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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902645/effect-of-nerve-stimulation-use-on-the-success-rate-of-ultrasound-guided-subsartorial-saphenous-nerve-block-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shaylyn H Montgomery, Colleen M Shamji, Grace S Yi, Cynthia H Yarnold, Stephen J Head, Scott C Bell, Stephan K W Schwarz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided subsartorial saphenous nerve block is commonly used to provide complete surgical anesthesia of the foot and ankle in combination with a popliteal sciatic nerve block. However, in part owing to its small caliber and absence of a prominent vascular landmark in the subsartorial plane distal to the adductor canal, the saphenous nerve is more difficult to reliably block than the sciatic nerve in the popliteal fossa. Although the saphenous nerve is a sensory nerve only, neurostimulation can be used to elicit a "tapping" sensation on the anteromedial aspect of the lower leg extending toward the medial malleolus...
November 29, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893484/effects-of-pelvic-and-core-strength-training-on-high-school-cross-country-race-times
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Anne W Clark, Maggie K Goedeke, Rina Namvong, Derek E Rockwell, Bryan Jason Lehecka, Robert C Manske, Barbara S Smith
Effects of pelvic and core strength training on high school cross-country race times: A randomized control trial.There is only limited research examining the effect of pelvic and core strength training on running performance. Pelvic and core muscle fatigue is believed to contribute to excess motion along frontal and transverse planes which decreases efficiency in normal sagittal plane running motions. The purpose of this study was to determine if adding a six week pelvic and core strengthening program resulted in decreased race times in high school cross-country runners...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893474/hypertrophy-and-explosive-reactive-functioning-in-sedentary-men-following-10-weeks-of-whole-body-vibration
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Jens Ebing, Ulf Gast, Christoph Hauptmann, Dieter Felsenberg, Daniel L Belavý
The objective of this study was to determine the impact of vertical (Power-plate; POW) and side-alternating (Galileo; GAL) whole-body vibration exercise on muscle mass and lower-limb neuromuscular function. Forty-three sedentary male subjects (18-30yr) randomized into three groups underwent two upper-body exercise sessions per week for 10 weeks. Two groups of subjects underwent additional squat exercises on the GAL (N=15) or POW (N=14) devices. The third group was control. On magnetic resonance imaging, volume of the thigh muscles was measured...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878942/morphological-evolution-of-the-mammalian-jaw-adductor-complex
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Stephan Lautenschlager, Pamela Gill, Zhe-Xi Luo, Michael J Fagan, Emily J Rayfield
The evolution of the mammalian jaw during the transition from non-mammalian synapsids to crown mammals is a key event in vertebrate history and characterised by the gradual reduction of its individual bones into a single element and the concomitant transformation of the jaw joint and its incorporation into the middle ear complex. This osteological transformation is accompanied by a rearrangement and modification of the jaw adductor musculature, which is thought to have allowed the evolution of a more-efficient masticatory system in comparison to the plesiomorphic synapsid condition...
November 23, 2016: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874200/two-patients-with-gmppb-mutation-the-overlapping-phenotypes-of-limb-girdle-myasthenic-syndrome-and-lgmd2t-dystroglycanopathy
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Federica Montagnese, Elisabeth Klupp, Dimitrios C Karampinos, Saskia Biskup, Dieter Gläser, Jan S Kirschke, Benedikt Schoser
INTRODUCTION: Mutations in the GDP-mannose pyrophosphorylase-B gene (GMPPB) have been identified in congenital muscular dystrophies (CMDs), limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD2T), and congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMSs); overall, 41 patients have been described. METHODS: Two patients presented with a myasthenic syndrome (patient 1, 74-year-old) and rhabdomyolysis (patient 2, 23-year-old). Examinations included repetitive nerve stimulation, muscle biopsy and whole-body MRI (WBMRI); next generation sequencing facilitated diagnosis...
November 22, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871547/adductor-canal-block-for-knee-surgical-procedures-review-article
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Maulin U Vora, Thomas A Nicholas, Cale A Kassel, Stuart A Grant
Adductor canal block (ACB) has recently emerged as an alternative to femoral nerve block for pain control after various knee procedures especially knee arthroplasty. In this review article, we will review the anatomy of adductor canal, sonoanatomy, and ultrasound-guided approach for ACB as well as review current evidence regarding the indications of the ACB.
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871518/continuous-ambulatory-adductor-canal-catheters-for-patients-undergoing-knee-arthroplasty-surgery
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Neil A Hanson, Phoebe H Lee, Stanley C Yuan, Daniel S Choi, Cindy Jo Allen, David B Auyong
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine after knee arthroplasty surgery the feasibility of discharging patients home on postoperative day 1 with continuous adductor canal blocks. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Outpatient setting after hospital discharge. PATIENTS: Patients undergoing knee arthroplasty surgery from October 2013 to August 2014. INTERVENTIONS: All patients received continuous adductor canal catheters for postoperative analgesia and were discharged to home on postoperative day 1...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869350/skeletogenesis-of-myiopsitta-monachus-psittaciformes-and-sequence-heterochronies-in-aves
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Julieta Carril, Claudia P Tambussi
The ossification sequence of Myiopsitta monachus was determined. Myiopsitta has a similar sequence to other altricial birds, with delayed skeletons compared to precocial species. The hindlimbs ossify before the forelimbs, a condition that could be linked to altriciality. To determine the stability of the sequences of ossification across birds, we selected species of different groups of Aves and used event-pairing method and character mapping on a phylogeny. Our results show that the homogeneity in the development of birds was supported by 56...
November 21, 2016: Evolution & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866691/vocal-parameters-and-self-perception-in-individuals-with-adductor-spasmodic-dysphonia
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Gleidy Vannesa E Rojas, Hilton Ricz, Vitor Tumas, Guilherme R Rodrigues, Patrícia Toscano, Lílian Aguiar-Ricz
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to compare and correlate perceptual-auditory analysis of vocal parameters and self-perception in individuals with adductor spasmodic dysphonia before and after the application of botulinum toxin. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study. METHODS: Sixteen individuals with a diagnosis of adductor spasmodic dysphonia were submitted to the application of botulinum toxin in the thyroarytenoid muscle, to the recording of a voice signal, and to the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) questionnaire before the application and at two time points after application...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855411/leg-muscle-involvement-in-facioscapulohumeral-muscular-dystrophy-comparison-between-facioscapulohumeral-muscular-dystrophy-types-1-and-2
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Dorothea Mair, Monika Huegens-Penzel, Wolfram Kress, Christian Roth, Andreas Ferbert
BACKGROUND: Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) presents with 2 genetically distinct types. We describe for the first time the MRI patterns of leg muscle involvement in type 2 and compare it with type 1. METHODS: The intramuscular fat content was assessed on lower extremity axial T1-weighted MRI scans in 6 FSHD1 and 5 FSHD2 patients. RESULTS: Overall, the muscle involvement profile did not differ substantially between FSHD1 and FSHD2...
November 18, 2016: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846646/the-variable-emergence-of-the-infrapatellar-branch-of-the-saphenous-nerve
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Brandon Michael Henry, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Przemysław A Pękala, Piravin Kumar Ramakrishnan, Dominik Taterra, Karolina Saganiak, Ewa Mizia, Jerzy A Walocha
The infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve (IPBSN) is a cutaneous nerve of the lower limb, which arises distal to the adductor canal. High variability in the emergence, course, branching, termination, and morphometrics of the IPBSN poses an increased risk of injury to the nerve during surgical interventions on the anteromedial aspect of the knee. The aim of this study was to describe the anatomical characteristics of the IPBSN. This study utilized cadaveric (n = 100) and ultrasonography (n = 30) assessments, and meta-analysis...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836580/a-study-to-assess-the-accuracy-of-adductor-tubercle-as-a-reliable-landmark-used-to-determine-the-joint-line-of-the-knee-in-a-chinese%C3%A2-population
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Jianlin Xiao, Shengqun Wang, Wei Chen, Yuhui Yang, Tong Liu, Jianlin Zuo
BACKGROUND: Restoring the joint line (JL) is a key element of performing joint arthroplasty, which is a challenging preposition during revision surgeries. We investigated the accuracy of 2 different methods of identifying the JL using the adductor tubercle (AT) as the reference landmark. METHODS: Standardized protocols for measurements from 50 knee radiographs were established. Femoral width (FW) and the distance from the AT to the JL (ATJL) were measured on anteroposterior radiographs, and the femoral diameter (FD) was measured on true lateral views...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832563/comparison-of-kinemyography-and-electromyography-during-spontaneous-recovery-from-non-depolarising-neuromuscular-blockade
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C Khandkar, S Liang, S Phillips, C Y Lee, P A Stewart
This study compared two commercially available quantitative neuromuscular function monitoring techniques, kinemyography (KMG) and electromyography (EMG), to assess whether KMG could be used interchangeably with EMG to exclude residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB). Train-of-four (TOF) ratios were recorded every 20 seconds using KMG at the adductor pollicis and EMG at the first dorsal interosseous of the same hand during spontaneous recovery from shallow neuromuscular blockade. TOF ratios were compared using Bland-Altman analysis for repeated measurements...
November 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827339/histopathological-and-ultrastructural-studies-of-myxobolus-turpisrotundus-from-allogynogenetic-gibel-carp-carassius-auratus-gibelio-in-china
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Qingxiang Guo, Yanhua Zhai, Zemao Gu, Yang Liu
During an ongoing systematic survey on species diversity of myxozoans parasitising allogynogenetic gibel carp Carassius auratus gibelio (Bloch) in China, plasmodia were detected in the fins, lip, jaw, gill chamber, gill arches, operculum and oral cavity of infected fish. Combining the morphological and molecular data, the present species was identified as Myxobolus turpisrotundus Zhang, Wang, Li et Gong, 2010. Histopathological examination revealed that despite infecting different organs, M. turpisrotundus always occurred in dermis, demonstrating its affinity to this tissue...
October 14, 2016: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819717/wnt7b-gene-expression-and-functional-analysis-in-the-mussel-mytilus-coruscus
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Y F Xu, X Liang, Y R Chen, Y F Li, J L Yang
To understand the potential functions of Wnt7b in different developmental stages and adult tissues of the mussel Mytilus coruscus, the Wnt7b gene was cloned using the rapid amplification of cDNA ends technique. The full-length Wnt7b gene was 1910 bp long, with a 1059-bp open reading frame encoding 352 amino acids. The amino acid sequence of the M. coruscus Wnt7b gene shared high homology with that of Homo sapiens (59%), Mus musculus (61%), Danio rerio (61% similarity), Biomphalaria glabrata (62% similarity), Aplysia californica (66% similarity), and Crassostrea gigas (74%)...
November 3, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811526/prospective-double-blind-randomized-study-to-evaluate-single-injection-adductor-canal-nerve-block-versus-femoral-nerve-block-postoperative-functional-outcomes-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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George I Macrinici, Carol Murphy, Lori Christman, Michelle Drescher, Brittany Hughes, Victor Macrinici, Gloria Diab
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite multiple clinical trials comparing the adductor canal block (ACB) with femoral nerve block (FNB) for total knee arthroplasty, none looked at the aforementioned nerve blocks from early functional results to up to 6 months after surgery. METHODS: For this prospective, double-blind, randomized, single-center trial, we enrolled 98 patients set to undergo total knee arthroplasty. The patients were randomized, with 93 patients included in the intention-to-treat analysis...
November 2, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810289/gray-meat-in-the-atlantic-sea-scallop-placopecten-magellanicus-and-the-identification-of-a-known-pathogenic-scallop-apicomplexan
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Susan D Inglis, Árni Kristmundsson, Mark A Freeman, Megan Levesque, Kevin Stokesbury
Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) meats are normally firm and creamy white. However, scallops with small, darkened and stringy adductor muscle (gray meat) episodically occur along the Eastern Seaboard, most recently in the rotational management areas of Georges Bank after extended fishing closures. These gray meat scallops are associated with reduced harvestable biomass and mass mortality events. We tested age, nutritional stress and disease as causative agents for this condition. Adult scallops of different shell heights (SH) ranging from (90-145mm) were collected from Georges Bank and analyzed for meat quality and the presence of pathogens using biochemical, histopathological and molecular methods...
November 2016: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803233/a-protocol-for-the-use-of-closed-reduction-in-children-with-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-incorporating-open-psoas-and-adductor-releases-and-a-short-leg-cast-mid-term-outcomes-in-113-hips
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S J Tennant, D M Eastwood, P Calder, A Hashemi-Nejad, A Catterall
AIMS: Our aim was to assess the effectiveness of a protocol involving a standardised closed reduction for the treatment of children with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in maintaining reduction and to report the mid-term results. METHODS: A total of 133 hips in 120 children aged less than two years who underwent closed reduction, with a minimum follow-up of five years or until subsequent surgery, were included in the study. The protocol defines the criteria for an acceptable reduction and the indications for a concomitant soft-tissue release...
November 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803079/effect-of-botulinum-toxin-and-surgery-among-spasmodic-dysphonia-patients-a-systematic-review
#19
Babette F van Esch, Inge Wegner, Inge Stegeman, Wilko Grolman
OBJECTIVE: The effect of botulinum toxin among patients with adductor spasmodic dysphonia (AdSD) is temporary. To optimize long-term treatment outcome, other therapy options should be evaluated. Alternative treatment options for AdSD comprise several surgical treatments, such as thyroarytenoid myotomy, thyroplasty, selective laryngeal adductor denervation-reinnervation, laryngeal nerve crush, and recurrent laryngeal nerve resection. Here, we present the first systematic review comparing the effect of botulinum toxin with surgical treatment among patients diagnosed with AdSD...
November 1, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802923/an-unambiguous-technique-for-locating-the-adductor-tubercle-and-using-it-to-identify-the-joint-line
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Ing-Ho Chen, Wen-Tien Wu, Chen-Chie Wang, Kuan-Lin Liu, Kuang-Ting Yeh, Cheng-Huan Peng
BACKGROUND: If the adductor tubercle could be accurately located, it would be a useful landmark for identifying the joint line during knee arthroplasty. This study aimed to develop an intraoperative technique to improve its locating accuracy. METHODS: Evaluation of bone specimens and cadaveric knees revealed that the proximal slope of the adductor tubercle (PSAT) turns from the medial surface vertically into the superior surface of the medial condyle, which forms a distinctive edge...
October 29, 2016: Knee
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