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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627284/treatment-of-neotrombicula-species-infestation-in-cats-using-a-10-w-v-fipronil-topical-spot-on-formulation-a-pilot-study
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Marie C Cadiergues, Christelle Navarro, Eloy Castilla-Castaño, Line A Lecru, Charline Pressanti
Objectives Few data are available concerning therapeutic aspects of feline trombiculiasis. This study evaluated the efficacy of a 10% w/v fipronil-based spot-on solution in 15 cats with natural Neotrombicula species infestation. Methods Ten cats received 1 drop per affected site on day (D)0 and D14, with the rest of the 0.5 ml pipette applied on the skin between the shoulders. Five cats served as non-treated controls. Parasite score (0 = absent; 3 = severe, >10 parasites/zone) was assessed on D0, D14 and D28 on all animals...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610578/sub-national-assessment-of-aid-effectiveness-a-case-study-of-post-conflict-districts-in-uganda
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Freddie Ssengooba, Justine Namakula, Vincent Kawooya, Suzanne Fustukian
BACKGROUND: In post-conflict settings, many state and non-state actors interact at the sub-national levels in rebuilding health systems by providing funds, delivering vital interventions and building capacity of local governments to shoulder their roles. Aid relationships among actors at sub-national level represent a vital lever for health system development. This study was undertaken to assess the aid-effectiveness in post-conflict districts of northern Uganda. METHOD: This was a three district cross sectional study conducted from January to April 2013...
June 13, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601268/the-efficacy-of-crotalidae-polyvalent-immune-fab-ovine-antivenom-versus-placebo-plus-optional-rescue%C3%A2-therapy-on-recovery-from-copperhead-snake-envenomation-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Charles J Gerardo, Eugenia Quackenbush, Brandon Lewis, S Rutherfoord Rose, Spencer Greene, Eric A Toschlog, Nathan P Charlton, Michael E Mullins, Richard Schwartz, David Denning, Kapil Sharma, Kurt Kleinschmid, Sean P Bush, Samantha Ryan, Maria Gasior, Victoria E Anderson, Eric J Lavonas
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) envenomation causes limb injury resulting in pain and disability. It is not known whether antivenom administration improves limb function. We determine whether administration of antivenom improves recovery from limb injury in patients envenomated by copperhead snakes. METHODS: From August 2013 through November 2015, we performed a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial to evaluate the effect of ovine Crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab (ovine) (CroFab; FabAV) antivenom therapy on recovery of limb function in patients with copperhead snake envenomation at 14 days postenvenomation...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590525/effects-of-repeated-abobotulinumtoxina-injections-in-upper-limb-spasticity
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Jean-Michel Gracies, Michael O'Dell, Michele Vecchio, Peter Hedera, Serdar Kocer, Monika Rudzinska-Bar, Bruce Rubin, Sofiya L Timerbaeva, Anna Lusakowska, François Constant Boyer, Anne-Sophie Grandoulier, Claire Vilain, Philippe Picaut
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy of single injections of abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®) is established in adults with upper limb spasticity. This study aimed to assess the effects of repeated injections of abobotulinumtoxinA over 1 year. METHODS: Patients (n=258 safety population) received 500U, 1000U or 1500U (1500U dose included 500U shoulder injections) for up to 4 or 5 treatment cycles. Assessments included treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs), muscle tone, passive and active range of motion (XV1, XA ), angle of catch (XV3 ), Disability Assessment Scale (DAS), Modified Frenchay Scale (MFS) and Physician Global Assessment (PGA)...
June 7, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554714/analysis-of-shoulder-abduction-by-dynamic-shoulder-radiograph-following-suprascapular-nerve-repair-in-brachial-plexus-injury
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Takashi Shimoe, Kazuteru Doi, Tomas Madura, Kannan K Kumar, Tristram D Montales, Yasunori Hattori, Sotetsu Sakamoto, Kiminori Yukata, Munehito Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Suprascapular nerve repair is a widely-prioritized procedure for shoulder reconstruction following brachial plexus injury. Although this procedure only reconstructs glenohumeral joint motion, the standard clinical assessment of shoulder function also includes the scapulothoracic joint contribution. The purpose of this preliminary study was to develop an objective method to accurately analyze shoulder abduction following suprascapular nerve repair in brachial plexus injury patients...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545718/the-effect-of-glenoid-component-version-and-humeral-polyethylene-liner-rotation-on-subluxation-and-impingement-in-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Vijay N Permeswaran, Andrea Caceres, Jessica E Goetz, Donald D Anderson, Carolyn M Hettrich
BACKGROUND: A previously validated finite element modeling approach was used to determine how changes in glenoid component version and polyethylene liner rotation within the humeral component affect the arm abduction angle at which impingement between the inferior glenoid and the polyethylene liner occurs as well as the amount of subluxation generated by that impingement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five glenoid component versions (5° anteversion; neutral; 5°, 10°, and 20° retroversion) and 7 polyethylene liner rotations (20° and 10° anterior; neutral; 10°, 20°, 30°, and 40° posterior) were considered, resulting in 35 different clinically representative models...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530424/the-collection-of-historical-instruments-at-national-taiwan-university
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Lothar Spillmann, Su-Ling Yeh, Chien-Chung Chen, Keng-Cheng Liang, Shojiro Sakurai
This article presents three of the historical instruments from the National Taiwan University collection. The instruments were built between 1894 and 1902. The instruments are (1) Meumann's Largest Time Sense Apparatus, (2) Wundt's Pendulum Tachistoscope, and (3) Schumann's Wheel Tachistoscope. It is hoped that the presentation of these three historical instruments will serve a triple purpose: (a) to enable a greater appreciation of achievements of the scientists on whose shoulders we stand; (b) to illustrate the need for the time-consuming task of designing specialized apparatuses for a given experiment, typical at the time; and (c) to encourage a reflection on the mutual relationship between the instruments available, the questions asked, and the experiments done...
May 2017: History of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521748/contextualizing-willingness-to-participate-recommendations-for-engagement-recruitment-enrolment-of-kenyan-msm-in-future-hiv-prevention-trials
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Monika Doshi, Lisa Avery, Ronnie P Kaddu, Mary Gichuhi, Gloria Gakii, Elsabé du Plessis, Sumit Dutta, Shamshad Khan, Joshua Kimani, Robert R Lorway
BACKGROUND: The HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) continues to expand globally. The addition of an efficacious, prophylactic vaccine to combination prevention offers immense hope, particularly in low- and middle- income countries which bear the greatest global impact. However, in these settings, there is a paucity of vaccine preparedness studies that specifically pertain to MSM. Our study is the first vaccine preparedness study among MSM and female sex workers (FSWs) in Kenya...
May 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511650/pain-pain-intensity-and-pain-disability-in-high-school-students-are-differently-associated-with-physical-activity-screening-hours-and-sleep
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Anabela G Silva, Pedro Sa-Couto, Alexandra Queirós, Maritza Neto, Nelson P Rocha
BACKGROUND: Studies exploring the association between physical activity, screen time and sleep and pain usually focus on a limited number of painful body sites. Nevertheless, pain at different body sites is likely to be of different nature. Therefore, this study aims to explore and compare the association between time spent in self-reported physical activity, in screen based activities and sleeping and i) pain presence in the last 7-days for 9 different body sites; ii) pain intensity at 9 different body sites and iii) global disability...
May 16, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432457/outcome-and-revision-rate-of-uncemented-glenohumeral-resurfacing-c-a-p-after-5-8%C3%A2-years
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P C Geervliet, M P J van den Bekerom, P Spruyt, M Curvers, A van Noort, C P J Visser
BACKGROUND: Resurfacing of the glenohumeral joint for patients with glenohumeral arthritis has gained popularity since the first introduction. We report the mid-term results of the Global C.A.P. uncemented resurfacing shoulder prosthesis (DePuy Synthes). METHODS: From January 2007 to December 2009, 48 humeral cementless resurfacing prostheses in 46 patients were performed. All patients were diagnosed with primary glenohumeral osteoarthritis. Patients were contacted for review; the Constant Score, visual analog pain scale, Dutch Simple Shoulder Test, SF-12 scores and physical examination were assessed both preoperatively and yearly postoperatively...
April 21, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431302/quality-of-life-in-survivors-of-oropharyngeal-cancer-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-1366-patients
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REVIEW
Sanne Høxbroe Michaelsen, Christian Grønhøj, Jacob Høxbroe Michaelsen, Jeppe Friborg, Christian von Buchwald
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) is rapidly increasing in incidence and has a favourable prognosis compared with HPV-negative disease. Current combined therapies include significant risks of morbidity for the growing group of survivors. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates how treatment affects quality of life (QoL) in survivors of oropharyngeal cancer. PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched for all studies reporting patient-assessed QoL at least 1 year after treatment for OPC...
June 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405224/level-of-patient-physician-agreement-in-assessment-of-change-following-conservative-rehabilitation-for-shoulder-pain
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Stephanie D Moore-Reed, W Ben Kibler, Heather Bush, Tim L Uhl
BACKGROUND: Assessment of health-related status has been shown to vary between patients and physicians, although the degree of patient-physician discordance in the assessment of the change in status is unknown. METHODS: Ninety-nine patients with shoulder dysfunction underwent a standardized physician examination and completed several self-reported questionnaires. All patients were prescribed the same physical therapy intervention. Six weeks later, the patients returned to the physician, when self-report questionnaires were re-assessed and the Global Rating of Change (GROC) was completed by the patient...
April 2017: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404557/exercise-prescription-for-overhead-athletes-with-shoulder-pathology-a-systematic-review-with-best-evidence-synthesis
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REVIEW
Alexis A Wright, Eric J Hegedus, Daniel T Tarara, Samantha C Ray, Steven L Dischiavi
OBJECTIVE: To produce a best evidence synthesis of exercise prescription used when treating shoulder pathology in the overhead athlete. DESIGN: A systematic review of exercises used in overhead athletes including case studies and clinical commentaries. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, PubMed, SPORTDiscus and CINAHL from database inception through July 8, 2016. METHODS: We examined data from randomised controlled trials and prospective cohort (level I-IV evidence) studies that addressed exercise intervention in the rehabilitation of the overhead athlete with shoulder pathology...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388821/outcome-reporting-in-randomized-trials-for-shoulder-disorders-literature-review-to-inform-the-development-of-a-core-outcome-set
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Matthew J Page, Hsiaomin Huang, Arianne P Verhagen, Joel J Gagnier, Rachelle Buchbinder
Objectives To explore the outcome domains and measurement instruments reported across randomized trials of any interventions for various shoulder disorders. Methods We searched for shoulder trials included in Cochrane reviews published up to Issue 10, 2015, or indexed in PubMed between 2006 and 2015. Trials were eligible for inclusion if they focused on any intervention for rotator cuff disease, adhesive capsulitis, shoulder instability, glenohumeral or acromioclavicular osteoarthritis, shoulder dislocation, proximal humeral or humeral head fractures, or unspecified shoulder pain...
April 7, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361184/impact-of-fiber-structure-on-the-material-stability-and-rupture-mechanisms-of-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaques
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Graeham R Douglas, Adam J Brown, Jonathan H Gillard, Martin R Bennett, Michael P F Sutcliffe, Zhongzhao Teng
The rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary circulation remains the main cause of heart attack. As a fiber-oriented structure, the fiber structure, in particular in the fibrous cap (FC), may affect both loading and material strength in the plaque. However, the role of fiber orientation and dispersion in plaque rupture is unclear. Local orientation and dispersion of fibers were calculated for the shoulder regions, mid FC, and regions with intimal thickening (IT) from histological images of 16 human coronary atherosclerotic lesions...
June 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352939/rigid-shoulder-taping-with-physiotherapy-in-patients-with-subacromial-pain-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Adri T Apeldoorn, Steven J Kamper, Joeri Kalter, Dirk L Knol, Maurits W van Tulder, Raymond W Ostelo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of individualized physiotherapy in combination with rigid taping compared with individualized physiotherapy alone in patients with subacromial pain syndrome. DESIGN: A prospective randomized trial with concealed allocation. PATIENTS: A total of 140 patients between 18 and 65 years of age from primary physiotherapy settings. METHODS: The intervention group received individualized physiotherapy and shoulder taping...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351553/performance-assessment-of-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-and-labral-repair-in-a-dry-shoulder-simulator
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Tim Dwyer, Rachel Schachar, Tim Leroux, Massimo Petrera, Jeffrey Cheung, Rachel Greben, Patrick Henry, Darrell Ogilvie-Harris, John Theodoropoulos, Jaskarndip Chahal
PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of dry models to assess performance of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) and labral repair (LR). METHODS: Residents, fellows, and sports medicine staff performed an arthroscopic RCR and LR on a dry model. Any prior RCR and LR experience was noted. Staff surgeons assessed participants by use of task-specific checklists, the Arthroscopic Surgical Skill Evaluation Tool (ASSET), and a final overall global rating. All procedures were video recorded and were scored by a fellow blinded to the year of training of each participant...
March 25, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347934/kinematic-analysis-of-the-shoulder-complex-after-anatomic-and-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-cross-sectional-study
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Alexandra Roren, Christelle Nguyen, Clémence Palazzo, Fouad Fayad, Michel Revel, Thomas Gregory, Serge Poiraudeau, Agnès Roby-Brami, Marie-Martine Lefèvre-Colau
BACKGROUND: The movement of the arm relative to the trunk results from coordinated 3D glenohumeral and scapulothoracic movements. Changes in scapula kinematics may occur after total shoulder arthroplasty and could affect clinical and functional outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To assess the 3D movement of the scapula during arm elevation after anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. DESIGN/METHODS: This was a single-centre, non-randomized, controlled cross-sectional study...
June 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319431/evaluation-of-the-risk-factors-for-a-rotator-cuff-retear-after-repair-surgery
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Yeong Seok Lee, Jeung Yeol Jeong, Chan-Deok Park, Seung Gyoon Kang, Jae Chul Yoo
BACKGROUND: A retear is a significant clinical problem after rotator cuff repair. However, no study has evaluated the retear rate with regard to the extent of footprint coverage. PURPOSE: To evaluate the preoperative and intraoperative factors for a retear after rotator cuff repair, and to confirm the relationship with the extent of footprint coverage. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected from 693 patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair between January 2006 and December 2014...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270752/neuronal-correlates-of-functional-coupling-between-reach-and-grasp-related-components-of-muscle-activity
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Shashwati Geed, Martha L McCurdy, Peter L E van Kan
Coordinated reach-to-grasp movements require precise spatiotemporal synchrony between proximal forelimb muscles (shoulder, elbow) that transport the hand toward a target during reach, and distal muscles (wrist, digit) that simultaneously preshape and orient the hand for grasp. The precise mechanisms through which the redundant neuromuscular circuitry coordinates reach with grasp, however, remain unclear. Recently, Geed and Van Kan (2016) demonstrated, using exploratory factor analysis (EFA), that limited numbers of global, template-like transport/preshape- and grasp-related muscle components underlie the complexity and variability of intramuscular electromyograms (EMGs) of up to 21 distal and proximal muscles recorded while monkeys performed reach-to-grasp tasks...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
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