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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769725/mxra8-is-a-receptor-for-multiple-arthritogenic-alphaviruses
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Rong Zhang, Arthur S Kim, Julie M Fox, Sharmila Nair, Katherine Basore, William B Klimstra, Rebecca Rimkunas, Rachel H Fong, Hueylie Lin, Subhajit Poddar, James E Crowe, Benjamin J Doranz, Daved H Fremont, Michael S Diamond
Arthritogenic alphaviruses comprise a group of enveloped RNA viruses that are transmitted to humans by mosquitoes and cause debilitating acute and chronic musculoskeletal disease 1 . The host factors required for alphavirus entry remain poorly characterized 2 . Here we use a genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9-based screen to identify the cell adhesion molecule Mxra8 as an entry mediator for multiple emerging arthritogenic alphaviruses, including chikungunya, Ross River, Mayaro and O'nyong nyong viruses. Gene editing of mouse Mxra8 or human MXRA8 resulted in reduced levels of viral infection of cells and, reciprocally, ectopic expression of these genes resulted in increased infection...
May 16, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755852/high-frequency-generator-in-wound-healing-of-marjolin-s-ulcer-after-carcinoma-resection
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Pascale Mutti Tacani, Rogério Eduardo Tacani, Aline Fernanda Perez Machado, Débora Montezello, João Carlos Guedes Sampaio Góes, Angela Gonçalves Marx, Richard Eloin Liebano
Marjolin's ulcers (MU) are skin malignancies that form over burn injuries. These very aggressive ulcers can result in functional and wound healing impairment, and require a well thought out treatment plan. Physiotherapy offers resources to help promote recovery of these patients, as described in this case report, in which the patient with a history of burn in the lower limbs evolved to malignancy 32 years later. This patient underwent tumor resection of the left foot, with recurrence and lymphadenectomy . Physical therapy included the application of high-frequency generator (HFG) for wound healing and exercises for functional recovery...
May 1, 2018: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738296/microcurrent-as-an-adjunct-therapy-to-accelerate-chronic-wound-healing-and-reduce-patient-pain
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Harikrishna K R Nair
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim is to assess the efficacy of microcurrent, a form of electrical stimulation, as an adjunct therapy in accelerating healing in chronic wounds by reducing wound size and pain level. The secondary aim is to assess the qualitative changes in these parameters: inflammatory symptoms, vasodilation, sleep quality, gait and frequency of bowel movement. METHOD: Eligible patients with chronic wounds were enrolled between March and June 2016, from the Wound Care Unit, Hospital Kuala Lumpur in this consecutive case series...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726854/critical-anemia-%C3%A2-light-headedness-%C3%A2-bilateral-leg-swelling-%C3%A2-dx
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Maria Tecos, Megan Yee, Tricia Mueller
40-year-old man was referred to the emergency department (ED) with critical anemia after routine blood work at an outside clinic showed a hemoglobin level of 3.5 g/dL. On presentation, he reported symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, bilateral leg swelling, dizziness (characterized as light-headedness), and frequent heartburn. He said that the symptoms began 5 weeks earlier, after he was exposed to a relative with hand, foot, and mouth disease.
May 2018: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713425/follow-up-of-mri-bone-marrow-edema-in-the-treated-diabetic-charcot-foot-a-review-of-patient-charts
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Ernst-A Chantelau, Sofia Antoniou, Brigitte Zweck, Patrick Haage
Background : Ill-defined areas of water-like signal on bone magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), characterized as bone marrow edema or edema-equivalent signal-changes (EESC), is a hallmark of active-stage pedal neuro-osteoarthropathy (Charcot foot) in painless diabetic neuropathy, and is accompanied by local soft-tissue edema and hyperthermia. The longitudinal effects on EESC of treating the foot in a walking cast were elucidated by reviewing consecutive cases of a diabetic foot clinic. Study design : Retrospective observational study, chart review Material and methods : Cases with active-stage Charcot foot were considered, in whom written reports on baseline and follow-up MRI studies were available for assessment...
2018: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683839/obesity-impacts-swelling-of-ankle-and-foot-joints-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Veena K Ranganath, Erin L Duffy, Vikram K Garg, Thasia Woodworth, Mihaela Taylor, Harold E Paulus, Roy D Altman, David A Elashoff
OBJECTIVE: The evaluation of disease activity in obese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients presents challenges particularly in the clinical assessment of swollen joints. This study examines the effect of obesity on the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) core set measures used in assessing RA disease activity with specific focus on the swollen joint count (SJC). METHODS: We examined a cross-sectional cohort of 323 early seropositive RA patients (symptom duration ≤15 months)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607698/the-role-of-mpl-and-imiquimod-adjuvants-in-enhancement-of-immune-response-and-protection-in-balb-c-mice-immunized-with-soluble-leishmania-antigen-sla-encapsulated-in-nanoliposome
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Tara Emami, Seyed Mahdi Rezayat, Ali Khamesipour, Rasool Madani, Gholamreza Habibi, Mansure Hojatizade, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari
Adjuvants play an essential role in the induction of immunity against leishmaniasis. In this study, monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL) and imiquimod (IMQ) were used as TLR ligands adjuvants to enhance immunogenicity and rate of protection against leishmaniasis. Nanoliposomes containing soluble Leishmania antigens (SLA) and adjuvants were consisted of DSPC, DSPG and Chol prepared by using lipid film method followed by bath sonication. The size of nanoliposomes was around 95 nm and their zeta potential was negative...
April 1, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587801/effects-of-dangguixu-san-on-acute-lateral-ankle-sprain-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jae-Hong Kim, Eun-Yong Lee, Myung-Rae Cho, Cham-Kyul Lee, Ji-Hyun Cho
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprain is a common musculoskeletal injury. In Korean medicine, blood stasis is thought to be the main cause of pain and swelling in patients with ankle sprain. Dangguixu-san (DS), a herbal extract, is widely used in Korean medicine for the treatment of traumatic ecchymosis and pain by promoting blood circulation and relieving blood stasis. However, the effects of DS on ankle sprain have not been evaluated in a randomized clinical trial. Here, we describe the protocol for a randomized controlled trial that will evaluate the efficacy and safety of DS for the treatment of ankle sprain...
March 27, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553909/modified-abaxial-approach-for-resection-of-the-distal-sesamoid-bone-and-distal-interphalangeal-joint-while-preserving-the-digital-flexor-tendons-of-three-angus-bulls-with-septic-arthritis
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Sarel R van Amstel, David E Anderson, Ricardo Videla
CASE DESCRIPTION 3 Angus bulls, aged 2 to 3 years, with severe lameness of 2 to 4 weeks' duration and swelling proximal to the coronary band of the affected limb were evaluated after failing to respond to antimicrobial treatment. CLINICAL FINDINGS Septic arthritis of a distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ) was diagnosed in all 3 bulls on the basis of results of a physical examination, radiographic and ultrasonographic evaluations of the affected foot, and cytologic evaluation of synovial fluid from the affected DIPJ...
April 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534626/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-enhanced-complement-activation-mediates-renal-injury-in-trichloroethylene-sensitized-mice
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Min Liu, Hui Wang, Jiaxiang Zhang, Xiaodong Yang, Bodong Li, Changhao Wu, Qixing Zhu
Both NF-κB pathway and complement activation appear to be involved in kidney damage induced by trichloroethylene (TCE). However, any relationship between these two systems has not yet been established. The present study aimed to clarify the role of NF-κB in complement activation and renal injury in TCE-sensitized BALB/c mice. Mice were sensitized by an initial subcutaneous injection and repeated focal applications of TCE to dorsal skin at specified timepoints. NF-κB inhibitor pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) was injected (intraperitoneal) before the final two focal TCE challenges...
December 2018: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532136/-survey-on-the-diagnostics-and-therapy-of-patients-with-lymphedema-and-lipedema
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S Reich-Schupke, E Mohren, M Stücker
BACKGROUND: Implementation of guideline recommendations for the diagnosis and therapy of lipedema and lymphedema seems to be problematic in daily routine. Systematic data for Germany are missing. The aim of the study was data collection regarding diagnosis and therapy of lymphologic diseases in an outpatient setting. METHODS: Monocentric, prospective survey of patients from a lymphologic outpatient clinic using a standardized questionnaire focusing on diagnostics and therapy at the initial diagnosis...
March 12, 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503136/foot-and-ankle-osteoid-osteomas
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Volkan Gurkan, Ozgur Erdogan
Foot and ankle osteoid osteomas (OOs) are often cancellous or subperiosteal and rarely present with a periosteal reaction. Additionally, the large number of disorders included in the differential diagnosis and the nonspecific findings on radiographs complicate the diagnosis. We performed a manual search of the senior surgeon's hospitals' operating room records for the terms "benign bone tumor," "foot," "ankle," and "osteoid osteoma" from January 2003 until December 2014...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502519/identifying-prognostic-factors-for-conservative-treatment-outcomes-in-servicemen-with-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-treated-at-a-rehabilitation-center
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Mariëtte Z Meulekamp, Peter van der Wurff, Alfred van der Meer, Cees Lucas
BACKGROUND: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a condition of pain induced by exercise, and it is characterized by muscle swelling and impaired muscle function in the lower leg. Given the diversity in the diagnosis and treatment of CECS, it is desirable to determine variables pertaining to prognosis and recovery. The purpose of this study is to identify prognostic factors for conservative treatment outcomes in servicemen with CECS who were treated at a Military Rehabilitation Center...
November 28, 2017: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445499/clinical-presentation-and-imaging-of-a-rare-case-of-tarsal-tuberculosis
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Stylianos Kapetanakis, Danai Chourmouzi, Elissavet Papadopoulou, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Nikolaos Gkantsinikoudis
A 43-year-old woman arrived to emergency unit of our hospital, referring intense deteriorated pain and swelling of midfoot. Rapid clinical evolvement of osteoarticular tuberculosis represents a potential clinical scenario. Clinicians should always include foot tuberculosis in differential diagnosis, in cases of severe clinical and radiological manifestations.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443774/sanders-type-iiiab-calcaneal-fracture-without-broken-lateral-wall-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Zhenshuang Yue, Yanghua Tang, Zhongqing Hu, Wenjie Zheng
RATIONALE: The calcaneal fracture without broken lateral wall is rare and the open anatomic reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is necessary when the subtalar joint articular surface is broken and collapsed. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 45-year-old male was admitted to our department with complaints of heel pain and swelling after falling down from 1-m-high stone. He was unable to bear weight on his right foot. DIAGNOSES: Imaging studies confirmed that it was a sanders type IIIAB calcaneal fracture without broken lateral wall and the middle part of the posterior calcaneal articular facet collapsed...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424287/calcium-alginate-based-antimicrobial-film-dressings-for-potential-healing-of-infected-foot-ulcers
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Asif Ahmed, Joshua Boateng
AIM: Diabetic foot ulcers are susceptible to infection and nonmedicated dressings are ineffective because they have no antimicrobial activity. This study aimed to develop antimicrobial films to deliver ciprofloxacin for treating bacterial infection. Results/methodology: Ciprofloxacin-loaded calcium alginate films were characterized for porosity, swelling, equilibrium water content, water absorption, water vapor transmission, evaporative water loss, moisture content, mechanical strength, adhesion, IR spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, drug release, cytotoxicity and antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
February 1, 2018: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340626/suppression-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-by-oral-treatment-with-sulforaphane-alleviates-acute-gouty-inflammation
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Gabsik Yang, Sang Hyeon Yeon, Hye Eun Lee, Han Chang Kang, Yong Yeon Cho, Hye Suk Lee, Joo Young Lee
Objective: The aetiology of gout is closely linked to the deposition of monosodium uric acid (MSU) crystals and the consequent activation of the NOD-like receptor family, pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome. In this study, we investigated whether oral administration of an NLRP3 inhibitor would be effective to attenuate the symptoms of gout. Methods: The effects of oral administration with sulforaphane (SFN) were examined in two mouse models of acute gout induced by injection of MSU crystals into footpads or air pouch...
April 1, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320639/minimally-invasive-distal-metatarsal-metaphyseal-osteotomy-dmmo-of-the-fifth-metatarsal-for-bunionette-correction
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Kar Hao Teoh, Kartik Hariharan
BACKGROUND: Different osteotomies have been proposed for the treatment of bunionette deformity. Minimally invasive surgery is now increasingly popular for a variety of forefoot conditions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome following fifth minimally invasive distal metatarsal metaphyseal osteotomy (DMMO) for bunionette deformity. METHODS: Nineteen patients (21 feet) who had symptomatic bunionette deformity and failed conservative treatment between 2014 and 2016 were included in this retrospective study...
April 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318861/-clinical-trials-for-treatment-of-allergic-rhinitis-with-heat-sensitive-moxibustion-and-its-regularity-of-heat-sensitization-acupoint-distribution
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Yu-Fen Lin, Jian-Min Lu, Yan-Na Su, Ze-Bin Zhong, Zuo-Dan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effect of heat sensitive moxibustion (HSM) and its regularity of acupoint heat-sensitization in the treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR) patients. METHODS: Seventy patients with AR were randomly divided into HSM and manual acupuncture groups ( n =35/group). For patients of the HSM group, acupoints Yintang (EX-HN 3), bilateral Yingxiang (LI 20), Shangxing (GV 23), Tongtian (BL 7), Feishu (BL 13), Hegu (LI 4), etc. were used, and for patients of the manual acupuncture group, bilateral LI 20 and LI 4, Bitong (EX-HN 8) and EX-HN 3 were needled and stimulated with uniform reinforcing-reducing needling method...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317110/cationic-liposomes-formulated-with-a-novel-whole-leishmania-lysate-wll-as-a-vaccine-for-leishmaniasis-in-murine-model
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Iman Jafari, Vahid Heravi Shargh, Maryam Shahryari, Azam Abbasi, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari, Ali Khamesipour, Ali Badiee
Although there have been numerous attempts to develop a successful vaccine against leishmaniasis, based on the clinical trial in this field, no vaccine against Leishmania in routine way can be found for globally effective vaccination in human. Amongst, first generation vaccines consisting of parasite fractions or whole killed Leishmania showed more successful results in clinical trials. It seems that the main reason for the low efficacy of these vaccines is lack of a suitable adjuvant. In this study, a crude extract of detergent-solubilized L...
June 2018: Immunobiology
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