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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317654/short-thumb-opponens-orthosis-a-whale-of-a-design
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R Cantero-Téllez, Deborah A Schwartz, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Jean Christophe Arias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316926/apert-syndrome-with-s252w-fgfr2-mutation-and-characterization-using-phenomizer-an-indian-case-report
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Fulesh Kunwar, Shikha Tewari, Sonal R Bakshi
Human genetic disease needs differential diagnosis to optimize clinical management, enable prenatal detection, and genetic counselling. The current methods of robust DNA sequencing also require next generation phenotyping to match with for better interpretation of genotypic and phenotypic heterogeneity commonly observed. We report use of human ontology based phenotypic characterization with Phenomizer that gives statistical score for possible diagnoses based on which, the gene mutation was studied. A case of craniosynostosis which refers to a group of syndromes characterized by a premature fusion of skull was studied...
January 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315038/the-mirror-neuron-system-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients-with-low-disability
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Julio Plata-Bello, Yaiza Pérez-Martín, Abril Castañón-Pérez, Cristián Modroño, Helga Fariña, Estefanía Hernández-Martín, Montserrat González-Platas, Francisco Marcano, José Luis González-Mora
To study the visuospatial/visuoperceptive function using a mirror neuron system (MNS) based approach in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and a healthy control group. Two task-based fMRIs (an execution task and an observation task) and one resting-fMRI were performed in a group of MS patients (n = 24) and a group of healthy controls (n = 15). The execution and observation tasks consisted of the performance or observation of the index-thumb opposition task. Statistical parametric mapping approaches were used to identify differences in the brain activity and functional connectivity (FC) of the MNS between MS patients and healthy controls...
March 17, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314216/fingertip-forces-and-completion-time-for-index-finger-and-thumb-touchscreen-gestures
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Deanna S Asakawa, George H Crocker, Adam Schmaltz, Devin L Jindrich
Users actuate touchscreen computers by applying forces with their fingers to the touchscreen, although the amount and direction of the force is unknown. Our aim was to characterize the magnitude, direction and impulse of the force applied during single finger (tapping and sliding in four directions) and two finger gestures (stretch and pinch). Thirteen subjects performed repeated trials of each gesture. Mean(±SD) resultant force was 0.50(0.09)N for tap, 0.79(0.32)N to 1.18(0.47)N for sliding gestures, 1.47(0...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303363/test-retest-reliability-of-scotopic-full-field-electroretinograms-in-rabbits
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Jan Luebke, Alexandra Anton, Michael Bach
PURPOSE: To explore test-retest reliability of standard scotopic full-field ERG measurements in New Zealand White rabbits. The ERG is widely used for testing of retinal integrity after any ocular treatment. We here present detailed stimulus-response dependencies for single healthy and untreated animals, concentrating on test-retest reproducibility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five New Zealand White rabbits (aged 8-10 weeks, weight about 2.0-2.5 kg) underwent binocular ERG measurements after intramuscular anesthesia and pharmaceutical pupillary dilatation at a baseline day and 10 days later...
March 16, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302522/is-there-a-relationship-between-genetic-factors-and-the-incidence-and-severity-of-h1n1-in-kosova-a-preliminary-investigation-and-pointers-for-further-research
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Shemsedin Dreshaj, Avdulla J Alija, Patricia Schlagenhauf, Teuta Doda, Njomeza Geca, Ismet Bajraktari, Nikolaus Bresgen, Peter M Eckl
BACKGROUND: Host genetic factors may impact susceptibility to infection. A small number of studies have investigated the association between factors such as ABO blood groups and selected phenotypes on the incidence and severity of H1N1 infections with inconclusive results. METHODS: Using data from the Clinic of Infectious Diseases - University Clinical Centre Prishtina and based on the examination of 125 patients hospitalized with H1N1 in the period 2009-2014, the frequency of blood groups from ABO and Rhesus (Rh) systems as phenotypical markers were evaluated...
March 14, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300920/porokeratosis-of-mibelli-in-an-hiv-positive-patient
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Luiza de Queiroz Ottoni, Priscila Kakizaki, Rafael Ribeiro Pinheiro, José Alexandre de Souza Sittart, Neusa Yuriko Sakai Valente
Porokeratosis represents a group of disorders of epidermal keratinization that are characterized by one or more annular plaques surrounded by a histologically distinctive hyperkeratotic ridge-like border called the cornoid lamella. Many studies showed that organ transplantation and immunosuppression were associated in a significant number of cases. Furthermore, an association with squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma has been noted in all variants of porokeratosis. The rarity of this disorder and its atypical clinical presentation - a single lesion on the thumb of an HIV-positive male patient - motivated this report...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298142/effect-of-complete-syndesmotic-disruption-and-deltoid-injuries-and-different-reduction-methods-on-ankle-joint-contact-mechanics
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Jeremy LaMothe, Josh R Baxter, Susannah Gilbert, Conor I Murphy, Sydney C Karnovsky, Mark C Drakos
BACKGROUND: Syndesmotic injuries can be associated with poor patient outcomes and posttraumatic ankle arthritis, particularly in the case of malreduction. However, ankle joint contact mechanics following a syndesmotic injury and reduction remains poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to characterize the effects of a syndesmotic injury and reduction techniques on ankle joint contact mechanics in a biomechanical model. METHODS: Ten cadaveric whole lower leg specimens with undisturbed proximal tibiofibular joints were prepared and tested in this study...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295973/cutaneous-phaeohyphomycosis-in-a-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patient-caused-by-alternaria-rosae-first-case-report
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Amy W Liu, Allen C Bateman, Adam Greenbaum, Kanishka Garvin, Jill Clarridge, Jonathan Grim
Alternaria species have been reported as a rare cause of fungal infection in organ and stem cell transplant recipients, but to date no reports have been published of infection in humans caused by Alternaria rosae. Here, we report cutaneous A. rosae infection in a 66-year-old farmer with a history of primary myelofibrosis who had undergone allogeneic unrelated donor hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Forty-nine days post transplant, he presented with a nodule on the thumb with no findings suggestive of disseminated infection...
March 13, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295921/earlier-and-greater-hand-pre-shaping-in-the-elderly-a-study-based-on-kinematic-analysis-of-reaching-movements-to-grasp-objects
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Yoshiki Tamaru, Yasuo Naito, Takashi Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: Elderly people are less able to manipulate objects skilfully than young adults. Although previous studies have examined age-related deterioration of hand movements with a focus on the phase after grasping objects, the changes in the reaching phase have not been studied thus far. We aimed to examine whether changes in hand shape patterns during the reaching phase of grasping movements differ between young adults and the elderly. METHODS: Ten healthy elderly adults and 10 healthy young adults were examined using the Simple Test for Evaluating Hand Functions and kinetic analysis of hand pre-shaping reach-to-grasp tasks...
March 9, 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294698/the-relationship-between-the-golf-swing-plane-and-ball-impact-characteristics-using-trajectory-ellipse-fitting
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Andrew Morrison, Denise McGrath, Eric S Wallace
The trajectory of the clubhead close to ball impact during the golf swing has previously been shown to be planar. However, the relationship between the plane orientation and the orientation characteristics of the clubhead at ball impact has yet to be defined. Fifty-two male golfers (27 high skilled, 25 intermediate skilled) hit 40 drives each in an indoor biomechanics laboratory. This study successfully fitted the trajectory of the clubhead near impact to an ellipse for each swing for players of different skill levels to help better explain this relationship...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293554/sonic-hedgehog-signaling-in-limb-development
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Cheryll Tickle, Matthew Towers
The gene encoding the secreted protein Sonic hedgehog (Shh) is expressed in the polarizing region (or zone of polarizing activity), a small group of mesenchyme cells at the posterior margin of the vertebrate limb bud. Detailed analyses have revealed that Shh has the properties of the long sought after polarizing region morphogen that specifies positional values across the antero-posterior axis (e.g., thumb to little finger axis) of the limb. Shh has also been shown to control the width of the limb bud by stimulating mesenchyme cell proliferation and by regulating the antero-posterior length of the apical ectodermal ridge, the signaling region required for limb bud outgrowth and the laying down of structures along the proximo-distal axis (e...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292307/describing-knowledge-encounters-in-healthcare-a-mixed-studies-systematic-review-and-development-of-a-classification
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REVIEW
Dominic Hurst, Sharon Mickan
BACKGROUND: Implementation science seeks to promote the uptake of research and other evidence-based findings into practice, but for healthcare professionals, this is complex as practice draws on, in addition to scientific principles, rules of thumb and a store of practical wisdom acquired from a range of informational and experiential sources. The aims of this review were to identify sources of information and professional experiences encountered by healthcare workers and from this to build a classification system, for use in future observational studies, that describes influences on how healthcare professionals acquire and use information in their clinical practice...
March 14, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291442/attritional-rupture-of-the-extensor-pollicis-longus-tendon-due-to-calcified-extensor-carpi-radialis-tendon-group-a-case-report
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Kadir Ertem, Zeynep Maraş Özdemir, Gökay Görmeli, Muhammed Köroğlu
In this article, we report a case with spontaneous rupture of extensor pollicis longus tendon due to calcified extensor carpi radialis tendon group, which has not been published in the literature previously. Successful thumb extension was achieved in a 68-year-old male patient with the transfer of the extensor indicis proprius tendon at two months postoperatively. It appears that calcified extensor carpi radialis tendon group constitutes high risk for a possible attritional rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon...
April 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289621/posterior-interosseous-nerve-syndrome-resulting-from-parosteal-lipoma-of-the-proximal-radius-an-elusive-diagnosis-yet-excellent-outcome
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Muhammad Saaiq, Saad Siddiui
A 53-year old man presented with seven months history of progressive weakness of extension of the digits and the thumb of the left hand. The wrist extension was normal and sensations were also intact. The patient had also been noticing a progressively enlarging lump on the lower anterolateral aspect of the left antecubital fossa for the last three months. Physical examination andelectro diagnostic studies revealed motor deficit along the posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) distribution with preservation of sensations...
January 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286765/digital-lengthening-to-treat-finger-deficiency-an-experience-of-201-digits-in-104-patients
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Zhenyu Ding, Xiaozhong Zhu, Kai Fu, Xianyou Zheng
Objectives. We evaluated the results of digital lengthening by distraction and second-stage bone graft. Methods. We treated finger deficiency of 201 digits in 104 patients (68 males, 36 females) by digital distraction and second-stage bone graft. The distraction was performed with a rate of 1 mm/day (for the first ten days) and 0.5 mm/day followed by using a self-designed bilateral tubal-helical external fixator. The mean follow-up period was 42 months (range 6 to 60 months). Results. The mean lengthening was 29...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282762/a-comparison-between-the-two-methods-of-chest-compression-in-infant-and-neonatal-resuscitation-a-review-according-to-2010-cpr-guidelines
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Alexandros Douvanas, Christina Koulouglioti, Maria Kalafati
AIM: The quality of chest compression (CC) delivered during neonatal and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is identified as the most important factor to achieve the increase of survival rate without major neurological deficit to the patients. The objective of the study was to systematically review all the available studies that have compared the two different techniques of hand placement on infants and neonatal resuscitation, from 2010 to 2015 and to highlight which method is more effective...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280878/manual-estimations-of-functionally-graspable-target-objects-adhere-to-weber-s-law
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Matthew Heath, Joseph Manzone
The manual estimation task requires that participants separate the distance between their thumb and forefinger until they perceive it to match the size of a target object. Ganel and colleagues (Curr Biol 18:R599-R601, 2008a) demonstrated that manual estimations yield just-noticeable-difference (JND) scores that linearly increased with increasing target object size; that is, responses adhered to Weber's law and thus evince response mediation via relative and perception-based visual information. In turn, more recent work has reported that the size of a target object influences whether JNDs provide a reliable metric for evaluating the nature of the visual information supporting manual estimations...
March 9, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280678/the-medial-femoral-condyle-flap-for-reconstruction-of-intercondylar-pathological-fractures-of-the-thumb
#19
Chung-Chen Hsu, Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Yu-Te Lin, Cheng-Hung Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280661/reconstruction-of-wassel-type-vi-radial-polydactyly-with-triphalangeal-thumb-using-an-on-top-osteotomy
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Kaiying Shen, Zhigang Wang, Yunlan Xu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to present a novel surgical technique using an on-top osteotomy and to assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes for the triphalangeal Wassel type VI thumb duplication patients. METHODS: The surgical technique involves ablation of the radial thumb at distal one-third of the metacarpal, corresponding metacarpal osteotomy of the ulnar thumb, with amalgamation of 2 metacarpals and reconstruction of the ulnar thumb by a series of soft tissue procedures...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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