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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097725/increased-cortical-porosity-in-women-with-hip-fracture
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D Sundh, A G Nilsson, M Nilsson, L Johansson, D Mellström, M Lorentzon
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures cause increased mortality and disability and consume enormous healthcare resources. Only 46% of hip fracture patients have osteoporosis at the total hip according to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measurement. Cortical porosity increases with ageing and is believed to be important for bone strength. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether older women with hip fracture have higher cortical porosity than controls, and if so whether this difference is independent of clinical risk factors and areal bone mineral density (aBMD)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090144/maximal-power-training-induced-different-improvement-in-throwing-velocity-and-muscle-strength-according-to-playing-positions-in-elite-male-handball-players
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M Cherif, H Chtourou, N Souissi, A Aouidet, K Chamari
This study was designed to assess the effect of strength and power training on throwing velocity and muscle strength in handball players according to their playing positions. Twenty-two male handball players were assigned to either an experimental group (n=11) or a control group (n=11) (age: 22.1 ± 3.0 years). They were asked to complete (i) the ball throwing velocity test and (ii) the one-repetition maximum (1-RM) tests for the half-back squat, the pull-over, the bench press, the developed neck, and the print exercises before and after 12 weeks of maximal power training...
December 2016: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088646/bone-microarchitecture-in-adolescent-boys-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Ann M Neumeyer, Natalia Cano Sokoloff, Erin McDonnell, Eric A Macklin, Christopher J McDougle, Madhusmita Misra
BACKGROUND: Boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have lower areal bone mineral density (aBMD) than typically developing controls (TDC). Studies of volumetric BMD (vBMD) and bone microarchitecture provide information about fracture risk beyond that provided by aBMD but are currently lacking in ASD. OBJECTIVES: To assess ultradistal radius and distal tibia vBMD, bone microarchitecture and strength estimates in adolescent boys with ASD compared to TDC. DESIGN/METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 34 boys (16 ASD, 18 TDC) that assessed (i) aBMD at the whole body (WB), WB less head (WBLH), hip and spine using dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), (ii) vBMD and bone microarchitecture at the ultradistal radius and distal tibia using high-resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HRpQCT), and (iii) bone strength estimates (stiffness and failure load) using micro-finite element analysis (FEA)...
January 11, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087891/physical-activity-and-exercise-for-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
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Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%.For many years, the treatment choice for chronic pain included recommendations for rest and inactivity. However, exercise may have specific benefits in reducing the severity of chronic pain, as well as more general benefits associated with improved overall physical and mental health, and physical functioning...
January 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077497/bone-material-strength-index-as-measured-by-impact-microindentation-is-altered-in-patients-with-acromegaly
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Frank Malgo, Neveen Hamdy, Ton J Rabelink, H Kroon, Kim M J A Claessen, Alberto M Pereira, N R Biermasz, Natasha M Appelman-Dijkstra
OBJECTIVE: Acromegaly is a rare disease caused by excess growth hormone (GH) production by a pituitary adenoma. The skeletal complications of GH and IGF-1 excess include increased bone turnover, increased cortical bone mass and deteriorated microarchitecture of trabecular bone, associated with a high risk of vertebral fractures in the presence of relatively normal Bone Mineral Density (BMD). We aimed to evaluate tissue-level properties of bone using impact microindentation (IMI) in well-controlled patients with acromegaly aged ≥18 years compared to 44 controls from the outpatient clinic of the Centre for Bone Quality...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072803/neural-correlates-of-maladaptive-pain-behavior-in-chronic-neck-pain-a-single-case-control-fmri-study
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Konstantin Beinert, Audrey Mouthon, Martin Keller, Michael Mouthon, Jean-Marie Annoni, Wolfgang Taube
Chronic neck pain patients display functional impairments like decreased range of motion, decreased strength, and reduced sensorimotor function. In patients without structural damage, the reason for the persistence of pain is not well understood. Therefore, it is assumed that in chronic pain states, memory processes play an important role. We have now detected and tested a patient that might help us to better understand the neural correlates of maladaptive pain expectation/memory. This patient displays chronic neck pain and restricted unilateral motion of the cervical spine to the left...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069517/fast-estimation-of-colles-fracture-load-of-the-distal-section-of-the-radius-by-homogenized-finite-element-analysis-based-on-hr-pqct
#7
Hadi S Hosseini, Andreas Dünki, Jonas Fabech, Martin Stauber, Nicolas Vilayphiou, Dieter Pahr, Michael Pretterklieber, Jasmin Wandel, Bert van Rietbergen, Philippe K Zysset
Fractures of the distal section of the radius (Colles' fractures) occur earlier in life than other osteoporotic fractures. Therefore, they can be interpreted as a warning signal for later, more deleterious fractures of vertebral bodies or the femoral neck. In the past decade, the advent of HR-pQCT allowed a detailed architectural analysis of the distal radius and an automated but time-consuming estimation of its strength with linear micro-finite element (μFE) analysis. Recently, a second generation of HR-pQCT scanner (XtremeCT II, SCANCO Medical, Switzerland) with a resolution beyond 61 μm became available for even more refined biomechanical investigations in vivo...
January 7, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050925/bone-mineral-density-balance-performance-balance-self-efficacy-and-falls-in-breast-cancer-survivors-with-and-without-qigong-training
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Shirley S M Fong, Anna W M Choi, W S Luk, Timothy T T Yam, Joyce C Y Leung, Joanne W Y Chung
PURPOSE: A deterioration in bone strength and balance performance after breast cancer treatment can result in injurious falls. Therefore, interventions need to be developed to improve the bone strength and balance ability of breast cancer survivors. This cross-sectional exploratory study aimed to compare the bone mineral density (BMD), balance performance, balance self-efficacy, and number of falls between breast cancer survivors who practiced qigong, breast cancer survivors who did not practice qigong, and healthy individuals...
December 1, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046966/su-g-jep2-13-spatial-accuracy-evaluation-for-real-time-mr-guided-radiation-therapy-using-a-novel-large-field-mri-distortion-phantom
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A Antolak, J Bayouth, R Bosca, E Jackson
PURPOSE: Evaluate a large-field MRI phantom for assessment of geometric distortion in whole-body MRI for real-time MR guided radiation therapy. METHODS: A prototype CIRS large-field MRI distortion phantom consisting of a PMMA cylinder (33 cm diameter, 30 cm length) containing a 3D-printed orthogonal grid (3 mm diameter rods, 20 mm apart), was filled with 6 mM NiCl2 and 30 mM NaCl solution. The phantom was scanned at 1.5T and 3.0T on a GE HDxt and Discovery MR750, respectively, and at 0...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046312/su-f-r-15-establishing-relevant-adc-based-texture-analysis-metrics-for-quantifying-early-treatment-induced-changes-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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K Loman, J Nawrocki, J Hoang, D Yoo, Z Chang, Y Mowery, X Li, B Peterson, D Brizel, O Craciunescu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to identify texture analysis metrics from apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps that would provide quantifiable changes with treatment in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). We discerned which imaging metrics were relevant using baseline agreement and variations during early treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed diffusion-weighted MRI scans in 9 patients with stages II-IV HNSCC. ADC maps were generated from two baseline scans, performed 1 week apart, and one early treatment scan, obtained during the 2nd week of chemoradiation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045690/clinical-case-of-the-month-a-49-year-old-man-who-presents-with-left-sided-weakness-an-update-on-ischemic-stroke
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Najy Masri, Rikki Weems, Falon Brown, Ben Andres, Fred Lopez
A 49 year-old man with a past medical history significant for essential hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and coronary artery disease status post percutaneous coronary intervention and stent placement in the right coronary artery in 2010 presented for evaluation of left hemiplegia. He was feeling well until three hours prior to presentation, at which time he fell while walking from his bedroom into the kitchen. After falling, he noticed that his left upper and lower extremities felt weak. He denied any symptoms preceding the fall or any loss of consciousness...
November 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035445/effect-of-progressive-high-impact-exercise-on-femoral-neck-structural-strength-in-postmenopausal-women-with-mild-knee-osteoarthritis-a-12-month-rct
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J Multanen, T Rantalainen, H Kautiainen, R Ahola, T Jämsä, M T Nieminen, E Lammentausta, A Häkkinen, I Kiviranta, A Heinonen
: It is uncertain whether subjects with mild knee osteoarthritis, and who may be at risk of osteoporosis, can exercise safely with the aim of improving hip bone strength. This RCT showed that participating in a high-impact exercise program improved femoral neck strength without any detrimental effects on knee cartilage composition. INTRODUCTION: No previous studies have examined whether high-impact exercise can improve bone strength and articular cartilage quality in subjects with mild knee osteoarthritis...
December 29, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034620/neck-flexor-muscle-strength-and-its-relation-with-functional-performance-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#13
Sibel Bozgeyik, İpek Alemdaroğlu, Numan Bulut, Öznur Yılmaz, Ayşe Karaduman
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between neck flexor muscle strength and functional performance in children with DMD. METHODS: A total of 70 children with DMD between Level 1 and 3 according to Brooke Lower Extremity Functional Classification (BLEFC) were included in the study. Children were divided into 2 groups according to neck flexor strength measured by Medical Research Council Scale as Group 1 (3⁻ and below) and Group 2 (3 and above)...
December 22, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034591/women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-have-comparable-hip-bone-geometry-to-age-matched-control-women
#14
Laura E McBreairty, Gordon A Zello, Julianne J Gordon, Shani B Serrao, Roger A Pierson, Donna R Chizen, Philip D Chilibeck
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age manifesting with polycystic ovaries, menstrual irregularities, hyperandrogenism, hirsutism, and insulin resistance. The oligomenorrhea and amenorrhea characteristic to PCOS are associated with low bone mineral density (BMD); conversely, the hyperandrogenism and hyperinsulinemia may elicit a protective effect on BMD. As bone geometric properties provide additional information about bone strength, the objective of this study was to compare measures of hip geometry in women with PCOS to a healthy female population...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034589/bone-variables-in-active-overweight-obese-men-and-sedentary-overweight-obese-men
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Georges El Khoury, Hassane Zouhal, Geneviève Cabagno, César El Khoury, Maroun Rizkallah, Ghassan Maalouf, Rawad El Hage
The aim of this study was to compare bone variables in active overweight/obese men and sedentary overweight/obese men. Thirty-seven active overweight/obese men and 45 sedentary overweight/obese men participated in this study. Weight and height were measured, and body mass index was calculated. Body composition and bone variables (bone mineral content [BMC], bone mineral density [BMD], geometric indices of hip bone strength, and trabecular bone score) were measured by DXA. Physical activity level, daily calcium intake, daily protein intake, and sleep duration were measured by validated questionnaires...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031507/combined-use-of-ibandronate-and-eldecalcitol-in-postmenopausal-japanese-women-with-osteoporosis
#16
Junichi Takada, Hiroshi Wada, Kousuke Iba, Kouichi Sasaki, Takayuki Dohke, Kumiko Kanaya, Takashi Yoshizaki, Toshihiko Yamashita
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of combined use of ibandronate and eldecalcitol for 6 to 12 months on bone mineral density (BMD) and bone strength of the proximal femur in postmenopausal Japanese women with osteoporosis. METHODS: BMD and bone strength of the proximal femur were evaluated in 78 postmenopausal women (mean age, 73.6 years) who underwent treatment for osteoporosis with combined use of ibandronate and eldecalcitol for at least 6 months. BMD was measured at the lumbar spine, femoral neck, and total hip using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at baseline and every 6 months thereafter...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031502/four-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#17
Shan-Jin Wang, Bin Ma, Yu-Feng Huang, Fu-Min Pan, Wei-Dong Zhao, De-Sheng Wu
PURPOSE: To review the outcome of 32 consecutive patients who underwent 4-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with cages and plates and were followed up for at least 5 years. METHODS: Records of 19 men and 13 women aged 48 to 69 years who underwent 4-level ACDF with cages and plates for myelopathy (n=11) or myeloradiculopathy (n=21) at C3 to C7 by a single surgeon and were followed up for a minimum of 5 years were reviewed. Clinical outcome was assessed using the visual analogue scale (VAS), Neck Disability Index (NDI), and modified Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score for pain or myelopathic symptoms...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026203/sexual-dimorphism-in-bone-muscle-relationship-in-young-adults
#18
Vera Zymbal, Kathleen F Janz, Fátima Baptista
The purpose of this study was to analyse associations between lean soft tissue (LST), a surrogate of skeletal muscle mass and key fracture-related geometric characteristics of the proximal femur. Moreover, we examined the role that muscle played on the proximal femur geometry in response to physical activity (PA). Participants were 83 young adults. Leg LST (exposure) was assessed by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Proximal femur geometry was derived from a left hip DXA scan. Geometric variables (outcomes) included the femoral neck axis length (FNAL), the femoral neck width (FNW), the neck-shaft angle and FNW|FNAL (an index of robustness)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024721/functional-and-cognitive-impairment-social-environment-frailty-and-adverse-health-outcomes-in-older-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Floor J van Deudekom, Anouk S Schimberg, Marije H Kallenberg, Marije Slingerland, Lily-Ann van der Velden, Simon P Mooijaart
OBJECTIVES: Older head and neck cancer patients are at increased risk for adverse health outcomes, but little is known about which geriatric assessment associates with poor outcome. The aim is to study the association of functional or cognitive impairment, social environment and frailty with adverse health outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer. METHODS: Four libraries were searched for studies reporting on an association of functional or cognitive impairment, social environment and frailty with adverse outcomes in head and neck cancer patients...
January 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019049/facial-phenotype-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Bahn Agha, Ama Johal
This systematic review and meta-analysis explores the association between facial phenotype and obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome in adults. A comprehensive electronic (Medline via Ovid, Scopus, and Embase) database and reference search were undertaken in relation to imaging modalities for surface craniofacial assessments in subjects with sleep apnea. The outcome measures were surface facial dimensions, morphology and profile. The quality of studies was assessed and a meta-analysis conducted. The studies were weighted using the inverse variance method, and the random effects model was used to analyse data...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Sleep Research
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