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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093018/algorithm-for-bionic-hand-reconstruction-in-patients-with-global-brachial-plexopathies
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Laura A Hruby, Agnes Sturma, Johannes A Mayer, Anna Pittermann, Stefan Salminger, Oskar C Aszmann
OBJECTIVE Global brachial plexus lesions with multiple root avulsions are among the most severe nerve injuries, leading to lifelong disability. Fortunately, in most cases primary and secondary reconstructions provide a stable shoulder and restore sufficient arm function. Restoration of biological hand function, however, remains a reconstructive goal that is difficult to reach. The recently introduced concept of bionic reconstruction overcomes biological limitations of classic reconstructive surgery to restore hand function by combining selective nerve and muscle transfers with elective amputation of the functionless hand and its replacement with a prosthetic device...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089972/a-preliminary-core-domain-set-for-clinical-trials-of-shoulder-disorders-a-report-from-the-omeract-2016-shoulder-core-outcome-set-special-interest-group
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Rachelle Buchbinder, Matthew J Page, Hsiaomin Huang, Arianne P Verhagen, Dorcas Beaton, Christian Kopkow, Mario Lenza, Nitin B Jain, Bethan Richards, Pamela Richards, Marieke Voshaar, Danielle van der Windt, Joel J Gagnier
OBJECTIVE: The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Shoulder Core Outcome Set Special Interest Group (SIG) was established to develop a core outcome set (COS) for clinical trials of shoulder disorders. METHODS: In preparation for OMERACT 2016, we systematically examined all outcome domains and measurement instruments reported in 409 randomized trials of interventions for shoulder disorders published between 1954 and 2015. Informed by these data, we conducted an international Delphi consensus study including shoulder trial experts, clinicians, and patients to identify key domains that should be included in a shoulder disorder COS...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054147/prevalence-of-remaining-horizontal-instability-in-high-grade-acromioclavicular-joint-injuries-surgically-managed
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Luis Natera Cisneros, Juan Sarasquete Reiriz
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of remaining horizontal instability in high-grade acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) injuries surgically managed by means of four different surgical strategies and to assess its relation to the clinical outcomes and the quality of life. METHODS: In this multicentric non-randomized retrospective study, 53 patients with high-grade ACJ injuries surgically managed (by means of open or arthroscopic surgery) were clinically and radiographically assessed at 24 months or more after shoulder surgery...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999727/an-intervention-based-clinical-reasoning-framework-to-guide-the-management-of-thoracic-pain-in-a-dancer-a-case-report
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Michael Masaracchio, Kaitlin Kirker, Cristiana Kahl Collins, William Hanney, Xinliang Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As a result of the anatomical proximity of the thoracic spine to the cervical, lumbar, and shoulder regions, dysfunction in the thoracic spine can influence pain, mobility, and stability across these areas. Currently, a paucity of evidence exists addressing treatment of individuals with primary thoracic pain, especially in young, athletic patients. Furthermore, current research discussing clinical reasoning frameworks focus on the differential diagnostic process...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872111/ultrasound-imaging-to-tailor-the-treatment-of-acute-shoulder-pain-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-general-practice
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Ramon P G Ottenheijm, Jochen W L Cals, Bjorn Winkens, René E Weijers, Rob A de Bie, Geert-Jan Dinant
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical effectiveness of ultrasound tailored treatment in patients with acute subacromial disorders. DESIGN: Pragmatic randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Dutch general practice. PARTICIPANTS: Patients aged 18-65 years with acute (duration <3 months) unilateral shoulder pain and no previous treatment, in whom the general practitioner suspected a subacromial disorder was enrolled...
November 21, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816913/laser-acupuncture-treatment-improves-pain-and-functional-status-in-patients-with-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-sham-controlled-study
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Sibel Kibar, Hatice Ecem Konak, Deniz Evcik, Saime Ay
OBJECTIVE:  The present study aims to determine the effect of laser acupuncture in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS). DESIGN:  Randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study. SETTING:  Physical medicine and rehabilitation outpatient clinic. SUBJECTS:  A total 73 patients with SAIS were randomly assigned into a treatment group (n = 36) and a control group (n = 37). METHODS : The treatment group received laser acupuncture, and the control group received sham laser acupuncture...
November 5, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789068/musculoskeletal-pain-at-various-anatomical-sites-and-socioeconomic-position-results-of-a-national-survey
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A Leclerc, J-F Chastang, R Taiba, P Pascal, D Cyr, S Plouvier, A Descatha
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain according to sites of pain and associated factors in the community has not been thoroughly documented. The association between pain and socioeconomic position has been studied by several authors, but without details in most studies regarding sites of pain, whereas the relations with social position could differ according to the site of pain. The objective of this study was to explore these differences in the community in France. METHODS: The national Health and Occupational History survey was conducted in France in 2006 in subjects aged 20-74 years...
October 2016: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776052/fracture-classification-does-not-predict-functional-outcomes-in-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-a-prospective-study
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Justin Ernat, Christine Ho, Robert L Wimberly, ChanHee Jo, Anthony I Riccio
BACKGROUND: Few studies have prospectively assessed functional outcomes after the surgical management of supracondylar humerus fractures (SCHFXs) and the relationship between fracture pattern and ultimate patient outcome has never been prospectively evaluated. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate fracture classification and functional outcome in children with extension SCHFXs using validated outcome measures. METHODS: An Institutional Review Board-approved prospective enrollment of consecutive patients with operative SCHFX was performed over a 3-year period...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756288/the-effectiveness-of-a-mobile-application-for-the-development-of-palpation-and-ultrasound-imaging-skills-to-supplement-the-traditional-learning-of-physiotherapy-students
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Carolina Fernández-Lao, Irene Cantarero-Villanueva, Noelia Galiano-Castillo, Elena Caro-Morán, Lourdes Díaz-Rodríguez, Manuel Arroyo-Morales
BACKGROUND: Mobile learning (m-learning) has becoming very popular in education due to the rapidly advancing technology in our society. The potentials of the mobile applications should be used to enhance the education process. Few mobile applications have been designed to complement the study of physical therapy skills for physiotherapy students. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a mobile application, as a supplement to traditional learning, is useful for physiotherapy students in the acquisition of palpation and ultrasound skills in the shoulder area...
October 19, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743975/preconceptional-and-maternal-obesity-epidemiology-and-health-consequences
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Lucilla Poston, Rishi Caleyachetty, Sven Cnattingius, Camila Corvalán, Ricardo Uauy, Sharron Herring, Matthew W Gillman
Obesity in women of reproductive age is increasing in prevelance worldwide. Obesity reduces fertility and increases time taken to conceive, and obesity-related comorbidities (such as type 2 diabetes and chronic hypertension) heighten the risk of adverse outcomes for mother and child if the woman becomes pregnant. Pregnant women who are obese are more likely to have early pregnancy loss, and have increased risk of congenital fetal malformations, delivery of large for gestational age infants, shoulder dystocia, spontaneous and medically indicated premature birth, and stillbirth...
December 2016: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734220/acute-high-grade-acromioclavicular-joint-injuries-quality-of-life-comparison-between-patients-managed-operatively-with-a-hook-plate-versus-patients-managed-non-operatively
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Luis Gerardo Natera Cisneros, Juan Sarasquete Reiriz
INTRODUCTION: Surgical indication for acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) injuries still represents a reason for shoulder and trauma debate. In high-grade injuries, surgery is advocated because some of the non-operatively managed patients may have persistent shoulder pain that could make them unable to return to their previous activity. It has been shown that many of the patients with high-grade ACJ injuries that are managed non-operatively involve the development of scapular dyskinesis, situation that may result in loss of strength and weakness...
October 12, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676970/clinician-and-patient-reported-outcomes-are-associated-with-psychological-factors-in-chronic-shoulder-pain-patients
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François Luthi, Adrian Wolfensberger, Philippe Vuistiner, Michel Konzelmann, Chantal Plomb-Holmes, Bertrand Leger
OBJECTIVE: Multiple factors are affecting outcomes after shoulder injuries and there is no general consensus on which are the most decisive. The research questions were: (1) In patients with chronic shoulder pain, what are the psychosocial and biological factors associated with patient-reported outcome measures? (2) What are the psychosocial and biological factors associated with clinician-rated outcome measures? MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we collected the following biopsychosocial factors: biological (shoulder diagnosis category, Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS), Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and INTERMED biological subscale), psychological (psychiatric comorbidity, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS), Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK), and INTERMED psychological subscale) and Social (Native Language, educational level, professional qualification, and INTERMED social subscale)...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676963/is-it-possible-to-determine-the-minimal-clinically-important-difference-mcid-of-the-french-version-of-the-hand-function-sort-hfs-f-for-patients-hospitalized-in-musculoskeletal-rehabilitation
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Zineb Benhissen, Michel Konzelmann, Philippe Vuistiner, Bertrand Leger, François Luthi, Charles Benaim
OBJECTIVE: The HFS is a pictorial questionnaire with 62 items; it is a self-report functional capacity evaluation of the upper limb [1]. The MCID is important in assessing the effectiveness of a therapy. It has not been estimated for HFS-F [2]. The aim of this study was to estimate the MCID of the HFS-F for patients hospitalized in musculoskeletal rehabilitation for chronic pain of the upper limb. As a comparison, the MCID of the DASH (disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand) was also estimated...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676742/kinematic-analysis-of-the-scapula-after-total-anatomic-and-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
#14
Alexandra Roren, Marie-Martine Lefevre-Colau, Agnès Roby-Brami, Christelle Nguyen, Serge Poiraudeau
OBJECTIVE: Scapular motion is essential for full, functional mobility of the arm. Many shoulder pathologies are associated with alterations of scapular kinematics which have been only little studied in total shoulder arthroplasties. The aim of this study was to compare the 3D scapula kinematics in two groups of patients with total shoulder anatomic (aTSA) or reverse (rTSA) arthoplasties to asymptomatic controls of comparable age during two arm elevation tasks (abduction and flexion) and two simulations of activity of daily living ("hair combing" and "back washing")...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669689/metamizole-versus-ibuprofen-at-home-after-day-surgery-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Björn Stessel, Michiel Boon, Elbert A Joosten, Jean-Paul Ory, Stefan Evers, Sander M J van Kuijk, Jasperina Dubois, Daisy Hoofwijk, Luc Jamaer, Wolfgang F F A Buhre
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain and, in a more extended perspective, quality of recovery (QOR) should be considered the principal endpoints after day surgery. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and paracetamol are a cornerstone of pain treatment after painful day surgery. Nevertheless, NSAIDs are not always sufficiently effective, have numerous contraindications, and consequently are not suitable in up to 25 % of all patients. Metamizole is a non-opioid compound with a favourable gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular profile compared to NSAIDs...
September 26, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638495/education-night-splinting-and-exercise-versus-usual-care-on-recovery-and-conversion-to-surgery-for-people-awaiting-carpal-tunnel-surgery-a-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Karina J Lewis, Leo Ross, Michel W Coppieters, Bill Vicenzino, Annina B Schmid
INTRODUCTION: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a prevalent upper limb condition that results in significant individual and socioeconomic costs. Large patient numbers, long outpatient waiting times and traditional referral pathways in public health systems create delays in accessing treatment for this condition. Alternative care pathways aimed at streamlining access to treatment and reducing the need for surgical intervention warrant further investigation. METHODS: A randomised, single-blind controlled clinical trial will be conducted...
2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623121/-advocacy-for-the-establishment-of-a-comprehensive-strategy-to-reduce-the-burden-of-schizophrenic-disorders
#17
D Leguay
This article attempts to identify and put into perspective the different approaches that could globally prevent the suffering induced by schizophrenia, from the detection of early psychosis to the impact on individual and family functioning and emotional health. Schizophrenia causes, at the community level, a number of difficult consequences and associated costs, which likely could be reduced if specific strategies, already known and documented internationally, were applied. Two areas not explored in this article: the role of medication and the issue of suicide prevention...
October 2016: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619831/effect-of-exercise-based-management-on-multidirectional-instability-of-the-glenohumeral-joint-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Sarah A Warby, Jon J Ford, Andrew J Hahne, Lyn Watson, Simon Balster, Ross Lenssen, Tania Pizzari
INTRODUCTION: The most commonly recommended treatment for multidirectional instability (MDI) of the shoulder is exercise. Despite this recommendation, there is limited evidence to support the effectiveness of exercise. The aim of this paper is to describe a pilot randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of 2 exercise programmes on outcomes of participants with MDI. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Consenting participants between 12 and 35 years, with non-traumatic MDI will be randomly allocated to participate in either the Rockwood Instability programme or the Watson MDI programme...
September 12, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612155/prenatal-effects-of-zika-virus-and-management-of-the-pregnant-woman
#19
Solange N Eloundou, Jeanne S Sheffield
The identification of Zika virus as a significant teratogen has raised international concern, causing the World Health Organization to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This has allowed a global mobilization of experts in tropical infectious diseases, obstetrics, pediatrics, virology, public health policy, reproductive health, bioethics, and germ cell research to name just a few. This worldwide crisis has also raised awareness of health care disparities and concerns regarding the ability of families and societies to shoulder the long-term financial burden that the follow-up of affected children will require...
September 2016: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598552/does-a-combination-of-physical-training-specific-exercises-and-pain-education-improve-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-randomised-control-trial-with-a-4-month-follow-up
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I Ris, K Søgaard, B Gram, K Agerbo, E Boyle, B Juul-Kristensen
AIM: To investigate the effect of combining pain education, specific exercises and graded physical activity training (exercise) compared with pain education alone (control) on physical health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in chronic neck pain patients. METHODS: A multicentre randomised controlled trial of 200 neck pain patients receiving pain education. The exercise group received additional exercises for neck/shoulder, balance and oculomotor function, plus graded physical activity training...
August 20, 2016: Manual Therapy
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