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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633792/nonoperative-treatment-of-a-lesser-toe-plantar-plate-tear-with-serial-mri-follow-up-a-case-report
#1
Martin Jordan, Manfred Thomas, Wolfgang Fischer
With the current data concentrating on different operative treatment options for plantar plate tears, few data can be found on possible nonoperative treatment strategies for this entity and the specifics of such treatment. In the present case report, the successful nonoperative treatment of a patient with a rupture of the plantar plate in a lesser toe metatarsophalangeal joint is presented. The patient was followed up using repeat clinical examinations and high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging scans for 1 year after the imitation of therapy to provide information on the different stages of the healing process...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633787/the-disappearing-phalanx-a-case-report-of-a-vascular-tumor-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-toe
#2
Bridget DeSandis, Sydney C Karnovsky, Giorgio Perino, Mark C Drakos
We report a unique case of an epithelioid hemangioma of the third middle phalanx in which the lesion replaced the phalanx, became symptomatic, and then required resection, bone grafting, and joint arthroplasty. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an epithelioid hemangioma in the toe that was treated using this approach.
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633478/efficacy-of-3d-transoesophageal-echocardiography-for-transcatheter-device-closure-of-atrial-septal-defect-without-balloon-sizing
#3
Jeong Yoon Jang, Ran Heo, Min Soo Cho, Jaeseok Bae, Jung Ae Hong, Sahmin Lee, Jung-Min Ahn, Duk-Woo Park, Dae-Hee Kim, Duk-Hyun Kang, Jae-Kwan Song, Jong-Min Song
Aims: Using balloon sizing to determine device size may cause complications and increase procedure time in performing transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD). We aimed to validate the clinical utility of a formula using measurements from 3D transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) images in performing the procedure without balloon sizing. Methods and results: We enrolled 248 consecutive patients with ASD in a prospective registry. In the first tier (n = 53), we determined the device size before the procedure using our formula and performed balloon sizing during the procedure to verify our decision...
June 19, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632050/effects-of-turf-and-cleat-footwear-on-plantar-load-distributions-in-adolescent-american-football-players-during-resisted-pushing
#4
Jeffrey B Taylor, Anh-Dung Nguyen, Janet R Griffin, Kevin R Ford
Metatarsal and midfoot injuries are common in American football. Footwear design may influence injury rates by altering plantar foot loading patterns in these regions. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of cleat design on in-shoe plantar foot loading during a football-specific, resisted pushing task. Twenty competitive football players (age 14.7 ± 1.8 years, height 1.72 ± 0.10 m, and mass 71.8 ± 26.9 kg) completed three trials of pushing a weighted sled at maximal effort in a standard shoe (CLEAT) and artificial turf-specific shoe (TURF), with flexible in-shoe force measuring insoles...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629975/anatomical-and-functional-properties-of-the-foot-and-leg-representation-in-areas-3b-1-and-2-of-primary-somatosensory-cortex-in-humans-a-7t-fmri-study
#5
Michel Akselrod, Roberto Martuzzi, Andrea Serino, Wietske van der Zwaag, Roger Gassert, Olaf Blanke
Primary somatosensory cortex (S1) processes somatosensory information and is composed of multiple subregions. In particular, tactile information from the skin is encoded in three subregions, namely Brodmann areas (BAs) 3b, 1 and 2, with each area representing a complete map of the contralateral body. Although, much is known about the somatotopic organization of the hand in human S1, less research has been carried out regarding the somatotopic maps of the foot and leg in S1. Moreover, a latero-medial S1 organization along the superior part of the postcentral gyrus has been reported when moving from hip to toes, yet to date there is no study investigating leg/foot maps within the different subregions of S1...
June 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628783/automatic-retrieval-of-shoeprint-images-using-blocked-sparse-representation
#6
Sayyad Alizadeh, Cemal Kose
Shoe marks are regarded as remarkable clues which can be usually detected in crime scenes where forensic experts use them for investigating crimes and identifying the criminals. Hence, developing a robust method for matching shoeprints with one another is of critical significance which can be used for recognizing criminals. In this paper, a promising method is proposed for retrieving shoe marks by means of developing blocking sparse representation technique. In the proposed method, the queried image was divided into two blocks...
June 8, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628539/effects-of-an-off-axis-pivoting-elliptical-training-program-on-gait-function-in-persons-with-spastic-cerebral-palsy-a-preliminary-study
#7
Liang-Ching Tsai, Yupeng Ren, Deborah J Gaebler-Spira, Gadi A Revivo, Li-Qun Zhang
This preliminary study examined the effects of off-axis elliptical training on reducing transverse-plane gait deviations and improving gait function in 8 individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) (15.5 ± 4.1 years) who completed an training program using a custom-made elliptical trainer that allows transverse-plane pivoting of the footplates during exercise. Lower-extremity off-axis control during elliptical exercise was evaluated by quantifying the root-mean-square and maximal angular displacement of the footplate pivoting angle...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628433/a-68-year-old-man-with-a-blue-toe
#8
Kiyoshi Shikino, Takahiro Ota, Takanori Uehara, Masatomi Ikusaka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627315/bioabsorbable-fixation-screw-for-proximal-interphalangeal-arthrodesis-of-lesser-toe-deformities
#9
Jascha Armin Wendelstein, Peter Goger, Peter Bock, Reinhard Schuh, Priv Doz, Hans-Jörg Trnka
BACKGROUND: Although standard fixation of proximal interphalangeal (PIP) arthrodesis by K-wire is relatively inexpensive and well established, it does have some drawbacks, making newer fixation devices interesting. The aim of this study was to clinically and radiologically assess the operative correction of the lesser toe deformation in the form of a PIP arthrodesis using a bioabsorbable 2.7-mm fixation screw. METHODS: From January 2011 until October 2013, 34 patients underwent a PIP arthrodesis using the TRIM-IT (Arthrex) 2...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624667/schwannoma-and-neurofibroma-of-the-posterior-tibial-nerve-presenting-as-tarsal-tunnel-syndrome-review-of-the-literature-with-two-case-reports
#10
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Makgabo John Tladi, Nikiforos Pandelis Saragas, Paulo Norberto Ferrao, Andrew Strydom
BACKGROUND: Hallux valgus is the lateral deviation of the great toe at the MTPJ that has many attributing aetiologies. This study will aim to identify whether hallux valgus progresses over time in the oriental Chinese population in Hong Kong. METHODS: Patients with acquired symptomatic hallux valgus who presented to clinic between 2008 and 2013 were included. The deformities were analysed radiologically at presentation and pre-operative and angles were measured...
March 30, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622578/the-progression-of-hallux-valgus-in-the-oriental-chinese-population-in-hong-kong
#11
Kenneth Kin-Hoo Koo, Lung Fung Tse, Hi Shan Cheng, Kevin Ki Wai Ho
BACKGROUND: Hallux valgus is the lateral deviation of the great toe at the MTPJ that has many attributing aetiologies. This study will aim to identify whether hallux valgus progresses over time in the oriental Chinese population in Hong Kong. METHODS: Patients with acquired symptomatic hallux valgus who presented to clinic between 2008 and 2013 were included. The deformities were analysed radiologically at presentation and pre-operative and angles were measured...
March 31, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620870/severe-growth-deficiency-microcephaly-intellectual-disability-and-characteristic-facial-features-are-due-to-a-homozygous-qars-mutation
#12
Esther Leshinsky-Silver, Jiqiang Ling, Jiang Wu, Chana Vinkler, Keren Yosovich, Sarit Bahar, Miri Yanoov-Sharav, Tally Lerman-Sagie, Dorit Lev
Glutaminyl tRNA synthase is highly expressed in the developing fetal human brain. Mutations in the glutaminyl-tRNA synthetase (QARS) gene have been reported in patients with progressive microcephaly, cerebral-cerebellar atrophy, and intractable seizures. We have previously reported a new recessive syndrome of severe linear growth retardation, poor weight gain, microcephaly, characteristic facial features, cutaneous syndactyly of the toes, high myopia, and intellectual disability in two sisters of Ashkenazi-Jewish origin (Eur J Med Genet 2014;57(6):288-92)...
June 15, 2017: Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620418/the-changes-in-rats-with-sciatic-nerve-crush-injury-supplemented-with-evening-primrose-oil-behavioural-morphologic-and-morphometric-analysis
#13
Danial Ramli, Izzuddin Aziz, Masro Mohamad, Dauda Abdulahi, Junedah Sanusi
Nerve crush injuries are commonly used models for axonotmesis to examine peripheral nerve regeneration. As evening primrose oil (EPO) is rich in omega-6 essential fatty acid component and gamma-linolenic acid, studies have shown the potential role of EPO in myelination. Seventy-two healthy adult Sprague-Dawley rats were classified into three groups: normal group, control group, and experimental group. The result indicates that there was significant difference in toe-spreading reflex between the normal and the control groups (1...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619973/marjolin-s-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-hallux-following-recurrent-ingrown-toenail-infections
#14
Wahid Abdul, Barry James O'Neill, Anthony Perera
Marjolin's squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) affecting the toe is rare. Due to resemblance with benign conditions it can often result in misdiagnosis. We report a case of Marjolin's SCC affecting the proximal hallux in a patient with recurrent ingrown toenail infections. A 58-year-old woman with a background of wedge resections for ingrown toenail and distal phalanx amputation for osteomyelitis presented with pain and hyperkeratotic raised ulcer around the proximal phalanx. MRI scan revealed soft tissue mass infiltrating the proximal phalanx with biopsies confirming a SCC...
June 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614229/familial-clustering-of-congenital-deafness-patent-ductus-arteriosus-eisenmenger-complex-and-differential-cyanosis-a-case-report
#15
Ting-Wei Lin, Chih-Wei Tseng, Chi-Yao Huang, Kuo-Yang Wang, Kae-Woei Liang
RATIONALE: Few studies had reported syndromes that include patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with Eisenmenger syndrome and congenital deafness clustered in male siblings without facial, skeletal, or mental abnormalities. PATIENT CONCERNS: Two brothers, who were deaf and had PDA with Eisenmenger complex, were first seen at our Cardiology clinic at the ages of 25 and 41, respectively. They presented with progressive dyspnea on exertion. Upon physical examination, both brothers had clubbing and/or cyanotic toes, normal fingers, and without facial, skeletal, ophthalmological, or mental abnormalities...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610461/the-impact-of-transferred-vascularized-toe-joint-length-on-motion-arc-of-reconstructed-finger-proximal-interphalangeal-joints-a-cadaveric-study
#16
C-C Hsu, C Y Y Loh, D Kao, S L Moran, Y-T Lin
Vascularized toe joint transfer for finger proximal interphalangeal joint reconstruction can result in sub-optimal arc of motion and extension lag due to inappropriate intercalated bony segment length. We investigated the impact of intercalated segment length on passive arc of motion and extension lag of the reconstructed proximal interphalangeal joint. Cadaveric intercalated joint grafts were harvested from lesser toes and transferred to cadaveric fingers. The pre-determined finger proximal interphalangeal joint defect size was 2 cm...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610262/a-new-species-of-i-leptolalax-i-anura-megophryidae-from-vietnam
#17
Jodi J L Rowley, Vinh Q Dau, Trung T Cao
We describe a new, medium-sized Leptolalax species from north central Vietnam. Leptolalax puhoatensis sp. nov. is distinguished from its congeners by a combination of having a body size range of 24.2-28.1 mm in eight adult males and 27.3-31.5 mm in three adult females; distinct dorsolateral markings including blackish spots on the flank and dark canthal and/or temporal streaks; males with a reddish-brown venter, often with faint white dusting and females with a pale pink venter; skin on dorsum with tiny, indistinct, low tubercles in preservative, more distinct and forming low dorsal ridges on dorsal surface in life; toes with webbing basal and narrow lateral fringes; iris copper in upper half and golden in lower half; and a call consisting of a single note and a dominant frequency of 4...
June 1, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610206/a-new-species-of-i-pseudocalotes-i-squamata-agamidae-from-the-bukit-barisan-range-of-sumatra-with-an-estimation-of-its-phylogeny
#18
Michael B Harvey, Kyle Shaney, Amir Hamidy, Nia Kurniawan, Eric N Smith
We describe a new species of Pseudocalotes from montane forests of the central, western coast of Sumatra. The combination of 3 or 4 interoculabials, slightly enlarged and heavily keeled scales on the lower flanks, a white scapular spot, a relatively long fifth toe, bicarinate lamellae at the base of Toe III, absence of a postrictal modified scale, and three rows of paravertebrals directed dorsally and posteriorly distinguishes the new species from its congeners on Sumatra and Java. Among the new characters defined in this study, counts of subdigital lamellae within the "span of Toe V" proved particularly useful for diagnosing species of Pseudocalotes...
June 11, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610163/a-new-small-bent-toed-gecko-of-the-genus-i-cyrtodactylus-i-squamata-gekkonidae-from-the-lower-slopes-of-mount-tambora-sumbawa-island-indonesia
#19
Awal Riyanto, Mulyadi Mulyadi, Jimmy A McGuire, Mirza D Kusrini, Febylasmia Febylasmia, Irfan Haidar Basyir, Hinrich Kaiser
We describe the sixth species of bent-toed gecko from the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. This species was first collected on the banks of the Oi Marai River on the low northern slopes of Gunung (Mount) Tambora on Sumbawa Island. The new species is differentiated from Greater Sunda Islands (including Sulawesi) and Lesser Sunda Islands congeners by having the following unique combination of characters: (1) two scales between the second pair of postmentals in contact with the first pair; (2) dorsal surface of antebrachium tuberculate; (3) no tubercles on dorsal surface of brachium; (4) dorsal surfaces of thigh and crus tuberculate; (5) 18 irregularly aligned, longitudinal rows of keeled tubercles at midbody; (6) 26-27 paravertebral tubercles; (7) 40 ventral scales between indistinct ventrolateral folds; (8) 16-17 fourth-toe subdigital scales; (9) a continuous enlarged precloacal and femoral scales present, with the enlarged femoral scales arranged in three rows; (10) males with five to six precloacal pores, with four larger pores situated in a short groove; (11) femoral pores absent in both sexes; (12) lack of transversely enlarged subcaudal scales; and (13) 7-9 irregular, paired black blotches on the body...
March 13, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610143/a-new-species-of-i-leptolalax-i-anura-megophryidae-from-northern-vietnam
#20
Jodi J L Rowley, Vinh Q Dau, Huy D Hoang, Duong T T LE, Timothy P Cutajar, Tao T Nguyen
We describe a new, medium-sized Leptolalax species from Vietnam. Leptolalax petrops sp. nov. is distinguished from its congeners by a combination of having a medium-sized body (23.6-27.6 mm in 21 adult males, 30.3-47.0 mm in 17 adult females), immaculate white chest and belly, no distinct black markings on the head, highly tuberculate skin texture, toes lacking webbing and with narrow lateral fringes, and a call consisting of an average of four notes and a dominant frequency of 5.6-6.4 kHz (at 24.5-25.3 °C)...
March 16, 2017: Zootaxa
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