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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197810/a-wrist-sensor-and-algorithm-to-determine-instantaneous-walking-cadence-and-speed-in-daily-life-walking
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Benedikt Fasel, Cyntia Duc, Farzin Dadashi, Flavien Bardyn, Martin Savary, Pierre-André Farine, Kamiar Aminian
In daily life, a person's gait-an important marker for his/her health status-is usually assessed using inertial sensors fixed to lower limbs or trunk. Such sensor locations are not well suited for continuous and long duration measurements. A better location would be the wrist but with the drawback of the presence of perturbative movements independent of walking. The aim of this study was to devise and validate an algorithm able to accurately estimate walking cadence and speed for daily life walking in various environments based on acceleration measured at the wrist...
February 14, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195837/the-effect-of-atomoxetin-use-in-the-treatment-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-on-the-symptoms-of-restless-legs-syndrome-a-case-report
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Saliha Baykal, Melih Nuri Karakurt
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is frequently accompanied with sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, restless legs syndrome (RLS), and circadian rhythm disorder. We have limited information about the effects of medical therapies used in the treatment of ADHD on RLS. This article discusses the effects of atomoxetine treatment on both disorders in a patient followed by diagnoses of ADHD and RLS.
February 13, 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178140/utility-of-duranta-a-wireless-patch-type-electrocardiographic-monitoring-system-developed-in-japan-in-detecting-covert-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-cryptogenic-stroke-a-case-report
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Hisanao Akiyama, Saki Nukui, Takashi Araga, Masashi Hoshino, Keita Tanaka, Satoru Kashima, Rie Sasaki, Kenji Uchino, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
RATIONALE: Subcutaneous implantable electrocardiographs are highly effective in detecting covert atrial fibrillation (AF) in cryptogenic stroke. However, these invasive devices are not indicated for all cryptogenic stroke patients, and noninvasive improvements over conventional Holter-type ambulatory electrocardiography are needed. We evaluated the clinical application and effectiveness of Duranta (ImageONE Co., Ltd.), a wireless patch-type electrocardiographic monitoring system developed in Japan for chronically ill patients or home-based patients at the end of life...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173825/myoclonic-seizure-prior-to-diagnosis-of-chronic-toxic-encephalopathy-a-case-report
#4
Wim L C Van Hooste
BACKGROUND: "Thinner" is a widely used industrial mixture of organic solvents. Exposure to organic solvents is usually not considered to be a possible cause of epilepsy, despite descriptions of toxic effects on the central nervous system. There are only a few reports about a possible epileptogenic effect of organic solvents exposure. We report a case of myoclonic seizure at the workplace that shows a remarkable coincidence between exposure to a thinner mixture and the occurrence of an epileptic seizure...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157078/analysis-of-upper-limb-movement-range-and-global-grip-strength-after-surgical-treatment-of-ao-type-c-distal-radius-fractures-using-lcp-plates-and-k-wires
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Adam Białas, Marek Synder, Artur Dyhdalewicz, Krzysztof Walenczak
BACKGROUND: This paper presents the outcomes of treatment of AO Type C distal radius fractures using LCP plates and K-wires. The analysis focused on comparison of movement range and global grip strength between the operated limb and the healthy one. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The study involved 60 patients treated in the Regional Specialist Hospital in Zgierz in the period 2008-2013. LCP plates were used in 31 cases and fixation with K-wires was employed in 29 patients...
May 5, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131185/combined-therapy-using-botulinum-toxin-a-and-single-joint-hybrid-assistive-limb-for-upper-limb-disability-due-to-spastic-hemiplegia
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Kazuya Saita, Takashi Morishita, Koichi Hyakutake, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Etsuji Shiota, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Tooru Inoue
We investigated the combination of robot-assisted rehabilitation (RT) using a single-joint hybrid assistive limb (HAL-SJ) and botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) as therapy for paretic arm with spasticity in post-stroke patients. Participants were seven patients (4 females, 3 males; mean (±SD) age: 60.6±8.4years) who had spastic hemiplegia following chronic stroke. On the day following BTX-A injection, we started RT, which was performed for 20 sessions of 60min each over a two-week period. Clinical outcome measures, including Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA), Motor Activity Log (MAL), and Disability Assessment Scale (DAS), and cortical activity were evaluated at baseline, and two weeks, and four months following BTX-A injection...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124436/normal-sensorimotor-plasticity-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-with-fixed-posture-of-the-hand
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Francesca Morgante, Antonino Naro, Carmen Terranova, Margherita Russo, Vincenzo Rizzo, Giovanni Risitano, Paolo Girlanda, Angelo Quartarone
BACKGROUND: Movement disorders associated with complex regional pain syndrome type I have been a subject of controversy over the last 10 years regarding their nature and pathophysiology, with an intense debate about the functional (psychogenic) nature of this disorder. The aim of this study was to test sensorimotor plasticity and cortical excitability in patients with complex regional pain syndrome type I who developed a fixed posture of the hand. METHODS: Ten patients with complex regional pain syndrome type I in the right upper limb and a fixed posture of the hand (disease duration less than 24 months) and 10 age-matched healthy subjects were enrolled...
January 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089981/sleep-disturbances-and-neurobehavioral-performance-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#8
Teresa M Ward, Dean W Beebe, Maida Lynn Chen, Carol A Landis, Sarah Ringold, Ken Pike, Carol A Wallace
OBJECTIVE: To examine the extent of polysomnographic (PSG) sleep disturbances [obstructive apnea hypopnea index (OAHI), number of wake bouts, arousals, periodic limb movements] and the effect of OAHI on neurobehavioral performance in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), JIA without OSA, and controls without OSA, adjusting for intelligence quotient (IQ), pain, medications, daytime sleepiness, and wake bouts. METHODS: Children 6-11 years, 68 with JIA and 67 controls, underwent 1 night of PSG and completed self-reported daytime sleepiness surveys, multiple sleep latency tests for physiological sleepiness, and neurobehavioral performance tests the next day...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065687/restless-legs-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-research-roadmap
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REVIEW
Daniel J Gottlieb, Virend K Somers, Naresh M Punjabi, John W Winkelman
In this paper, we first critically appraise the epidemiologic literature examining the association of restless legs syndrome (RLS) with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and then consider whether lessons learned from the study of cardiovascular consequences of other sleep disorders might inform a research agenda to examine the potential mechanisms of cardiovascular morbidity of RLS. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies are both mixed as to whether there is a meaningful association of RLS and CVD. On the other hand, numerous cross-sectional and longitudinal observational studies have shown a strong association of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with CVD risk...
October 27, 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065402/genetics-of-restless-legs-syndrome
#10
Juliane Winkelmann, Barbara Schormair, Lan Xiong, Patrick A Dion, David B Rye, Guy A Rouleau
At the outset of genetic studies in restless legs syndrome (RLS), the disorder was assumed to be a classical monogenic disorder that runs in families. However, years of family studies did not reveal any causally-related genes or genetic variants. The advent of high-throughput genotyping technology led to a change; genome-wide association studies in large case-control samples became feasible, which led to the identification of first genetic risk variants for RLS. Variants detected by this approach are common ones, which that individually confer only a minor increase in risk of disease...
November 12, 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010837/raptor-acupuncture-for-treating-chronic-degenerative-joint-disease
#11
Keum Hwa Choi, Gail Buhl, Julia Ponder
A permanently captive 21-year-old male bald eagle was diagnosed with chronic degenerative joint disease in the right stifle with severe lameness (Grade 5) based on radiography. Clinical signs included decreased movement, vocalization, non weight-bearing on the affected limb, inappetence, depression, and pododermatitis on the left foot (bumblefoot, Grade 3). The eagle was treated with anti-inflammatory or analgesic drugs including carprofen and celecoxib. As there was no observed clinical improvement with any of the treatments, acupuncture treatment was provided...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004950/stimulation-of-5-ht2a-receptors-recovers-sensory-responsiveness-in-acute-spinal-neonatal-rats
#12
Hillary E Swann, Sierra D Kauer, Jacob T Allmond, Michele R Brumley
Quipazine is a 5-HT2A-receptor agonist that has been used to induce motor activity and promote recovery of function after spinal cord injury in neonatal and adult rodents. Sensory stimulation also activates sensory and motor circuits and promotes recovery after spinal cord injury. In rats, tail pinching is an effective and robust method of sacrocaudal sensory afferent stimulation that induces motor activity, including alternating stepping. In this study, responsiveness to a tail pinch following treatment with quipazine (or saline vehicle control) was examined in spinal cord transected (at midthoracic level) and intact neonatal rats...
February 2017: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004392/a-critical-period-of-corticomuscular-and-emg-emg-coherence-detection-in-healthy-infants-aged-9-25%C3%A2-weeks
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Anina Ritterband-Rosenbaum, Anna Herskind, Xi Li, Maria Willerslev-Olsen, Mikkel Damgaard Olsen, Simon Francis Farmer, Jens Bo Nielsen
KEY POINTS: The early postnatal development of functional corticospinal connections in human infants is not fully clarified. Corticospinal drive to upper and lower limb muscle shows developmental changes with an increased functional coupling in infants between 9 and 25 weeks in the beta frequency band. The changes in functional coupling coincide with the developmental period where fidgety movements are present in healthy infants. Data support a possible sensitive period where functional connections between corticospinal tract fibres and spinal motoneurones undergo activity-dependent reorganization...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002679/ocrelizumab-versus-interferon-beta-1a-in-relapsing-multiple-sclerosis
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Stephen L Hauser, Amit Bar-Or, Giancarlo Comi, Gavin Giovannoni, Hans-Peter Hartung, Bernhard Hemmer, Fred Lublin, Xavier Montalban, Kottil W Rammohan, Krzysztof Selmaj, Anthony Traboulsee, Jerry S Wolinsky, Douglas L Arnold, Gaelle Klingelschmitt, Donna Masterman, Paulo Fontoura, Shibeshih Belachew, Peter Chin, Nicole Mairon, Hideki Garren, Ludwig Kappos
Background B cells influence the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis. Ocrelizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that selectively depletes CD20+ B cells. Methods In two identical phase 3 trials, we randomly assigned 821 and 835 patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis to receive intravenous ocrelizumab at a dose of 600 mg every 24 weeks or subcutaneous interferon beta-1a at a dose of 44 μg three times weekly for 96 weeks. The primary end point was the annualized relapse rate. Results The annualized relapse rate was lower with ocrelizumab than with interferon beta-1a in trial 1 (0...
19, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997256/ultrasound-functional-evaluation-of-fetuses-with-myelomeningocele-study-of-the-interpretation-of-results
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A Maroto, T Illescas, M Meléndez, S Arévalo, C Rodó, J L Peiró, M Belfort, A Cuxart, E Carreras
OBJECTIVE: To assess the reliability of the interpretation of a new technique for the ultrasound evaluation of the level of neurological lesion in fetuses with myelomeningocele. METHODS: Observational study including myelomeningocele fetuses, referred to our center for the sonographic assessment of the fetal lower-limb movements, made and recorded by an expert in Maternal-fetal medicine and a specialist in Rehabilitation. Two observers, with different levels of expertise and blinded to each other's results, interpreted each recorded scan two different times...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990668/femoral-head-ostectomy-for-the-treatment-of-acetabular-fracture-and-coxofemoral-joint-luxation-in-a-potbelly-pig
#16
Joe S Smith, Munashe Chigerwe, Carly Kanipe, Sarah Gray
OBJECTIVE: To report the successful surgical treatment of a comminuted left acetabular fracture, a dorsally luxated left femoral head, and avulsion of the ligament of the femoral head by femoral head ostectomy (FHO) and physical therapy in a companion Potbelly pig. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. ANIMALS: A 1-year-old, 13 kg, castrated male, companion Potbelly pig. METHODS: The pig presented with a nonweight bearing left pelvic limb lameness of 3 weeks' duration that was noticed shortly after the pig got caught under a fence...
February 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987045/continuous-fetal-head-flexion-as-a-marker-for-prenatal-diagnosis-of-lethal-multiple-pterygium-syndrome-a-case-report
#17
Akihiro Hasegawa, Mieko Hanaoka, Takeshi Murakoshi
Lethal multiple pterygium syndrome (LMPS) is a fatal hereditary disease associated with abnormalities such as pterygium-induced congenital contractures. Fetal hydrops is present in more than half of all patients with LMPS, and all patients with LMPS are either stillborn or die in the early neonatal period. Ultrasonography findings for the prenatal diagnosis of LMPS include the detection of cutaneous webbing at multiple joints, multiple joint contractures, absent limb movement, and increased nuchal translucency...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940321/monitoring-infants-by-automatic-video-processing-a-unified-approach-to-motion-analysis
#18
Luca Cattani, Davide Alinovi, Gianluigi Ferrari, Riccardo Raheli, Elena Pavlidis, Carlotta Spagnoli, Francesco Pisani
A unified approach to contact-less and low-cost video processing for automatic detection of neonatal diseases characterized by specific movement patterns is presented. This disease category includes neonatal clonic seizures and apneas. Both disorders are characterized by the presence or absence, respectively, of periodic movements of parts of the body-e.g., the limbs in case of clonic seizures and the chest/abdomen in case of apneas. Therefore, one can analyze the data obtained from multiple video sensors placed around a patient, extracting relevant motion signals and estimating, using the Maximum Likelihood (ML) criterion, their possible periodicity...
December 1, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939173/proposing-a-new-index-to-quantify-instantaneous-symmetry-during-manual-wheelchair-propulsion
#19
Félix Chénier, Julien Malbequi, Dany H Gagnon
Propelling a manual wheelchair (MWC) is a strenuous task that causes upper limb musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in a large proportion of MWC users. Although most studies on MWC propulsion biomechanics assume that MWC propulsion is a relatively symmetric task, recent literature suggests that this is the case only when the assessed outcome measures are averaged over long periods of time, and not over short periods (i.e., instantaneously). No method is currently available to assess instantaneous symmetry. In this work, we present the Instantaneous Symmetry Index (ISI), a new method that quantifies how a variable has been instantaneously asymmetric during a selected time period...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924251/free-vascularized-fibular-graft-transfer-in-the-reconstruction-of-defects-for-premalignant-and-malignant-musculoskeletal-conditions-of-the-femur-in-a-tertiary-care-setting-in-pakistan-a-series-of-six-cases
#20
Avais Raja, Hana Manzoor, Imad-Ud-Din Saqib, Waqar Jan, Mamoon Rashid
OBJECTIVE: To determine the application, success and complications of the utilization of free vascularized fibular grafts (FVFG) in the reconstruction of lower limb defects after resection of primary lower limb musculoskeletal tumors. METHODOLOGY: This descriptive retrospective case series analysis was conducted at Shifa International Hospital from January 2011 to January 2016. It included patients who had premalignant and malignant conditions of the lower limb and subsequently had the lesion resected followed by FVFG surgery...
November 4, 2016: Curēus
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