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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145179/phantom-sensations-supernumerary-phantom-limbs-and-apotemnophilia-three-body-representation-disorders
#1
Laurent Tatu, Julien Bogousslavsky
Body representation disorders continue to be mysterious and involve the anatomical substrate that underlies the mental representation of the body. These disorders sit on the boundaries of neurological and psychiatric diseases. We present the main characteristics of 3 examples of body representation disorders: phantom sensations, supernumerary phantom limb, and apotemnophilia. The dysfunction of anatomical circuits that regulate body representation can sometimes have paradoxical features. In the case of phantom sensations, the patient feels the painful subjective sensation of the existence of the lost part of the body after amputation, surgery or trauma...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144392/design-and-development-of-a-novel-upper-limb-cycling-prosthesis
#2
Akira Tiele, Shivam Soni-Sadar, Jack Rowbottom, Shilen Patel, Edward Mathewson, Samuel Pearson, David Hutchins, John Head, Stephen Hutchins
The rise in popularity of the Paralympics in recent years has created a need for effective, low-cost sports-prosthetic devices for upper-limb amputees. There are various opportunities for lower-limb amputees to participate in cycling; however, there are only few options for those with upper-limb amputations. If the individual previously participated in cycling, a cycling-specific prosthesis could allow these activities to be integrated into rehabilitation methods. This article describes the processes involved with designing, developing and manufacturing such a prosthesis...
November 16, 2017: Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144105/motor-imagery-ability-of-patients-with-lower-limb-amputation-exploring-the-course-of-rehabilitation-effects
#3
Elodie Saruco, Aymeric Guillot, Arnaud Saimpont, Franck DI Rienzo, Anne Durand, Catherine Mercier, Francine Malouin, Philip Jackson
BACKGROUND: Amputation of a lower-limb results in a severe decrease of functional mobility that deeply alters independent living. Motor imagery (MI) refers to the mental representation of an action without engaging its actual execution. The repetitive use of MI has been shown to contribute to promote motor recovery and phantom-limb pain alleviation. AIM: Given the importance of invoking accurate images to benefit from MI practice, and considering the link between motor capacities and MI, the present study investigated the effect of a rehabilitation program on MI ability in patients with lower-limb amputation...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142485/unexpected-inflammation-in-the-sympathetic-ganglia-in-thromboangiitis-obliterans
#4
Mahdi Farzadnia, Hassan Ravari, Mitra Masoudian, Narges Valizadeh, Bahare Fazeli
The aim of this study was to inspect more closely the microscopic and molecular sympathetic ganglia histology in thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO). The paraffin block and frozen RNAlater-treated tissue of the lumbar sympathetic ganglia of 19 TAO Caucasian male patients were evaluated. The gene expression of cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) and cluster of differentiation 8 (CD8) markers in the frozen RNAlater-treated sympathetic ganglia tissues were evaluated by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Unexpectedly, lymphocyte infiltration was observed in all of the histological sections, ranging from scattered to moderate lymphocyte infiltration...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141468/predictive-laboratory-findings-of-lower-extremity-amputation-in-diabetic-patients-meta-analysis
#5
Jong-Lim Kim, Jin Yong Shin, Si-Gyun Roh, Suk Choo Chang, Nae-Ho Lee
Lower extremity amputation is a source of morbidity and mortality among diabetic patients. This meta-analysis aimed to identify significant laboratory data in patients with diabetic foot ulcer with high rates of lower extremity amputation. We performed a systematic literature review and meta-analysis using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases. We extracted and evaluated 11 variables from the included studies based on amputation rates. This study used the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale to assess the quality of the studies...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140635/emergency-department-visits-for-hand-and-finger-injuries-associated-with-the-use-of-log-splitters
#6
Bart Hammig, Ches Jones
The purpose of this study was to examine patients treated in an emergency department (ED) for injuries related to the use of log splitters. Data were obtained from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System for the years 2011-2014. National estimates of ED visits for injuries associated with the use of log splitters were obtained, and descriptive epidemiological characteristics are presented. An estimated 37,000 ED visits for injuries related to the use of log splitters occurred during the study period...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138198/norwegian-trends-in-numbers-of-lower-extremity-revascularisations-and-amputations-including-regional-trends-in-endovascular-treatments-for-peripheral-arterial-disease-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-registry-study-from-2001-to-2014
#7
Kjersti Wendt, Ronny Kristiansen, Kirsten Krohg-Sørensen, Fredrik Alexander Gregersen, Erik Fosse
OBJECTIVE: The numbers of lower extremity revascularisations and amputations are insufficiently reported in Norway. To support future policy decisions regarding the provision of vascular treatment, knowledge of such trends is important. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study from 2001 to 2014 used data from the Norwegian Patient Registry. The revascularisation treatments were categorised in multilevel, aortoiliac, femoral to popliteal and popliteal to foot levels and sorted as open, endovascular and hybrid...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138072/preoperative-assessment-of-craniopharyngioma-adherence-mri-findings-correlated-with-the-severity-of-tumor-attachment-to-the-hypothalamus
#8
Ruth Prieto, José M Pascual, Maria Rosdolsky, Laura Barrios
BACKGROUND: Craniopharyngioma (CP) adherence represents a heterogeneous pathological feature that critically influences the potentially safe and radical resection. OBJECTIVE: To define the MRI predictors of CP adherence severity. METHODS: This study retrospectively investigated a cohort of 200 surgically treated CPs with their corresponding preoperative conventional MRI scans. MRI findings related to the distortions of anatomical structures along the sella turcica-third ventricle axis caused by CPs, in addition to the tumor's shape and calcifications were analyzed and correlated with the definitive type of CP adherence observed during the surgical procedures...
November 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137466/evaluation-of-extremity-injuries-presented-to-emergency-department
#9
Ali Karakus, Guven Kuvandik, Ezgi Atalay
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to review cases with firearms injury of extremities presented to our hospital. METHODS: After approval by Institutional Board, electronic database was retrospectively screened for firearms injury of extremities between 2012 and 2015. Overall, 600 cases with firearms injury of extremities were included in the study. Cases were assessed for demographic and clinical characteristics, Mangled extremity severity score (MESS), Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), costs and outcomes...
October 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133607/cardiovascular-outcomes-and-risks-after-initiation-of-a-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitor-results-from-the-easel-population-based-cohort-study
#10
Jacob A Udell, Zhong Yuan, Toni Rush, Nicholas M Sicignano, Michael Galitz, Norman Rosenthal
Background : Clinical trials have shown cardiovascular benefits and potential risks from sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i). Trials may have limited ability to address individual endpoints or safety concerns. Methods : We performed a population-based cohort study among type 2 diabetes patients with established cardiovascular disease newly initiated on antihyperglycemic agents (AHAs) within the US Department of Defense Military Health System between 4/1/2013 and 12/31/2016. Incidence rates, hazard ratios (HRs), and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for time to first composite endpoint of all-cause mortality (ACM) and hospitalization for heart failure (HHF) event, major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE; defined as ACM, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and nonfatal stroke), and individual endpoints were evaluated using conditional Cox models comparing new SGLT2i users with other AHAs...
November 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133605/low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-lowering-with-evolocumab-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-insights-from-the-fourier-trial-further-cardiovascular-outcomes-research-with-pcsk9-inhibition-in-subjects-with-elevated-risk
#11
Marc P Bonaca, Patrice Nault, Robert P Giugliano, Anthony C Keech, Armando Lira Pineda, Estella Kanevsky, Julia Kuder, Sabina A Murphy, J Wouter Jukema, Basil S Lewis, Lale Tokgozoglu, Ransi Somaratne, Peter S Sever, Terje R Pedersen, Marc S Sabatine
BACKGROUND : The PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) inhibitor evolocumab reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and cardiovascular events in the FOURIER trial (Further Cardiovascular Outcomes Research With PCSK9 Inhibition in Subjects With Elevated Risk). We investigated the efficacy and safety of evolocumab in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) as well as the effect on major adverse limb events. METHODS : FOURIER was a randomized trial of evolocumab versus placebo in 27 564 patients with atherosclerotic disease on statin therapy followed for a median of 2...
November 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133604/canagliflozin-for-primary-and-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events-results-from-the-canvas-program-canagliflozin-cardiovascular-assessment-study
#12
Kenneth W Mahaffey, Bruce Neal, Vlado Perkovic, Dick de Zeeuw, Greg Fulcher, Ngozi Erondu, Wayne Shaw, Elisa Fabbrini, Tao Sun, Qiang Li, Mehul Desai, David R Matthews
BACKGROUND : Canagliflozin is a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor that significantly reduces the composite of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or nonfatal stroke in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and elevated cardiovascular risk. The comparative effects among participants with and without a history of cardiovascular disease (secondary versus primary prevention) were prespecified for evaluation. METHODS : The CANVAS Program (Canagliflozin Cardiovascular Assessment Study) randomly assigned 10 142 participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus to canagliflozin or placebo...
November 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133201/diabetes-related-amputations-create-considerable-public-health-burden-in-the-uk
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Heather Graz, Vijay K D Souza, David E C Alderson, Michael Graz
AIMS: The main aim of this study was to assess the cost of diabetic amputation (both direct and indirect) to the National Health Service from the point of amputation onwards. METHODS: This systematic review involved searches of published literature between January 2007 and March 2017 mainly using the bibliographic databases, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE via Ovid(®), MEDLINE via Ovid(®), as well as grey literature, both in print and in electronic formats published through non-commercial publications, which reported the cost of amputation due to diabetic foot ulcers RESULTS: The studies included in this review varied considerably in estimating the cost including cost elements and how those costs were categorised...
November 10, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132880/rivaroxaban-with-or-without-aspirin-in-patients-with-stable-peripheral-or-carotid-artery-disease-an-international-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sonia S Anand, Jackie Bosch, John W Eikelboom, Stuart J Connolly, Rafael Diaz, Peter Widimsky, Victor Aboyans, Marco Alings, Ajay K Kakkar, Katalin Keltai, Aldo P Maggioni, Basil S Lewis, Stefan Störk, Jun Zhu, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Martin O'Donnell, Patrick J Commerford, Dragos Vinereanu, Nana Pogosova, Lars Ryden, Keith A A Fox, Deepak L Bhatt, Frank Misselwitz, John D Varigos, Thomas Vanassche, Alvaro A Avezum, Edmond Chen, Kelley Branch, Darryl P Leong, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Robert G Hart, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral artery disease have an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Antiplatelet agents are widely used to reduce these complications. METHODS: This was a multicentre, double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial for which patients were recruited at 602 hospitals, clinics, or community practices from 33 countries across six continents. Eligible patients had a history of peripheral artery disease of the lower extremities (previous peripheral bypass surgery or angioplasty, limb or foot amputation, intermittent claudication with objective evidence of peripheral artery disease), of the carotid arteries (previous carotid artery revascularisation or asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis of at least 50%), or coronary artery disease with an ankle-brachial index of less than 0·90...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132489/auto-amputated-ovary-presenting-as-abdominal-mass-in-an-infant
#15
Naeem Liaqat, Sajid Hameed Dar, Asif Sandhu, Nayyar Iqbal, Ejaz Ahmed, Sajid Iqbal Nayyar
Among female infants, a mass in the abdomen carries a large number of differential diagnoses. Arelatively uncommon condition is ovarian cyst, which may be encountered among such patients. Even more rare condition is auto-amputation of ovary. We herein, present a case of a female infant who presented as abdominal mass and turned out to be autoamputation of right ovary attached to mesentery of intestine. It was excised successfully and the patient is doing well at 3 years follow-up.
November 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132347/knee-arthrodesis-versus-above-the-knee-amputation-after-septic-failure-of-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-comparison-of-functional-outcome-and-complication-rates
#16
Sven Hungerer, Martin Kiechle, Christian von Rüden, Matthias Militz, Knut Beitzel, Mario Morgenstern
BACKGROUND: After septic failure of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and multiple revision operations resulting in impaired function, bone and/or soft-tissue damage a reconstruction with a revision arthroplasty might be impossible. Salvage procedures to regain mobility and quality of life are an above-the-knee amputation or knee arthrodesis. The decision process for the patient and surgeon is difficult and data comparing arthrodesis versus amputation in terms of function and quality of life are scarce...
November 13, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132264/leg-amputation-side-determines-performance-in-curve-sprinting-a-case-study-on-a-paralympic-medalist
#17
Johannes Funken, Kai Heinrich, Steffen Willwacher, Ralf Müller, Jonas Böcker, Hiroaki Hobara, Gert-Peter Brüggemann, Wolfgang Potthast
The lower limb kinetics of curve sprinting in amputees are not well described in the literature, particularly with respect to the effect of the side of amputation. This is an issue due to the importance of the knowledge for prosthetic design and classification of athletes. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the influence of side of amputation on curve sprinting performance in athletes with a unilateral leg amputation. A three-dimensional motion analysis system (Vicon), four force plates (Kistler) and a modified mathematical human model (ALASKA) were used to compare clockwise and counter clockwise curve sprinting lower limb kinematics and kinetics of a Paralympic medalist with a left-sided knee exarticular amputation...
November 13, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131751/a-diabetic-foot-ulcer-treated-with-hydrogel-and-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-a-case-study
#18
P Aguiar, C Amaral, A Rodrigues, A H de Souza
This study reports on the case of an elderly patient, with diabetes, and a bullous wound on the left big toe that led to an amputation of the first and second left toes. The amputation was because of deep injury as it was not able to heal with a conventional treatment. After completing the normal treatment and the removal of a bacterial infection in the lesion, the patient underwent a treatment that was based on a hydrogel gel (0.9% saline solution) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). After 60 sessions of the therapy, almost complete closure of the wound was observed...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131746/topical-oxygen-therapy-promotes-the-healing-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-pilot-study
#19
P D Hayes, N Alzuhir, G Curran, I M Loftus
OBJECTIVE: Interventions that can heal or reduce diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) size may reduce the incidence of infection and amputation, and reduce associated social and economic costs. Many chronic wounds exhibit a degree of hypoxia and this leads to a reduction in healing processes including cell division and differentiation, angiogenesis, infection prevention, and collagen production. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the effects of a device supplying continuous oxygen ambulatory therapy on healing in chronic DFUs...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130126/bodies-in-genres-of-practice-johann-ulrich-bilguer-s-fight-to-reduce-field-amputations
#20
David R Gruber
This paper examines Johann Ulrich Bilguer's 1761 dissertation on the inutility of amputation practices, examining reasons for its influence despite its nonconformance to genre expectations. I argue that Bilguer's narratives of patient suffering, his rhetorical likening of surgeons to soldiers, and his attention to the horrific experiences of war surgeons all contribute to the dissertation's wide impact. Ultimately, the dissertation offers an example of affective rhetorics employed during the Enlightenment, demonstrating how bodies and environments-those "ambient rhetorics" made visible in a text-can contribute to an analysis of genre deviations and widen the scope of genre studies...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
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