in-children-and-adolescents-a-retrospective-study
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Sagar Panthi, Kishor Khatri, Krishna Kharel, Raju Vaishya, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Vipul Vijay
PURPOSE: Fractures of the medial humeral epicondyle represent approximately 10% of all pediatric elbow fractures. Surgically treated pediatric fractures of the medial humeral epicondyle were analyzed retrospectively for their epidemiological, clinical, radiological and surgical parameters. The evaluation includes the Mayo elbow performance score (MEPS). METHODS: Twenty-five surgically treated fractures of the medial humeral epicondyle were analyzed...
January 4, 2017: Curēus
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