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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799964/the-effect-of-adductor-canal-block-on-knee-extensor-muscle-strength-6-weeks-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nicolas Rousseau-Saine, Stephan R Williams, François Girard, Luc J Hébert, Florian Robin, Luc Duchesne, Frédéric Lavoie, Monique Ruel
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) reduces knee extensor muscle strength (KES) in the operated limb for several months after the surgery. Immediately after TKA, compared to either inguinal femoral nerve block or placebo, adductor canal block (ACB) better preserves KES. Whether this short-term increase in KES is maintained several weeks after surgery remains unknown. We hypothesized that 48 hours of continuous ACB immediately after TKA would improve KES 6 weeks after TKA, compared to placebo...
August 9, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799229/sitagliptin-mediated-preservation-of-endothelial-progenitor-cell-function-via-augmenting-autophagy-enhances-ischaemic-angiogenesis-in-diabetes
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Xiaozhen Dai, Jun Zeng, Xiaoqing Yan, Qian Lin, Kai Wang, Jing Chen, Feixia Shen, Xuemei Gu, Yuehui Wang, Jun Chen, Kejian Pan, Lu Cai, Kupper A Wintergerst, Yi Tan
Recently, the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor sitagliptin, a major anti-hyperglycaemic agent, has received substantial attention as a therapeutic target for cardiovascular diseases via enhancing the number of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). However, the direct effects of sitagliptin on EPC function remain elusive. In this study, we evaluated the proangiogenic effects of sitagliptin on a diabetic hind limb ischaemia (HLI) model in vivo and on EPC culture in vitro. Treatment of db/db mice with sitagliptin (Januvia) after HLI surgery efficiently enhanced ischaemic angiogenesis and blood perfusion, which was accompanied by significant increases in circulating EPC numbers...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792618/long-term-outcome-of-dogs-treated-with-ulnar-rollover-transposition-for-limb-sparing-of-distal-radial-osteosarcoma-27-limbs-in-26-dogs
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Bernard Séguin, Matthew D O'Donnell, Peter J Walsh, Laura E Selmic
OBJECTIVE: To determine outcomes in dogs with distal radial osteosarcoma treated with ulnar rollover transposition (URT) limb-sparing surgery including: viability of the ulnar graft, complications, subjective limb function, disease-free interval (DFI), and survival time (ST). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Twenty-six client-owned dogs with distal radial osteosarcoma and no involvement of the ulna. METHODS: Data of dogs treated with URT were collected at the time of surgery and retrospectively from medical records and by contacting owners and referring veterinarians...
August 9, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790903/increase-in-beta-band-activity-during-preparation-for-overt-speech-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Peter Sörös, Nuria Doñamayor, Catharina Wittke, Mohamed Al-Khaled, Norbert Brüggemann, Thomas F Münte
Speech impairment is a frequent and often serious symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD), characterized by a disorder of phonation, articulation and prosody. While research on the pathogenesis of the prominent limb motor symptoms has made considerable progress in recent years, the pathophysiology of PD speech impairment is still incompletely understood. To investigate the neural correlates of speech production in PD, EEG was recorded in 14 non-demented patients with idiopathic PD and preserved verbal fluency on regular dopaminergic medication (8 women; mean age ± SD: 69...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790799/bilateral-misalignment-compensating-full-dof-hip-exoskeleton-design-and-kinematic-validation
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Karen Junius, Marc Degelaen, Nina Lefeber, Eva Swinnen, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
A shared design goal for most robotic lower limb exoskeletons is to reduce the metabolic cost of locomotion for the user. Despite this, only a limited amount of devices was able to actually reduce user metabolic consumption. Preservation of the natural motion kinematics was defined as an important requirement for a device to be metabolically beneficial. This requires the inclusion of all human degrees of freedom (DOF) in a design, as well as perfect alignment of the rotation axes. As perfect alignment is impossible, compensation for misalignment effects should be provided...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781128/six-cases-of-sporadic-schwannomatosis-topographic-distribution-and-outcomes-of-peripheral-nerve-tumors
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G Chick, J Victor, N Hollevoet
The diagnosis of schwannomatosis is often overestimated and is based on the existence of multiple peripheral nerve tumors composed exclusively of schwannomas, in the absence of clinical signs of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). Sporadic forms are much more frequent than familial forms. The objective of this study was to describe the distribution of peripheral nerve tumors and investigate the outcomes of schwannomas in the context of sporadic schwannomatosis. We conducted a retrospective study of patients who fulfilled clinical diagnostic criteria for sporadic schwannomatosis...
August 3, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756509/glenohumeral-and-scapulohumeral-kinematic-analysis-of-patients-with-traumatic-anterior-instability-wearing-a-shoulder-brace-a-prospective-laboratory-study
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F Dellabiancia, I Parel, M V Filippi, G Porcellini, G Merolla
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness of a novel glenohumeral joint immobilizer, the S2 Shoulder Stabilizer(®), by evaluating shoulder kinematics with a stereophotogrammetry system. METHODS: Participants in this prospective laboratory study were recruited from patients with anterior traumatic instability awaiting arthroscopic glenohumeral stabilization. Glenohumeral and scapulohumeral kinematic data (arm abduction-adduction and internal-external rotation, and scapular pronation-retraction and mediolateral rotation) were collected twice, without and with the brace, using a VICON™ motion capture system, and processed with MATLAB(®) software...
July 29, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755787/a-hidden-treasure-of-the-lower-pleistocene-at-olduvai-gorge-tanzania-the-leakey-hwk-ee-assemblage
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Michael C Pante, Ignacio de la Torre
HWK EE is a little-known archaeological site from the top of Lower Bed II and the basal part of Middle Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. The site was originally excavated in the early 1970s by Mary Leakey, but the excavations and resulting lithic and fossil assemblages were never described. Here we report for the first time on the lithic and fossil assemblages that were recovered by Mary Leakey from the site. The lithic assemblage is one of the largest of any Oldowan site and is characterized by a core-and-flake technology with simple flaking techniques and minimal reduction of cores...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755056/high-resolution-post-mortem-mri-of-non-fixed-in-situ-foetal-brain-in-the-second-trimester-of-gestation-normal-foetal-brain-development
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Elisa Scola, Giorgio Conte, Giovanni Palumbo, Sabrina Avignone, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Simona Boito, Nicola Persico, Tommaso Rizzuti, Fabio Triulzi
PURPOSE: To describe normal foetal brain development with high resolution post-mortem MRI (PMMRI) of non-fixed foetal brains. METHODS: We retrospectively collected PMMRIs of foetuses without intracranial abnormalities and chromosomal aberrations studied after a termination of pregnancy due to extracranial abnormalities or after a spontaneous intrauterine death. PMMRIs were performed on a 3-T scanner without any fixation and without removing the brain from the skull...
July 28, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752330/cortico-thalamic-disconnection-in-a-patient-with-supernumerary-phantom-limb
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Clémence Bourlon, Marika Urbanski, Romain Quentin, Christophe Duret, Eric Bardinet, Paolo Bartolomeo, Alexia Bourgeois
Supernumerary phantom limb (SPL) designates the experience of an illusory additional limb occurring after brain damage. Functional neuroimaging during SPL movements documented increased response in the ipsilesional supplementary motor area (SMA), premotor cortex (PMC), thalamus and caudate. This suggested that motor circuits are important for bodily related cognition, but anatomical evidence is sparse. Here, we tested this hypothesis by studying an extremely rare patient with chronic SPL, still present 3 years after a vascular stroke affecting cortical and subcortical right-hemisphere structures...
July 27, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748847/clinical-features-of-isolated-bulbar-palsy-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-in-chinese-population
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Hua-Gang Zhang, Lu Chen, Lu Tang, Nan Zhang, Dong-Sheng Fan
BACKGROUND: Progressive bulbar palsy (PBP) is a classic phenotype of bulbar onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with more rapid progression and worse prognosis. However, as an often under-understood variant of ALS, isolated bulbar palsy (IBP) appears to progress more slowly and has a relatively benign prognosis. This study aimed to investigate the natural course and clinical features of IBP in Chinese population and to compare them with those of PBP. METHODS: The clinical data of patients with bulbar onset ALS were collected from January 2009 to December 2013...
August 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745705/-the-outcomes-of-lower-extremities-burn-wounds-management-by-using-of-controlled-moist-environment
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N N Karyakin, I A Klemenova, A S Luzan
AIM: To the outcomes of lower extremities burn wounds management by using of controlled moist environment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Burn wounds management by using of controlled moist environment in 23 patients is presented in the article. Physiological moist conditions on the surface of wounds were created with isotonic sodium chloride solution and sterile polyethylene diaphanous containers. Сontrol group included 12 patients who were treated with hydrocolloid patch...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742428/neck-and-upper-limb-dysfunction-in-patients-following-neck-dissection-looking-beyond-the-shoulder
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Elise M Gane, Shaun P O'Leary, Anna L Hatton, Benedict J Panizza, Steven M McPhail
Objective To measure patient-perceived upper limb and neck function following neck dissection and to investigate potential associations between clinical factors, symptoms, and function. Study Design Cross-sectional. Setting Two tertiary hospitals in Brisbane, Australia. Subjects and Methods Inclusion criteria: patients treated with neck dissection (2009-2014). EXCLUSION CRITERIA: aged <18 years, accessory nerve or sternocleidomastoid sacrifice, previous neck dissection, preexisting shoulder/neck injury, and inability to provide informed consent (cognition, insufficient English)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737559/complex-reconstruction-after-sarcoma-resection-and-the-role-of-the-plastic-surgeon-a-case-series-of-298-patients-treated-at-a-single-center
#14
Jonathan I Leckenby, Rachel Deegan, Adriaan O Grobbelaar
BACKGROUND: More than 1000 new patients present to the London Sarcoma Unit each year and between 5% and 10% require plastic surgery intervention. Advancements in radiotherapy and chemotherapy protocols combined with higher expectations for limb preservation has led to increased reconstructive challenges. Frequently, primary closure is achievable; however, larger tumors often require specialist reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review of all referred patients from the London Sarcoma Unit requiring reconstruction between February 2006 and January 2015 was performed...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737311/amniotic-band-syndrome-with-pseudoarthrosis-of-tibia-and-fibula-a-case-report
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A Ananthan, G Athalye Jape, J Du Plessis, P Annear, R Page, S Rao
Constriction of the lower limb by congenital amniotic band has been proposed to explain the development of pseudoarthrosis of tibia and fibula. We report a case of amniotic band syndrome in a preterm infant with pseudoarthrosis of tibia and fibula. Simple release of constriction band with Z-plasty resulted in the growth of mature bone, replacing the pseudoarthrosis and hence did not require surgical amputation. Our case confirms the potential for bone growth in ABS, once the constricting band is released. Early limb preserving surgery with release of the constricting band with an intention to salvage the limb appears appropriate...
May 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
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
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