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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913961/prediction-of-postoperative-clinical-recovery-of-drop-foot-attributable-to-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-via-a-bayesian-network
#1
Shota Takenaka, Hiroyuki Aono
BACKGROUND: Drop foot resulting from degenerative lumbar diseases can impair activities of daily living. Therefore, predictors of recovery of this symptom have been investigated using univariate or/and multivariate analyses. However, the conclusions have been somewhat controversial. Bayesian network models, which are graphic and intuitive to the clinician, may facilitate understanding of the prognosis of drop foot resulting from degenerative lumbar diseases. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) To show a layered correlation among predictors of recovery from drop foot resulting from degenerative lumbar diseases; and (2) to develop support tools for clinical decisions to treat drop foot resulting from lumbar degenerative diseases...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906945/ganglion-cyst-at-the-proximal-tibiofibular-joint-in-a-patient-with-painless-foot-drop
#2
Abdulmuhsen Alsahhaf, Waleed Renno
Entrapment neuropathies of the fibular nerve and its branches are often underdiagnosed due to the lack of reliable diagnosis using clinical examination and electrophysiologic evaluation. Most fibular nerve compressions may be classified into 2 broad categories: (a) mechanical causes, which occur at fibrous or fibro-osseous tunnels, and (b) dynamic causes related to nerve injury during specific limb positioning. Foot drop resulting from weakness of the dorsiflexor muscles of the foot is a relatively uncommon presentation and closely related to L5 neuropathy caused by a disc herniation...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904756/ct-negative-mri-gre-positive-primary-motor-cortex-contusion-causing-isolated-foot-drop
#3
Alexander M Tucker, Tianyi Niu, Daniel T Nagasawa, Richard Everson, Shaina Sedighim, Manuel M Buitrago Blanco
BACKGROUND: Isolated acute foot drop due to traumatic brain injury is exceedingly rare and is often misdiagnosed during initial evaluation. Here, we present the case of a patient who presented with left foot drop after falling off a bicycle. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient is a 55-year-old male who was mountain biking when he fell, hit his head, and lost consciousness. Neurologic examination of the left leg revealed foot drop, no sensory deficits, and 3+ reflexes at the knee and ankle with clonus...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904192/a-case-of-alkaptonuria-with-degenerative-collagenous-plaques-and-foot-drop
#4
C Chandrakala, Gurusami Karuvelan Tharini, M Ananthi, R Subha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873751/rheumatoid-vasculitis-early-presentation-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#5
Yasir Abdulqader, Muhsen Al-Ani, Konstantinos Parperis
Rheumatoid vasculitis is a rare and late complication of rheumatoid arthritis and may affect small-to-medium-sized vessels. Here, we report a case of a 49-year-old man who presented with amaurosis fugax in the left eye, symmetric polyarthritis, Raynaud's symptoms and paraesthesia in both lower extremities. The patient subsequently experienced right foot drop, nail fold infracts and gangrene of his right second toe. He was found to have a high titre of rheumatoid factor and treatment with rituximab and high dose of corticosteroids led to significant improvement of his symptoms...
November 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871591/continuous-intra-articular-local-anesthetic-drug-instillation-versus-discontinuous-sciatic-nerve-block-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Johannes Cip, Hedwig Erb-Linzmeier, Peter Stadlbauer, Christian Bach, Arno Martin, Reinhard Germann
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Sciatic nerve block (SNB) is commonly used as adjunct to femoralis nerve block (FNB) to achieve high-quality pain relief after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, this combination is associated with considerable muscle weakness, foot drop and surgically related nerve injuries may be masked. The purpose of this study was to assess whether low risk continuous intra-articular anesthetic drug instillation is an adequate alternative to SNB when adding to FNB after TKA...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854225/myasthenia-gravis-unusual-presentations-and-diagnostic-pitfalls
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Carmelo Rodolico, Daniela Parisi, Simona Portaro, Fiammetta Biasini, Stefano Sinicropi, Annamaria Ciranni, Antonio Toscano, Sonia Messina, Olimpia Musumeci, Giuseppe Vita, Paolo Girlanda
BACKGROUND: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder presenting with fluctuating, fatigable muscle weakness. Initial symptoms classically involve ocular and proximal limb muscles. Rarely, MG may onset with unusual features, so it can be misdiagnosed with other neuromuscular diseases. OBJECTIVE: To describe unusual and atypical presentations of MG in a large cohort of patients, considering and discussing diagnostic difficulties and pitfalls. METHODS: We report on 21 out of 508 MG patients, coming to our department in the last 27 years and presenting with atypical or unusual features...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837574/there-is-no-safe-threshold-for-lead-exposure-%C3%AE-literature-review
#8
Th Vorvolakos, S Arseniou, M Samakouri
: Lead was one of the most dangerous environmental toxic substances for a long time in western countries, and this is still the case for many places on earth today. Its neurotoxic potential is highly significant but its secure blood level concentration remains unknown. The aim of this study was to approach the above issue from the perspective of social psychiatry. A systematic search was made of Dialog and Datastar interfaces for data regarding the neuropsychiatric complications of direct or chronic exposure to lead, and a review of the relevant literature was conducted using the databases Medline, Embase, CAB Global Health and Cochrane...
July 2016: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837370/intraocular-pressure-and-cerebral-oxygenation-during-prolonged-headward-acceleration
#9
Ola Eiken, Michail E Keramidas, Nigel A S Taylor, Mikael Grönkvist
PURPOSE: Supra-tolerance head-to-foot directed gravitoinertial load (+Gz) typically induces a sequence of symptoms/signs, including loss of: peripheral vision-central vision-consciousness. The risk of unconsciousness is greater when anti-G-garment failure occurs after prolonged rather than brief exposures, presumably because, in the former condition, mental signs are not consistently preceded by impaired vision. The aims were to investigate if prolonged exposure to moderately elevated +Gz reduces intraocular pressure (IOP; i...
November 11, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833497/peroneal-nerve-palsy-after-compression-stockings-application
#10
Jun Hyun Kim, Won Il Kim, Ji Yeon Kim, Won Joo Choe
Peroneal nerve palsy can be caused by various etiology. We report unilateral peroneal nerve palsy after compression stockings application. A 64-year-old man underwent off-pump coronary bypass graft. Surgeon did not use saphenous vein for the bypass graft. Sedation was stopped after 3 h postoperative. After 16 h, for prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis, knee-high elastic stocking was applied. After 1 h, he took off right stocking because of numbness but left stocking was kept. After 24 h postoperative, (8 h after stocking application) patient complained suddenly left foot drop...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815955/permanent-motor-function-loss-by-delayed-treatment-of-peroneal-intraneural-ganglion
#11
Yasushi Oshima, Joseph F Fetto
The low incidence of intraneural ganglion makes it difficult to diagnose and treat before it becomes serious nerve damage. This case describes a 69-year-old female, who suffered from the right drop foot and was diagnosed as a peroneal intraneural ganglion. Resection of the mass relieved the pain; however, motor function was not recovered. Early diagnosis and nerve decompression are essential for the peroneal intraneural ganglion before critical nerve symptoms.
November 2016: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808641/nurse-arranged-everything-so-that-i-got-the-specialist-care-i-needed
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Early this year, I dropped a pan of boiling, starchy water on my foot and was admitted to my local hospital. However, the severity of the burn - grade 3 - was not recognised for more than a week.
October 19, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803639/correction-of-footdrop-due-to-multiple-sclerosis-using-the-stimustep-implanted-dropped-foot-stimulator
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Paul N Taylor, Ingrid A Wilkinson Hart, Mansoor S Khan, Diana E M Slade-Sharman
Background: Footdrop is a significant problem in multiple sclerosis, reducing the safety and efficiency of walking. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) can produce dorsiflexion, correcting footdrop. The purpose of this retrospective analysis of clinical study data was to compare the effect of external and implanted FES devices for the correction of footdrop. Methods: External FES was used for a minimum of 6 months before implantation. Walking performance was assessed using 10-m walking speed, 3-minute walking distance, the Physiological Cost Index, and health- and device-related quality of life and device-use questionnaires...
September 2016: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791976/foot-and-ankle-kinematics-and-dynamic-electromyography-quantitative-analysis-of-recovery-from-peroneal-neuropathy-in-a-professional-football-player
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Nikhil K Prasad, Krista A Coleman Wood, Robert J Spinner, Kenton R Kaufman
The assessment of neuromuscular recovery after peripheral nerve surgery has typically been a subjective physical examination. The purpose of this report was to assess the value of gait analysis in documenting recovery quantitatively. A professional football player underwent gait analysis before and after surgery for a peroneal intraneural ganglion cyst causing a left-sided foot drop. Surface electromyography (SEMG) recording from surface electrodes and motion parameter acquisition from a computerized motion capture system consisting of 10 infrared cameras were performed simultaneously...
2016: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781181/perioperative-complications-of-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy
#15
Michael D Daubs, Darrel S Brodke, Prokopis Annis, Brandon D Lawrence
Study Design Retrospective case series. Objective To describe the perioperative complications (0 to 90 days) associated with pedicle subtraction osteotomies (PSOs) performed at a tertiary spine center by two experienced spine surgeons who recently adopted the technique. Methods We reviewed all 65 patients (47 women and 18 men; mean age 60 years, range 24 to 80) who underwent a PSO at our institution. Descriptive data and analysis of complications were limited to the perioperative time (within 90 days of surgery)...
November 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776295/behavioral-responses-of-arctica-islandica-bivalvia-arcticidae-to-simulated-leakages-of-carbon-dioxide-from-sub-sea-geological-storage
#16
Shaw D Bamber, Stig Westerlund
Sub-sea geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) provides a viable option for the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) approach for reducing atmospheric emissions of this greenhouse gas. Although generally considered to offer a low risk of major leakage, it remains relevant to establish the possible consequences for marine organisms that live in or on sediments overlying these storage areas if such an event may occur. The present study has used a series of laboratory exposures and behavioral bioassays to establish the sensitivity of Arctica islandica to simulated leakages of CO2...
October 11, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770983/conservation-status-of-killer-whales-orcinus-orca-in-the-strait-of-gibraltar
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R Esteban, P Verborgh, P Gauffier, D Alarcón, J M Salazar-Sierra, J Giménez, A D Foote, R de Stephanis
Killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the Mediterranean Sea are currently restricted to the Strait of Gibraltar and surrounding waters. Thirty-nine individuals were present in 2011, with a well-differentiated social structure, organized into five pods. Killer whale occurrence in the Strait is apparently related to the migration of their main prey, Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). In spring, whale distribution was restricted to shallow waters off the western coast of the Strait where all pods were observed actively hunting tuna...
2016: Advances in Marine Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756869/correction-of-hammertoe-deformity-with-novel-intramedullary-pip-fusion-device-versus-k-wire-fixation
#18
Seth H Richman, Marcelo Bogliolo Piancastelli Siqueira, Kirk A McCullough, Mark J Berkowitz
BACKGROUND: K-wire fixation has been the most common method of fixation for hammertoe deformity. However intramedullary devices are gaining ground in both number of available choices and in procedures performed. This study aimed to compare the outcomes of hammertoe correction performed with K-wire fixation versus a novel intramedullary fusion device (CannuLink). METHODS: A retrospective review of hammertoe correction by a single surgeon was performed from June 2011 to December 2013...
October 18, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751929/intraoperative-loss-of-tibialis-anterior-tcemep-predicted-postoperative-foot-drop-a-case-report
#19
Qing Yue, Tyson Hale, Aaron Knecht, Jennifer Laidacker
BACKGROUND: Foot drop secondary to L5 root injury is a rare complication associated with lumbar surgery. To date, it is still not clear whether intraoperative neuromonitoring can detect such an injury. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54-year-old man who had had bilateral chronic L5 radiculopathy underwent L4-S1 lumbosacral decompression and fusion. During the surgery, the patient lose transcranial electrical motor evoked potential (tceMEPs) from left tibialis anterior (TA) at the time of L5-S1 intervertebral cage placement...
October 14, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745968/percutaneous-image-guided-cryoablation-of-musculoskeletal-metastases-pain-palliation-and-local-tumor-control
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Adam N Wallace, Sebastian R McWilliams, Sarah E Connolly, John S Symanski, Devin Vaswani, Anderanik Tomasian, Ross Vyhmeister, Ashley M Lee, Thomas P Madaelil, Travis J Hillen, Jack W Jennings
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of cryoablation of musculoskeletal metastases in terms of achieving pain palliation and local tumor control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 92 musculoskeletal metastases in 56 patients treated with percutaneous image-guided cryoablation. Mean age of the cohort was 53.9 y ± 15.1, and cohort included 48% (27/56) men. Median tumor volume was 13.0 cm(3) (range, 0.5-577.2 cm(3)). Indications for treatment included pain palliation (41%; 38/92), local tumor control (15%; 14/92), or both (43%; 40/92)...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
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