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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914838/lacrimal-gland-involvement-in-blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus-inversus-syndrome
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Ana Filipa Duarte, Patricia M S Akaishi, Greice A de Molfetta, Salomão Chodraui-Filho, Murilo Cintra, Alcina Toscano, Wilson Araujo Silva, Antonio A V Cruz
PURPOSE: To describe the involvement of the lacrimal gland (LG) in blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES). DESIGN: Observational, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-one patients with BPES (10 female, 11 male) aged on average 15 years (range, 2-39 years), from 3 Brazilian medical centers and 1 Portuguese medical center. METHODS: Patients had their ocular surface evaluated with slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and tear production quantified with the Schirmer test I...
November 30, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911285/the-relation-between-chondromalacia-patella-and-meniscal-tear-and-the-sulcus-angle-trochlear-depth-ratio-as-a-powerful-predictor
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Hatice Resorlu, Coskun Zateri, Gurdal Nusran, Ferdi Goksel, Nilufer Aylanc
PURPOSE: To investigate the relation between chondromalacia patella and the sulcus angle/trochlear depth ratio as a marker of trochlear morphology. In addition, we also planned to show the relationship between meniscus damage, subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness as a marker of obesity, patellar tilt angle and chondromalacia patella. METHODS: Patients with trauma, rheumatologic disease, a history of knee surgery and patellar variations such as patella alba and patella baja were excluded...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899354/collagenous-ultrastructure-of-the-discoid-meniscus-a-transmission-electron-microscopy-study
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Young-Hee Choi, Young-Jin Seo, Jong Mun Ha, Koo Hyun Jung, Jeehyoung Kim, Si Young Song
BACKGROUND: The collagen ultrastructure of the discoid lateral meniscus (DLM) has not been precisely defined. PURPOSE: To investigate the ultrastructure of the DLM, focusing on its collagen fibers, and to compare the collagen net architecture between intact and torn DLMs using the Collagen Meniscal Architecture (CMA) scoring system. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: Thirty specimens were taken from 30 patients with a diagnosis of a complete DLM using a 1-piece technique...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894171/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-discoid-meniscus
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REVIEW
Jae-Gyoon Kim, Seung-Woo Han, Dae-Hee Lee
There is a greater incidence of discoid meniscus in Asian countries than in Western countries, and bilateral discoid menisci are also common. The discoid meniscus may be a congenital anomaly, and genetics or family history may play a role in the development of discoid menisci. Because the histology of discoid meniscus is different from that of normal meniscus, it is prone to tearing. Individuals with a discoid meniscus can be asymptomatic or symptomatic. Asymptomatic discoid menisci do not require treatment...
December 1, 2016: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894146/variables-associated-with-chondral-and-meniscal-injuries-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery
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E Lyle Cain, Glenn S Fleisig, Brent A Ponce, Hikel A Boohaker, Martha P George, Gerald McGwin, James R Andrews, Lawrence J Lemak, William G Clancy, Jeffrey R Dugas
This article aims to evaluate factors associated with chondral and meniscal lesions in primary and revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions. ACL reconstructions from 2001 to 2008 at a single institution were retrospectively analyzed. Logistic regression was used to estimate the association between chondral and meniscal injuries and age, gender, tear chronicity, additional ligamentous injuries, sport type, and participation level. Of the 3,040 ACL reconstructions analyzed, 90.4% were primary reconstructions and 9...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893521/lower-tear-meniscus-measurements-using-a-new-anterior-segment-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-and-agreement-with-fourier-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Pedro Arriola-Villalobos, José Ignacio Fernández-Vigo, David Díaz-Valle, Jaime Almendral-Gómez, Cristina Fernández-Pérez, José M Benítez-Del-Castillo
PURPOSE: To assess intraobserver repeatability and interobserver and intersession reproducibility of lower tear meniscus height (LTMH) measurements obtained using a new anterior segment swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) device. Agreement with Fourier-domain (FD) OCT (Spectralis) was also examined. METHODS: In an observational cross-sectional study, one eye of 29 healthy subjects was randomly imaged with both devices at our center. Two examiners then randomly measured the LTMH using the software's calipers...
November 23, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893158/articular-cartilage-scores-in-cranial-cruciate-ligament-deficient-dogs-with-or-without-bucket-handle-tears-of-the-medial-meniscus
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Kathryn Kaufman, Brian S Beale, Howard D Thames, W Brian Saunders
OBJECTIVE: To compare articular cartilage scores in cranial cruciate ligament (CCL)-deficient dogs with or without concurrent bucket handle tears (BHT) of the medial meniscus. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs treated with arthroscopy and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy or extracapsular repair for complete CCL rupture (290 stifles from 264 dogs). METHODS: Medical records and arthroscopic images were reviewed...
November 28, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892479/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-conjunctivochalasis-excision-on-tear-stability-and-contrast-sensitivity
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Weiqiang Qiu, Mingzhou Zhang, Ting Xu, Ziyuan Liu, Huibin Lv, Wei Wang, Xuemin Li
Conjunctivochalasis (CCh) disrupts tear flow and damages tear film stability. This study sought to evaluate the tear stability and contrast sensitivity of patients with CCh on whom CCh excision was performed. The study included 39 eyes from 39 patients; all patients had eyes with grade 2 or 3 CCh, underwent CCh excision, and were evaluated before and three months after the surgery. The evaluated variables included the ocular surface disease index (OSDI), the tear break-up time (TBUT), corneal fluorescein staining, corneal surface irregularity, Schirmer's I test, the tear meniscus area (TMA), and contrast sensitivity...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892399/a-suture-technique-for-easier-reduction-and-repair-of-bucket-handle-meniscal-tears-while-using-the-all-inside-devices
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Engin Çetinkaya, Ersin Kuyucu, Murat Gül, Osman Lapçin, Kutalmış Albayrak, Sarper Gürsu
Arthroscopic repair of bucket-handle meniscal tears is difficult due to their complex pathology. Many meniscal repair techniques such as all-inside, inside-out, and outside-in have been described for the treatment of these tears. Loss of reduction is a likely complication with the use of new-generation, all-inside suture instruments, as the tip of the needle is extracted following advancement of the first implant behind the capsule. The complication may be encountered quite often and renders the use of the meniscus repair instrument unusable and causes an irreparable iatrogenic injury in the meniscus...
2016: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887880/anamnestic-prediction-of-bucket-handle-compared-to-other-tear-patterns-of-the-medial-meniscus-in-stable-knees
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Barak Haviv, Shlomo Bronak, Yona Kosashvili, Rafael Thein
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze and compare the preoperative anamnestic details between patients with an arthroscopic diagnosis of bucket handle and other tear patterns of the medial meniscus in stable knees. METHODS: A total of 204 patients (mean age 49.3 ± 13 years) were included in the study. The mean age was 49.3 ± 13 years. The study group included 65 patients (63 males, 2 females) with an arthroscopic diagnosis of bucket handle tear and the control group included 139 patients (90 males, 49 females) with non-bucket handle tear patterns...
November 23, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885289/assessment-of-knee-joint-injuries-with-low-field-strength-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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O B Panta, N P Neupane, S Songmen, G Gurung
BACKGROUND: Magnetic Resonance Imaging is an appropriate screening tool before therapeutic arthroscopy, making diagnostic arthroscopy unnecessary in most patients. This study aims to evaluate the MRI findings in knee injuries and diagnostic value of low Strength MRI for assessing Meniscal and cruciate ligament tear. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted on patients undergoing "Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Knee" for injuries of the knee and excluded patients undergoing MRI for other causes, poor diagnostic quality MRI and post operative MRI...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868417/-evaluation-of-tear-film-and-meibomian-gland-function-in-dry-eye-patients-using-keratograph-5m
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Kexuan Zhu, Wenjia Xie, Jinglu Ying, Yufeng Yao
Objective: To assess the application of Keratograph 5M in evaluating tear film and meibomian gland function in patients with dry eye. Methods: A total of 144 eyes were recruited in the study, in which 72 eyes were from patients diagnosed with dry eye and 72 eyes were from healthy subjects. All subjects finished following tests or examinations:ocular surface disease index (OSDI) to evaluate eye symptoms; Keratograph 5M examination to obtain tear meniscus height (TMH), noninvasive tear break-up time (NIBUT) including first NIBUT (NIBUT-Fir) and average NIBUT (NIBUT-Ave), and infrared meibography; and fluorescein sodium staining to obtain fluorescein tearbreak-up time (FBUT)...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866344/development-of-a-fast-curing-tissue-adhesive-for-meniscus-tear-repair
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Agnieszka Izabela Bochyńska, Gerjon Hannink, Dennis Janssen, Pieter Buma, Dirk W Grijpma
Isocyanate-terminated adhesive amphiphilic block copolymers are attractive materials to treat meniscus tears due to their tuneable mechanical properties and good adhesive characteristics. However, a drawback of this class of materials is their relatively long curing time. In this study, we evaluate the use of an amine cross-linker and addition of catalysts as two strategies to accelerate the curing rates of a recently developed biodegradable reactive isocyanate-terminated hyper-branched adhesive block copolymer prepared from polyethylene glycol (PEG), trimethylene carbonate, citric acid and hexamethylene diisocyanate...
January 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861309/pilot-study-of-corneal-sensitivity-and-its-association-in-keratoconus
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Preeji S Mandathara, Fiona J Stapleton, Jim Kokkinakis, Mark D P Willcox
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal sensitivity and its association with other clinical parameters in keratoconus. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects with keratoconus aged between 18 and 65 years were recruited in this cross-sectional study. Ocular symptoms, corneal topography, tear variables such as tear osmolarity, volume and lower tear meniscus height, ocular surface staining, central sensitivity threshold (CST), and corneal subepithelial nerve mapping were obtained. Association between central CST and other clinical variables was examined using the Spearman correlation coefficient...
November 16, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824675/-fat-brook-in-the-popliteal-fossa-cadaveric-and-clinical-investigation-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Yoonah Song, Seunghun Lee, Doo-Jin Paik, Jiyoon Bae
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe the "fat brook" (FB) in the popliteal fossa of a cadaver and to evaluate its clinical significance. METHODS: Ten fresh cadaveric knees underwent magnetic resonance imaging and histologic analyses. In addition, magnetic resonance imaging images from 321 patients (108 men, 213 women; mean age, 49.8 years; age range, 5-92 years) were retrospectively reviewed. Two radiologists independently determined the presence/absence of the FB and internal derangement of the knee...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824492/evolution-of-intrameniscal-signal-intensity-alterations-detected-on-mri-over-24-months-in-patients-with-traumatic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear
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Julio Brandao Guimaraes, Luca Facchetti, Benedikt J Schwaiger, Alexandra S Gersing, Sharmila Majumdar, Benjamin C Ma, Xiaojuan Li, Thomas M Link
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to assess the prevalence and evolution of intrameniscal signal-intensity alteration in subjects with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear over 24 months and compare clinical outcome and changes of cartilage between subjects with and those without this meniscal abnormality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven subjects with an ACL tear were screened for intrameniscal signal-intensity alteration. Morphologic and compositional MRI was performed before ACL reconstruction and 12 and 24 months after ACL reconstruction...
November 8, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824291/development-of-a-micronized-meniscus-extracellular-matrix-scaffold-for-potential-augmentation-of-meniscus-repair-and-regeneration
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Farrah A Monibi, Chantelle C Bozynski, Keiichi Kuroki, Aaron M Stoker, Ferris Pfeiffer, Seth L Sherman, James Lee Cook
Decellularized scaffolds composed of extracellular matrix (ECM) hold promise for repair and regeneration of the meniscus, given the potential for ECM-based biomaterials to aid in stem cell recruitment, infiltration, and differentiation. The objectives of this study were to decellularize canine menisci in order to fabricate a micronized, ECM-derived scaffold, and to determine the cytocompatibility and repair potential of the scaffold ex vivo. Menisci were decellularized with a combination of physical agitation and chemical treatments...
November 8, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813662/matrix-metalloproteinase-activity-and-prostaglandin-e2-are-elevated-in-the-synovial-fluid-of-meniscus-tear-patients
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Betty Liu, Adam P Goode, Teralyn E Carter, Gangadhar M Utturkar, Janet L Huebner, Dean C Taylor, Claude T Moorman Iii, William E Garrett, Virginia B Kraus, Farshid Guilak, Louis E DeFrate, Amy L McNulty
PURPOSE: Meniscus tears are a common knee injury and are associated with the development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (OA). The purpose of this study was to evaluate potential OA mediators in the synovial fluid and serum of meniscus tear subjects compared to those in the synovial fluid of radiographic non-OA control knees. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen subjects with an isolated unilateral meniscus injury and six subjects who served as reference controls (knee Kellgren-Lawrence grade 0-1) were recruited...
November 4, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811523/temporal-characteristics-of-sodium-fluorescein-in-the-tear-meniscus
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Maria Markoulli, Nur Amalina Md Isa, Eric B Papas
PURPOSE: To observe the emission intensity profile of sodium fluorescein in the human tear film as a function of time and concentration. METHODS: Twenty-two participants with no dry eye signs or symptoms were randomly allocated to receive 1 μL of either a 2 or 10% concentration of fluorescein to one eye. Images of the inferior tear meniscus were captured at regular intervals over 30 minutes and the process repeated for the other eye with the alternate concentration...
November 1, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807116/tibiofemoral-contact-mechanics-with-horizontal-cleavage-tear-and-resection-of-the-medial-meniscus-in-the-human-knee
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Jason L Koh, Seung Jin Yi, Yupeng Ren, Todd A Zimmerman, Li-Qun Zhang
BACKGROUND: The meniscus is known to increase the contact area and decrease contact pressure in the tibiofemoral compartments of the knee. Radial tears of the meniscal root attachment along with partial resections of the torn meniscal tissue decrease the contact area and increase pressure; however, there is a lack of information on the effects of a horizontal cleavage tear (HCT) and partial leaf meniscectomy of such tears on tibiofemoral contact pressure and contact area. METHODS: Twelve fresh-frozen human cadaveric knees were tested under 10 conditions: 5 serial conditions of posterior medial meniscectomy (intact meniscus, HCT, repaired HCT, inferior leaf resection, and resection of both inferior and superior leaves), each at 2 knee flexion angles (0° and 60°) under an 800-N axial load...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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