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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150565/the-role-of-macrophages-in-the-response-to-tnf-inhibition-in-experimental-arthritis
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Qi-Quan Huang, Robert Birkett, Renee Doyle, Bo Shi, Elyssa L Roberts, Qinwen Mao, Richard M Pope
The reduction of synovial tissue macrophages is a reliable biomarker for clinical improvement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and macrophages are reduced in synovial tissue shortly after initiation of TNF inhibitors. The mechanism for this initial response is unclear. These studies were performed to identify the mechanisms responsible for the initial reduction of macrophages following TNF inhibition, positing that efflux to draining lymph nodes was involved. RA synovial tissue and synovial fluid macrophages expressed CCR7, which was increased in control macrophages following incubation with TNF-α...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150297/prolonged-stretching-of-the-ankle-plantarflexors-elicits-muscle-tendon-adaptations-relevant-to-ankle-gait-kinetics-in-children-with-spastic-cerebral-palsy
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Teresa Martín Lorenzo, Eduardo Rocon, Ignacio Martínez Caballero, Ana Ramírez Barragán, Sergio Lerma Lara
Tissue related ankle hyper-resistance has been reported to contribute to equinus gait in children with spastic cerebral palsy. Hence, ankle plantarflexor stretching programs have been developed in order to restore passive ankle dorsiflexion. Despite high quality evidence on the limited effects of stretching on passive joint mobility, further muscle-tendon adaptations have been reported which may impact gait performance. As such, children with spastic cerebral palsy subject to long-term manual static stretching achieved dorsiflexion gains through the reduction of muscle and fascicle strain whilst preserving tendon strain, and prolonged use of ankle-foot orthoses achieved similar dorsiflexion gains through increased tendon strain whilst preserving muscle and fascicle strain...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149841/establishment-of-rat-ankle-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis-model-induced-by-malleolus-fracture
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Dawei Liang, Jian Sun, Fangyuan Wei, Jianzhong Zhang, Pengcui Li, Yingke Xu, Xianwen Shang, Jin Deng, Ting Zhao, Lei Wei
BACKGROUND: Malleolar fracture, which is present in 37-53% of human ankle osteoarthritis (OA), is the most common type of fracture in the ankle joint. In spite of this, no rat animal model has been developed for this type of injury to date. Here, we established a rat ankle post-traumatic OA (PTOA) model induced by malleolar fracture; this model will be useful in ankle OA research. METHODS: Two-month-old male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomized into 2 groups (n = 19 per group): 1) malleolus articular fracture, dislocation, and immediate reduction on the right joints and 2) malleolus articular fracture on the right ankle...
November 17, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149741/the-isolated-posterior-malleolar-fracture-and-syndesmotic-instability-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Diederik P J Smeeing, Roderick M Houwert, Moyo C Kruyt, Falco Hietbrink
INTRODUCTION: Ankle fractures are among the most common type of fractures in the lower extremity. A posterior malleolar fracture is frequently part of a more complex ankle fracture and only in rare cases it occurs as isolated injury. Posterior malleolar fractures often occur with associated injuries, such as a Maisonneuve fracture or with bi- or trimalleolar ligamentous injuries. Knowledge about these associated injuries is essential to prevent missed diagnoses. The aim of this article is to describe the isolated posterior malleolar fracture, the possible associated injuries, the diagnostic work-up and therapeutic consequences...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149639/translation-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-measurement-properties-of-the-brazilian-version-of-the-identification-of-functional-ankle-instability-idfai-questionnaire
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Bruna Reclusa Martinez, Andrea D Lopes Sauers, Cintia Lopes Ferreira, Luciana de Castro Lugli, Paola Christina Gama Turchetto, Carrie L Docherty, Liu Chiao Yi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to describe the translation and cultural adaptation, and to test the validity and reliability of the Brazilian version of the Identification of Functional Ankle Instability (IdFAI) questionnaire. DESIGN: This was a clinical measurement. SETTING: This research took place at the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty college students participated in the translation and cultural adaptation, while another 50 students participated in the measurements (validity and reliability)...
October 7, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149213/optimal-design-and-control-of-an-electromechanical-transfemoral-prosthesis-with-energy-regeneration
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Farbod Rohani, Hanz Richter, Antonie J van den Bogert
In this paper, we present the design of an electromechanical above-knee active prosthesis with energy storage and regeneration. The system consists of geared knee and ankle motors, parallel springs for each motor, an ultracapacitor, and controllable four-quadrant power converters. The goal is to maximize the performance of the system by finding optimal controls and design parameters. A model of the system dynamics was developed, and used to solve a combined trajectory and design optimization problem. The objectives of the optimization were to minimize tracking error relative to human joint motions, as well as energy use...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148848/corrigendum
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Klemola T, Leppilahti J, Laine V, et al. Effect of first tarsometatarsal joint derotational arthrodesis on first ray dynamic stability compared to distal chevron osteotomy. Foot Ankle Int. 2017;38(8):847-854. (Original DOI: 10.1177/1071100717706153).
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148842/erratum
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Yao H, Lu H, Zhao H, et al. Open reduction assisted with an external fixator and internal fixation with calcaneal locking plate for intra-articular calcaneal fractures. Foot Ankle Int. 2017;38(10):1107-1114. (Original DOI: 10.1177/1071100717715908) The above article appeared with the incorrect corresponding author. The correct corresponding author is Huading Lu, PhD. The corrected corresponding author information is below: Corresponding Author: Huading Lu, PhD, Department of Orthopaedics, The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, NO...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148541/integrated-genomic-analysis-identifies-deregulated-jak-stat-myc-biosynthesis-axis-in-aggressive-nk-cell-leukemia
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Liang Huang, Dan Liu, Na Wang, Shaoping Ling, Yuting Tang, Jun Wu, Lingtong Hao, Hui Luo, Xuelian Hu, Lingshuang Sheng, Lijun Zhu, Di Wang, Yi Luo, Zhen Shang, Min Xiao, Xia Mao, Kuangguo Zhou, Lihua Cao, Lili Dong, Xinchang Zheng, Pinpin Sui, Jianlin He, Shanlan Mo, Jin Yan, Qilin Ao, Lugui Qiu, Hongsheng Zhou, Qifa Liu, Hongyu Zhang, Jianyong Li, Jie Jin, Li Fu, Weili Zhao, Jieping Chen, Xin Du, Guoliang Qing, Hudan Liu, Xin Liu, Gang Huang, Ding Ma, Jianfeng Zhou, Qian-Fei Wang
Aggressive NK-cell leukemia (ANKL) is a rare form of NK cell neoplasm that is more prevalent among people from Asia and Central and South America. Patients usually die within days to months, even after receiving prompt therapeutic management. Here we performed the first comprehensive study of ANKL by integrating whole genome, transcriptome and targeted sequencing, cytokine array as well as functional assays. Mutations in the JAK-STAT pathway were identified in 48% (14/29) of ANKL patients, while the extracellular STAT3 stimulator IL10 was elevated by an average of 56-fold (P < 0...
November 17, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148242/infrapopliteal-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-critical-limb-ischemia-the-time-has-come-for-collaborative-streamlined-diagnostic-and-treatment-paradigms
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EDITORIAL
Michael S Levy
The diagnosis, surveillance, and management of infrapopliteal critical limb ischemia remain inconsistent among clinicians. This study demonstrates that using an absolute ankle pressure of >73 mm Hg or an absolute toe pressure increase of 1 mm Hg or greater post endovascular intervention in patients with infrapopliteal critical limb ischemia may be predictive of a reduction in target limb revascularization, amputation, and death. This study highlights the need for vascular societies to come together to promote standardized screening, surveillance, and treatment paradigms for this complex population...
November 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148155/identifying-biomechanical-gait-parameters-in-adolescent-boys-with-haemophilia-using-principal-component-analysis
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L B Suckling, D Stephensen, M C Cramp, R Mahaffey, W I Drechsler
INTRODUCTION: Improvements in the medical management for those with haemophilia have resulted in improved clinical outcomes. However, current treatment regimens do not alleviate all joint haemarthroses with the potential for long-term joint deterioration remaining. The evaluation of functional activities such as gait, using standardized tools to monitor children with haemophilia is emerging. AIM: This study explored differences in sagittal plane biomechanics of walking in adolescent boys aged 11-18 years with haemophilia and an age-matched group of typically developing boys...
November 17, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147730/on-the-skilled-plantar-flexor-motor-action-and-unique-electromyographic-activity-of-ballet-dancers
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Sakiko Saito, Hiroki Obata, Mayumi Kuno-Mizumura, Kimitaka Nakazawa
The study aimed to compare the ability of dance and non-dance subjects to perform fine control of a simple heel-raising/lowering movement, and to determine if there are any differences in motor unit activity in the primary plantar flexor muscles during the movement. Subjects were instructed to accurately track a sinusoidal trace with a heel-raising and lowering movement at four controlled frequencies (1, 0.5, 0.25, and 0.125 Hz). The ankle joint angle was used to characterize movement errors from the target...
November 16, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147568/environmental-influences-on-the-skin-microbiome-of-humans-and-cattle-in-rural-madagascar
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Melissa B Manus, James J Yu, Lawrence P Park, Olaf Mueller, Sarah C Windsor, Julie E Horvath, Charles L Nunn
Background and objectives: The skin harbors a dynamic community of microorganisms, where contact with humans, other animals and the environment can alter microbial communities. Most research on the human skin microbiome features Western populations living in hygienic conditions, yet these populations have vastly different patterns of environmental contact than the majority of people on Earth, including those living in developing countries. Methodology: We studied skin microbial communities of humans and cattle (zebu) in rural Madagascar to investigate how zebu ownership affects microbial composition of the human skin, and to characterize non-Western human and zebu skin communities more generally...
2017: Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146741/presence-of-monosodium-urate-crystal-deposition-by-dual-energy-ct-in-patients-with-gout-treated-with-allopurinol
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Nicola Dalbeth, Savvas Nicolaou, Scott Baumgartner, Jia Hu, Maple Fung, Hyon K Choi
OBJECTIVE: Dual-energy CT (DECT) detects and quantifies monosodium urate (MSU) crystal deposition with high precision. This DECT study assessed crystal deposition in patients with gout treated with stable-dose allopurinol, and investigated potential clinical determinants for crystal deposition. METHODS: Patients with gout treated with allopurinol ≥300 mg daily for at least 3 months were prospectively recruited from the USA and New Zealand, using monitored enrolment to include approximately 25% patients with palpable tophi and approximately 50% with serum urate (sUA) levels <6...
November 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146284/supervised-learning-techniques-and-their-ability-to-classify-a-change-of-direction-task-strategy-using-kinematic-and-kinetic-features
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Chris Richter, Enda King, Eanna Falvey, Andrew Franklyn-Miller
This study examines the ability of commonly used supervised learning techniques to classify the execution of a maximum effort change of direction task into predefined movement pattern as well as the influence of fuzzy executions and the impact of selected features (e.g. peak knee flexion) towards classification accuracy. The experiment utilized kinematic and kinetic data from 323 male subjects with chronic athletic groin pain. All subjects undertook a biomechanical assessment and had been divided previously into 3 different movement strategies in an earlier paper...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146221/takedown-of-ankle-arthrodesis-with-insufficient-fibula-surgical-technique-and-intermediate-term-follow-up
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John M Schuberth, Jeffrey C Christensen, Chad Seidenstricker
Conversion of ankle arthrodesis to total ankle arthroplasty has recently gained popularity. However, technical challenges are present when treating patients without a sufficient fibular buttress. We describe a technique for restoration of an adequate fibular buttress using an iliac crest bone graft or malleolar relocation. The results of 10 patients with an average follow-up period of 56 (range 24 to 123) months are presented. Of the 10 patients, 3 underwent tricortical iliac bone augmentation of the fibula, 4 underwent repositioning of the remnant fibula, and in 3, the in situ fibula was used...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146220/autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-for-talar-osteochondral-lesions-comparison-between-5-year-follow-up-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-and-7-year-follow-up-clinical-results
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Gherardo Pagliazzi, Francesca Vannini, Milva Battaglia, Laura Ramponi, Roberto Buda
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is an established surgical procedure that has provided satisfactory results. The aim of the present study was to correlate the clinical outcomes of a series of 20 patients treated by ACI at a 7-year follow-up examination with the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T2-mapping 5-year follow-up findings. We evaluated 20 patients using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score preoperatively and the established follow-up protocol until 87.2 ± 14.5 months...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146092/ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-changes-in-the-muscle-architecture-of-the-gastrocnemius-with-botulinum-toxin-treatment-for-lower-extremity-spasticity-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Akihiro Kawano, Taiichiro Yanagizono, Ichiro Kadouchi, Tetsuya Umezaki, Etsuo Chosa
BACKGROUND: Botulinum toxin A treatment involves injecting botulinum toxin A to relax muscle spasticity. Using ultrasonography, this study examined changes in the muscle architecture before and after treatment to evaluate the influence of botulinum toxin A injection on muscles. METHODS: The participants included 18 children (mean age, 6.2 years) with cerebral palsy who were treated with botulinum toxin A for lower extremity spasticity and 27 healthy children (mean age, 6...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145979/current-ultrasound-application-in-the-foot-and-ankle
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REVIEW
Nahum Michael Beard, Robert Patrick Gousse
This article is a comprehensive review of the current utilizations of ultrasound in the treatment of orthopedic conditions of the foot and ankle. It reviews the diagnostic and interventional applications to commonly encountered lower-extremity ailments, including plantar fasciosis, tendinosis, and peripheral nerve disorders. It also outlines minimally invasive ultrasound-guided procedures and emerging therapies as alternatives to current treatments. These emerging therapies can be used to assist surgeons and provide options for patients needing intervention...
January 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145978/outpatient-management-of-ankle-fractures
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REVIEW
Charles Qin, Robert G Dekker, Mia M Helfrich, Anish R Kadakia
Interest in outpatient orthopedic surgery has been fueled by provider desire to control costs and development of rapid recovery protocols. Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a commonly elected treatment strategy for ankle fracture that may be performed in an outpatient setting. Lessons on cost-savings of the outpatient model in orthopedics can be learned in total joint replacement and spine surgery. Moreover, in properly selected patients, outpatient ORIF has been shown to be comparably safe. Reasons for admission of the surgically managed patient with ankle fractures, including concern for surgical delay and additional social factors, warrant further investigation...
January 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
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