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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099107/case-238-spontaneous-pneumothorax-secondary-to-intrapulmonary-necrobiotic-rheumatoid-nodule
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Ammar A Chaudhry, Maryam Gul, Abbas A Chaudhry, William Moore
History A 54-year-old white woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis who was taking glucocorticoids and methotrexate presented to the emergency department in December with worsening shortness of breath and chest heaviness for 1 week. She reported additional symptoms of weakness, headache, and arthralgia primarily involving her bilateral hands, wrist, ankles, and feet. She denied experiencing fevers, syncope or presyncope, focal neurologic deficits, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, unintentional weight loss, or recent trauma...
February 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098055/nonsurgical-treatment-of-mason-type-ii-radial-head-fractures-in-athletes-a-retrospective-study
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M Guzzini, A Vadalà, A Agrò, V Di Sanzo, D Pironi, A Redler, P Serlorenzi, L Proietti, C Civitenga, D Mazza, R M Lanzetti, Andrea Ferretti
OBJECTIVE: The best treatment for moderately displaced radial head fractures (Mason type II) still remains controversial. In cases of isolated fractures, there is no evidence that a fragment displacement of ≥ 2 mm gives poor results in conservatively treated fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 52 patients (31M, 21F) affected by an isolated Mason type II fracture, treated with a long arm cast for two weeks between 2008 and 2013. All patients had practiced sports before being injured...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072711/the-coexistence-of-sapho-syndrome-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report
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Wenrui Xu, Chen Li, Weihong Zhang
RATIONAL: SAPHO (Synovitis-Acne-Pustulosis-Hyperstosis-Osteitis) syndrome is a rare disease featured by its dermatological and osteoarthritic disorders, the latter of which mainly affecting the anterior chest wall, spine, and sacroiliac joint. However, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease, mainly affecting the synovial tissue of small joints in hands and feet. Here, we present an extremely rare case diagnosed with both SAPHO syndrome and RA, with an onset interval of 10 years...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070627/-tendinopathy-in-rheumatic-diseases
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M Henniger, S Rehart
Involvement of tendons and tendon sheaths is frequently found in the most common inflammatory systemic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis. In rheumatoid arthritis tendon manifestations occur as tenosynovitis, with swelling and pain of the tendons mainly on the hands and feet. In spondyloarthritis the involvement of tendons presents as enthesitis with pain and swelling directly at the attachment points of tendons to the bony structures and more commonly in the lower extremities. Pathological alterations of tendons can be normally visualized by sonography and only sometimes with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or scintigraphy...
January 9, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061494/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-lumbar-spondylosis-and-its-association-with-low-back-pain-among-rural-korean-residents
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Sung Yeon Lee, Nam H Cho, Young Ok Jung, Young Il Seo, Hyun Ah Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of and the relevant risk factors for lumbar spondylosis (LS) among middle-aged and elderly rural Korean residents and to explore the association between radiographic LS and lower back pain (LBP) in relation to age and gender. METHODS: This community-based, cross-sectional study evaluated 1512 subjects with available radiograph. The prevalence of LBP was obtained using a questionnaire and disability resulting from LBP was measured using a validated Korean version of the Oswestry disability index (ODI)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053264/unconstrained-metacarpophalangeal-joint-arthroplasties-a-systematic-review
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R S Aujla, N Sheikh, P Divall, B Bhowal, J J Dias
AIMS: We performed a systematic review of the current literature regarding the outcomes of unconstrained metacarpophalangeal joint (MCPJ) arthroplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We initially identified 1305 studies, and 406 were found to be duplicates. After exclusion criteria were applied, seven studies were included. Outcomes extracted included pre- and post-operative pain visual analogue scores, range of movement (ROM), strength of pinch and grip, satisfaction and patient reported outcome measures (PROMs)...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031726/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-medical-and-legal-ramifications-of-clinical-variability-and-experience-and-perspective-of-a-practicing-clinician
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R P Lazaro
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the ramifications of clinical variability of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and how they can affect the various aspects of this condition, favorably or unfavorably, for both patients and participating medical and legal professionals. METHODS: Twelve patients diagnosed with CRPS at different times in the past 25 years were followed up, and their signs and symptoms were reviewed for variability. None had preexisting or ongoing medical disorders and prior injury to the peripheral nerves or musculoskeletal tissues...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028685/rapid3-scores-and-hand-outcome-measurements-in-ra-patients-a-preliminary-study
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Merita Qorolli, Hajrije Hundozi-Hysenaj, Sylejman Rexhepi, Blerta Rehxepi, Simeon Grazio
The Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data 3 (RAPID3) is a patient-reported disease activity measure used to assess physical function, pain, and global health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without formal joint counts. Since hand involvement and its decreased function are hallmarks of RA, the aim of our study was to investigate the performance of RAPID3 scores with regard to hand function and to confirm previous findings that the RAPID3 score as a disease activity measure is strongly correlated with the DAS28 score...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018087/a-unique-case-of-bilateral-trans-scaphoid-perilunate-dislocation-with-dislocation-of-lunate-into-the-forearm
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Siddharth R Virani, Sagar Wajekar, Hariharan Mohan, Aditya A Dahapute
INTRODUCTION: Perilunate dislocations are commonly seen after fall on an outstretched hand in extremes of dorsiflexion and ulnar deviation. A greater arc injury is one when there is an associated fracture of one or more bones around the lunate while a lesser arc injury is associated with pure ligamentous disruption around the lunate. CASE REPORT: We report a unique case of bilateral trans-scaphoid perilunate dislocation in a 35-year-old male labourer. This is the first reported case where the lunate dislocated into the forearm on the volar aspect...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008295/relationship-between-lymph-node-volume-and-pain-following-certolizumab-therapy-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-flare-a-pilot-study
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Homaira Rahimi, Gregory Dieudonne, Valeriy Kheyfits, Echoe M Bouta, Ronald W Wood, Rick Barrett, Sharon Moorehead, Edward M Schwarz, Christopher T Ritchlin
OBJECTIVES: The mechanisms that trigger flare in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are unknown. In murine arthritis models, dysfunctional lymph node (LN) drainage is associated with joint flare. To examine if LN alterations are associated with RA flare, we analyzed the change in LN volume via contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI) in patients with active joint flare at baseline and 16 weeks after certolizumab pegol (CZP) therapy. We also assessed the changes in popliteal or epitrochlear LN volumes versus the Rheumatoid and Arthritis Outcome Score (RAOS) (knee), or the Michigan Hand Questionnaire (MHQ; wrist/hand), and Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28), at baseline and 16 weeks...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926913/effect-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-on-strength-dexterity-coordination-and-functional-status-of-the-hand-the-relationship-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
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Asiye Mukaddes Erol, Esma Ceceli, Selma Uysal Ramadan, Pınar Borman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on strength, dexterity, coordination and functional status of the hand and to determine the relation with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty eight patients with RA and thirty three controls were included in the study. There were five drop-outs in RA group. Pain was assessed by visual analog scale. Painful and swollen joints of the dominant hand were recorded. Hand deformities of the patients were noted...
November 23, 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909126/medium-term-outcomes-of-the-universal-2-total-wrist-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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R Badge, K Kailash, D R Dickson, S Mahalingam, A Raza, A Birch, D Nuttall, S R Murali, M J Hayton, S Talwalkar, A C Watts, I A Trail
AIMS: The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of the Universal-2 total wrist arthroplasty (TWA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective review of all 95 Universal-2 TWAs which were performed in our institution between 2003 to 2012 in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A total of six patients were lost to follow-up and two died of unrelated causes. A total of ten patients had bilateral procedures...
December 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884200/a-three-stage-procedure-using-bone-transportation-for-the-treatment-of-sternoclavicular-infectious-arthritis
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Hua Chen, Xinran Ji, Ming Hao, Qun Zhang, Peifu Tang
BACKGROUND: Sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) infectious arthritis is a rare disease. A standard treatment for SCJ infection has not been established. This study aimed to assess the clinical outcomes of a three-stage procedure with bone transportation (BT) for treating SCJ infectious arthritis. METHODS: Six patients (mean age 39.5 years) with chronic SCJ infectious arthritis were included in the study. The patients underwent a three-stage treatment between January 2009 and December 2012, and results were analyzed retrospectively...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863343/acrometastasis-following-colorectal-cancer-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Kozar Agha, Khalid Akbari, Syed Husain Abbas, Simon Middleton, Daniel McGrath
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal cancer commonly metastasises to the liver, peritoneum and lungs. Bony metastases are uncommon in colorectal cancer and in particular metastases to the hands or feet (acrometastasis) are an extremely rare occurrence. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old male with a colonic malignancy underwent elective anterior resection. Intra-operatively he was found to have a pelvic collection necessitating an end colostomy. Histology confirmed complete Dukes B tumour excision with no evidence of lymph node metastases...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855045/-four-corner-fusion-in-patients-with-wrist-arthritis
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María Francisca Vázquez-Alonso, Alberto Viñas-Silva
Scapholunate advance collapse (SLAC) and Scaphoid nonunion advance collapse (SNAC), are the two most common patterns of postraumatic wrist arthritis. SLAC wrist develops after attenuation, either traumatically or atraumatically, of the scapholunate ligament. Atraumatic causes of SLAC wrist include calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate deposition disease, reumathoid arthritis, neuropathic diseases, and b2-microglobulin asociated amyloid deposition diseases. On the other hand, SNAC wrist develops following a scahpoid fracture that has progressed to a nonunion...
2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843078/minimum-10-year-clinical-and-radiological-follow-up-of-trapeziectomy-with-interposition-or-suspensionplasty-for-basal-thumb-arthritis
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G Pomares, D Delgrande, F Dap, G Dautel
HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this article is to analyze clinical and radiological outcomes of trapeziectomy performed for basal thumb arthritis after a minimum follow-up of 10 years to gain further insight from shorter and medium-term studies reporting satisfactory evolution. METHODS: We reviewed 67 trapeziectomies, operated on by the same senior surgeon after a minimum follow-up of 10 years. The sample included 16 cases of suspensionplasty and 51 interpositions. Clinical outcome evaluated strength, pain, joint amplitude, Kapandji opposition score, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score, complications and revision surgery...
December 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785580/management-of-scaphoid-nonunions-with-vascularized-bone-grafts-from-the-distal-radius-mid-to-long-term-follow-up
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Konstantinos N Malizos, Zoe Dailiana, Sokratis Varitimidis, Antonios Koutalos
Scaphoid nonunion represents a challenging problem that leads to disability if neglected. Vascularized bone grafts are proposed to augment the local biology and increase the likelihood of union but long-term outcomes are sparse. In this work, we present the mid- to long-term outcome of 140 scaphoid nonunions managed with vascularized bone grafts from the distal radius. Sixteen patients underwent concomitant closed wedge osteotomy of the distal radius because of arthritic changes. There were 130 males and ten females, with mean time from injury to surgery 3...
October 26, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783110/-arthrodesis-of-the-proximal-interphalangeal-joint-of-fingers-with-tension-band-wire
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B Hohendorff, J Franke, C K Spies, L P Müller, C Ries
OBJECTIVE: Arthrodesis of the proximal interphalangeal joint of fingers in a functional and pain-free position. INDICATIONS: Primary and secondary osteoarthritis, traumatic joint destruction, posttraumatic malposition, instability, joint destruction due to infection, irreparable extensor and/or flexor tendon lesion, recurrent flexion deformity in Dupuytren's disease, arthritis (e. g., rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis), failed resection arthroplasty, failed prosthesis, congenital disorder (e...
October 25, 2016: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781977/treatment-of-unstable-distal-phalanx-fractures-by-extra-articular-dip-pinning-a-series-of-12-cases
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G Prunières, S Gouzou, S Facca, A-S Matheron, N Maire, J-J Hidalgo Díaz, P Liverneaux
: Unstable distal phalanx fractures are typically treated by pinning of the distal phalanx or the distal interphalangeal joint (DIP). Complications include unstable fixation, K-wire migration, septic arthritis and osteoarthritis. To limit these complications, we wanted to explore the benefits of using locked extra-articular DIP pinning. The cohort consisted of 12 patients (mean age 36.3 years) who had an extra-articular (6 cases) or intra-articular distal phalanx fracture (6 cases). All patients were treated surgically with a construct consisting of two connected K-wires: one was placed inside the shaft of the distal phalanx and the other was placed perpendicular to the middle phalanx...
October 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771479/surgical-management-for-destructive-atlantoaxial-spondyloarthropathy-in-long-term-hemodialysis-patients
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Je Hoon Jeong, Hee Kyung Kim, Soo Bin Im
BACKGROUND: Atlantoaxial spondyloarthropathy most often results from rheumatoid arthritis, cancer metastasis, or basilar invagination. Dialysis-related spondyloarthropathy is a rare cause of spinal deformity and cervical myelopathy at the atlantoaxial joint. We report 2 patients on long-term hemodialysis who presented with atlantoaxial spondyloarthropathy. CASE DESCRIPTION: Two patients with end-stage renal failure presented with a history of progressively worsening neck pain, motion limitation, and gait disturbance...
October 19, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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