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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790076/a-case-of-jackhammer-esophagus-caused-by-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-which-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-resulted-in-symptom-improvement
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Shinwa Tanaka, Takashi Toyonaga, Fumiaki Kawara, Daisuke Watanabe, Namiko Hoshi, Hirohumi Abe, Ryusuke Ariyoshi, Yoshiko Ohara, Tsukasa Ishida, Toshitatsu Takao, Yoshinori Morita, Eiji Umegaki
A 73-year-old female with a 6-month history of progressive dysphagia and chest pain was referred to our hospital. She underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy, which revealed abnormally strong contractions in the distal esophagus. Esophageal biopsy specimens showed massive eosinophil infiltration into the epithelium, and high-resolution manometry (HRM) also demonstrated abnormally strong contractions in the distal esophagus. Based on these results, she was diagnosed with Jackhammer esophagus (JHE) due to eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)...
May 22, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789793/modern-myoma-treatment-in-the-last-20-years-a-review-of-the-literature
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Ahmed El-Balat, Rudy Leon DeWilde, Iryna Schmeil, Morva Tahmasbi-Rad, Sandra Bogdanyova, Ali Fathi, Sven Becker
Myomas, also known as fibroids, are a specific characteristic of the human species. No other primates develop fibroids. At a cellular level, myomas are benign hyperplastic lesions of uterine smooth muscle cells. There are interesting theoretical concepts that link the development of myomas in humans with the highly specific process of childbirth from an upright position and the resulting need for greatly increased "expulsive" forces during labor. Myomas might be the price our species pays for our bipedal and highly intelligent existence...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786783/a-xenograft-model-for-venous-malformation
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Jillian Goines, Xian Li, Yuqi Cai, Paula Mobberley-Schuman, Megan Metcalf, Steven J Fishman, Denise M Adams, Adrienne M Hammill, Elisa Boscolo
Vascular malformations are defects caused by the abnormal growth of the vasculature. Among them, venous malformation (VM) is an anomaly characterized by slow-flow vascular lesions with abnormally shaped veins, typically in sponge-like configuration. VMs can expand over years causing disfigurement, obstruction of vital structures, thrombosis, bleeding, and pain. Treatments have been very limited and primarily based on supportive care, compression garments, sclerotherapy, and/or surgical resection. Sirolimus treatment has recently shown efficacy in some patients with complicated vascular anomalies, including VMs...
May 21, 2018: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785270/distant-lung-metastases-caused-by-a-histologically-benign-phosphaturic-mesenchymal-tumor
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Maria P Yavropoulou, Christos Poulios, Christoforos Foroulis, Symeon Tournis, Prodromos Hytiroglou, Kalliopi Kotsa, Isaak Kessisoglou, Pantelis Zebekakis
Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare form of hypophosphatemia usually caused by phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors (PMTs); the biologic behavior of PMTs is under investigation. Herein we present a case of TIO with a protracted course over 12 years leading to a fatal outcome. A 39-year-old man presented with weakness in 2004 and was found to have decreased serum phosphorus, phosphaturia and low levels of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Four years later he developed a painful left calf mass. The lesion was resected, but recurred causing extreme pain and dysfunction...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785258/intra-articular-biomaterials-assisted-delivery-to-treat-temporomandibular-joint-disorders
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Khandmaa Dashnyam, Jung-Hwan Lee, Nandin Mandakhbayar, Guang-Zhen Jin, Hae-Hyoung Lee, Hae-Won Kim
The temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as myofascial pain syndrome, is considered one of the prevalent chronic pain diseases caused by muscle inflammation and cartilage degradation in head and neck, and thus influences even biopsychosocial conditions in a lifetime. There are several current treatment methodologies relieving inflammation and preventing degradation of the joint complex. One of the promising non-surgical treatment methods is an intra-articular injection of drugs such as corticosteroids, analgesics, and anti-depressants...
January 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783243/-electromyographic-characteristics-of-temporal-and-masticatory-muscles-in-patients-with-compression-dislocation-dysfunction-of-temporomandibular-joints-of-different-severity
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Pavlo I Yatsenko, Oleg V Rybalov, Oleg I Yatsenko, Vadym M Novikov, Dmytro M Kоrol, Dmytro D Kindiy, Victor D Kindiy
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: The main causes of dysfunctional conditions of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), are occlusal, neurogenic, orthodontic disorders. The muscular component of TMJ is determines the dynamic anatomical and functional state of the mandible Therefore, in the diagnosis of dysfunctions and understanding of their pathogenesis belongs to the electromyographic method of investigation. The aim of the work was a comparative assessment of the bioelectrical activity of the actual chewing and temporal muscles in patients with musculo-articular compressiondislocation dysfunction of the TMJ of various severity...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779757/neutral-lipid-storage-disease-with-myopathy-further-phenotypic-characterization-of-a-rare-pnpla2-variant
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Caitlin S Latimer, Jennifer Schleit, Adam Reynolds, Desiree A Marshall, Benjamin Podemski, Leo H Wang, Luis F Gonzalez-Cuyar
Neutral lipid storage disease with myopathy is a rare disorder of lipid metabolism caused by variants in the Patatin-Like Phospholipase Domain Containing 2 (PNPLA2) gene. Diagnosis is often delayed due to variable presentations, which is of concern due to increased risk of cardiomyopathy. Better phenotype-genotype characterization is necessary to improve speed and accuracy of diagnosis. Here, we describe a 32-year-old woman of Hmong descent with progressive muscle pain and weakness who had a muscle biopsy with characteristic features of a lipid storage myopathy...
April 19, 2018: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779295/neck-pain-what-if-it-is-not-musculoskeletal
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Nirosen Vijiaratnam, David R Williams, Kelly L Bertram
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is a common presentation in general practice, with muscle strain or osteoarthritis the most common diagnoses. A systematic approach for identifying red flags for alternative causes is required to appropriately investigate or refer for specialist opinion. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to highlight features of neurological and other causes of neck pain in adults that may present in general practice, and to outline a quick and practical diagnostic approach...
May 2018: Australian journal of general practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772368/volumetric-muscle-measurements-indicate-significant-muscle-degeneration-in-single-level-disc-herniation-patients
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Kaan Yaltırık, Burhan Oral Güdü, Yüksel Işık, Çiğdem Altunok, Ufuk Tipi, Başar Atalay
INTRODUCTION: There is a strong relationship between lower back pain and paraspinal muscle atrophy. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of lumbar paravertebral muscle atrophy in patients with and without single level disc herniation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 110 retrospectively analyzed patients in this study were divided into two groups. Group A included 55 patients with radiologically confirmed single level disc herniation with back pain and radiculopathy...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772357/modelling-the-dorsal-root-ganglia-using-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-a-platform-to-study-peripheral-neuropathies
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Serena Viventi, Mirella Dottori
Sensory neurons of the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) are the primary responders to stimuli inducing feelings of touch, pain, temperature, vibration, pressure and muscle tension. They consist of multiple subpopulations based on their morphology, molecular and functional properties. Our understanding of DRG sensory neurons has been predominantly driven by rodent studies and using transformed cell lines, whereas less is known about human sensory DRG neurons simply because of limited availability of human tissue. Although these previous studies have been fundamental for our understanding of the sensory system, it is imperative to profile human DRG subpopulations as it is becoming evident that human sensory neurons do not share the identical molecular and functional properties found in other species...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763510/trihexyphenidyl-for-dystonia-in-cerebral-palsy
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Adrienne R Harvey, Louise B Baker, Dinah Susan Reddihough, Adam Scheinberg, Katrina Williams
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy occurs in up to 2.1 of every 1000 live births and encompasses a range of motor problems and movement disorders. One commonly occurring movement disorder amongst those with cerebral palsy is dystonia: sustained or intermittent involuntary muscle spasms and contractions that cause twisting, repetitive movements and abnormal postures. The involuntary contractions are often very painful and distressing and cause significant limitations to activity and participation...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761113/differences-in-hip-joint-biomechanics-and-muscle-activation-in-individuals-with-femoroacetabular-impingement-compared-with-healthy-asymptomatic-individuals-is-level-ground-gait-analysis-enough
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Derek J Rutherford, Janice Moreside, Ivan Wong
Background: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a recognized cause of hip and groin pain and a significant factor in hip joint function during sport. Objective tests for understanding hip function are lacking in this population. Purpose: To determine whether biomechanical and electromyographic features of hip function during level-ground walking differ between a group diagnosed with FAI and those with no symptoms of FAI. Study Design: Controlled laboratory study...
May 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760552/patients-receiving-chiropractic-care-in-a-neurorehabilitation-hospital-a-descriptive-study
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Robert D Vining, Stacie A Salsbury, W Carl Cooley, Donna Gosselin, Lance Corber, Christine M Goertz
Objectives: Individuals rehabilitating from complex neurological injury require a multidisciplinary approach, which typically does not include chiropractic care. This study describes inpatients receiving multidisciplinary rehabilitation including chiropractic care for brain injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and other complex neurological conditions. Design: Chiropractic services were integrated into Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital (CMSH) through this project...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756974/-effects-of-lacto-vegetarian-diet-and-stabilization-core-exercises-on-body-composition-and-pain-in-women-with-fibromyalgia-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alejandro Martínez-Rodríguez, Belén Leyva-Vela, Alba Martínez-García, Yolanda Nadal-Nicolás
BACKGROUND: fibromyalgia is a disease of unknown origin characterized by chronic muscular pain. The lack of knowledge about this disease is one of the main causes that makes complex to make a diagnosis and an appropriate treatment. OBJECTIVE: the main objective of this study was to know the efficacy of a physiotherapy treatment combined with a lacto-vegetarian dietary-nutritional intervention, on low back pain and body composition in women with fibromyalgia. METHODS: twenty-one women were randomly divided into three groups: A (core stabilization exercises + lacto-vegetarian diet), B (placebo + lacto-vegetarian diet) and C (control)...
March 1, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747677/use-of-clinical-and-computed-tomography-findings-to-assess-long-term-unsatisfactory-outcome-after-femoral-head-and-neck-ostectomy-in-four-large-breed-dogs
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Ciprian Ober, Cosmin Pestean, Lucia Bel, Marian Taulescu, Joshua Milgram, Adrian Todor, Rodica Ungur, Mirela Leșu, Liviu Oana
Femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHNO) is a salvage surgical procedure intended to eliminate hip joint laxity associated pain in the immature dog, or pain due to secondary osteoarthritis in the mature dog. The outcome of the procedure is associated with the size of the dog but the cause of a generally poorer outcome in larger breeds has not been determined. The objective of this study was to assess the long-term results of FHNO associated with unsatisfactory functional outcome by means of clinical examination and computed tomography (CT) scanning...
May 10, 2018: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743878/identification-and-functional-characterization-of-a-novel-mutation-in-the-human-calcium-sensing-receptor-that-co-segregates-with-autosomal-dominant-hypocalcemia
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Anne Qvist Rasmussen, Niklas Rye Jørgensen, Peter Schwarz
The human calcium-sensing receptor ( CASR ) is the key controller of extracellular Cao 2+ homeostasis, and different mutations in the CASR gene have been linked to different calcium diseases, such as familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia, severe hyperparathyroidism, autosomal-dominant hypocalcemia (ADH), and Bartter's syndrome type V. In this study, two generations of a family with biochemically and clinically confirmed ADH who suffered severe muscle pain, arthralgia, tetany, abdominal pain, and fatigue were evaluated for mutations in the CASR gene...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736380/can-therapeutic-thai-massage-improve-upper-limb-muscle-strength-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-objective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuka Miyahara, Onanong Jitkritsadakul, Jirada Sringean, Nicharee Aungkab, Surasa Khongprasert, Roongroj Bhidayasiri
Muscle weakness is a frequent complaint amongst Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. However, evidence-based therapeutic options for this symptom are limited. We objectively measure the efficacy of therapeutic Thai massage (TTM) on upper limb muscle strength, using an isokinetic dynamometer. A total of 60 PD patients with muscle weakness that is not related to their 'off' periods or other neurological causes were equally randomized to TTM intervention (n = 30), consisting of six TTM sessions over a 3-week period, or standard medical care (no intervention, n = 30)...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734908/recurrent-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-caused-by-ganglion-a-report-of-nine-cases
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Masatoshi Komatsu, Shigeharu Uchiyama, Takumi Kimura, Naoki Suenaga, Masanori Hayashi, Hiroyuki Kato
BACKGROUND: Cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS) is generally treated successfully by surgery and recurrent cases are rare. This study retrospectively investigated the clinical characteristics of recurrent CuTS caused by ganglion. METHODS: We evaluated nine patients who were surgically treated for recurrent CuTS caused by ganglion. Age distribution at recurrence ranged from 43 to 79 years. The initial surgery for CuTS had been performed using various methods. The asymptomatic period from initial surgery to recurrence ranged from 22 to 252 months...
June 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728835/muscle-tendon-related-abnormalities-detected-by-ultrasonography-are-common-in-symptomatic-hip-dysplasia
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Julie Sandell Jacobsen, Lars Bolvig, Per Hölmich, Kristian Thorborg, Stig Storgaard Jakobsen, Kjeld Søballe, Inger Mechlenburg
INTRODUCTION: Hip dysplasia is characterized by reduced acetabular coverage of the femoral head leading to an increased mechanical load on the hip joint and the acting hip muscles. Potentially, the muscles and tendons functioning close to the hip joint may present with overuse-related ultrasonography findings. The primary aim was to report the prevalence of muscle-tendon-related abnormalities detected by ultrasonography in 100 patients with symptomatic hip dysplasia. The secondary aim was to investigate correlations between muscle-tendon-related abnormalities detected by ultrasonography and clinically identified pain related to muscles and tendons...
May 4, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727900/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-infraspinatus-tendon-bursa-ossification-in-a-eurasian-dog
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Julia Ungru, Stephan Hungerbühler, Wolfgang Henninger, Petra Klupiec, Julia Bödeker, Anna Langer, Michael Fehr, Oliver Harms
A 4-year-old male Eurasian Dog presented at our veterinary clinic with a history of perpetual forelimb lameness in both thoracic limbs. In the clinical exploration, direct pressure over the infraspinatus tendon of insertion caused pain in both thoracic forelimbs and a firm band-like structure was palpable. No improvement was observed after treatment with rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and an intralesional injection of a long-acting glucocorticoid. Radiographic examination, ultrasonographic exploration and computed tomography were performed, identifying ossified structures lateral to the proximal humerus and an irregular roughened periosteum at the insertion and tendon of the infraspinatus muscle on both sides...
April 2018: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
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