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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328617/cutaneous-mastocytosis-with-atypical-mast-cells-in-a-7-year-old-girl
#1
Gabriel Marrero Alemán, Constantin El Habr, Diana Islas Norris, Társila Montenegro Dámaso, Leopoldo Borrego, Omar P Sangueza
Cutaneous mastocytosis is defined by the presence of mast cells within the skin in the absence of other criteria for the diagnosis of systemic mastocytosis. Mast cells are characterized by an abundant granular cytoplasm and a round to oval or spindle-shaped nuclei. The presence of mast cells with bilobed and multilobed nuclei in cutaneous mastocytosis is a rare phenomenon and has been rarely reported in the literature. To our knowledge, there are only 4 reported cases of cutaneous mastocytosis with atypical mast cells...
April 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328567/effects-of-a-simulated-game-on-upper-extremity-pitching-mechanics-and-muscle-activations-among-various-pitch-types-in-youth-baseball-pitchers
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Gretchen D Oliver, Hillary Plummer, Lisa Henning, Michael Saper, Gabrielle Glimer, Allison Brambeck, James R Andrews
BACKGROUND: Throwing requires proper stability and orientation of the pelvis and scapula for efficient energy transfer during pitching. Fatigue of the pelvis and scapular musculature throughout the course of a game can impair pitching performance, and place excessive demands on the throwing arm leading to injury. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in pelvis, torso, and upper extremity pitching mechanics and muscle activations between the fastball, change-up, and curveball pitches in youth baseball pitchers following a simulated game...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322758/increased-seat-dump-angle-in-a-manual-wheelchair-is-associated-with-changes-in-thoracolumbar-lordosis-and-scapular-kinematics-during-propulsion
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Beth A Cloud, Kristin D Zhao, Arin M Ellingson, Ahmad Nassr, Anthony J Windebank, Kai-Nan An
OBJECTIVE: To quantify and compare spinal curvature and shoulder kinematics throughout the manual wheelchair propulsion cycle for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who were seated at 2 different seat dump angles. DESIGN: Single-group, repeated-measures study. SETTING: Academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-eight individuals completed the telephone screening; 21 were eligible and completed the study. INTERVENTIONS: Participants' personal manual wheelchairs were modified to have seat dump angles of 0° or 14°, with a vertical backrest...
March 18, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319883/the-influence-of-a-depressed-scapular-alignment-on-upper-limb-neural-tissue-mechanosensitivity-and-local-pressure-pain-sensitivity
#4
Patricia Martínez-Merinero, Enriqe Lluch, Tomas Gallezo-Izquierdo, Daniel Pecos-Martín, Gustavo Plaza-Manzano, Susana Nuñez-Nagy, Deborah Falla
BACKGROUND: A depressed scapular alignment could lead to prolonged and repetitive stress or compression of the brachial plexus, resulting in sensitization of neural tissue. However, no study has investigated the influence of alignment of the scapulae on sensitization of upper limb neural tissue in otherwise asymptomatic people. In this case-control study, we investigate the influence of a depressed scapular alignment on mechanosensitivity of the upper limb peripheral nervous system as well as pressure pain thresholds (PPT)...
March 10, 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318402/ipsilateral-scapular-cutaneous-anchor-system-an-alternative-for-the-harness-in-body-powered-upper-limb-prostheses
#5
Mona Hichert, Dick H Plettenburg
BACKGROUND: Body-powered prosthesis users frequently complain about the poor cosmesis and comfort of the traditional shoulder harness. The Ipsilateral Scapular Cutaneous Anchor System offers an alternative, but it remains unclear to what extent it affects the perception and control of cable operation forces compared to the traditional shoulder harness. OBJECTIVE: To compare cable force perception and control with the figure-of-nine harness versus the Ipsilateral Scapular Cutaneous Anchor System and to investigate force perception and control at different force levels...
March 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317555/the-cervical-spine-of-australopithecus-sediba
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Marc R Meyer, Scott A Williams, Peter Schmid, Steven E Churchill, Lee R Berger
Cervical vertebrae are rare in the early hominin fossil record, presenting a challenge for understanding the evolution of the neck and head carriage in hominin evolution. Here, we examine the cervical vertebrae of Australopithecus sediba, which unlike other South African taxa is known from associated cervical vertebrae. The A. sediba cervical vertebrae exhibit human-like values for wedging, pedicle cross-sectional areas, and articular facet heights, indicating reduced ventral loading relative to African apes...
March 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300741/unusual-route-of-a-bullet-from-scapula-to-eye
#7
Elif Demirkilinc Biler, Melis Palamar Onay, Naim Ceylan, Bilge Yildirim Ceper
Herein, an awkward case of globe perforation with a bullet-entering from the right posterior scapular region and leaving the body from the right orbit through the eye - is reported. Route of the bullet could be devastating - as it passed through the neck and the maxillofacial region-however by chance no vital damage occurred. Its path was assessed by plain radiography and computed tomography scans. Sometimes prediction of the trajectory is very difficult without additional radiological investigations. Especially, in the case of any high velocity projectile wounding, physician must be aware of the fact that the bullet's course will not be a linear but most probably a complicated one...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298060/a-cadaveric-model-evaluating-the-influence-of-bony-anatomy-and-the-effectiveness-of-partial-scapulectomy-on-decompression-of-the-scapulothoracic-space-in-snapping-scapula-syndrome
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Dimitri S Tahal, J Christoph Katthagen, Daniel Cole Marchetti, Jacob D Mikula, Scott R Montgomery, Alex Brady, Grant J Dornan, Peter J Millett
BACKGROUND: Snapping scapula syndrome (SSS) is caused by bony and/or soft tissue impingement in the scapulothoracic articulation. Surgical resection of the superomedial angle (SMA) plus bursectomy can provide relief in most cases; however, the amount needed to achieve adequate scapulothoracic space decompression (SSD) is unknown. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of partial scapulectomy and the influence of bony anatomy on SSD. It was hypothesized that the anterior offset and costomedial angle would correlate with the amount of bony resection needed to achieve adequate SSD...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291768/case-report-of-serratus-plane-catheter-for-pain-management-in-a-patient-with-multiple-rib-fractures-and-an-inferior-scapular-fracture
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Peter Fu, Paul D Weyker, Christopher A J Webb
We placed a superficial serratus anterior plane catheter in an elderly woman with dementia and elevated clotting times who presented with multiple rib fractures after a mechanical fall. She was not a surgical candidate, and treatment consisted of conservative management with physical therapy and pain control. She was not a candidate for a patient-controlled analgesia regimen because of her dementia. Given her elevated international normalized ratio, thoracic epidural and paravertebral analgesia was also contraindicated...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291570/refining-the-indications-for-scapula-tip-in-mandibular-reconstruction
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M W Ho, J S Brown, R J Shaw
Mandibular reconstruction in osteoradionecrosis or salvage surgery can often be complicated by the lack of suitable recipient vessels in the ipsilateral neck and the associated requirement for significant extraoral skin reconstruction. The scapula tip with its long vascular pedicle and option of a chimeric soft tissue component offers a versatile reconstructive solution in such cases. This article reports four consecutive cases of mandibular reconstruction with poor ipsilateral vascular options and additional soft tissue requirements in which the scapula tip was justified and preferred...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291177/long-term-outcomes-of-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-follow-up-of-a-previous-study
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Guillaume Bacle, Laurent Nové-Josserand, Pascal Garaud, Gilles Walch
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing numbers of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) procedures, the long-term results have been rarely reported. We previously reported early outcomes of a cohort of patients treated with a Grammont-style RTSA. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes after a minimum of 10 years, and to document prosthetic survival and complications. METHODS: Clinical outcome assessment was based on the absolute and relative Constant scores and the active range of motion...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287685/care-of-shoulder-pain-in-the-overhead-athlete
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Joseph Chorley, Richard E Eccles, Armand Scurfield
Shoulder complaints are common in the overhead athlete. Understanding the biomechanics of throwing and swimming requires understanding the importance of maintaining the glenohumeral relationship of the shoulder. Capsular laxity, humeral retrotorsion, glenoid retroversion, glenohumeral internal rotation deficit, and scapular dyskinesis can all contribute to shoulder dysfunction and pain. Injuries are more likely during peak height velocity, especially when coupled with overuse, previous injuries not adequately treated, or change in the demands on the shoulder such as a new technique, bigger field, or longer race...
March 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282793/relationship-between-scapular-muscle-and-core-endurance-in-healthy-subjects
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Zeynep Hazar Kanik, Omer Osman Pala, Gurkan Gunaydin, Ugur Sozlu, Zeynep Beyza Alkan, Selda Basar, Seyit Citaker
BACKGROUND: Scapular muscle endurance and core endurance reportedly influence shoulder injury risk. The exact relationships between scapular muscle endurance and core endurance, and how they impact one another in the healthy subjects remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between scapular muscle endurance and core endurance in healthy subjects. METHODS: Fifty healthy volunteers (23 males, 27 females; mean age 20.42 ± 1...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279851/the-sensitivity-of-shoulder-muscle-and-joint-force-predictions-to-changes-in-joint-kinematics-a-monte-carlo-analysis
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Wen Wu, Peter Vee Sin Lee, David C Ackland
Kinematics of the shoulder girdle obtained from non-invasive measurement systems such as video motion analysis, accelerometers and magnetic tracking sensors has been shown to be adversely affected by instrumentation measurement errors and skin motion artefact. The degree to which musculoskeletal model calculations of shoulder muscle and joint loading are influenced by variations in joint kinematics is currently not well understood. A three-dimensional musculoskeletal model of the upper limb was used to evaluate the sensitivity of shoulder muscle and joint force...
March 1, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277259/comparison-of-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-outcomes-with-and-without-subscapularis-repair
#15
Richard J Friedman, Pierre-Henri Flurin, Thomas W Wright, Joseph D Zuckerman, Christopher P Roche
BACKGROUND: Repair of the subscapularis with reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) is controversial. The purpose of this study is to quantify rTSA outcomes in patients with and without subscapularis repair to determine if there is any impact on clinical outcomes. METHODS: Three hundred forty patients received rTSA and had the subscapularis repaired, whereas 251 patients received rTSA and did not have the subscapularis repaired. The patients were scored preoperatively and at latest follow-up using the Simple Shoulder Test; University of California, Los Angeles; American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons; Constant; and Shoulder Pain and Disability Index metrics...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273791/antisense-oligonucleotides-used-to-target-the-dux4-mrna-as-therapeutic-approaches-in-faciosscapulohumeral-muscular-dystrophy-fshd
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Eugénie Ansseau, Céline Vanderplanck, Armelle Wauters, Scott Q Harper, Frédérique Coppée, Alexandra Belayew
FacioScapuloHumeral muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) is one of the most prevalent hereditary myopathies and is generally characterized by progressive muscle atrophy affecting the face, scapular fixators; upper arms and distal lower legs. The FSHD locus maps to a macrosatellite D4Z4 repeat array on chromosome 4q35. Each D4Z4 unit contains a DUX4 gene; the most distal of which is flanked by a polyadenylation site on FSHD-permissive alleles, which allows for production of stable DUX4 mRNAs. In addition, an open chromatin structure is required for DUX4 gene transcription...
March 3, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265740/reconstruction-with-scapular-hemiarthroplasty-endoprosthesis-after-scapulectomy-for-malignant-tumour
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Li Min, Yong Zhou, Fan Tang, Wenli Zhang, Yi Luo, Hong Duan, Chongqi Tu
PURPOSE: Recently, endoprosthesis reconstruction has been used for scapular malignant tumours. Our aim is to present and evaluate the clinical indications, peri-operative technique, and mid-term clinical results. METHODS: Scapular hemiarthroplasty after total scapulectomy has been performed in 15 patients between 2011 and 2014. Clinical records and radiographs were evaluated retrospectively. RESULTS: The average follow-up was 41.2 months...
March 6, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261432/comparison-of-clinical-and-radiological-results-according-to-glenosphere-position-in-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-short-term-follow-up-study
#18
Chang Hyuk Choi, Sung Guk Kim, Jae Jun Lee, Byung Hoon Kwack
BACKGROUND: In a previous biomechanical study, eccentric glenospheres with more inferior position of the center of rotation were shown to improve range of motion and reduce the incidence of scapular notching after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RSA). The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiological results of RSA using an eccentric glenosphere to those using a concentric glenosphere and to determine the usefulness of the eccentric glenosphere. METHODS: From 2009 to 2015, we performed a retrospective review of 20 consecutive patients who underwent RSA using a deltopectoral approach...
March 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259642/determining-the-best-recipient-vessel-site-for-autologous-microsurgical-breast-reconstruction-with-diep-flaps-an-anatomical-study
#19
Martin Lhuaire, Mikael Hivelin, Moustapha Dramé, Peter Abrahams, Reza Kianmanesh, Christian Fontaine, Laurent Lantieri
INTRODUCTION: The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap is a reliable and reproducible technique for autologous microsurgical breast reconstruction. Several recipient vessels sites for microvascular anastomosis have been described such as the internal thoracic vessels, the thoracodorsal vessels, and the circumflex scapular vessels. Nonetheless, the choice of the recipient site depends mainly on individual operator's experience and preferences, and currently the best recipient vessel site is under debate...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259517/short-term-effects-of-thoracic-spine-manipulation-on-shoulder-impingement-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Melina N Haik, Francisco Alburquerque-Sendín, Paula R Camargo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the short-term effects of thoracic spine manipulation (TSM) on pain, function, scapular kinematics and scapular muscle activity in individuals with shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). DESIGN: Blinded assessor and patient, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-one patients with SIS. INTERVENTION: Participants were randomly allocated to TSM (n=30) or sham-TSM group (n=31) and attended 2 intervention sessions over a 1-week period...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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