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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538570/postoperative-patient-and-parent-reported-outcomes-for-children-with-congenital-hand-differences-a-systematic-review
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Rebecca S Bickham, Jennifer F Waljee, Kevin C Chung, Joshua M Adkinson
BACKGROUND: Patient- and parent-reported outcomes are increasingly considered as measures of treatment effectiveness for congenital conditions. The authors' specific aim was to review the use of patient- and parent-reported outcomes of quality of life, activities of daily living, perception of hand appearance, and satisfaction after reconstruction for congenital hand differences. METHODS: The authors reviewed articles addressing congenital hand differences from PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE published between January of 1966 and October of 2016...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531806/standard-body-space-relationships-fingers-hold-spatial-information
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Daniele Romano, Francesco Marini, Angelo Maravita
The representation of the body in the brain is constantly updated to allow optimal sensorimotor interactions with the external world. In addition to dynamic features, body representation holds stable features that are still largely unknown. In the present work we explored the hypothesis that body parts have preferential associations with relative spatial locations. Specifically, in three experiments, we found consistent preferential associations between the index finger and the top position, and between the thumb and the bottom position...
May 19, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525958/necessity-of-immobilizing-the-metacarpophalangeal-joint-in-carpometacarpal-osteoarthritis-short-term-effect
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Raquel Cantero-Téllez, Kristin Valdes, Deborah A Schwartz, Ivan Medina-Porqueres, Jean Christophe Arias, Jorge H Villafañe
BACKGROUND: Conservative treatment for carpometacarpal (CMC) joint osteoarthritis (OA) may include orthotic fabrication to decrease pain. Different types of orthoses have been used as conservative interventions to improve symptoms, but there are no guidelines specifying if inclusion of the thumb metacarpophalangeal (MCP) in an orthosis is required in the treatment of thumb CMC joint OA. The main objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of 2 different thumb CMC joint orthotic designs on pain reduction and improved hand function: one design immobilizes both the MCP joint and the CMC joint and the other design immobilizes only the CMC joint...
May 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523332/apert-syndrome-clinical-case
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Mirela Anişoara Siminel, Cristian Ovidiu NeamŢu, Damian DiŢescu, Mircea Cătălin ForŢofoiu, Alexandru Cristian Comănescu, Marius Bogdan Novac, Simona Daniela NeamŢu, Adrian Gluhovschi
Apert syndrome - acrocephalosyndactyly - is a rare autosomal dominant disorder representing 1:65 000 cases of living newborns. Characteristic malformations of the Apert syndrome are early craniostenosis, microviscerocranium and II-V finger syndactyly of hand and toes with proximal phalanx of the bilateral thumb "in delta". It is difficult to determine prenatal diagnosis in the second quarter, when examining the morphology of fetal signs; the dysmorphism signs appeared in the third pregnancy quarter. We present here the case of a newborn with Apert syndrome that was born prematurely in our Clinic after a monitored pregnancy, where there was issued a suspicion of cranio-facial dysmorphism, malposition and malformation of the feet and hands in the third quarter of prenatal pregnancy...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515649/effect-of-persimmon-peel-diospyros-kaki-thumb-extracts-on-lipid-and-protein-oxidation-of-raw-ground-pork-during-refrigerated-storage
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Ju-Hui Choe, Hack-Youn Kim, Cheon-Jei Kim
The inhibition effect of persimmon peel extracts (PPE) (0.05(PPE-0.05), 0.1(PPE-0.1), and 0.2 g(PPE-0.2) per meat sample) on lipid and protein oxidation of pork patties during chilled storage for 12 days were investigated and compared to ascorbic acid (As-0.05) and butylhydroxytoluene (BHT) (BHT-0.01). The meat samples treated with PPE had greater (p<0.05) a* values comparing control in raw pork patties meat from day 4 of storage. The addition of PPE at all concentrations on meat samples effectively inhibited the formation of oxidation products as shown by decreasing conjugated dienes (CD), peroxide values (POVs), thiobarbituric acid reaction substances (TBARS), and carbonyl content during chilled storage for 12 d...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515629/microbial-competition-in-environmental-nosocomial-reservoirs-and-diffusion-capacity-of-oxa48-klebsiella-pneumoniae-potential-impact-on-patients-and-possible-control-methods
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R Herruzo, G Ruiz, M J Vizcaino, L Rivas, V Pérez-Blanco, M Sanchez
BACKGROUND: We have found clusters of Klebsiella pneumoniae with OXA48-carbepenemase cases in some hospital rooms, and decided to investigate whether bathroom siphons could be a reservoir for OXA48 bacteria, as occurs with K. oxytoca with other types of carbepenemases. METHODS: We evaluated the microbial competition between strains with OXA48 and VIM carbepenemases, in diluted nutrient-broth, on a slime germ-carrier. We compared the number of colonies at 5 and 10 days on the contaminated carriers with one or two strains...
March 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514307/exome-sequencing-identifies-a-de-novo-mutation-of-ctnnb1-gene-in-a-patient-mainly-presented-with-retinal-detachment-lens-and-vitreous-opacities-microcephaly-and-developmental-delay-case-report-and-literature-review
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Niu Li, Yufei Xu, Guoqiang Li, Tingting Yu, Ru-En Yao, Xiumin Wang, Jian Wang
RATIONALE: The CTNNB1 (β-catenin) gene is well known for its crucial role in cell adhesion and the Wnt-signaling pathway. Previous studies have shown that gain-of-function mutations in the CTNNB1 gene contribute to the occurrence and development of a variety of carcinomas in humans. Recently, de novo, heterozygous, loss-of-function mutations of the CTNNB1 gene were found that partially explain intellectual disability in some patients. Other major clinical symptoms in these patients included microcephaly, abnormal facial features, motor delays, speech impairments, and deformities of the hands and feet...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513545/a-study-on-immersion-and-presence-of-a-portable-hand-haptic-system-for-immersive-virtual-reality
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Mingyu Kim, Changyu Jeon, Jinmo Kim
This paper proposes a portable hand haptic system using Leap Motion as a haptic interface that can be used in various virtual reality (VR) applications. The proposed hand haptic system was designed as an Arduino-based sensor architecture to enable a variety of tactile senses at low cost, and is also equipped with a portable wristband. As a haptic system designed for tactile feedback, the proposed system first identifies the left and right hands and then sends tactile senses (vibration and heat) to each fingertip (thumb and index finger)...
May 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511760/some-thumbs-up-some-down-on-telehealth-quality-of-care
#9
Richard Mark Kirkner
Evaluating the quality of telemedicine care is about as easy as evaluating the quality of health care, period, and researchers are still ironing out the methodological kinks. That may be one reason research results are all over the place. This article involved reviewing nine such studies, and the findings are a mixed bag.
April 2017: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511506/an-assessment-of-correlation-between-dermatoglyphic-patterns-and-sagittal-skeletal-discrepancies
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Susha Miriam George, Biju Philip, Deepika Madathody, Manu Mathew, Jose Paul, Johnson Prakash Dlima
INTRODUCTION: Investigators over years have been fascinated by dermatoglyphic patterns which has led to the development of dermatoglyphics as a science with numerous applications in various fields other than being the best and most widely used method for personal identification. AIM: To assess the correlation between dermatoglyphic patterns and sagittal skeletal discrepancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 180 patients, aged 18-40 years, were selected from those who attended the outpatient clinic of the Deparment of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Mar Baselios Dental College, Kothamangalam, Kerala, India...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511308/-blood-borne-occupational-exposure-and-protection-in-medical-staff-of-a-traditional-chinese-medicine-hospital
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Z G Zhang, Q X Wei, Z P Yang, Q M Wei, X M Wang, X L Wang
Objective: To investigate blood-borne occupational exposure and related protection in the medical staff of a traditional Chinese medicine hospital, and to provide a reference for reducing the risk of blood-borne occupational exposure. Methods: Forty-eight medical workers with blood-borne occupational exposure in 2015 were selected to analyze the incidence of blood-borne occupational exposure, influencing factors, operations that caused blood-borne occupational exposure, pathogens, and occupational protection...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510782/memory-guided-force-control-in-healthy-younger-and-older-adults
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Kristina A Neely, Shaadee Samimy, Samantha L Blouch, Peiyuan Wang, Amanda Chennavasin, Michele T Diaz, Nancy A Dennis
Successful performance of a memory-guided motor task requires participants to store and then recall an accurate representation of the motor goal. Further, participants must monitor motor output to make adjustments in the absence of visual feedback. The goal of this study was to examine memory-guided grip force in healthy younger and older adults and compare it to performance on behavioral tasks of working memory. Previous work demonstrates that healthy adults decrease force output as a function of time when visual feedback is not available...
May 16, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509696/on-top-index-pollicization-after-a-partial-amputation-of-a-syndactylized-hypoplastic-thumb-in-a-patient-with-townes-brocks-syndrome
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Mia Lorencin, Kresimir Bulic
Townes-Brocks syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by multiple malformations, including thumb anomalies. Thumb hypoplasia poses a specific problem, where a deficient thumb creates a significant handicap in hand function. The treatment goal is enabling pinch and grip activity, and the preferred procedure for a severely hypoplastic thumb is index finger pollicization. We present a case of on-top index pollicization in a 10-year-old, after a partial amputation of a previously syndactylized hypoplastic thumb, with a well-formed first carpometacarpal joint...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508978/acute-tumoral-calcinosis-due-to-severe-hyperphosphatemia-in-a-maintenance-hemodialysis-patient
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Keizo Nishime, Hiroki Takahashi
We report the case of a maintenance hemodialysis patient with severe hyperphosphatemia (26.6 mg/dL) who developed acute tumoral calcinosis. The patient started receiving maintenance hemodialysis after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The patient's phosphate levels suddenly increased. He had not taken the prescribed phosphate binders for the past 5 years. He noticed swelling of the palmar aspects of his right thumb, which was diagnosed as tumoral calcinosis. His serum phosphate level reached 26...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508799/comparison-of-body-weight-trend-algorithms-for-prediction-of-heart-failure-related-events-in-home-care-setting
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Alphons Eggerth, Robert Modre-Osprian, Dieter Hayn, Peter Kastner, Gerhard Pölzl, Günter Schreier
BACKGROUND: Automatic event detection is used in telemedicine based heart failure disease management programs supporting physicians and nurses in monitoring of patients' health data. OBJECTIVES: Analysis of the performance of automatic event detection algorithms for prediction of HF related hospitalisations or diuretic dose increases. METHODS: Rule-Of-Thumb and Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) algorithm were applied to body weight data from 106 heart failure patients of the HerzMobil-Tirol disease management program...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506169/painful-snapping-of-thumb-caused-by-osteochondroma-of-trapezium
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Navapong Anantavorasakul, Chairoj Uerpairojkit, Somsak Leechavengvongs
Osteochondroma is the most common benign bone tumor. Lesions occurring at the carpal bones are extremely rare. There are very few cases of osteochondroma at the trapezium had been reported in the English literature. We reported a 47-year-old patient with an osteochondroma of the left trapezium presented with painful snapping of abductor pollicis longus tendon.
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506168/trigger-finger-an-atraumatic-medical-phenomenon
#17
Angelo V Vasiliadis, Iraklis Itsiopoulos
Trigger finger is a mechanical problem with many etiological factors as possible causes, such as diabetes mellitus, carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive finger movements. Although it can afflict anyone, it is much commoner in middle-aged women than men and the most commonly involved digit is reported to be the thumb. The diagnosis is mainly based on clinical symptoms during examination and first-line treatment is conservative with splinting and corticosteroid injections. Surgical open release is the "gold standard" of trigger finger treatment because it allows more careful inspection of the surgical area and is highly effective with low complication rates...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506146/the-impact-of-shoulder-abduction-loading-on-volitional-hand-opening-and-grasping-in-chronic-hemiparetic-stroke
#18
Yiyun Lan, Jun Yao, Julius P A Dewald
BACKGROUND: Up to 60% of individuals with moderate to severe chronic hemiparetic stroke experience excessive involuntary wrist/finger flexion that constrains functional hand movements including hand opening. It's not known how stroke-induced brain injury impacts volitional hand opening and grasping forces as a result of the expression of abnormal coupling between shoulder abduction and wrist/finger flexion or the flexion synergy. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to understand how shoulder abduction loading affects volitional hand opening and grasping forces in individuals with moderate to severe chronic hemiparetic stroke...
June 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504821/why-you-cannot-transform-your-way-out-of-trouble-for-small-counts
#19
David I Warton
While data transformation is a common strategy to satisfy linear modeling assumptions, a theoretical result is used to show that transformation cannot reasonably be expected to stabilize variances for small counts. Under broad assumptions, as counts get smaller, it is shown that the variance becomes proportional to the mean under monotonic transformations g(·) that satisfy g(0)=0, excepting a few pathological cases. A suggested rule-of-thumb is that if many predicted counts are less than one then data transformation cannot reasonably be expected to stabilize variances, even for a well-chosen transformation...
May 15, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503941/pyrrolo-2-1-a-isoquinoline-and-pyrrole-alkaloids-from-sinomenium-acutum
#20
Hai-Ning Lv, Ke-Wu Zeng, Ming-Bo Zhao, Yong Jiang, Peng-Fei Tu
Two pyrrolo[2,1-a]isoquinolines (1 and 2) and three pyrrole alkaloids (3-5), including three new ones, named sinopyrines A-C (1-3), were isolated from the 95% EtOH extract of the stems and rhizomes of Sinomenium acutum (Thumb.) Rehd. et Wils. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic data. This is the first report of pyrrole-bearing natural compounds from the family Menispermaceae.
May 15, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
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