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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166757/hybrid-imaging-of-musculoskeletal-infections
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Andor W Glaudemans, Napoleone Prandini, Marco DI Girolamo, Giuseppe Argento, Chiara Lauri, Elena Lazzeri, Mario Muto, Luca M Sconfienza, Alberto Signore
This review article highlights the role of radiological and nuclear medicine techniques in diagnosis of musculoskeletal infections with particular regard to hybrid imaging of osteomyelitis, prosthetic joint infections, sternal infections and spine infections. Authors conclude on the complementary role of the several techniques with indications for an appropriate diagnostic flow chart, in the light of the recent EANM guidelines on infection.
November 22, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164482/molecular-imaging-in-musculoskeletal-infections-with-99m-tc-ubi-29-41-spect-ct
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Mike Sathekge, Osvaldo Garcia-Perez, Diana Paez, Noura El-Haj, Taylor Kain-Godoy, Ismaheel Lawal, Enrique Estrada-Lobato
OBJECTIVE: To determine the added value of CT over planar and SPECT-only imaging in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal infection using (99m)Tc-UBI 29-4. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 184 patients with suspected musculoskeletal infection who underwent planar and SPECT/CT imaging with (99m)Tc-UBI 29-41 were included. Planar, SPECT-only and SPECT/CT images were reviewed by two independent analysts for presence of bone or soft tissue infection. Final diagnosis was confirmed with tissue cultures, surgery/histology or clinical follow-up...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163947/mechanical-diagnosis-and-therapy-enhances-attitude-toward-self-management-in-people-with-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-preliminary-evidence-with-a-before-after-design
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Hiroshi Takasaki
Objectives: Mechanical diagnosis and therapy is one of the most common approaches for the management of low back pain. In mechanical diagnosis and therapy, a great emphasis is placed on patient education so that patients can manage their problems by themselves. However, there has been no evidence that mechanical diagnosis and therapy actually enhances patient's self-management skills. This study aimed to preliminarily investigate whether self-reported skills of self-management for musculoskeletal problems are enhanced through the course of mechanical diagnosis and therapy...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158955/correlation-of-self-reported-outcome-measures-and-the-selective-functional-movement-assessment-sfma-an-exploration-of-validity
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Mark Riebel, Michael Crowell, Jeffrey Dolbeer, Eliza Szymanek, Don Goss
Background/Purpose: The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a clinical model used to assist diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders by identifying dysfunctions in movement patterns. Based on the premise that addressing movement dysfunction is associated with an improvement in patient outcomes, the validity of the SFMA would be strengthened by observed improvement in self-reported function being associated with change in movement patterns. The purpose of this study was to explore the validity of the SFMA by determining if a correlation exists between a change in self-reported outcome measures and attributes of the assessment...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158950/changing-our-diagnostic-paradigm-movement-system-diagnostic-classification
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Paula M Ludewig, Danilo H Kamonseki, Justin L Staker, Rebekah L Lawrence, Paula R Camargo, Jonathan P Braman
Proper diagnosis is a first step in applying best available treatments, and prognosticating outcomes for clients. Currently, the majority of musculoskeletal diagnoses are classified according to pathoanatomy. However, the majority of physical therapy treatments are applied toward movement system impairments or pain. While advocated within the physical therapy profession for over thirty years, diagnostic classification within a movement system framework has not been uniformly developed or adopted. We propose a basic framework and rationale for application of a movement system diagnostic classification for atraumatic shoulder pain conditions, as a case for the broader development of movement system diagnostic labels...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155960/occupational-medicine-specialist-referral-triggers-mixed-methods-analysis-of-teleconsult-cases
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J L Eaton, A Mohammad, D C Mohr, D J Brustein, S R Kirkhorn
Background: Qualitative analyses can yield critical lessons for learning organizations in healthcare. Few studies have applied these techniques in the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). Aims: To describe the characteristics of complex cases referred for OEM subspecialty evaluation and variation by referring provider's training. Methods: Using a mixed methods approach, we conducted a content analysis of clinical cases submitted to a national OEM teleconsult service...
November 16, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151309/evaluation-of-the-general-characteristics-of-patients-aged-85-years-and-above-admitted-to-a-university-hospital-emergency-department
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Ahmet Demircan, Ş. Gülbin Aygencel Bıkmaz, Gültekin Kadı, Ayfer Keleş, Fikret Bildik, Begüm Öktem, Onur Çakmak
Background/aim: The number of elderly people (≥65 years old) is increasing both in Turkey and internationally due to improved living conditions and decreased mortality rates. Knowing the characteristics of elderly patients admitted to emergency departments can provide guidance for diagnosis and treatment approaches. In this study, we analyzed the characteristics of very old patients (4≥85 years old) admitted to the emergency department and put together data for use in forward planning in healthcare services...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148202/common-paediatric-conditions-of-the-lower-limb
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REVIEW
Ashlee M Dobbe, Paul J Gibbons
Growing children are susceptible to a number of disorders to their lower extremities of varying degrees of severity. The diagnosis and management of these conditions can be challenging. With musculoskeletal symptoms being one of the leading reasons for visits to general practitioners, a working knowledge of the basics of these disorders can help in the appropriate diagnosis, treatment, counselling, and specialist referral. This review covers common disorders affecting the hip, the knee and the foot. The aim is to assist general practitioners in recognising developmental norms and differentiating physiological from pathological conditions and to identify when a specialist referral is necessary...
November 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143872/concomitant-hook-of-hamate-fractures-in-patients-with-scaphoid-fracture-more-common-than-you-might-think
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Ramin Mandegaran, Sam Gidwani, Ali Zavareh
OBJECTIVE: The scaphoid is the most commonly fractured carpal bone. The presence of a concomitant hook of hamate fracture is of particular relevance given that it is often occult on routine wrist/scaphoid radiographs and that hook of hamate fractures are prone to symptomatic non-union, resulting in chronic ulnar wrist pain. Prompt diagnosis and immobilisation/fixation may minimise such complications. Our study is aimed at assessing the frequency of concomitant hook of hamate fractures in patients with scaphoid fractures...
November 16, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142034/cumulative-burden-of-glucocorticoid-related-adverse-events-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-findings-from-a-12-year-longitudinal-study
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Hung-Lin Chen, Li-Jiuan Shen, Ping-Ning Hsu, Chieh-Yu Shen, Susan A Hall, Fei-Yuan Hsiao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this population-based study is to examine the adverse events (AE) associated with longitudinal systemic glucocorticoid (GC) use among an ethnic Chinese systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) cohort. METHODS: Our study subjects were patients with newly diagnosed SLE aged 18 and older who received at least 1 prescription of systemic GC between 2001 and 2012 from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). The earliest prescription date of systemic GC for each subject was defined as the index date...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137611/diagnostic-validity-and-triage-concordance-of-a-physiotherapist-compared-to-physicians-diagnoses-for-common-knee-disorders
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S Décary, M Fallaha, B Pelletier, P Frémont, J Martel-Pelletier, J-P Pelletier, D E Feldman, M-P Sylvestre, P-A Vendittoli, F Desmeules
BACKGROUND: Emergence of more autonomous roles for physiotherapists warrants more evidence regarding their diagnostic capabilities. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate diagnostic and surgical triage concordance between a physiotherapist and expert physicians and to assess the diagnostic validity of the physiotherapist's musculoskeletal examination (ME) without imaging. METHODS: This is a prospective diagnostic study where 179 consecutive participants consulting for any knee complaint were independently diagnosed and triaged by two evaluators: a physiotherapist and one expert physician (orthopaedic surgeons or sport medicine physicians)...
November 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131764/nongynecologic-findings-seen-at-pelvic-us
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Akram M Shaaban, Maryam Rezvani, Jeffrey D Olpin, Anne M Kennedy, Ayman H Gaballah, Bryan R Foster, Christine O Menias, Khaled M Elsayes
Ultrasonography (US) is frequently the first imaging modality used to examine women with symptoms involving the pelvis. It is widely available and involves no exposure to ionizing radiation. Images can be acquired with a transabdominal, endovaginal, or translabial approach, and the use of video clips and three-dimensional reconstructions can be helpful. US is excellent for assessment of the uterus, ovaries, and adnexa. Occasionally, nongynecologic pelvic diseases arising from the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal systems and the pelvic peritoneal and extraperitoneal spaces may be detected and can be a source of diagnostic dilemma...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129347/international-society-for-the-study-of-vascular-anomalies-classification-of-soft-tissue-vascular-anomalies-survey-based-assessment-of-musculoskeletal-radiologists-use-in-clinical-practice
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Shivani Ahlawat, Laura M Fayad, Daniel J Durand, Kate Puttgen, Aylin Tekes
AIM: There is controversy regarding the diagnosis and classification of vascular anomalies (VA). As torso and extremities are the second most common body part for presentation of VAs, musculoskeletal (MSK) radiologists play a central role in VA classification. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the awareness and clinical use of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) classification by MSK radiologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Web-based survey was designed and electronically sent to Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR) members, with 3 questions on demographics and 7 questions on ISSVA classification use and knowledge...
October 16, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127246/non-oncologic-applications-of-pet-ct-and-pet-mr-in-musculoskeletal-orthopedic-and-rheumatologic-imaging-general-considerations-techniques-and-radiopharmaceuticals
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Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Kyle Basques, Ali Batouli, Mojtaba Olyaie, George Matcuk, Abass Alavi, Hossein Jadvar
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is often underutilized in the field of musculoskeletal imaging, with key reasons including the excellent performance of conventional musculoskeletal MRI, the limited spatial resolution of PET, and the lack of reimbursement for PET for non-oncologic musculoskeletal indications. However, with improvements in PET/CT and PET/MR imaging over the last decade as well as an increased understanding of the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal diseases, there is an emerging potential for PET as a primary or complementary modality in the management of rheumatologic and orthopedic patients...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126579/chest-pain-as-a-manifestation-of-hypokalemia-in-a-pediatric-patient
#15
Jonathan S Schiffman
Patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain are common and a cause of significant concern to patients and families and physicians alike. The causes of chest pain are myriad. These causes span diverse categories including cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal and gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, psychiatric, hematologic and oncologic, and neurologic Thull-Freedman (2010) [1]. These diverse etiologies present a diagnostic and management challenge to the ER physician who is tasked to minimize unnecessary diagnostics while not missing any significant disease...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125180/exosomes-biology-therapeutic-potential-and-emerging-role-in-musculoskeletal-repair-and-regeneration
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REVIEW
Neil J Cobelli, Daniel J Leong, Hui B Sun
Exosomes are nanovesicles secreted from cells that play key roles in intercellular communication. They carry unique content derived from parental cells and are capable of transferring this cargo between cells. The role and function of exosomes largely depends on the origin and functional status of the parental cells. Emerging evidence indicates that exosomes are associated with biological processes and pathogenesis of certain diseases. These nanovesicles offer great potential as biomarkers, enabling the monitoring and diagnosis of various diseases in a noninvasive manner...
November 10, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113159/treatment-of-osteosarcoma-around-the-knee-in-skeletally-immature-patients
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Weitao Yao, Qiqing Cai, Jiaqiang Wang, Songtao Gao
Limb sparing surgery in growing young patients with malignant tumors is difficult as invasion of the physis by the tumor or surgical resection through the metaphysis may cause significant limb discrepancy following surgery. At present, hinged tumor prosthesis or biological reconstructions are the main methods following tumor resection in these patients. The aim of the present study was to assess different procedures for the treatment of osteosarcoma around knee joints in immature patients. A retrospective study of 56 patients (<15 years old, open physis) who had been treated for osteosarcoma around the knee joint between January 2007 and December 2015 was performed...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112740/evaluation-of-damage-in-giant-cell-arteritis
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Tanaz A Kermani, Antoine G Sreih, David Cuthbertson, Simon Carette, Gary S Hoffman, Nader A Khalidi, Curry L Koening, Carol A Langford, Carol A McAlear, Paul A Monach, Larry Moreland, Christian Pagnoux, Philip Seo, Kenneth J Warrington, Steven R Ytterberg, Peter A Merkel
Objectives: To evaluate damage and variables associated with damage in GCA. Methods: Patients with GCA enrolled in a prospective, multicentre, longitudinal study were included. Per-protocol assessments were made with the Vasculitis Damage Index and the Large-Vessel Vasculitis Index of Damage. Results: The study included 204 patients: 156 women (76%), mean age at diagnosis 71.3 years (s.d. 8.3), mean follow-up of 3.5 years (s.d. 1.9). One or more damage item was present in 54% at baseline and 79% at the last follow-up on the Vasculitis Damage Index, and 60% at baseline and 82% at the last follow-up on the Large-Vessel Vasculitis Index of Damage...
November 3, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112474/mri-evaluation-of-midtarsal-chopart-sprain-in-the-setting-of-acute-ankle-injury
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William R Walter, Anna Hirschmann, Erin F Alaia, Elisabeth R Garwood, Zehava S Rosenberg
OBJECTIVE: This study determined the frequency and MRI appearance of osseous and ligamentous injuries in midtarsal (Chopart) sprains and their association with ankle sprains after acute ankle injuries. Prospective diagnosis of and interobserver agreement regarding midtarsal injury among musculoskeletal radiologists were also assessed. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Two cohorts with ankle MRIs were identified via a digital PACS search: patients who had undergone MRI within 8 weeks after ankle injury and control subjects who had not sustained ankle trauma...
November 7, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110873/predictors-of-healthcare-seeking-delays-among-children-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-nepal
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Drake G LeBrun, Divya Talwar, Tuyetnhi A Pham, Bibek Banskota, David A Spiegel
BACKGROUND: Healthcare seeking behaviors among children with musculoskeletal disorders are poorly understood. We sought to analyze healthcare seeking delays among children with chronic musculoskeletal conditions in Nepal and identify predictors of clinically significant delays. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at a large pediatric musculoskeletal rehabilitation center in Nepal. Baseline sociodemographic data and healthcare seeking behaviors were assessed via interviews with 75 randomly selected caregivers...
December 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
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