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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050507/effectiveness-of-an-overall-progressive-resistance-strength-program-for-improving-the-functional-capacity-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Felipe Martinelli Lourenzi, Anamaria Jones, Daniele Freitas Pereira, João Henrique Costa Alves Dos Santos, Rita Nely Vilar Furtado, Jamil Natour
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of overall progressive resistance training in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical trial with blinded assessor and intention-to-treat analysis. SETTING: Outpatient clinics. SUBJECTS: Sixty patients with rheumatoid arthritis according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria, aged between 18 and 65 years old, under stable medication and not performing regular physical activity were randomized into two groups: intervention group (IG) and control group (CG)...
November 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050163/-preliminary-outcomes-of-percutaneously-looped-thread-transection-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-stenosing-tenosynovitis
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C L Wang, S F Huang, Z Q Wang, Q L Ge, X G Dong
Objective: To investigate the percutaneously looped thread transection for treatment of stenosing tenosynovitis and evaluate its treatment outcome. Methods: From January 2014 to October 2016, Eighty-four patients with stenosing tenosynovitis were randomly divided into the open decompressionand group (42 cases) and percutaneously looped thread transection group (42 cases) in Department of Orthopedics, Affiliated Laiwu Hospital of Taishan Medical College. Incision near the digit horizontal stripes, tendon sheath were cut off in the open decompressionand group...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049892/velocity-of-the-muscle-tendon-unit-is-sex-dependent-and-not-altered-with-acute-static-stretch
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Carey L Simpson, Rowan R Smart, Dylan Ee Melady, Jennifer M Jakobi
Contraction velocity of a muscle tendon unit (MTU) is dependent upon the interrelationship between fascicles shortening and the tendon lengthening. Altering the mechanical properties of these tissues through a perturbation such as static stretching slows force generation. Females, who have inherently greater compliance compared with males have slower velocity of MTU components. The addition of a static stretch might further exacerbate this sex difference. The purpose of this study was to investigate the velocity of fascicle shortening and tendon lengthening in males and females during isometric maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) of the plantar flexors prior to and following an acute static stretch...
October 19, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045857/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-the-use-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-spasticity-post-stroke
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A McIntyre, M Mirkowski, S Thompson, A M Burhan, T Miller, R Teasell
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common and potentially debilitating complication that develops after stroke, arising in approximately 30% of patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in improving spasticity after stroke. DESIGN: Meta-analysis and systematic review. SETTING: N/A PATIENTS: A total of 273 post-stroke (hemorrhagic=123, ischemic=150) participants were included with sample sizes ranging from 5 to 80...
October 15, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045325/effects-of-two-years-of-calorie-restriction-on-aerobic-capacity-and-muscle-strength
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Susan B Racette, James Rochon, Mary L Uhrich, Dennis T Villareal, Sai Krupa DAS, Luigi Fontana, Manjushri Bhapkar, Corby K Martin, Leanne M Redman, Paul J Fuss, Susan B Roberts, William E Kraus
PURPOSE: Calorie restriction (CR) improves health span and delays age-related diseases in many species. The multicenter Comprehensive Assessment of Long-term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy (CALERIE) study was the first randomized controlled trial of CR in nonobese humans. The aim of this investigation was to determine the effects of CR on V˙O2max and muscle strength in the CALERIE trial. METHODS: Healthy, normal-weight, and mildly overweight women and men (n = 218, mean ± SE age = 37...
November 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045229/case-247-jersey-finger-of-the-fifth-finger
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Viviane Marie Créteur, Pierre François Durieux, Nicolas Cuylits
History A 34-year-old man without underlying medical conditions came to the emergency department for evaluation of persistent pain over the volar portion of his right fifth finger after a fall during a football match 3 days before. At physical examination, the injured finger was swollen and purple. Passive and active flexion of the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints were compromised, without interphalangeal instability. Radiography was performed in the emergency department, and the patient was released with a diagnosis of a fifth digit sprain...
November 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044202/the-effects-of-exoskeleton-assisted-knee-extension-on-lower-extremity-gait-kinematics-kinetics-and-muscle-activity-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Zachary F Lerner, Diane L Damiano, Thomas C Bulea
Individuals with cerebral palsy often exhibit crouch gait, a debilitating and inefficient walking pattern marked by excessive knee flexion that worsens with age. To address the need for improved treatment, we sought to evaluate if providing external knee extension assistance could reduce the excessive burden placed on the knee extensor muscles as measured by knee moments. We evaluated a novel pediatric exoskeleton designed to provide appropriately-timed extensor torque to the knee joint during walking in a multi-week exploratory clinical study...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042331/the-first-experience-of-triple-nerve-transfer-in-proximal-radial-nerve-palsy
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Mohammadreza Emamhadi, Sasan Andalib
BACKGROUND: Injury to distal of posterior cord of brachial plexus leads to palsy of the radial and axillary nerves. The symptoms are usually motor deficits of the deltoid muscle, triceps brachii muscle, and the extensor muscles of the wrist, thumb and fingers. Tendon transfers, nerve grafts, and nerve transfers are options of surgical treatment of proximal radial nerve palsy to restore some motor functions. Tendon transfer is painful, requires a long immobilization, and decreases donor muscle strength; nevertheless, nerve transfer produces promising outcome...
October 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039270/commentary-on-the-effect-of-adding-active-flexion-to-modified-kleinert-regime-on-outcomes-for-zone-1-to-3-flexor-tendon-repairs-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Xiang Zhou, Jing Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037936/super-refractory-nonconvulsive-status-epilepticus-due-to-self-poisoning-with-metaldehyde
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José L Fernández-Torre, Alicia Paramio-Paz, Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Borregán, Pedro Orizaola, Pilar Bosque-Varela, Miguel A Hernández-Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Metaldehyde self-poisoning in adults is uncommon and, to the best of our knowledge, an episode of super-refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus (sr-NCSE) following an suicide attempt has not been previously demonstrated. CASE REPORT: A 68-year-old woman was admitted to our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in coma. On neurologic examination, the pupils were reactive, brainstem reflexes were present and plantar responses were flexor bilaterally. Routine laboratory tests were unremarkable...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037633/pilates-increases-the-isokinetic-muscular-strength-of-the-knee-extensors-and-flexors-in-elderly-women
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Laís Campos Oliveira, Raphael Gonçalves Oliveira, Deise Aparecida de Almeida Pires-Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Pilates has been shown to be effective for increasing muscle strength in older adults, however, some variables have not yet been explored. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the effects of Pilates on the isokinetic muscular strength of the knee extensors and flexors at 60°/s, in elderly women. METHOD: Thirty-two women were randomized into two groups: control group (CG, n = 16, age = 64.2 ± 0.8 years; BMI = 25.0 ± 1.2 kg/m(2)), and experimental group (EG, n = 16, age = 63...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037620/the-effects-of-strengthening-exercises-for-wrist-flexors-and-extensors-on-muscle-strength-and-counter-stroke-performance-in-amateur-table-tennis-players
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Raoyrin Chanavirut, Nontawit Udompanich, Phraophimon Udom, Ponlapat Yonglitthipagon, Wanida Donpunha, Saowanee Nakmareong, Juinichiro Yamauchi
This study aims to evaluate the effects of strengthening exercises on wrist flexor and extensor strength, hand grip strength, and counter-stroke performance. Thirty amateur table tennis players were recruited and randomly allocated into two groups: the control and the training group (n = 15/group). Pre- and post-data were collected. The training group performed home exercises for six weeks using a bucket filled with water, while the controls were asked to keep their lifestyle as usual. The general characteristics were no significant differences...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037618/immediate-effect-of-mental-practice-with-and-without-mirror-therapy-on-muscle-activation-in-hemiparetic-stroke-patients
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Tamise Aguiar Caires, Luciane Fernanda Rodrigues Martinho Fernandes, Lislei Jorge Patrizzi, Rafael de Almeida Oliveira, Luciane Aparecida Pascucci Sande de Souza
Mental practice (MP) consists of the repeated mental rehearsal of a physical skill without movement, called motor imagery (MI). Studies show that MP and MI associated mirror therapy (MPMT) may improve muscle control of the upper limbs in hemiparesis. This study aimed to evaluate muscle activation during active flexion of the wrist (MA), MP, and MPMT in patients with history of stroke and hemiparesis. Individuals diagnosed with stroke showing sequelae of upper limb hemiparesis were enrolled. The flexor carpi ulnaris was analyzed using electromyography during tasks (MA, MP, MPMT) involving wrist flexion...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037114/home-based-hand-rehabilitation-with-a-robotic-glove-in-hemiplegic-patients-after-stroke-a-pilot-feasibility-study
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Palmira Bernocchi, Chiara Mulè, Fabio Vanoglio, Giovanni Taveggia, Alberto Luisa, Simonetta Scalvini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of home rehabilitation of the hand using a robotic glove, and, in addition, its effectiveness, in hemiplegic patients after stroke. METHODS: In this non-randomized pilot study, 21 hemiplegic stroke patients (Ashworth spasticity index ≤ 3) were prescribed, after in-hospital rehabilitation, a 2-month home-program of intensive hand training using the Gloreha Lite glove that provides computer-controlled passive mobilization of the fingers...
October 16, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034479/scaling-of-the-ankle-extensor-muscle-tendon-units-and-the-biomechanical-implications-for-bipedal-hopping-locomotion-in-the-post-pouch-kangaroo-macropus-fuliginosus
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Edward P Snelling, Andrew A Biewener, Qiaohui Hu, David A Taggart, Andrea Fuller, Duncan Mitchell, Shane K Maloney, Roger S Seymour
Bipedal hopping is used by macropods, including rat-kangaroos, wallabies and kangaroos (superfamily Macropodoidea). Interspecific scaling of the ankle extensor muscle-tendon units in the lower hindlimbs of these hopping bipeds shows that peak tendon stress increases disproportionately with body size. Consequently, large kangaroos store and recover more strain energy in their tendons, making hopping more efficient, but their tendons are at greater risk of rupture. This is the first intraspecific scaling analysis on the functional morphology of the ankle extensor muscle-tendon units (gastrocnemius, plantaris and flexor digitorum longus) in one of the largest extant species of hopping mammal, the western grey kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus (5...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034265/coupled-bimanual-training-using-a-non-powered-device-for-individuals-with-severe-hemiparesis-a-pilot-study
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Preeti Raghavan, Viswanath Aluru, Sina Milani, Peter Thai, Daniel Geller, Seda Bilaloglu, Ying Lu, Donald J Weisz
BACKGROUND: Few options exist for training arm movements in participants with severe post-stroke hemiparesis who have little active range of motion. The purpose of this study was to test the safety and feasibility of training with a non-powered device, the Bimanual Arm Trainer (BAT), to facilitate motor recovery in individuals with severe hemiparesis. The BAT enabled coupled bimanual training of shoulder external rotation, which is reduced in individuals with severe post-stroke hemiplegia...
June 2017: International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030123/results-and-complications-of-flexor-digitorum-superficialis-to-profundus-transfer-in-brain-injured-patients-a-review-of-26-patients
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E Peraut, L Taïeb, C Jourdan, F Coroian, I Laffont, M Chammas, B Coulet
INTRODUCTION: In hemiplegic patients with a spastic clenched fist deformity, one of the goals of surgery is to address the hygiene, nursing and appearance problems. Transfer of the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) to the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP), initially described by Braun and colleagues, opens the non-functional hand in these patients. The primary objective of our study was to confirm the effectiveness of this technique for correcting these deformities. The secondary objectives were to demonstrate potential functional gains and to identify potential complications...
October 10, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026958/histological-changes-caused-by-the-prolonged-placement-of-ureteral-access-sheaths-an-experimental-study-in-porcine-model
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Mehmet Özsoy, Iason Kyriazis, Theofanis Vrettos, Dimitrios Kotsiris, Panteleeimon Ntasiotis, Christian Seitz, Liatsikos Evangelos, Kallidonis Panagiotis
The objective is to evaluate the histological damage to the ureteral wall caused by the prolonged placement of an access sheath in porcine model. Six ureters from three female pigs were randomized into three groups. In each group, an UAS with different indwelling time was inserted. 9.5/11.5 Fr Flexor(®) ureteral access sheaths were inserted in both ureters with left indwelling for 30 min and right for 60 min. The ureteral access sheath was advanced up to the proximal ureter. No resistance was observed during the insertion...
October 12, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026819/the-role-of-dynamic-ultrasound-in-the-immediate-conservative-treatment-of-volar-plate-injuries-of-the-pip-joint-a-series-of-78-patients
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Franck Marie Leclère, Lukas Mathys, Bettina Juon, Esther Vögelin
INTRODUCTION: The management of volar plate avulsion fractures in the context of a stable joint and a bony fragment of less than 30% has traditionally been conservative. This study was performed to assess volar plate healing with high-resolution ultrasound in order to provide early full mobilization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2012 and December 2013, 78 patients with volar plate injuries of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints (42 distortions and 36 dislocations) were treated conservatively in our department for volar plate avulsion fracture associated with stable joint and bony fragment inferior to 30% of the intra-articular surface assessed both by radiography and ultrasound...
August 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026818/variations-in-the-anatomical-structures-of-the-guyon-canal
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Zahir T Fadel, Osama A Samargandi, David T Tang
BACKGROUND: Compression neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the Guyon canal is commonly seen by hand surgeons. Different anatomical variations of structures related to the Guyon canal have been reported in the literature. A thorough knowledge of the normal contents and possible variations is essential during surgery and exploration. OBJECTIVES: To review the recognized anatomical variations within and around the Guyon canal. METHODS: This study is a narrative review in which relevant papers, clinical studies, and anatomical studies were selected by searching electronic databases (PubMed and EMBASE)...
May 2017: Plastic Surgery
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