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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114624/sports-and-recreational-activities-following-total-ankle-replacement
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Federico Giuseppe Usuelli, Andrea Pantalone, Camilla Maccario, Matteo Guelfi, Vincenzo Salini
Purpose  In literature, there is a controversy regarding whether patients who have undergone total ankle replacement (TAR) can participate in sports and recreational activities. The purpose of this study was to report change in sports activity level after TAR. Methods  A retrospective study was performed, enrolling 76 patients with symptomatic end-stage ankle arthritis who underwent TAR from May 2011 to October 2014. Patients were mainly males (44/76; 58%) and 56 years old on average (range: 22.3-79.6 years) at the time of surgery...
March 2017: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097951/effect-of-foot-manipulation-on-pregnancy-related-pelvic-girdle-pain-a-feasibility-study
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Camilla Melkersson, Salmir Nasic, Karin Starzmann, Kristina Bengtsson Boström
Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate if the research process to evaluate the effect of foot manipulation on pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) is feasible. Methods: A randomized, single-blind (patients and evaluators) pilot trial was performed to compare foot manipulation to a comparative group at 6-weekly treatment sessions at 5 physiotherapy outpatient clinics in Skaraborg primary care (Skövde, Sweden). Women at 12 to 31 weeks of pregnancy with well-defined PPGP (n = 97) and joint dysfunction or decreased range of movement in the feet were included...
September 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093269/b-cell-derived-il-4-acts-on-podocytes-to-induce-proteinuria-and-foot-process-effacement
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Alfred Hj Kim, Jun-Jae Chung, Shreeram Akilesh, Ania Koziell, Sanjay Jain, Jeffrey B Hodgin, Mark J Miller, Thaddeus S Stappenbeck, Jeffrey H Miner, Andrey S Shaw
The efficacy of B cell depletion therapies in diseases such as nephrotic syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis suggests a broader role in B cells in human disease than previously recognized. In some of these diseases, such as the minimal change disease subtype of nephrotic syndrome, pathogenic antibodies and immune complexes are not involved. We hypothesized that B cells, activated in the kidney, might produce cytokines capable of directly inducing cell injury and proteinuria. To directly test our hypothesis, we targeted a model antigen to the kidney glomerulus and showed that transfer of antigen-specific B cells could induce glomerular injury and proteinuria...
November 2, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090022/prevalence-impact-and-care-of-foot-problems-in-people-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-a-united-kingdom-based-cross-sectional-survey
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Oonagh Wilson, Sarah Hewlett, James Woodburn, Jon Pollock, John Kirwan
BACKGROUND: Foot symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) derive from a combination of inflammation, altered foot mechanics, deformity and secondary skin lesions. Guidelines recommend regular review of patients' feet, but the extent to which the general population of RA patients report foot symptoms and access foot care has not been established. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence, impact and care of foot problems in all patients with RA in one geographical area and identify factors associated with accessing foot care...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079232/foot-pressure-changes-before-and-after-ankle-fusion-a-pedobarograph-study
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Gabriel Ayonmigbesimi Akra, Akinwande Olusanya Adedapo
We performed a case-control study with the purpose of establishing the pressure patterns in the soles of the feet of patients with ankle osteoarthritis, determining whether the pattern changed after treating the arthritis with ankle joint fusion (arthrodesis), and whether the change is significant. We also studied the benefits of ankle fusion with respect to the Short-Form 36-item Health Survey and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Ankle-Hindfoot scale. The study included 18 participants (9 in the study group and 9 in the control group) to reach statistical significance with a 95% confidence interval (CI)...
November 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069047/amputation-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-due-to-a-giant-gouty-tophi-a-case-report
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Chenchen Zhou, Cheng Xue, Bo Yang, Wutao Wang, Yanqiu Xu, Fang Huang, Yi Wang
RATIONALE: The first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP1) is the most frequent site of gouty tophi. We report an unusual case with a giant skin-perforating tophi. This is the first case of gouty tophi at MTP1 which accepts surgical debulking and amputation. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 42-year-old man presented with a seven-year history of gout and a giant tophi at MTP1. The patient was referred to hospital due to persistent pain and ulcerations on the surface of the left MTP1...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992368/unilateral-plantar-erythema-nodosum-in-sarcoidosis
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Axel J Hueber, Georg Schett, Bernhard Manger
A 32-year old male Caucasian patient presented with mild exertional dyspnea, pain and swelling of both ankles, and general malaise. On examination symmetrical arthritis of both ankles and a vivid nodular erythema with slight pain on pressure was detected on the sole of the right foot (A). A therapy with ibuprofen had not led to any improvement of symptoms. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 9, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971693/prospective-evaluation-of-structural-allograft-transplantation-for-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talar-shoulder
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Samuel B Adams, Travis J Dekker, Adam P Schiff, Christopher P Gross, James A Nunley, Mark E Easley
BACKGROUND: Structural or bulk osteochondral allograft transplantation for shoulder talar osteochondral lesions as a salvage procedure has demonstrated efficacy in several retrospective reviews. The purpose of this study was to evaluate prospectively patients who received fresh structural allograft transplantation to the talus. METHODS: Prospective evaluation of a consecutive series of patients who underwent fresh structural allograft transplantation for an osteochondral lesion of the talus (OLT) was performed...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962195/evaluation-of-destruction-in-a-collagen-induced-arthritis-rat-model-bony-spur-formation
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Yiping Hu, Yi Yang, Bin Luo
Over the past 40 years, the collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) animal model has been widely used as a model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, no model is able to completely depict the characteristics of cartilage destruction to date. In the later stage of joint cartilage destruction, bony spurs form in RA. This bony spur formation is an important symptom in the pathological development of RA. In the present study, CIA was used to elucidate the pathological process of bony spur formation. Joint damage and spur formation in the animal model was detected by radiology and histology...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959829/-research-progress-on-pharmacological-action-and-clinical-application-of-stephania-tetrandrae-radix
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REVIEW
Rong Wang, Teng-Mao Ma, Fei Liu, Hui-Qin Gao
Stephania Tetrandrae Radix is one of the common traditional Chinese medicines, which has bitter and pungent taste as well as cold properties. It can subside edema, get rid of rheumatism and relieve pain. Therefore, it is mainly used for the treatment of rheumatism arthralgia, edema, dysuria, athlete's foot, swollen wet sores and other diseases in traditional Chinese medicine(TCM). Stephania Tetrandrae Radix is mainly composed of dual-benzyl isoquinoline alkaloids, including tetrandrine, fangchinoline and so on...
February 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957551/using-a-reference-when-defining-an-abnormal-mri-reduces-false-positive-mri-results-a-longitudinal-study-in-two-cohorts-at-risk-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Aleid C Boer, Leonie E Burgers, Lukas Mangnus, Robin M Ten Brinck, Wouter P Nieuwenhuis, Hanna W van Steenbergen, Monique Reijnierse, Tom W J Huizinga, Annette H M van der Helm van Mil
Objectives: The use of hand and foot MRI in the diagnostic process of RA has been advocated. Recent studies showed that MRI is helpful in predicting progression from clinically suspect arthralgia (CSA) to clinical arthritis, and from undifferentiated arthritis (UA) to RA. Symptom-free persons can also show inflammation on MRI. This study aimed to evaluate if MRI findings in symptom-free volunteers are relevant when defining a positive MRI. Methods: Two hundred and twenty-five CSA patients and two hundred and one UA patients underwent MRI of MCP, wrist and MTP joints at baseline and were followed for 1 year on progression to arthritis and RA, respectively, as reported previously...
October 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948740/-effect-of-baihu-guizhi-decoction-on-characteristic-methylation-genes-expression-of-pyretic-arthralgia-rat-model
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Huan Chen, Shao-Hua Ju, Jiang-Ping Wei, Wen-Jun Fu, Hang Zheng, Shi-Jun Xu
To investigate the characteristic methylation genes of pyretic arthralgia model in hot and dampness environment and the regulation effect of Baihu Guizhi decoction on this characteristic methylation genes. Plantar injection of CFA was used in hot and dampness environment to induce the pyretic arthralgia rat models. From 15th day after modeling, Baihu Guizhi decoction was given for 30 days. Foot volume was detected every 4 days after modeling, and HE staining was used to detect the histopathology of all rats' ankle joint at day 45...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933330/-short-term-results-of-surgical-treatment-of-patients-with-hallux-rigidus
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M Dygrýnová, M Uvízl, J Gallo
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Hallux rigidus is common and degenerative arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. The aim of this study was to assess the results of cheilectomy and total joint replacement (TJR) in patients with hallux rigidus. Minimum duration of followup was 18 months. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included fifty-nine patients who underwent surgery at our Department due to hallux rigidus between January 2013 and December 2014. Thirty-seven patients underwent cheilectomy and twenty-two patients had total joint arthroplasty using METIS®...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932308/ultrasonographic-enthesopathy-and-disease-activity-in-psoriatic-arthritis
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Mohieldin M Ahmed, Gehan Gamal Elolemy, Aziz K Alfeeli, Ayyoub B Baqer, Adela M Gad
BACKGROUND: To our knowledge, the correlation between ultrasonographic enthesopathy and severity in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) has been done before. However, the correlation between ultrasonography of enthesopathy and the Psoriatic Arthritis Disease Activity Score (PASDAS) have not been done. AIM: To compare the results of ultrasonographic enthesopathy of foot and PASDAS in PsA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 65 PsA patients were involved and divided into two groups...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901512/gambogic-acid-suppresses-inflammation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-rats-via-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Xiaodan Wu, Li Long, Jian Liu, Jin Zhang, Tong Wu, Xixi Chen, Bing Zhou, Ting-Zhuo Lv
Gamboge is the dried resin secreted by the Garcinia maingayi gambogic tree and is a substance that may be used to treat a variety of diseases, exhibits anti‑tumor and detoxification effects and prevents bleeding. The primary active constituent is gambogic acid. The present study aimed to investigate the anti‑inflammatory effects of gambogic acid in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) rats and to elucidate the mechanisms by which these effects occur. The swelling degree, the clinical arthritic scoring and pain threshold measurements were used to evaluate the effects of gambogic acid on RA...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891302/gastrocnemius-contracture-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#16
James R Jastifer, Adam Green
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease affecting multiple joints of the body. More than 90% of patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis develop foot or ankle pain over the course of their disease. The purpose of the current study was to report ankle dorsiflexion in rheumatoid arthritis patients as well as a control group utilizing a validated measurement instrument. METHODS: Using a previously validated device, 70 patients presenting with rheumatoid arthritis and 70 controls were measured for ankle range motion and isolated gastrocnemius contractures...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872725/dorsal-root-ganglion-field-stimulation-prevents-inflammation-and-joint-damage-in-a-rat-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Bin Pan, Zhiyong Zhang, Dongman Chao, Quinn H Hogan
OBJECTIVES: Electrical stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), referred to here as ganglionic field stimulation (GFS), is effective in reducing clinical pain, probably by interrupting transmission of afferent impulse trains on sensory neurons as they pass through the DRG. We therefore tested whether efferent impulse trains conveyed by sensory neurons, which contribute to neurogenic inflammation, may also be interrupted by GFS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Collagen-induced arthritis, a model of clinical rheumatoid arthritis, was initiated in rats concurrently with the insertion of an electrode for GFS at the fourth lumbar DRG...
September 5, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867861/effect-of-integrative-naturopathy-and-yoga-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-with-type-2-diabetes-and-hypertension
#18
A Mooventhan, Geetha B Shetty
A 54-year old married woman was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2002, essential hypertension in 2008, type-2 diabetes in 2011 and gangrene over 2(nd) toe of right foot. She underwent conventional management in private hospitals. Her symptoms, began with moderate to severe pain associated with swelling, stiffness (more in the morning) in multiple joints especially over small joints. In July-2014 she visited our college hospital with the complaints of pain, mild swelling and stiffness over multiple joints associated with poor quality of sleep (QOS) and quality of life (QOL)...
January 2017: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867061/the-evolution-of-arthritis-treatment-in-the-foot-and-ankle-a-change-in-the-gold-standard
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EDITORIAL
Alan Ng
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October 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865575/single-step-arthroscopic-repair-with-cell-free-polymer-based-scaffold-in-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus-clinical-and-radiological-results
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Ulunay Kanatlı, Ali Eren, Toygun Kağan Eren, Abdurrahman Vural, Dilan Ece Geylan, Ali Yusuf Öner
PURPOSE: To report the clinical and radiological results of patients with talar osteochondral lesions who were treated by microfracture and cell-free scaffold implantation in a single-step arthroscopic surgery. METHODS: Forty patients, treated with a single-step arthroscopic surgery, were evaluated in this single-center-based retrospective study. Patients with degenerative arthritis (n = 1), history of ankle fracture (n = 1), kissing lesions (n = 1), lower extremity deformity (n = 1), and lesions <1...
September 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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