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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806864/study-of-physical-function-in-adolescents-with-haemophilia-the-so-fit-study
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K Khair, M Holland, M Bladen, A Griffioen, P McLaughlin, S von Mackensen
INTRODUCTION: Contemporary haemophilia care demands Patient-Reported Outcomes. SO-FIT is a UK multi-centre study, assessing self-reported function, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and joint health in boys with severe haemophilia. METHODS: Subjective physical function (PedHAL, HEP-Test-Q) and HRQoL (Haemo-QoL Short Form [SF]) were assessed alongside joint health using the objective Haemophilia Joint Health Score (HJHS v2.1). Demographic and clinical data were collected...
August 14, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806861/impact-of-joint-attention-on-social-communication-skills-in-internationally-adopted-children
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Stephanie A Moberg, Rowena Ng, Dana E Johnson, Maria G Kroupina
Internationally adopted (IA) children have often experienced early adversity and are at risk for long-term deficiencies in multiple developmental domains. This study examined the association between IA children's joint attention (JA) soon after arrival and later cognitive, communicative, and socioemotional competency 6 months' postadoption. We expected a child's initial JA would positively predict later cognitive, communication, and social ability. IA children (n = 63) adopted from Eastern Europe were seen soon after their arrival into the United States to assess their JA...
August 14, 2017: Infant Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806831/clinical-sign-for-missed-decompression-of-a-separate-extensor-pollicis-brevis-compartment-in-de-quervain-s-disease
#3
Niels Benatar
Persistent pain despite previous surgery for de Quervain's disease might be due to an overlooked septum between the abductor pollicis longus tendon slips and the extensor pollicis brevis tendon, or an overlooked completely separate compartment for the extensor pollicis brevis tendon alone. In both of these instances, extension of the MP joint of the thumb against resistance elicits pain at the distal level of the first extensor compartment of the wrist. When this sign is positive, revisional surgery and decompression of the remaining septum or separate compartment is indicated...
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806830/-the-size-and-proportion-of-the-interphalangeal-finger-joints-an%C3%A2-anatomic-study
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Christoph Faymonville, Thomas Gausepohl, Lars Peter Müller, Michael Hackl
Background This study aimed to evaluate the size of the joint surfaces of the proximal and distal interphalangeal finger joints. Material and Methods 117 proximal and distal interphalangeal joints of 30 formalin-fixed hands of body donors were included in this study. The size of the articular surface was determined for each joint. Results The mean size of the proximal joint surface of the distal interphalangeal joint is 56.1 mm(2); the distal joint surface averages 30.9 mm(2) (ratio: 1.8:1). The size of the proximal articular surface of the proximal interphalangeal joint is 92...
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806829/-lundborg-s-resection-arthroplasty-vs-pyrocarbon-spacer-pyrocardan%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-trapeziometacarpal-joint-osteoarthritis-a-two-centre-study
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Holger C Erne, Daniel Schmauß, Michael Cerny, Verena Schmauss, Denis Ehrl, Steffen Löw, Stefan Deiler
Background Various operative approaches exist for osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint. The aim of this two-centre study was to compare the results of Lundsborg's resection arthroplasty with the implantation of the Pyrocardan(®) spacer. Patients and methods We treated 20 patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint in stage III / IV (Eaton-Littler classification). Twelve patients received Lundsborg's resection arthroplasty (centre 1), and in 8 patients a Pyrocardan(®) spacer was implanted (centre 2)...
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806826/-treatment-of-dupuytren-s-disease-with-collagenase-injections-in-germany-efficacy-and-adverse-effects-in-110-treated-joints
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Adrian Pototschnig, Elias Volkmer, Riccardo E Giunta
Background Since 2011, a new minimally-invasive treatment for Dupuytren's disease has been available in the form of injectable collagenase (Xiapex®, Pfizer). Purpose Our aim is to report about the results and adverse effects of injectable collagenase for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease in Germany. Patients and Methods We treated 78 patients (61 male, 17 female) with 87 injections in 87 digits (little finger n = 40, ring finger n = 37, middle finger n = 8 and index n = 2). We documented the range of motion before treatment, after 6 weeks and after 6 months...
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806708/predictive-simulation-of-diabetic-gait-individual-contribution-of-ankle-stiffness-and-muscle-weakening
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Gilmar F Santos, Aline A Gomes, Isabel C N Sacco, Marko Ackermann
Diabetic neuropathic individuals present massive muscle strength reduction at the ankle plantar- and dorsiflexors and increased joint stiffness. Our aim is to investigate the adaptation strategies to these musculoskeletal alterations during walking by means of predictive simulations. We used a seven segment planar musculoskeletal model actuated by eight Hill-type muscles in each leg. The effect of all passive tissue in muscles and other joint structures was modeled by net passive joint moment curves. The predictive simulations were generated by solving an optimal control problem that minimized a cost function, including effort and tracking terms, using direct collocation and a commercial optimal control package...
August 1, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806613/automatic-blood-vessels-segmentation-based-on-different-retinal-maps-from-octa-scans
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Nabila Eladawi, Mohammed Elmogy, Omar Helmy, Ahmed Aboelfetouh, Alaa Riad, Harpal Sandhu, Shlomit Schaal, Ayman El-Baz
The retinal vascular network reflects the health of the retina, which is a useful diagnostic indicator of systemic vascular. Therefore, the segmentation of retinal blood vessels is a powerful method for diagnosing vascular diseases. This paper presents an automatic segmentation system for retinal blood vessels from Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) images. The system segments blood vessels from the superficial and deep retinal maps for normal and diabetic cases. Initially, we reduced the noise and improved the contrast of the OCTA images by using the Generalized Gauss-Markov random field (GGMRF) model...
August 7, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806606/imbalance-between-abstract-and-concrete-repetitive-thinking-modes-in-schizophrenia
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Pierre Maurage, Pierre Philippot, Delphine Grynberg, Dominique Leleux, Benoît Delatte, Camille Mangelinckx, Jan-Baptist Belge, Eric Constant
OBJECTIVE: Repetitive thoughts can be divided in two modes: abstract/analytic (decontextualized and dysfunctional) and concrete/experiential (problem-focused and adaptive). They constitute a transdiagnostic process involved in many psychopathological states but have received little attention in schizophrenia, as earlier studies only indexed increased ruminations (related to dysfunctional repetitive thoughts) without jointly exploring both modes. This study explored the two repetitive thinking modes, beyond ruminations, to determine their imbalance in schizophrenia...
July 1, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806590/how-multi-segmental-patterns-deviate-in-spastic-diplegia-from-typical-developed
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Matteo Zago, Chiarella Sforza, Alessia Bona, Veronica Cimolin, Pier Francesco Costici, Claudia Condoluci, Manuela Galli
BACKGROUND: The relationship between gait features and coordination in children with Cerebral Palsy is not sufficiently analyzed yet. Principal Component Analysis can help in understanding motion patterns decomposing movement into its fundamental components (Principal Movements). This study aims at quantitatively characterizing the functional connections between multi-joint gait patterns in Cerebral Palsy. METHODS: 65 children with spastic diplegia aged 10.6 (SD 3...
August 8, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806580/the-eco-toxic-effects-of-pesticide-and-heavy-metal-mixtures-towards-earthworms-in-soil
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REVIEW
Herman Uwizeyimana, Meie Wang, Weiping Chen, Kifayatullah Khan
Earthworms are the key soil organisms, contribute to many positive ecological services that could be degraded by pesticides and other soil pollutants such as heavy metals. Chemicals usually occur as mixtures in the environmental systems which can lead synergistic effects. The assessment and characterization of soil pollutants that effects risks are very difficult due to the complexity of soil matrix, poor understanding about the fate and effects of chemical combinations like pesticide and metal mixtures in terrestrial systems, and scarcity of toxicological data on mixtures of pollutants...
August 7, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806409/the-paradox-of-helping-contradictory-effects-of-scaffolding-people-with-aphasia-to-communicate
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Alex Gillespie, Julie Hald
When interacting with people with aphasia, communication partners use a range of subtle strategies to scaffold, or facilitate, expression and comprehension. The present article analyses the unintended effects of these ostensibly helpful acts. Twenty people with aphasia and their main communication partners (n = 40) living in the UK were video recorded engaging in a joint task. Three analyses reveal that: (1) scaffolding is widespread and mostly effective, (2) the conversations are dominated by communication partners, and (3) people with aphasia both request and resist help...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806377/the-double-intravenous-catheter-technique-for-single-puncture-arthrocentesis
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Shakil Ahmed Nagori, Probodh K Chattopadhyay, Kamal K Pathey, Gaurav Dua
Traditionally, arthrocentesis involves insertion of 2 needles into the joint space of which one acts as an inflow port and the other as the outflow port. These 2 needles must triangulate and be exactly placed in the upper joint space for the procedure to be effective. Due to the difficulty in maintaining the needle position, single-puncture arthrocentesis is gaining popularity. It is relatively easier to perform and less traumatic to the joint. The authors describe a simple technique of single-puncture arthrocentesis using parts of 2 peripheral intravenous catheters of different gauges...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806255/intra-articular-melanoma-metastasis-in-the-ankle-joint
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Jennifer Murphy, Ian Brennan, Ciaran Johnston
Intra-articular melanoma metastases are rare. We present a case of a 65-year-old woman with metastatic melanoma in the right ankle joint. F-FDG PET/CT was performed from the vertex to the toes, which demonstrated FDG-avid inguinal lymphadenopathy and an intensely FDG-avid soft tissue mass adjacent to the neck of the talus within the right ankle joint. The intra-articular mass was subsequently resected and histologically confirmed as metastatic melanoma. This case emphasizes the value of the contemporaneous CT in these studies for accurate anatomical localization in diagnostically challenging clinical scenarios...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806109/reflections-on-leadership-and-governance-from-the-incident-manager-of-liberia-s-ebola-response
#15
Tolbert Nyenswah
The 2014-2016 epidemic of Ebola virus disease occurred in a region with a recent history of civil war, unstable health systems, and widespread poverty. Despite these contextual challenges, the national Ebola response in Liberia controlled transmission under strong leadership that was able to rapidly coordinate activities, to manage local and international players, and to adapt upon recognizing missteps. Such leadership has persisted to improve public health capacity in post-Ebola Liberia. This article highlights the progress made toward developing a resilient health security system with capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to disease threats before they reach epidemic level...
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806096/results-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-patellar-tendon-autografts-objective-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-osteoarthritis-at-20-to-33-years-after-surgery
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K Donald Shelbourne, Rodney W Benner, Tinker Gray
BACKGROUND: Few studies exist that report objective radiographic and physical examination results at >20 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: The risk of osteoarthritis (OA) at >20 years after surgery would be statistically significantly higher if an increased severity of factors was present. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: Between 1982 and 1994, 1428 knees met the inclusion criteria of being primary ACL surgery, having no existing OA or other ligamentous laxity, and having no known graft tear...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806091/sparsity-based-super-resolution-for-sem-images
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Shahar Tsiper, Or Dicker, Idan Kaizerman, Zeev Zohar, Mordechai Segev, Yonina C Eldar
The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is an electron microscope that produces an image of a sample by scanning it with a focused beam of electrons. The electrons interact with the atoms in the sample, which emit secondary electrons that contain information about the surface topography and composition. The sample is scanned by the electron beam point by point, until an image of the surface is formed. Since its invention in 1942, the capabilities of SEMs have become paramount in the discovery and understanding of the nanometer world, and today it is extensively used for both research and in industry...
August 14, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805950/management-of-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-with-pedicled-iliac-bone-flap-transfer-a-multicenter-study-of-2190-patients
#18
Dewei Zhao, Hui Xie, Yongqing Xu, Yisheng Wang, Aixi Yu, Youwen Liu, Aimin Wang, Wei He, Xiuli Wang, Zirong Li, Wei Sun, Simiao Tian, Benjie Wang, Baoyi Liu
BACKGROUND: Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) often affects young active adults and leads to destruction of the hip joint and disabling arthritis. Several procedures have been developed to arrest the progress of osteonecrosis and postpone the procedure of total hip replacement especially in young patients. The aim of this multicenter study was to analyze the results of the use of the vascularized iliac bone flap transfer for management of ONFH. METHODS: From January 1985 to December 2012, a total of 2190 patients (2690 hips) with the mean age of 43...
August 14, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805930/reliability-of-the-qualitative-behavior-assessment-as-included-in-the-welfare-quality-assessment-protocol-for-growing-pigs
#19
I Czycholl, E Grosse Beilage, C Henning, J Krieter
Positive emotions constitute a very important part of animal welfare. They are, however, also the most challenging elements to be objectively measured. Due to its feasibility, the qualitative behavior assessment (QBA) is included in the Welfare Quality Assessment protocol for growing pigs as the animal-based measurement tool for positive emotions. Reliability testing on the QBA in the form as included in the protocols is, however, rare. Therefore, the present study aimed at the evaluation of the inter- and intraobserver as well as test-retest reliability of the QBA in growing pigs...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805926/multiple-trait-genomewide-mapping-and-gene-network-analysis-for-scrotal-circumference-growth-curves-in-brahman-cattle
#20
A C C Soares, S E F Guimarães, M J Kelly, M R S Fortes, F F E Silva, L L Verardo, R Mota, S Moore
Fertility traits are economically important in cattle breeding programs. Scrotal circumference (SC) measures are repeatable, easily obtained, highly heritable, and positively correlated with female fertility traits and sperm quality traits in males. A useful approach to summarize SC measures over time is using nonlinear models, which summarize specific measures of SC in a few parameters with biological interpretation. This approach facilitates the selection of bulls with larger SC and maturity index (K), that is, early maturing animals...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
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