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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819123/active-prosthesis-dependent-functional-cortical-reorganization-following-stroke
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Christian Merkel, Janet Hausmann, Jens-Max Hopf, Hans-Jochen Heinze, Lars Buentjen, Mircea Ariel Schoenfeld
The present study investigated the neural correlates associated with gait improvements triggered by an active prosthesis in patients with drop-foot following stroke during the chronic stage. Eleven patients took part in the study. MEG recordings in conjunction with somatosensory stimulation of the left and right hand as well as gait analyses were performed shortly before or after prosthesis implantation surgery and 3-4 months later. Plastic changes of the sensorimotor cortex of the ipsi- and contralesional hemisphere were revealed...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817305/foot-massage-touch-and-presence-in-decreasing-anxiety-during-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-feasibility-study
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Rajni Parmar, Barbara B Brewer, Laura A Szalacha
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to determine (1) recruitment feasibility; (2) intervention adherence; (3) intervention acceptability; and (4) the preliminary effects of touch or foot massage interventions on anxiety during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). DESIGN: A quasi-experimental design was used. INTERVENTION: Foot massage and touch were the intervention groups and "presence" was the control group. SETTING: The study was conducted at the Center for Neurosciences, a freestanding facility, in southern Arizona...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814244/history-prevalence-and-assessment-of-limited-joint-mobility-from-stiff-hand-syndrome-to-diabetic-foot-ulcer-prevention
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Piergiorgio Francia, Roberto Anichini, Giuseppe Seghieri, Alessandra De Bellis, Massimo Gulisano
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most important global public health problems. Patients with DM may develop different dreaded complications during their lifetime, one of which is limited joint mobility (LJM). Joint abnormalities and LJM are problems that can arise at disease onset, and progressively worsen together with the disease. Because LJM shares causal factors with other chronic diabetes-induced complications, its study has been considered useful for monitoring the risk of developing other chronic complications due to DM such as vascular disease or diabetic foot...
August 16, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814050/segmental-contributions-to-sagittal-plane-whole-body-angular-momentum-when-using-powered-compared-to-passive-ankle-foot-prostheses-on-ramps
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Nathaniel T Pickle, Anne K Silverman, Jason M Wilken, Nicholas P Fey
Understanding the effects of an assistive device on dynamic balance is crucial, particularly for robotic leg prostheses. Analyses of dynamic balance commonly evaluate the range of whole-body angular momentum (H). However, the contributions of individual body segments to overall H throughout gait may yield futher insights, specifically for people with transtibial amputation using powered prostheses. We evaluated segment contributions to H using Statistical Parametric Mapping to assess the effects of prosthesis type (powered vs passive) and ramp angle on segmental coordination...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809629/-talar-neck-fractures-treated-using-percutaneous-screw-fixation
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R Veselý, M Kelbl, J Kacián, V Hulka, J Kočiš, R Kunovský
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Closed reduction and percutaneous fixation of nondisplaced talar neck fractures have been applied by some authors. The aim of this paper is to assess the results and complications of this minimally invasive technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS In the period from 2009 to 2014, twenty-one patients with a talar neck fracture were observed after closed reduction and percutaneous screw fixation in the Traumatological Hospital in Brno. The mean age of the patients was 38 years (range 18-56 years)...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808202/-borneol-is-neuroprotective-against-permanent-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats-by-suppressing-production-of-proinflammatory-cytokines
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Lei Chang, Chun-Yu Yin, Hai-Yin Wu, Bin-Bin Tian, Yan Zhu, Chun-Xia Luo, Dong-Ya Zhu
Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death globally. It occurs when a major artery is occluded in the brain and leads to death of cells within the injured tissue. (+)-Borneol, a simple bicyclic monoterpene extracted from traditional Chinese medicine, is widely used in various types of diseases. However, no study has proved the effects of (+)-borneol on functional recovery from permanent ischemic stroke and the mechanism is still unknown. Here, we report that in the rat model of permanent cerebral ischemia, we found that (+)-borneol (1...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805925/evaluation-of-the-prevalence-of-digital-dermatitis-and-the-effects-on-performance-in-beef-feedlot-cattle-under-organic-trace-mineral-supplementation
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M Kulow, P Merkatoris, K S Anklam, J Rieman, C Larson, M Branine, D Döpfer
Bovine digital dermatitis (DD) is a contagious and multifactorial disease that leads to painful, ulcerative lesions of the skin near the heel-horn border of the foot, most commonly in dairy cattle. With regard to beef cattle, the pathogenesis and etiology of DD has not been widely reported or studied over the past several decades. A longitudinal field trial in a commercial feedlot was conducted to compare prevalence and effects of DD in beef steers provided a diet supplemented with a novel formulation of inorganic and organic trace mineral sources (OTM diet) compared to a diet provided with similar levels of trace minerals solely from inorganic sources (CON diet)...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804593/an-innovative-sealed-shoe-to-off-load-and-heal-diabetic-forefoot-ulcers-a-feasibility-study
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Gustav Jarl, Roy Tranberg
Background: Non-removable knee-high devices are the gold standard to treat diabetic foot ulcers located on the plantar forefoot, but they immobilize the ankle, which restricts daily life activities and has negative effects on joint functioning. Objective: To investigate the feasibility of sealing a therapeutic shoe to off-load and heal diabetic forefoot ulcers. Design: A case series of seven men with type 2 diabetes and a metatarsal head ulcer were prescribed therapeutic shoes and custom-made insoles. The shoe was sealed with a plastic band...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800005/the-effects-of-british-army-footwear-on-ground-reaction-force-and-temporal-parameters-of-british-army-foot-drill
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Alex J Rawcliffe, Scott M Graham, Richard J Simpson, Gavin L Moir, Russell Jj Martindale, Stelios G Psycharakis, Chris Connaboy
High rates of occupational training-related lower-limb musculoskeletal [MSK] overuse injuries are reported for British Army recruits during basic training. Foot-drill is a repetitive impact loading occupational activity and involves striking the ground violently with an extended-knee [straight-leg] landing. Foot-drill produces vertical ground reaction forces [vGRF] equal to and/or greater than those reported for high-level plyometric exercises/activities. Shock absorbing footwear aid in the attenuation of the magnitude of vGRF, resulting in a reduced risk of lower-limb MSK overuse injury when running...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798671/bodily-sensory-inputs-and-anomalous-bodily-experiences-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-evaluation-of-the-potential-effects-of-sound-feedback
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Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, Helen Cohen, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze
Neuroscientific studies have shown that human's mental body representations are not fixed but are constantly updated through sensory feedback, including sound feedback. This suggests potential new therapeutic sensory approaches for patients experiencing body-perception disturbances (BPD). BPD can occur in association with chronic pain, for example in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). BPD often impacts on emotional, social, and motor functioning. Here we present the results from a proof-of-principle pilot study investigating the potential value of using sound feedback for altering BPD and its related emotional state and motor behavior in those with CRPS...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797280/illness-perception-diabetes-knowledge-and-self-care-practices-among-type-2-diabetes-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Nuworza Kugbey, Kwaku Oppong Asante, Korkor Adulai
BACKGROUND: Self-care practices among persons living with type-2 diabetes are very crucial in diabetes manages as poor self-care results in complications. However, little research exists within the Ghanaian context. This study examined whether type-2 diabetes patients' illness perception and diabetes knowledge significantly predict diabetes self-care practices. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey design was employed and a total of 160 participants (45 males and 115 females) were sampled from a general hospital in Accra...
August 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791310/prevalence-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-and-associated-factors-among-adult-diabetic-patients-who-attend-the-diabetic-follow-up-clinic-at-the-university-of-gondar-referral-hospital-north-west-ethiopia-2016-institutional-based-cross-sectional-study
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Tesfamichael G Mariam, Abebaw Alemayehu, Eleni Tesfaye, Worku Mequannt, Kiber Temesgen, Fisseha Yetwale, Miteku Andualem Limenih
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder which is characterized by multiple long-term complications that affect almost every system in the body. Foot ulcers are one of the main complications of diabetes mellitus. However, there is limited evidence on the occurrence of foot ulcer and influencing factors in Ethiopia. An institutional-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Gondar University Hospital, Ethiopia, to investigate foot ulcer occurrence in diabetic patients. Systematic random sampling was used to select 279 study participants...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790972/investigation-of-anticipatory-postural-adjustments-during-one-leg-stance-using-inertial-sensors-evidence-from-subjects-with-parkinsonism
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Gianluca Bonora, Martina Mancini, Ilaria Carpinella, Lorenzo Chiari, Maurizio Ferrarin, John G Nutt, Fay B Horak
The One-Leg Stance (OLS) test is a widely adopted tool for the clinical assessment of balance in the elderly and in subjects with neurological disorders. It was previously showed that the ability to control anticipatory postural adjustments (APAs) prior to lifting one leg is significantly impaired by idiopathic Parkinson's disease (iPD). However, it is not known how APAs are affected by other types of parkinsonism, such as frontal gait disorders (FGD). In this study, an instrumented OLS test based on wearable inertial sensors is proposed to investigate both the initial anticipatory phase and the subsequent unipedal balance...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790476/surgical-treatment-of-sanders-type-2-calcaneal-fractures-using-a-sinus-tarsi-approach
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Chul Hyun Park, Dong Yeol Lee
BACKGROUND: Calcaneum is the most commonly fractured tarsal bone. The optimal treatment for displaced calcaneus fractures involving the posterior facet is surgical. The extensile lateral approach is commonly preferred because it provides sufficient exposure of the subtalar facet. However, this technique has the risk of complications such as wound necrosis and sural nerve injury. Various minimally invasive approaches, such as sinus tarsi approach, limited posterior approach, and percutaneous approach, have been introduced to reduce possible complications...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789834/diabetes-complications-in-sudanese-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-overlooked-problems-in-sub-saharan-africa
#15
Heitham Awadalla, Sufian K Noor, Wadie M Elmadhoun, Ahmed O Almobarak, Nehad E Elmak, Sulaf I Abdelaziz, Amel A Sulaiman, Mohamed H Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major health problem in Sudan and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of complications of type 2 diabetes across different cities in the country. METHODS: Individuals with type 2 diabetes, who have been on treatment for DM for at least one year and volunteered to participate, were selected from two diabetes centers in Sudan (Khartoum and Atbara). Participants were interviewed using standardized pretested questionnaire to record medical history, socio-demographic, life style characteristics and presence of complications of diabetes...
July 29, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777906/can-amputation-be-prevented-in-diabetic-foot-interdisciplinary-approach-to-diabetic-foot-a-case-report
#16
Ali Erdal Gunes, Maide Cimsit
Diabetic foot ulcers may result in loss of an extremity and may even lead to mortality. The use of comprehensive foot care programs which include early screening and evaluation of problems, foot care education, preventive therapy and referral to specialists has been shown to reduce amputation rates by 49-85 [percent]. A 51-year-old woman with Type 2 diabetes under surveillance for nine months was referred from the emergency department. She presented with an entirely inflamed right foot with ulcer covering two-thirds proximal of the foot for 30 days' duration...
March 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777279/fat-graft-and-bone-wax-interposition-provides-better-functional-outcomes-and-lower-reossification-rates-than-extensor-digitorum-brevis-after-calcaneonavicular-coalition-resection
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Javier Masquijo, Victoria Allende, Armando Torres-Gomez, Matthew B Dobbs
BACKGROUND: Calcaneonavicular coalitions are the most common form of tarsal coalitions. The prefered treatment for symptomatic coalitions is surgical resection; however, there are no published studies that directly compare different interposition techniques. The purpose of the present study was to retrospectively compare pain relief, functional outcomes, and complications of children and adolescents who had a resection of a symptomatic calcaneonavicular coalition with interposition of fat graft, bone wax, or extensor digitorum brevis (EDB)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774662/hamilton-rating-scale-for-depression-24-ham-d24-as-a-novel-predictor-for-diabetic-microvascular-complications-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients
#18
Shuo Pan, Zhong-Wei Liu, Shuang Shi, Xun Ma, Wen-Qian Song, Gong-Chang Guan, Yong Zhang, Shun-Ming Zhu, Fu-Qiang Liu, Bo Liu, Zhi-Guo Tang, Jun-Kui Wang, Ying Lv
The study was designed to investigate whether the hamilton rating scale for depression (24-items) (HAM-D24) can be used to predict the diabetic microvascular complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. 288 hospitalized patients with T2DM were enrolled. Their diabetic microvascular complications including diabetic nephropathy, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic peripheral neuropathy and diabetic foot as well as demographic, clinical data, blood samples and echocardiography were documented. All the enrolled patients received HAM-D24 evaluation...
July 26, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768980/thyrotoxicosis-presenting-as-unilateral-drop-foot
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Kenju Hara, Hajime Miyata, Takahide Motegi, Ken Shibano, Hideaki Ishiguro
Neuromuscular disorders associated with hyperthyroidism have several variations in their clinical phenotype, such as ophthalmopathy, periodic paralysis, and thyrotoxic myopathy. We herein report an unusual case of thyrotoxic myopathy presenting as unilateral drop foot. Histopathological examinations of the left tibialis anterior muscle showed marked variation in the fiber size, mild inflammatory cell infiltration, and necrotic and regenerated muscle fibers with predominantly type 1 fiber atrophy. Medical treatment with propylthiouracil resulted in complete improvement of the left drop foot...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768720/angiotensin-ii-regulates-phosphorylation-of-actin-associated-proteins-in-human-podocytes
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Laura K Schenk, Annika Möller-Kerutt, Rafael Klosowski, Dirk Wolters, Elisabeth Schaffner-Reckinger, Thomas Weide, Hermann Pavenstädt, Beate Vollenbröker
Within the kidney, angiotensin II (AngII) targets different cell types in the vasculature, tubuli, and glomeruli. An important part of the renal filtration barrier is composed of podocytes with their actin-rich foot processes. In this study, we used stable isotope labeling with amino acids in cell culture coupled to mass spectrometry to characterize relative changes in the phosphoproteome of human podocytes in response to short-term treatment with AngII. In 4 replicates, we identified a total of 17,956 peptides that were traceable to 2081 distinct proteins...
August 2, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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