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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135783/beyond-the-bottom-of-the-foot-topographic-organization-of-the-foot-dorsum-in-walking
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Taryn Klarner, Gregory E P Pearcey, Yao Sun, Trevor S Barss, Chelsea Kaupp, Bridget Munro, Nick Frank, E Paul Zehr
INTRODUCTION: Sensory feedback from the foot dorsum during walking has only been studied globally by whole nerve stimulation. Stimulating the main nerve innervating the dorsal surface produces a functional stumble corrective response that is phase-dependently modulated. We speculated that effects evoked by activation of discrete skin regions on the foot dorsum would be topographically organized, as with the foot sole. METHODS: Nonnoxious electrical stimulation was delivered to five discrete locations on the dorsal surface of the foot during treadmill walking...
December 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104768/tracing-the-policy-implementation-of-commitments-made-by-national-governments-and-other-entities-at-the-third-global-forum-on-human-resources-for-health
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REVIEW
Remco van de Pas, Anika Veenstra, Daniel Gulati, Wim Van Damme, Giorgio Cometto
We conducted a follow-up analysis of the implementation of the Human Resources for Health (HRH) commitments made by country governments and other actors at the Third Global Forum on HRH in 2013. Since then member states of the WHO endorsed Universal Health Coverage as the main policy objective whereby health systems strengthening, including reinforcement of the health workforce, can contribute to several Sustainable Development Goals. Now is the right time to trace the implementation of these commitments and to assess their contribution to broader global health objectives...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103676/the-validity-and-clinical-utility-of-the-disabilities-of-the-arm-shoulder-and-hand-questionnaire-for-hand-injuries-in-developing-country-contexts-a-systematic-review
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Susan de Klerk, Helen Buchanan, Christina Jerosch-Herold
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. INTRODUCTION: The Disabilities of the Arm Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire has multiple language versions from many countries around the world. In addition there is extensive research evidence of its psychometric properties. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to systematically review the evidence available on the validity and clinical utility of the Disabilities of the Arm Shoulder and Hand as a measure of activity and participation in patients with musculoskeletal hand injuries in developing country contexts...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048942/comparison-of-2-exercise-rehabilitation-programs-for-multidirectional-instability-of-the-glenohumeral-joint-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sarah A Warby, Jon J Ford, Andrew J Hahne, Lyn Watson, Simon Balster, Ross Lenssen, Tania Pizzari
BACKGROUND: The recommended initial treatment for multidirectional instability (MDI) of the shoulder is a rehabilitation program, yet there is very low-quality evidence to support this approach. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose was to compare the Watson MDI program and Rockwood Instability program among patients with nontraumatic, nonstructural MDI. The hypothesis was that the Watson MDI program would produce clinically and statistically superior outcomes over the Rockwood Instability program...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028215/spectral-shape-analysis-of-human-torsos-application-to-the-evaluation-of-scoliosis-surgery-outcome
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Ola Ahmad, Herve Lombaert, Stefan Parent, Hubert Labelle, Farida Cheriet
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims at evaluating the effect of spinal surgery on the torso shape appearance of adolescent patients. Current methods that assess the surgical outcome on the trunk shape are limited to its global asymmetry or rely on unreliable manual measurements. METHOD: We introduce a novel framework to evaluate pre- to post-operative local asymmetry changes using a spectral representation of the torso shape, more specifically, the Laplacian spectrum (eigenvalues and eigenvectors) of a graph...
October 10, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987866/kinematic-patterns-in-normal-and-degenerative-shoulders-part-ii-review-of-3-d-scapular-kinematic-patterns-in-patients-with-shoulder-pain-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Marie-Martine Lefèvre-Colau, Christelle Nguyen, Clemence Palazzo, Frederic Srour, Guillaume Paris, Valerie Vuillemin, Serge Poiraudeau, Agnes Roby-Brami, Alexandra Roren
BACKGROUND: The global range of motion of the arm is the result of a coordinated motion of the shoulder complex including glenohumeral (GH), scapulothoracic, sternoclavicular and acromioclavicular joints. METHODS: This study is a non-systematic review of kinematic patterns in degenerated shoulders. It is a based on our own research on the kinematics of the shoulder complex and clinical experience. RESULTS: For patients with subacromial impingement syndrome without rotator-cuff tears, most kinematic studies showed a small superior humeral translation relative to the glenoid and decreased scapular lateral rotation and posterior tilt...
October 5, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986411/virtual-reality-improves-embodiment-and-neuropathic-pain-caused-by-spinal-cord-injury
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Polona Pozeg, Estelle Palluel, Roberta Ronchi, Marco Solcà, Abdul-Wahab Al-Khodairy, Xavier Jordan, Ammar Kassouha, Olaf Blanke
OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes in body ownership and chronic neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) using multisensory own body illusions and virtual reality (VR). METHODS: Twenty patients with SCI with paraplegia and 20 healthy control participants (HC) participated in 2 factorial, randomized, repeated-measures design studies. In the virtual leg illusion (VLI), we applied asynchronous or synchronous visuotactile stimulation to the participant's back (either immediately above the lesion level or at the shoulder) and to the virtual legs as seen on a VR head-mounted display...
October 31, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979601/rehabilitation-for-shoulder-instability-current-approaches
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Anju Jaggi, Susan Alexander
BACKGROUND: The shoulder relies predominantly on dynamic muscular control to provide stability. Successful treatment is highly dependent upon the correct clinical diagnosis, identification of anatomical structural defects and abnormal movement patterns so that rehabilitation programs can be designed accordingly and individualised to the patient. METHOD: A systematic outline is provided to guide the clinician on how to identify muscular insufficiencies both local to the shoulder joint and global muscles that can influence shoulder instability...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918999/diagnosis-of-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-after-a-first-shoulder-dislocation
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Geoffroy Nourissat, Marie Vigan, Claude Hamonet, Levon Doursounian, Julien Deranlot
BACKGROUND: Shoulder dislocation is often the first symptom of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). Whether it occurs in early-onset EDS is unknown. In most cases, surgical failure leads to the diagnosis. We aimed to determine whether clinical symptoms can signal the presence of EDS at a first dislocation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we analyzed clinical and radiologic data for 27 patients with EDS and shoulder instability and a control population of 40 consecutive non-EDS patients undergoing surgery for an unstable shoulder...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918958/the-association-for-academic-surgery-2011-present-standing-on-the-shoulders-of-giants
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Allison L Speer, Lillian S Kao
The Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), which is a society dedicated to inspiring and developing young academic surgeons, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Each decade since its inception has seen incredible growth. This most recent decade, from 2011 to present, has been characterized by: (1) reevaluation and clarification of the society's vision, mission, core values and organizational structure; (2) diversification of the membership and leadership; (3) support for international outreach and global surgery research; (4) expansion of its impact through social media; and (5) adaptability to a changing political climate...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892936/hazards-and-health-risks-encountered-by-manual-sand-dredgers-from-udupi-india-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sidhiprada Mohapatra, Alfiya Shaikh, Priyanka Nayak, Rajesh Navada
INTRODUCTION: Globalization and urbanization have resulted in an increased demand on sand dredging. Legal and environmental restrictions on automated dredging have led to a rise in manual technique. The working techniques and environment involved in manual sand dredging may expose the workers to multiple work related disorders. AIM: To determine the health risks and occupational hazards involved in manual sand dredging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An assessment schedule was developed and content was validated by five experts for the study...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891593/effect-of-radiosynoviorthesis-on-the-progression-of-arthropathy-and-haemarthrosis-reduction-in-haemophilic-patients
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M Querol-Giner, S Pérez-Alenda, M Aguilar-Rodríguez, J J Carrasco, S Bonanad, F Querol
INTRODUCTION: Repeated haemarthrosis is widely accepted as the triggering cause of synovitis and haemophilic arthropathy. A first-line treatment of chronic synovitis is radiosynoviorthesis (RS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the RS effects on the progression of arthropathy and on a reduction in bleeding in patients with haemophilia. METHODS: An observational-retrospective study was performed. Bleeding episodes in the 12 months following and in the 12 months preceding RS was compared...
November 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869417/efficacy-of-intensive-hand-physical-therapy-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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József Horváth, Zsófia Bálint, Erika Szép, Aletta Deiszinger, Tünde Minier, Nelli Farkas, Enikő Török, Éva Horváthné Papp, Dalma Komjáti, Zsuzsanna Mándó, László Czirják, Cecilia Varjú
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of a three-week period of complex and intensive hand physical therapy on hand function in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Thirty-one patients with SSc were treated. Hand stretching exercises, ergotherapy supplemented with thermal and mud baths, whirlpool therapy and soft tissue massage were daily used during a three-week period. The control SSc group (n=22) received similar management for their large joints leaving out their hands...
August 30, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808955/exploring-the-biological-and-mechanical-properties-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-using-uspio-mri-and-peak-tissue-stress-a-combined-clinical-and-finite-element-study
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Noel Conlisk, Rachael O Forsythe, Lyam Hollis, Barry J Doyle, Olivia M B McBride, Jennifer M J Robson, Chengjia Wang, Calum D Gray, Scott I K Semple, Tom MacGillivray, Edwin J R van Beek, David E Newby, Peter R Hoskins
Inflammation detected through the uptake of ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide (USPIO) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and finite element (FE) modelling of tissue stress both hold potential in the assessment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture risk. This study aimed to examine the spatial relationship between these two biomarkers. Patients (n = 50) > 40 years with AAA maximum diameters > = 40 mm underwent USPIO-enhanced MRI and computed tomography angiogram (CTA). USPIO uptake was compared with wall stress predictions from CTA-based patient-specific FE models of each aneurysm...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806590/how-multi-segmental-patterns-deviate-in-spastic-diplegia-from-typical-developed
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Matteo Zago, Chiarella Sforza, Alessia Bona, Veronica Cimolin, Pier Francesco Costici, Claudia Condoluci, Manuela Galli
BACKGROUND: The relationship between gait features and coordination in children with Cerebral Palsy is not sufficiently analyzed yet. Principal Component Analysis can help in understanding motion patterns decomposing movement into its fundamental components (Principal Movements). This study aims at quantitatively characterizing the functional connections between multi-joint gait patterns in Cerebral Palsy. METHODS: 65 children with spastic diplegia aged 10.6 (SD 3...
August 8, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806095/a-midterm-evaluation-of-postoperative-platelet-rich-plasma-injections-on-arthroscopic-supraspinatus-repair-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jay R Ebert, Allan Wang, Anne Smith, Robert Nairn, William Breidahl, Ming Hao Zheng, Timothy Ackland
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been applied as an adjunct to rotator cuff repair to improve tendon-bone healing and potentially reduce the incidence of subsequent tendon retears. PURPOSE: To investigate whether the midterm clinical and radiographic outcomes of arthroscopic supraspinatus repair are enhanced after repeated postoperative applications of PRP. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS: A total of 60 patients (30 control; 30 PRP) were initially randomized to receive 2 ultrasound-guided injections of PRP to the tendon repair site at 7 and 14 days after double-row arthroscopic supraspinatus repair or not...
November 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802432/thirty-years-of-anthropometric-changes-relevant-to-the-width-and-depth-of-transportation-seating-spaces-present-and-future
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J F M Molenbroek, T J Albin, P Vink
This paper reports the results of an investigation into changes in body shape anthropometry over the past several decades and discusses the impact of those changes on seating in transport, especially airliners. Changes in some body shape dimensions were confirmed in a sample of students at TU Delft; several of the changes, e.g. hip breadth, seated, are relevant to the ongoing design of seating. No change in buttock knee length was observed. The fit between current user anthropometry and current airline seat design, especially regarding seat width, was investigated...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763326/point-of-care-ultrasonography-findings-and-care-use-among-patients-undergoing-ultrasound-guided-shoulder-injections
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Se Won Lee, Timothy Tiu, Jeremy Roberts, Brian Lee, Matthew N Bartels, Mooyeon Oh-Park
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the study were to assess the overall reduction of pain in patients undergoing ultrasound-guided shoulder injections and to characterize the preinjection point-of-care ultrasound findings and use of clinical services postinjection including the use of magnetic resonance imaging and surgeries. DESIGN: Data of 172 patients who underwent ultrasound-guided subacromial subdeltoid injection or glenohumeral joint injection were reviewed for preinjection point-of-care ultrasound findings, change in pain intensity at 2 mos from baseline, and use of care at 6 mos' postinjection...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747276/tobacco-use-predicts-a-more-difficult-episode-of-care-after-anatomic-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Daniel B Wells, Andrew M Holt, Richard A Smith, Tyler J Brolin, Frederick M Azar, Thomas W Throckmorton
BACKGROUND: In the current health care environment, it is becoming increasingly important to recognize risks factors that may affect a patient's postoperative outcome. To determine the potential impact of tobacco as a risk factor, we evaluated postoperative pain, narcotic use, length of stay, reoperations, and complications in the global 90-day episode of care for patients undergoing anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) who were current tobacco users, former users, or nonusers. METHODS: Database search identified 163 patients with primary anatomic TSA done for glenohumeral arthritis; these were divided into 3 groups: current tobacco users (28), nonusers (88), and former users (47)...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718322/the-promis-global-health-questionnaire-correlates-with-the-quickdash-in-patients-with-upper-extremity-illness
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Nicky Stoop, Mariano E Menendez, Jos J Mellema, David Ring
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to evaluate the construct validity of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Global Health instrument by establishing its correlation to the Quick-Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) questionnaire in patients with upper extremity illness. METHODS: A cohort of 112 patients completed a sociodemographic survey and the PROMIS Global Health and QuickDASH questionnaires. Pearson correlation coefficients were used to evaluate the association of the QuickDASH with the PROMIS Global Health items and subscales...
February 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
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