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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433866/the-effect-of-vacuum-assisted-socket-suspension-on-prospective-community-based-falls-by-users-of-lower-limb-prostheses
#1
Noah J Rosenblatt, Tess Ehrhardt
Individuals with lower limb amputation are at increased risk of falling compared to age-matched peers. The purpose of this study was to quantify the effect of socket suspension on the risk of falling, by comparing prospectively tracked falls between a group of participants that used vacuum assisted socket suspension (VASS) and a group that did not use this system. Fifteen current users of VASS and 12 non-VASS users received an email every two weeks for one year, with a link to an online survey that asked whether they fell (i...
April 8, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433336/the-association-of-postoperative-glycemic-control-and-lower-extremity-procedure-outcomes
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Todd R Vogel, Jamie B Smith, Robin L Kruse
OBJECTIVE: The effect of postoperative hyperglycemia in patients undergoing open and endovascular procedures on the lower extremities has not been fully characterized with regard to associated admission diagnoses, hospital complications, mortality, and 30-day readmission. This study evaluated the relationship of postoperative hyperglycemia on outcomes after lower extremity vascular procedures for peripheral artery disease. METHODS: Patients with peripheral artery disease admitted for elective lower extremity procedures between September 2008 and March 2014 were selected from the Cerner Health Facts (Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, Mo) database using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification diagnosis and procedure codes...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432762/microvascular-replantation-of-head-and-neck-amputated-parts-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Johnny I Efanov, Ixchel J Montoya, Ke N Huang, Charles Guertin, Patrick G Harris, Joseph Bou-Merhi, Alain M Danino
BACKGROUND: As opposed to upper and lower extremity amputations representing a considerable volume of admissions, the prowess of microsurgeons is seldom solicited in complex cases of head and neck replantation. Our aim was to determine the rate of successful replantation of craniofacial parts in a systematic review of the literature. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of English literature using PubMed/MEDLINE for every replantation of a head and neck parts...
April 22, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431865/statin-use-and-other-factors-associated-with-mortality-after-major-lower-extremity-amputation
#4
Charles DeCarlo, Larry Scher, Saadat Shariff, John Phair, Evan Lipsitz, Karan Garg
OBJECTIVE: Above-knee amputations (AKAs) and below-knee amputations (BKAs) are associated with high postoperative mortality rates. In this study, we examined factors associated with 30-day, 90-day, and 1-year mortality in patients who underwent a major lower extremity amputation. METHODS: We queried a prospectively collected institutional database for all patients who underwent AKA or BKA with primary or secondary closure, during a 5-year period, between November 2009 and November 2014...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431417/the-occurrence-of-single-and-multiple-organ-dysfunction-in-pediatric-electrical-versus-other-thermal-burns
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Gabriel Hundeshagen, Paul Wurzer, Abigail A Forbes, Charles D Voigt, Vanessa N Collins, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Celeste C Finnerty, David N Herndon, Ludwik K Branski
BACKGROUND: Multiple organ failure (MOF) is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in burned children. While various complications induced by electrical injuries have been described, the incidence and severity of single organ failure (SOF) and MOF associated with this type of injury are unknown. The study was undertaken to compare the incidence and severity of SOF and MOF as well as other complications between electrically and thermally burned children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2001 and 2016, 288 pediatric patients with electrical burns (EB; n = 96) or thermal burns (CTR; n = 192) were analyzed in this study...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431186/unfractionated-heparin-versus-low-molecular-weight-heparins-for-avoiding-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-postoperative-patients
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REVIEW
Daniela R Junqueira, Liliane M Zorzela, Edson Perini
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an adverse drug reaction presenting as a prothrombotic disorder related to antibody-mediated platelet activation. It is a paradoxical immune reaction resulting in thrombin generation in vivo, which leads to a hypercoagulable state and the potential to initiate venous or arterial thrombosis. A number of factors are thought to influence the incidence of HIT including the type and preparation of heparin (unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH)) and the heparin-exposed patient population, with the postoperative patient population at higher risk...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428904/salvage-of-necrotic-appearing-limb-after-in-utero-endoscopic-lysis-of-constriction-bands
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M Abdel-Sattar, A Chon, B Chen, W Burkhalter, R H Chmait
We report a case of amniotic band syndrome complicated by constriction bands and marked distal swelling of both lower extremities. Color Doppler interrogation of the right lower extremity revealed complete lack of blood flow below the level of the constriction. Upon fetoscopic survey, the right lower extremity beyond the constriction band appeared dusky red and discolored with desquamation, consistent with a necrotic appearance. The constriction bands were cut in utero using endoshears, thereby allowing restoration of blood flow on postoperative day 1...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427290/a-real-time-method-for-decoding-the-neural-drive-to-muscles-using-single-channel-intra-muscular-emg-recordings
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Saeed Karimimehr, Hamid Reza Marateb, Silvia Muceli, Marjan Mansourian, Miguel Angel Mañanas, Dario Farina
The neural command from motor neurons to muscles - sometimes referred to as the neural drive to muscle - can be identified by decomposition of electromyographic (EMG) signals. This approach can be used for inferring the voluntary commands in neural interfaces in patients with limb amputations. This paper proposes for the first time an innovative method for fully automatic and real-time intramuscular EMG (iEMG) decomposition. The method is based on online single-pass density-based clustering and adaptive classification of bivariate features, using the concept of potential measure...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425503/nerve-degeneration-and-regeneration-in-the-cephalopod-mollusc-octopus-vulgaris-the-case-of-the-pallial-nerve
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Pamela Imperadore, Sameer B Shah, Helen P Makarenkova, Graziano Fiorito
Regeneration is a process that restores structure and function of tissues damaged by injury or disease. In mammals complete regeneration is often unsuccessful, while most of the low phyla animals can re-grow many parts of their body after amputation. Cephalopod molluscs, and in particular Octopus vulgaris, are well known for their capacity to regenerate their arms and other body parts, including central and peripheral nervous system. To better understand the mechanism of recovery following nerve injury in this species we investigated the process of axon regrowth and nerve regeneration after complete transection of the Octopus pallial nerves...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425395/comparing-phlebotomy-by-tail-tip-amputation-facial-vein-puncture-and-tail-vein-incision-in-c57bl-6-mice-by-using-physiologic-and-behavioral-metrics-of-pain-and-distress
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Elizabeth S Moore Thomas A Cleland Wendy O Williams Christine M Peterson Bhupinder Singh Teresa L Southard Bret Pasch Rachael N Labitt And Erin K Daugherity
Tail tip amputation with minimal restraint is not widely used for mouse phlebotomy. In part, this infrequency may reflectpolicies influenced by tail tip amputation procedures for genotyping, which involve greater handling and tissue removal. Toassess tail tip amputation with minimal restraint as a phlebotomy technique, we compared it with 2 more common methods:scruffing with facial vein puncture and lateral tail vein incision with minimal restraint. Blood glucose levels, audible and ultrasonic vocalizations, postphlebotomy activity and grooming behavior, open field and elevated plus maze behaviors,nest-building scores, and histologic changes at the phlebotomy site were evaluated...
April 19, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424223/low-dose-paclitaxel-coated-versus-uncoated-percutaneous-transluminal-balloon-angioplasty-for-femoropopliteal-peripheral-artery-disease-1-year-results-of-the-illumenate-european-randomized-clinical-trial
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Henrik Schroeder, Martin Werner, Dirk-Roelfs Meyer, Peter Reimer, Karsten Krüger, Michael R Jaff, Marianne Brodmann
Background -Numerous studies have reported favorable outcomes using drug-coated balloons (DCBs) for treatment of symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) of the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries. However, the treatment effect compared to an uncoated balloon has differed greatly amongst the randomized trials with better outcomes observed with higher-dose DCBs. This European trial was designed to assess the safety and effectiveness of a next-generation low dose (2 µg/mm(2) surface dose of paclitaxel) DCB...
April 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424222/randomized-comparison-of-paclitaxel-eluting-balloon-angioplasty-plus-stenting-versus-standard-balloon-angioplasty-plus-stenting-versus-directional-atherectomy-for-symptomatic-femoral-artery-disease-isar-stath
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Ilka Ott, Salvatore Cassese, Philipp Groha, Birgit Steppich, Martin Hadamitzky, Tareq Ibrahim, Sebastian Kufner, Karl Dewitz, Regina V Hiendlmayer, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Massimiliano Fusaro
Background -Atherosclerosis in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) is common in patients suffering from peripheral artery disease. Paclitaxel-eluting balloon (PEB) angioplasty, stenting and directional atherectomy (DA) have provided new options for the treatment of SFA disease, however the comparative efficacy remains uncertain. Methods -One hundred and fifty five patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease with de novo SFA stenotic or occlusive lesions were randomized to treatment with plain balloon angioplasty (BA) followed by PEB angioplasty and stenting (n=48), BA followed by stenting (n=52) or directional DA with distal protection and bailout stenting (n=55)...
April 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424173/association-between-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-3-year-follow-up-study
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Yang He, Hongjie Qian, Lei Xu, Shanshan Zhang, Xueming Gu, Junyi Gu, Jianyuan Shi, Yaping Shen, Jian-Min Liu, Zhengyi Tang
OBJECTIVE: End stage renal disease and dialysis have been proven to be associated with poor prognoses in diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). However, it has rarely been reported whether and to what extent milder renal insufficiency effects the prognosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the categorized impact of estimated glomerular filtration (eGFR) on the outcomes of patients with DFU. DESIGN AND METHODS: Three hundred and sixty-six DFU patients hospitalized in a Chinese tertiary hospital were recruited and classified into 4 groups according to the eGFRs as follows: normal (≥90), mildly reduced (60-89), moderately reduced (30-59), and severely reduced (<30)...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423441/-thumb-lengthening-following-amputation-at-the-proximal-phalanx-using-a-semicircular-distraction-ring-fixator-results-of-5-cases
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Elvira Susanne Bodmer, Rahel Meier, Theddy Slongo, Esther Voegelin
Traumatic amputation of the thumb at the proximal phalanx or the metacarpophalangeal joint can be treated by distraction lengthening depending on the location of the amputation, the patient's age, occupation and functional demands. We report the results of proximal phalanx lengthening in 5 patients using a semicircular ring-type external fixator device. This prototype was developed at our clinic in collaboration with a specialised small company (Rotomed AG, Allmenstrasse 4, CH-4512 Bellach, www.rotomed.ch) based on the principles of Ilizarov's external fixator...
February 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423440/-results-after-distal-digital-replantation-is-it-worth-the-effort
#15
David Braig, Jan R Thiele, Vincenzo Penna, G Björn Stark, Steffen U Eisenhardt
There are only relative indications for distal digital replantation in zones 1 and 2 according to Tamai. In contrast to primary closure for fingertip amputations, replantation is a complex procedure that requires skills in supermicrosurgical techniques, as vessels with diameters between 0.3-0.8 mm are connected. In addition the time spent in hospital and the time off from work are longer. Distal digital replantation is thus only indicated, if the expected functional and aesthetic benefits surmount those of primary closure...
February 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423369/mdi-301-a-synthetic-retinoid-depressed-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-and-oxidative-stress-in-diabetic-dermal-fibroblasts
#16
Jianhua Zhai, Yuli Wang
Diabetic foot ulcerations could result in serious consequences such as amputations. The up-regulation of matrix metalloproteinases and down-regulation of TIMP1 were remarked as distinctive biological characteristics in the diabetic dermal fibroblast. The current study was performed in order to clarify the effect of high glucose on formation of diabetic dermal fibroblast cell. In addition, the effect of MDI 301 on ameliorating diabetic fibroblasts was investigated in this study. The mRNA and protein expression levels of MMPs, TIMP1 and catalase were evaluated against fibroblasts treated with high glucose (30 mM) using qRT-PCR, western blotting and zymography assays...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422912/vascular-complications-from-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa-life-over-limb
#17
John R Taylor, John A Harvin, Clay Martin, John B Holcomb, Laura J Moore
BACKGROUND: Vascular complications from resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) have been reported as high as 13% with some patients requiring lower extremity amputation. We sought to review our institutions series of REBOA and assess our vascular complications. METHODS: Retrospective review of all patients undergoing REBOA from October 2011 through July 2016. Data was gathered from the Memorial Hermann Trauma registry and the hospital electronic medical records...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422865/crystalglobulinemia-manifesting-as-chronic-arthralgia-and-acute-limb-ischemia-a-clinical-case-report
#18
Nobuya Abe, Tomoko Tomita, Miyuki Bohgaki, Hideki Kasahara, Takao Koike
RATIONALE: Crystalglobulinemia is a rare disease caused by monoclonal immunoglobulins, characterized by irreversible crystallization on refrigeration. It causes systemic symptoms including purpura, arthralgia, and vessel occlusive conditions to be exacerbated by exposure to cold. We report a patient with crystalglobulinemia associated with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) manifesting as chronic arthralgia and recurrent acute arterial occlusion. PRESENTING CONCERNS: A 61-year-old man, who had been diagnosed with MGUS and who had arthralgia of unknown origin, presented with recurrent acute limb ischemia after surgical thromboembolectomy...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422399/dorsal-root-ganglion-stimulation-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps-recurrence-after-amputation-for-crps-and-failure-of-conventional-spinal-cord-stimulation
#19
Andreas Goebel, Sarah Lewis, Rhodri Phillip, Manohar Sharma
Limb amputation is sometimes being performed in long-standing complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), although little evidence is available guiding management decisions, including how CRPS recurrence should be managed. This report details the management of a young soldier with CRPS recurrence 2 years after midtibial amputation for CRPS. Conventional spinal cord stimulation did not achieve paraesthetic coverage, or pain relief in the stump, whereas L4 dorsal root ganglion stimulation achieved both coverage and initially modest pain relief, and over time, substantial pain relief...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421855/midterm-outcomes-after-infrapopliteal-interventions-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-based-on-the-tasc-ii-classification-of-below-the-knee-arteries
#20
Gagan D Singh, Ellen K Brinza, Justin Hildebrand, Stephen W Waldo, T Raymond Foley, John R Laird, Ehrin J Armstrong
PURPOSE: To analyze the relationship between the new TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC II) infrapopliteal classification and limb outcomes among patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: A single-center retrospective study was performed on 166 consecutive CLI patients (mean age 71 years; 113 men) undergoing endovascular treatment of 244 infrapopliteal lesions from 2006 to 2013. Patient, procedural, angiographic, and limb outcomes were compared for the new TASC A/B vs C/D classification for infrapopliteal lesions...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
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