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Juan Carlos Zuil-Escobar, Carmen Belén Martínez-Cepa, Jose Antonio Martín-Urrialde, Antonia Gómez-Conesa
BACKGROUND: Latent trigger points (LTrPs) are prevalent in persons with musculoskeletal pain. Because they could be present in healthy persons, it is necessary to evaluate the prevalence of LTrPs in asymptomatic subjects. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of LTrPs in lower limb muscles, to evaluate the relationship between LTrP prevalence, gender, and leg dominance, and to determine intra-rater reliability for the diagnosis of LTrPs. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
March 16, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Won-Gyu Yoo
[Purpose] This study developed heel support banding (HSB) using an elastic band for flexible heel support and investigated its effect on chronic Achilles tendon pain of a mountaineer. [Subject] A 40-year-old male mountaineer with chronic Achilles tendon pain [Methods] Ankle dorsiflexion and plantar flexion angles, VISA-A questionnaire, load-induced pain, total pain threshold and tenderness at 3 kg of pressure were measured before and after applying HSB. [Results] After one month of applying HSB, the dorsiflexion and plantar flexion angles increased; the VISA-A questionnaire score increased; the load-induced pain assessment score decreased; the pain threshold increased; and tenderness at 3 kg decreased...
January 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Azad Behnan Sabow, Awis Qurni Sazili, Zeiad Amjad Aghwan, Idrus Zulkifli, Yong Meng Goh, Mohd Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir, Khadijah Nakyinsige, Ubedullah Kaka, Kazeem Dauda Adeyemi
Examined was the effect of post mortem refrigerated storage on microbial spoilage, lipid-protein oxidation and physicochemical traits of goat meat. Seven Boer bucks were slaughtered, eviscerated and aged for 24 h. The Longissimus lumborum (LL) and Semitendinosus (ST) muscles were excised and subjected to 13 days post mortem refrigerated storage. The pH, lipid and protein oxidation, tenderness, color and drip loss were determined in LL while microbiological analysis was performed on ST. Bacterial counts generally increased with increasing aging time and the limit for fresh meat was reached at day 14 post mortem...
June 2016: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
K J Phelps, J S Drouillard, M B Silva, L D F Miranda, S M Ebarb, C L Van Bibber-Krueger, T G O'Quinn, J M Gonzalez
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of steak location and postmortem aging on cooked meat tenderness and myofibrillar protein degradation of steaks from M. semitendinosus (ST). Following harvest and a 6 d chill period, the left ST was removed from carcasses of crossbred feedlot steers ( = 60, average hot carcass weight 427 ± 24 kg). Each ST was fabricated into ten 2.54-cm thick steaks originating from the proximal to distal end of the muscle. Steaks cut adjacent to each other were paired, vacuum packaged, and randomly assigned to 7, 14, 21, 42, or 70 d of aging at 2 ± 1°C...
January 2016: Journal of Animal Science
Nannan Jiang, Jia Yin, Liping Wen
Papain is a proteolytic enzyme which is widely used in food industry, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Occupational and non-occupational papain allergies have previously been documented; however, there are limited publications about papain allergy with its relative fruit allergy. Here, we present a case of occupational, IgE-mediated papain allergy with kiwi fruit and fig fruit allergy. A 53-year-old man suffered from rhinitis for several years, with the onset of his symptoms coinciding with the time he started to work at a sausage processing plant where papain is often used as a meat tenderizer...
March 2016: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
Kazeem D Adeyemi, Azad B Sabow, Rafiat M Shittu, Roselina Karim, Awis Q Sazili
BACKGROUND: Improving the unsaturated fatty acid content of ruminant meat is essential due to the generally saturated nature of fatty acids in ruminant meat and the negative effects this can have on human health. Nonetheless, enhancing the unsaturated fatty acid content of ruminant meat can have adverse effects on the shelf life and quality attributes of the meat. This study assessed the effects of dietary 80 % canola oil and 20 % palm oil blend (CPOB) on fatty acid composition, antioxidants, oxidative spoilage, cholesterol and physicochemical properties of semimembranosus (SM) muscle from goats...
2015: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
Jared Klein, Kathryn Baxstrom, Stephen Donnelly, Patrick Feasel, Paul Koles
A 46-year-old woman presented to two emergency departments within 12 hours because of acute abdominal pain. Physical exam demonstrated tenderness and epigastric guarding. An ultrasound was interpreted as negative; she was discharged home. Later that evening, she was found dead. Postmortem exam revealed acute hemorrhagic necrosis of a segment of jejunum secondary to volvulus. Clinical clues suggesting presentations of small bowel volvulus are usually nonspecific; the diagnosis is typically confirmed at surgery...
2015: Case Reports in Medicine
Miglena Komforti, Maria A Selim, Jane S Bellet
Cutaneous leiomyomata, which are benign smooth muscle neoplasms, commonly present as dermal-based nodules or papules with smooth borders and firm consistency. Digital, particularly subungual leiomyomata are quite rare. A 16-year-old female presented to nail clinic complaining of discoloration of the lunula of the left thumbnail for 2.5 months. On initial examination, a pink longitudinal band was present in the center of the nail plate, with yellow discoloration and distal onycholysis. The patient had only mild tenderness with firm palpation, and did not recall trauma of the area...
April 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Qiao-nan Wang, Xu-jun Ye, Jin-meng Li, Yu-zhao Xiao, Yong He
Nitrogen is a necessary and important element for the growth and development of fruit orchards. Timely, accurate and nondestructive monitoring of nitrogen status in fruit orchards would help maintain the fruit quality and efficient production of the orchard, and mitigate the pollution of water resources caused by excessive nitrogen fertilization. This study investigated the capability of hyperspectral imagery for estimating and visualizing the nitrogen content in citrus canopy. Hyperspectral images were obtained for leaf samples in laboratory as well as for the whole canopy in the field with ImSpector V10E (Spectral Imaging Ltd...
March 2015: Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi, Guang Pu
T Furuishi, T Ishigami, T Endo, H Nagase, M Okada, I Nishiyama, A Jo, K Terao, H Ueda
Actinidin (ATD) is a cysteine protease found in kiwifruit. It is used to tenderize meat and to enhance the digestion of proteins in the small intestine. However, ATD is unstable during freeze-drying, which alters its bioactivity. It is well known that sugars have the ability to protect proteins from the stress of freeze-drying. In this study, we investigated the protective effect of various saccharides on the stability of ATD during freeze-drying. The ATD activities of the samples containing γ-cyclodextrin (CyD) showed only a small decrease, and compared with trehalose and sucrose, γ-CyD was a more effective stabilizer for ATD...
May 2015: Die Pharmazie
W Evan Rivers, David Garrigues, Joseph Graciosa, R Norman Harden
OBJECTIVE: Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is highly prevalent in pain medicine, yet there is no "gold standard" or set of validated diagnostic criteria for clinical or research use. A survey collected clinician perspectives on MPS to foster the development of a formal case definition for empirical validation. DESIGN: International survey. METHODS: Clinician members of the International Association for the Study of Pain and the American Academy of Pain Medicine received a survey of the symptoms and signs of MPS and expected response to treatment...
September 2015: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
R Marino, A Della Malva, M Albenzio
The aim of this study was to understand the relationship between changes in postmortem degradation of myofibrillar proteins and tenderness development in 3 different muscles from 10 Podolian young bulls aged 1, 7, 14, and 21 d. Psoas major (PM), longissimus dorsi (LD), and semitendinosus muscle () were removed from each half carcass 24 h postmortem. Meat chemical composition, Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBSF), myofibril fragmentation index (MFI), total collagen content, and changes in myofibrillar proteins were estimated in triplicate at each aging time...
March 2015: Journal of Animal Science
Shaw-Ruey Lyu, Ching-Chih Lee, Chia-Chen Hsu
Knee pain is a prevailing health problem of middle and old age. Medial plica-related medial abrasion syndrome (MAS), although a well-known cause of knee pain in younger individuals, has rarely been investigated in older individuals. This prospective study was conducted to investigate the prevalence and clinical manifestations of this syndrome as a cause of knee pain in middle and old age. The outcomes of arthroscopic treatment for this syndrome were also evaluated.A total of 232 knees of 169 patients >40 years of age (41-82, median: 63 years old) suffering from chronic knee pain were analyzed...
April 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
Anandaravi Bn, Jagadish Kumar Cd, Sreejith Ps, Mayur M, Roopa Urs
Fibromatosis are rare, accounting for 0.03% of all tumours. Mesenteric fibromatosis is a very rare (8% of all desmoid neoplasm). Aggressive fibromatosis of mesentery is a rare surgical problem affecting 2-4 per million people. Females are more commonly affected than males (Estrogen acts as a growth factor). It is locally invasive and tends to recur but never metastasize. Here, we are discussing about 24-year-old male presented with progressive abdomen distension associated with pain since one month. Abdominal examination showed a firm non-tender intra-abdominal mass, measuring around 15x14 cm size, with intrinsic mobility, which was perpendicular to mesenteric line, all borders were well-made out...
February 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Shogo Tajima, Aki Ohkubo, Matsumi Yoshida, Kenji Koda, Ichirota Nameki
There have been approximately 10 reports in English literature of cases of Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors (EFT) arising in the maxillary sinus. In this location, some tumors mimic EFT, and are more frequently encountered. Herein, we present an additional case of an EFT originating in the maxillary sinus. The patient was a 15-year-old boy complaining of a non-tender swelling of the left cheek. Laboratory tests showed no abnormalities. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass centered in the maxillary sinus with degeneration of the surrounding bones...
2015: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology
Juan C Zuil-Escobar, Carmen B Martínez-Cepa, Jose A Martín-Urrialde, Antonia Gómez-Conesa
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the reliability of the used diagnostic criteria of latent trigger points (LTrPs) and pressure pain thresholds and to evaluate the prevalence of LTrPs in several muscles of the lower limb in subjects with a lower medial longitudinal arch (MLA) compared with controls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: University campus. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects with a lower limb MLA (n=82) and controls (n=82) (N=164)...
June 2015: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Michael F McConnell, Kelly T Bradley, Stan L Weiss, Richard M Cantor
The urachus is a tubular structure extending from the dome of the bladder to the umbilicus. Normally, this allantoic and cloacal remnant obliterates into a fibrous band by late fetal development. Urachal abnormalities include a patent urachus, urachal cyst, umbilical urachal sinus, and a vesicourachal diverticulum. These abnormalities are most often asymptomatic and only come to clinical attention when associated with infection. A 2-month-old male infant presented to our tertiary pediatric hospital with several days of intermittent fevers and a focal region of swelling and erythema over the umbilicus...
February 2015: Pediatric Emergency Care
Stanislav Sergienko, Leonid Kalichman
BACKGROUND: Shoulder pain is a common problem imposing a considerable burden on the affected person and society. Since interventions targeting traditional musculoskeletal conditions are usually only moderately effective, myofascial origin can be suggested as an alternative possible source of shoulder pain. OBJECTIVES: To examine current evidence associated with myofascial origin of shoulder pain, with emphasis on diagnosis, prevalence and treatment efficacy. METHODS: PubMed, Google Scholar and PEDro databases were searched from inception until December 2013 for terms relating to myofascial pain in the shoulder area...
January 2015: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Shogo Tajima, Michihiko Waki, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Nagata, Hana Fukano, Md Amir Hossen, Shoji Hoshi, Takahiro Takeuchi
Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL), which involves the lumen of small vessels, is a rare variant of extranodal diffuse large B-cell lymphomas. Herein, we present a case of IVLBCL manifesting as cholecystitis in a 77-year-old Japanese man. He presented with fever, fatigue, and weight loss. Physical examination revealed tenderness of the right upper quadrant. The white blood cell count and C-reactive protein levels were elevated. Computed tomography revealed gallbladder thickening and pericholecystic fluid collection; these observations were consistent with the diagnosis of cholecystitis...
2014: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology
Solomon S Lee, Brian L Baker, Joshua D G Gapp, Andrew E Rosenberg, Paul B Googe
We report a rare case of ossifying plexiform tumor in a 64-year-old female. The patient had a 2-year history of gradual hardening of the right thumb pad and pain that radiated up the forearm. Physical examination showed a tender, mobile 2-cm subcutaneous nodule distending the tip of the right thumb. The biopsy specimen showed a well-delineated tumor with multiple lobules of epithelioid and spindled cells arranged in a plexiform pattern separated by fibrous bands and having foci of bone formation. The neoplastic cells had scant-to-moderate amphophilic cytoplasm with mild nuclear pleomorphism in a myxocollagenous background...
January 2015: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
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