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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434716/a-bioinformatics-analysis-of-3400-lytic-polysaccharide-oxidases-from-family-aa9
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Nicolas Lenfant, Matthieu Hainaut, Nicolas Terrapon, Elodie Drula, Vincent Lombard, Bernard Henrissat
Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases of family AA9 catalyze the oxidative cleavage of glycosidic bonds in cellulose and related polysaccharides. The N-terminal half of AA9 LPMOs displays a huge sequence variability that is in contradiction with the substrate simplicity so far observed for these enzymes. To understand the cause of the high multigenicity that prevails in the family, we have performed a clustering analysis of the N-terminal region of 3400 sequences of family AA9 LPMOs, and have evaluated the coincidence of the clusters with distal visible features that may accompany functional differences...
April 13, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431578/is-the-effectiveness-of-patellofemoral-bracing-modified-by-patellofemoral-alignment-and-trochlear-morphology
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Xi Zhang, Jillian P Eyles, Joanna Makovey, Matthew J Williams, David J Hunter
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to determine if the effectiveness of patellofemoral bracing as a treatment for patellofemoral osteoarthritis is influenced by patellofemoral joint alignment and trochlear morphology. We hypothesized that those with more extreme patellar malalignment would benefit more from bracing. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients who had received bracing as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for patellofemoral osteoarthritis were selected for this study...
April 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427872/abduction-brace-versus-antirotation-sling-after-arthroscopic-cuff-repair-the-effects-on-pain-and-function
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Freek Hollman, Nienke Wolterbeek, Jacco A C Zijl, Sjoerd P M van Egeraat, Ronald N Wessel
PURPOSE: To study the effects on pain as the main outcome parameter and on function and cuff integrity as the secondary outcome parameters after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in the short term comparing the abduction brace with an antirotation sling for postoperative shoulder immobilization. METHODS: Eligible patients were between the ages of 18 and 75 years who were diagnosed with a traumatic or degenerative tear of the supraspinatus and/or infraspinatus tendon, confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging, for which an arthroscopic footprint repair was indicated and performed...
April 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401027/beneficial-effects-of-childhood-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-in-adulthood
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T S Park, Caleb Edwards, Jenny L Liu, Deanna M Walter, Matthew B Dobbs
 Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) has been used to treat children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) for over three decades. However, little is known about the outcomes of childhood SDR in adults.  Objectives: 1) To study the effects of childhood SDR on the quality of life and ambulatory function in adult life. 2) To determine late side effects of SDR in adults.   Methods: Adults (> 17.9 years) who underwent SDR in childhood (2 - 17.9 years) between 1987 and 2013 were surveyed in 2015. Patients completed a survey, including questions on demographic information, quality of life, health, surgical outcomes, motor function, manual ability, pain, braces/orthotics, post-SDR treatment, living situation, education level, work status, and side effects of SDR...
March 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393345/-bracing-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Yi-Fang Lo, Yu-Chu Huang
Scoliosis is a common medical problem, with an incidence of between 0.47% and 5.2% in the general population globally. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) accounts for nearly 80% of all scoliosis. Young people with AIS often experience negative social consequences in association with their condition. Without proper and timely treatment, the potential resulting disabilities range from trunk deformity, pain, and neurological complications to compromised cardiopulmonary function, all of which may cause lifelong suffering...
April 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375900/an-excellent-study-of-operative-versus-nonoperative-treatment-of-humeral-shaft-fractures-commentary-on-an-article-by-fabio-teruo-matsunaga-md-phd-et-al-minimally-invasive-osteosynthesis-with-a-bridge-plate-versus-a-functional-brace-for-humeral-shaft-fractures
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375891/minimally-invasive-osteosynthesis-with-a-bridge-plate-versus-a-functional-brace-for-humeral-shaft-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Fabio Teruo Matsunaga, Marcel Jun Sugawara Tamaoki, Marcelo Hide Matsumoto, Nicola Archetti Netto, Flavio Faloppa, Joao Carlos Belloti
BACKGROUND: Nonoperative treatment has historically been considered the standard for fractures of the shaft of the humerus. Minimally invasive bridge-plate osteosynthesis for isolated humeral shaft fractures has been proven to be a safe technique, with good and reproducible results. This study was designed to compare clinical and radiographic outcomes between patients who had been treated with bridge plate osteosynthesis and those who had been managed nonoperatively with a functional brace...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347601/scoliosis-in-rett-syndrome-progression-comorbidities-and-predictors
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John T Killian, Jane B Lane, Hye-Seung Lee, Steve A Skinner, Walter E Kaufmann, Daniel G Glaze, Jeffrey L Neul, Alan K Percy
BACKGROUND: Scoliosis is prominent in Rett syndrome (RTT). Following the prior report from the US Natural History Study, the onset and progression of severe scoliosis (≥40° Cobb angle) and surgery were examined regarding functional capabilities and specific genotypes, addressing the hypothesis that abnormal muscle tone, poor oral feeding, puberty, and delays or absence of sitting balance and ambulation may be responsible for greater risk in RTT. METHODS: The multicenter RTT Natural History Study gathered longitudinal data for classic RTT, including mutation type, scoliosis, muscle tone, sitting, ambulation, hand function, and feeding...
February 7, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318406/use-of-a-shoulder-abduction-brace-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-a-study-on-gait-performance-and-falls
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Yuma Sonoda, Takashi Nishioka, Ryo Nakajima, Shinji Imai, Piers Vigers, Taku Kawasaki
BACKGROUND: Fall prevention is essential in patients after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair because of the high risk of re-rupture. However, there are no reports related to falls that occur during the early postoperative period, while the affected limb is immobilized. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed gait performance and falls in patients using a shoulder abduction brace after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort and postoperative repeated measures...
March 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290931/prophylactic-ankle-bracing-in-military-settings-a-review-of-the-literature
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Thomas M Newman, Michael R Gay, W E Buckley
BACKGROUND: Within athletics and the military, ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries with the potential for long-term functional deficits. Incidence rates for ankle sprains within the military are one of the leading causes of limited duty days, especially during basic combat training, parachute training exercises, and in cadet populations. In 2008, the Department of Defense U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine report recommended that military personnel should wear semirigid ankle braces during parachuting, basketball, soccer, and other similar high-risk activities to reduce ankle sprain injuries...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274008/to-operate-or-not-to-operate-the-mid-shaft-fractures-of-the-clavicle-a-comparative-study-of-functional-outcomes-of-the-two-methods-of-management
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Sanath Kumar Shetty, Ragesh Chandran, Arjun Ballal, Lawrence John Mathias, Anoop Hegde, Ashwin Shetty
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the clavicle are some of the most common fractures which are seen in the adult population. Mid-shaft fractures of the clavicle are considered the most common form of clavicle fractures and about half of them are displaced fractures. They have been managed non-operatively over the years. However, severe displacement and comminution of these fractures have warranted the requirement of operative intervention, due to increased incidence of mal-union, worsening of shoulder functions etc...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268770/evaluation-of-a-variable-resistance-orthotic-knee-joint
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Andrew Herbert-Copley, Edward D Lemaire, Natalie Baddour
Knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) are full leg braces for individuals with knee extensor weakness, designed to support the person during weight bearing activities by preventing knee flexion. KAFOs typically result in an unnatural gait pattern and are primarily used for level ground walking. A novel variable resistance orthotic knee joint, the Ottawalk-Variable Speed (OWVS), was designed to address these limitations. This paper presents a pilot test to evaluate the OWVS functional performance during walking and stair descent...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265461/a-protocol-for-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-difference-between-functional-bracing-and-plaster-cast-for-the-treatment-of-ankle-fractures
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Rebecca S Kearney, Nick Parsons, Dipesh Mistry, Jonathan Young, Jaclyn Brown, Joanne O'Beirne-Elliman, Matthew Costa
BACKGROUND: UK Hospital Episode Statistics 2013-2014 recorded 57,286 fractures of the lower limb including the ankle. This figure is expected to continue to increase due to a greater population of older adults. Following an ankle fracture, patients usually have their ankle immobilised with a plaster cast. This provides maximum support for the healing ankle but is associated with stiffness and muscle wasting. A Cochrane Review has concluded that functional bracing may reduce muscle wasting and speed recovery of ankle movement...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260179/treatment-of-extra-articular-proximal-and-middle-phalangeal-fractures-of-the-hand-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
D Verver, L Timmermans, R A Klaassen, C H van der Vlies, D I Vos, N W L Schep
The aim of the study was to systematically review the patient reported and functional outcomes of treatment for extra-articular proximal or middle phalangeal fractures of the hand in order to determine the best treatment options. The review methodology was registered with PROSPERO. A systematic literature search was conducted in electronic bibliographic databases. Two independent reviewers performed screening and data extraction. The evaluation of quality of the included studies was performed using the Structured Effectiveness Quality Evaluation scale...
March 4, 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259265/benign-natural-history-of-spondylolysis-in-adolescence-with-midterm-follow-up
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Ted Sousa, David L Skaggs, Priscella Chan, Kent T Yamaguchi, Jerald Borgella, Christopher Lee, Jeffrey Sawyer, Alice Moisan, John M Flynn, Melissa Gunderson, M Timothy Hresko, Pierre D'Hemecourt, Lindsay M Andras
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVES: To use the Micheli Functional Scale to assess adolescent patients with spondylolysis treated conservatively at midterm follow-up. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND: Spondylolysis is a common source of back pain for adolescents and is generally managed with bracing and physical therapy. There is little data regarding the results of conservative management of spondylolysis over time. METHODS: Four major academic pediatric institutions performed a retrospective chart review of patients from 5 to 21 years of age with the initial diagnosis of spondylolysis...
March 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226959/evaluation-of-a-variable-resistance-orthotic-knee-joint
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Andrew Herbert-Copley, Edward D Lemaire, Natalie Baddour, Andrew Herbert-Copley, Edward D Lemaire, Natalie Baddour, Andrew Herbert-Copley, Natalie Baddour, Edward D Lemaire
Knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) are full leg braces for individuals with knee extensor weakness, designed to support the person during weight bearing activities by preventing knee flexion. KAFOs typically result in an unnatural gait pattern and are primarily used for level ground walking. A novel variable resistance orthotic knee joint, the Ottawalk-Variable Speed (OWVS), was designed to address these limitations. This paper presents a pilot test to evaluate the OWVS functional performance during walking and stair descent...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216756/outcome-of-anatomic-locking-plate-in-extraarticular-distal-humeral-shaft-fractures
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Deepak Jain, Gurpreet S Goyal, Rajnish Garg, Pankaj Mahindra, Mohammad Yamin, Harpal S Selhi
BACKGROUND: Extraarticular fractures of distal humerus are challenging injuries to treat because of complex anatomy and fracture patterns. Functional bracing may not provide adequate stability in these injuries and operative treatment with intramedullary nails or conventional plates also has the limitation of inadequate fixation in the short distal fragment. The 3.5 mm precontoured single column locking plate (extraarticular distal humerus plate [EADHP]) has been introduced to overcome this problem...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214465/acute-and-chronic-lateral-ankle-instability-diagnosis-management-and-new-concepts
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REVIEW
Rachel Shakked, Steven Sheskier
Lateral ankle instability is a common entity that can result in degenerative arthritis if left untreated. Acute ligament injuries should primarily be treated nonoperatively with a course of physical therapy and functional bracing. Chronic ankle instability is defined as mechanical or functional and can be diagnosed using a combination of history, physical examination, stress radiographs, and magnetic resonance imaging. After failure of nonoperative treatment, surgical treatment with anatomic ligament repair and inferior extensor retinaculum augmentation has the best clinical outcomes...
January 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197198/application-of-a-paraplegic-gait-orthosis-in-thoracolumbar-spinal-cord-injury
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Lang Shuai, Guo-Hua Yu, Zhen Feng, Wan-Song Wang, Wei-Ming Sun, Lu Zhou, Yin Yan
Paraplegic gait orthosis has been shown to help paraplegic patients stand and walk, although this method cannot be individualized for patients with different spinal cord injuries and functional recovery of the lower extremities. There is, however, a great need to develop individualized paraplegic orthosis to improve overall quality of life for paraplegic patients. In the present study, 36 spinal cord (below T4) injury patients were equally and randomly divided into control and observation groups. The control group received systematic rehabilitation training, including maintenance of joint range of motion, residual muscle strength training, standing training, balance training, and functional electrical stimulation...
December 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195986/functional-bracing-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
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Walter R Lowe, Ryan J Warth, Elizabeth P Davis, Lane Bailey
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the current literature on the use of functional knee braces after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with respect to clinical and in vivo biomechanical data. METHODS: A systematic search of both the PubMed and Embase databases was performed to identify all studies that reported clinical and/or in vivo biomechanical results of functional bracing versus nonbracing after ACL reconstruction. Extracted data included study design, surgical reconstruction techniques, postoperative rehabilitation protocols, objective outcomes, and subjective outcomes scores...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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