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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227117/altered-viscoelastic-properties-of-stroke-affected-muscles-estimated-using-ultrasound-shear-waves-preliminary-data
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Ghulam Rasool, Allison B Wang, William Z Rymer, Sabrina S M Lee, Ghulam Rasool, Allison B Wang, William Z Rymer, Sabrina S M Lee, Ghulam Rasool, Sabrina S M Lee, Allison B Wang, William Z Rymer
As a result of a brain injury such as stroke, the skeletal muscles may undergo numerous structural and functional alterations. These abnormal changes are linked to muscle weakness, joint contracture, and abnormal muscle tone and eventually, result in motor impairment. A subset of these alterations affects passive muscle stiffness, i.e., viscoelastic properties. However, in vivo estimation of changes in viscoelastic properties is a challenging task. Here, we used the shear wave velocity, estimated through ultrasound SuperSonic imaging (SSI), as a surrogate for viscoelastic properties...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224639/rigid-spine-syndrome-associated-with-sensory-motor-axonal-neuropathy-resembling-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-is-characteristic-of-bag3-gene-mutations-even-without-cardiac-involvement
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Jean-Baptiste Noury, Thierry Maisonobe, Pascale Richard, Valérie Delague, Edoardo Malfatti, Tanya Stojkovic
INTRODUCTION: BAG3 (Bcl-2 associated athanogene-3) mutations have been described in rare cases of rapidly progressive myofibrillar myopathies. Symptoms begin in the first decade with axial involvement and contractures and are associated with cardiac and respiratory impairment in the second decade. Axonal neuropathy has been documented, but usually not as a key clinical feature. METHODS: We report a 24-year-old woman with severe rigid spine syndrome and sensory-motor neuropathy resembling Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)...
February 22, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219143/-influence-of-collagen-fibroin-scaffolds-containing-silver-nanoparticles-on-dermal-regeneration-of-full-thickness-skin-defect-wound-in-rat
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Z G You, L P Zhang, X G Wang, H L Zhou, S X Guo, P Wu, C M Han
Objective: To explore the influence of collagen/fibroin scaffolds containing silver nanoparticles on dermal regeneration of full-thickness skin defect wound in rat. Methods: Eighty-one collagen/fibroin scaffolds containing silver nanoparticles (with the mass concentration of silver nanoparticles as 10 mg/L) and 81 collagen/fibroin scaffolds without silver nanoparticles were produced respectively with freeze-drying method and enrolled as silver nanoparticles scaffold group (SNS) and control scaffold group (CS)...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215968/unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-vs-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-medial-compartment-arthritis-in-patients-older-than-75-years-comparable-reoperation-revision-and-complication-rates
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Homayoun Siman, Atul F Kamath, Nazly Carrillo, William S Harmsen, Mark W Pagnano, Rafael J Sierra
BACKGROUND: Prior studies comparing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the elderly are limited by heterogeneity in arthritic disease patterns and patient selection. We report the results of UKA and TKA in patients 75 years and older with isolated medial compartmental arthritis, with special emphasis on immediate postoperative recovery, complications, reoperation rates, and implant survivorship at midterm follow-up. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients 75 years and older who underwent UKA or TKA at our institution between 2002 and 2012...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213879/arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita-classification-diagnosis-perioperative-care-and-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Lulu Ma, Xuerong Yu
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a rare disorder characterized by non-progressive, multiple contractures. In addition to affected extremities, patients may also present microstomia, decreased temporomandibular joint mobility. Although the etiology of AMC is unclear, any factor that decreases fetal movement is responsible for AMC. Thus, accurate diagnosis and classification are crucial to the appropriate treatment of AMC. The development of ultrasound technology has enabled prenatal diagnosis. Very early treatment is favorable, and multidisciplinary treatment is necessary to improve the function of AMC patients...
February 17, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212251/serum-mast-cell-tryptase-as-a-marker-of-posttraumatic-joint-contracture-in-a-rabbit-model
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Michaela Kopka, Michael J Monument, A Dean Befus, Mei Zhang, David A Hart, Paul T Salo, Prism S Schneider, Cun-Yi Fan, Xiangdang Liang, Alexandra Garven, Kevin A Hildebrand
OBJECTIVES: Mast cells have been identified as key mediators of posttraumatic joint contracture, and stabilizing medications (ketotifen) have been shown to decrease contracture severity. Serum mast cell tryptase (SMCT) levels are used clinically to monitor mast cell-mediated conditions. The goals of this study were to determine if SMCT levels are elevated in the setting of joint contracture, if they can be decreased in association with ketotifen therapy, and if they correlate with contracture severity...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211802/evaluation-of-the-severity-of-capsular-contracture-using-elastography-after-breast-implant-reconstruction
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Yoshihiro Sowa, Isao Yokota, Sizu Itsukage, Katsuhiko Nakatsukasa, Katsuhiko Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Taguchi, Toshiaki Numajiri
BACKGROUND: Capsular contracture around implants is a common complication after breast reconstruction. Strain elastography (STE) and shear-wave elastography (SWE) are noninvasive imaging techniques that can measure tissue stiffness and thickness of the capsule. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of the study were to compare STE and SWE for measurement of capsular contracture after breast implant reconstruction using intra-class correlation coefficients (ICCs) and to investigate the correlation of these data with the Baker score, which is the most frequently used clinical staging scale for capsule contracture...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210552/capsular-contracture-in-implant-based-breast-reconstruction-the-effect-of-porcine-acellular-dermal-matrix
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Alessia M Lardi, Mark Ho-Asjoe, Klaus Junge, Jian Farhadi
BACKGROUND: Irradiation of implant-based breast reconstructions (BR) is known to increase capsular contracture (CC) rates on average by 4-fold over non-irradiated reconstructions. The use of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) has been associated with lower CC rates in non-irradiated reconstructions (0-3%). Experimental and clinical studies suggest that ADM may also reduce CC rates in irradiated breasts. The aim of this study was to evaluate CC rates in non-irradiated and irradiated one- and two-stage BRs performed with the assistance of porcine ADM (PADM)...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209770/are-patients-with-loeys-dietz-syndrome-misdiagnosed-with-beals-syndrome
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Rebecca Woolnough, Andrew Dhawan, Kimberly Dow, Jagdeep S Walia
Beals syndrome, also known as congenital contractural arachnodactyly (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man: 121050), is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a mutation in FBN2 that is typically characterized by congenital contractures and arachnodactyly. It shares a number of phenotypic features with Loeys-Dietz syndrome (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man: 609192). Loeys-Dietz syndrome, initially described in 2005, is associated with mutations for the transforming growth factor β receptor and is characterized by findings of cerebral, thoracic, and abdominal arterial aneurysms...
February 16, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209277/revision-arthroplasty-for-the-management-of-stiffness-after-primary-tka
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Joaquin Moya-Angeler, Marcel A Bas, H John Cooper, Matthew S Hepinstall, Jose A Rodriguez, Giles R Scuderi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of revision surgery for the treatment of stiffness after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: An IRB-approved retrospective review was performed to identify patients who were revised due to stiffness after a primary TKA. Patients were included when at least one major component had to be revised due to stiffness after primary TKA with a minimum follow-up of 2 years. Patients with history of previous infection and those treated with isolated polyethylene exchange were excluded...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206698/fkbp10-deletion-in-osteoblasts-leads-to-qualitative-defects-in-bone
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Caressa D Lietman, Joohyun Lim, Ingo Grafe, Yuqing Chen, Hao Ding, Xiaohong Bi, Catherine G Ambrose, Nadja Fratzl-Zelman, Paul Roschger, Klaus Klaushofer, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Ingo Schmidt, Peter Fratzl, Jyoti Rai, MaryAnn Weis, David Eyre, Douglas R Keene, Deborah Krakow, Brendan H Lee
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease, displays a spectrum of clinical severity from mild (OI type I) to severe early lethality (OI type II), with clinical features including low bone mass, fractures and deformities. Mutations in the FK506 Binding Protein 10 (FKBP10), gene encoding the 65KDa protein FKBP65, cause a recessive form of OI and Bruck syndrome, the latter being characterized by joint contractures in addition to low bone mass. We previously showed that Fkbp10 expression is limited to bone, tendon and ligaments in postnatal tissues...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205473/functional-outcomes-of-antegrade-homodigital-neurovascular-island-flaps-for-fingertip-amputation
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Lin-Wing Lok, Wing-Leung Chan, Yan-Kit Lau
BACKGROUND: Fingertip amputations can be debilitating and challenging to treat, due to the need for both function and cosmesis. We studied the functional outcomes of patients receiving an antegrade homodigital neurovascular island flap for fingertip amputations. METHODS: From 2004 to 2013, we performed 13 cases of antegrade homodigital neurovascular island flaps. Functional outcomes were studied. Four had Allen Zone II and nine had Zone III injuries. Seven were performed as secondary surgery...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203602/hamstring-contracture-after-acl-reconstruction-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-cyclops-syndrome
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Francisco Guerra Pinto, Mathieu Thaunat, Matt Daggett, Charles Kajetanek, Tiago Marques, Tales Guimares, Bénédicte Quelard, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
BACKGROUND: Cyclops syndrome is characterized by loss of terminal knee extension due to proliferative fibrous nodule formation in the intercondylar notch. This complication occurs in the early postoperative period after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The pathogenesis of Cyclops syndrome is not well understood. HYPOTHESIS: Persistent hamstring contracture after ACLR is associated with an increased risk of subsequent Cyclops syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194349/contracted-nose-after-silicone-implantation-a-new-classification-system-and-treatment-algorithm
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Yong Kyu Kim, Seungho Shin, Nak Heon Kang, Joo Heon Kim
BACKGROUND: Silicone implants are frequently used in augmentation rhinoplasty in Asians. A common complication of silicone augmentation rhinoplasty is capsular contracture. This is similar to the capsular contracture after augmentation mammoplasty, but a classification for secondary contracture after augmentation rhinoplasty with silicone implants has not yet been established, and treatment algorithms by grade or severity have yet to be developed. METHODS: Photographs of 695 patients who underwent augmentation rhinoplasty with a silicone implant from May 2001 to May 2015 were analyzed...
January 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194347/is-rectosigmoid-vaginoplasty-still-useful
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Seok-Kwun Kim, Ji-Woen Park, Kwang-Ryeol Lim, Keun-Cheol Lee
BACKGROUND: The ideal vaginoplasty must be successful functionally as well as have a natural appearance, and also must retain its functionality and appearance over the long term. Conventional vaginoplasty techniques have functional limitations and are associated with recurrent complications, but rectosigmoid vaginoplasty is known to have a high satisfaction rate due to its functional similarity with the vagina. We conducted the present study to assess the usability of rectosigmoid vaginoplasty over the course of long-term follow-up...
January 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191379/functional-and-aesthetic-recovery-of-congenital-muscular-torticollis-with-intramuscular-stromal-vascular-fraction-enriched-fat-grafting
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Juan Monreal
Congenital muscular torticollis is a well-known pathological condition caused by the contracture and shortening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. This condition is manifested by a neck postural deformity often accompanied by some kind of facial asymmetry. Once diagnosed, treatment by early physiotherapy is generally successful in a high percentage of patients if performed during the first year of life. Later, especially after the fourth year, conservative treatment is usually far less effective, and surgical techniques remain the only way to improve neck contour and function...
January 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190760/a-guide-to-prepectoral-breast-reconstruction-a%C3%A2-new-dimension-to-implant-based-breast-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Raghavan Vidya, Fahad Mujtaba Iqbal
Acellular dermal matrix has revolutionized implant-based breast reconstruction. Breast reconstruction has evolved from the traditional submuscular to the new prepectoral implant based (also known as muscle-sparing) reconstruction. The new technique is emerging as a highly popular surgery owing to its more minimal approach. We conducted a narrative review to guide prepectoral breast reconstruction, highlighting the technique, the need for appropriate patient selection, and areas for further research. We show that prepectoral breast reconstruction is safe, feasible, and has excellent short-term outcomes (cosmesis and patient satisfaction)...
January 9, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188262/mapk-signaling-pathways-and-hdac3-activity-are-disrupted-during-emerin-null-myogenic-progenitor-differentiation
#18
Carol M Collins, Joseph Ellis, James M Holaska
Mutations in the gene encoding emerin cause Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD). Emerin is an integral inner nuclear membrane protein and a component of the nuclear lamina. EDMD is characterized by skeletal muscle wasting, cardiac conduction defects and tendon contractures. The failure to regenerate skeletal muscle is predicted to contribute to the skeletal muscle pathology of EDMD. We hypothesize muscle regeneration defects are caused by impaired muscle stem cell differentiation. Myogenic progenitors derived from emerin-null mice were used to confirm their impaired differentiation and analyze selected myogenic molecular pathways...
February 10, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182637/comprehensive-target-capture-next-generation-sequencing-as-a-second-tier-diagnostic-approach-for-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-in-taiwan
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Wen-Chen Liang, Xia Tian, Chung-Yee Yuo, Wan-Zi Chen, Tsu-Min Kan, Yi-Ning Su, Ichizo Nishino, Lee-Jun C Wong, Yuh-Jyh Jong
PURPOSE: Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is a heterogeneous disease entity. The detailed clinical manifestation and causative gene for each subgroup of CMD are quite variable. This study aims to analyze the phenotypes and genotypes of Taiwanese patients with CMD as the epidemiology of CMD varies among populations and has been scantly described in Asia. METHODS: A total of 48 patients suspected to have CMD were screened and categorized by histochemistry and immunohistochemistry studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181471/phenotypic-variability-of-dystrophinopathy-symptomatic-female-carriers
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Ana Cotta, Julia Filardi Paim, Elmano Carvalho, Mônica Machado Navarro, Jaquelin Valicek, Antonio Lopes da-Cunha-Junior, Miriam Melo Menezes, Simone Vilela Nunes, Rafael Xavier-Neto, Eni Braga da Silveira, Cynthia Costa-E-Silva, Reinaldo Issao Takata, Antonio Pedro Vargas
BACKGROUND: Dystrophinopathies are X-linked muscular dystrophies characterized by pathogenic mutations in the dystrophin gene. Symptomatic dystrophinopathy female carriers may present with limb-girdle weakness. The diagnosis may be challenging in the absence of affected male relatives. We aimed to describe the phenotypic variability in a series of molecular-confirmed female dystrophinopathy patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of medical records from 1997 to 2015...
February 9, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
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