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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806708/predictive-simulation-of-diabetic-gait-individual-contribution-of-ankle-stiffness-and-muscle-weakening
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Gilmar F Santos, Aline A Gomes, Isabel C N Sacco, Marko Ackermann
Diabetic neuropathic individuals present massive muscle strength reduction at the ankle plantar- and dorsiflexors and increased joint stiffness. Our aim is to investigate the adaptation strategies to these musculoskeletal alterations during walking by means of predictive simulations. We used a seven segment planar musculoskeletal model actuated by eight Hill-type muscles in each leg. The effect of all passive tissue in muscles and other joint structures was modeled by net passive joint moment curves. The predictive simulations were generated by solving an optimal control problem that minimized a cost function, including effort and tracking terms, using direct collocation and a commercial optimal control package...
August 1, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806590/how-multi-segmental-patterns-deviate-in-spastic-diplegia-from-typical-developed
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Matteo Zago, Chiarella Sforza, Alessia Bona, Veronica Cimolin, Pier Francesco Costici, Claudia Condoluci, Manuela Galli
BACKGROUND: The relationship between gait features and coordination in children with Cerebral Palsy is not sufficiently analyzed yet. Principal Component Analysis can help in understanding motion patterns decomposing movement into its fundamental components (Principal Movements). This study aims at quantitatively characterizing the functional connections between multi-joint gait patterns in Cerebral Palsy. METHODS: 65 children with spastic diplegia aged 10.6 (SD 3...
August 8, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806255/intra-articular-melanoma-metastasis-in-the-ankle-joint
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Jennifer Murphy, Ian Brennan, Ciaran Johnston
Intra-articular melanoma metastases are rare. We present a case of a 65-year-old woman with metastatic melanoma in the right ankle joint. F-FDG PET/CT was performed from the vertex to the toes, which demonstrated FDG-avid inguinal lymphadenopathy and an intensely FDG-avid soft tissue mass adjacent to the neck of the talus within the right ankle joint. The intra-articular mass was subsequently resected and histologically confirmed as metastatic melanoma. This case emphasizes the value of the contemporaneous CT in these studies for accurate anatomical localization in diagnostically challenging clinical scenarios...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806248/bone-spect-ct-localizes-increased-bone-metabolism-and-subsequent-bone-resorption-in-reflex-sympathetic-dystrophy
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Hidetoshi Narimatsu, Tadaki Nakahara, Sayuri Kodama, Hiromi Hisazumi, Shinichi Tominaga, Kiyoshi Ohkuma, Masahiro Jinzaki
A 64-year-old man with lung cancer with a history of revascularization of the occluded right femoral artery underwent bone scintigraphy, which showed intense uptake in the distal side of the right leg. The additional SPECT/CT clarified that the uptake was predominantly increased in the epiphyses of the right ankle and foot with possible osteopenia. One month later, follow-up SPECT/CT showed the manifestation of periosteal resorption in the hypermetabolic sites with slight decrease in bone metabolism. Radiological correlation between bone metabolism and subsequent bone resorption in addition to clinical symptoms in this patient suggested the diagnosis of reflex sympathetic dystrophy...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805762/-a-study-of-combination-treatment-with-nacom-levodopa-carbodope-and-citicoline-in-the-model-of-parkinson-disease-in-rats
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V A Kashkin, E V Shekunova, M N Makarova, V G Makarov
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of the combined use of citicoline (neipilept) and levodopa/carbidopa (nakom) in the rotenone model of Parkinson's disease in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Rotenone was administrated during 14 days in dose 2 mg/kg/day subcutaneously. The duration of treatment was 7 days, intragastrically. Alteration of locomotor behavior components, muscular rigidity in resistance to passive flexion in the ankle joint and signs of extrapyramidal disorders were assessed...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805066/active-controlled-motion-in-early-rehabilitation-improves-outcome-after-ankle-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hendrik Jansen, Martin Jordan, Sönke Frey, Stefanie Hölscher-Doht, Rainer Meffert, Timo Heintel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of active controlled motion (ACM) after unstable ankle fractures needing initial partial weight-bearing. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Inpatient and outpatient clinic. SUBJECTS: A total of 50 patients with unstable ankle fractures and the need for partial weight-bearing for six weeks. INTERVENTIONS: Randomization in two groups: physiotherapy alone or physiotherapy with an additional ACM device...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804593/an-innovative-sealed-shoe-to-off-load-and-heal-diabetic-forefoot-ulcers-a-feasibility-study
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Gustav Jarl, Roy Tranberg
Background: Non-removable knee-high devices are the gold standard to treat diabetic foot ulcers located on the plantar forefoot, but they immobilize the ankle, which restricts daily life activities and has negative effects on joint functioning. Objective: To investigate the feasibility of sealing a therapeutic shoe to off-load and heal diabetic forefoot ulcers. Design: A case series of seven men with type 2 diabetes and a metatarsal head ulcer were prescribed therapeutic shoes and custom-made insoles. The shoe was sealed with a plastic band...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803825/cardiovascular-events-after-exposure-to-nilotinib-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-long-term-follow-up
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Nazanin Aghel, Jeffrey Howard Lipton, Eshetu G Atenafu, Dennis Dong Hwan Kim, Diego Hernan Delgado
INTRODUCTION: Nilotinib is a highly effective tyrosine kinase inhibitor in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, reports of cardiovascular toxicities caused by nilotinib have recently raised critical concerns. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence of cardiovascular events (CVEs) and frequency of asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) after long-term exposure to nilotinib. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present retrospective cohort, we evaluated the incidence of CVEs in 63 CML patients treated with nilotinib...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802698/in-hospital-costs-of-diabetic-foot-disease-treated-by-a-multidisciplinary-foot-team
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Willem D Rinkel, Jacky Luiten, Jelle van Dongen, Bram Kuppens, Johan W Van Neck, Suzanne Polinder, Manuel Castro Cabezas, J Henk Coert
BACKGROUND: The diabetic foot imposes significant burden on healthcare systems. Obtaining knowledge on the extent of the costs of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is of value to health care researchers investigating cost-effectiveness of interventions that prevent these costly complications. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the in-hospital costs associated with the treatment of DFUs by a multidisciplinary diabetic foot team. METHODS: Persons with DFUs presenting to our team in 2013 and 2014 were followed and use of care was estimated...
July 29, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802433/a-survey-of-the-prevalence-of-fatigue-its-precursors-and-individual-coping-mechanisms-among-u-s-manufacturing-workers
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Lin Lu, Fadel M Megahed, Richard F Sesek, Lora A Cavuoto
Advanced manufacturing has resulted in significant changes on the shop-floor, influencing work demands and the working environment. The corresponding safety-related effects, including fatigue, have not been captured on an industry-wide scale. This paper presents results of a survey of U.S. manufacturing workers for the: prevalence of fatigue, its root causes and significant factors, and adopted individual fatigue coping methods. The responses from 451 manufacturing employees were analyzed using descriptive data analysis, bivariate analysis and Market Basket Analysis...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802431/ankle-restrictive-firefighting-boots-alter-the-lumbar-biomechanics-during-landing-tasks
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Vy Vu, Anthony Walker, Nick Ball, Wayne Spratford
Firefighters incur high incidences of lower back and body injuries. Firefighting boots, with specific design requirements, have been shown to reduce ankle range of motion. This reduction has been associated with impaired force dissipation and lower body kinematic alterations. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the relationship between firefighting boots, lumbar biomechanics and load carriage during landing. Our data indicates that when wearing firefighting boots, lumbar forces increased and kinematics changed in frontal and transverse planes...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802418/delayed-presentation-or-delayed-diagnosis-a-retrospective-study-of-prospectively-collected-data-of-482-foot-and-ankle-injuries
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Rajiv Shah, Shivam Shah
BACKGROUND: Delayed presentation of injury cases is common in developing countries like India. It is prudent to study reasons for delayed presentations to focus preventive measures towards responsible factors. Since foot and ankle orthopaedics is in its infancy in India, it was deemed to be worthwhile to study reasons for delayed presentations of foot and ankle injuries. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from 482 foot and ankle injuries treated at our three foot and ankle centres over past three years was undertaken...
August 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802220/comparison-of-lower-limb-muscle-strength-between-diabetic-neuropathic-and-healthy-subjects-using-opensim
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Alessandra Scarton, Ilse Jonkers, Annamaria Guiotto, Fabiola Spolaor, Gabriella Guarneri, Angelo Avogaro, Claudio Cobelli, Zimi Sawacha
Diabetes neuropathy and vasculopathy are the two major complications of diabetes mellitus, leading to diabetic foot disease, of which the worst consequences are plantar ulcers and amputations. Motor impairments like joint stiffness and loss of balance are distinctive effects of diabetes and they have been extensively explored. However, while altered muscle function has been also assessed through experimentally measured surface electromyography, little is known about muscle forces. The objective of this study was to estimate muscle forces in subjects with diabetes and to use these data to identify differences with respect to a population of healthy subjects matched for age and BMI...
July 31, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802150/mir-let-7a-regulates-anti-citrullinated-protein-antibody-induced-macrophage-activation-and-correlates-with-the-development-of-experimental-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Wei Zhu, Jianbo Yu, Shou Qiu, Haifeng Liu, Yan Wang, Xiaoyan Xu, Lili Shao, Lingling Zhu, Yan Jiao, Fan Liu, Xiaodong Zhu
Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) are a key serological marker of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To investigate whether miR-let7a downregulated ACPA-induced macrophage activation and arthritis, miR-let7a levels were assessed in the synovial fluid from patients with RA or osteoarthritis (OA). In addition, expression of the pro-inflammatory genes HMGA2, PI3K, and IRF5 was examined in ACPA-induced macrophages and a collagen antibody-induced mouse model of arthritis. As expected, miR-let7a expression in synovial fluid macrophages was substantially lower in patients with RA than in those with OA...
August 9, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801390/the-benefits-of-hardware-removal-in-patients-with-pain-or-discomfort-after-fracture-healing-of-the-ankle-a-systematic-review-protocol
#15
Alexandra Thune, Mårten Hagelberg, Hans Nåsell, Olof Sköldenberg
INTRODUCTION: For any orthopaedic surgeon working with trauma; ankle fractures are one of the most common injuries treated. The treatment of ankle fractures can be conservative, using external fixation, but more commonly the fractures are treated with open reduction and internal fixation. Residual pain and discomfort are common in patients after surgical treatment of fractures of the ankle. Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether the pain or discomfort is due to the implants left in situ or the primary injury itself...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800855/radiographic-analysis-of-the-lower-limbs-using-the-hip-calcaneus-line-in-healthy-individuals-and-in-patients-with-varus-knee-osteoarthritis
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Toshikazu Tanaka, Koji Takayama, Shingo Hashimoto, Noriyuki Kanzaki, Shinya Hayashi, Ryosuke Kuroda, Tomoyuki Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Several recent reports define the line from the centre of the femoral head to the lowest point of the calcaneus. The purpose of this study was to comparatively examine the usefulness of the hip-calcaneus (HC) line and hip-ankle (HA) line for the evaluation of lower-limb alignment in healthy individuals and in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Participants included 34 healthy individuals (mean age, 26.4years) and 34 patients with OA (mean age, 74...
August 8, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800719/total-ankle-arthroplasty-comparing-perioperative-outcomes-when-performed-at-an-orthopaedic-specialty-hospital-versus-an-academic-teaching-hospital
#17
David M Beck, Eric M Padegimas, David I Pedowitz, Steven M Raikin
BACKGROUND: The number of total ankle arthroplasties (TAAs) performed in the United States has risen significantly in recent years, as has utilization of orthopaedic specialty hospital (OSH) to treat healthy patients undergoing elective surgery. The purpose of this study was to compare postoperative outcomes following TAA at an OSH when compared with a matching population of patients undergoing TAA at an academic teaching hospital (ATH). METHODS: We identified all TAA from January 2014 to December 2014 at the OSH and January 2010 to January 2016 at the ATH...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800714/sagittal-subtalar-and-talocrural-joint-assessment-during-ambulation-with-controlled-ankle-movement-cam-boots
#18
Benjamin D McHenry, Emily L Exten, Janelle A Cross, Karen M Kruger, Brian Law, Jessica M Fritz, Gerald Harris
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the current study was to determine sagittal plane talocrural and subtalar kinematic differences between barefoot and controlled ankle movement (CAM) boot walking. This study used fluoroscopic images to determine talar motion relative to tibia and calcaneal motion relative to talus. METHODS: Fourteen male subjects (mean age 24.1 ± 3.5 years) screened for normal gait were tested. A fluoroscopy unit was used to collect images at 200 Hz during stance...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800713/application-of-high-speed-dual-fluoroscopy-to-study-in-vivo-tibiotalar-and-subtalar-kinematics-in-patients-with-chronic-ankle-instability-and-asymptomatic-control-subjects-during-dynamic-activities
#19
Koren E Roach, K Bo Foreman, Alexej Barg, Charles L Saltzman, Andrew E Anderson
BACKGROUND: Abnormal angular and translational (ie, kinematic) motion at the tibiotalar and subtalar joints is believed to cause osteoarthritis in patients with chronic ankle instability (CAI). METHODS: In this preliminary study the investigators quantified and compared in vivo tibiotalar and subtalar kinematics in 4 patients with CAI (3 women) and 10 control subjects (5 men) using dual fluoroscopy during a balanced, single-leg heel-rise and treadmill walking at 0...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800708/multiplanar-correction-of-the-lesser-digital-deviation-and-indirect-plantar-plate-rupture-repair-using-a-braided-polyethylene-nylon-suture-a-technique-guide
#20
Cody D Blazek, Roberto A Brandão, Jeffrey M Manway, Patrick R Burns
Forefoot and lesser digital pathology continues to be a challenging area of surgical correction for foot and ankle surgeons. Many techniques for the correction of digital deformities secondary to plantar plate rupture, regardless of planal dominance, have been described including direct repair and metatarsal shortening osteotomies for repair. The authors present a new technique for multiplanar correction of deformed lesser digits without direct repair of the plantar plate rupture utilizing a specialty suture...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
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