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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332201/gouty-involvement-of-the-patella-and-extensor-mechanism-of-the-knee-mimicking-aggressive-neoplasm-a-case-series
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Christopher Kester, Matthew T Wallace, James Jelinek, Albert Aboulafia
Gout is a common inflammatory crystal deposition disease that occurs in many joints throughout the body. Active gout is most often associated with painful synovitis causing searing joint pains, but gout can also produce large masses of space-occupying deposits called tophi. Tophi are most frequently seen in juxta-articular locations with or without bony erosion and are often misdiagnosed as degenerative joint disease. Soft tissue deposits and tendon involvement are also known manifestations of gout, but can present with indeterminate and alarming findings on imaging...
January 14, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331970/is-there-a-social-gradient-of-sarcopenia-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-protocol
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Darci Green, Gustavo Duque, Nick Fredman, Aoun Rizvi, Sharon Lee Brennan-Olsen
INTRODUCTION: Sarcopenia (or loss of muscle mass and function) is a relatively new area within the field of musculoskeletal research and medicine. Investigating whether there is a social gradient, including occupation type and income level, of sarcopenia, as observed for other diseases, will contribute significantly to the limited evidence base for this disease. This new information may inform the prevention and management of sarcopenia and widen the evidence base to support existing and future health campaigns...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331208/wrist-a-wrist-image-segmentation-toolkit-for-carpal-bone-delineation-from-mri
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Brent Foster, Anand A Joshi, Marissa Borgese, Yasser Abdelhafez, Robert D Boutin, Abhijit J Chaudhari
Segmentation of the carpal bones from 3D imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is commonly performed for in vivo analysis of wrist morphology, kinematics, and biomechanics. This crucial task is typically carried out manually and is labor intensive, time consuming, subject to high inter- and intra-observer variability, and may result in topologically incorrect surfaces. We present a method, WRist Image Segmentation Toolkit (WRIST), for 3D semi-automated, rapid segmentation of the carpal bones of the wrist from MRI...
December 28, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330958/do-muscles-constrain-skull-shape-evolution-in-strepsirrhines
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Anne-Claire Fabre, Jonathan M G Perry, Adam Hartstone-Rose, AuróLien Lowie, Andy Boens, MaÏtena Dumont
Despite great interest and decades of research, the musculoskeletal relationships of the masticatory system in primates are still not fully understood. However, without a clear understanding of the interplay between muscles and bones it remains difficult to understand the functional significance of morphological traits of the skeleton. Here, we aim to study the impacts of the masticatory muscles on the shape of the cranium and the mandible as well as their co-variation in strepsirrhine primates. To do so, we use 3D geometric morphometric approaches to assess the shape of each bone of the skull of 20 species for which muscle data are available in the literature...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330952/jaw-muscle-fiber-architecture-and-leverage-in-the-hard-object-feeding-sooty-mangabey-are-not-structured-to-facilitate-relatively-large-bite-forces-compared-to-other-papionins
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Andrea B Taylor, Claire E Terhune, Maxx Toler, Megan Holmes, Callum F Ross, Christopher J Vinyard
Numerous studies have sought to link craniofacial morphology with behavioral ecology in primates. Extant hard-object feeders have been of particular interest because of their potential to inform our understanding about the diets of early fossil hominins. Sooty mangabeys (Cercocebus atys) are hard-object feeders that frequently generate what have been described as audibly powerful bites at wide jaw gapes to process materially stiff and hard seeds. We address the hypothesis that sooty mangabeys have features of the masticatory apparatus that facilitate this feeding behavior by comparing fiber architecture and leverage of the masseter and temporalis muscles between sooty mangabeys and three papionin primates that do not specialize on hard objects...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330951/dynamic-musculoskeletal-functional-morphology-integrating-dicect-and-xromm
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Courtney P Orsbon, Nicholas J Gidmark, Callum F Ross
The tradeoff between force and velocity in skeletal muscle is a fundamental constraint on vertebrate musculoskeletal design (form:function relationships). Understanding how and why different lineages address this biomechanical problem is an important goal of vertebrate musculoskeletal functional morphology. Our ability to answer questions about the different solutions to this tradeoff has been significantly improved by recent advances in techniques for quantifying musculoskeletal morphology and movement. Herein, we have three objectives: (1) review the morphological and physiological parameters that affect muscle function and how these parameters interact; (2) discuss the necessity of integrating morphological and physiological lines of evidence to understand muscle function and the new, high resolution imaging technologies that do so; and (3) present a method that integrates high spatiotemporal resolution motion capture (XROMM, including its corollary fluoromicrometry), high resolution soft tissue imaging (diceCT), and electromyography to study musculoskeletal dynamics in vivo...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330759/-autoimmune-reactions-to-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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W Pönisch, R Alten, C Baerwald
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) have dramatically changed the face of cancer treatment and are gaining in importance. The ICIs have now been approved for the treatment of advanced cancers, including melanoma, non-small-cell and small cell lung cancers, renal cell carcinoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, head and neck cancers and urothelial carcinoma and further indications are to be expected. The organs most affected by an autoimmune reaction are the intestines, the musculoskeletal system, skin, endocrine organs, the liver and the lungs...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330756/-rheumatoid-symptoms-in-patients-with-hematologic-neoplasms
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REVIEW
S Kleinert, P La Rosée, K Krüger
Paraneoplastic syndromes in lymphatic or myeloid neoplasms can present with musculoskeletal symptoms, vasculitis-like or febrile symptoms. Hematologic diseases are also associated with rheumatic diseases whereas inflammatory rheumatic diseases are often associated with an increased risk for lymphoproliferative disease. Atypical disease characteristics, lack of disease-specific antibodies or therapeutic response are red flags for diagnosing paraneoplastic or coexistent malignant diseases. New onset of systemic symptoms, worsening of general condition, night sweats or weight loss need to be considered during follow-up and differential diagnostics...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330711/boosting-tendon-repair-interplay-of-cells-growth-factors-and-scaffold-free-and-gel-based-carriers
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REVIEW
Zexing Yan, Heyong Yin, Michael Nerlich, Christian G Pfeifer, Denitsa Docheva
BACKGROUND: Tendons are dense connective tissues and critical components for the integrity and function of the musculoskeletal system. Tendons connect bone to muscle and transmit forces on which locomotion entirely depends. Due to trauma, overuse and age-related degeneration, many people suffer from acute or chronic tendon injuries. Owing to their hypovascularity and hypocellularity, tendinopathies remain a substantial challenge for both clinicians and researchers. Surgical treatment includes suture or transplantation of autograft, allograft or xenograft, and these serve as the most common technique for rescuing tendon injuries...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330588/whole-body-3d-kinematics-of-bird-take-off-key-role-of-the-legs-to-propel-the-trunk
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Pauline Provini, Anick Abourachid
Previous studies showed that birds primarily use their hindlimbs to propel themselves into the air in order to take-off. Yet, it remains unclear how the different parts of their musculoskeletal system move to produce the necessary acceleration. To quantify the relative motions of the bones during the terrestrial phase of take-off, we used biplanar fluoroscopy in two species of birds, diamond dove (Geopelia cuneata) and zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). We obtained a detailed 3D kinematics analysis of the head, the trunk and the three long bones of the left leg...
January 6, 2018: Die Naturwissenschaften
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330560/altered-bone-remodeling-in-psoriatic-disease-new-insights-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Ananta Paine, Christopher Ritchlin
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory rheumatic disorder that occurs in patients with psoriasis and predominantly affects musculoskeletal structures, skin, and nails. The etiology of PsA is not well understood but evidence supports an interplay of genetic, immunologic, and environmental factors which promote pathological bone remodeling and joint damage in PsA. Localized and systemic bone loss due to increased activity of osteoclasts is well established in PsA based on animal models and translational studies...
January 12, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330165/survival-in-relation-to-multimorbidity-patterns-in-older-adults-in-primary-care-in-barcelona-spain-2010-2014-a-longitudinal-study-based-on-electronic-health-records
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Carolina Ibarra-Castillo, Marina Guisado-Clavero, Concepció Violan-Fors, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Tomàs López-Jiménez, Albert Roso-Llorach
BACKGROUND: Several studies have analysed the characteristics of multimorbidity patterns but none have evaluated the relationship with survival. The purpose of this study was to compare survival across older adults with different chronic multimorbidity patterns (CMPs). METHODS: Prospective longitudinal observational study using electronic health records for 190 108 people aged ≥65 years in Barcelona, Spain (2009-2014). CMPs were identified by cluster analysis...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329689/pediatric-obesity-current-concepts
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REVIEW
Donald E Greydanus, Marisha Agana, Manmohan K Kamboj, Saad Shebrain, Neelkamal Soares, Ransome Eke, Dilip R Patel
This discussion reflects on concepts of obesity in children and adolescents in the early 21st century. It includes reflections on its history, definition, epidemiology, diagnostic perspectives, psychosocial considerations, musculoskeletal complications, endocrine complications and principles of management. In addition to emphasis on diet and exercise, research and clinical applications in the second decade of the 21st century emphasize the increasing use of pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery for adolescent and adult populations with critical problems of overweight and obesity...
January 9, 2018: Disease-a-month: DM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329551/efficacy-and-safety-of-combined-treatment-of-miniscalpel-acupuncture-and-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-an-assessor-blinded-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Seungah Jun, Jung Hee Lee, Han Mi Gong, Yeon-Joong Chung, Ju-Ran Kim, Chung A Park, Seong Hun Choi, Geon-Mok Lee, Hyun-Jong Lee, Jae Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Chronic neck pain is a common musculoskeletal disease during the lifespan of an individual. With an increase in dependence on computer technology, the prevalence of chronic neck pain is expected to rise and this can lead to socioeconomic problems. We have designed the current pilot study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of miniscalpel acupuncture treatment combined with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients with chronic neck pain. METHODS: This seven-week clinical trial has been designed as an assessor-blinded, randomized controlled trial with three parallel arms...
January 12, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329430/increases-in-igf-1-after-anti-tnf-%C3%AE-therapy-are-associated-with-bone-and-muscle-accrual-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease
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Mark D DeBoer, Arthur M Lee, Kirabo Herbert, Jin Long, Meena Thayu, Lindsay M Griffin, Robert N Baldassano, Lee A Denson, Babette S Zemel, Michelle R Denburg, Rita Herskovitz, Mary B Leonard
Context: Low levels of IGF-1 in pediatric and adolescent Crohn's Disease (CD) likely contribute to bone and muscle deficits. Objective: Assess changes in IGF-1 levels and associations with bone and muscle accrual following initiation of anti-TNF-α therapy in pediatric and adolescent CD. Design and Participants: Participants (n=75, age 5-21 years) with CD were enrolled in a prospective cohort study; 63 completed the 12-month visit. Main Outcome Measures: IGF-1 levels at baseline and 10 weeks, and DXA and tibia peripheral quantitative-CT (pQCT) measures of bone and muscle at baseline and 12 months after initiation of anti-TNF-α therapy...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329344/maintenance-of-muscle-strength-retains-a-normal-metabolic-cost-in-simulated-walking-after-transtibial-limb-loss
#16
Elizabeth Russell Esposito, Ross H Miller
Recent studies on relatively young and fit individuals with limb loss suggest that maintaining muscle strength after limb loss may mitigate the high metabolic cost of walking typically seen in the larger general limb loss population. However, these data are cross-sectional and the muscle strength prior to limb loss is unknown, and it is therefore difficult to draw causal inferences on changes in strength and gait energetics. Here we used musculoskeletal modeling and optimal control simulations to perform a longitudinal study (25 virtual "subjects") of the metabolic cost of walking pre- and post-limb loss (unilateral transtibial)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329193/mustn1-a-developmentally-regulated-pan-musculoskeletal-cell-marker-and-regulatory-gene
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REVIEW
Michael Hadjiargyrou
The Mustn1 gene encodes a small nuclear protein (~9.6 kDa) that does not belong to any known family. Its genomic organization consists of three exons interspersed by two introns and it is highly homologous across vertebrate species. Promoter analyses revealed that its expression is regulated by the AP family of transcription factors, especially c-Fos, Fra-2 and JunD. Mustn1 is predominantly expressed in the major tissues of the musculoskeletal system: bone, cartilage, skeletal muscle and tendon. Its expression has been associated with normal embryonic development, postnatal growth, exercise, and regeneration of bone and skeletal muscle...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328683/fatigue-and-related-comorbidities-active-component-u-s-armed-forces-2007-2016
#18
Robert M Guido, Shauna Stahlman, Saixia Ying
Fatigue is a common complaint in the civilian population and may be a presenting symptom of more serious physical and mental disorders. Data from the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS) were utilized to characterize the incidence and burden of fatigue in active component military members from 1 January 2007 through 31 December 2016. A subanalysis of 3 years within this surveillance period (2012-2014) was also conducted to assess the burden of comorbidities related to incident fatigue and the strength of the association between fatigue and selected comorbidities...
December 2017: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327778/impact-of-physical-activity-and-body-mass-index-in-cardiovascular-and-musculoskeletal-health-a-review
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Morad Chughtai, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Nequesha Mohamed, Anton Khlopas, Nipun Sodhi, Assem A Sultan, Anil Bhave, Michael A Mont
Due to an increasing elderly population coupled with a growing obesity epidemic, there has been an increased prevalence in cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases. This has led to an increased burden in healthcare expenditures, now estimated to be over 17.8% of gross domestic product. As a result, physical activity has been increasingly encouraged due to its potential prophylactic effects on health. Recent reports have demonstrated a relationship between physical activity and body mass index (BMI) on cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327598/sensitivity-to-change-of-mobility-measures-in-musculoskeletal-conditions-on-lower-extremities-in-outpatient-rehabilitation-settings
#20
Esther Navarro-Pujalte, Mariano Gacto-Sánchez, Joaquina Montilla-Herrador, Pilar Escolar-Reina, María Ángeles Franco-Sierra, Francesc Medina-Mirapeix
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal study. OBJECTIVE: To examine the sensitivity of the Mobility Activities Measure for lower extremities and to compare it to the sensitivity of the Physical Functioning Scale (PF-10) and the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) at week 4 and week 8 post-hospitalization in outpatient rehabilitation settings. BACKGROUND: Mobility Activities Measure is a set of short mobility measures to track outpatient rehabilitation progress: its scales have shown good properties but its sensitivity to change has not been reported...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
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