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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779840/hand-involvement-in-gout
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G Meyer Zu Reckendorf, A Dahmam
Damage to the hand in patients suffering from gout is rare and is often detected at an advanced stage. The main clinical manifestations are the appearance of subcutaneous tophi at the finger joints. Other clinical manifestations of osteoarticular, tendinous or neurological lesions have been described in the hand and are often difficult to diagnose. In the majority of cases, surgery and adequate medical care with a suitable anti-gout treatment will allow the patient to recover normal hand function. However, surgical treatment is rare and is only performed after several months of carefully adapted medical treatment...
May 17, 2018: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779827/zika-virus-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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Gisele Sampaio Silva, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Jorge Hidalgo, Juan Ignacio Silesky Jiménez, Pravin Amin
Zika fever is an acute infectious disease caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV), an RNA virus belonging to the genus Flavivirus. ZIKV can be transmitted by bites from Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus species, sexual activity, blood transfusion and from mother to fetus during pregnancy and delivery. A total of 50 territories and countries in the Americas had reported ZIKV infections. For those with symptoms, the presentation is similar to dengue fever with body aches, joint pain, fatigue, malaise, fever and conjunctivitis lasting up to seven days...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773777/seeking-biomarkers-of-early-childhood-malnutrition-s-long-term-effects
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Pedro A Valdés-Sosa, Janina R Galler, Cyralene P Bryce, Arielle G Rabinowitz, María L Bringas-Vega, Nibaldo Hernández-Mesa, Alberto Taboada-Crispi
Protein-energy malnutrition affects one in nine people worldwide and is most prevalent among children aged less than five years in low-income countries. Early childhood malnutrition can have damaging neurodevelopmental effects, with significant increases in cognitive, neurological and mental health problems over the lifespan, outcomes which can also extend to the next generation. This article describes a research collaboration involving scientists from five centers in Barbados, China, Cuba and the USA. It builds on longer-term joint work between the Barbados Nutrition Study (which, over a 45-year span, has extensively documented nutritional, health, behavioral, social and economic outcomes of individuals who experienced protein-energy malnutrition in the first year of life and healthy controls from the same classrooms and neighborhoods) and the Cuban Neuroscience Center (which has developed low-cost brain imaging methods that can be readily used in low income settings to identify biomarkers for early detection and treatment of adverse consequences of childhood malnutrition)...
April 2018: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765790/direct-posterior-bipolar-cervical-facet-radiofrequency-rhizotomy-a-simpler-and-safer-approach-to-denervate-the-facet-capsule
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Ovidiu Palea, Haroon M Andar, Ramon Lugo, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Radiofrequency cervical rhizotomy has been shown to be effective for the relief of chronic neck pain, whether it be due to soft tissue injury, cervical spondylosis, or post-cervical spine surgery. The target and technique have traditionally been taught using an oblique approach to the anterior lateral capsule of the cervical facet joint. The goal is to position the electrode at the proximal location of the recurrent branch after it leaves the exiting nerve root and loops back to the cervical facet joint. The standard oblique approach to the recurrent nerve requires the testing of both motor and sensory components to verify the correct position and ensure safety so as to not damage the slightly more anterior nerve root...
March 14, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765192/pinch-aperture-proprioception-reliability-and-feasibility-study
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Abdalghani Yahya, Timothy von Behren, Shira Levine, Marcio Dos Santos
[Purpose] To establish the reliability and feasibility of a novel pinch aperture device to measure proprioceptive joint position sense. [Subjects and Methods] Reliability of the pinch aperture device was assessed in 21 healthy subjects. Following familiarization with a 15° target position of the index finger and thumb, subjects performed 5 trials in which they attempted to actively reproduce the target position without visual feedback. This procedure was repeated at a testing session on a separate date, and the between-session intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was calculated...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760552/patients-receiving-chiropractic-care-in-a-neurorehabilitation-hospital-a-descriptive-study
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Robert D Vining, Stacie A Salsbury, W Carl Cooley, Donna Gosselin, Lance Corber, Christine M Goertz
Objectives: Individuals rehabilitating from complex neurological injury require a multidisciplinary approach, which typically does not include chiropractic care. This study describes inpatients receiving multidisciplinary rehabilitation including chiropractic care for brain injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and other complex neurological conditions. Design: Chiropractic services were integrated into Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital (CMSH) through this project...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755898/an-unusual-presentation-of-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-with-recurrent-subdural-effusion
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Sara Shahid, Syed H Alam, Indira Hadley
A 24-year-old man complained of a right temporal headache for four weeks. The patient denied any trauma or previous anticoagulation use. He also reported tender right facial swelling. His physical exam was unrevealing except for right cranial nerve (CN) VI palsy, right parotid enlargement, and cervical adenopathy. Laboratory findings were significant for mild leukopenia at 3300 cells/uL. The computed tomography (CT) scan obtained showed a chronic left subdural effusion with a 4 mm midline shift and confirmed right parotid enlargement and cervical lymphadenopathy...
March 10, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753275/cervical-spine-fracture-through-a-cervical-disc-replacement
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M Flanagan, D T Cawley, N Cassidy
INTRODUCTION: We report a rare case of cervical spine trauma through a cervical disc replacement and adjacent multilevel disc fusions. Cervical disc replacement (CDR) is a viable option for the surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease however long term follow up data regarding this operative technique is poor specifically relating to traumatic complications. We know of no previous reports of bilateral cervical pedicle fractures occurring adjacent to CDR and anterior cervical spine instrumentation...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746537/kinetic-and-kinematic-variables-affecting-trunk-flexion-during-level-walking-in-patients-with-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Tatsuya Igawa, Junji Katsuhira, Akira Hosaka, Kenta Uchikoshi, Shinichi Ishihara, Ko Matsudaira
Lumbar spinal stenosis causes cauda equina and nerve root compression, resulting in neurological symptoms. Although trunk flexion during level walking may alleviate these symptoms by enabling spinal canal decompression, some patients do not use this strategy. We aimed to identify the kinetic and kinematic variables that affect trunk flexion in patients during level walking. Gait was recorded in 111 patients using a three-dimensional motion capture system and six force plates. From the data recorded, walking velocity, bilateral step length, cycle time, maximum trunk flexion angle, forward pelvic tilt angle, pelvic rotation angle, maximum and minimum joint angles, and moment and power of the lower limb were calculated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744573/diagnostic-utility-of-fdg-pet-in-the-differential-diagnosis-between-different-forms-of-primary-progressive-aphasia
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Femke Bouwman, Stefania Orini, Federica Gandolfo, Daniele Altomare, Cristina Festari, Federica Agosta, Javier Arbizu, Alexander Drzezga, Peter Nestor, Flavio Nobili, Zuzana Walker, Silvia Morbelli, Marina Boccardi
PURPOSE: A joint effort of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) aims at clinical guidance for the use of FDG-PET in neurodegenerative diseases. This paper addresses the diagnostic utility of FDG-PET over clinical/neuropsychological assessment in the differentiation of the three forms of primary progressive aphasia (PPA). METHODS: Seven panelists were appointed by the EANM and EAN and a literature search was performed by using harmonized PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) question keywords...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740508/case-presentation-and-short-perspective-on-management-of-foraminal-far-lateral-discs-and-stenosis
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Nancy E Epstein
Background: The management of lumbar foraminal/far lateral discs (FOR/FLD) with stenosis remains controversial. Operative choices should be based on each patient's preoperative dynamic X-ray findings, magnetic resonance (MR), and computed tomography (CT) studies. Here we reviewed several options for decompression alone vs. decompression with fusion. Methods: Safe excision of FOR/FLD with stenosis should begin at the level above the disc herniation, as identification of the superior, foraminally, and far laterally exiting nerve root is critical...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736231/development-of-a-new-robotic-ankle-rehabilitation-platform-for-hemiplegic-patients-after-stroke
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Quanquan Liu, Chunbao Wang, Jian Jun Long, Tongyang Sun, Lihong Duan, Xin Zhang, Bo Zhang, Yajing Shen, Wanfeng Shang, Zhuohua Lin, Yulong Wang, Jinfeng Xia, Jianjun Wei, Weiguang Li, Zhengzhi Wu
A large amount of hemiplegic survivors are suffering from motor impairment. Ankle rehabilitation exercises act an important role in recovering patients' walking ability after stroke. Currently, patients mainly perform ankle exercise to reobtain range of motion (ROM) and strength of the ankle joint under a therapist's assistance by manual operation. However, therapists suffer from high work intensity, and most of the existed rehabilitation devices focus on ankle functional training and ignore the importance of neurological rehabilitation in the early hemiplegic stage...
2018: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736230/towards-optimal-platform-based-robot-design-for-ankle-rehabilitation-the-state-of-the-art-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Qing Miao, Mingming Zhang, Congzhe Wang, Hongsheng Li
This review aims to compare existing robot-assisted ankle rehabilitation techniques in terms of robot design. Included studies mainly consist of selected papers in two published reviews involving a variety of robot-assisted ankle rehabilitation techniques. A free search was also made in Google Scholar and Scopus by using keywords "ankle∗ ," and "robot∗ ," and ("rehabilitat∗ " or "treat∗ "). The search is limited to English-language articles published between January 1980 and September 2016...
2018: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734195/tenascin-x-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-and-the-cah-x-syndrome
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Walter L Miller, Deborah P Merke
Mutations of the CYP21A2 gene encoding adrenal 21-hydroxylase cause congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). The CYP21A2 gene is partially overlapped by the TNXB gene, which encodes an extracellular matrix protein called Tenascin-X (TNX). Mutations affecting both alleles of TNXB cause a severe, autosomal recessive form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). Rarely, patients with severe, salt-wasting CAH have deletions of CYP21A2 that extend into TNXB, resulting in a "contiguous gene syndrome" consisting of CAH and EDS...
May 7, 2018: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731316/the-grisel-s-syndrome-a-non-traumatic-subluxation-of-the-atlantoaxial-joint
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L Fath, H Cebula, M N Santin, A Coca, C Debry, F Proust
INTRODUCTION: Grisel's syndrome consists in rotational subluxation of C1-C2 following ENT infection or surgery. There is no consensus on management. We present 2 cases requiring surgical treatment in our center. CASE REPORTS: Two 10-year-old patients presented torticollis with cervical pain resistant to medical treatment, with onset a few months after tonsillectomy. In both cases, radiological assessment, comprising CT scan and MRI, showed Fielding-Hawkins type-3 C1-C2 rotational subluxation, without ligament lesion...
May 3, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723651/quadrupedal-rodent-gait-compensations-in-a-low-dose-monoiodoacetate-model-of-osteoarthritis
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Emily H Lakes, Kyle D Allen
BACKGROUND: Rodent gait analysis provides robust, quantitative results for preclinical musculoskeletal and neurological models. In prior work, surgical models of osteoarthritis have been found to result in a hind limb shuffle-stepping gait compensation, while a high dose monoiodoacetate (MIA, 3 mg) model resulted in a hind limb antalgic gait. However, it is unknown whether the antalgic gait caused by MIA is associated with severity of degeneration from the high dosage or the whole-joint degeneration associated with glycolysis inhibition...
April 22, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722903/advanced-maxillofacial-imaging-for-temporomandibular-disorder-in-special-needs-patients
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Chalatip Chompunud Na Ayudhya, Eric J Granquist, Mel Mupparapu, Thomas P Sollecito, Eric T Stoopler
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is prevalent in special needs patients. Clinical examination of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) complex and imaging in this patient population can be challenging due to patient disposition and cooperation. We report a case of a 29-year-old male with neurologic and behavioral special needs who required advanced maxillofacial imaging for a suspected TMD under general anesthesia, which has not been reported previously. This article intends to serve as a resource for health care providers who may encounter similar clinical situations...
May 2018: Special Care in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716720/clinical-experience-with-patients-with-spasmodic-dysphonia-and-primary-meige-syndrome
#18
María Fernanda Pedrero-Escalas, Isabel García-López, Susana Santiago-Pérez, Francisco Vivancos, Javier Gavilán
INTRODUCTION: Meige syndrome (MS) is part of the group of segmental cranial dystonias, which affect more than two cranial muscle groups. Specifically, blepharospasm is associated with another cranial dystonia (oromandibular, cervical or laryngeal). The aim of this paper was to report our experience in patients with spasmodic dysphonia (SD) associated with primary MS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study involving 8 patients between May 2010 and June 2015...
April 28, 2018: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715228/cervical-facet-orientation-varies-with-age-in-children-an-mri-study
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Sebastien Pesenti, Renaud Lafage, Virginie Lafage, Michel Panuel, Benjamin Blondel, Jean-Luc Jouve
BACKGROUND: Within the spine, mobility and stability are principles that drive anatomic morphology. Based on radiographic measurements, the orientation of cervical facet joints has been proven to change throughout child growth. However, because of the mainly cartilaginous composition of the vertebrae in the young child, the lack of osseous landmarks makes radiograph-based measurements unreliable. The aims of our study were to evaluate the change in the sagittal orientation of the cervical facet joints with age based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of asymptomatic children and to compare it to the changes in vertebral body dimensions...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701087/the-positive-predictive-value-of-asymmetrical-skin-creases-in-the-diagnosis-of-pathological-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
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M J Anderton, G R Hastie, R W Paton
Aims The aim of this study was to identify the association between asymmetrical skin creases of the thigh, buttock or inguinal region and pathological developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Patients and Methods Between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 2016, all patients referred to our unit from primary or secondary care with risk factors for DDH were assessed in a "one stop" clinic. All had clinical and sonographic assessment by the senior author (RWP) with the results being recorded prospectively...
May 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
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