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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213879/arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita-classification-diagnosis-perioperative-care-and-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Lulu Ma, Xuerong Yu
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a rare disorder characterized by non-progressive, multiple contractures. In addition to affected extremities, patients may also present microstomia, decreased temporomandibular joint mobility. Although the etiology of AMC is unclear, any factor that decreases fetal movement is responsible for AMC. Thus, accurate diagnosis and classification are crucial to the appropriate treatment of AMC. The development of ultrasound technology has enabled prenatal diagnosis. Very early treatment is favorable, and multidisciplinary treatment is necessary to improve the function of AMC patients...
February 17, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212115/predictor-of-hand-radiological-progression-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-receiving-tnf-antagonist-therapy-by-change-in-grayscale-synovitis-a-preliminary-study
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Ying-Chou Chen, Fu-Mei Su, Shih-Wei Hsu, Jia-Feng Chen, Tien-Tsai Cheng, Han-Ming Lai, Wen-Chan Chiu
OBJECTIVES: This prospective study aimed to compare synovial ultrasound scores to conventional measures (DAS28, CRP levels) in predicting radiographic progression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis under TNF antagonist therapy. METHODS: Patients with RA who received TNF antagonist therapy were enrolled, all of whom underwent clinical, laboratory, and ultrasonographic assessments with grayscale and power Doppler assessments of bilateral elbows (anterior and posterior recess), wrists (dorsal, palmar, and ulnar aspects), second and third MCP joints (dorsal and palmar recess), and PIP II and III (dorsal and palmar) at baseline and at 1, 3 months...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205411/perceptions-of-doppler-ultrasound-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-disease-activity-assessment-and-education
#3
Fredrick Joshua, Christine Bailey, Mona Marabani, Evange Romas, Raymond White, Peter Wong
AIM: The aim of this qualitative study was to report the findings of the Defining rheumatoid arthritis progression using Doppler Ultrasound in Clinical practice (DEDUCE) Medical Practice Activity, which was developed to facilitate the utilization of Doppler ultrasound (DUS) by Australian rheumatologists in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHOD: Twenty-one rheumatologists recruited a total of 80 patients with RA in Disease Activity Score of 28 joints (DAS28) remission for DUS assessment and completed a pre- and post-activity questionnaire assessing their experience with DUS, as well as a 6-month follow-up questionnaire...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198550/birth-injuries-to-growth-plates-a-sheep-in-wolves-clothing
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Jerrin Varghese, Matthew Teng, Mingqian Huang, Dvorah Balsam
Growth plate injuries (Salter-Harris type 1 or physeal fractures) of the long bones in the newborn are easily misdiagnosed as joint fractures with dislocations due to their nonossified epiphyses on plain radiographs. Diagnosis with musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) is advantageous due to its ability to visualize the nonossified epiphysis. We present two cases of humeral growth plate fractures in newborns, one at the shoulder (proximal humerus) and the other at the elbow (distal humerus). These cases emphasize the importance of quick and noninvasive diagnosis with US to avoid unnecessary intervention...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195961/bedside-ultrasound-to-facilitate-early-diagnosis-and-ease-of-follow-up-in-neurogenic-heterotopic-ossification-a-pilot-study-from-the-intensive-care-unit
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Konstantinos Stefanidis, Peter Brindley, Raymond Ramnarine, Michael Blaivas, Mohammad Daneshi, Paul S Sidhu, Abdoulrahman Alharthy, Dimitrios Karakitsos
OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential role of ultrasound (US) as a bedside tool in intensive care unit patients with presumed neurogenic heterotopic ossification (NHO). SETTING: Tertiary university teaching hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: Critical care patients with acquired brain injury. DESIGN: A multicenter prospective study of critical care patients with possible NHO. MAIN MEASURES: Following a screening clinical examination, the major joints were evaluated with US, serum laboratory work, and x-ray...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187927/value-of-shear-wave-elastography-in-the-diagnosis-of-gouty-and-non-gouty-arthritis
#6
Yuanjiao Tang, Feng Yan, Yujia Yang, Xi Xiang, Liyun Wang, Lingyan Zhang, Li Qiu
Our aim was to analyze the diagnostic performance of shear wave elastography (SWE) in the diagnosis of gouty arthritis (GA) and non-gouty arthritis (non-GA). Thirty-nine patients in the GA group and 55 patients in the non-GA group were included in the study. Based on the echo intensity of the joint lesions, the GA group was subdivided into hypo-echoic GA, slightly hyper-echoic GA and hyper-echoic GA subgroups. Quantitative SWE features were evaluated and receiver operating characteristic analysis was performed...
February 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185415/relationship-between-clinical-evaluation-and-ultrasound-assessment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-using-a-12-joint-score
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Marcos Cerqueira, Filipa Teixeira, Joana Sousa Neves, Daniela Peixoto, Maria Carmo Afonso, José A Costa
AIM: To identify if the use of a systematic ultrasound (US) evaluation has relevance in the determination of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients on biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug treatment. METHODS: A 12 joint US assessment was performed on the same day of the routine clinical examination. Both Grey-scale (GS) and Power Doppler (PD) were graded semi-quantitatively (0-3 scale). RESULTS: Forty-one patients were included...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185005/management-and-follow-up-of-gallbladder-polyps-joint-guidelines-between-the-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-and-abdominal-radiology-esgar-european-association-for-endoscopic-surgery-and-other-interventional-techniques-eaes-international-society-of-digestive
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Rebecca Wiles, Ruedi F Thoeni, Sorin Traian Barbu, Yogesh K Vashist, Søren Rafael Rafaelsen, Catherine Dewhurst, Marianna Arvanitakis, Max Lahaye, Marek Soltes, Julie Perinel, Stuart Ashley Roberts
OBJECTIVES: The management of incidentally detected gallbladder polyps on radiological examinations is contentious. The incidental radiological finding of a gallbladder polyp can therefore be problematic for the radiologist and the clinician who referred the patient for the radiological examination. To address this a joint guideline was created by the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR), European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques (EAES), International Society of Digestive Surgery - European Federation (EFISDS) and European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE)...
February 9, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183577/sonoanatomic-indices-of-lumbar-facet-joints-in-patients-with-facetogenic-back-pain-in-comparison-to-healthy-subjects
#9
Poupak Rahimzadeh, Hamid Reza Faiz, Ali Reza Baghaee, Nader D Nader
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, ultrasound is increasingly used with a great accuracy in performing nerve blocks for facet joint disease. OBJECTIVES: To measure sonoanatomic characteristics for the facet joints of lumbar vertebras in patients with facetogenic pain and healthy volunteers. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, observational study. SETTING: University-affiliated Specialty Clinic for Pain Management. PATIENTS: Twenty patients with facet joint disease (FJD) and 40 healthy volunteers (HVGs) were matched for age and sex, height, and weight...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178092/a-randomized-comparison-between-ultrasound-and-fluoroscopy-guided-sacral-lateral-branch-blocks
#10
Roderick J Finlayson, John-Paul B Etheridge, Maria Francisca Elgueta, Atikun Thonnagith, Frederick De Villiers, Bill Nelems, De Q Tran
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This randomized trial compared ultrasound (US)- and fluoroscopy-guided sacral lateral branch (SLB) blocks. We hypothesized that US would require a shorter performance time. METHODS: Forty patients who required unilateral sacral lateral branch blocks for chronic low back pain were randomized to US or fluoroscopy guidance. Before the performance of the assigned block, an investigator who was not involved in patient care carried out baseline analgesic testing...
February 6, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174189/sternal-stress-fracture-in-a-middle-aged-woman
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Justin Lee, Karl Bertrand Fields
A middle-aged premenopausal woman presented with 3 months of right chest wall pain after beginning a new weight training programme. Examination was significant only for mild-to-moderate tenderness to palpation over the right pectoral muscle and sternoclavicular joint. In-office musculoskeletal ultrasound scan, chest X-ray and shoulder X-rays were unremarkable. Subsequent MRI of the chest wall showed oedema in the sternum at the level of the sternoclavicular joint consistent with a sternal stress fracture...
February 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161870/acute-effect-of-static-stretching-on-passive-stiffness-of-the-human-gastrocnemius-fascicle-measured-by-ultrasound-shear-wave-elastography
#12
Kosuke Hirata, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Naokazu Miyamoto
PURPOSE: Passive muscle stiffness and muscle architecture at a given joint angle, as well as slack angle of the muscle have been shown to change after an acute bout of stretching. However, it remains unclear whether passive muscle stiffness at a given fascicle length is reduced after stretching. We aimed to elucidate the acute effect of static stretching on the passive fascicle stiffness using ultrasound shear wave elastography. METHODS: Shear modulus, fascicle length, and slack angle of the medial gastrocnemius (MG) as well as passive plantar flexion torque during passive dorsiflexion were measured before and after a 5-min static stretching in 14 healthy males...
February 4, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160411/active-synovitis-in-the-presence-of-osteitis-predicts-residual-synovitis-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-with-a-clinical-response-to-treatment
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Jun Fukae, Kazuhide Tanimura, Masato Isobe, Akemi Kitano, Mihoko Henmi, Maria Nakai, Yuko Aoki, Fumihiko Sakamoto, Akihiro Narita, Takeya Ito, Akio Mitsuzaki, Megumi Matsuhashi, Masato Shimizu, Tamotsu Kamishima, Tatsuya Atsumi, Takao Koike
AIM: To clarify the relationship between active synovitis/osteitis and subsequent residual synovitis (R-synovitis) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Three hundred and twenty finger joints of 16 patients with active RA at baseline (Disease Activity Score with 28 joints - erythrocyte sedimentation rate > 3.2) who subsequently achieved clinical low disease activity or remission afterwards were analyzed. Synovial vascularity (SV) was assessed according to a semi-quantitative ultrasound score (grades 0-3)...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152257/imaging-near-orthopedic-hardware
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REVIEW
Matthew F Koff, Alissa J Burge, Kevin M Koch, Hollis G Potter
: Over one million total joint replacement surgeries were performed in the US in 2013 alone, and this number is expected to more than double by 2030. Traditional imaging techniques for postoperative evaluation of implanted devices, such as radiography, computerized tomography, or ultrasound, utilize ionizing radiation, suffer from beam hardening artifact, or lack the inherent high contrast necessary to adequately evaluate soft tissues around the implants, respectively. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), due to its ability to generate multiplanar, high-contrast images without the use of ionizing radiation is ideal for evaluating periprosthetic soft tissues but has traditionally suffered from in-plane and through-plane data misregistration due to the magnetic susceptibility of implanted materials...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148700/the-omeract-ultrasound-group-a-report-from-the-omeract-2016-meeting-and-perspectives
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Lene Terslev, Annamaria Iagnocco, George A W Bruyn, Esperanza Naredo, Jelena Vojinovic, Paz Collado, Nemanja Damjanov, Andrew Filer, Georgios Filippou, Stephanie Finzel, Frederique Gandjbakhch, Kei Ikeda, Helen I Keen, Marion C Kortekaas, Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Sarah Ohrndorf, Carlos Pineda, Viviana Ravagnani, Bethan Richards, Ilfita Sahbudin, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Heidi J Siddle, Maria S Stoenoiu, Marcin Szkudlarek, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino
OBJECTIVE: To provide an update from the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Ultrasound Working Group on the progress for defining ultrasound (US) minimal disease activity threshold at joint level in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and for standardization of US application in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: For minimal disease activity, healthy controls (HC) and patients with early arthritis (EA) who were naive to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs were recruited from 2 centers...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146290/clinical-findings-treatment-and-outcome-in-11-dairy-heifers-with-breakdown-injury-due-to-interosseous-medius-muscle-rupture
#16
Karl Nuss, Jasmin Boppart, Hans Geyer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of fetlock breakdown due to interosseus medius muscle rupture in cattle. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. ANIMALS: Dairy heifers with unilateral or bilateral interosseus medius muscle rupture (n = 11). METHODS: Breakdown injury due to rupture of the interosseus medius muscle was documented clinically, radiographically, and ultrasonographically...
February 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145147/smoking-and-alcohol-use-are-associated-with-structural-and-inflammatory-hand-osteoarthritis-features
#17
K Magnusson, A Mathiessen, H B Hammer, T K Kvien, B Slatkowsky-Christensen, B Natvig, K B Hagen, N Østerås, I K Haugen
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether smoking and alcohol use are associated with hand osteoarthritis (OA) features in two different OA cohorts. METHOD: We studied 530 people with radiographic hand OA from the Musculoskeletal pain in Ullensaker STudy (MUST) and 187 people from the Oslo hand OA cohort [mean (sd) age 65 (8.0) and 62 (5.7) years, 71% and 91% women, respectively]. Smoking, alcohol use and hand pain were self-reported. Participants underwent conventional hand radiographs and ultrasound examination of 30 hand joints...
February 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141512/sonomyography-analysis-on-thickness-of-skeletal-muscle-during-dynamic-contraction-induced-by-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-a-pilot-study
#18
Shuang Qiu, Jing Feng, Jiapeng Xu, Rui Xu, Xin Zhao, Peng Zhou, Hongzhi Qi, Lixin Zhang, Dong Ming
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) that stimulates skeletal muscles to induce contractions has been widely applied to restore functions of paralyzed muscles. However, the architectural changes of stimulated muscles induced by NMES are still not well understood. The present study applies sonomyography (SMG) to evaluate muscle architecture under NMES-induced and voluntary movements. The quadriceps muscles of seven healthy subjects were tested for eight cycles during an extension exercise of the knee joint with/without NMES, and SMG and the knee joint angle were recorded during the process of knee extension...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137441/effects-of-habitual-knuckle-cracking-on-metacarpal-cartilage-thickness-and-grip-strength
#19
M T Yildizgören, T Ekiz, S Nizamogullari, A D Turhanoglu, H Guler, N Ustun, M Kara, L Özçakar
Joint cracking involves a manipulation of the finger joints resulting in an audible crack. This study aimed to determine whether habitual knuckle cracking (KC) leads to an alteration in grip strength and metacarpal head (MH) cartilage thickness. Thirty-five habitual knuckle crackers (cracking their joints ≥5times/day) (20 M, 15 F, aged 19-27 years) and 35 age-, gender-, and body mass index-matched non-crackers were enrolled in the study. MH cartilage thickness was measured with ultrasound and grip strength was measured with an analog Jamar hand dynamometer...
February 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131679/effects-of-asymptomatic-rotator-cuff-pathology-on-in-vivo-shoulder-motion-and-clinical-outcomes
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Timothy G Baumer, Jack Dischler, Veronica Mende, Roger Zauel, Marnix van Holsbeeck, Daniel S Siegal, George Divine, Vasilios Moutzouros, Michael J Bey
BACKGROUND: The incidence of asymptomatic rotator cuff tears has been reported to range from 15% to 39%, but the influence of asymptomatic rotator cuff pathology on shoulder function is not well understood. This study assessed the effects of asymptomatic rotator cuff pathology on shoulder kinematics, strength, and patient-reported outcomes. METHODS: A clinical ultrasound examination was performed in 46 asymptomatic volunteers (age: 60.3 ± 7.5 years) with normal shoulder function to document the condition of their rotator cuff...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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