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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056022/-clinical-effects-of-middle-and-low-peroneal-artery-perforator-flap-with-pedicle-on-repairing-skin-and-soft-tissue-defects-of-ankle
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H Li, C Zhang, C L Deng, X J Tang, K Y Nie, Z R Wei
Objective: To investigate clinical effects of middle and low peroneal artery perforator flap with pedicle on repairing skin and soft tissue defects of ankle. Methods: Twenty patients with skin and soft tissue defects of ankle and exposure of tendon and bone were admitted in our burn wards from April 2012 to December 2015. The size of skin and soft tissue defects ranged from 5 cm×4 cm to 23 cm×10 cm. Patients were treated with debridement and vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) after admission. After VSD treatment for 1 week, flap transplantation operation was performed...
October 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950859/protocol-for-a-multi-centre-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-arthroscopic-hip-surgery-to-physiotherapy-led-care-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-fai-the-australian-fashion-trial
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Nicholas J Murphy, Jillian Eyles, Kim L Bennell, Megan Bohensky, Alexander Burns, Fraser M Callaghan, Edward Dickenson, Camdon Fary, Stuart M Grieve, Damian R Griffin, Michelle Hall, Rachel Hobson, Young Jo Kim, James M Linklater, David G Lloyd, Robert Molnar, Rachel L O'Connell, John O'Donnell, Michael O'Sullivan, Sunny Randhawa, Stephan Reichenbach, David J Saxby, Parminder Singh, Libby Spiers, Phong Tran, Tim V Wrigley, David J Hunter
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI), a hip disorder affecting active young adults, is believed to be a leading cause of hip osteoarthritis (OA). Current management approaches for FAI include arthroscopic hip surgery and physiotherapy-led non-surgical care; however, there is a paucity of clinical trial evidence comparing these approaches. In particular, it is unknown whether these management approaches modify the future risk of developing hip OA. The primary objective of this randomised controlled trial is to determine if participants with FAI who undergo hip arthroscopy have greater improvements in hip cartilage health, as demonstrated by changes in delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of cartilage (dGEMRIC) index between baseline and 12 months, compared to those who undergo physiotherapy-led non-surgical management...
September 26, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752669/behaviour-of-4-to-5-year-old-nondisabled-elbw-children-outcomes-following-group-based-physiotherapy-intervention
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L Brown, Y R Burns, P Watter, P H Gray, K S Gibbons
BACKGROUND: Extreme prematurity or extremely low birth weight (ELBW) can adversely affect behaviour. Nondisabled ELBW children are at risk of behavioural problems, which may become a particular concern after commencement of formal education. This study explored the frequency of behavioural and emotional problems amongst nondisabled ELBW children at 4 to 5 years of age and whether intervention had a positive influence on behaviour. The relationship between behaviour, gender, and other areas of performance at 5 years was explored...
July 28, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669442/scar-massage-for-hypertrophic-burns-scarring-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
P Ault, A Plaza, J Paratz
BACKGROUND: Scar massage is used in burn units globally to improve functional and cosmetic outcomes of hypertrophic scarring following a burn, however, the evidence to support this therapy is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To review the literature and assess the efficacy of scar massage in hypertrophic burn scars. METHODS: MEDLINE, PubMed, Embase, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library were searched using the key words "burn", "burn injury", "thermal injury" and "scar", "hypertrophic scar" and "massage", "manipulation", "soft tissue mobilisation", "soft tissue manipulation"...
June 29, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592935/surgery-on-burns-sequelae-in-developing-countries
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O El Ezzi, M Dolci, C Dufour, R Bossou, A de Buys Roessingh
The purpose of this study is to analyze the effectiveness of surgery and follow-up of children operated on for burn sequelae. For many years, we have organized two missions per year to Benin and Togo, one for surgery and one for follow-up. We analyzed the files of children born in Africa and victims of burns from the years 2002 to 2011. Children were referred through a non-governmental organization (NGO) and assessed in Africa by local paediatricians before and after surgery. Treatment consisted in operating on burn sequelae such as contractures, hypertrophic scars and hard cords...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539693/quality-based-procedures-for-knee-replacement-hip-replacement-and-hip-fracture-physiotherapists-perceptions-of-adherence-barriers-and-facilitators
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Kirsti J E Reinikka, Denise Taylor, Sylvia Daniel, Stacey Burns-Hogan, Brittany DePass, Laura McGill, Michael McLeod, Susan Safadi, Sandy Veit
Purpose: This mixed-methods study examined the perceived barriers to and facilitators of implementing best-practice guidelines (BPGs) and adhering to provincial Quality-Based Procedures (QBPs) by Ontario physiotherapists working with patients after total knee replacement (TKR), total hip replacement (THR), and hip fracture (HF). Method: Using snowball sampling, 93 hospital and home care physiotherapists working with patients after TKR, THR, or HF completed a Web-based survey. A subset of these participated in follow-up semi-structured telephone interviews...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461226/clinical-and-functional-characteristics-of-people-with-chronic-and-recent-onset-plantar-heel-pain
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Allegra Barnes, Justin Sullivan, Evangelos Pappas, Roger Adams, Joshua Burns
BACKGROUND: Plantar heel pain is a common condition that reduces health-related quality of life. Recovery usually occurs within 12 months; however, up to 20% of people remain symptomatic beyond this time frame. The level of pain and function in this chronic heel pain group is not well described. OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical and functional characteristics associated with chronic plantar heel pain compared with heel pain of recent onset. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
April 28, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336256/nose-burns-4-dimensional-analysis
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J Bouguila, C Ho Quoc, R Viard, A Brun, D Voulliaume, J-P Comparin, J-L Foyatier
The nose is the central organ of the face. It has two essential roles, aesthetic and breathing. It is often seriously damaged in the context of facial burns, causing grotesque facial disfigurement. As this disfigurement is visible on frontal and profile views, the patient suffers both socially and psychologically. The nose is a three-dimensional organ. Reconstruction is therefore more difficult and needs to be more precise than in other parts of the face. Maintaining symmetry, contour and function are essential for successful nasal reconstruction...
October 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202483/clinical-management-of-electrical-burns-in-the-developing-world-a-case-of-electrical-burn-injury-left-untreated-leading-to-amputation
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Marcus Choong, Delia Chy, Jerric R Guevarra, Allen G Ross
We discuss the case of a 26-year-old male patient from Northern Samar, the Philippines who was left without essential health services after the amputation of all four limbs following a high voltage (20 000 volts) injury in Metro Manila in 2011. Local health services in the developing world are faced with enormous challenges in providing first-line care for burn patients. The cost of maintaining a burn unit, finding suitable qualified staff, and appropriate referral mechanisms are only some of the challenges faced...
February 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959349/an-unusual-cause-of-falls-in-a-young-woman
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I Sleeman, L Wiblin, D Burn
Nitrous oxide is commonly used as an analgesic and anaesthetic agent. Nitrous oxide is also in use in industry as an aerosol propellant and is now recognised as a recreational drug whose use is growing, especially among the young. Nitrous oxide from whipped cream canisters is inhaled to produce a dissociative, intoxicated state. Nitrous oxide is known to inactivate vitamin B12 via oxidation, which can precipitate a demyelinating myelopathy akin to the classical B12 deficiency syndrome, subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord...
September 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891454/efficacy-and-safety-of-intralesional-xantinol-nicotinate-in-the-treatment-of-various-stages-of-oral-submucous-fibrosis
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Udita Singh
INTRODUCTION: Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSMF) is one of the most prevalent potentially malignant disorders seen in South east population since ages. Despite the extensive amount of research held in this field, its treatment still remains a challenge. In this study, we present our experience in successfully managing OSMF with intralesional injections of a peripheral vasodilator namely xantinol nicotinate. AIM: To determine the efficacy and safety of intralesional xantinol nicotinate in the treatment of various stages of OSMF...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676797/effectiveness-of-early-physiotherapy-on-cutaneous-and-musculoskeletal-impairments-in-burn
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Germain Maberou Houngbedji, Etienne Alagnide, Didier Niama, Bibiane S Dagba, Toussaint G Kpadonou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of early rehabilitation on the cutaneous and musculoskeletal impairments in burn patients in sub-Sahara Africa. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective comparative study of 67 patients divided into two groups G1 and G2. The patients of G1 received in addition to their emergency care, their rehabilitation therapy. On the other hand, the patients of G2 have started their physical therapy only after complete stabilization of their clinical status...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27460292/opening-the-window-the-case-for-carrier-and-perinatal-screening-for-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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REVIEW
Joseph K Burns, Rashmi Kothary, Robin J Parks
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the most common genetically inherited neurodegenerative disease that leads to infant mortality worldwide. SMA is caused by genetic deletion or mutation in the survival of motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene, which results in a deficiency in SMN protein. For reasons that are still unclear, SMN protein deficiency predominantly affects α-motor neurons, resulting in their degeneration and subsequent paralysis of limb and trunk muscles, progressing to death in severe cases. Emerging evidence suggests that SMN protein deficiency also affects the heart, autonomic nervous system, skeletal muscle, liver, pancreas and perhaps many other organs...
September 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27402183/xbox-kinect%C3%A2-based-rehabilitation-as-a-feasible-adjunct-for-minor-upper-limb-burns-rehabilitation-a-pilot-rct
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kimberly Voon, Ilan Silberstein, Aditya Eranki, Michael Phillips, Fiona M Wood, Dale W Edgar
INTRODUCTION: Rehabilitation following burns is integral to improving physical and psychological outcomes. Interactive video game consoles are emerging as therapeutic adjuncts due to their ease of use, affordability, and interactive gameplay. The Xbox Kinect™ has advantage over similar consoles, with controller free interaction utilising three dimensional motion capture software. Player movements during gameplay have been shown to be comparable to completing daily tasks and therefore the Xbox Kinect™ has potential for use as a rehabilitation tool...
December 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27380119/impact-of-early-inpatient-rehabilitation-on-adult-burn-survivors-functional-outcomes-and-resource-utilization
#15
Manuel Gomez, Morris Tushinski, Marc G Jeschke
On July 2012, a rehabilitation hospital merged with a trauma center where the regional burn center is located. That rehabilitation center provides the only burn rehabilitation program in our region. The objective of this study was to determine if earlier initiation of inpatient rehabilitation after merger had an effect on burn survivors' functional outcomes and resource utilization. A retrospective review of electronic data of burn survivors' functional outcomes (functional independence measure [FIM] ratings on admission, at discharge, and percent change), and resource utilization (waiting time for rehab, burn center length of stay [LOS], rehab LOS, physiotherapy and occupational therapy rehabilitation workload [RehabWorkload], and discharge destination) was undertaken...
January 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27359188/orofacial-contracture-management-current-patterns-of-clinical-practice-in-australian-and-new-zealand-adult-burn-units
#16
Nicola A Clayton, Gulsen Ellul, Elizabeth C Ward, Amanda Scott, Peter K Maitz
Burn injury to the face can lead to scarring and contractures that may impair oral competence for articulation, feeding, airway intubation access, oral/dental hygiene, aesthetics, and facial expression. Although a range of therapy interventions has been discussed for preventing contracture formation, there is minimal information on current practice patterns. This research examined patterns of clinical practice for orofacial burns management during a 4-year period to determine the nature and extent of clinical consistency in current care...
June 28, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358641/acute-burns-of-the-hands-physiotherapy-perspective
#17
Tanuja Dunpath, Verusia Chetty, Dain Van Der Reyden
BACKGROUND: Acute burns of the hands are complex and may impact on various aspects of a person's life. Physiotherapy rehabilitation and restoration of hand function is critical for the patient's independence and re-integration into society. PURPOSE: This study aimed to explore the perceptions and experiences of physiotherapists in the management of patients with their hand burn injuries. METHOD: Five focus groups consisting of physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants working with burn injured patients from each of the five selected public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal were recruited...
March 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27170287/managing-burn-wounds-with-smartpore-technology-polyurethane-foam-two-case-reports
#18
Farrah-Hani Imran, Rahamah Karim, Noor Hidayah Maat
BACKGROUND: Successful wound healing depends on various factors, including exudate control, prevention of microbial contaminants, and moisture balance. We report two cases of managing burn wounds with SMARTPORE Technology polyurethane foam dressing. CASE PRESENTATION: In Case 1, a 2-year-old Asian girl presented with a delayed (11 days) wound on her right leg. She sustained a thermal injury from a hot iron that was left idle on the floor. Clinical inspection revealed an infected wound with overlying eschar that traversed her knee joint...
May 12, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27084867/effectiveness-of-aloe-vera-and-antioxidant-along-with-physiotherapy-in-the-management-of-oral-submucous-fibrosis
#19
Nisha Singh, Manjula Hebbale, Amit Mhapuskar, Shams Ul Nisa, Shameeka Thopte, Saumya Singh
BACKGROUND: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a well-established precancerous condition affecting the oral mucosa. It is a disease that causes significant morbidity (in terms of loss of mouth function as tissues become rigid and mouth opening becomes difficult) and mortality (when transformation into squamous cell carcinoma occurs). AIM: The aim of the study is to compare the efficacy of Aloe vera with antioxidant when given along with physiotherapy in the management of OSMF...
January 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26975787/intensive-care-unit-acquired-weakness-in-the-burn-population
#20
Jonathan J Cubitt, Menna Davies, George Lye, Janine Evans, Tom Combellack, William Dickson, Dai Q Nguyen
Intensive care unit-acquired weakness is an evolving problem in the burn population. As patients are surviving injuries that previously would have been fatal, the focus of treatment is shifting from survival to long-term outcome. The rehabilitation of burn patients can be challenging; however, a certain subgroup of patients have worse outcomes than others. These patients may suffer from intensive care unit-acquired weakness, and their treatment, physiotherapy and expectations need to be adjusted accordingly...
May 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
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