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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214014/controlling-the-digital-ulcerative-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis-is-associated-with-improved-hand-function
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Luc Mouthon, Patrick H Carpentier, Catherine Lok, Pierre Clerson, Virginie Gressin, Eric Hachulla, Alice Bérezné, Elisabeth Diot, Aurélie Khau Van Kien, Patrick Jego, Christian Agard, Anne-Bénédicte Duval-Modeste, Agnès Sparsa, Eve Puzenat, Marie-Aleth Richard
OBJECTIVES: Ischemic digital ulcers (DU) represent a major complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc). We investigated the impact of controlling the ulcerative disease on disability, pain, and quality of life in SSc patients receiving bosentan. METHODS: ECLIPSE (Study AC-052-517) is a 2-year prospective, multicenter, and observational study. Patients with SSc who experienced at least 1 DU in the previous year and received bosentan were included between October 2009 and March 2011...
January 13, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213633/associations-between-pain-catastrophizing-and-cognitive-fusion-in-relation-to-pain-and-upper-extremity-function-among-hand-and-upper-extremity-surgery-patients
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Sezai Özkan, Emily L Zale, David Ring, Ana-Maria Vranceanu
BACKGROUND: Patients who present to hand surgery practices are at increased risk of psychological distress, pain, and disability. Greater catastrophic thinking about pain is associated with greater pain intensity, and initial evidence suggest that, together, catastrophic thinking about pain and cognitive fusion (i.e., interpretation of thoughts as true) are associated with poorer pain outcomes. PURPOSE: We tested whether cognitive fusion or catastrophic thinking interacts in relation to pain and upper extremity physical function among patients seeking care from a hand surgeon...
February 17, 2017: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212594/percutaneous-full-endoscopic-treatment-of-bertolotti-syndrome-a-report-of-three-cases-with-technical-note
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Byapak Paudel, Hyeun-Sung Kim, Jee Soo Jang, Jeong Hoon Choi, Sung Kyun Chung, Jung Sup Lee, Jeong Hoon Kim, Seong Hoon Oh, Il Tae Jang
Background Bertolotti syndrome is characterized by an abnormal enlargement of the transverse process of the most caudal lumbar vertebra. Most of the time it is asymptomatic, but when it is symptomatic it is associated with low back pain, radiating leg pain, or both. There is no consensus regarding management of this pathology. Open to minimal invasive tubular resection techniques are described in the literature, but a full endoscopic resection technique has not yet been described. Endoscopic technique is a less invasive target-oriented iliolumbar ligament preserving technique...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211292/clinical-and-functional-outcome-of-open-primary-repair-of-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tears-associated-with-distal-radius-fractures
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Faisal Johandi, Sreedharan Sechachalam
PURPOSE: We evaluate the clinical and functional outcome of open primary repair of acute TFCC tears in distal radius fracture, when there is gross intraoperative distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instability after fixation of the distal radius, in the absence of an ulnar styloid fracture or when the ulnar fracture fragment is too small to be fixed. METHODS: A retrospective review of our institution's distal radius fracture database over a 4-year period (January 2010 to December 2013)...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210859/effectiveness-of-peloid-therapy-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-single-blind-study
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Burcu Metin Ökmen, Meliha Kasapoğlu Aksoy, Aygül Güneş, Riza Eröksüz, Lale Altan
Carpal tunnel syndrome(CTS) is the most common neuromuscular cause of upper extremity disability. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of peloid therapy in patients with CTS. This randomized, controlled, single-blind study enrolled 70 patients between the ages of 30 to 65 who had a diagnosis of either mild, mild-to-moderate, or moderate CTS. The patients were randomized into two groups using random number table. In the first group, (Group 1)(n = 35), patients were given splint (every night for 6 weeks) + peloid treatment(five consecutive days a week for 2 weeks) and in the second group, (Group 2)(n = 28), patients received splint treatment(every night for 6 weeks) alone...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207658/association-between-paraspinal-muscle-morphology-clinical-symptoms-and-functional-status-in-patients-with-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy
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Maryse Fortin, Octavian Dobrescu, Matthew Courtemanche, Carolyn J Sparrey, Carlo Santaguida, Michael G Fehlings, Michael H Weber
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess fatty infiltration and asymmetry of the multifidus (MF), semispinalis cervicis (SCer), semispinalis capitis (SCap), and splenius capitis (SPL) muscles in patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM), and evaluate their correlations with clinical symptoms and functional scores. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical muscle alterations have been reported in patients with chronic neck pain, but the assessment of cervical muscle morphology has been overlooked in patients with DCM...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207185/age-related-changes-in-laser-evoked-potentials-following-trigeminal-and-hand-stimulation-in-healthy-subjects
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M de Tommaso, K Ricci, A Montemurno, E Vecchio
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate age-related changes in laser-evoked potential (LEP) features, including habituation, via trigeminal and hand stimulation in a large group of healthy volunteers. METHODS: We recorded the LEPs by right-hand stimulation in 237 healthy subjects and by stimulation of the right supraorbital zone in 170 cases. The subjects ranged in age from 7 to 72 years and were divided into six groups by age. RESULTS: At the trigeminal level, the N2 and P2 latencies were significantly shorter and the N2-P2 amplitude was significantly larger in the 7-17 age group than in the other groups...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205480/extensor-tendon-instability-due-to-sagittal-band-injury-in-a-martial-arts-athlete-a-case-report
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Andrew Kochevar, Ghazi Rayan
A Taekwondo participant sustained a hand injury from punching an opponent that resulted in painful instability of the ring finger extensor digitorum communis tendon due to sagittal band damage. His symptoms resolved after reconstructive surgery on the sagittal band (SB) with stabilization of the extensor tendon over the metacarpophalangeal joint.
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205470/arthrodesis-of-little-finger-distal-interphalangeal-joint-in-flexion-to-regain-sporting-ability
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S M Beecher, D E O'Briain, J P Ng, E Murphy, M E O'Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Finger injuries are common in the sport of hurling. Injury to the little finger distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ) often occurs when a high dropping ball impacts on the outstretched finger. The little finger contributes to approximately 15% of grip strength. Injury therefore results in reduced grip strength and may impair the ability of players to grip or catch a ball. METHODS: Six elite hurlers with post-traumatic arthritis of their non-dominant little finger DIPJ underwent arthrodesis in 30 degrees of flexion...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205252/sensory-deficits-after-a-radial-nerve-injury
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Jayme Augusto Bertelli, Erica Cavalli, Vera Lúcia Mendes Lehn, Marcos Flávio Ghizoni
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to objectively test sensibility on the dorsal side of the hand in patients with radial nerve injury, to document deficits and to detect if surgery for sensory reconstruction is needed. METHODS: Nineteen patients of mean age 31 ± 10 years were examined at a mean of 26.4 ± 27.8 months post radial nerve injury. Sensory mechanical thresholds on the dorsal surface of the hand were evaluated using Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments...
February 16, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203556/complete-mesocolic-excision-in-right-hemicolectomy-comparison-between-hand-assisted-laparoscopic-and-open-approaches
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Qin-Song Sheng, Zhe Pan, Jin Chai, Xiao-Bin Cheng, Fan-Long Liu, Jin-Hai Wang, Wen-Bin Chen, Jian-Jiang Lin
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the feasibility, safety, and technical strategies of hand-assisted laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision (HAL-CME) and to compare oncological outcomes between HAL-CME and the open approach (O-CME) for right colon cancers. METHODS: Patients who were scheduled to undergo a right hemicolectomy were divided into HAL-CME and O-CME groups. Measured outcomes included demographic variables, perioperative parameters, and follow-up data. Demographic variables included age, sex distribution, body mass index (BMI), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification, previous abdominal surgery, tumor localization, and potential comorbidities...
February 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203512/unusual-volar-pulp-location-of-glomus-tumor
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Ian A Rosner, Anne E Argenta, Kia M Washington
Glomus tumors are benign, painful growths originating from glomus bodies and comprise just 1% of tumors arising in the hand, with fewer than 10% in the volar pulp of digits. Hallmark symptoms of glomus tumors include hypersensitivity to cold, heightened pinprick sensitivity, and paroxysmal pain. We report a 72-year-old, right-hand dominant man who presented with pain in the left middle finger, localized to the tip. The fingertip was incredibly sensitive to touch, and his pain increased at night. He reported no recollection of trauma...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203103/the-impact-of-anxiety-and-depressive-symptoms-on-chronic-pain-in-conservatively-and-operatively-treated-hand-surgery-patients
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Niklaus Egloff, Barbara Wegmann, Bettina Juon, Stefanie Stauber, Roland von Känel, Esther Vögelin
The aim of this prospective study was to examine to what extent anxiety and depressive symptoms predict the level of pain at 4-month follow-up in hand surgery patients. A total of 132 consecutive patients (mean age: 51.5±17.1 years, 51.9% female) of a tertiary center for hand surgery participated in this study. The patients underwent conservative or operative treatment, depending on the nature of their hand problem. The initial pain assessment included psychometric testing with the hospital anxiety and depression scale...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197849/effect-of-myofascial-techniques-for-treatment-of-upper-limb-dysfunctions-in-breast-cancer-survivors-randomized-controlled-trial
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An De Groef, Marijke Van Kampen, Nele Verlvoesem, Evi Dieltjens, Lore Vos, Tessa De Vrieze, Marie-Rose Christiaens, Patrick Neven, Inge Geraerts, Nele Devoogdt
PURPOSE: Besides pain, myofascial dysfunctions may contribute to the presence of upper limb impairments such as impaired range of motion, decreased strength, lymphedema, and altered postures and kinematics. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of myofascial therapy in addition to a standard physical therapy program for treatment of upper limb dysfunctions in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Fifty women treated for a unilateral breast cancer with pain and myofascial dysfunctions at the upper limb region...
February 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197789/surgical-outcome-for-severe-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-in-patients-aged-70%C3%A2-years-a-mean-follow-up-of-4-5%C3%A2-years
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Jinsong Tong, Bin Xu, Zhen Dong, Chenggang Zhang, Yudong Gu
BACKGROUND: Surgical outcomes for cubital tunnel syndrome have been reported to be satisfactory, but could be compromised by advanced age and severe nerve compression. We aim to evaluate the prognosis of severe cubital tunnel syndrome in patients aged >70 years. METHODS: This retrospective study included 25 patients (26 extremities, all McGowan grade III, age >70 years); 21 underwent subcutaneous transposition and 5 in situ decompression. Postoperative follow-up lasted >2 years...
February 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197660/radiographic-and-surgical-considerations-in-arthritis-surgery-of-the-hand
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REVIEW
Violeta Nikac, Philip Blazar, Brandon Earp, Barbara N Weissman
Indications for hand surgeries include unremitting joint pain, deformity and stiffness, often secondary to arthritis. Several surgical options are available, including arthrodesis (fusion) and joint arthroplasty. Classically arthrodesis is performed in situations with poor bone stock and supporting soft tissues. Arthroplasty is reserved for patients and joints in which preservation of function is important and bone stock and soft tissue support are adequate. In this article we will review various techniques for arthrodesis and arthroplasty, their post-surgical imaging appearance, including key findings important to surgeons, and the findings that indicate post-surgical complications...
February 14, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194523/-establishment-of-the-new-cross-sectional-field-of-pain-medicine-an-application-example-at-the-medical-faculty-of-heidelberg
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S Frankenhauser, T Böker-Blum, C Busch, C Berberich, A L Mihaljevic, M A Weigand, H J Bardenheuer, J Kessler
Studies from recent years paint a picture of qualitatively deficient treatment in pain medicine. In order to improve the situation knowledge on targeted diagnostics and effective therapy should be imparted at an early stage during undergraduate studies. For this reason the cross-sectional field Q14 - pain medicine was newly created in the revision of the medical physician licencing regulations. The Q14 was then established in a longitudinal, multidisciplinary form at the medical faculty in Heidelberg, whereby the complete Kern cycle was run through...
February 13, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183230/arthroscopic-assisted-tendon-reconstruction-for-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-irreparable-tears
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R Luchetti, A Atzei
We report our 11-year experience of performing arthroscopically assisted triangular fibrocartilage complex reconstruction in the treatment of chronic distal radio-ulnar joint instability resulting from irreparable triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries. Eleven patients were treated. Three skin incisions were made in order to create radial and ulna tunnels for passage of the tendon graft, which is used to reconstruct the dorsal and palmar radio-ulnar ligaments, under fluoroscopic and arthroscopic guidance...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182595/treatment-of-advanced-kienb%C3%A3-ck-disease-with-a-vascularized-radial-bone-flap-wrapped-in-the-pronator-quadratus
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Sang Ki Lee, Kap Jung Kim, Hyuck Soo Shin, Won Sik Choy
PURPOSE: In the present study, we aimed to assess the radiologic and clinical outcomes after excision of the lunate, insertion of a vascularized radial bone flap wrapped in the pronator quadratus, and distraction with an external fixator of the joint, for the treatment of avascular necrosis of the lunate with carpal height collapse, fragmentation, and perilunar osteoarthritic changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2006 to July 2014, a total of 25 patients (13 men and 12 women; mean age, 38...
March 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182264/relative-risk-of-and-determinants-for-adverse-events-of-methotrexate-prescribed-at-a-low-dose-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-placebo-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
C Mazaud, L Fardet
Low-dose (i.e., ≤30 mg/week) methotrexate is widely prescribed by dermatologists. However, there are few evidence-based data regarding the relative risk of and determinants for adverse events associated with this treatment. The aims of this review were to assess the relative risk of and the determinants for adverse events associated with low-dose methotrexate exposure. A systematic review was undertaken using the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL databases. Randomized controlled trials comparing low-dose methotrexate with placebo were eligible...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
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