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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550800/2-phthalimidethanol-and-2-phthalimidethyl-nitrate-inhibit-mechanical-allodynia-neutrophil-recruitment-and-cytokine-and-chemokine-production-in-a-murine-model-of-articular-inflammation
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Adriana M Godin, Débora P Araújo, Raquel R Menezes, Ana M S de Brito, Ivo S F Melo, Giovanna M E Coura, Leandro F S Bastos, Flávio A Amaral, Mauro M Teixeira, Ângelo de Fátima, Márcio M Coelho, Renes R Machado
BACKGROUND: Phthalimide analogs have been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, analgesic and immunomodulatory activities in different preclinical assays. This study aimed to investigate the potential role of 2-phthalimidethanol (PTD-OH) and 2-phthalimidethyl nitrate (PTD-NO) in a murine model of antigen-induced articular inflammation. METHODS: Articular inflammation was induced by intra-articular injection of methylated bovine serum albumin (mBSA) in the knee joint of immunized male C57BL/6J mice...
February 8, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550794/minimal-resection-interposition-arthroplasty-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint
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Panagiotis K Givissis, Panagiotis D Symeonidis, Dimitrios M Kitridis, Dimitrios N Daskalakis, Anastasios G Christodoulou
BACKGROUND: Interposition arthroplasty of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint is a viable alternative to fusion in patients with advanced hallux rigidus. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the midterm results of a modification of the technique. METHODS: Case series of 18 interposition arthroplasties were performed on 13 female patients with Grade III-IV hallux rigidus. The technique included cheilectomy, bunionectomy when needed, minimal resection of the base of the proximal phalanx and interposition of a fascia lata allograft in the first metatarsophalangeal joint...
March 23, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550611/-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-malignancy-in-patients-with-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ana María García Vicente, Roberto C Delgado-Bolton, Mariano Amo-Salas, Jesús López-Fidalgo, Ana Paula Caresia Aróztegui, José Ramón García Garzón, Javier Orcajo Rincón, María José García Velloso, María de Arcocha Torres, Soledad Alvárez Ruíz
PURPOSE: The detection of occult cancer in patients suspected of having a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome (PNS) poses a diagnostic challenge. The aim of our study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the diagnostic performance of FDG PET for the detection of occult malignant disease responsible for PNS. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and DARE) was undertaken to identify studies published in any language...
May 27, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550389/clinical-effectiveness-and-safety-of-leflunomide-in-inflammatory-arthritis-a-report-from-the-rapport-database-with-supporting-patient-survey
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Morgan Schultz, Stephanie O Keeling, Steven J Katz, Walter P Maksymowych, Dean T Eurich, Jill J Hall
Leflunomide is indicated for the treatment of adults with rheumatoid arthritis, yet is underutilized. Given the cost of biologic therapy, understanding real-life effectiveness, safety, and sustainability of leflunomide, particularly in patients who have failed methotrexate, would be of value. The primary objective was to assess the proportion of patients achieving clinically meaningful benefit following an adequate trial of leflunomide. A retrospective analysis of a cohort supplemented with patient self-reported data using a standardized questionnaire...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550307/therapeutic-effects-of-matrine-derivate-masm-in-mice-with-collagen-induced-arthritis-and-on-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes
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Yuming Zou, Quan Li, Denghui Liu, Jia Li, Qing Cai, Chao Li, Qingjie Zhao, Weidong Xu
MASM is a matrine derivate that exhibits a number of pharmacological effects, including immunosuppressive activity and anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic efficacy of MASM in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis were investigated using DBA/1 mice with collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and fibroblast-like synoviocytes derived from rheumatoid arthritis patients (RA-FLS). We demonstrated that MASM markedly attenuated the severity of arthritis in CIA mice. The therapeutic effects were associated with ameliorated joint swelling and reduced bone erosion and destruction...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550270/a-quantitative-evaluation-of-pleural-effusion-on-computed-tomography-scans-using-b-spline-and-local-clustering-level-set
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Lei Song, Jungang Gao, Sheng Wang, Youmin Guo
Estimation of the pleural effusion's volume is an important clinical issue. The existing methods cannot assess it accurately when there is large volume of liquid in the pleural cavity and/or the patient has some other disease (e.g. pneumonia). In order to help solve this issue, the objective of this study is to develop and test a novel algorithm using B-spline and local clustering level set method jointly, namely BLL. The BLL algorithm was applied to a dataset involving 27 pleural effusions detected on chest CT examination of 18 adult patients with the presence of free pleural effusion...
May 24, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550118/s100a9-potentiates-the-activation-of-neutrophils-by-the-etiological-agent-of-gout-monosodium-urate-crystals
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Louis-Simon Rousseau, Guillaume Paré, Asmaa Lachhab, Paul H Naccache, François Marceau, Philippe Tessier, Martin Pelletier, Maria Fernandes
Gout is one of the most painful types of arthritis that arises when the body mounts an acute inflammatory reaction against a crystallized form of uric acid known as monosodium urate crystals (MSUs). Although MSUs are known to activate neutrophils, the most abundant leukocyte in the synovial fluid of patients with gout, few studies have investigated the effect on neutrophils of the simultaneous stimulation with MSU and proinflammatory mediators in the inflamed joint. Herein, we focused on a protein that is highly expressed in the synovium in gout, S100A9...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549945/validity-of-the-rheumatoid-arthritis-impact-of-disease-raid-score-and-definition-of-cut-off-points-for-disease-activity-states-in-a-population-based-european-cohort-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Fausto Salaffi, Marco Di Carlo, Jelena Vojinovic, Angela Tincani, Alberto Sulli, Stefano Soldano, Laura Andreoli, Francesca Dall'Ara, Ruxandra Ionescu, Katarina Simić Pašalić, Ineta Balčune, Iván Ferraz-Amaro, Malgorzata Tlustochowicz, Irena Butrimienė, Egle Punceviciene, Natalia Toroptsova, Simeon Grazio, Jadranka Morović-Vergles, Pavol Masaryk, Kati Otsa, Miguel Bernardes, Vladimira Boyadzhieva, Maurizio Cutolo
OBJECTIVES: To assess the validity of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease (RAID) for measuring disease activity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to determine cut-off values for defining the disease activity states. METHODS: 622 RA patients from an European database have been included. Cross-validation was based on assessment of convergent and discriminant validity. Optimal cut-offs were determined against external criteria by calculating the respective 25(th) and 75(th) percentiles mean values of RAID...
May 23, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549903/effect-of-a-patellar-strap-on-the-joint-position-sense-of-the-symptomatic-knee-in-athletes-with-patellar-tendinopathy
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Astrid J de Vries, Inge van den Akker-Scheek, Svenja L Haak, Ron L Diercks, Henk van der Worp, Johannes Zwerver
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a patellar strap on the proprioception of the symptomatic leg in PT. Secondary aims were to investigate a possible difference in effectiveness between athletes with high and low proprioceptive acuity, and whether predictors of effectiveness could be found. DESIGN: Randomised cross-over pilot study. METHODS: 24 athletes with PT (age 27.3±9.0, VISA-P 50.6±11.2) performed a joint position sense test with and without a patellar strap...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549902/does-corrective-spine-surgery-improve-the-standing-balance-in-patients-with-adult-spinal-deformity
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Mitsuru Yagi, Hideaki Ohne, Shinjiro Kaneko, Masafumi Machida, Yoshiyuki Yato, Takashi Asazuma
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The effect of corrective spine surgery on standing stability in adult spinal deformity (ASD) has not been fully documented. PURPOSE: To compare pre- and postoperative standing balance and posture in patients with ASD. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Prospective case series. PATIENT SAMPLE: Standing balance before and after corrective spine surgery was compared in 35 consecutive female patients with ASD (65...
May 23, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549885/the-radial-approach-to-the-wrist-with-styloidectomy-a-cadaver-study
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F-A Lecoq, A Sébilo, P Bellemère
The radial approach to the wrist is already used in several surgical techniques such as radial styloidectomy and Zaidemberg's vascularized radial graft. The aim of our work was to describe the surgical anatomy of that approach and to determine the acceptable limits of radial oblique styloidectomy that does not damage the anterior and posterior radiocarpal ligaments. This radial approach was performed on 11 cadaver specimens. The superficial branches of the radial nerve and the antebrachial cephalic vein were carefully located in the superficial plane...
May 23, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549883/a-non-iterative-multi-scale-approach-for-intensity-inhomogeneity-correction-in-mri
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Maryjo M George, S Kalaivani, M S Sudhakar
Intensity inhomogeneity is the prime obstacle for MR image processing like automatic segmentation, registration etc. This complication has strong dependence on the associated acquisition hardware and patient anatomy which recommends retrospective correction. In this paper, a new method is developed for correcting the intensity inhomogeneity using a non-iterative multi-scale approach that doesn't necessitate segmentation and any prior knowledge on the scanner or subject. The proposed algorithm extracts bias field at different scales using a Log-Gabor filter bank followed by smoothing operation...
May 23, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549780/patient-specific-pointer-tool-for-corrective-osteotomy-quality-of-symmetry-based-planning-and-case-study-of-ulnar-reconstruction-surgery
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Samuel Mueller, Lueder A Kahrs, Johannes Gaa, Tobias Ortmaier, Jan-Dierk Clausen, Christian Krettek
Malunion after forearm fractures are described to appear in 2% to 10% of cases. Reconstructive surgeries ensure adequate anatomical repositioning. Their importance derives from the fact that malunion can often lead to severe pain as well as deformities causing loss of function and aesthetic issues not only in the forearm, but also the wrist and elbow joint. In this paper a clinical case will be presented using a Patient Specific Instrument (PSI) as navigational aid for reconstructive surgery after malunion of a proximal ulnar fracture combined with allograft surgery of the radial head and radial condyle due to chronic traumatic radial head luxation (Monteggia fracture)...
May 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549731/clinical-and-sonographic-biomarkers-of-structural-damage-progression-in-ra-patients-in-clinical-remission-a-prospective-study-with-12-months-follow-up
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Julio Ramírez, José Antonio Narváez, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, Javier Hernández-Gañán, Andrea Cuervo, José Inciarte-Mundo, Maria Victoria Hernández, Miguel Sampayo-Cordero, José Luis Pablos, Raimon Sanmartí, Juan D Cañete
OBJECTIVE: To determine clinical and sonographic biomarkers predicting structural damage progression at 12 months of follow-up as measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in clinical remission. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included patients with RA in clinical remission, defined as 28-joint disease activity score (DAS28)-erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) <2.6 for >6 months. Ultrasound scans of both hands and knees and MRI of the dominant hand were performed at baseline and at 12 months...
May 1, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549642/the-role-of-the-features-of-facet-joint-angle-in-the-development-of-isthmic-spondylolisthesis-in-young-male-patients-with-l5-s1-isthmic-spondylolisthesis
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Ahmet Eroglu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the facet tropism and its role in the development of lumbar isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS) in young male adults. MATERIAL AND METHOD: From March 2013 to May 2016, bilateral facet joint angles were measured axially at the level of L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1 in the lumbar computerized tomography (CT) of the 97 individuals (46 patients with IS and 51 control) aged between 20 and 29. Classification was as follows: If the difference between the two corresponding facet angles is <6°, no tropism; if it is 6°-12°, moderate tropism; and if it is >12°, severe tropism...
May 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549622/multiple-abnormalities-in-the-feet-and-associated-changes-elsewhere-in-the-skeleton-the-case-of-3a-7-from-a-capsian-site-in-algeria
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M Jackes, M Parent, D Lubell
A skeleton with a number of abnormalities is described involving full discussion of alternative diagnoses. In this complex case, the primary diagnosis is of avulsion of the stem of the bifurcate ligament causing a fracture of the anterior process of the calcaneus. The bilateral fracture identified in Skeleton 3A-7 from Site 12, a Capsian site in Algeria, is a result of the feet being inverted and plantar flexed: the fracture is prone to non-union, which is asymmetrical here. There is also a separate anatomical variation of the feet, 3rd cuneiform and 3rd metatarsal coalition, which was not the cause of trauma...
May 5, 2017: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549604/effects-of-eight-different-ligament-property-datasets-on-biomechanics-of-a-lumbar-l4-l5-finite-element-model
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S Naserkhaki, N Arjmand, A Shirazi-Adl, F Farahmand, M El-Rich
Ligaments assist trunk muscles in balancing external moments and providing spinal stability. In absence of the personalized material properties for ligaments, finite element (FE) models use dispersed data from the literature. This study aims to investigate the relative effects of eight different ligament property datasets on FE model responses. Eight L4-L5 models distinct only in ligament properties were constructed and loaded under moment (15Nm) alone or combined with a compressive follower load (FL). Range of motions (RoM) of the disc-alone model matched well in vitro data...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549565/transient-leg-deformations-during-eclosion-out-of-a-tight-confinement-a-comparative-study-on-seven-species-of-flies-moths-ants-and-bees
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Leonid Frantsevich, Iryna Kozeretska, Yuriy Dubrovsky, Tetyana Markina, Iryna Shumakova, Stanislav Stukalyuk
Legs in dipteran pupae are tightly packed in a zigzag configuration. Changes in the shape or configuration of long podomeres during eclosion have been overlooked because they occur rapidly (in a few minutes) and the legs are hidden inside a tight opaque confinement: the puparium in the Cyclorrhapha, the obtect pupa in mosquitoes. We fixed insects at different times during eclosion and obtained a temporal description of changes in leg shape. At the start of eclosion in Calliphora vicina and Drosophila melanogaster, femora are buckled in between the joints...
May 23, 2017: Arthropod Structure & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549548/geometric-morphometric-and-traditional-methods-for-sex-assessment-using-the-posterior-ilium
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Rebeka Rmoutilová, Ján Dupej, Jana Velemínská, Jaroslav Brůžek
The human hip bone is generally accepted as the most reliable bone for sex estimation in forensic and bioarchaeological disciplines. However, it is seldom completely preserved. The best preserved region is typically around the sacroiliac joint and its auricular surface; it is therefore surprising that this surface has not been involved in standard sexing methods. The aim of this study was to explore the shape and size sexual dimorphism of the auricular surface in detail and to compare its sex estimation accuracy using the geometric morphometric (GM) and traditional methodological approach...
May 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549441/dynamic-arm-study-quantitative-description-of-upper-extremity-function-and-activity-of-boys-and-men-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Mariska M H P Janssen, Jaap Harlaar, Bart Koopman, Imelda J M de Groot
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic management of upper extremity (UE) function of boys and men with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) requires sensitive and objective assessment. Therefore, we aimed to measure physiologic UE function of healthy subjects and DMD patients in different disease stages, and to evaluate the relation between these physiologic measures and functional UE scales. METHODS: Twenty-three DMD patients and twenty healthy controls (7-23 years) participated in this explorative case-control study...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
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