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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930478/mechanical-ventilation-induced-diaphragm-atrophy-strongly-impacts-clinical-outcomes
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Ewan C Goligher, Martin Dres, Eddy Fan, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Damon C Scales, Margaret S Herridge, Stefannie Vorona, Michael C Sklar, Nuttapol Rittayamai, Ashley Lanys, Alistair Murray, Deborah Brace, Cristian Urrea, W Darlene Reid, George Tomlinson, Arthur S Slutsky, Brian P Kavanagh, Laurent J Brochard, Niall D Ferguson
Rationale Diaphragm dysfunction worsens outcomes in mechanically ventilated patients but the clinical impact of potentially preventable changes in diaphragm structure and function due to mechanical ventilation is unknown. Objectives To determine whether diaphragm atrophy developing during mechanical ventilation leads to prolonged ventilation. Methods Diaphragm thickness was measured daily by ultrasound in adults requiring invasive mechanical ventilation; inspiratory effort was assessed by thickening fraction...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929274/minimally-invasive-posterior-cervical-foraminotomy-for-treatment-of-radiculopathy-an-effective-time-tested-and-cost-efficient-motion-preservation-technique
#2
REVIEW
L Papavero, R Kothe
OBJECTIVE: To relieve foraminal root impingement due to lateral soft disc fragments, bony spurs, or other rarer causes. INDICATIONS: Soft disc fragment whose bulk is >2/3 lateral to the lateral border of the thecal sac. Intraforaminal dorsal bony narrowing of the root canal. Intraforaminal synovial cyst, extra/intradural tumor. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Paramedian and median soft/hard disc protrusions. Kyphosis of the index level. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Patient prone in reverse Trendelenburg position with the head fixed in a Mayfield clamp...
September 19, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926385/graduation-protocol-after-growing-rod-treatment-removal-of-implants-without-new-instrumentation-is-not-a-realistic-approach
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Ismail Aykut Kocyigit, Z Deniz Olgun, H Gokhan Demirkiran, Mehmet Ayvaz, Muharrem Yazici
BACKGROUND: The growing rod remains an effective option in the treatment of early-onset scoliosis, and has previously been likened to an internal brace. While details of growing-rod treatment have been largely agreed on, the appropriate end point remains a matter of controversy. A decision was made in 2004, at the beginning of growing-rod treatment at our institution, to remove longitudinal instrumentation when the period of lengthening concluded and, similar to discontinuing a brace, leave the spine free...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919502/comparison-of-the-memory-foam-pad-versus-the-bean-bag-with-shoulder-braces-in-preventing-patient-displacement-during-gynecologic-laparoscopic-surgery
#4
Sara Farag, Leigh Rosen, Charles Ascher-Walsh
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary aim was to compare the amount of patient displacement when a memory foam pad is used versus a bean bag with shoulder braces. The secondary aim was to evaluate for post-operative extremity symptoms including pain, numbness, and weakness. DESIGN: Prospective randomized pilot study. DESIGN: Classification: Canadian Task Force Class I SETTING: Single academic institution PATIENTS: Women ≥ 18 years of age undergoing laparoscopic or robotic gynecologic surgery INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomized to be positioned on the memory foam pad (Group A) or the bean bag with shoulder braces (Group B) pre-operatively...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918790/-bandages-for-knee-problems
#5
Marius Henriksen, Søren Thorgaard Skou
The use of knee braces is common, and there is an abundance of different brace types available both "over the counter" and as "prescription devices". The braces are used for a range of knee problems ranging from minor knee discomfort to post-surgical rehabilitation. The available evidence is generally in favour of brace applications although the amount and quality of evidence is moderate to low with a positive benefit-harm balance. However, braces should generally not be used as a stand-alone or primary treatment strategy, but can be used as a potentially beneficial supplement to patients with knee disorders if needed...
September 18, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918715/bracing-later-and-coping-better-benefits-of-mindfulness-during-a-stressful-waiting-period
#6
Kate Sweeny, Jennifer L Howell
People frequently await uncertain news, yet research reveals that the strategies people naturally use to cope with uncertainty are largely ineffective. We tested the role of mindfulness for improving the experience of a stressful waiting period. Law graduates awaiting their bar exam results either reported their trait mindfulness (Study 1; N = 150) or were instructed to practice mindfulness meditation (Study 2; N = 90). As hypothesized, participants who were naturally more mindful or who practiced mindfulness managed their expectations more effectively by bracing for the worst later in the waiting period and perceived themselves as coping better...
October 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913649/improvement-in-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-arthrocentesis-via-constant-compression
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Tej B Bhavsar, Wilmer L Sibbitt, Philip A Band, Romy J Cabacungan, Timothy S Moore, Luis C Salayandia, Roderick A Fields, Scarlett K Kettwich, Luis P Roldan, N Suzanne Emil, Monthida Fangtham, Arthur D Bankhurst
We hypothesized that constant compression of the knee would mobilize residual synovial fluid and promote successful arthrocentesis. Two hundred and ten knees with grade II-III osteoarthritis were included in this paired design study: (1) conventional arthrocentesis was performed with manual compression and success and volume (milliliters) determined; and (2) the intra-articular needle was left in place, and a circumferential elastomeric brace was tightened on the knee to provide constant compression. Arthrocentesis was attempted again and additional fluid volume was determined...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906046/the-unique-n-terminal-zinc-finger-of-synaptotagmin-like-protein-4-reveals-fyve-structure
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Kazuhide Miyamoto, Arisa Nakatani, Kazuki Saito
Synaptotagmin-like protein 4 (Slp4), expressed in human platelets, is associated with dense granule release. Slp4 is comprised of the N-terminal zinc finger, Slp homology domain, and C2 domains. We synthesized a compact construct (the Slp4N peptide) corresponding to the Slp4 N-terminal zinc finger. Herein, we have determined the solution structure of the Slp4N peptide by NMR. Furthermore, experimental, chemical modification of Cys residues revealed that the Slp4N peptide binds two zinc atoms to mediate proper folding...
September 14, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904955/dental-hygiene-and-orthodontics-effect-of-ultrasonic-instrumentation-on-bonding-efficacy-of-different-lingual-orthodontic-brackets
#9
Andrea Scribante, Maria Francesca Sfondrini, Vittorio Collesano, Gaia Tovt, Luisa Bernardinelli, Paola Gandini
Dental hygienists are often faced with patients wearing lingual orthodontic therapy, as ultrasonic instrumentation (UI) is crucial for oral health. As the application of external forces can lead to premature bonding failure, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of UI on shear bond strength (SBS) and on adhesive remnant index (ARI) of different lingual orthodontic brackets. 200 bovine incisors were divided into 10 groups. Four different lingual (STB, Ormco; TTR, Rocky Mountain Orthodontics; Idea, Leone; 2D, Forestadent) and vestibular control (Victory, 3M) brackets were bonded...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903017/is-a-high-tibial-osteotomy-hto-superior-to-non-surgical-treatment-in-patients-with-varus-malaligned-medial-knee-osteoarthritis-oa-a%C3%A2-propensity-matched-study-using-2-randomized-controlled-trial-rct-datasets
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M V van Outeren, J H Waarsing, R W Brouwer, J A N Verhaar, M Reijman, S M A Bierma-Zeinstra
OBJECTIVE: No randomized controlled trial (RCT) has compared the high tibial osteotomy (HTO) with non-surgical treatment in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis (OA) and varus malalignment. The aim was to compare the effectiveness of an unloader brace treatment or a usual care program to the HTO regarding pain severity and knee function. DESIGN: Surgical treatment (HTO) to two non-surgical options was compared by combining the data of two RCTs. One RCT (n = 117) compared an unloader brace to usual care treatment; the other RCT (n = 92) compared closing to opening wedge HTO...
September 10, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902756/sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction-in-the-athlete-diagnosis-and-management
#11
Rebecca Peebles, Christopher E Jonas
Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is a common cause of low back pain in the athlete, especially in sports with repetitive, asymmetric loading. Complex anatomy and broad pain referral pattern make diagnosis difficult. Identifying three or more positive physical examination maneuvers for the SIJ improves examination sensitivity and specificity. Imaging is rarely helpful in establishing the diagnosis but is often used to rule out other pathology. Conservative management with activity modification, medication, physical therapy, manipulation and bracing is first line treatment...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902104/a-replication-study-for-the-association-of-rs11190870-with-curve-severity-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-in-japanese
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Yohei Takahashi, Ikuyo Kou, Yoji Ogura, Atsushi Miyake, Kazuki Takeda, Masahiro Nakajima, Shohei Minami, Noriaki Kawakami, Koki Uno, Manabu Ito, Ikuho Yonezawa, Takashi Kaito, Haruhisa Yanagida, Kei Watanabe, Hiroshi Taneichi, Katsumi Harimaya, Yuki Taniguchi, Toshiaki Kotani, Taichi Tsuji, Teppei Suzuki, Hideki Sudo, Nobuyuki Fujita, Mitsuru Yagi, Kazuhiro Chiba, Katsuki Kono, Tsuyoshi Sakuma, Tsutomu Akazawa, Kotaro Nishida, Kenichiro Kakutani, Hideki Shigematsu, Takahiro Iida, Satoshi Demura, Naobumi Hosogane, Eijiro Okada, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Kota Watanabe, Shiro Ikegawa
STUDY DESIGN: Case-only study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to confirm the association of rs11190870 with AIS severity in Japanese patients with AIS. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although the association of rs11190870 with AIS susceptibility is replicated in multiple ethnics, the association of rs11190870 with curve severity is controversial. Since the previous studies are of small, we performed a replication study using far larger number of patients than previous studies...
September 8, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900566/transversus-abdominis-elasticity-during-various-exercises-a-shear-wave-ultrasound-elastography-study
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Kuniaki Hirayama, Ryota Akagi, Yuki Moniwa, Junichi Okada, Hideyuki Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Although the transversus abdominis (TrA) is considered to play a significant role in maintaining trunk stability, there is little information regarding the type of exercise that best facilitates the development of tension in the TrA. Muscle elasticity shows a strong association with muscle tension. Shear wave ultrasound elastography provides a means by which the tension of TrA can be noninvasively estimated, by quantifying it's elasticity. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the TrA elasticity during several exercises as measured by shear wave ultrasound elastography, and to determine which of the studied exercises demonstrated the greatest tension...
August 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894760/recent-advances-in-cardiac-computed-tomography-dose-reduction-strategies-a-review-of-scientific-evidence-and-technical-developments
#14
REVIEW
Sandeep S Hedgire, Vinit Baliyan, Brian B Ghoshhajra, Mannudeep K Kalra
Cardiac imagers worldwide are bracing for increased utilization of cardiac computed tomography (CT) in clinical practice. This expanding opportunity brings along a responsibility to produce diagnostic quality images with optimized radiation dose. The following review aims to address the dose reduction strategies in cardiac CT in light of recent scientific evidence and technical developments.
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891323/functional-outcome-of-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-with-and-without-operative-treatment-using-identical-functional-bracing-protocol
#15
Che Siu Lim, David Lees, David P Gwynne-Jones
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the functional results of operative and nonoperative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture using an identical rehabilitation program of functional bracing. METHODS: Over a 10-year period, 200 patients (99 operative, 101 nonoperative) aged between 18 and 65 years were treated at our institution's physiotherapy department after acute Achilles tendon rupture. There were 132 patients (62 operative, 70 nonoperative) available for a minimum 2-year follow-up (average 6...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885287/whether-orthotic-management-and-exercise-are-equally-effective-to-the-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-in-mainland-china-a-randomized-controlled-trial-study
#16
Yu Zheng, Yini Dang, Yan Yang, Huabo Li, Lijie Zhang, Edmond H M Lou, Chengqi He, M S Wong
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled trial OBJECTIVE.: To investigate the effectiveness of orthotic management versus exercise on spinal curvature, body symmetry and quality of life. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: A number of well-designed studies comparing conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis have been conducted and the evidence becomes stronger. However, there is a lack of the information on the effectiveness of orthotic management versus exercise...
September 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883197/an-abstraction-layer-to-facilitate-technical-interoperability-between-medical-records-and-knowledge-modules
#17
Martin Staudigel, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch, Stefan Kraus
Integrating clinical decision support (CDS) functions into an existing hospital information system (HIS) is often a tedious task. This problem area is so pervasive that the Arden Syntax, a widely used standard for CDS functions, assigned a specific designation, the so-called "curly braces problem". It derives from a pair of curly braces used to encapsulate any parameters required for the interactions with a HIS. The traditional approach is to leave the problem area of technical interoperability entirely to the specific institution, possibly entailing a considerable amount of initial programming work...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882346/current-evidence-regarding-the-treatment-of-pediatric-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-a-report-from-the-scoliosis-research-society-evidence-based-medicine-committee
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Charles H Crawford, A Noelle Larson, Marilyn Gates, R Shay Bess, Tenner J Guillaume, Han Jo Kim, Matthew E Oetgen, Charles G Ledonio, James Sanders, Douglas C Burton
STUDY DESIGN: Structured literature review. OBJECTIVES: The Scoliosis Research Society requested an assessment of the current state of peer-reviewed evidence regarding pediatric lumbar spondylolisthesis to identify what is known and what research remains essential to further understanding. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Pediatric lumbar spondylolisthesis is common, yet no formal synthesis of the published literature regarding treatment has been previously performed...
September 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876630/is-waiting-the-hardest-part-a-critical-study-of-the-experience-of-women-awaiting-breast-biopsy-results
#19
T Hodgkinson, C Govender, S Rayne
BACKGROUND: Most previous research efforts have focused on the psychological effects of receiving a cancer diagnosis rather than the period of waiting for definitive Results. Early detection of cancer is directly linked to successful treatment regimes, yet these procedures evoke significant anxiety in patients. The long wait for medical test Results in state health institutions, with one of the possible outcomes being a cancer diagnosis, means that the days of waiting can induce emotional distress before the diagnosis has even been given...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874982/measurement-of-milwaukee-brace-pad-pressure-in-adolescent-round-back-deformity-treatment
#20
Taher Babaee, Mojtaba Kamyab, Amir Ahmadi, Mohammad Ali Sanjari, Mohammad Saleh Ganjavian
STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective study, we measured the pad pressures of the Milwaukee brace in adolescent hyperkyphosis treatment. PURPOSE: We evaluated the skin-brace interface forces exerted by the main pads of the Milwaukee brace. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: A fundamental factor associated with brace effectiveness in spinal deformity is pad force adjustment. However, few studies have evaluated the in-brace force magnitude and its effect on curve correction...
August 2017: Asian Spine Journal
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