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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645795/high-frame-rate-power-doppler-ultrasound-is-more-sensitive-than-conventional-power-doppler-in-detecting-rheumatic-vascularisation
#1
Myrthe van der Ven, Jolanda J Luime, Levinia L van der Velden, Johan G Bosch, Johanna M W Hazes, Hendrik J Vos
Early recognition of joint inflammation will increase treatment efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Yet, conventional power Doppler (PD) ultrasound might not be sufficiently sensitive to detect minor inflammation. We investigated the sensitivity of high-frame rate Doppler, combined with singular value decomposition technique, to suppress tissue signals, for microvascular flow in a flow phantom setup and in a proof-of-principle study in healthy controls and in RA patients with different disease activities...
June 20, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629689/advanced-power-doppler-technique-increases-synovial-vascularity-detection-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#2
Davide Orlandi, Salvatore Gitto, Silvia Perugin Bernardi, Angelo Corazza, Luca De Flaviis, Enzo Silvestri, Marco Amedeo Cimmino, Luca Maria Sconfienza
We compared the diagnostic performance of an advanced power Doppler technique (superb microvascular imaging [SMI]) with that of power Doppler Imaging (PDI) and B-mode ultrasound (US) in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and RA under treatment with rituximab. Thirty patients (21 women aged 45 ± 11 y) affected by RA with remission to moderate disease activity were examined. Both hand joints were evaluated using US, PDI and SMI. Two radiologists reviewed all video clips and evaluated synovial vascularity intensity using a semi-quantitative scoring system...
June 16, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603568/current-concepts-in-radial-club-hand
#3
Takehiko Takagi, Atsuhito Seki, Shinichiro Takayama, Masahiko Watanabe
Radial club hand is a complex congenital abnormality of the radial or pre-axial border of the upper extremity. It has a wide range of phenotypes from hypoplasia of the thumb to complete absence of the radius and the first ray. Centralization with tendon transfer is a popular method for maintaining the correct position of radial club hand. On the other hand, various corrections were devised, e.g. radialization after distraction to emphasize the fact that the head of the ulna is positioned under the radial carpal bones and is no longer placed in a slot in the center of the carpus, microvascular epiphysis transfer, gradual correction using Ilizarov method, for Bayne Type III or Type IV...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566776/infected-nonunion-of-tibia
#4
Milind Madhav Chaudhary
Infected nonunions of tibia pose many challenges to the treating surgeon and the patient. Challenges include recalcitrant infection, complex deformities, sclerotic bone ends, large bone gaps, shortening, and joint stiffness. They are easy to diagnose and difficult to treat. The ASAMI classification helps decide treatment. The nonunion severity score proposed by Calori measures many parameters to give a prognosis. The infection severity score uses simple clinical signs to grade severity of infection. This determines number of surgeries and allows choice of hardware, either external or internal for definitive treatment...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507853/ulnar-head-reconstruction-with-microvascular-second-metatarsal
#5
Pedro C Cavadas, Alessandro Thione
BACKGROUND: The distal radioulnar joint along with the interosseous ligament of the forearm and the proximal radioulnar joint, form a functionally integrated system responsible for the pronation-supination of the hand. The distal ulna, the so-called ulnar head, is an integral part of this system. Apart from its well-known role in forearm rotation, the ulnar head is essential in transverse load transmission through the distal radioulnar joint upon resisted elbow flexion. Autologous reconstruction of ulnar head would theoretically be beneficial with respect to prostheses...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491140/tryptase-mast-cell-density-protease-activated-receptor-2-microvascular-density-and-classical-microvascular-density-evaluation-in-gastric-cancer-patients-undergoing-surgery-possible-translational-relevance
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Michele Ammendola, Rosario Sacco, Giuseppina Vescio, Valeria Zuccalà, Maria Luposella, Rosa Patruno, Nicola Zizzo, Claudia Gadaleta, Ilaria Marech, Roberta Ruggieri, Ibrahim Furkan Kocak, Taner Ozgurtas, Cosmo Damiano Gadaleta, Giuseppe Sammarco, Girolamo Ranieri
BACKGROUND: Mast cells (MCs) can stimulate angiogenesis, releasing several proangiogenic cytokines stored in their cytoplasm. In particular, MCs can release tryptase, a potent in vivo and in vitro proangiogenic factor via protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) activation and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphorylation. Nevertheless, no data are available concerning the relationship among tryptase MC density (TMCD), endothelial cells (ECs) positive to PAR-2 microvascular density (PAR-2-MVD) and classical MVD (C-MVD) in gastric cancer (GC) angiogenesis...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363300/microsurgical-reconstruction-of-the-burned-hand-and-upper-extremity
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REVIEW
Mauricio De la Garza, Michael Sauerbier, Germann Günter, Curtis L Cetrulo, Reuben A Bueno, Robert C Russell, Michael W Neumeister
Improvements in critical care and burn victim resuscitation have led to increased survival of burned patients. Initial resuscitation, early excision of burned tissues, prevention of burn wound sepsis, and wound coverage remain mainstays of care. Many burn wounds require complex reconstruction. This is particularly important in the hand. Coverage of tendons, ligaments, joints, vessels, nerves, and bones of the hand requires healthy vascularized tissue to maintain viability and function. Local flaps or regional flaps may be within the burn zone of injury...
May 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236373/insidious-incrementalism-the-silent-failure-of-the-microcirculation-with-increasing-peripheral-vascular-disease-risk
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REVIEW
Kent Lemaster, Dwayne Jackson, Daniel Goldman, Jefferson C Frisbee
This review summarizes material presented in "Adaptive Outcomes of Microvascular Networks to Obesity and Type II Diabetes/Insulin Resistance" on July 30, 2016, at the Joint Meeting of the American Physiological Society and the Physiological Society, in Dublin, Ireland. We discuss the poor predictive power of traditional markers of vascular dysfunction for functional outcomes of muscle fatigue-resistance and active hyperemia within the setting of elevated peripheral vascular disease risk. Using the obese Zucker rat model of the metabolic syndrome, we describe how blood flow distribution at arteriolar bifurcations (γ) is altered with PVD risk reflecting increased spatial heterogeneity of distribution within networks...
February 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099975/functional-outcome-of-cad-cam-assisted-versus-conventional-microvascular-fibular-free-flap-reconstruction-of-the-mandible-a-retrospective-study-of-30-cases
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Lucas M Ritschl, Thomas Mücke, Andreas Fichter, Florian D Güll, Christopher Schmid, Jean Marc Pho Duc, Marco R Kesting, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Denys J Loeffelbein
Background Different advantages of virtually planned and guided mandibular reconstructions have been described. Functional analyses and comparisons with conventionally reconstructed patients. Methods We retrospectively analyzed 30 cases of mandibular reconstructions that involved virtually planned or conventional microvascular, fibular free flaps that occurred between April 2011 and December 2014 at a single center. The results were also compared with a healthy cohort of 30 participants. Axiographic measurements were performed postoperatively, and uni- and multivariate regressions analyses were performed to determine the association between possible predictor variables on functional outcome...
May 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092457/insulin-sensitivity-and-inflammation-mediate-the-impact-of-fitness-on-cerebrovascular-health-in-adolescents
#10
Po Lai Yau, Naima Ross, Andrew Tirsi, Arslan Arif, Zeynep Ozinci, Antonio Convit
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To investigate in adolescents the relationships between retinal vessel diameter, physical fitness, insulin sensitivity, and systemic inflammation. METHODS: We evaluated 157 adolescents, 112 with excessive weight and 45 lean, all without type 2 diabetes mellitus. All received detailed evaluations, including measurements of retinal vessel diameter, insulin sensitivity, levels of inflammation, and physical fitness. RESULTS: Overweight/obese adolescents had significantly narrower retinal arteriolar and wider venular diameters, significantly lower insulin sensitivity, and physical fitness...
June 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052811/short-term-outcomes-of-mandibular-reconstruction-in-oncological-patients-using-a-cad-cam-prosthesis-including-a-condyle-supporting-a-fibular-free-flap
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Achille Tarsitano, Salvatore Battaglia, Valerio Ramieri, Piero Cascone, Leonardo Ciocca, Roberto Scotti, Claudio Marchetti
PURPOSE: Condylar reconstruction and replacement using alloplastic materials currently attracts much surgical interest. The major challenge is to functionally reconstruct the anatomical region; this is crucial in terms of correct mandibular function. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of and complications experienced by a series of oncological patients who underwent computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) condylar reconstruction following resection-disarticulation of the mandible...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995558/is-there-benefit-to-free-over-pedicled-vascularized-grafts-in-augmenting-tibial-intercalary-allograft-constructs
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Marco Manfrini, Srimanth Bindiganavile, Ferhat Say, Marco Colangeli, Laura Campanacci, Massimiliano Depaolis, Massimo Ceruso, Davide Donati
BACKGROUND: Intercalary reconstruction of tibial sarcomas with vascularized fibula autografts and massive bone allografts is reliable with predictable long-term results. However, inadequate data exist comparing free and pedicled vascularized fibula autografts in combination with a massive bone allograft in patients undergoing intercalary tibia reconstructions. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Among patients undergoing large-segment intercalary allografting, we sought to compare supplemental free vascularized fibular autografts with supplemental pedicled vascularized fibular autografts, in terms of (1) oncologic results, (2) complications associated with surgery, (3) Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) scores, and (4) surgical time...
May 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987530/obesity-insulin-resistance-and-microvascular-adaptation
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EDITORIAL
Jefferson C Frisbee
Two of the primary risk factors for the progressive evolution of cardiovascular disease are obesity and impaired glycemic control-including both insulin resistance and overt type 2 diabetes mellitus, leading to increased research emphasis on these conditions, their mechanistic bases, and their health outcomes. This Special Topics Issue of the journal Microcirculation summarizes a symposium at the recent Joint Meeting of the American Physiological Society and the Physiological Society, held in Dublin, Ireland, on July 30, 2016...
February 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811374/prognostic-nomograms-for-patients-with-resectable-hepatocelluar-carcinoma-incorporating-systemic-inflammation-and-tumor-characteristics
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Junyi Shen, Linye He, Chuan Li, Tianfu Wen, Weixia Chen, Changli Lu, Lvnan Yan, Bo Li, Jiayin Yang
BACKGROUND: The model to predict the prognosis of resectable hepatocelluar carcinoma (HCC) has not been determined. METHODS: Predictors were selected using Cox model. Nomograms were generated in the training set and validated in the validation set. The predictive ability of the nomogram was determined by concordance index and calibration curve. RESULTS: Independent factors for overall survival including alpha-fetoprotein level (hazard ratio (HR):1...
December 6, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673377/soft-tissue-defects-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-management-and-reconstruction
#15
Daniel A Osei, Kelsey A Rebehn, Martin I Boyer
Wound healing complications associated with total knee arthroplasty present a considerable challenge to the orthopaedic surgeon. To ensure preservation of a functional joint, the management of periprosthetic soft-tissue defects around the knee requires rapid assessment, early and aggressive débridement, and durable, contoured coverage. Several reconstructive options are available to tailor soft-tissue coverage to the location, size, and depth of the wound. Special consideration should be given to the timing of the intervention, management of infection, and prosthesis salvage...
November 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625904/rice-body-formation-within-a-peri-articular-shoulder-mass
#16
Michele N Edison, Anthony Caram, Miguel Flores, Kurt Scherer
Most commonly associated with chronic inflammatory conditions, rice bodies represent an uncommon, nonspecific, often intra-articular inflammatory process. Presumably, rice bodies represent the sequelae of microvascular infarcts of the joint synovium. However, rice bodies have been seen in pleural fluid, in the setting of bursitis, and within the tendon sheath. The etiology and prognostic significance of rice bodies are not clear. MRI is the diagnostic imaging modality of choice for the evaluation of rice body formation...
August 1, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497856/thrombotic-microangiopathy-care-pathway-a-consensus-statement-for-the-mayo-clinic-complement-alternative-pathway-thrombotic-microangiopathy-cap-tma-disease-oriented-group
#17
Ronald S Go, Jeffrey L Winters, Nelson Leung, David L Murray, Maria A Willrich, Roshini S Abraham, Hatem Amer, William J Hogan, Ariela L Marshall, Sanjeev Sethi, Cheryl L Tran, Dong Chen, Rajiv K Pruthi, Aneel A Ashrani, Fernando C Fervenza, Carl H Cramer, Vilmarie Rodriguez, Alexandra P Wolanskyj, Stephan D Thomé, C Christopher Hook
Thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) comprise a heterogeneous set of conditions linked by a common histopathologic finding of endothelial damage resulting in microvascular thromboses and potentially serious complications. The typical clinical presentation is microangiopathic hemolytic anemia accompanied by thrombocytopenia with varying degrees of organ ischemia. The differential diagnoses are generally broad, while the workup is frequently complex and can be confusing. This statement represents the joint recommendations from a multidisciplinary team of Mayo Clinic physicians specializing in the management of TMA...
September 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27355280/ultrasonography-for-hand-and-wrist-conditions
#18
Harlan M Starr, Matthew D Sedgley, Kenneth R Means, Michael S Murphy
Ultrasonography facilitates dynamic, real-time evaluation of bones, joints, tendons, nerves, and vessels, making it an ideal imaging modality for hand and wrist conditions. Ultrasonography can depict masses and fluid collections, help locate radiolucent foreign bodies, characterize traumatic or overuse tendon or ligament pathology, and help evaluate compressive peripheral neuropathy and microvascular blood flow. Additionally, this modality improves the accuracy of therapeutic intra-articular or peritendinous injections and facilitates aspiration of fluid collections, such as ganglia...
August 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27324400/angioarchitecture-and-morphology-of-temporomandibular-joint-of-monodelphis-domestica
#19
Matheus Silvestre Minucci, João Paulo Mardegan Issa, Fernando Yukio Yokoyama, Fernando José Dias, Daniela Mizusaki Iyomasa, Elaine Aparecida Del-Bel Belluz Guimarães, Ii-Sei Watanabe, Mamie Mizusaki Iyomasa
The opossum Monodelphis domestica presents movement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) reflecting adaptation to eating habits similar to movement in humans, but the structure of the TMJ is not yet known. Thus, nine young M. domestica, of both sexes were weighed, anesthetized with xylazine (10 mg kg(-1) ), and ketamine (70 mg kg(-1) ) and processed for: 1. The analyses of the macroscopic angioarchitecture after latex injection, as well as the topography of the TMJ; 2. The analysis of microvascularization after injection of Mercox resin and corrosion of soft tissue with NaOH using scanning electron microscopy and; 3...
September 2016: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27319300/morphological-study-of-the-articular-disc-and-capillary-of-the-retrodiscal-tissue-in-a-type-2-spontaneous-diabetes-mellitus-rat-model
#20
Mamoru Uemura, Isumi Toda, Wataru Kawashima, Gaku Yoshimoto, Yi-Ru Fang, Yuan Jin Xu, Yuan Liu, Lei Zhang, Akimichi Takemura
The objective of this study was to evaluate morphological changes at the articular disc of the temporomandibular joint and capillary of the retrodiscal tissue in a rat model for type 2 spontaneous diabetes mellitus (DM) (i.e., Goto-Kakizaki [GK] rats) compared to normal Wistar rats. A total of 20 experimental rats were used in this study; the rats were categorized into the normal (n = 10 male 8-week-old Wistar rats) and DM (n = 10 male 8-week-old GK rats) groups. Hematoxylin-eosin stained specimens were obtained from 5 rats from each group...
2016: Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica
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