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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457998/home-based-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-as-an-add-on-to-pulmonary-rehabilitation-does-not-provide-further-benefits-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-multicenter-randomized-trial
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Tristan Bonnevie, Francis-Edouard Gravier, David Debeaumont, Catherine Viacroze, Jean-François Muir, Antoine Cuvelier, Marie Netchitaïlo, Anne Laure Roy, Jean Quieffin, Marie-Hélène Marques, Clément Médrinal, Johan Dupuis, Catherine Tardif
OBJECTIVE: To assess the additional effect of a home-based neuro muscular electrical stimulation (NMES) program as an add-on to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), on functional capacity in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN: Single-blind, multicenter randomized trial. SETTING: Three PR centers. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects with severe to very severe COPD referred for PR (n=73; median FEV1, 1 (0...
February 16, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457532/effects-of-real-time-gait-biofeedback-on-paretic-propulsion-and-gait-biomechanics-in-individuals-post-stroke
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Katlin Genthe, Christopher Schenck, Steven Eicholtz, Laura Zajac-Cox, Steven Wolf, Trisha M Kesar
Objectives Gait training interventions that target paretic propulsion induce improvements in walking speed and function in individuals post-stroke. Previously, we demonstrated that able-bodied individuals increase propulsion unilaterally when provided real-time biofeedback targeting anterior ground reaction forces (AGRF). The purpose of this study was to, for the first time, investigate short-term effects of real-time AGRF gait biofeedback training on post-stroke gait. Methods Nine individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis (6 females, age = 54 ± 12...
February 19, 2018: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457486/case-report-of-empagliflozin-induced-cutaneous-polyarteritis-nodosa
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Derek To, Scott Bradshaw, Jennifer Lipson
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a rare vasculitis affecting medium-sized vessels. Cutaneous PAN is a clinical variant, and we report the first case of empagliflozin-induced cutaneous PAN in a 69-year-old man. After starting empagliflozin, the patient presented with tender subcutaneous nodules on his legs, which showed a medium-sized vessel vasculitis on histopathology. Upon cessation of this medication, he had full resolution of these nodules. This case illustrates that empagliflozin can induce cutaneous PAN, and further attention to this medication's association with cutaneous PAN is warranted...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457436/-clinical-application-of-tibial-composite-saphenous-nervetissue-flap-for-the-treatment-of-traumatic-bone-skin-defect-of-leg
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Zhi-Wei Zhao, Wen-Jing Liu, Zhu-Qing Zha, Yan-Feng Li, Hui-Jun Fan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of tibial composite saphenous nerve tissue flap in repairing traumatic bone-skin defect of leg. METHODS: From February 2009 to May 2015, 23 patients with focile skin defect caused by trauma were treated, including 18 males and 5 females, aged from 8 to 59 years old with an average age of 35.6 years old. Length of tibia bone cortex defect ranged from 4 to 12 cm, width ranged from 2 to 2.5cm, skin defect ranged from 8 cm× 3 cm to 18 cm× 11 cm, all the wound surfaces had purulent exudation...
December 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457414/-clinical-research-of-popliteal-cyst-excision-combined-with-debridement-of-the-knee-under-arthroscopy-with-local-anesthesia
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Ji Li, Zhong-Li Li, Hao Zhang, Ke-Tao Wang, Yi-Meng Yang, Xiang-Zheng Su
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effects of popliteal cyst excision combined with debridement of the knee under arthroscopy with local anesthesia. METHODS: From February 2009 to August 2014, 52 patients with popliteal cysts were treated in our hospital, including 34 males and 18 females with an average age of 43.6 years old ranging from 14 to 62 years old; 29 cases were on the right knee and 23 on the left knee. Preoperative diagnosis was performed according to MRI findings and to determine whether other knee disorders were associated with the disease, 52 patients were diagnosed as popliteal cyst before operation; 23 cases of simple meniscus injury or cartilage injury, 18 cases of osteoarthritis, 7 cases of cruciate ligament injury, 2 cases of gouty arthritis, 1 case of rheumatoid arthritis, 1 case of pigmented villonodular arthritis...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457396/-ultrasonic-analysis-on-the-effect-of-strengthening-exercise-with-strong-tendon-on-lumbosacral-multifidus-muscles
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Ling-San Hu, Wei-An Yuan, Wei-Ye Chen, Zhi-Ling Gao, Hong-Sheng Zhan
OBJECTIVE: To study effects of strengthening exercise with strong tendon on the lumbosacral multifidus muscle. METHODS: Among 30 healthy volunteers, there were 21 males and 9 females, with an average age of(31.30±6.48) years old(ranged, 25 to 55 years old). The mean BMI was (21.70±1.95) kg/m²(ranged, 18.1 to 24.9 kg/m²). The ultrasonic image was used to analyze the thickness of lumbosacral multifidus(LM) under the follow conditions: supine position, and supine position with leg lifting 30°, 60°, 90°; seat and hip flexion, flexion to limit position, front to limit position with both hands climbing and strengthening the kidneys and the waist...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456750/paediatric-tibial-shaft-fractures-treated-by-open-reduction-and-stabilization-with-monolateral-external-fixation
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A-L Simon, N Apostolou, C Vidal, E Ferrero, K Mazda, B Ilharreborde
Purpose: Elastic stable intramedullary nailing is increasingly used for surgical treatment of tibial shaft fractures, but frequently requires immobilization and delayed full weight-bearing. Therefore, external fixation remains interesting. The aim was to report clinico-radiological outcomes of monolateral external fixation for displaced and unstable tibial shaft fractures in children. Methods: All tibial fractures consecutively treated by monolateral external fixation between 2008 and 2013 were followed...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456403/severe-abdominal-complaints-after-technical-successful-endovascular-treatment-of-chronic-splanchnic-ischemia
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Claire A J I Leenarts, Mark J F Haagmans, Lee H Bouwman, Cornelis J J M Sikkink
Reperfusion syndrome (RS) after revascularization of an arterial occlusion of the lower leg is a well-known complication. RS after splanchnic revascularization, however, is an infrequent and less-known phenomenon. We present a patient with persisting abdominal complaints after revascularization of the celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery suggesting reocclusion. Although computed tomography angiography showed patent splanchnic arteries, an impressive hyperperfusion state of liver and spleen was visualized...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456169/kinematics-of-lower-limbs-during-walking-are-emulated-by-springy-walking-model-with-a-compliantly-connected-off-centered-curvy-foot
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Hyerim Lim, Sukyung Park
The dynamics of the center of mass (CoM) during walking and running at various gait conditions are well described by the mechanics of a simple passive spring loaded inverted pendulum (SLIP). Due to its simplicity, however, the current form of the SLIP model is limited at providing any further information about multi-segmental lower limbs that generate oscillatory CoM behaviors and their corresponding ground reaction forces. Considering that the dynamics of the CoM are simply achieved by mass-spring mechanics, we wondered whether any of the multi-joint motions could be demonstrated by simple mechanics...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455688/early-life-nutritional-status-and-metabolic-syndrome-gender-specific-associations-from-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
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Bruna Lucas Briskiewicz, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Joana Ferreira do Amaral, Maria de Fátima Haueisen Sander Diniz, Maria Del Carmen Bisi Molina, Sheila Maria Alvim Matos, Letícia de Oliveira Cardoso, Gustavo Velasquez-Melendez, Maria Inês Schmidt, Luana Giatti
OBJECTIVE: In the present study we investigated gender-specific associations of low birth weight (LBW) and shorter relative leg length with metabolic syndrome (MetS) after adjusting for sociodemographic characteristics and health-related behaviours. We also investigated whether these associations are independent of age at menarche and BMI at 20 years old. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. SUBJECTS: Baseline data from 12 602 participants (35-74 years) of the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil), 2008-2010...
February 19, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455244/rotation-of-intramedullary-alignment-rods-affects-distal-femoral-cutting-plane-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Günther Maderbacher, Jan Matussek, Armin Keshmiri, Felix Greimel, Clemens Baier, Joachim Grifka, Hermann Maderbacher
PURPOSE: Intramedullary rods are widely used to align the distal femoral cut in total knee arthroplasty. We hypothesised that both coronal (varus/valgus) and sagittal (extension/flexion) cutting plane are affected by rotational changes of intramedullary femoral alignment guides. METHODS: Distal femoral cuts using intramedullary alignment rods were simulated by means of a computer-aided engineering software in 4°, 6°, 8°, 10°, and 12° of valgus in relation to the femoral anatomical axis and 4° extension, neutral, as well as 4°, 8°, and 12° of flexion in relation to the femoral mechanical axis...
February 17, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454715/-sleepiness-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-and-the-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
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REVIEW
L Lerousseau
Excessive daytime sleepiness is a major symptom in cases of the obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. Most often, it is vastly improved by treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). The most effective way to confirm its disappearance is through wakefulness maintenance testing. If residual sleepiness remains, despite CPAP, further diagnostic investigation must be carried out. Firstly, it must be assessed whether the treatment is fully effective (apnea hypopnea index<10/h) by examining flow limitations under treatment (polysomnography) and whether it is sufficiently used (>6h/night)...
February 14, 2018: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454629/postoperative-pain-and-analgesia-administration-in-children-after-urological-outpatient-procedures
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A Schröder, F A Campbell, W A Farhat, J L Pippi Salle, D J Bägli, A J Lorenzo, M A Koyle
INTRODUCTION: There are limited data about pain patterns, analgesic requirements and factors predicting opioid requirements of children undergoing outpatient urologic surgery. This prospective study aimed to assess recovery profiles and pain medication requirements. METHODS: Patients between 6 months and 12 years of age were recruited prospectively between December 2013 and June 2014. Demographic and operative characteristics were collected. Following discharge home, the parents were asked to administer both acetaminophen and ibuprofen Q6H at a weight-adjusted dose, based on a schedule, until the end of postoperative day 2, and to administer the medication as required on postoperative day 3...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454439/management-of-an-enormous-inferior-mesenteric-vein-aneurysm
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Mina Guirgis, Hanna El-Khoury, Kishore Sieunarine
Venous aneurysms are rare entities, with mesenteric venous aneurysms among the rarest reported. We present a case of a 66-year-old man with abdominal pain secondary to an enormous 7.8-cm inferior mesenteric vein aneurysm. In addition, he had evidence of other venous abnormalities, including bilateral leg chronic venous insufficiency and a right varicocele. This appears to be the only reported case of an isolated inferior mesenteric vein aneurysm. Adding to its significance, this aneurysm is among the largest of any mesenteric vein aneurysm reported...
March 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454134/back-pain-improves-significantly-following-discectomy-for-lumbar-disc-herniation
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R Kirk Owens, Leah Y Carreon, Erica F Bisson, Mohamad Bydon, Eric A Potts, Steven D Glassman
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Although lumbar disc herniation (LDH) classically presents with lower extremity radiculopathy, there are patients who have substantial associated back pain PURPOSE: To determine if patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) with substantial back pain improve with decompression alone. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal observational cohort PATIENT SAMPLE: Patients enrolled in the Quality and Outcomes Database (QOD) with LDH and a baseline back pain score ≥ 5 of 10 who underwent 1 or 2-level lumbar discectomy only OUTCOME MEASURES: Back and leg pain scores (0-10), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and EuroQoL 5D (EQ-5D)...
February 14, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453951/a-new-species-of-simulium-simulium-diptera-simuliidae-from-genting-highlands-malaysia
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Zubaidah Ya'Cob, Hiroyuki Takaoka, Van Lun Low, Mohd Sofian-Azirun
Simulium (Simulium) rasuli sp. nov. is described from two females collected by a Malaise trap in Genting Highlands, Peninsular Malaysia. This new species is placed in the Simulium christophersi species-group of the subgenus Simulium. The female of this new specie is characterized by the scutum with three longitudinal vittae, dark legs, claw with a small subbasal tooth, and ovipositor valve triangular with its inner margin nearly straight. This new species is distinguished in the female from all the six named species of the species-group by the entirely brownish-black femora and tibiae...
February 14, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453941/increased-morbidity-and-mortality-associated-with-falls-among-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Ghideon Ezaz, Susan L Murphy, Jessica Mellinger, Elliot B Tapper
BACKGROUND: Injuries are more morbid and complicated to manage in patients with cirrhosis. However, data are limited regarding the relative risk of injury and severity of injury from falls in patients with cirrhosis compared to those without cirrhosis. METHODS: We examined the nationally representative National Emergency Department Sample, an all-payer database including all patients presenting with falls 2009-2012. We determined the relative risks for and clinical associations with severe injuries...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453213/the-cat-did-it-erythema-nodosum-and-additional-atypical-presentations-of-bartonella-henselae-infection-in-immunocompetent-hosts
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Ami Schattner, Livnat Uliel, Ina Dubin
A healthy patient presented with painful skin lesions on the anterior surface of her legs. Erythema nodosum was diagnosed but all the usual causes were ruled out. The finding of bilateral enlarged axillary lymph nodes with necrosis and granulomas led to the diagnosis of Bartonella infection, an unusual cause of erythema nodosum. Imaging also revealed splenomegaly and small para-aortic lymph nodes. Up to one quarter of the patients with cat-scratch disease present atypically, a considerably higher prevalence than previously reported...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453201/hypercalcemia-associated-with-cosmetic-injections-a-systematic-review
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Niranjan Tachamo, Anthony Donato, Bidhya Timilsina, Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Rashmi Dhital, Sijan Basnet
Cosmetic injections with silicone and polymethylmethacrylate are not FDA-approved for augmentation of body parts such as breast, buttock or legs, but they have been widely used for decades. Cosmetic injections can cause foreign body granulomas and occasionally severe and life-threatening hypercalcemia. We aimed to systematically analyze the published literature on cosmetic injection-associated hypercalcemia. Methods We searched relevant articles on hypercalcemia associated with various cosmetic injections and extracted relevant data on demographics, cosmetic injections used, severity of hypercalcemia, management and outcomes...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453170/symmetry-of-cortical-planning-for-initiating-stepping-in-sub-acute-stroke
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Sue Peters, Tanya D Ivanova, Bimal Lakhani, Lara A Boyd, W Richard Staines, Todd C Handy, S Jayne Garland
OBJECTIVE: This study examined motor planning for stepping when the paretic leg was either stepping or standing (to step with the non-paretic leg), to understand whether difficulty with balance and walking post-stroke could be attributed to poor motor planning. METHODS: Individuals with stroke performed self-initiated stepping. Amplitude and duration of the movement-related cortical potential (MRCP) was measured from Cz. Electromyography (EMG) of biceps femoris (BF) and rectus femoris (RF) were collected...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
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