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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144772/subchondral-bone-degradation-after-microfracture-for-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus-an-mri-analysis
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Yoshiharu Shimozono, Max Coale, Youichi Yasui, Amanda O'Halloran, Timothy W Deyer, John G Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Microfracture is the most common cartilage-reparative procedure for the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs). Damage to the subchondral bone (SCB) during microfracture may irreversibly change the joint-loading support of the ankle, leading to reparative fibrocartilage degradation over time. PURPOSE: To investigate the morphological change in the SCB after microfracture for OLT by developing a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scoring system specifically for evaluating the SCB...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142816/unilateral-pulmonary-edema-in-a-patient-with-worsening-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-a-secret-inside-pulmonary-veins
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Elvira Resciniti, Ilaria Caso, Iside Scarfò, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Giovanni La Canna
We present the case of a 69-year-old patient who was referred to the Department of Echocardiography for surgical treatment of severe tricuspid valve regurgitation (TVR) with advanced congestive heart failure. In 2013 the patient underwent unsuccessful percutaneous ablation for permanent atrial fibrillation. In 2015, following numerous episodes of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure with left pleural effusion, the patient was admitted to another center. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed severe TVR and moderate precapillary pulmonary hypertension, confirmed at right cardiac catheterization...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126038/magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-of-chronic-plantar-fasciitis-before-and-after-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy
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Masahiro Maki, Kazuya Ikoma, Masamitsu Kido, Yusuke Hara, Koshiro Sawada, Suzuyo Ohashi, Toshikazu Kubo
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study is to examine the relationships between treatment outcome and changes in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings after extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for chronic plantar fasciitis. METHODS: The subjects were 23 feet of 23 patients of refractory plantar fasciitis. The mean age was 53.7 years. The thickness of the plantar fascia (PF) and findings of a high-signal intensity area (HSIA) inside the PF, edema around the PF, and bone marrow edema (BME) of the calcaneus were investigated on MR images...
October 26, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989069/the-role-of-biomarkers-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-assessment-of-clinical-severity-and-reverse-remodeling
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Sandra Amorim, Manuel Campelo, Brenda Moura, Elisabete Martins, João Rodrigues, Isaac Barroso, Margarida Faria, Tiago Guimarães, Filipe Macedo, José Silva-Cardoso, Maria Júlia Maciel
INTRODUCTION: Biomarkers in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) reflect various pathobiological processes, including neurohormonal activation, oxidative stress, matrix remodeling, myocyte injury and myocyte stretch. We assessed the role of biomarkers in clinical and echocardiographic parameters and in left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling (LVRR). METHODS: In this prospective study of 50 DCM patients (28 men, aged 59±10 years) with LV ejection fraction (LVEF) <40%, LVRR was defined as an increase of >10 U in LVEF after optimal medical therapy...
October 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987656/meta-analysis-of-dual-energy-computed-tomography-virtual-non-calcium-imaging-to-detect-bone-marrow-edema
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Mou Li, Yali Qu, Bin Song
OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the accuracy of dual-energy CT (DECT) virtual non-calcium (VNC) imaging for the detection of bone marrow edema (BME). METHODS: A systematic literature search up to March 2017 was performed to find relevant original studies. Two reviewers independently selected studies, assessed literature quality, and extracted data. Pooled sensitivity, specificity, area under receiver operating characteristic (AUROC) curve, and other measures of DECT accuracy for detecting BME were calculated using random effects models...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979581/anterior-incision-offloading-for-primary-and-revision-total-ankle-replacement-a-comparative-analysis-of-two-techniques
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Andrew D Elliott, Thomas S Roukis
BACKGROUND: There exists a high risk of post-operative complications with primary and revision total ankle replacement surgery. Delayed wound healing of the anterior incision is common. The reason for this is multi-factorial and, to date, most of the research has focused on predisposing factors involving the patients themselves. Only recently have researchers begun to look at the post-operative dressing as a possible consideration when trying to prevent incision wound healing complications...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945059/tissue-dielectric-constant-and-circumference-measurement-in-the-follow-up-of-treatment-related-changes-in-lower-limb-lymphedema
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Alper Tugral, Tuomas Viren, Yesim Bakar
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema of lower limbs is a chronic condition that requires life-long management. Therapeutic effect of Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy (CDP) is most often followed by circumference measurements (CM). However, the CM measurements are not specific to interstitial tissue fluid and have problems in sensitivity and objectivity. The aim of present study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of CDP with a new tissue water specific measurement technique, in patients with lower limb lymphedema (LLL)...
September 22, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926599/experimental-colitis-delays-and-reduces-the-severity-of-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-mice
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Julie Hablot, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Tunay Kokten, Reine El Omar, Patrick Netter, Claire Bastien, Jean-Yves Jouzeau, Harry Sokol, David Moulin
Amongst extraintestinal manifestations (EIM) occurring in IBD patients, rheumatologic manifestations are the most frequent. Understanding the relationships between arthritis and colitis is a prerequisite to improving the management of these patients. Microbiota of patients with IBD or rheumatologic diseases, like spondyloarthritis (SpA) is modified compared to healthy individual. Thus, we have evaluated the impact of colitis in the development of arthritis in mice and we have analyzed microbiota changes. Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) was induced at day 0 in DBA1 mice exposed or not to Dextran Sodium Sulfate (DSS) to induce colitis between day 14 and day 21...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780841/-mri-anatomy-and-injury-of-the-lateral-collateral-ligaments-of-ankle
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Z H Qian, Y Liu, R J Bai, H L Zhan, H Zhang, Y X Li, B D Wu
Objective: To explore the MRI features of the lateral collateral ligament injuries of the ankle and determine the value MRI in diagnosing the ligament injuries of the ankle. Methods: The study was reviewed and approved by an institutional review board of hospital. Retrospective analysised 10 healthy volunteers and 26 ankle injury cases underwent surgery since January 2013 to September 2016, the MR imaging findings of patients were compared with volunteers' and operative documents, to analysis the MRI feature of the ligament injuries of the ankle...
August 1, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777906/can-amputation-be-prevented-in-diabetic-foot-interdisciplinary-approach-to-diabetic-foot-a-case-report
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Ali Erdal Gunes, Maide Cimsit
Diabetic foot ulcers may result in loss of an extremity and may even lead to mortality. The use of comprehensive foot care programs which include early screening and evaluation of problems, foot care education, preventive therapy and referral to specialists has been shown to reduce amputation rates by 49-85 [percent]. A 51-year-old woman with Type 2 diabetes under surveillance for nine months was referred from the emergency department. She presented with an entirely inflamed right foot with ulcer covering two-thirds proximal of the foot for 30 days' duration...
March 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754008/combination-therapy-of-peg-hm-3-and-methotrexate-retards-adjuvant-induced-arthritis
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Jingchao Hao, Xiaodong Wu, Sarra Setrerrahmane, Kun Qian, Yueying Hou, Liting Yu, Chenyu Lin, Qianqian Wu, Hanmei Xu
At present, the early phenomenon of inflammatory angiogenesis is rarely studied in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Previous research found that PEG-HM-3, an integrin inhibitor, possessed anti-angiogenesis and anti-rheumatic activity. In this study, the advantages of inhibiting angiogenesis and immune cell adhesion and migration, as well as the benefits of anti-arthritis effects, were evaluated using a combination of PEG-HM-3 and methotrexate (MTX). In vitro, spleen cell proliferation and the levels of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) in macrophage supernatant were assessed...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753954/isoegomaketone-alleviates-the-development-of-collagen-antibody-induced-arthritis-in-male-balb-c-mice
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Chang Hyun Jin, Yangkang So, Bomi Nam, Sung Nim Han, Jin-Baek Kim
In this study, we attempted to identify and assess effects of isoegomaketone (IK) isolated from Perilla frutescens var. crispa on the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA was induced in male Balb/c mice by collagen antibody injection. Experimental animals were randomly divided into five groups: normal, collagen antibody-induced arthritis (CAIA), CAIA + IK (5 mg/kg/day), CAIA + IK (10 mg/kg/day), and CAIA + apigenin (16 mg/kg/day) and respective treatments were administered via oral gavage once per day for four days...
July 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742266/p-coumaric-acid-a-dietary-polyphenol-ameliorates-inflammation-and-curtails-cartilage-and-bone-erosion-in-the-rheumatoid-arthritis-rat-model
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Manoj Kumar Neog, Samuel Joshua Pragasam, Moorthy Krishnan, Mahaboobkhan Rasool
This study was designed to explore the underlying mechanism of p-coumaric acid (CA), a dietary polyphenol in adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) rat model with reference to synovitis and osteoclastogenesis. Celecoxib (COX-2 selective inhibitor) (5 mg/kg b.wt) was used as a reference drug. CA remarkably suppressed the paw edema, body weight loss and inflammatory cytokine and chemokine levels (TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, and MCP-1) in serum and ankle joint of arthritic rats. Consistently, CA reduced the expression of osteoclastogenic factors (RANKL and TRAP), pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-17), and inflammatory enzymes (iNOS and COX-2) in arthritic rats...
September 10, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738428/association-between-patient-history-and-physical-examination-and-osteoarthritis-after-ankle-sprain
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John M van Ochten, Anja D de Vries, Nienke van Putte, Edwin H G Oei, Patrick J E Bindels, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra, Marienke van Middelkoop
Structural abnormalities on MRI are frequent after an ankle sprain. To determine the association between patient history, physical examination and early osteoarthritis (OA) in patients after a previous ankle sprain, 98 patients with persistent complaints were selected from a cross-sectional study. Patient history taking and physical examination were applied and MRI was taken. Univariate and multivariable analyses were used to test possible associations. Signs of OA (cartilage loss, osteophytes and bone marrow edema) were seen in the talocrural joint (TCJ) in 40% and the talonavicular joint (TNJ) in 49%...
September 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737564/localized-leg-volume-index-a-new-method-for-body-type-corrected-evaluation-of-localized-leg-lymphedematous-volume-change
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Takumi Yamamoto, Nana Yamamoto, Hidehiko Yoshimatsu, Yukio Seki, Akiyoshi Kajikawa
BACKGROUND: Volume measurement is one of the most common evaluations for lower-extremity lymphedema. However, volume comparison between different patients with different physique may be inappropriate, and it is difficult to evaluate localized limb volume change using leg volume evaluation. METHODS: Localized leg volumes (Vk, k = 1-5) and localized leg volume indices (LEVIk) at 5 points (1, thigh; 2, knee; 3, lower leg; 4, ankle; 5, foot) of 106 legs of 53 examinees with no leg edema were calculated based on physical measurements, leg circumferences and lengths, and body mass index (BMI)...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699722/antinociceptive-anti-inflammatory-and-antiarthritic-activities-of-bungarus-fasciatus-venom-in-experimental-animal-models
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Susmita Ghosh, Partha Pratim Saha, Subir C Dasgupta, Antony Gomes
Pain and inflammation are intimately associated with rheumatoid arthritis, a growing bone-joint related problem of the modern society. Though several therapeutic managements are available for arthritis, their side effects not only limit their use, but also advocate the quest for natural therapies. In this study, we explored the antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antiarthritic activities of Bungarus fasciatus venom (BFV) in experimental animal models. Rheumatoid arthritis was induced by Freund’s complete adjuvant (FCA) in male Wistar albino rats...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682141/response-to-letter-regarding-high-prevalence-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-patients-with-bone-marrow-edema-syndrome-of-the-foot-and-ankle
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July 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676830/nyctanthes-arbor-tristis-ameliorated-fca-induced-experimental-arthritis-a-comparative-study-among-different-extracts
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Maliha Uroos, Zaigham Abbas, Shumaila Sattar, Nigarish Umer, Arham Shabbir, Shafiq-Ur-Rehman, Ahsan Sharif
Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (NAT) is commonly used traditionally for the treatment of rheumatism and inflammatory diseases. Current study evaluates the antiarthritic potential of NAT using Freund's adjuvant-induced arthritic rat model. Treatments with methanolic, ethyl acetate, and n-hexane extracts were continued for consecutive 20 days. Macroscopic arthritic scoring and water displacement plethysmometry were used to evaluate arthritic development. Hematological and biochemical parameters were investigated and ankle joints were processed for histopathological evaluation...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667873/new-arylpyrazoline-coumarins-synthesis-and-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Liu Zeng Chen, Wei Wei Sun, Li Bo, Jie Quan Wang, Cheng Xiu, Wen Jian Tang, Jing Bo Shi, Hai Pin Zhou, Xin Hua Liu
To develop new anti-inflammatory agents with improved pharmaceutical profiles, a series of new phenyl-pyrazoline-coumarin derivatives (4a∼4m) were designed and synthesized. Compounds 4a and 4b were determined by X-ray crystallography. All of the compounds have been screened for their anti-inflammatory activity characterized by evaluating their inhibition against LPS-induced IL-6 release. Among them, compound 4m showed the highest anti-inflammatory activity with inhibiting IL-6, TNF-α and nitric oxide (NO) production lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated...
September 29, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664488/radiologic-findings-for-prediction-of-rehabilitation-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-symptomatic-os-subfibulare
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Beom Suk Kim, Sungmin Woo, Jae Young Kim, Chankue Park
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the radiologic findings for predicting rehabilitation outcomes in patients with chronic symptomatic os subfibulare. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 38 patients with chronic lateral ankle pain and os subfibulare underwent a standardized rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation outcome was evaluated after ≥3 months of intervention as the following: good response group (n = 20) without the need for further treatment and poor response group (n = 18) who underwent surgery after rehabilitation...
June 29, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
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