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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096255/sheppheartcabg-trial-comprehensive-early-rehabilitation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-protocol-for-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Ida Elisabeth Højskov, Philip Moons, Niels Viggo Hansen, Søren La Cour, Peter Skov Olsen, Christian Gluud, Per Winkel, Jane Lindschou, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Ingrid Egerod, Selina Kikkenborg Berg
INTRODUCTION: Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery often experience a range of symptoms. Studies indicate that non-pharmacological interventions such as exercise training and psychoeducation have a positive physiological and psychological effect in early outpatient rehabilitation. The SheppHeartCABG trial will investigate the effect of early comprehensive rehabilitation in early phase rehabilitation versus usual care. The aim of this paper is to present the protocol for the SheppHeartCABG trial...
January 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092340/decompression-surgery-alone-versus-decompression-plus-fusion-in-symptomatic-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-swiss-prospective-multi-center-cohort-study-with-3-years-of-follow-up
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Nils H Ulrich, Jakob M Burgstaller, Giuseppe Pichierri, Maria M Wertli, Mazda Farshad, François Porchet, Johann Steurer, Ulrike Held
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a prospective, multicenter cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the added effect of surgical fusion as compared to decompression surgery alone in symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis patients with spondylolisthesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The optimal surgical management of lumbar spinal stenosis patients with spondylolisthesis remains controversial. METHODS: Patients of the LSOS with confirmed DLSS and spondylolisthesis were enrolled in this study...
January 13, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090449/ultrashort-time-to-echo-magnetic-resonance-techniques-for-the-musculoskeletal-system
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REVIEW
Palanan Siriwanarangsun, Sheronda Statum, Reni Biswas, Won C Bae, Christine B Chung
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been widely implemented as a non-invasive modality to investigate musculoskeletal (MSK) tissue disease, injury, and pathology. Advancements in MR sequences provide not only enhanced morphologic contrast for soft tissues, but also quantitative biochemical evaluation. Ultrashort time to echo (UTE) sequence, in particular, enables novel morphologic and quantitative evaluation of previously unseen MSK tissues. By using short minimum echo times (TE) below 1 msec, the UTE sequence can unveil short T2 properties of tissues including the deepest layers of the articular cartilage, cartilaginous endplate at the discovertebral junction, the meniscus, and the cortical bone...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079844/serum-interleukin-6-in-systemic-sclerosis-and-its-correlation-with-disease-parameters-and-cardiopulmonary-involvement
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Rasha A Abdel-Magied, Shereen R Kamel, Azza Farag Said, Hazem M Ali, Ehab A Abdel Gawad, Mahmoud M Moussa
OBJECTIVE: To assess serum interleukin-6 (IL-6)level in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and its correlations with European Scleroderma Study Group activity score (EUSTAR), Scleroderma Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), disability index and cardiopulmonary involvement. METHODS: Twenty SSc patients and 10 matched healthy controls were included. Serum IL-6 was measured in patients and controls. Disease activity, status,and disability were assessed.Cardiopulmonary involvement was evaluated by pulmonary function tests (PFTs), six minute walk test, echocardiography, and high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of chest...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060526/effects-of-dual-monitor-computer-work-versus-laptop-work-on-cervical-muscular-and-proprioceptive-characteristics-of-males-and-females
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Amanda M Farias Zuniga, Julie N Côté
OBJECTIVE: The effects of performing a 90-minute computer task with a laptop versus a dual monitor desktop workstation were investigated in healthy young male and female adults. BACKGROUND: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are common among computer (especially female) users. Laptops have surpassed desktop computer sales, and working with multiple monitors has also become popular. However, few studies have provided objective evidence on how they affect the musculoskeletal system in both genders...
December 1, 2016: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050816/-knuckle-cracking-can-blinded-observers-detect-changes-with-physical-examination-and-sonography
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Robert D Boutin, Anuj P Netto, David Nakamura, Cyrus Bateni, Robert M Szabo, Michael Cronan, Brent Foster, William R Barfield, J Anthony Seibert, Abhijit J Chaudhari
BACKGROUND: Voluntary knuckle cracking is a common habit, with a reported prevalence of 25% to 45%. Habitual knuckle cracking also is a frequent source of questions for physicians, and the largest study to date reported an association with functional hand impairments. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) When compared with subjects who are not habitual knuckle crackers, do habitual knuckle crackers have greater QuickDASH scores, swelling, weakness, joint laxity, or ROM? (2) In subjects who crack their knuckles, does cracking immediately increase ROM? (3) What are the characteristic sonographic findings in joints that crack? METHODS: A prospective, institutional review board-approved study was performed on 400 metacarpophalangeal joints (MPJs) in 40 asymptomatic adult subjects...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045805/predictors-of-depression-and-musculoskeletal-disorder-related-work-disability-among-young-middle-aged-and-aging-employees
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Jenni Ervasti, Pauliina Mattila-Holappa, Matti Joensuu, Jaana Pentti, Tea Lallukka, Mika Kivimäki, Jussi Vahtera, Marianna Virtanen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the level and predictors of work disability in different age groups. METHODS: We followed young (18 to 34 years), middle-aged (35 to 50 years), and aging (>50 years) employees (n = 70,417) for 7 years (2005 to 2011) for all-cause and cause-specific work disability (sickness absence and disability pension). Using negative binomial regression, we obtained both relative risk estimates and absolute rates, that is, days of work disability per person-year...
January 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029069/effectiveness-of-osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-versus-osteopathy-in-the-cranial-field-in-temporomandibular-disorders-a-pilot-study
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Christina Gesslbauer, Nadja Vavti, Mohammad Keilani, Michael Mickel, Richard Crevenna
PURPOSE: Temporomandibular disorders are a common musculoskeletal condition causing severe pain, physical and psychological disability. The effect and evidence of osteopathic manipulative treatment and osteopathy in the cranial field is scarce and their use are controversial. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatment and osteopathy in the cranial field in temporomandibular disorders. METHODS: A randomized clinical trial in patients with temporomandibular disorders was performed...
December 28, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998042/ultrasound-features-of-the-posterior-tibialis-tendon-and-peroneus-brevis-tendon-entheses-a-comparison-study-between-healthy-adults-and-inflammatory-arthritis
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Ian M Ward, Eugene Kissin, Gurjit Kaeley, Joshua N Scott, Michelle Newkirk, Bernard A Hildebrand, Josh Lospinoso, Minna J Kohler, Jay B Higgs
OBJECTIVES: Limited literature exists on the sonographic appearance of the posterior tibialis (PTT) and the peroneus brevis (PBT) tendon entheses. We determined the anatomic features and best imaging techniques of normal PTT and PBT using musculoskeletal ultrasound and compared these findings to subjects with inflammatory arthritis. METHODS: Adult subjects were enrolled as: healthy controls (HC), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and spondyloarthropathy (SpA). Bilateral PTT and PBT entheses were imaged longitudinally, comparing two angles of insonation: perpendicular to the skin surface and 45˚ cephalad...
December 20, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995604/exercise-therapy-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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REVIEW
Lillebeth Larun, Kjetil G Brurberg, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Jonathan R Price
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by persistent, medically unexplained fatigue, as well as symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, headaches and impaired concentration and short-term memory. CFS presents as a common, debilitating and serious health problem. Treatment may include physical interventions, such as exercise therapy, which was last reviewed in 2004. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to determine the effects of exercise therapy (ET) for patients with CFS as compared with any other intervention or control...
December 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995558/is-there-benefit-to-free-over-pedicled-vascularized-grafts-in-augmenting-tibial-intercalary-allograft-constructs
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Marco Manfrini, Srimanth Bindiganavile, Ferhat Say, Marco Colangeli, Laura Campanacci, Massimiliano Depaolis, Massimo Ceruso, Davide Donati
BACKGROUND: Intercalary reconstruction of tibial sarcomas with vascularized fibula autografts and massive bone allografts is reliable with predictable long-term results. However, inadequate data exist comparing free and pedicled vascularized fibula autografts in combination with a massive bone allograft in patients undergoing intercalary tibia reconstructions. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Among patients undergoing large-segment intercalary allografting, we sought to compare supplemental free vascularized fibular autografts with supplemental pedicled vascularized fibular autografts, in terms of (1) oncologic results, (2) complications associated with surgery, (3) Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) scores, and (4) surgical time...
December 19, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965256/traditional-chinese-acupuncture-versus-minimal-acupuncture-for-mild-to-moderate-knee-osteoarthritis-a-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-trial
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Ning Sun, Guang-Xia Shi, Jian-Feng Tu, Yong-Ting Li, Li-Wen Zhang, Yan Cao, Yi Du, Jing-Jie Zhao, Da-Chang Xiong, Hai-Kun Hou, Cun-Zhi Liu
INTRODUCTION: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders. Acupuncture is a popular form of complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions, although the evidence is inconclusive. Our objective is to evaluate the efficacy of traditional Chinese acupuncture for pain relief and function improvement in mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis (TCAKOA) participants. METHODS/ANALYSIS: 42 patients will be recruited who have been diagnosed with mild-to-moderate KOA and randomly allocated in equal proportions to traditional Chinese acupuncture or minimal acupuncture...
December 13, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964744/differential-gene-and-protein-expression-of-chemokines-and-cytokines-in-synovial-fluid-of-patients-with-arthritis
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Anastasiya Muntyanu, Fatima Abji, Kun Liang, Remy A Pollock, Vinod Chandran, Dafna D Gladman
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA), an inflammatory musculoskeletal disease, develops in approximately 30% of patients with psoriasis. Previously, chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 10 (CXCL10) was identified as a predictive biomarker of PsA in patients with psoriasis and was reduced after development of PsA. The purpose of the present study was to explore messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein expression of CXCL10 and its receptor, chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor 3 (CXCR3), in the joints of patients with PsA to gain insight into their role in the pathogenesis of the disease...
December 13, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964737/evidence-based-decision-support-for-pediatric-rheumatology-reduces-diagnostic-errors
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Michael M Segal, Balu Athreya, Mary Beth F Son, Irit Tirosh, Jonathan S Hausmann, Elizabeth Y N Ang, David Zurakowski, Lynn K Feldman, Robert P Sundel
BACKGROUND: The number of trained specialists world-wide is insufficient to serve all children with pediatric rheumatologic disorders, even in the countries with robust medical resources. We evaluated the potential of diagnostic decision support software (DDSS) to alleviate this shortage by assessing the ability of such software to improve the diagnostic accuracy of non-specialists. METHODS: Using vignettes of actual clinical cases, clinician testers generated a differential diagnosis before and after using diagnostic decision support software...
December 13, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942776/percutaneous-guided-biopsy-for-diagnosing-suspected-primary-malignant-bone-tumors-in-pediatric-patients-a-safe-accurate-and-cost-saving-procedure
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Antony Ceraulo, Antoine Ouziel, Emilie Lavergne, Lionel Perrier, Anne-Valérie Decouvelaere, Franck Chotel, Philippe Thiesse, Perrine Marec-Berard
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous biopsy is the reference diagnostic procedure for adult musculoskeletal tumors. Its place in pediatrics is controversial and open biopsy remains recommended. OBJECTIVE: To assess diagnostic performance and feasibility of percutaneous biopsy performed on children and young adults for suspected malignant bone tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a 5-year retrospective study including patients ≤21 years who underwent a bone biopsy for a suspected malignant bone tumor...
December 10, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923527/benzodiazepine-opioid-co-prescribing-in-a-national-probability-sample-of-emergency-department-encounters
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Howard S Kim, Danielle M McCarthy, D Mark Courtney, Patrick M Lank, Bruce L Lambert
BACKGROUND: Benzodiazepine-opioid combination therapy is potentially harmful due to the risk of synergistic respiratory depression, and the rate of death due to benzodiazepine-opioid overdose is increasing. Little is known about the prevalence and characteristics of benzodiazepine-opioid co-prescribing from the ED setting. METHODS: Secondary analysis of data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, using sample weights to generate population estimates...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904594/relationship-between-articular-and-nonarticular-manifestations-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Alimohammad Fatemi, Hourossadat Hashemi Jazi, Mohammad Hasan Emami, Amir Kazemizadeh, Hamid Tavakkoli, Abbas Smiley
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal manifestations (MSM) of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are usually the most frequent extraintestinal manifestations. However, they are not paid enough attention during regular office visits. This cross-sectional study aimed to draw a clinical picture of MSM and their relationships with other findings in patients with IBD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients of our IBD cohort between March 2012 and September 2013 were consecutively evaluated...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896647/changes-in-non-diabetic-comorbid-disease-status-following-laparoscopic-vertical-sleeve-gastrectomy-lvsg-versus-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-lrygb-procedures-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Emma Osland, Rossita Mohamad Yunus, Shahjahan Khan, Breda Memon, Muhammed Ashraf Memon
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy (LVSG) have been proposed as cost-effective strategies to manage obesity-related chronic disease. The aim of this systematic review was to study the peer review literature regarding postoperative nondiabetic comorbid disease resolution or improvement reported from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing LVSG and LRYGB procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: RCTs comparing postoperative comorbid disease resolution such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, joint and musculoskeletal conditions, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and menstrual irregularities following LVSG and LRYGB were included for analysis...
November 28, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876238/thermography-examination-of-abdominal-area-skin-temperatures-in-individuals-with-and-without-focal-onset-epilepsy
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Hollis H King, Charles Thomas Cayce, Jeph Herrin
: Early osteopathic theory and practice, and the work of the medical intuitive Edgar Cayce suggested that the abdominal areas of individuals with epilepsy would manifest "cold spots." The etiology for this phenomenon was thought to be abdominal adhesions caused by inflammation and viscero-somatic reflexes caused by adhesions or injury to visceral or musculoskeletal system structures. Indeed, until that advent of electroencephalography in the 1930s, medical practice regarding epilepsy focused on abdominal neural and visceral structures...
October 21, 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870568/morbidity-and-mortality-differences-between-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-survivors-and-other-cancer-survivors
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Eric J Chow, Kara L Cushing-Haugen, Guang-Shing Cheng, Michael Boeckh, Nandita Khera, Stephanie J Lee, Wendy M Leisenring, Paul J Martin, Beth A Mueller, Stephen M Schwartz, K Scott Baker
Purpose To compare the risks of serious health outcomes among hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) survivors versus a matched population of patients with cancer who did not undergo HCT, where the primary difference may be exposure to HCT. Methods Two-year HCT survivors treated at a comprehensive cancer center from 1992 through 2009 who were Washington State residents (n = 1,792; 52% allogeneic and 90% hematologic malignancies) were frequency matched by demographic characteristics and underlying cancer diagnosis (as applicable) to non-HCT 2-year cancer survivors, using the state cancer registry (n = 5,455) and the general population (n = 16,340) using driver's license files...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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