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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709396/rapid-diversification-of-homothorax-expression-patterns-after-gene-duplication-in-spiders
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Natascha Turetzek, Sara Khadjeh, Christoph Schomburg, Nikola-Michael Prpic
BACKGROUND: Gene duplications provide genetic material for the evolution of new morphological and physiological features. One copy can preserve the original gene functions while the second copy may evolve new functions (neofunctionalisation). Gene duplications may thus provide new genes involved in evolutionary novelties. RESULTS: We have studied the duplicated homeobox gene homothorax (hth) in the spider species Parasteatoda tepidariorum and Pholcus phalangioides and have compared these data with previously published data from additional spider species...
July 14, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705338/-femoropopliteal-angioplasty-short-and-mid-term-results
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M Ben Hammamia, M Ben Mrad, B Derbel, R Miri, J Ziadi, F Ghedira, R Denguir, T Kalfat
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endovascular therapy is becoming a primary option for managing femoropopliteal occlusive disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the mid-term results of endovascular treatment of femoropopliteal arterial disease. METHODS: Femoropopliteal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty was performed on 162 consecutive limbs (160 patients) from January 2006 to January 2016. RESULTS: In our study, 87.6% of patients had critical limb ischemia...
July 2017: J Med Vasc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701852/encouraging-treatment-algorithm-for-computer-assisted-navigated-total-knee-arthroplasty-tka-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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J Cip, M Widemschek, C Bach, P Ruckenstuhl, T Benesch, K Studer, A Martin
OBJECTIVE: Navigated computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA) shows inconclusive mid- to long-term outcome results and is limited by increased costs, surgery-time and an additional learning curve. We introduced a treatment algorithm preserving computer-assisted TKA for patients with adipositas-per-magna, posttraumatic leg-deformities, osteosynthetic material in-situ or reduced preoperative X-ray quality. METHODS: 237 primary unilateral TKA were allocated based on the treatment concept described above...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693409/long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-and-heart-failure-with-preserved-or-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Kavita B Khaira, Ellen Brinza, Gagan D Singh, Ezra A Amsterdam, Stephen W Waldo, Kathleen Tong, Kruti Pandya, John R Laird, Ehrin J Armstrong
The impact of heart failure (HF) on long-term survival in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) has not been well described. Outcomes stratified by left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) are also unknown. A single center retrospective chart review was performed for patients who underwent treatment for CLI from 2006 to 2013. Baseline demographics, procedural data and outcomes were analyzed. HF diagnosis was based on appropriate signs and symptoms as well as results of non-invasive testing. Among 381 CLI patients, 120 (31%) had a history of HF and 261 (69%) had no history of heart failure (no-HF)...
July 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690462/open-wedge-distal-femoral-osteotomy-accuracy-of-correction-and-patient-outcomes
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Osama Elattar, Ishaan Swarup, Aaron Lam, Joseph Nguyen, Austin Fragomen, S Robert Rozbruch
BACKGROUND: There is a renewed interest in joint preservation surgery, and lateral opening wedge distal femoral osteotomy (DFO), a joint-preserving procedure, has been used to treat symptomatic genu valgum when the deformity originates in the distal femur. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: This study aimed to measure the accuracy of lateral opening wedge DFO in achieving deformity correction using radiographic parameters. In addition, the ability of lateral opening wedge DFO to improve patient outcomes as measured by Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) scores and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) lower limb module (LLM) scores leading to successful joint preservation was assessed...
July 2017: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689808/effectiveness-of-sonography-assisted-minimal-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-mipo-compare-with-fluoroscope-assisted-in-femoral-shaft-fracture-a-cadaveric-study
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Jirawat Saengsin, Tanawat Vaseenon, Nuttaya Pattamapaspong, Apipop Kritsaneephaiboon
INTRODUCTION: A minimal invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) has an advantage of biological soft tissue preservation that consists of preserving bony blood supply, fracture hematoma and less soft tissue damage which leads to decreasing of infection rate and rapid bone healing. However, the radiation exposure is still a disadvantage of this technique. A sonography that provides dynamic real time imaging may be used as an alternative technique for assisting MIPO. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of MIPO in femoral shaft fracture between the sonography assisted and the fluoroscopy assisted...
July 5, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687310/structural-and-functional-disorders-of-hippocampus-following-ischemia-reperfusion-in-lower-limbs-and-kidneys
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Narges Karimi, Masoud Haghani, Ali Noorafshan, Seyed Mostafa Shid Moosavi
Recent evidence suggests that ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) in an organ may have distance effect on the brain. In this study, the effects of renal I/R, limb I/R or both together on the structural and function of hippocampus were evaluated and compared. Hence, rats were subjected to 2-h bilateral lower limb ischemia, 45-min bilateral renal ischemia, or combined limb and renal ischemia followed by 1-day reperfusion. At 22-h reperfusion, each rat was fixed on a stereotaxic apparatus for performing electrophysiological study on the hippocampus...
July 4, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674042/a-novel-hypokalemic-alkalotic-salt-losing-tubulopathy-in-patients-with-cldn10-mutations
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Ernie M H F Bongers, Luke M Shelton, Susanne Milatz, Sjoerd Verkaart, Anneke P Bech, Jeroen Schoots, Elisabeth A M Cornelissen, Markus Bleich, Joost G J Hoenderop, Jack F M Wetzels, Dorien Lugtenberg, Tom Nijenhuis
Mice lacking distal tubular expression of CLDN10, the gene encoding the tight junction protein Claudin-10, show enhanced paracellular magnesium and calcium permeability and reduced sodium permeability in the thick ascending limb (TAL), leading to a urine concentrating defect. However, the function of renal Claudin-10 in humans remains undetermined. We identified and characterized CLDN10 mutations in two patients with a hypokalemic-alkalotic salt-losing nephropathy. The first patient was diagnosed with Bartter syndrome (BS) >30 years ago...
July 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673628/current-european-practice-in-wrist-arthroplasty
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Michel E H Boeckstyns, Guillaume Herzberg
The results of wrist arthroplasty for severely destroyed and painful wrists are generally good in pain reduction, increased grip strength, and upper limb function. The wrist range of motion is usually preserved but not improved. Implant survival seems better than it was with earlier implant designs; however, there are problems of carpal component loosening. Patient selection plays an important role, requiring experience, careful patient information, and discussing the pros and cons of arthroplasty and partial or total wrist arthrodesis...
August 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668275/midterm-outcomes-and-evolution-of-gutter-area-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-with-the-chimney-graft-procedure
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Hector W L de Beaufort, Elena Cellitti, Quirina M B de Ruiter, Michele Conti, Santi Trimarchi, Frans L Moll, Constantijn E V B Hazenberg, Joost A van Herwaarden
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe our experience with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with the use of chimney grafts for branch vessel preservation. METHODS: Patients treated with a chimney graft procedure between October 2009 and May 2015 were included for analysis. Patients who were not considered eligible for open surgical repair or for conventional, branched, or fenestrated endovascular repair were selected. A standardized operating procedure with left brachial or axillary artery cutdown access for the chimney grafts and bilateral femoral artery cutdown access for the aortic main device was used...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658200/critical-ischemia-times-and-the-effect-of-novel-preservation-solutions-htk-n-and-tiprotec-on-tissues-of-a-vascularized-tissue-isograft
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Franka Messner, Theresa Hautz, Michael Jf Blumer, Mario Bitsche, Elisabeth J Pechriggl, Martin Hermann, Bettina Zelger, Bernhard Zelger, Dietmar Öfner, Stefan Schneeberger
BACKGROUND: We herein investigate critical ischemia times and the effect of novel preservation solutions HTK-N and TiProtec on the individual tissues of a rat limb isograft. METHODS: Orthotopic hind-limb transplantations were performed in male Lewis rats following 2h, 6h or 10h of cold ischemia. Limbs were flushed and stored in either HTK-N, TiProtec, HTK or saline solution. Muscle, nerve, vessel, skin and bone samples were procured on day 10 for histology, immunohistochemistry, confocal and electron microscopy and RTqPCR analysis...
June 28, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657574/megaprosthesis-of-the-knee-in-tumor-and-revision-surgery
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E Pala, G Trovarelli, A Angelini, M Maraldi, A Berizzi, Pietro Ruggieri
The introduction of multidisciplinary approach with chemo and radiotherapy, the advances in surgical and the improvements of diagnostic techniques allowed limb salvage surgery in most cases of bone sarcomas instead of amputation. Modular megaprostheses are the most common method of reconstruction after segmental resection of the long bones in the extremities for their availability, immediate fixation, early weight bearing, good function. Despite the advances in materials and implant designs, these systems have an high incidence of complications...
June 7, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650686/the-influence-of-limb-alignment-and-transfemoral-amputation-technique-on-muscle-capacity-during-gait
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Ellyn C Ranz, Jason M Wilken, Donald A Gajewski, Richard R Neptune
Many factors influence successful outcomes following transfemoral amputation. One factor is surgical technique. In this study, the influence of limb alignment and surgical technique on a muscle's capacity to generate force was examined using musculoskeletal modeling. Non-amputee and transfemoral amputee models were analyzed while hip adduction, femur length, and reattached muscle wrap position, tension and stabilization technique were systematically varied. With muscle tension preserved, wrap position and femur length had little influence on muscle capacity...
June 26, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650579/reconstruction-using-a-perforator-free-flap-after-malignant-melanoma-resection-of-the-ankle-and-foot
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Young C Suh, Hyunsuk P Suh, Jong S Lee, Jee S Chang, Joon P Jp Hong
BACKGROUND: Surgical excision with adequate margin is the treatment of choice to provide best chance for survival. However, tumors located on distal lower extremity may require reconstruction to salvage the limb which may affect prognosis and quality of life. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the effect of free flap on overall outcomes of patients with primary malignant melanoma located on the foot and ankle. METHODS: Patients with primary malignant melanoma on the leg and foot who required free flap coverage between August 2005 and January 2014 were evaluated...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650411/recording-fewer-than-20-potential-pairs-with-sfemg-may-suffice-for-the-diagnosis-of-myasthenia-gravis
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Alon Abraham, Ari Breiner, Carolina Barnett, Hans D Katzberg, Vera Bril
PURPOSE: Our aim in the current study was to determine the minimum number of SFEMG potential pairs required to confirm neuromuscular junction impairment and relate this number to disease severity. METHODS: Ninety-four patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) attending the neuromuscular clinic from February 2013 to November 2015 were included. The SFEMG sensitivity was determined for each number of recorded pairs up to 20. In addition, we compared clinical and electrophysiologic characteristics between patients with abnormality within the first 3, 4 to 7, and ≥8 recorded pairs to determine whether this number is associated with disease severity...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638492/importance-of-radiological-evaluation-of-global-spinal-balance-together-with-lower-limb-alignment-in-planning-lumbar-spine-deformity-surgery-illustrative-case-presentation
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Mariusz Głowacki, Jerzy Walecki, Przemysław Kołakowski, Danuta Kolońska
BACKGROUND: The presented case illustrates the critical role of a detailed preoperative radiological evaluation in complex spine surgery. CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old patient was admitted for a revision surgery after L3-L5 fusion. Preoperative assessment showed preserved sagittal balance, coronal imbalance and valgus knee deformity. The patient reported pain of 8-10 in VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) and had an ODI (Oswestry Disability Index) of 60%. The first step of the surgery was L2-S1 fusion with decompression and spine deformity correction...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624293/soft-tissue-sarcomas-of-the-forearm-wrist-and-hand
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C Lazerges
Soft tissue sarcoma of the forearm, wrist and hand are rare. Their benign appearance leads often to primary inadequate treatment. Due to the complex anatomy of the hand and forearm, they are challenging to treat. The two goals are to obtain wide resection of the primary tumor while preserving function. Limb-sparing surgery is now the cornerstone for the treatment of most sarcomas of the forearm, hand and wrist. To achieve optimal oncological and functional outcomes, the surgical excision should be associated with early reconstructive procedures and a multidisciplinary meeting to define the treatment strategy including adjuvant medical treatments...
June 14, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623060/amniotic-band-syndrome-with-pseudoarthrosis-of-tibia-and-fibula-a-case-report
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Anitha Ananthan, Gayatri Athalye Jape, Jean Du Plessis, Peter Annear, Rohan Page, Shripada Rao
Constriction of the lower limb by a congenital amniotic band has been proposed to explain the development of pseudoarthrosis of the tibia and fibula. We report a case of amniotic band syndrome in a preterm female infant with pseudoarthrosis of the tibia and fibula. She was born at 29 weeks of gestation with congenital amniotic bands and was noted to have a severely edematous left foot distal to the constricting band with rudimentary digits. The skin was pink and well perfused with palpable pulses. Radiography demonstrated pseudoarthrosis of the tibia and fibula...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611621/whole-body-awareness-for-controlling-a-robotic-transfemoral-prosthesis
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Andrea Parri, Elena Martini, Joost Geeroms, Louis Flynn, Guido Pasquini, Simona Crea, Raffaele Molino Lova, Dirk Lefeber, Roman Kamnik, Marko Munih, Nicola Vitiello
Restoring locomotion functionality of transfemoral amputees is essential for early rehabilitation treatment and for preserving mobility and independence in daily life. Research in wearable robotics fostered the development of innovative active mechatronic lower-limb prostheses designed with the goal to reduce the cognitive and physical effort of lower-limb amputees in rehabilitation and daily life activities. To ensure benefits to the users, active mechatronic prostheses are expected to be aware of the user intention and properly interact in a closed human-in-the-loop paradigm...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607872/vascularized-fibula-based-physis-transfer-a-follow-up-study-of-longitudinal-bone-growth-and-complications
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Ronnie L Shammas, Yash J Avashia, Alfredo E Farjat, Anthony A Catanzano, L Scott Levin, William C Eward, Brian E Brigman, Detlev Erdmann
BACKGROUND: The vascularized free fibula epiphyseal transfer provides an option for the preservation of limb lengthening after resection of the proximal humerus in pediatric sarcoma patients. The purpose of this study was to provide a long-term follow-up of longitudinal growth patterns and outcomes after free fibula epiphyseal transfer in upper extremity reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective review of 4 patients who underwent free fibula epiphyseal transfer after oncologic resection of the proximal humerus for osteosarcoma was performed...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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