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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814015/postoperative-healing-patterns-in-elbow-using-electromyography-towards-the-development-of-a-wearable-mechatronic-elbow-brace
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Raneem Haddara, Yue Zhou, Shrikant Chinchalkar, Ana Luisa Trejos
Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability. Current postoperative treatment for patients requires them to follow a long-term physiotherapy program customized for each specific case; however, this process can be complex, time-consuming and without the right therapy it may end up being ineffective. A possible solution involves the development of wearable mechatronic elbow braces that use electromyography (EMG) to identify patient intent. However, EMG characteristics change based on the health of the individual and therefore require further investigation...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813844/soft-stop-knee-brace-for-rehabilitation-from-ligament-injuries-design-and-pilot-trial
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James R J Greenfield, Haram Francis Hwang, Claire Davies, Andrew J McDaid
Ligaments within the human knee are commonly torn or injured as a result of sports that involve sharp direction changes, pivoting and landing. For this reason, athletes are often side-lined from their respective sports for up to 18 months after injury to rehabilitate. As part of the rehabilitation process, knee braces are often prescribed in an attempt to decrease the recovery period of the injured individual by restraining and minimizing the motion at the knee. However, the true efficacy of knee bracing is yet to be fully evaluated as studies show mixed results to whether braces actually decrease the rehabilitation period for patients...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813821/gait-training-assist-system-of-a-lower-limb-prosthetic-visualizing-muscle-activation-pattern-using-a-color-depth-sensor
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Kunihiro Ogata, Tomoki Mita, Toshiaki Tsuji, Yoshio Matsumoto
Some unilateral lower-limb amputees load the intact limb more than the prosthetic limb. This can cause chronic pains, fatigue, lumbago, and joint diseases, including knee osteoarthritis. To avoid and counteract these symptoms it is necessary to improve their asymmetric gait. Increasing the function of the hip abductor muscle is important to maintaining symmetrical weight distribution. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to develop a training assist system, which estimates and visualizes an abductor muscle by using a color-depth sensor...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811247/pharmacological-analysis-of-poecilotheria-spider-venoms-in-mice-provides-clues-for-human-treatment
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Alexander Andreev-Andrievskiy, Anfisa Popova, Evgeniia Lagereva, Daniil Osipov, Antonina Berkut, Eugene Grishin, Alexander Vassilevski
Bites of tiger spiders belonging to Poecilotheria genus cause moderate to severe pain and long-lasting local or generalized muscle cramps in humans. Bites occur in regions of the spiders' natural habitat, India and Sri Lanka, but the popularity of these colorful tarantulas as pets leads to reports of envenomation cases worldwide. Treatment is predominantly symptomatic and often inadequate since there is almost no clinical or toxicology research data available, and physicians outside India or Sri Lanka typically have no experience in treating such cases...
August 12, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808728/-subpectoral-tenodesis-of-the-long-head-of-the-biceps-tendon-with-an-interference-screw-and-a%C3%A2-cortical-button-clinical-and-cosmetic-results-after-1-year
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P-C Nolte, N Pister, F Holz, M Egenolf, T Chatterjee
BACKGROUND: Pathologies of the long head of biceps tendon (LHB) can cause anterior shoulder pain. Surgical treatment includes tenotomy and tenodesis (TD), however TD causes fewer cosmetic deformities and less cramping of the biceps muscle. To date, numerous techniques for TD have been described but the "gold standard" has not yet been established. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the functional and cosmetic outcome following subpectoral biceps TD with an interference screw and a cortical-button (STLHB-IC) after 1 year...
August 14, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808631/painless-swollen-calf-muscles-of-a-75-year-old-patient-caused-by-bilateral-venous-malformations
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Roderick S M Piekaar, Eline W Zwitser, Paul P A Hedeman Joosten, Joris A Jansen
A 75-year-old man presented with knee pain due to medial osteoarthritis of the knee in the orthopedic outpatient clinic. Conservative treatment was started with steroid infiltration. Besides his knee complaint reported a bilateral painless swollen calf muscle without traumatic cause, and also without any pain at night, fever or medical illness. On physical examination the soleus muscle had a swollen aspect in both calfs. The skin appeared normal without deformities and the arterial pulsations were intact. An X-ray did not show abnormalities in the tibia...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807000/necrotizing-streptococcal-myositis-of-the-upper-extremity-a-case-report
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Johannes C Reichert, Götz Habild, Paul Simon, Ulrich Nöth, Jan B Krümpelmann
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing myositis is a rare but life-threatening soft-tissue infection characterized by rapidly spreading inflammation and subsequent necrosis of the affected tissue. The myositis is often caused by toxin-producing, virulent bacteria such as group A β-hemolytic streptococcus and associated with severe systemic toxicity. It is rapidly fatal unless diagnosed promptly and treated aggressively. However, necrotizing myositis is often initially misdiagnosed as a more benign soft-tissue infection as such fulminant, invasive muscle infections are rare with no more than 30 cases reported over the last century...
August 15, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806047/electrolytes-potassium-disorders
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Taiwona L Elliott
Hypokalemia (ie, potassium levels less than 3.5 mEq/L) occurs in fewer than 1% of healthy individuals, but is present in up to 20% of hospitalized patients, 40% of patients taking diuretics, and 17% of patients with cardiovascular conditions. Hypokalemia often is asymptomatic; symptoms are more common in older adults. Common symptoms are cardiac arrhythmias and muscle weakness or pain. Management consists of intravenous potassium replacement during cardiac monitoring for patients with marked symptoms, echocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities, or severe hypokalemia (ie, level less than 3...
August 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800306/acute-effects-of-kinesio-taping-on-pain-disability-and-back-extensor-muscle-endurance-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-caused-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-confirmed-lumbar-disc-degeneration
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Nai-Jen Chang, Willy Chou, Pei-Chi Hsiao, Wen-Dien Chang, Yi-Ming Lo
BACKGROUND: Individuals with disc degeneration experience associated pain and disability. Considering its safety and affordability, Kinesio tape (KT) may be a viable treatment. However, most KT studies have demonstrated its effects in healthy adults and patients with nonspecific low back pain. The efficacy of KT in patients with disc degeneration is yet to be investigated. OBJECTIVES: To examine the acute effects of KT on patients with lumbar disc degeneration confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796755/the-effect-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-on-musculoskeletal-loadings-in-the-spinal-region-during-level-walking-and-stair-climbing
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Shengzheng Kuai, Zhenhua Liao, Wenyu Zhou, Xinyu Guan, Run Ji, Rui Zhang, Daiqi Guo, Weiqiang Liu
BACKGROUND People with low back pain (LBP) alter their motion patterns during level walking and stair climbing due to pain or fear. However, the alternations of load sharing during the two activities are largely unknown. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of LBP caused by lumbar disc herniation (LDH) on the muscle activities of 17 main trunk muscle groups and the intradiscal forces acting on the five lumbar discs. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-six healthy adults and seven LDH patients were recruited to perform level walking and stair climbing in the Gait Analysis Laboratory...
August 10, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795275/effects-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-and-topical-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-on-skeletal-muscle-injury-induced-by-contusion-in-rats-part-2-biochemical-aspects
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Shaiane Silva Tomazoni, Lúcio Frigo, Tereza Cristina Dos Reis Ferreira, Heliodora Leão Casalechi, Simone Teixeira, Patrícia de Almeida, Marcelo Nicolas Muscara, Rodrigo Labat Marcos, Andrey Jorge Serra, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior
Muscle injuries trigger an inflammatory process, releasing important biochemical markers for tissue regeneration. The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is the treatment of choice to promote pain relief due to muscle injury. NSAIDs exhibit several adverse effects and their efficacy is questionable. Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) has been demonstrated to effectively modulate inflammation induced from musculoskeletal disorders and may be used as an alternative to NSAIDs. Here, we assessed and compared the effects of different doses of PBMT and topical NSAIDs on biochemical parameters during an acute inflammatory process triggered by a controlled model of contusion-induced musculoskeletal injury in rats...
August 9, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790478/entrapment-neuropathy-of-the-infrapatellar-branch-of-the-saphenous-nerve-treated-by-partial-division-of-sartorius
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Gururaj Hosahalli, Adam Sierakowski, Hari Venkatramani, S Raja Sabapathy
We describe a case of entrapment neuropathy of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve as it pierces sartorius muscle. This is a rare cause of anteromedial knee pain that is easily overlooked and may be mistaken as arising from other anatomical structures in that region. The pain was successfully treated by partially dividing the sartorius muscle and translocating the nerve away from the site of entrapment. It is important to consider entrapment neuropathy of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve as a differential diagnosis when assessing a patient with anteromedial knee pain...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781793/activation-of-the-arachidonic-acid-metabolic-pathway-and-induction-of-sleep-disturbance-by-sacral-osteoblastoma-a-case-report
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Mitsunori Ozaki, Kazuya Nishioka, Akihiko Kimura, Toshikazu Kondo, Naoyuki Nakao
Osteoblastomas are benign bone tumors that produce prostaglandin and promote inflammation. The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical and radiological characteristics of a pediatric osteoblastoma case over an 8-month postoperative follow-up. The case involved an 11-year-old female patient with normal somatic development, presenting with a chief complaint of sleep disturbance. The patient had no spontaneous pain or other readily evident possible causes. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a neoplastic lesion in the sacrum, with peritumoral edema...
August 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775081/cervical-facet-joint-septic-arthritis-a-real-pain-in-the-neck
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Sahiba Sethi, Mathew Kurian Vithayathil
A 64-year-old man with a complex medical history and previous cervical arthritis with discectomy presents with a 2-day history of neck and lower back pain and shortness of breath, associated with left-sided muscle weakness. He has a fever with severe sepsis causing acute renal failure. MRI spine shows evidence of left cervical facet joint septic arthritis at C6-T1. He required 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics and intensive support with ventilation and haemofiltration. After completion of antibiotics, he made a full recovery and regained neurological function before discharge...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774564/risk-of-bursitis-and-other-injuries-and-dysfunctions-of-the-shoulder-following-vaccinations
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REVIEW
L H Martín Arias, R Sanz Fadrique, M Sáinz Gil, M E Salgueiro-Vazquez
While vaccination injection site adverse reactions are usually mild and transient in nature, several cases of bursitis and other shoulder injuries have been reported in the medical literature. However, these lesions are not included in vaccine label inserts. To identify the characteristics of post-vaccination shoulder injuries and those of patients and involved vaccines, as well as their potential causes, a systematic review of the cases of vaccination-related bursitis and other shoulder injuries reported in the literature and notified to the Spanish Pharmacovigilance System database (FEDRA) have been conducted...
July 31, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767173/prevalence-presentation-and-treatment-of-lower-limb-pathologies-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Antoni Fellas, Fiona Hawke, Derek Santos, Andrea Coda
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory joint disease. It is the most common arthritis in children and adolescents. This paper reviews the presentation and treatment of lower limb pathologies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis from an allied health perspective. Common lower limb pathologies include: synovitis causing swelling, tenderness and pain; persistent inflammation leading to flexion contractures; limb length discrepancies; muscle atrophy; enthesopathies such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis; and tenosynovitis...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762108/trigeminal-neuropathy-associated-with-an-enlarging-arachnoid-cyst-in-meckel-s-cave-case-report-management-strategy-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Mark G Bigder, Adel Helmi, Anthony M Kaufmann
We describe a rare case and novel management strategy of painful trigeminal neuropathy caused by an arachnoid cyst confined to Meckel's cave. A 57-year-old female presented with several years of progressive trigeminal pain and signs of trigeminal deafferentation, including sensory loss, corneal anesthesia and mastication muscle atrophy. Medical treatment with carbamazepine provided partial and temporary pain control. Surgical treatment was eventually performed by aspiration of the arachnoid cyst through the foramen ovale using a percutaneous approach...
July 31, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758090/intramuscular-hematoma-following-radial-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-chronic-neurogenic-heterotopic-ossification-a-case-report
#18
Howard Kim, Ji Hwan Cheon, Dong Youl Lee, Ji Hong Cheon, Youn Kyung Cho, Sung Hoon Lee, Eun Young Kang
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has been reported to be a safe and effective method for decreasing pain and relieving range of motion (ROM) limitations caused by neurogenic heterotopic ossification (NHO), though there has been no report that it might cause hematoma if applied to NHO. We hereby report a case of massive hematoma after ESWT, specifically the radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) device at both hips in a 49-year-old female patient with NHO. She had developed NHO after extensive subarachnoid hemorrhage...
June 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758076/features-of-golf-related-shoulder-pain-in-korean-amateur-golfers
#19
Chang Hwa Lee, Jin Young Hong, Po Song Jeon, Ki Hun Hwang, Won Sik Moon, Yong Hyun Han, Ho Joong Jeong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the causes and characteristics of golf-related shoulder injuries in Korean amateur golfers. METHODS: Golf-related surveys were administered to, and ultrasonography were conducted on, 77 Korean amateur golfers with golf-related shoulder pain. The correlation between the golf-related surveys and ultrasonographic findings were investigated. RESULTS: The non-dominant shoulder is more likely to have golf-related pain and abnormal findings on ultrasonography than is the dominant shoulder...
June 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756484/distal-esophageal-spasm-with-multiple-esophageal-diverticula-successfully-treated-by-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy
#20
Koji Otani, Shinwa Tanaka, Fumiaki Kawara, Junichi Fujikawa, Akinari Sawada, Risa Uemura, Tetsuya Tanigawa, Toshio Watanabe, Takeshi Azuma, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
Distal esophageal spasm (DES) is a primary esophageal motility disorder. We encountered a rare case of DES accompanied by multiple esophageal diverticula. A 72-year-old woman complained of prolonged dysphagia and chest pain. A barium esophagogram showed multiple esophageal diverticula and significant contraction of the lower esophagus just above the cardia. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a corkscrew-like appearance, with spiral contractions and diverticula. High-resolution manometry revealed that the integrated relaxation pressure was normal; premature contractions were observed in ≥20% of the swallowing wave; the distal contractile integral was normal...
July 29, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
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