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Vimarsha G Swami, Lei Liu, Myles Mabee, Jacob L Jaremko
PURPOSE: Indices from 3-D ultrasound may have a role in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) assessment, but require a way to determine spatial orientation relative to body axes. The lateral iliac wall angle is a potentially suitable reference axis in 3-D ultrasound. We sought to quantify normal values and variations of the infant iliac wall angle on radiography, and compare with computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Acetabular and lateral iliac angles were measured on frontal pelvic radiographs of 200 patients (400 hips, 183 with DDH) and coronal CT of 20 patients (40 hips) aged 0-12 months...
October 15, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
Rahul Tyagi, Marcin R Zgoda, Rachel Short
National Health Service Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS) published a health technology scoping report in 2006 acknowledging that there are serious concerns within Scotland in relation to Developmental Dysplasia of Hip (DDH) as there is no formal screening program in place and there are significant variations between NHS boards leading to confusion for staff and parents. NHS QIS identified need for audit work to improve hip screening in Scotland. The aim of this study is review of current practice of selective screening for DDH...
September 19, 2016: Orthopedic Reviews
X M Lü, C Feng, Y F Dong, G Fu, Y Guo
Objective: To explore the influence of the labro-chondral complex (LLC) on the development of the acetabulum after close reduction in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Methods: Sixty-one cases (72 hips) with DDH presented in Beijing Jishuitan Hospital were reviewed, all the patients were treated by closed reduction, arthrogram and Spica casting from March 2010 to December 2013. The anterior-posterior pelvic radiography was performed to evaluate the morphology of the labro-chondral complex and reduction of the hip...
October 11, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
L J Ding, Y L Liu, G Ma, Y Q Jia, Y S H Wei, X M Liu
This study aimed to determine whether abnormal apoptosis is present in acetabular cartilage in early developmental dislocations of the hip (DDH), and if so, whether it is correlated with the expression of caspase-3 and Bcl-2. DDH was induced in 24 4-week-old New Zealand white rabbits. Acetabular cartilage specimens from the experimental and control groups were stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E). Animals from the experimental group developed acetabular dysplasia. Apoptotic chondrocytes were observed by ultrastructural electron microscopy and H&E...
September 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Xunyan Dong, Yue Zhao, Jinyu Hu, Ye Li, Xiaoyuan Wang
The fermentative production of l-threonine and l-isoleucine with Corynebacterium glutamicum is usually accompanied by the by-production of l-lysine, which shares partial biosynthesis pathway with l-threonine and l-isoleucine. Since the direct precursor for l-lysine synthesis, diaminopimelate, is a component of peptidoglycan and thus essential for cell wall synthesis, reducing l-lysine by-production could be troublesome. Here, a basal strain with eliminated l-lysine production was constructed from the wild type C...
November 2016: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
Aizhen Qiu, Zhongxiu Yang, Jiping Wang, Taotao Wang
The aim of the study was to assess the clinical value of ultrasound screenings for the developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and explore its etiology in high-risk infants with cerebral palsy in follow-up visits. A group of 98 cases of infants at high-risk of cerebral palsy who received rehabilitation treatment between July, 2009 and July, 2010 were selected. Infants included 58 men and 40 women, aged <6 months and not lost to follow-up visits. Ultrasound (using Graf static inspection) screening of hips was performed and the infants with abnormalities were given clinical intervention, and 1- to 2-year-old infants were given outpatient follow-ups...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Denis Faure, Slimane Khayi, Jérémy Cigna, Teik Min Chong, Angélique Quêtu-Laurent, Kok Gan Chan, Valérie Hélias
Pectobacterium wasabiae was originally isolated from Japanese horseradish (Eutrema wasabi), but recently some Pectobacterium isolates collected from potato plants and tubers displaying blackleg and soft rot symptoms were also assigned to P. wasabiae. Here, combining genomic and phenotypical data, we reevaluated their taxonomical position. PacBio and Illumina technologies were used to complete the genome sequence of P. wasabiae CFBP 3304T and RNS 08-42-1A. MLSA showed that the Pectobacterium wasabiae strains RNS 08-42-1A, SCC3193, CFIA1002 and WPP163, which were collected from potato plant environment, constituted a separate clade from the originating Japanese horseradish P...
September 26, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Ilhan A Bayhan, Kubilay Beng, Timur Yildirim, Evren Akpinar, Cagri Ozcan, Firat Yagmurlu
The aim of this study was to compare the midterm clinical and radiological outcomes of the Salter osteotomy (SO) and Tonnis lateral acetabuloplasty (TLA) with concomitant open reduction for the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip. Twenty-five hips of 20 patients who underwent SO with open reduction and 26 hips of 23 patients who underwent TLA with open reduction were evaluated retrospectively. The average age of the patients at the time of the operation was 35.6 months in the SO and 36.6 months in the TLA group, without a statistically significant difference (P=0...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
Gregory B Firth, Anthony J F Robertson, Yammesh Ramguthy, Manoj Ramachandran, Anton Schepers
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to determine the prognostic potential of the ossific nucleus center edge angle (ONCEA) in patients below 5 years of age treated for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) to predict final outcome and the need for a secondary procedure. METHODS: The interobserver and intraobserver reliability was calculated using the intraclass correlation coefficient for measurement of the ONCEA. The ONCEA was divided a priori into 3 groups: group A≥10 degrees, group B -9 to 9 degrees, and group C ≤-10 degrees...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Timothy Woo, Thuzar Win
INTRODUCTION: Infantile myofibromatosis (IM) is a rare paediatric fibrous tumour also known as a desmoid tumour that occurs in around 1:150000 live births. It manifests as solitary or multicentric fibrous masses in the musculoaponeurotic soft tissues and can affect the visceral organs and bones. CASE DISCUSSION: We report a case of infantile myofibromatosis of the gluteus maximus muscle in an 18-day old neonate presenting atypically as a case of developmental dysplasia of the hip due to local involvement of the sciatic nerve...
September 7, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
Zhong-Li Zhang, Zhe Fu, Jian-Ping Yang, Kan Wang, Li-Wei Xie, Shu-Zhen Deng, Zhao-Qiang Chen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of residual dysplasia after closed reduction (CR) of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and assess correlations between quality of arthrogram-guided CR and residual dysplasia using a new intraoperative radiographic criterion. METHODS: Data of a consecutive series of 126 patients with DDH in 139 hips treated at our institution by arthrogram-guided CR from March 2006 to June 2013 were reviewed in this retrospective study...
August 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
Tadashi Hattori, Yutaka Inaba, Sadafumi Ichinohe, Toshio Kitano, Daisuke Kobayashi, Takashi Saisu, Toshifumi Ozaki
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that the national incidence of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) has decreased in Japan. This is because of prevention activities after birth since around 1970. However, cases of late-diagnosed DDH have still been noted in some children's hospitals. There has been no recent survey of DDH in Japan. The purpose of this study was to investigate the current epidemiology of DDH using a comprehensive nationwide survey. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to orthopedic surgeons in 1987 facilities nationwide, who were asked to complete and return a survey card on each DDH patient treated between April 2011 and March 2013...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Kwong-Lee Wan, Rukmanikanthan Shanmugam, Kun-Yun Lee, Aik Saw
PURPOSE: The current technique of hip spica application is mostly based on a publication by Kumar (J Pediatr Orthop 1(1):97-99, 1981). We modified the technique of hip spica application in order to reduce the rate of breakage across the hip joint and designed this study to compare the strength between hip spica applied according to Kumar's technique and the new technique. METHODS: We created 12 hip spica casts with 24 hips according to Kumar's technique, and another 12 casts according to a new technique...
October 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Stephanie Pun
Hip dysplasia is a treatable developmental disorder that presents early in life but if neglected can lead to chronic disability due to pain, decreased function, and early osteoarthritis. The main causes of hip dysplasia in the young adult are residual childhood developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and adolescent-onset acetabular dysplasia. These two distinct disease processes affect the growing hip during different times of development but result in a similar deformity and pathomechanism of hip degeneration...
September 9, 2016: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Susakul Palakawong N A, Peter Pristaš, Ludmila Hrehová, Peter Javorský, Alfons J M Stams, Caroline M Plugge
Two bacterial strains, Am4 and G10 were isolated from rumen fluid of different ruminants: cow (Holstein-Friesian) and sheep (Slovenskè merino), respectively. They were isolated from different hosts and regions, but showed 99.2% similarity of the 16S rRNA genes. Both strains are versatile and ferment various sugars to mainly succinate and lactate and small amounts of acetate and formate. The 16S rRNA sequences of Am4 and G10 revealed that they belonged to the genus Actinomyces, and are related to Actinomyces ruminicola JCM 13352(T) with 97...
October 2016: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
Lin Xu, Yue-Hong Wu, Shu-Ling Jian, Chun-Sheng Wang, Min Wu, Lei Cheng, Xue-Wei Xu
Two Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, motile by a single polar flagellum and rod-shaped strains, designated SCS-49T and SCS-111, were isolated from seawater of the South China Sea. The two strains grew at 4-35 °C with 0.5-7.5 % (w/v) NaCl and pH 6.5-9.0 and were able to reduce nitrate. Q-8 was the sole ubiquinone. The major fatty acids of both strains were C16:0, C18:1ω7c and summed feature 3 (C16:1ω7c and/or C16:1ω6c). The polar lipids include DPG, PE, PG, PGL, three unidentified glycolipids, five unidentified phospholipids and two to three unidentified lipids...
September 9, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Lucas A Anderson, Mike B Anderson, Jill A Erickson, Jesse Chrastil, Christopher L Peters
BACKGROUND: The anterior wall index (AWI) and posterior wall index (PWI) have been proposed to quantify anterior and posterior acetabular coverage using AP pelvic radiographs. However, these indices have only been reported in symptomatic patients with apparent pathomorphologies (dysplasia, overcoverage, and retroversion) undergoing osteochondroplasty or reorientation osteotomy. QUESTIONS: (1) What are the ranges for AWI and PWI from measurements obtained on AP pelvic radiographs of asymptomatic senior athletes with well-functioning hips? (2) Is there a difference between the AWI and PWI in asymptomatic athletes with acetabular morphology consistent with acetabular dysplasia, overcoverage, and retroversion when compared with asymptomatic hips that do not meet the radiographic definitions for those morphologies (controls)? METHODS: Five hundred five athletes (998 asymptomatic native hips) were independently evaluated by two readers on AP pelvic radiographs for AWI and the PWI after excluding hips with prior surgery, inadequate radiographs, or poor function (modified Harris hip score < 80)...
September 6, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Camilo Gómez-Garzón, Alejandra Hernández-Santana, Jenny Dussán
BACKGROUND: Early in the 1990s, it was recognized that Lysinibacillus sphaericus, one of the most popular and effective entomopathogenic bacteria, was a highly heterogeneous group. Many authors have even proposed it comprises more than one species, but the lack of phenotypic traits that guarantee an accurate differentiation has not allowed this issue to be clarified. Now that genomic technologies are rapidly advancing, it is possible to address the problem from a whole genome perspective, getting insights into the phylogeny, evolutive history and biology itself...
2016: BMC Genomics
Zhendong Zhang, Qi Zhuo, Wei Chai, Ming Ni, Heng Li, Jiying Chen
Periprosthetic femoral fracture (PFF) is a complicated complication of both primary and revision hip arthroplasty with an increasing incidence. The present study aimed to summarize the clinical characteristics and identify the risk factors for PFF which would be potentially helpful in the prevention and treatment of PFF.We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 89 cases of PFF, and a case-control study was designed to identify the potential risk for intraoperative and postoperative PFF in both primary and revision hip arthroplasty...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Lian Cui, Xuerong Miao, Lingli Liang, Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, William Olson, Michael S Fleming, Minghong Ma, Yuan-Xiang Tao, Wenqin Luo
The gate control theory (GCT) of pain proposes that pain- and touch-sensing neurons antagonize each other through spinal cord dorsal horn (DH) gating neurons. However, the exact neural circuits underlying the GCT remain largely elusive. Here, we identified a new population of deep layer DH (dDH) inhibitory interneurons that express the receptor tyrosine kinase Ret neonatally. These early RET+ dDH neurons receive excitatory as well as polysynaptic inhibitory inputs from touch- and/or pain-sensing afferents. In addition, they negatively regulate DH pain and touch pathways through both pre- and postsynaptic inhibition...
September 7, 2016: Neuron
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