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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717532/retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-for-renal-stones-part-1
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REVIEW
Ben Van Cleynenbreugel, Özcan Kılıç, Murat Akand
The main aim in the treatment of renal stones is to clearance of the stones completely with the least morbidity. Parallel to the improvements in technology during recent years, new flexible ureterorenoscopes and effective lithotripters such as holmium laser have been developed, thus retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) has become an efficient and safe option in the management of urinary system stone disease with a gradually increasing popularity. Therewithal, innovations in auxiliary equipment such as guide-wires, ureteral access sheath and stone baskets have made this procedure more effective...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717403/the-potential-role-of-adult-stem-cells-in-the-management-of-the-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Tiziana Franceschetti, Cosimo De Bari
Adult stem cells are considered as appealing therapeutic candidates for inflammatory and degenerative musculoskeletal diseases. A large body of preclinical research has contributed to describing their immune-modulating properties and regenerative potential. Additionally, increasing evidence suggests that stem cell differentiation and function are disrupted in the pathogenesis of rheumatic diseases. Clinical studies have been limited, for the most part, to the application of adult stem cell-based treatments on small numbers of patients or as a 'salvage' therapy in life-threatening disease cases...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714659/are-patients-referred-to-rehabilitation-diagnosed-accurately
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Piotr Tederko, Marek Krasuski, Izabella Nyka, Jerzy Mycielski, Beata Tarnacka
BACKGROUND: An accurate diagnosis of the leading health condition and comorbidities is a prerequisite for safe and effective rehabilitation. The problem of diagnostic errors in physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) has not been addressed sufficiently. The responsibility of a referring physician is to determine indications and contraindications for rehabilitation. AIM: To assess the rate of and risk factors for inaccurate referral diagnoses (RD) in patients referred to a rehabilitation facility...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713433/black-tea-source-production-and-consumption-assessment-of-health-risks-of-fluoride-intake-in-new-zealand
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Declan T Waugh, Michael Godfrey, Hardy Limeback, William Potter
In countries with fluoridation of public water, it is imperative to determine other dietary sources of fluoride intake to reduce the public health risk of chronic exposure. New Zealand has one of the highest per capita consumption rates of black tea internationally and is one of the few countries to artificially fluoridate public water; yet no information is available to consumers on the fluoride levels in tea products. In this study, we determined the contribution of black tea as a source of dietary fluoride intake by measuring the fluoride content in 18 brands of commercially available products in New Zealand...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713101/-extracorporeal-shock-waves-esw-as-an-alternative-treatment-method-for-improving-the-limb-muscles-spasticity-after-cerebral-stroke-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Robert Dymarek, Kuba Ptaszkowski, Lucyna Słupska, Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz, Jakub Taradaj, Tomasz Halski, Joanna Rosińczuk
Extracorporeal shock wave (ESW) is a physical factor, of which the clinical use is observed in a wide range of disorders, particularly musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Recently, one can observe that the list of indications for ESW treatment is continuously growing and adapting the increasingly different systemic diseases in terms of etiology and pathomechanism. Nevertheless, it should be remembered that the potential biological mechanisms of ESW stimulation conditioning advantageous and desirable therapeutic effects are not clearly explained...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712563/trends-in-comorbidity-in-patients-hospitalised-for-cardiovascular-disease
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Josefien Buddeke, Michiel L Bots, Ineke van Dis, Anho Liem, Frank L J Visseren, Ilonca Vaartjes
BACKGROUND: We determined trends over time in cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular comorbidity in patients hospitalised for cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: The Dutch nationwide hospital register was used to identify patients hospitalised for CVD during 2000-2010. Comorbidity was defined as a previous hospital admission for CVD other than the index CVD, cancer, diabetes, musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders, respiratory disorders, thyroid gland disorders, kidney disorders and dementia in the five years previous to hospital admittance for the index CVD...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711952/polymorphic-variants-of-antioxidative-defense-enzymes-and-their-gene-gene-epistatic-interactions-in-systemic-lupus-erythematode-patients
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Tatjana Jevtovic Stoimenov, Milena Despotovic, Sonja Stojanovic, Jelena Basic, Dušica Pavlovic
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which pathogenesis oxidative stress has an important role. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genes that code enzymes involved in the antioxidative defense are possible factors that are responsible for their decreased activity of antioxidative defense enzymes. Thus, the aim of the study was to examine association of SNPs in these genes with SLE. A total of176 subjects were involved in this study. CAT A-21T (rs7943316), CAT C-262T (rs1001139) and manganese SOD (MnSOD) Ala16Val (rs4880) SNPs were determined using PCR-RFLP method, while GSTT1 and GSTM1 were determined using multiplex PCR...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709566/selected-comorbidities-of-atopic-dermatitis-atopy-neuropsychiatric-and-musculoskeletal-disorders
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Jonathan I Silverberg
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic pruritic inflammatory skin disease with substantial morbidity and quality of life impairment. There are a number of comorbid health problems that occur in patients with AD, aside from the cutaneous signs and symptoms. Chronic pruritus and inflammation can lead to sleep disturbances and mental health symptoms, which are not mutually exclusive. AD is associated with and may predispose to higher risk of other atopic disorders, including asthma and hay fever. Persons with AD appear to be at higher risk for multiple neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, speech disorders in childhood, headaches, and seizures...
July 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709115/development-and-validation-of-the-korea-dementia-comorbidity-index-kdci-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study-from-2002-to-2013
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Jae-Hyun Kim, Ki-Bong Yoo, Yunhwan Lee
This study develop and validate a simple and accessible measure of comorbidity, named the Korean Dementia Comorbidity index (KDCI), to assist in predicting the onset of dementia. This study used the National Health Insurance Service-Cohort Sample Database from 2002 to 2013 (n=23,856). Cox proportional hazard model was used to estimate incident dementia (International Classification of Disease, 10th edition (ICD-10) codes: F00-F03, G30, G311), with a hazard ratio higher than 1.05 for each comorbid condition being assigned a score...
June 7, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703098/surveillance-perspective-on-lyme-borreliosis-across-the-european-union-and-european-economic-area
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Cees C van den Wijngaard, Agnetha Hofhuis, Mariana Simões, Ente Rood, Wilfrid van Pelt, Herve Zeller, Wim Van Bortel
Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in Europe. Erythema migrans (EM), an early, localised skin rash, is its most common presentation. Dissemination of the bacteria can lead to more severe manifestations including skin, neurological, cardiac, musculoskeletal and ocular manifestations. Comparison of LB incidence rates in the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) and Balkan countries are difficult in the absence of standardised surveillance and reporting procedures. We explored six surveillance scenarios for LB surveillance in the EU/EEA, based on the following key indicators: (i) erythema migrans, (ii) neuroborreliosis, (iii) all human LB manifestations, (iv) seroprevalence, (v) tick bites, and (vi) infected ticks and reservoir hosts...
July 6, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701003/-the-impact-of-migration-background-on-health-results-of-the-austrian-health-interview-survey-athis-2014
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Anja Waxenegger, Hannes Mayerl, Éva Rásky, Erwin Stolz, Wolfgang Freidl
Objectives Previous research has shown migrants to have a poorer health status than those without a migration background in many respects. So far, it is not completely clear whether the poorer health results of migrants are mainly the cause of their socioeconomic status (SES), which on average is lower than the SES of people without a migration background. The present study explores the question whether the fact of having a migration background has an impact on health, even though SES and health-related behavior are taken into account...
July 12, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696851/us-evaluation-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-and-osteoarticular-infection
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Jie C Nguyen, Kenneth S Lee, Mahesh M Thapa, Humberto G Rosas
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and osteoarticular infection can cause nonspecific articular and periarticular complaints in children. Although contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging is the reference standard imaging modality, musculoskeletal ultrasonography (US) is emerging as an important adjunct imaging modality that can provide valuable information relatively quickly without use of radiation or the need for sedation. However, diagnostic accuracy requires a systemic approach, familiarity with various US techniques, and an understanding of maturation-related changes...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695973/what-is-the-impact-of-body-mass-index-on-cardiovascular-and-musculoskeletal-health
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Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Jared M Newman, Gannon L Curtis, Nipun Sodhi, Prem N Ramkumar, Rafay Khan, Shervin Shaffiy, Ali Nadhim, Anil Bhave, Michael A Mont
Obesity has become a major public health concern over the past several decades and has been shown to be associated with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, dyslipidemia, hypertension, osteoarthritis (OA), and certain types of cancer. The impact of excess weight on cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health is not well-summarized in the literature, and there are some contradictory reports. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the impact of body mass index (BMI) on: 1) cardiovascular outcomes; 2) osteoarthritis risk and progression; and 3) total knee arthroplasty outcomes (TKA)...
July 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692451/the-value-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-in-geriatric-care-and-rehabilitation
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Büşra Can, Murat Kara, Özgür Kara, Zekeriya Ülger, Walter Frontera, Levent Özçakar
The WHO reports that one of the major chronic conditions affecting the elderly worldwide is musculoskeletal disorders that are associated with long-term pain and disability. Considering the healthcare needs of the elderly (i.e. comprehensive, accessible, efficient) and the advantages of ultrasound (US) use (patient-friendly, convenient, cost-effective, and does not require exposure to radiation or magnetic fields), there seems to be a 'gap' in the actual clinical practice. In this paper, we aimed to highlight the potential value of US imaging in the management of the elderly with a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions (degenerative/rheumatic joint diseases, falls/trauma, nursing care, peripheral nerve problems, sarcopenia, and interventions)...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691829/sepsis-related-mortality-in-the-czech-republic-multiple-causes-of-death-analysis
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M Pechholdová
AIM: Sepsis represents an increasingly frequent complication in the survival of the hospitalized persons. The nation-wide burden of the sepsis-related mortality in the Czech Republic has not yet been analysed. The present study aims to assess the trends and the disparities in the sepsis-related mortality in the Czech Republic for the period 1998-2011 using multiple causes of death reported on the death certificates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Individual death records provided by the Institute for Health Information and Statistics were used to identify sepsis-related deaths based on the codes of the 10th revision of the International classification of the diseases (ICD-10)...
2017: Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690855/prevalence-of-obesity-and-overweight-and-its-associated-factors-among-registered-pensioners-in-ghana-a-cross-sectional-studies
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Benjamin D Nuertey, Alabira Iddrisu Alhassan, Augustine D Nuertey, Isaac Asimadu Mensah, Victor Adongo, Clement Kabutey, Joyce Addai, Richard Bekoe Biritwum
BACKGROUND: The elderly are faced with health problems such as cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems, which can be linked to obesity and overweight. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of obesity and overweight and its associated factors amongst registered pensioners in Ghana. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among members of the national pensioners association of Ghana...
2017: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686168/the-analysis-and-assessment-of-the-effect-of-selected-endo-and-exogenous-substances-on-prevention-and-treatment-of-selected-conditions-and-injuries-within-the-musculoskeletal-system
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Wiesław E Tomaszewski, Zbigniew Obmiński
The aim of the presented report, prepared based on the results of the newest studies available in the reference sources, is the analysis and assessment of the important endo- and exogenous substances, whose role and significance in prevention and complex treatment of civilization-related diseases (including the pathological conditions and injuries of the musculoskeletal system) can be essential and significantly contribute to the improvement of the efficacy of the accepted treatment approach. Three substances, namely a-lipoic acid, y-linolenic acid and a-linoleic acid were subject to a detailed analysis and assessment...
April 12, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684229/reverse-shoulder-endoprosthesis-for-pathologic-lesions-of-the-proximal-humerus-a-minimum-3-year-follow-up
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Simon Maclean, Shahbaz S Malik, Scott Evans, Jonathan Gregory, Lee Jeys
BACKGROUND: The Bayley Walker (Stanmore Implants, Elstree, UK) reversed polarity, linked shoulder replacement is designed to provide stable function in the treatment of a painful shoulder with poor soft tissue coverage. We reviewed the results of the prosthesis in destructive pathologic lesions of the proximal humerus at a United Kingdom tumor center. METHODS: We identified 8 patients (2 men, 6 women) in our database. Clinical information and functional outcome scores were collected, including range of movement, Toronto Extremity Salvage Score, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Score...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684085/incomplete-biomarker-response-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-after-successful-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Gé-Ann Kuiper, Peter M van Hasselt, Jaap Jan Boelens, Frits A Wijburg, Eveline J Langereis
BACKGROUND: Residual disease, primarily involving musculoskeletal tissue, is a common problem in patients with neuronopathic mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I, Hurler or severe Hurler-Scheie phenotype) after a successful hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). The concentration of the GAG derived biomarkers heparan sulfate (HS) and dermatan sulfate (DS), may reflect residual disease and is used for monitoring biochemical response to therapies. This study investigates the response of HS and DS in blood and urine to HCT in MPS I patients...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678130/outcomes-and-complications-of-reconstruction-with-use-of-free-vascularized-fibular-graft-for-spinal-and-pelvic-defects-following-resection-of-a-malignant-tumor
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Matthew T Houdek, Peter S Rose, Karim Bakri, Eric R Wagner, Michael J Yaszemski, Franklin H Sim, Steven L Moran
BACKGROUND: Following resection of malignant tumors of the spine and pelvis, reconstructive surgeons often face large structural defects. Unlike reconstruction in the extremities, wherein a free vascularized fibular graft (FVFG) is a highly utilized option for segmental osseous reconstruction, there are limited data on the use of an FVFG in the spine and pelvis. The aim of this study was to review our institution's experience with reconstruction with use of an FVFG following oncological resection in the spine and pelvis...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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