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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171576/an-elusive-case-of-dermatomyositis
#1
Tasnim Ahsan, Uzma Erum
Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory myopathy of unknown aetiology. Muscle involvement may eventuate later in the disease course in some patients, who may present with typical skin disease without clinical signs of myopathy and are referred to as dermatomyositis sine myositis. A 48 year old female presented with intermittent urticaria like rashes, diffuse asymmetrical swelling of proximal limbs, pain in small joints of hands and fatiguability. Initial laboratory work-up for immune markers was negative. Three years later, she developed heliotrope rash and periorbital oedema with no evidence of muscle weakness and was labeled as amyopathic dermatomyositis...
November 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163955/extra-osseous-99m-tc-methylene-diphosphonate-uptake-detected-enlargement-of-the-knee-joint-in-patient-with-polyarthritis
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Maria Grazia Caprio, Mariarosaria Manganelli, Simona Limone, Massimiliano Sorbillo, Mario Quarantelli, Alberto Cuocolo, Ciro Gabriele Mainolfi
Bone scintigraphy is a nuclear scanning test used to find abnormalities in the skeleton. Certain abnormal processes involving soft tissues can also cause skeletal accumulation of radiotracer during bone scintigraphy. We present a case of periarticular knee soft tissue (99m)Tc methylene diphosphonate uptake in a patient with asymmetric polyarthritis. A 33-year-old patient with asymmetric polyarthritis, skin lesions and joint pain underwent bone scintigraphy. Total body examination showed an extra-osseous uptake in periarticular soft tissue of knees joints...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153236/nonsurgical-management-of-pediatric-temporomandibular-joint-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Steven John Scrivani, Shehryar Nasir Khawaja, Paula Furlan Bavia
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a subgroup of craniofacial pain problems involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), masticatory muscles, and associated head and neck musculoskeletal structures. These disorders are subclassified into TMJ articular disorders and masticatory muscle disorders. Patients with TMD most commonly present with pain, restricted or asymmetric mandibular motion, and TMJ sounds during mandibular movements. The prevalence tends to increase with age. Management of TMJ articular disorders consists of a combination of patient education, home-care plan, biobehavioral therapy, physical therapy, orthotic jaw appliance therapy, pharmacotherapy, and/or surgery...
February 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096664/kinetic-gait-analysis-in-english-bulldogs
#4
Andrés Sebastian Aristizabal Escobar, Alexandre Navarro Alves de Souza, Ana Carolina Brandão de Campos Fonseca Pinto, Julia Maria Matera
BACKGROUND: Canine breed conformation may interfere with locomotion and may predispose to orthopedic disease. Bulldogs have a high incidence of orthopedic diseases such as hip dysplasia. Kinetic gait analysis provides an objective way to assess and analyze locomotion. The aim of this study was to study the vertical forces of English Bulldogs during walk using a pressure sensitive walkway. We hypothesize that Bulldogs affected by orthopedic diseases have decreased weight bearing and asymmetric locomotion in the limbs despite having mild to no sings during clinical examination...
November 2, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037653/adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-the-tethered-spine-iii-is-fascial-spiral-the-key
#5
Lucy Whyte Ferguson
This article reports on an observational and treatment case series involving 22 adolescents and preadolescents treated over a 15 year period who had or appeared to be developing idiopathic scoliosis (IS). Common patterns of muscle and fascial asymmetry were observed and treated. Most of these individuals had spinal area pain and the trigger points (TrPs) apparently responsible for this pain were located in muscles at some distance from the spine, yet referred pain to locations throughout the thoracolumbar spine...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983415/bilharzial-arthropathy-rare-cause-of-chronic-arthritis-in-tropical-areas
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Hoby N Rakotomalala, Maminirina V Ranaivoarison, Francia Andrianjafison, Dimby S Ralandison
Bilharziasis is a parasitic disease that affects the urinary tract and intestines. Finding bilharzia in joints is exceptional. We report two cases of Malagasy patients living in a highly endemic bilharziasis area and having chronic arthritis due to bilharziasis. The first case was a 32-year-old man presenting with a clinical picture of spondylitis with chronic oligoarthritis and paroxysmal asymmetric in his lower limbs, accompanied with sacroiliac pain and episodic dysentery. We retained the diagnosis of bilharziasis arthritis because of positive schistosomiasis serology in the joint fluid and the blood, poor response to therapy with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and high efficacy of treatment with specific antiparasitic drugs...
September 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952845/identification-of-movement-strategies-during-the-sit-to-walk-movement-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Dimitrios-Sokratis Komaris, Cheral Govind, Andrew Murphy, Alistair Ewen, Philip Riches
Patients with osteoarthritis of the knee commonly alter their movement to compensate for lower limb weakness and alleviate joint pain. Movement alterations may lead to weight-bearing asymmetries, and potentially in the progression of the disease. This study presents a novel numerical procedure for the identification of sit-to-walk strategies and differences in movement habits between control adults and persons with knee osteoarthritis. Ten control and twelve participants with osteoarthritis performed the sit-to-walk task in a motion capture laboratory...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902756/sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction-in-the-athlete-diagnosis-and-management
#8
Rebecca Peebles, Christopher E Jonas
Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is a common cause of low back pain in the athlete, especially in sports with repetitive, asymmetric loading. Complex anatomy and broad pain referral pattern make diagnosis difficult. Identifying three or more positive physical examination maneuvers for the SIJ improves examination sensitivity and specificity. Imaging is rarely helpful in establishing the diagnosis but is often used to rule out other pathology. Conservative management with activity modification, medication, physical therapy, manipulation and bracing is first line treatment...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888109/biomechanical-compensations-of-the-trunk-and-lower-extremities-during-stepping-tasks-after-unilateral-transtibial-amputation
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Amanda M Murray, Brecca M Gaffney, Bradley S Davidson, Cory L Christiansen
BACKGROUND: Lower extremity movement compensations following transtibial amputation are well-documented and are likely influenced by trunk posture and movement. However, the biomechanical compensations of the trunk and lower extremities, especially during high-demand tasks such as step ascent and descent, remain unclear. METHODS: Kinematic and kinetic data were collected during step ascent and descent tasks for three groups of individuals: diabetic/transtibial amputation, diabetic, and healthy...
August 30, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828181/peri-talar-re-alignment-osteotomy-for-joint-preservation-in-asymmetrical-ankle-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Young Yi, Woochun Lee
Various types of re-alignment surgery are used to preserve the ankle joint in cases of intermediate ankle arthritis with partial joint space narrowing.The short-term and mid-term results after re-alignment surgery are promising, with substantial post-operative pain relief and functional improvement that is reflected by high rates of patient satisfaction.In this context, re-alignment surgery can preserve the joint and reduce the pathological load that acts on the affected area.Good clinical and radiological outcomes can be achieved in asymmetrical ankle osteoarthritis by understanding the specific deformities and appropriate indications for different surgical techniques...
July 2017: EFORT Open Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813821/gait-training-assist-system-of-a-lower-limb-prosthetic-visualizing-muscle-activation-pattern-using-a-color-depth-sensor
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Kunihiro Ogata, Tomoki Mita, Toshiaki Tsuji, Yoshio Matsumoto
Some unilateral lower-limb amputees load the intact limb more than the prosthetic limb. This can cause chronic pains, fatigue, lumbago, and joint diseases, including knee osteoarthritis. To avoid and counteract these symptoms it is necessary to improve their asymmetric gait. Increasing the function of the hip abductor muscle is important to maintaining symmetrical weight distribution. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to develop a training assist system, which estimates and visualizes an abductor muscle by using a color-depth sensor...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721093/gout-mimicking-spondyloarthritis-case-report-and-literature-review
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Wenji Chen, Yanyan Wang, Yan Li, Zheng Zhao, Lixia Feng, Jian Zhu, Jianglin Zhang, Feng Huang
Gout is clinically characterized by episodes of monoarthritis, which not only typically affects the peripheral joints but also occasionally affect the axial joint, such as the sacroiliac joint (SIJ), and often mimics spondyloarthritis (SpA). Two cases of gout mimicking SpA are presented in the current paper. One patient was a 32-year-old man with a history of asymmetrical oligoarthritis of ankle and metatarsophalangeal joints (MTPJ). He had left gluteal pain for 2 weeks. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed the bone erosion of the left SIJ...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716466/chronic-low-back-pain-patients-walk-with-locally-altered-spinal-kinematics
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Guillaume Christe, François Kade, Brigitte M Jolles, Julien Favre
Various studies have reported alterations of spinal kinematics in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) during gait. However, while recent findings stressed the importance of multi-segment analysis, most of prior gait studies modelled the lumbar spine as one segment, when it was not the entire trunk that was considered as a single segment. Therefore, there is a need for comprehensive multi-segment research that could improve our understanding of CLBP pathomechanism and thus possibly contribute to better care for CLBP...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688058/a-retrospective-study-of-joint-infections-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Lin Qiao, Dong Xu, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng, Fengchun Zhang
The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical characteristics of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with joint infections. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 11,734 SLE patients admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) from January 1990 to December 2016. Twenty patients who developed joint infections were identified. Subjects without joint infections (designated as control patients) were selected from the pool of SLE patients using a 1:4 systematic sampling method...
July 8, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670918/novel-double-osteotomy-technique-of-distal-tibia-for-correction-of-asymmetric-varus-osteoarthritic-ankle
#15
Beat Hintermann, Roxa Ruiz, Alexej Barg
BACKGROUND: A most challenging condition for balancing a varus arthritic ankle is the presence of a defect in the medial tibial plafond. After our initial results with a medial tibial plafondplasty did not fulfill our expectations of success, we hypothesized that adding a correcting supramalleolar osteotomy of the distal tibia would move the loading force to the tibiotalar joint more medially and move the center of rotation of the talus more laterally. In this study, we analyzed midterm clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients with double tibial osteotomy...
September 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585998/correlation-of-the-features-of-the-lumbar-multifidus-muscle-with-facet-joint-osteoarthritis
#16
Bo Yu, Kaibiao Jiang, Xinfeng Li, Jidong Zhang, Zude Liu
Facet joint osteoarthritis is considered a consequence of the aging process; however, there is evidence that it may be associated with degenerative changes of other structures. The goal of this study was to investigate the correlation between lumbar multifidus muscle features and facet joint osteoarthritis. This retrospective study included 160 patients who had acute or chronic low back pain and were diagnosed with facet joint osteoarthritis on computed tomography scan. Morphometric parameters, including cross-sectional area, muscle-fat index, and percentage of bilateral multifidus asymmetry at L3-L4, L4-L5, and L5-S1, were evaluated with T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
September 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195607/effects-of-cementing-on-ligament-balance-during-total-knee-arthroplasty
#17
Jimmy Chow, Kevin Wang, Leah Elson, Christopher Anderson, Martin Roche
Complications related to joint imbalance may contribute to some of the most predominant modes of failure in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). These complications include instability, aseptic loosening, asymmetric component wear, and idiopathic pain. Fixation may represent a step that introduces unchecked variability into the procedure and may contribute to the incidence of joint imbalance-related complications. The ability to quantify in vivo loading in the medial and lateral compartments would allow for the ability to confirm balance after fixation and prior to wound closure...
May 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169098/knee-joint-moments-during-high-flexion-movements-timing-of-peak-moments-and-the-effect-of-safety-footwear
#18
Helen C Chong, Liana M Tennant, David C Kingston, Stacey M Acker
AIM: (1) Characterize knee joint moments and peak knee flexion moment timing during kneeling transitions, with the intent of identifying high-risk postures. (2) Determine whether safety footwear worn by kneeling workers (construction workers, tile setters, masons, roofers) alters high flexion kneeling mechanics. METHODS: Fifteen males performed high flexion kneeling transitions. Kinetics and kinematics were analyzed for differences in ascent and descent in the lead and trail legs...
February 4, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099107/case-238-spontaneous-pneumothorax-secondary-to-intrapulmonary-necrobiotic-rheumatoid-nodule
#19
Ammar A Chaudhry, Maryam Gul, Abbas A Chaudhry, William Moore
History A 54-year-old white woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis who was taking glucocorticoids and methotrexate presented to the emergency department in December with worsening shortness of breath and chest heaviness for 1 week. She reported additional symptoms of weakness, headache, and arthralgia primarily involving her bilateral hands, wrist, ankles, and feet. She denied experiencing fevers, syncope or presyncope, focal neurologic deficits, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, unintentional weight loss, or recent trauma...
February 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068837/immediate-effects-of-acupuncture-treatment-on-intra-and-inter-limb-contributions-to-body-support-during-gait-in-patients-with-bilateral-medial-knee-osteoarthritis
#20
Yen-Hung Liu, I-Pin Wei, Ting-Ming Wang, Tung-Wu Lu, Jaung-Geng Lin
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) often leads to altered balance control, joint motion and loading patterns during gait. Acupuncture has been proven to be effective in pain relief but its effects on inter-joint load-sharing for body balance have not been reported. The current study bridged the gap by quantifying the immediate effects of acupuncture on the inter-joint and inter-limb load-sharing in patients with knee OA during level walking in terms of the total support moment (Ms) and the contribution of individual joints to the total support moment...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
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