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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924690/lateral-fixation-an-alternative-surgical-approach-in-the-prevention-of-complete-atypical-femoral-fractures
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Mohammad Kharazmi, Karl Michaëlsson, Pär Hallberg, Jörg Schilcher
Little evidence is available on how to treat incomplete atypical fractures of the femur. When surgery is chosen, intramedullary nailing is the most common invasive technique. However, this approach is adopted from the treatment of other types of ordinary femoral fracture and does not aim to prevent the impending complete fracture by interrupting the mechanism underlying the pathology. We suggest a different surgical approach that intends to counteract the underlying biomechanical conditions leading to a complete atypical fracture and thus could be better suited in selected cases...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922726/chronic-arsenicosis-and-cadmium-exposure-in-wild-snowshoe-hares-lepus-americanus-breeding-near-yellowknife-northwest-territories-canada-part-2-manifestation-of-bone-abnormalities-and-osteoporosis
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S Amuno, A Al Kaissi, A Jamwal, S Niyogi, C E Quenneville
Various bone abnormalities, including osteoporosis, have been associated with chronic arsenic and cadmium exposure in experimental animal models, but information regarding the bone pathology of wild population of small mammals breeding in contaminated environment is limited. This present study was conducted to comparatively assess the prevalence and pattern of skeletal abnormalities in free ranging snowshoe hares inhabiting an area heavily contaminated by arsenic and other trace metals, near the vicinity of the abandoned Giant mine, and in a reference location approximately 20km from the city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada...
September 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919112/disuse-atrophy-accompanied-by-intramuscular-ectopic-adipogenesis-in-vastus-medialis-muscle-of-advanced-osteoarthritis-patients
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Madoka Ikemoto-Uezumi, Yasumoto Matsui, Masaki Hasegawa, Remi Fujita, Yasuhide Kanayama, Akiyoshi Uezumi, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Atsushi Harada, A Robin Poole, Naohiro Hashimoto
Muscle dysfunction is the most important modifiable mediating factor in primary osteoarthritis because properly contracting muscles are a key absorber of forces acting on a joint. However, the pathological features of disuse muscle atrophy in osteoarthritis patients have been little studied. Vastus medialis muscles of fourteen female patients with osteoarthritis in the age range 69 to 86 years, largely immobile for one or more years, were obtained during arthroplastic surgery and analyzed histologically. These were compared to female patients without arthritis, two with patellar fracture, and two with patellar subluxation...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916167/structural-neuroimaging-in-sport-related-concussion
#4
Erin D Bigler
Structural neuroimaging of athletes who have sustained a sports-related concussion (SRC) can be viewed as either standard clinical imaging or with advanced neuroimaging methods that quantitatively assess brain structure. Negative findings from conventional computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the norm in SRC. Nonetheless, these conventional measures remain the first line of neuroimaging of the athlete as they do detect clinically significant pathologies, when present, such as hemorrhagic abnormalities in the form of hematomas, contusions and mircobleeds along with regions of focal encephalomalacia or other signal abnormalities, with CT best capable of detecting skull fractures...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916134/novel-technique-to-accurately-measure-femoral-diameter-using-a-thomas-splint
#5
Ignatius Liew, Mobeen Qureshi, Jibu Joseph, Oliver Bailey
INTRODUCTION: During surgical management of femoral shaft fractures, difficulties arise when treating patients with narrow femoral diaphyseal canals, such as young patients and those with dysplastic femurs secondary to underlying pathology. Accurate pre-operative assessment of the femoral diaphyseal canal diameter would allow the surgeon to plan surgical technique and ensure appropriate equipment was available, such as narrow, unreamed or paediatric sized nails. TECHNIQUE: When secured to the patient both longitudinal rods of the main Thomas Splint component lie parallel with the femoral shaft and horizontal to the radiographic x-ray plate...
September 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915647/necroptosis-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome
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Yao-Li Cui, Li-Hua Qiu, Shi-Yong Zhou, Lan-Fang Li, Zheng-Zi Qian, Xian-Ming Liu, Hui-Lai Zhang, Xiu-Bao Ren, Yong-Qiang Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate how necroptosisis, i.e. programmed necrosis, is involved in MODS, and to examine whether Nec-1, a specific necroptosis inhibitor, ameliorates multiorgan injury in MODS. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A model of MODS was established in six-week old SD rats using fracture trauma followed by hemorrhage. Control animals received sham surgery. Cell death form and necrosome formation were measured by fluorescence-activated cell sorting and western blotting...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913640/case-report-of-kummell-s-disease-with-delayed-onset-myelopathy-and-the-literature-review
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REVIEW
Salvatore D'Oria, Carlo Delvecchio, Mariagrazia Dibenedetto, Francesco Zizza, Carlo Somma
INTRODUCTION: Kummell's disease is an avascular necrosis of the vertebral body, secondary to a vertebral compression fracture. This entity is characterised by the gradual development in time of a vertebral body collapse following a trivial spinal trauma, involving a worsening back pain associated with a progressive kyphosis. PURPOSES: The aim of this article is to carry out an international literature review regarding Kummell's disease, addressing its physiopathology, histopathology, clinical presentation, radiological characteristics and treatment modalities; at the same time, the literature is updated through the description of a new and interesting case, symbol of the pathology long-term potential complications, if not diagnosed and therefore not suitably treated...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904683/-pertrochanterian-fracture-revealing-multiple-myeloma-how-is-it-treated
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Hicham Bousbaa, Mourad Bennani, Naoufal Elghoul, Mohammed Ouahidi, Jamal Louaste, Laarbi Amhaji
Skeletal involvement is the major clinical complication of multiple myelomas, resulting in pathological fractures. Proximal femoral fractures are very frequent during multiple myeloma evolution and they seriously compromise survival and quality of life of patients with cancer. Early surgical treatment allows mortality and morbidity improvement. Cervicomedullary Gamma locking nail osteosynthesis allows efficient, sustainable and stable fixation associated with early patient mobilization and survival improvement...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904663/-direct-medical-costs-of-hospital-treatment-of-fractures-of-the-upper-extremity-of-the-femur
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Abdelghani El Ayoubi, Kevin Parfait Bienvenu Bouhelo, Hachem Chafik, Mohammed Nasri, Mohammed El Idrissi, Mohammed Shimi, Abdelhalim El Ibrahimi, Abdelmajid Elmrini
Fractures of the upper extremity of the femur are serious because of their morbidity and social and/or economic consequences. They have been the subject of several studies of world literature concerning their hospital treatment, evolution and prevention. The increase in the incidence of this pathology seems unavoidable due to population ageing and to the lengthening life expectancy; it is posing a real long-term public health problem whose importance will be further increased by the need to control health care costs...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900835/osteitis-fibrosa-cystica-a-forgotten-radiological-feature-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Waldemar Misiorowski, Izabela Czajka-Oraniec, Magdalena Kochman, Wojciech Zgliczyński, John P Bilezikian
Although bone disease and stone disease are the universally accepted classical manifestations of primary hyperparathyroidism, clinical parathyroid bone disease is rarely seen today in the United States (<5% of patients) and Western Europe. Nevertheless, in a given patient, classical skeletal involvement can be the first sign of primary hyperparathyroidism, but not recognized because it is not usually included, anymore, in the differential diagnosis of this manifestation of skeletal disease. We describe four cases of primary hyperparathyroidism in which the first clinical manifestation of the disease was a pathological fracture that masqueraded as a malignancy...
September 12, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900773/ct-evaluation-of-musculoskeletal-trauma-initial-experience-with-cinematic-rendering
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Steven P Rowe, Jan Fritz, Elliot K Fishman
Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) scanners that can quickly acquire volumetric datasets composed of isotropic voxels laid the groundwork for the widespread clinical implementation of 3D MDCT reconstructions, with maximum intensity projection (MIP) and volumetric rendering (VR) becoming important parts of the imaging evaluation of patients with a wide variety of pathologic conditions. Recently, a new 3D reconstruction technique known as cinematic rendering (CR) has become available and is now U.S. FDA approved...
September 12, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895294/pathology-of-self-expanding-transcatheter-aortic-valves-findings-from-the-corevalve-us-pivotal-trials
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Kazuyuki Yahagi, Sho Torii, Elena Ladich, Robert Kutys, Maria E Romero, Hiroyoshi Mori, Frank D Kolodgie, Jeffrey J Popma, Renu Virmani, Aloke V Finn
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has recently become an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement for patients with severe aortic stenosis. However, paravalvular leaks, possible leaflet thrombosis, and device durability following TAVR remain unresolved issues. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted the first systematic microscopic and macroscopic pathologic analysis of self-expanding CoreValve transcatheter aortic valves removed at autopsy or surgically from the U...
September 12, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894788/accuracy-of-preoperative-scoring-systems-for-the-prognostication-and-treatment-of-patients-with-spinal-metastases
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Catherine S Hibberd, Gerald M Y Quan
BACKGROUND: In patients with spinal metastatic disease, survival prognosis is a key consideration in selection for surgery and determining the extent of treatment. Individual survival prediction however remains difficult. We sought to validate the prognostic accuracy of seven preoperative scoring systems. METHODS: 61 patients surgically treated for spinal metastases were retrospectively reviewed. Preoperative scores were calculated for Tokuhashi, Revised Tokuhashi, Bauer, Modified Bauer, Sioutos, Tomita, and van der Linden scoring systems...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892393/micrometre-sized-magnesium-whitlockite-crystals-in-micropetrosis-of-bisphosphonate-exposed-human-alveolar-bone
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Furqan Ali A Shah, Bryan E J Lee, James Tedesco, Cecilia L Wexell, Cecilia Persson, Peter Thomsen, Kathryn Grandfield, Anders Palmquist
Osteocytes are contained within spaces called lacunae and play a central role in bone remodelling. Administered frequently to prevent osteoporotic fractures, anti-resorptive agents such as bisphosphonates suppress osteocyte apoptosis and may be localised within osteocyte lacunae. Bisphosphonates also reduce osteoclast viability, and thereby hinder the repair of damaged tissue. Osteocyte lacunae contribute to toughening mechanisms. Following osteocyte apoptosis, the lacunar space undergoes mineralisation, termed 'micropetrosis'...
September 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892317/-sleep-bruxism-state-of-the-art-and-management
#15
P Grobet, Y Gilon, A Bruwier, J-L Nizet
Although well studied since the 50's, bruxism remains a largely unknown pathology. Its origin is complex, mixing psychological as well as neurological, odontological and hypnic aspects. However, the few analyzes performed on this topic have allowed to set convincing etiopathological hypotheses, including central dysregulation of the dopaminergic system as well as of the neuro-masticatory system. To avoid harmful consequences as headaches, temporomandibular disorders and premature dental scuffs / fractures, it is mandatory to diagnose bruxism as early as possible...
September 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890795/bilateral-patellar-fractures-and-increased-cortical-bone-thickness-associated-with-long-term-oral-alendronate-treatment-in-a-cat
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Nicola Council, Jon Dyce, Wm Tod Drost, Joao Felipe de Brito Galvao, Thomas J Rosol, Dennis J Chew
CASE SUMMARY: A 14-year-old cat presented with bilateral patellar fractures and radiographically thickened tibial cortices. This cat had been treated with alendronate for 8 years prior to presentation. To remove the subjectivity of the radiographic evaluation, tibial radiographs from 35 apparently healthy geriatric cats were used for comparison. Cortical and diaphyseal thickness were measured at the proximal and distal thirds of the tibia. Our cat had increased cortical bone thickness compared to that of the control cats...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890727/popliteal-artery-entrapment-or-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome
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Christopher Gaunder, Brandon McKinney, Jessica Rivera
Diagnosis of lower limb pain in an athlete can be a challenging task due to the variety of potential etiologies and ambiguity of presenting symptoms. Five of the most commonly encountered causes of limb pain in athletes are chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), tibial stress fractures, soleal sling syndrome, and popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES). Of these, the least frequent but potentially most serious of the pathologies is PAES. With an incidence of less than 1% seen in living subject studies, the condition is rare...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890121/surgical-treatment-of-extra-articular-distal-third-diaphyseal-fractures-of-the-humerus-using-a-modified-posterior-approach-and-an-extra-articular-plate
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P Páramo-Díaz, M Arroyo-Hernández, V Rodríguez Vega, M Aroca-Peinado, J L León-Baltasar, P Caba-Doussoux
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of these fractures treated through a modified posterior approach with a distal humerus plate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2013 and 2015 we performed a retrospective study of these fractures surgically treated in our centre. INCLUSION CRITERIA: older than 18 years old, no pathological fractures, follow up 1 year at least. 23 patients underwent surgery, mean age 45 years old, with an average follow-up of 18 months...
September 7, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890028/a-novel-technique-for-placement-of-sacro-alar-iliac-s2ai-screws-by-k-wire-insertion-using-intraoperative-navigation
#19
Kevin Phan, Julian Li, Gloria Giang, Ian Teng, Steven Phan, Nicholas Chang, Ralph Mobbs
Sacral-iliac fixation techniques may be indicated in the management of various lumbosacral pathologies including spinal degeneration, infection, tumour resection, fracture, pseudarthrosis, correction of spinal deformities involving long fusion constructs to the sacrum and cases with poor sacral fixation. There are a number of options for lumbosacral fixation each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Though S2-alar-iliac (S2AI) have demonstrated promising advantages over alternatives, the complex anatomy of the spinopelvic region demands precise insertion of the screws to create a biomechanically robust construct safely...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887080/a-rare-case-of-metastatic-extramammary-paget-disease-of-the-spine-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
A Karim Ahmed, C Rory Goodwin, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, Doreen Nguyen, Daniel M Sciubba
Extramammary Paget disease is an intraepithelial neoplasm affecting cells rich in apocrine glands-often located in the vulvar, scrotal, or perianal region. It typically affects older patients, between the ages of 50 and 80years old, and is most often limited to the epidermis. A 47-year-old Asian male first presented with enlargement of the right inguinal lymph node. A subsequent biopsy revealed extrammamary Paget disease of the scrotum. The patient eventually developed significant worsening back pain with bilateral lower extremity numbness and weakness three months later...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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