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Marnee J McKay, Jennifer N Baldwin, Paulo Ferreira, Milena Simic, Natalie Vanicek, Joshua Burns
OBJECTIVE: To generate a reference dataset of commonly performed functional outcome measures in 1,000 children and adults and investigate the influence of demographic, anthropometric, strength, and flexibility characteristics. METHODS: Twelve functional outcome measures were collected from 1,000 healthy individuals aged 3-101 years: 6-minute walk test, 30-second chair stand test, timed stairs test, long jump, vertical jump, choice stepping reaction time, balance (Star Excursion Balance Test, tandem stance eyes open and closed, single-leg stance eyes closed), and dexterity (9-hole peg test, Functional Dexterity Test)...
March 22, 2017: Neurology
X Sun, Z R Wei, Z Xiao
Objective: To observe the analgesic effect and related mechanism of peripheral acupoints electroacupuncture on superficial partial-thickness burn rats. Methods: Eighty SD rats were divided into sham injury group (SI), pure burn group (PB), electroacupuncture group (E), and sham electroacupuncture group (SE) according to the random number table, with 20 rats in each group. Right posterior leg of rats in group SI were sham injured, while superficial partial-thickness scald (hereinafter referred to as burn) model was reproduced on the right posterior leg of rats in the latter three groups...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
Andisheh Maneshi, Saeedeh Ravi, Mohammad Reza Salehi, Maliheh Hasannezhad, Hossein Khalili
A 23 year-old man was admitted to the hospital with chief complaints of pain, edema and spasm of the left lower limb, as well as mottling of dorsal and plantar aspects of the foot.  One week before the current admission, he was treated with oral co-amoxiclave and intramuscular penicillin 6.3.3. Immediately after the third injection, he experienced burning and yellowish discoloration at the site of the injection wich then progressed to his leg and foot. Pain, significant edema, spasm and mottling occurred within 30 minutes of the injection...
January 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Anar Modi, Hari Amin, Matthew Salzman, Farah Morgan
Acute compartment syndrome is increased tissue pressure exceeding perfusion pressure in a closed compartment resulting in nerve and muscle ischemia. Common precipitating causes are crush injuries, burns, substance abuse, osseous or vascular limb trauma. This is a case of 42year old female with history of hypothyroidism who presented to emergency room with acute onset of severe pain and swelling in right lower extremity. Physical examination was concerning for acute compartment syndrome of right leg which was confirmed by demonstration of elevated compartmental pressures...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Shi-Ji Li, Hao Cheng, Xu Fang, Jian-Yang Xu, Fei Wang, Sheng Liu, Xu-Lin Chen, Xiong-Wen Lv
OBJECTIVE: Challenges persist in the reconstruction of the ankle and the foot with exposed tendons, joints, and bones as a result of severe burns and trauma. In flap elevation involving the sensitive superficial nerve, the local nerve was always sacrificed to obtain an anesthetic donor site; however, such a procedure introduced the possibility of painful neuromas. In this study, we present a desired clinical application of a modified reversed superficial peroneal artery flap, in which the superficial peroneal nerve is preserved...
December 29, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Manuel P Pereira, Sebastian Mühl, Esther M Pogatzki-Zahn, Konstantin Agelopoulos, Sonja Ständer
In recent years, measurement of the intraepidermal nerve fiber (IENF) density has gained relevance in the diagnostics of chronic pruritus. This method allows the objectification and quantification of a small-fiber neuropathy, which may manifest clinically with pruritus, pain or dysesthetic sensory symptoms, such as burning, stinging and tingling sensations or numbness. Upon suspicion of a small-fiber neuropathy as a cause for chronic pruritus, targeted diagnostic procedures are essential for the early detection of the neuroanatomical changes...
December 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
Mansher Singh, Hehuan Li, Kristo Nuutila, K C Collins, Jennifer Wall, Robert Riviello, Michael J Weaver, Matthew J Carty, Julian Pribaz, Simon G Talbot
Concurrent injuries to multiple extremities present unique challenges to the reconstructive surgeon. The primary goal in such scenarios is to optimize functional outcomes. The goal of this article is to present an overview of various techniques necessary to provide sufficient soft tissue and preserve amputation limb lengths and function. The concept of innovative techniques for maximizing limb savage and function is presented using an index patient with multiple extremity third- and fourth-degree burn injuries resulting in nonsalvageable lower extremities and severe left-hand wounds...
May 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
M G Faruque, M U Mollah, T H Siddiquee, S Bari
Ilizarov method is the best weapon for the treatment of the limb length discrepancy, especially in traumatic or congenital shortening of long bones. Post burn bony defect can be corrected by osteosynthesis. Here we treated a 7 years old boy, suffering from 33% electric burn affecting face, trunk, left upper limb & both lower limbs with loss of soft tissue of medial side of right leg along with dead and exposed of some segment (about 14cm) of Left tibia . Initially the patient was managed by plastic surgeons in the form of surgical toileting, wound debridement and wound coverage by split thickness skin graft...
July 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Olivier Espitia, Brigitte Dréno, Elisabeth Cassagnau, Quentin Didier, Thibaut Quillard, Christelle Nicol, Yann Le Bouch, Bernard Planchon, Marc-Antoine Pistorius
Although exercise-induced vasculitis (EIV) is usually misdiagnosed, it is not uncommon. Occurring mostly after prolonged exercise, especially in hot weather, EIV is an isolated cutaneous vasculitis with stereotypical presentation. This article reviews the clinical characteristics, treatments, and outcomes of EIV based on the published literature. We report 99 patients who developed EIV after walking, dancing, swimming, or hiking especially during hot weather, including the records of 16 patients with EIV treated at our hospital from 2007 to 2015...
December 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Burhan Özalp, Mustafa Aydınol
BACKGROUND: Perforator-based propeller flaps provide adequate soft tissue coverage for leg reconstruction. The aim of this study was to assess the versatility and reliability of the use of propeller flaps for leg reconstruction in pediatric patients. METHOD: Seven male pediatric patients ranging in age from 2 to 13 years with a mean age of 6.7 underwent perforator-based propeller flap surgery over a four-year period. The defects resulted from burn injuries (n = 4) and traffic accidents (n = 3)...
October 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Zoe Diana Draelos
INTRODUCTION: Irritation, such as burning and stinging, on the site of application, is a common side effect of topical dermatologic products including creams, lotions, sprays, and foams. This effect may be more pronounced when applying products to atopic or psoriatic skin. The composition of the vehicle may affect the extent of the irritation. This study compared the irritation and erythema potential of 7 different topical dermatologic products to determine the products with the least likelihood of causing discomfort when applied...
July 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
M P Pereira, S Mühl, S Ständer
BACKGROUND: Small fiber neuropathy arises from injury of small C and Aδ fibers and leads to pruritus as well as positive (pain, burning, tingling or stinging sensation) and negative neurological (numbness) symptoms. OBJECTIVES: To give an overview on small fiber neuropathy as a cause for chronic pruritus, the diagnostic approach to this condition, and therapeutic options. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search using the terms "small fiber neuropathy", "pruritus", "itch", and "pain" was performed...
August 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Ryan R Konwinski, Ajay Singh, Jorge Soto
The goal of this study is to describe the imaging features of lower extremity blast injuries in patients encountered in the radiology departments from the Boston Marathon bombings. A total of 115 patients presented to four acute care hospitals on April 15, 2013, 43 of whom presented with lower extremity injuries and were included in this study. The imaging findings of primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary blast injuries were evaluated. Forty-one of 43 patients sustained secondary blast injuries to the lower extremities with 31 patients (70 %) having retained shrapnel, seven patients (16 %) having soft tissue lacerations without retained shrapnel, and ten patients (23 %) having lower extremity amputation (7 % double amputees)...
October 2016: Emergency Radiology
Iulia Tevanov, Dan M Enescu, Radu Bălănescu, G Sterian, Alexandru Ulici
Negative pressure wound therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses under atmospheric pressure to increase blood supply to the wound, stimulating the formation of granulation tissue, angiogenesis, proliferation of fibroblasts and endothelial cells. Negative pressure therapy has also the ability to decrease the bacterial load, reduce swelling and decrease exudate while maintaining a moist environment that facilitates healing. Our patient, a 17 year old male, suffered major third and fourth-degree high voltage electrical burns on 60% of the body surface, in November 2011...
March 2016: Chirurgia
R A Kagan
Decades after the problem was first identified, power line electrocution continues to be a cause of avian mortality. Currently, several federal laws protect eagles and other migratory birds, meaning that utility companies may be liable for electrocution-related deaths. Veterinarians and veterinary pathologists called upon to diagnose and treat electrocuted birds should keep this in mind when conducting clinical and postmortem examinations. This review details necropsy findings and methods used to diagnose electrocution...
September 2016: Veterinary Pathology
Cengiz Eser, Erol Kesiktaş, Eyüphan Gencel, Emrah Efe Aslaner, Metin Yavuz
BACKGROUND: High voltage electrical injuries can cause devastating results especially in distal extremities. Although free flaps are the golden standards for the reconstruction of these defects, sometimes local flap alternatives are more useful. One of the most favorable local flap is distally based sural flap (DBSF), which can be used in cross-leg fashion when ipsilateral extremity is affected by a high voltage electrical injury. The purpose of this study was to evaluate long term results of eleven patients who underwent a reconstruction to the lower extremity with cross-leg DBSF due to high voltage electrical burn injury between the years of 2003-2013...
January 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
Austin Sanders, Lindsay Andras, Alison Lehman, Nancy Bridges, David L Skaggs
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective review of consecutive patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence and raise awareness of electrode discoloration that can occur in the operating room when using neuromonitoring. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: To our knowledge there are no articles that discuss dermal discolorations following spine surgery. METHODS: Following recognition of dermal discolorations in some patients, a prospective evaluation of all patients undergoing spine surgery with somatosensory-evoked potential and motor-evoked potential neuromonitoring using subdermal needle electrodes was carried out over a 16-month period for quality assurance and improvement...
January 1, 2017: Spine
Muhammad Sheraz Raza, Umer Nazir, Hamid Hussain Ansari, Farid Ahmad Khan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the reliability of non-islanded distally based sural artery flap, in terms of number of flap failure (partial and major flap necrosis), number of surgeries related to the problem for which flap surgery was performed, hospital stay and return to work, for coverage of soft tissue defects of the distal one-third of leg, ankle and heel. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit, Mayo Hospital, KEMU, Lahore, Pakistan, from January 2003 to March 2014...
April 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Keith J Burns, Brandon S Pollock, John McDaniel
The cardiovascular responses to passive limb movement (PLM) at the knee are well established, however, responses to PLM at other joints involving smaller muscle volume are unknown. To compare the cardiovascular responses to passive movement at other joints, 10 participants underwent a PLM protocol in which the wrist, elbow, ankle, and knee joints were passively extended and flexed at 1 Hz for 1 min. Heart rate (HR), mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), and arterial blood flow to that limb segment (BF) were measured and vascular conductance (VC) was calculated for a 30-sec baseline period and for 3-sec intervals throughout PLM protocols...
March 2016: Physiological Reports
Takaaki Ito, Ryuichi Kukino, Masakazu Takahara, Miki Tanioka, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Yoshihide Asano, Masatoshi Abe, Takayuki Ishii, Taiki Isei, Yuji Inoue, Shinichi Imafuku, Ryokichi Irisawa, Masaki Ohtsuka, Mikio Ohtsuka, Fumihide Ogawa, Takafumi Kadono, Tamihiro Kawakami, Masakazu Kawaguchi, Takeshi Kono, Masanari Kodera, Keisuke Sakai, Takeshi Nakanishi, Akira Hashimoto, Minoru Hasegawa, Masahiro Hayashi, Manabu Fujimoto, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Takeo Maekawa, Koma Matsuo, Naoki Madokoro, Osamu Yamasaki, Yuichiro Yoshino, Andres Le Pavoux, Takao Tachibana, Hironobu Ihn
Varicose veins are treated at multiple clinical departments, but as patients often visit the dermatology clinic first due to leg ulcers, the present Guidelines for the Management of Lower Leg Ulcers/Varicose Veins were prepared in consideration of the importance of the dermatologist's role. Also, the disease concept of chronic venous insufficiency or chronic venous disorders and the CEAP classification of these disorders are presented. The objective of the present guidelines is to properly guide the diagnosis and treatment of lower leg ulcers/varicose veins by systematically presenting evidence-based recommendations that support clinical decisions...
August 2016: Journal of Dermatology
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