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Jianyun Lu, Min Guo, Hongfa Ligui, Kathy Wu, Yaping Xiang, Jinhua Huang, Lihua Gao
To evaluate efficacy of combined therapy with ozonated water and oil on patients with tinea pedis.
 Methods: A total of 60 patients with tinea pedis were divided into 2 groups in a randomized and blinded test. Patients in a control group were treated with naftinfine hydrochloride and ketoconazole cream once a day. Patients in an ozone group were treated with ozonated water bath and then ozonated oil topical application once a day. Patients in the 2 groups were treated for 4 weeks. Clinical and laboratory data were collected for both groups at the end of the 1st week, the 2nd week, and the 4th week...
February 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
A Amer, A Kakooza-Mwesige, G Jarl, J K Tumwine, H Forssberg, A-C Eliasson, L Hermansson
BACKGROUND: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) has been recommended as a gold standard in paediatric rehabilitation. A Ugandan version of PEDI (PEDI-UG) has been developed by culturally adapting and translating the original PEDI. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the PEDI-UG in Ugandan children by testing the instrument's rating scale functioning, internal structure, and test-retest reliability. METHODS: Two hundred forty-nine Ugandan children (125 girls) aged 6 months to 7...
March 13, 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
A Kakooza-Mwesige, J K Tumwine, H Forssberg, A-C Eliasson
BACKGROUND: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) was developed and standardized to measure functional performance in American children. So far, no published study has examined the use of the PEDI in sub-Saharan Africa. This study describes the adaptation, translation, and validation process undertaken to develop a culturally relevant PEDI for Uganda (PEDI-UG). METHOD: The cross-cultural adaptation and translation of the PEDI was performed in a series of steps...
March 12, 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
Peter D Fabricant, Joash R Suryavanshi, Jacob G Calcei, Robert G Marx, Roger F Widmann, Daniel W Green
BACKGROUND: Recent data have shown an increase in youth sports participation at younger ages, which may be linked to greater musculoskeletal injury risk. The Hospital for Special Surgery Pediatric Functional Activity Brief Scale (HSS Pedi-FABS) is a validated 8-item instrument designed to quantify the activity of children between 10 and 18 years old. Normative data on pediatric and adolescent activity level are unknown. PURPOSE: To establish normative activity-level data for American youth and to determine if there is a natural decrease in activity level during adolescence...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Melissa A Christino, Frances A Tepolt, Dai Sugimoto, Lyle J Micheli, Mininder S Kocher
BACKGROUND: Revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in pediatric patients has not been well studied. The purpose of this study was to assess the demographics, technique, and results of ACL revision surgery in children and adolescents. METHODS: This was a retrospective case series with outcomes assessment of patients 18 years old and younger who underwent revision ACL surgery over a 16-year period at a single institution. Medical records were reviewed for demographics, clinical and operative data, and patients were contacted for outcomes at a minimum of 1 year after revision surgery...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Kalpana Babu, Deepika C Parameswarappa
Purpose: We report an interesting case of atypical Tolosa Hunt syndrome with bilateral Sclerokeratitis and optic atrophy in a patient with Takayasu's arteritis. Observations: A 31-year- old lady presented with severe retroorbital pain in the right eye and right sided headache of 2 weeks duration. She had a history of 6th and 7th nerve palsies which improved with oral corticosteroids. Her BCVA was no perception of light in OD and 6/6 in OS. Slitlamp examination showed bilateral old sclerokeratitis and fundus examination showed bilateral optic atrophy...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Sharon V Thompson, Donna J Cech, Susan M Cahill, Joseph J Krzak
PURPOSE: The purpose of the current study was to examine how comprehensively the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT) addresses Activity and Participation components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). METHODS: Two raters individually linked the 276 items of the PEDI-CAT to the ICF using ICF linking rules, the PEDI-CAT manual, and the ICF browser. Agreement between reviewers was evaluated, and reliability of the linking process was assessed using Cohen's κ...
March 1, 2018: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Robert G Willson, Regina O Kostyun, Matthew D Milewski, Carl W Nissen
Background: Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the skeletally immature patient is frequently performed in hopes of preventing new or additional chondral damage and meniscal injuries. Patients within a few years of skeletal maturity are more at risk for ACL injuries than prepubescent patients, about whom several physeal-sparing techniques have been described. Reconstruction techniques in the former higher risk group need to be better understood. Purpose: To review a series of adolescent patients with ACL injuries surgically treated with the hybrid physeal-sparing technique...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Chih-Chien Yen, Chih-Hong Kao, Chien-Sung Tsai, Shin-Han Tsai
OBJECTIVE: Application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for life support has been widely used in various fields of resuscitation. When the common femoral artery (CFA) is used during cannulation for ECMO support in adults, it is often complicated by limb ischemia. Placement of distal perfusion catheter (DPC) can reduce the incidence of limb ischemia and increases the likelihood of limb preservation, but selection criteria is uncertain. METHODS: This is a retrospective study...
January 16, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
M Murgia, A Bernetti, M Delicata, C Massetti, E M Achilli, M Mangone, F Ioppolo, L Di Sante, V Santilli, G Galeoto, F Agostini, T Venditto
BACKGROUND: Childhood disabilities determine a range of immediate and long-term economic costs that have important implications for the well-being of the child, the family and the society. The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) measures capability and performance in children aged between 6 months and 7.5 years. It contains three scales: Functional Skills Scales (FSS), Caregiver Assistance Scale (CAS) and Modifications Scale (MS). The present study evaluated the measurement properties of the Italian version of the PEDI (PEDI-I) in patients with spastic cerebral palsy (CP)...
March 2018: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
Lauren K Hoffman, Isabelle Raymond, Leon Kircik
BACKGROUND: Tinea pedis is the most common dermatophyte infection. Treatment is critical to alleviate pruritic symptoms, to reduce the risk for secondary bacterial infection, and to limit the spread of infection to other body sites or other individuals. The objective of this study was to compare the abilities of econazole nitrate topical foam, 1% and ketoconazole cream (2%) to reduce pruritus, thus improving quality of life, and to determine patient preference for the foam product versus the cream product in patients with interdigital tinea pedis...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Punyawee Ongsri, Sumanas Bunyaratavej, Charussri Leeyaphan, Penvadee Pattanaprichakul, Pattachee Ongmahutmongkol, Chulaluk Komoltri, Kanokvalai Kulthanan
Background: Superficial fungal foot infection is one of the most important dermatological diseases currently affecting military personnel. Many Thai naval rating cadets are found to suffer from superficial fungal foot infections and their sequels. Objective: To investigate prevalence, potent risk factors, responding pathogens and clinical correlation of superficial fungal foot infection in Thai naval rating cadets training in Naval rating school, Sattahip, Thailand...
February 13, 2018: Military Medicine
S Farokhipor, S A Ghiasian, H Nazeri, M Kord, M Didehdar
OBJECTIVE: Dermatophytosis is one of the most common mycotic infections, which considered as a public health problem in the major of countries. This study evaluated the molecular epidemiology of dermatophytosis in patients referred to Farshchian hospital in Hamadan city with PCR-RFLP method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred and five specimens from clinically suspected patients of dermatophytosis were collected and analyzed by direct microscopic and culture. The isolates were identified by PCR-RFLP method using the MvaI restriction enzyme...
February 11, 2018: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
Sang Mi Park, Tae Hoon Lee, Rongjie Zhao, Youn Sook Kim, Ji Yun Jung, Chung A Park, Kyung Hwan Jegal, Sae Kwang Ku, Jae Kwang Kim, Chul Won Lee, Young Woo Kim, Il Je Cho, Won G An, Sang Chan Kim
Socheongryong-Tang (SCRT) is a natural medicine prescription that has been mainly used in East Asia for the treatment of inflammatory disorders, including asthma and allergic rhinitis. The present study evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of SCRT on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells and in a rat model of carrageenan (CA)-induced paw edema. Levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in the culture supernatant were quantified and nitric oxide (NO) production was monitored...
February 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
R Swart, A E Schutte, J M van Rooyen, C M C Mels
Selenium is an important co-factor for the optimal functioning of the antioxidant enzyme, glutathione peroxidase (GPx). Studies investigating the associations of selenium with blood pressure (BP) and hemodynamic measures are sparse. This study investigated whether 24h blood pressure, vascular resistance, arterial compliance and arterial stiffness relate to both serum selenium and GPx activity. In this cross-sectional study selenium levels, GPx activity, ambulatory blood pressure and arterial stiffness of 200 black and 209 white school teachers from South Africa were measured...
February 2018: Food Research International
Jeffrey Cannon, Gawri Rajakaruna, John Dyer, Jonathan Carapetis, Laurens Manning
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology and risk factors for primary episodes of severe lower leg cellulitis (LLC). METHODS: A longitudinal cohort study using state-wide data linkage of adults presenting to Western Australian (WA) hospitals with a first ever LLC from January 2002 to December 2013. To determine risk factors, medical records from the index patient, together with comparable data from controls matched by age, sex, postcode and month of admission were extracted...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Griet Dequeker, Anja Van Campenhout, Hilde Feys, Guy Molenaers
AIM: To explore the evolution of self-care and functional mobility after multilevel surgery in children and adolescents with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy and to identify factors affecting these outcomes. METHOD: Thirty-four participants (22 males, 12 females) were evaluated before surgery, and at 2 months, 6 months, 1 year, 18 months, and 2 years after surgery. Self-care was assessed with the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory Dutch edition. The Mobility Questionnaire47 (MobQues47) and Functional Mobility Scale (FMS) were used to measure functional mobility...
February 8, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
V Buder, M Augustin, I Schäfer, G Welsch, P Catala-Lehnen, K Herberger
BACKGROUND: The prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of onychomycosis is of great importance for professional athletes to avoid physical limitations by complications. So far, there is only little data on the prevalence of dermatomycosis in professional athletes. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to detect the prevalence of dermatomycosis in professional football players compared to the general population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The prospective, non-interventional, controlled study on the prevalence of dermatomycosis in professional football players was carried out on football players of a German Bundesliga team compared with a previously studied, equivalently aged German working population...
February 7, 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Alejandra Bravo-Molina, José Patricio Linares-Palomino, Blanca Vera-Arroyo, Luis Miguel Salmerón-Febres, Eduardo Ros-Díe
BACKGROUND: The aim of this cohort study was to assess the inter-observer agreement of three diabetic foot classification systems: the Wagner, the University of Texas and the PEDIS. METHODS: We included 250 consecutive patients diagnosed of diabetic foot syndrome in 2009-2013. Wound scores were recorded at admission and a reevaluation was performed simultaneously or 24h later by a different evaluator. Demographical, laboratory data and associated risk factors were obtained from the patients' medical records...
February 2018: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Xiangxia Zeng, Yunliang Tang, Kaixiang Hu, Wang Jiao, Liu Ying, Lingyan Zhu, Jianying Liu, Jixiong Xu
RATIONALE: Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a chronic complication of diabetes characterized by continuity, repeatability, and nonhealing. In recent years, mesenchymal stem cells hydrogel complex has been a new emerging technique in the treatment of DFU. The placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (PDMSCs) hydrogel is multipotent, and can secrete growth factors, cytokines, and immunomodulatory substances which could accelerate wound healing. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this case report, we present a 57-year-old female with type 2 diabetes mellitus and a 20-day DFU...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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