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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334937/perspectives-on-setting-limits-for-rf-contact-currents-a-commentary
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Richard A Tell, Christopher A Tell
BACKGROUND: Limits for exposure to radiofrequency (RF) contact currents are specified in the two dominant RF safety standards and guidelines developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). These limits are intended to prevent RF burns when contacting RF energized objects caused by high local tissue current densities. We explain what contact currents are and review some history of the relevant limits with an emphasis on so-called "touch" contacts, i...
January 15, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334327/migration-of-a-kirschner-wire-into-the-spinal-cord-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ryogo Furuhata, Mitsuhiro Nishida, Midori Morishita, Shigeru Yanagimoto, Masaki Tezuka, Eijiro Okada
CONTEXT: A Kirschner wire (K-wire) is a stainless steel pin with at least one sharpened tip that is mainly used for the internal fixation of bone fractures. While some cases of K-wire dislocation and migration have been reported as complications after fracture surgery, the intraspinal migration of a K-wire is rare. Herein, we report a case in which a K-wire used for sternal fixation 7 years earlier migrated into the spinal canal. FINDINGS: A 68-year-old male suddenly sustained severe radiating pain and numbness in his left upper extremity, and walked to our hospital...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330230/reducing-sedentary-behaviour-to-decrease-chronic-low-back-pain-the-stand-back-randomised-trial
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Bethany Barone Gibbs, Andrea L Hergenroeder, Sophy J Perdomo, Robert J Kowalsky, Anthony Delitto, John M Jakicic
OBJECTIVE: The Stand Back study evaluated the feasibility and effects of a multicomponent intervention targeting reduced prolonged sitting and pain self-management in desk workers with chronic low back pain (LBP). METHODS: This randomised controlled trial recruited 27 individuals with chronic LBP, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) >10% and desk jobs (sitting ≥20 hours/week). Participants were randomised within strata of ODI (>10%-<20%, ≥20%) to receive bimonthly behavioural counselling (in-person and telephone), a sit-stand desk attachment, a wrist-worn activity-prompting device and cognitive behavioural therapy for LBP self-management or control...
January 12, 2018: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326820/a-case-of-intra-arterial-thrombolysis-with-alteplase-in-a-patient-with-hypothenar-hammer-syndrome-but-without-underlying-aneurysm
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Harshal Shukla, Vicken Yaghdjian, Issam Koleilat
Hypothenar hammer syndrome is a cause of symptomatic ischemia of the hand secondary to the formation of aneurysm or thrombosis of the ulnar artery in the setting of a complete or incomplete palmar arch. Acute occlusive thrombus or embolus of the hand represents a complex problem that often may require immediate surgical intervention. We report a case of acute unilateral arterial hand ischemia requiring catheter-directed thrombolysis with Alteplase therapy in a patient with acute occlusive arterial thrombosis of the left ulnar artery...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326766/dorsal-luno-capitate-impingement-in-a-professional-tennis-player-a-case-report
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A Afshar, A Tabrizi
A 30-year old male right handed professional tennis player complained about reduced athletic performance, chronic pain and restricted extension of his right wrist. Lateral radiograph of the right wrist demonstrated an osteophyte projecting from the dorsal lip of the lunate bone. The presence of an osteophyte on the lateral radiograph of the lunate along with the history, clinical examination, intra-operative findings, and post-operative satisfactory result made the diagnosis of dorsal luno-capitate impingement syndrome reasonable...
November 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317055/scapholunate-interosseous-ligament-dysfunction-as-a-source-of-elbow-pain-syndromes-possible-mechanisms-and-implications-for-hand-surgeons-and-therapists
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Cigdem Ayhan, Seval Tanrıkulu, Gursel Leblebicioglu
Elbow pain syndromes are common upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, and they are usually associated with repetitive occupational exposure. Ligaments are often one of the sources of musculoskeletal disorders because of their mechanical and neurological properties. The wrist ligaments are some of the ligaments most vulnerable to occupational exposure. Since most occupational tasks require wrist extension for handling tools and loading, the scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) bears greater strain during loading, which results in creep deformation and hysteresis...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316386/changes-in-pain-sensitization-after-bariatric-surgery
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Joshua J Stefanik, David T Felson, Caroline M Apovian, Jingbo Niu, M Margaret Clancy, Michael P LaValley, Tuhina Neogi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in pain (at the knee and elsewhere) and pain sensitization in obese persons with knee pain undergoing bariatric surgery compared with similarly obese persons undergoing medical management. METHODS: Individuals undergoing bariatric surgery and medical management were recruited. Knee pain severity of the more painful knee (index knee) was assessed at baseline and 12 months using the WOMAC. Pressure pain threshold (PPT) was assessed at the index patella and the right wrist...
January 5, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310457/pediatric-ganglion-cysts-a-retrospective-review
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Joseph Meyerson, Yangshu L Pan, Maya Spaeth, Gregory Pearson
BACKGROUND: Ganglion cysts are the most common type of soft tissue tumors of the hand. In the pediatric population, monitoring may be appropriate unless cysts are painful, interfering with range of motion or parental concerns exist. Reported recurrence rates after surgical removal of pediatric ganglion cysts vary widely in the literature. Notably, recurrence rates are higher for children than adults, ranging from as low as 6% to as high as 35%. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of a single pediatric hand surgeon's patients undergoing excision of primary and recurrent ganglion cysts from 2010 to 2015...
January 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299098/that-s-my-styleoideum-symptomatic-os-styloideum-in-an-adolescent-male
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Malwina Kaniewska, Mathias Haefeli, Urs Laesser, Tilo Niemann
We present a 15-year-old male patient with persistent localized pain on the dorsal side of the left wrist between the base of the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones and over the third carpometacarpal joint. It was diagnosed as an accessory metacarpal bone -Os styloideum. This entity may be detected on plain radiographs and in ultrasound examination and is often asymptomatic. Symptomatic os styloideum occurs more frequently in the dominant hand and may be treated conservatively with corticosteroid infiltration. A palpable prominence on the dorsal side of the wrist and focal pain evoked anxiety of the adolescent patient who searched medical consultation...
July 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287893/-tumoral-calcinoses-in-a-chronic-hemodialysis-patient-the-role-of-spect-ct-hybrid-imaging
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Aboubakr Matrane, Soufiane Hiroual, Mohamed Aziz Bsiss, Safa Bennani Doubli
INTRODUCTION: Tumoral calcinosis is a rare benign disease, defined by the presence of calcified deposits in periarticular tissues. It can be hereditary or secondary at chronic renal failure at the stage of dialysis. This work illustrates the contribution of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT/CT) in the diagnosis and management of tumoral calcinoses in a chronic hemodialysis patient, based on a clinical case. CASE REPORT: A 62-year-old patient, chronic hemodialysis since 24 years, presented a mechanical pain shoulders, knees and hips with limitation of joint mobility...
December 26, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286358/is-wrist-splint-more-effective-than-forearm-band-for-lateral-epicondylitis
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Arturo Meissner, María Ignacia Vives, Javier Román, Arturo Meissner
INTRODUCTION: Lateral epicondylitis is a common cause of lateral elbow pain. There are many treatments able to improvement symptoms, including orthotic devices. The main available orthosis are wrist splint and forearm band. However, it is not clear which one constitutes the best alternative for symptomatic treatment. METHODS: To answer this question we used Epistemonikos, the largest database of systematic reviews in health, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, among others...
December 28, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284995/prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-dentists-in-iran-a-systematic-review
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Narges Sadat Shams-Hosseini, Tahereh Vahdati, Zeinab Mohammadzadeh, Ali Yeganeh, Somayeh Davoodi
Introduction: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) have become significant problems for all health care workers especially dentists. This systematic review provides prevalence of MSD in dentists of Iran. Material and Methods: In this study all published literatures about MSD in Iranian dentists were selected without any time limits or other restrictions. However, it was found that the studies about MSD among Iranian dentist are very low. Results: The results of literatures investigations show that the prevalence was between 0...
December 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283797/measuring-sleep-in-vulnerable-older-adults-a-comparison-of-subjective-and-objective-sleep-measures
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Jaime M Hughes, Yeonsu Song, Constance H Fung, Joseph M Dzierzewski, Michael N Mitchell, Stella Jouldjian, Karen R Josephson, Cathy A Alessi, Jennifer L Martin
OBJECTIVES: This study compared subjective (questionnaire) and objective (actigraphy) sleep assessments, and examined agreement between these methods, in vulnerable older adults participating in a Veterans Administration Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program. METHODS: 59 ADHC participants (95% male, mean age = 78 years) completed sleep questionnaires and 72 continuous hours of wrist actigraphy. Linear regression was used to examine agreement between methods and explore discrepancies in subjective/objective measures...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282524/perilunate-fracture-dislocations-clinical-and-radiological-results-of-21-cases
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Thomas Meszaros, Esther Vögelin, Lukas Mathys, Franck Marie Leclère
BACKGROUND: Perilunate dislocations and fracture-dislocations are a subcategory of the carpal instability complex. Herein, we report our university hospital experience with this complex injury. The goal of our study was to find predictive factors and quantify the development of arthritis and lunate necrosis. We tried to measure the impact of arthritis on hand function. METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2014, 21 patients underwent surgery for perilunate dislocations and perilunate fracture-dislocations of the wrist in our tertiary university center...
December 27, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241841/dorsal-wrist-plication-for-midcarpal-instability
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Herbert P von Schroeder
PURPOSE: Midcarpal instability (MCI) is a cause of chronic wrist pain for which treatment remains controversial. This study's purpose was to determine the outcome of a treatment algorithm for MCI that included immobilization and surgical interventions. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 23 consecutive patients (12 males, average age 27 years) with 27 symptomatic wrists. All had generalized wrist pain with an average duration of 22 months. All had MCI and a catch-up clunk that reproduced the symptoms...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234651/dorsal-capsulodesis-associated-with-arthoscopy-assisted-scapholunate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-palmaris-longus-tendon-graft
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Victor Bignatto Carvalho, Carlos Henrique Vieira Ferreira, Andresa Ramires Hoshino, Viviane Alves Bernardo, Gustavo Mantovani Ruggiero, Márcio Aurélio Aita
Objectives: To measure the quality of life, the time to work return, and clinical, functional, and radiographic parameters of patients treated with dorsal capsulodesis associated with scapholunate (SL) reconstruction, assisted by arthroscopy. Methods: From January 2015 to September 2016, 14 adult patients with SL dissociation underwent surgical treatment with the SL reconstruction procedure assisted by arthroscopy, using the new technique proposed in this study...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231952/musculoskeletal-symptoms-among-finnish-professional-orchestra-musicians
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Katriina Viljamaa, Juha Liira, Seppo Kaakkola, Aslak Savolainen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms is high among professional musicians (73-88%). AIMS: We investigated the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in Finnish symphony orchestra musicians. We compared individual instruments as well as the perceived demands of orchestral programs and difficulties in recovering after performances. METHODS: In this cross-sectional questionnaire 920 of 2,785 members of the Finnish Musicians' Union (33%) completed the questionnaire, including 361 full-time members of symphony orchestras...
December 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229541/results-of-percutaneous-fixation-and-distal-radius-core-decompression-in-scaphoid-waist-non-unions-treated-without-grafting
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S S Dedeoğlu, Y İmren, H Çabuk, A C Tekin, Y C Türe, H Gürbüz
Scaphoid non-union management is still a challenge in clinical practice for orthopaedic surgeons. Though several treatment methods have been described, there is an ongoing debate about optimum management. Based on new concepts about avascular conditions, promising results were reported with metaphyseal decompression of the distal radius by increasing the vascularization of the radial column of the carpus. We aimed to evaluate the clinical, radiological, and functional outcomes of distal radius core decompression and fixation with palmar percutaneous cannulated compression screws without grafting in patients with scaphoid waist fracture non-union...
December 8, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225020/arthroscopic-wafer-procedure-versus-ulnar-shortening-osteotomy-as-a-surgical-treatment-for-idiopathic-ulnar-impaction-syndrome
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Won-Taek Oh, Ho-Jung Kang, Yong-Min Chun, Il-Hyun Koh, Hae-Mo-Su An, Yun-Rak Choi
PURPOSE: To compare clinical and radiologic outcomes and complication rates of the arthroscopic wafer procedure (AWP) and ulnar shortening osteotomy (USO) for idiopathic ulnar impaction syndrome (UIS). METHODS: From May 2009 to June 2014, 42 patients who were aged 45 years or older with idiopathic UIS underwent either the AWP or USO under the following identical surgical indications: (1) less than 4 mm of positive ulnar variance, (2) Palmer classification 2C or 2D lesion of the triangular fibrocartilage complex, (3) stable distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) and/or lunotriquetral joint, and (4) no evidence of osteoarthritis of the DRUJ or ulnocarpal joint...
December 7, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224947/functional-outcomes-of-compression-plating-and-bone-grafting-for-operative-treatment-of-nonunions-about-the-forearm
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Deirdre K Regan, Alexander M Crespo, Sanjit R Konda, Kenneth A Egol
PURPOSE: To describe one center's experience with nonunion of one or both bones of the forearm and report on the functional recovery of patients treated for a single- or 2-bone forearm nonunion. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 23 patients who presented to our institution over an 11-year period and underwent surgical repair of a forearm nonunion (radius, ulna, or both bones). The main outcome measurements included time to union, visual analog scale pain scores, range of motion, Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment scores, and postoperative complications...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
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