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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804760/autopsy-case-of-the-c12orf65-mutation-in-a-patient-with-signs-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Hideaki Nishihara, Masatoshi Omoto, Masaki Takao, Yujiro Higuchi, Michiaki Koga, Motoharu Kawai, Hiroo Kawano, Eiji Ikeda, Hiroshi Takashima, Takashi Kanda
OBJECTIVE: To describe the autopsy case of a patient with a homozygous 2-base deletion, c171_172delGA (p.N58fs), in the C12orf65 gene. METHODS: We described the clinical history, neuroimaging data, neuropathology, and genetic analysis of the patients with C12orf65 mutations. RESULTS: The patient was a Japanese woman with a history of delayed psychomotor development, primary amenorrhea, and gait disturbance in her 20s. She was hospitalized because of respiratory failure at the age of 60...
August 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803852/dynamic-feet-distance-a-new-functional-assessment-during-treadmill-locomotion-in-normal-and-thoracic-spinal-cord-injured-rats
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Camila Cardoso Diogo, Luís Maltez da Costa, José Eduardo Pereira, Vítor Filipe, Pedro Alexandre Couto, Luís G Magalhães, Stefano Geuna, Paulo A Armada-da-Silva, Ana Colette Maurício, Artur Severo Varejão
Of all the detrimental effects of spinal cord injury (SCI), one of the most devastating is the disruption of the ability to perform functional movement. Very little is known on the recovery of hindlimb joint kinematics after clinically-relevant contusive thoracic lesion in experimental animal models. A new functional assessment instrument, the dynamic feet distance (DFD) was used to describe the distance between the two feet throughout the gait cycle in normal and affected rodents. The purpose of this investigation was the evaluation and characterization of the DFD during treadmill locomotion in normal and T9 contusion injured rats, using three-dimensional (3D) instrumented gait analysis...
August 10, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797961/influence-of-different-degrees-of-bilateral-emulated-contractures-at-the-triceps-surae-on-gait-kinematics-the-difference-between-gastrocnemius-and-soleus
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M Attias, A Bonnefoy-Mazure, G De Coulon, L Cheze, S Armand
INTRODUCTION: Ankle plantarflexion contracture results from a permanent shortening of the muscle-tendon complex. It often leads to gait alterations. The objective of this study was to compare the kinematic adaptations of different degrees of contractures and between isolated bilateral gastrocnemius and soleus emulated contractures using an exoskeleton. METHODS: Eight combinations of contractures were emulated bilaterally on 10 asymptomatic participants using an exoskeleton that was able to emulate different degrees of contracture of gastrocnemius (biarticular muscle) and soleus (monoarticular muscle), corresponding at 0°, 10°, 20°, and 30° ankle plantarflexion contracture (knee-flexed and knee-extended)...
July 31, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797589/association-between-frailty-and-cognitive-impairment-cross-sectional-data-from-toulouse-frailty-day-hospital
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Bertrand Fougère, Matthieu Daumas, Matthieu Lilamand, Sandrine Sourdet, Julien Delrieu, Bruno Vellas, Gabor Abellan van Kan
BACKGROUND: A consensus panel, based on epidemiologic evidence, argued that physical frailty is often associated with cognitive impairment, possibly because of common underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. The concepts of cognitive frailty and motoric cognitive risk were recently proposed in literature and may represent a prodromal stage for neurodegenerative diseases. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between cognition and the components of the physical phenotype of frailty...
August 7, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796579/effects-of-localized-x-ray-irradiation-on-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-in-transected-sciatic-nerve-in-rats
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Bo Jiang, Yong Zhang, Jiaju Zhao, Chang She, Xiaozhong Zhou, Qirong Dong, Peiji Wang
Low-dose radiation has been used in clinical and experimental models for the prevention of scarring and for fracture healing. There is evidence that low-dose radiation improves the hormesis of various cell types but little is known about its effects on peripheral nerve tissue. In this study, we investigated the beneficial effects of low-dose radiation on the regeneration of transectional peripheral nerve injury in an experimental rat model. Seventy-two male Sprague-Dawley rats received transection injury to the left sciatic nerves, and the nerves were subsequently sutured by epineurium end-to-end anastomosis to restore continuity...
August 10, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790331/3d-printed-personalized-titanium-plates-improve-clinical-outcome-in-microwave-ablation-of-bone-tumors-around-the-knee
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Limin Ma, Ye Zhou, Ye Zhu, Zefeng Lin, Lingling Chen, Yu Zhang, Hong Xia, Chuanbin Mao
Microwave ablation has been widely accepted in treating bone tumor. However, its procedure is time-consuming and usually results in postoperative fractures. To solve this problem, we designed and fabricated titanium plates customized to the patients' bone structures. The personalized titanium plates were then used for fixation after the removal of tumorous tissue. Specifically, 3D models of tumor-bearing bone segments were constructed by using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The 3D models were used to design the personalized titanium plates...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789998/does-hip-joint-positioning-affect-maximal-voluntary-contraction-in-the-gluteus-maximus-gluteus-medius-tensor-fasciaelatae-and-sartorius-muscles
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Jules Bernard, Julien Beldame, Stéphane Van Driessche, Helena Brunel, Thomas Poirier, Patrice Guiffault, Jean Matsoukis, Fabien Billuart
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty (THA) is presumed to provide functional and clinical benefits, whereas in fact the literature reveals that gait and posturographic parameters following THA do not recover values found in the general population. There is a significant disturbance of postural sway in THA patients, regardless of the surgical approach, although with some differences between approaches compared to controls: the anterior and anterolateral minimally invasive approaches seem to be more disruptive of postural parameters than the posterior approach...
August 5, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780695/quantitative-multimodal-evaluation-of-passaging-human-neural-crest-stem-cells-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
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Jian Du, Huanwen Chen, Kailiang Zhou, Xiaofeng Jia
Peripheral nerve injury is a major burden to societies worldwide, however, current therapy options (e.g. autologous nerve grafts) are unable to produce satisfactory outcomes. Many studies have shown that stem cell transplantation holds great potential for peripheral nerve repair, and human neural crest stem cells (hNCSCs), which give rise to a variety of tissues in the peripheral nervous system, are particularly promising. NCSCs are one of the best candidates for clinical translation, however, to ensure the viability and quality of NCSCs for research and clinical use, the effect of in vitro cell passaging on therapeutic effects needs be evaluated given that passaging is required to expand NCSCs to meet the demands of transplantation in preclinical research and clinical trials...
August 5, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768325/estimating-risk-of-postsurgical-general-and-geriatric-complications-using-the-vespa-preoperative-tool
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Lillian Min, Karen Hall, Emily Finlayson, Michael Englesbe, William Palazzolo, Chiao-Li Chan, Hechuan Hou, Ashley Miller, Kathleen M Diehl
Importance: As greater numbers of older patients seek elective surgery, one approach to preventing postoperative complications is enhanced assessment of risks during preoperative evaluation. Objective: To determine whether a geriatric assessment tool can be implemented in a preoperative clinic and can estimate risk of postoperative complications. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this prospective cohort study, patients 70 years of age or older were assessed in a preoperative clinic for elective surgery from July 9, 2008, to January 5, 2011...
August 2, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765802/clinical-gait-analysis-on-a-patient-undergoing-surgical-correction-of-kyphosis-from-severe-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Ram Haddas, Theodore Belanger
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the axial skeleton, including the sacroiliac joints, costovertebral joints, and the spine. Patients with AS found to have an alter gait pattern. The purpose of this study was to investigate biomechanical alterations in gait after surgical correction in a patient with severe kyphosis from AS. METHODS: A case report in controlled laboratory study, a pretest-posttest design...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764704/objective-impairments-of-gait-and-balance-in-adults-living-with-hiv-1-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Karina Berner, Linzette Morris, Jochen Baumeister, Quinette Louw
BACKGROUND: Gait and balance deficits are reported in adults with HIV infection and are associated with reduced quality of life. Current research suggests an increased fall-incidence in this population, with fall rates among middle-aged adults with HIV approximating that in seronegative elderly populations. Gait and postural balance rely on a complex interaction of the motor system, sensory control, and cognitive function. However, due to disease progression and complications related to ongoing inflammation, these systems may be compromised in people with HIV...
August 1, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761930/prevalence-of-spinocerebellar-ataxia-36-in-a-us-population
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Juliana M Valera, Tatyana Diaz, Lauren E Petty, Beatriz Quintáns, Zuleima Yáñez, Eric Boerwinkle, Donna Muzny, Dmitry Akhmedov, Rebecca Berdeaux, Maria J Sobrido, Richard Gibbs, James R Lupski, Daniel H Geschwind, Susan Perlman, Jennifer E Below, Brent L Fogel
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and clinical features of individuals affected by spinocerebellar ataxia 36 (SCA36) at a large tertiary referral center in the United States. METHODS: A total of 577 patients with undiagnosed sporadic or familial cerebellar ataxia comprehensively evaluated at a tertiary referral ataxia center were molecularly evaluated for SCA36. Repeat primed PCR and fragment analysis were used to screen for the presence of a repeat expansion in the NOP56 gene...
August 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761524/selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-treating-spastic-diplegia
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Hussam Abou Al-Shaar, Muhammad Tariq Imtiaz, Hazem Alhalabi, Shara M Alsubaie, Abdulrahman J Sabbagh
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a motor disorder that interferes with mobility and affects the quality of life. Different approaches have been utilized to address patients with spastic diplegia, among which is selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR). Although SDR has been shown to be efficacious in treating spastic patients, many neurologists and neurosurgeons are not well aware of the procedure, its indications, and expected outcomes due to the limited number of centers performing this procedure...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756345/gait-alterations-in-the-uae-population-with-and-without-diabetic-complications-using-both-traditional-and-entropy-measures
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Kinda Khalaf, Haitham M Al-Angari, Ahsan H Khandoker, Sungmun Lee, Wael Almahmeed, Habiba S Al Safar, Herbert F Jelinek
Diabetic foot, one of the most common and debilitating manifestations of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), is the leading cause of worldwide non-traumatic lower extremity amputations. Diabetics who are at risk of ulceration are currently mainly identified by a thorough clinical examination of the feet, which typically does not show clear symptoms during the early stages of disease progression. In this study, we used a non-linear dynamics tool, gait entropy (GaitEN), in addition to traditional linear gait analysis methods, to investigate gait alterations amongst diabetic patients with combinations of three types of T2DM related complications: retinopathy, diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and nephropathy...
July 21, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754420/identifying-changes-in-gait-waveforms-following-a-strengthening-intervention-for-women-with-knee-osteoarthritis-using-principal-components-analysis
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Elora C Brenneman, Monica R Maly
Lower limb strengthening exercise is pivotal for the management of symptoms related to knee osteoarthritis (OA). Though improvement in clinical symptoms is well documented, concurrent changes in gait biomechanics are ill-defined. This may occur because discrete analyses miss changes following an intervention, analyses limited to the knee undermine potential mechanical trade-offs at other joints, or strengthening interventions not been designed based on biomechanical principles. The purpose of this study was to characterize differences in entire gait waveforms for sagittal plane ankle, knee, and hip angles and external moments; the knee adduction moment; and frontal plane hip angle and moment following 12-weeks of a previously designed novel lower limb strengthening program...
July 11, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754232/motor-subtype-changes-in-early-parkinson-s-disease
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Robert S Eisinger, Christopher W Hess, Daniel Martinez-Ramirez, Leonardo Almeida, Kelly D Foote, Michael S Okun, Aysegul Gunduz
INTRODUCTION: Distinct motor subtypes of Parkinson's disease (PD) have been described through both clinical observation and through data-driven approaches. However, the extent to which motor subtypes change during disease progression remains unknown. Our objective was to determine motor subtypes of PD using an unsupervised clustering methodology and evaluate subtype changes with disease duration. METHODS: The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative database of 423 newly diagnosed PD patients was utilized to retrospectively identify unique motor subtypes through a data-driven, hierarchical correlational clustering approach...
July 21, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752090/dr-buzby-s-toegrips-%C3%A2-application-results-in-minimal-changes-in-kinetic-gait-parameters-in-normal-dogs
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James K Roush, Leslie E Moore, Walter C Renberg
Poor traction on slick surfaces is difficult for dogs with neurologic deficits, osteoarthritis, or recovering from injury or surgery. Many dogs respond inappropriately to slick surfaces by decreasing digital pad-floor contact and extending their toenails. A device marketed to increase paw-floor friction in dogs was evaluated. Fifteen normal dogs underwent kinetic gait analysis before and after application of Dr. Buzby's ToeGrips(®). Ground reaction forces, including vertical peak force (VPF) and impulse for each limb, were measured and compared between pre- and post-application values...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750788/autologous-platelet-concentrates-as-treatment-for-avascular-necrosis-of-femoral-head-in-a-dog
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Estefanía Parra, Andrea Vergara, Raúl F Silva
Avascular necrosis of the femoral head is a developmental disturbance that generally affects young dogs of small breeds and produces ischemic necrosis of the femoral head resulting in an incongruous and malformed joint. The most common treatment is the excisional arthroplasty of the head and femoral neck. The aim of this study is to describe the treatment of avascular necrosis in a Yorkshire dog using intra-articular injections of autologous platelet concentrate. Evaluations were made at 0, 15, 30, 60, and 120 days of treatment, describing the following parameters: clinical gait analysis, perimetry, goniometry, and radiographic evaluations...
March 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750259/impact-of-series-length-on-statistical-precision-and-sensitivity-of-autocorrelation-assessment-in-human-locomotion
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T B Warlop, B Bollens, Ch Detrembleur, G Stoquart, T Lejeune, F Crevecoeur
Long-range autocorrelations (LRA) are a robust feature of rhythmic movements, which may provide important information about neural control and potentially constitute a powerful marker of dysfunction. A clear difficulty associated with the assessment of LRA is that it requires a large number of cycles to generate reliable results. Here we investigate how series length impacts the reliability of LRA assessment. A total of 94 time series extracted from walking or cycling tasks were re-assessed with series length varying from 64 to 512 data points...
July 24, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745974/role-of-total-ankle-arthroplasty-in-stiff-ankles
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James W Brodsky, Justin M Kane, Akira Taniguchi, Scott Coleman, Yahya Daoud
BACKGROUND: The decision tree for the operative treatment of end-stage ankle arthritis involves either ankle arthrodesis (AA) or total ankle arthroplasty (TAA). Although both have documented success providing diminished pain, improved patient-centered outcomes, and improved objective measures of function, arthroplasty is unique in its ability to preserve motion at the tibiotalar joint. Arthroplasty procedures are normally thought of as a motion-sparing surgery rather than a motion-producing procedure, which may limit its success in patients with stiff ankles...
July 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
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