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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634595/role-of-repeat-muscle-compartment-pressure-measurements-in-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-of-the-lower-leg
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Aniek P M van Zantvoort, Johan A de Bruijn, Michiel B Winkes, Adwin R Hoogeveen, Joep A W Teijink, Marc R Scheltinga
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic gold standard for diagnosing chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a dynamic intracompartmental pressure (ICP) measurement of the muscle. The potential role of a repeat ICP (re-ICP) measurement in patients with persistent lower leg symptoms after surgical decompression or with ongoing symptoms after an earlier normal ICP is unknown. PURPOSE: To study whether re-ICP measurements in patients with persistent CECS-like symptoms of the lower leg may contribute to the diagnosis of CECS after both surgical decompression and a previously normal ICP measurement...
June 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631758/bioengineered-constructs-combined-with-exercise-enhance-stem-cell-mediated-treatment-of-volumetric-muscle-loss
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Marco Quarta, Melinda Cromie, Robert Chacon, Justin Blonigan, Victor Garcia, Igor Akimenko, Mark Hamer, Patrick Paine, Merel Stok, Joseph B Shrager, Thomas A Rando
Volumetric muscle loss (VML) is associated with loss of skeletal muscle function, and current treatments show limited efficacy. Here we show that bioconstructs suffused with genetically-labelled muscle stem cells (MuSCs) and other muscle resident cells (MRCs) are effective to treat VML injuries in mice. Imaging of bioconstructs implanted in damaged muscles indicates MuSCs survival and growth, and ex vivo analyses show force restoration of treated muscles. Histological analysis highlights myofibre formation, neovascularisation, but insufficient innervation...
June 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628616/therapeutic-administration-of-a-recombinant-human-monoclonal-antibody-reduces-the-severity-of-chikungunya-virus-disease-in-rhesus-macaques
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Rebecca Broeckel, Julie M Fox, Nicole Haese, Craig N Kreklywich, Soila Sukulpovi-Petty, Alfred Legasse, Patricia P Smith, Michael Denton, Carsten Corvey, Shiv Krishnan, Lois M A Colgin, Rebecca M Ducore, Anne D Lewis, Michael K Axthelm, Marie Mandron, Pierre Cortez, Jonathan Rothblatt, Ercole Rao, Ingo Focken, Kara Carter, Gopal Sapparapau, James E Crowe, Michael S Diamond, Daniel N Streblow
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne virus that causes a febrile syndrome in humans associated with acute and chronic debilitating joint and muscle pain. Currently no licensed vaccines or therapeutics are available to prevent or treat CHIKV infections. We recently isolated a panel of potently neutralizing human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), one (4N12) of which exhibited prophylactic and post-exposure therapeutic activity against CHIKV in immunocompromised mice. Here, we describe the development of an engineered CHIKV mAb, designated SVIR001, that has similar antigen binding and neutralization profiles to its parent, 4N12...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626633/mediastinal-hemangioendothelioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Davide Patrini, Laura Scolamiero, Reena Khiroya, David Lawrence, Elaine Borg, Martin Hayward, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
BACKGROUND: Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare low-grade vascular neoplasm that can arise in the lung, liver, soft tissues or, less commonly, bone. Due to its low prevalence of less than one in a million and its non-specific clinical features, EHE is often misdiagnosed and managed inappropriately. Here we discuss the case of a 58 year-old gentleman with mediastinal EHE and review existing literature on pulmonary EHE (PEH). CASE HISTORY: A 58 year-old gentleman presented to our outpatient Clinic with chest discomfort and palpitations...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621702/short-duration-physical-activity-prevents-the-development-of-activity-induced-hyperalgesia-through-opioid-and-serotoninergic-mechanisms
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Lucas V Lima, Josimari M DeSantana, Lynn A Rasmussen, Kathleen A Sluka, Lucas Vasconcelos Lima
Regular physical activity prevents development of chronic muscle pain through modulation of central mechanisms that involve rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM). We tested if pharmacological blockade or genetic deletion of mu-opioid receptors in physically active mice modulates excitatory and inhibitory systems in the RVM in an activity-induced hyperalgesia model. We examined response frequency to mechanical stimulation of the paw, muscle withdrawal thresholds, and expression of phosphorylation of the NR1 subunit of the NMDA receptor (p-NR1) and serotonin transporter (SERT) in the RVM...
June 8, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620795/levator-ani-defects-and-the-severity-of-symptoms-in-women-with-anterior-compartment-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Sissel H Oversand, Anne C Staff, Leiv Sandvik, Ingrid Volløyhaug, Rune Svenningsen
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of levator ani muscle (LAM) avulsions in a selected cohort of patients with primary anterior compartment pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and to assess whether LAM avulsions, as an independent factor, affect the degree of POP symptoms and sexual dysfunction. Additionally, clinical and demographic variables of women with and those without avulsions were compared. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional analysis of a prospective cohort study including 197 women scheduled for anterior compartment POP surgery...
June 15, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617517/selective-fasciotomy-for-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-detected-with-exercise-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Sehan Park, Ho Seong Lee, Sang Gyo Seo
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome that is refractory to conservative management should be treated with surgical fasciotomy. However, owing to the limitations of intracompartmental needle manometry in reaching a definite diagnosis, the appropriate timing for fasciotomy and on which compartment remain unclear. The authors report the case of a 22-year-old male military cadet who reported pain in his left calf when running or walking for long distances. The pain was located at the lateral aspect of the calf, from the mid-calf level to the ankle...
June 15, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616261/nerve-entrapment-as-a-cause-of-shoulder-pain-in-the-spinal-cord-injured-patient
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Catherine M Curtin, Carl-Goran Hagert, Claes Hultling, Elisabet Hagert
INTRODUCTION: Many people with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) develop shoulder pain, which can adversely impact transfers and independence. Yet effective treatments remain elusive. CASE PRESENTATION: This report presents two patients with tetraplegia who had long-standing shoulder pain. Our exam showed muscle weakness and point tenderness, suggestive of nerve entrapments of the radial and axillary nerves in the posterior shoulder. These nerves were surgically decompressed and post-operatively the patients' pain resolved...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615966/acute-physiological-and-electrical-accentuation-of-vagal-tone-has-no-effect-on-pain-or-gastrointestinal-motility-in-chronic-pancreatitis
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Jacob Juel, Christina Brock, Søren S Olesen, Adnan Madzak, Adam D Farmer, Qasim Aziz, Jens B Frøkjær, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
BACKGROUND: The effective management of pain in chronic pancreatitis (CP) remains a therapeutic challenge. Analgesic drugs, such as opioids, and the underlying pathology can impair gut function. The autonomic nervous system influences hormone secretion and gut motility. In healthy volunteers, electrical (using noninvasive transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation [t-VNS]) and physiological (using deep slow breathing [DSB]) modulation of parasympathetic tone results in pain attenuation and enhanced gut motility...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615421/outcomes-of-colorado-children-with-acute-flaccid-myelitis-at-1-year
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Jan A Martin, Kevin Messacar, Michele L Yang, John A Maloney, Jennifer Lindwall, Terri Carry, Patricia Kenyon, Stefan H Sillau, Joyce Oleszek, Kenneth L Tyler, Samuel R Dominguez, Teri L Schreiner
OBJECTIVE: We describe long-term functional, neurodiagnostic, and psychosocial outcomes of a cohort of 12 children from Colorado diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2014. METHODS: Children were assessed every 3 months for 1 year or until clinical resolution. Assessments included neurologic examination, MRI, EMG/nerve conduction studies (NCS), functional measures (Assisting Hand Assessment, Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale), and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System questionnaires...
June 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609118/sports-related-groin-pain-secondary-to-symphysis-pubis-disorders-correlation-between-mri-findings-and-outcome-after-fluoroscopy-guided-injection-of-steroid-and-local-anesthetic
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Caoimhe A Byrne, Dermot J Bowden, Abdullah Alkhayat, Eoin C Kavanagh, Stephen J Eustace
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to correlate patterns of injury on preprocedural MRI with outcome after targeted fluoroscopy-guided steroid and local anesthetic injection of the symphysis pubis and its muscular attachments in a group of athletes with chronic groin pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five patients with chronic sports-related groin pain underwent MRI of the pelvis and a targeted fluoroscopy-guided symphyseal corticosteroid and local anesthetic injection...
June 13, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604165/reduction-of-cervical-and-respiratory-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-chronic-nonspecific-neck-pain-and-having-moderate-to-severe-disability
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Ibai Lo Pez-de-Uralde-Villanueva, Ernesto Sollano-Vallez, Tamara Del Corral
PURPOSE: To investigate whether patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain and having moderate to severe disability have a greater cervical motor function impairment and respiratory disturbances compared with patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain having mild disability and asymptomatic subjects; and the association between these outcomes in patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain and healthy controls. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, 44 patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain and 31 healthy subjects participated...
June 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602935/immediate-and-short-term-effects-of-kinesio-taping-tightness-in-mechanical-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Olga Velasco-Roldán, Inmaculada Riquelme, Alejandro Ferragut-Garcías, Alberto Marcos Heredia-Rizo, Cleofás Rodríguez-Blanco, Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca
BACKGROUND: There is controversy regarding the best technique for applying Kinesio Tex taping (KT), and the theory supporting that skin convolutions may explain its efficacy has recently been challenged. OBJECTIVE: To compare the immediate and short-term effectiveness of KT tightness on mechanosensitivity and spinal mobility in nonspecific low back pain (LBP), and to observe the influence of gender in the outcome measures. DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized, controlled trial...
June 8, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589110/citelli-s-abscess-following-otitis-media-a-case-report
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Anjan-Kumar Sahoo, Chappity Preetam, Dillip-Kumar Samal, Sourav Sarkar
INTRODUCTION: Citelli's abscess is an extratemporal complication of otitis media. It occurs when pus from the mastoid tip trickles down along the posterior belly of the digastric muscle to the occipital and cervical region. It is a very unusual presenting complication of chronic otitis media with no available data in the until now. CASE REPORT: A 10-year-old female was presented to our outpatient department with a 1 month history of hi-grade fever and headache and pain around the left half of the face...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585998/correlation-of-the-features-of-the-lumbar-multifidus-muscle-with-facet-joint-osteoarthritis
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Bo Yu, Kaibiao Jiang, Xinfeng Li, Jidong Zhang, Zude Liu
Facet joint osteoarthritis is considered a consequence of the aging process; however, there is evidence that it may be associated with degenerative changes of other structures. The goal of this study was to investigate the correlation between lumbar multifidus muscle features and facet joint osteoarthritis. This retrospective study included 160 patients who had acute or chronic low back pain and were diagnosed with facet joint osteoarthritis on computed tomography scan. Morphometric parameters, including cross-sectional area, muscle-fat index, and percentage of bilateral multifidus asymmetry at L3-L4, L4-L5, and L5-S1, were evaluated with T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
June 6, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585105/physical-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-pelvic-floor-disorders
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REVIEW
Alex Arnouk, Elise De, Alexandra Rehfuss, Carin Cappadocia, Samantha Dickson, Fei Lian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the study was to catalog the most recent available literature regarding the use of conservative measures in treatment of pelvic floor disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Pelvic floor disorders encompass abnormalities of urination, defecation, sexual function, pelvic organ prolapse, and chronic pain, and can have significant quality of life implications for patients. Current guidelines recommend behavioral modifications and conservative treatments as first-line therapy for pelvic floor disorders...
June 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577714/the-early-osteoarthritic-knee-implications-for-cartilage-repair
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REVIEW
Chaitu Malempati, Cale A Jacobs, Christian Lattermann
Patients with early osteoarthritis (OA) have been reported to have inferior outcomes with an increased prevalence of early failure after cartilage procedures. The underlying reasons for this failure are likely multifactorial, including a chronic synovial and chondrogenic process, which is confounded by persistent muscle weakness and altered pain processing for those with increased preoperative symptom duration. Pain, radiographic changes, patient-reported outcomes, and macroscopic changes on arthroscopic evaluation or MRI can assist clinicians in identifying the early OA knee to both aid in clinical decision making and create realistic postoperative expectations for patients...
July 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574950/prepectoral-breast-reconstruction-a-safe-alternative-to-submuscular-prosthetic-reconstruction-following-nipple-sparing-mastectomy
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Hani Sbitany, Merisa Piper, Rachel Lentz
BACKGROUND: Nipple sparing mastectomy (NSM) with immediate prosthetic reconstruction is routinely performed due to excellent aesthetic results, and safe oncologic outcomes. Typically, subpectoral expanders are placed, but in select patients, this can lead to significant postoperative pain and animation deformity, due to pectoralis major muscle disinsertion and stretch. Prepectoral reconstruction is a technique that eliminates dissection of the pectoralis major, by placing the prosthesis completely above the muscle with complete acellular dermal matrix (ADM) coverage...
May 31, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574727/development-of-the-rheumatoid-arthritis-symptom-questionnaire-rasq-a-patient-reported-outcome-scale-for-measuring-symptoms-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Benjamin Banderas, Martha Skup, Alan L Shields, Iyar Mazar, Arijit Ganguli
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic, progressive inflammatory, autoimmune disease, can substantially reduce health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and lead to severe disability and early mortality. Patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments are used to assess the patient experience of RA symptoms and impacts, and can capture RA treatment effects. To address limitations in existing PRO instruments, this research aimed to establish the content validity of a new instrument, the Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptom Questionnaire (RASQ), to assess the signs and symptoms of RA...
June 2, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561900/muscle-changes-in-patients-with-diabetes-and-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-before-and-after-treatment-with-fasciotomy
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David S Edmundsson, Göran L Toolanen, Per S Stål
INTRODUCTION: Muscle changes in patients with diabetes and lower leg pain due to chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) were investigated before and after fasciotomy. METHODS: The tibialis anterior muscle was analyzed with histochemical and morphological techniques in 7 patients with diabetes and CECS before fasciotomy, and in 5 of them 1-year after fasciotomy. Non-diabetic patients with CECS and healthy subjects served as references. RESULTS: Before treatment, walking distance until occurrence of pain was limited (<0...
May 31, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
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