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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432612/evaluation-of-the-analgesia-nociception-index-ani-in-healthy-awake-volunteers
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Rami Issa, Marco Julien, Elizabeth Décary, Olivier Verdonck, Louis-Philippe Fortier, Pierre Drolet, Philippe Richebé
BACKGROUND: Analgesia might be evaluated with simple changes in vital signs, a non-specific and non-sensitive method. Heart rate variability (HRV) correlates with autonomous nervous system activity and can be used to evaluate painful stimuli. Heart rate variability is then transformed into a numeric scale called the analgesia nociception index (ANI), where higher values represent predominant parasympathetic tone, thus low nociception. Under general anesthesia, the ANI decreases following painful stimuli and increases after administration of analgesia, but significant interindividual variability is present...
April 21, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428919/tibial-bone-grafting-for-wrist-reconstruction
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Schneider K Rancy, Stephanie D Malliaris, Scott W Wolfe
Background Iliac crest bone graft harvesting is routinely performed for upper extremity orthopedic procedures despite high complication rates associated with sensory nerve injury, hematoma, chronic pain, and fracture. Description of Technique Cancellous bone graft is harvested from the proximal tibia using a medial approach, minimizing donor site morbidity. Patients and Methods A retrospective review was undertaken of 14 patients who underwent cancellous proximal tibia bone graft harvesting to augment healing of wrist reconstruction, with 2 months minimum follow-up...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428911/early-rehabilitation-of-distal-radius-fractures-stabilized-by-volar-locking-plate-a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study
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Stefan Quadlbauer, Christoph Pezzei, Josef Jurkowitsch, Brigitta Kolmayr, Tina Keuchel, Daniel Simon, Thomas Hausner, Martin Leixnering
Background Distal radius fractures are very common and an increased incidence of 50% is estimated by 2030. Therefore, both operative and postsurgical treatment remains pertinent. Main aim in treating intra-articular fractures is to restore the articular surface by internal fixation and early mobilization (EM). Questions/Purposes The purpose of this study was to compare functional results between EM immediately after surgery and 5 weeks of immobilization (IM). Patients and Methods In a randomized prospective study, 30 patients with an isolated distal radius fracture were treated by open reduction and internal fixation using a single volar locking plate excluding bone graft...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428189/a-painful-wrist-after-a-fall
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Yong-Hai Zhou, Wei Wang, Ming-Hua Zheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423974/competitive-bass-anglers-a-new-concern-in-sports-medicine
#5
Connor R Read, Shawna L Watson, Jorge L Perez, A Reed Estes
OBJECTIVE: Competitive bass angling involves sport fishing against other anglers while targeting a species of fish known as the black basses. Due to the rapidly growing popularity of high school competitive bass angling in Alabama and the nature of the casting motion similar to that of overhead athletes, we sought to examine the prevalence of sports type injuries in this population. METHODS: In spring 2016, an anonymous survey was distributed across two large scale competitive high school fishing tournaments, allowing for a broad sampling of anglers throughout the state of Alabama...
April 19, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419031/prognostic-factors-affecting-union-after-ulnar-shortening-osteotomy-in-ulnar-impaction-syndrome-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Soo Min Cha, Hyun Dae Shin, Ki Jun Ahn
BACKGROUND: Ulnar shortening osteotomy (USO) is a widely adopted procedure with excellent outcomes. However, delayed union or nonunion has occasionally been observed. The purpose of this retrospective case-control study was to identify variables affecting osseous consolidation after USO in patients with ulnar impaction syndrome. METHODS: The study included 325 patients who had undergone USO between March 2008 and March 2014. We evaluated the association between union and basic demographic factors as well as preoperative pain (assessed on a visual analog scale [VAS]), range of wrist motion, grip strength, and modified Mayo wrist score...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411487/the-relationship-of-corticospinal-excitability-with-pain-motor-performance-and-disability-in-subjects-with-chronic-wrist-hand-pain
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René Pelletier, Johanne Higgins, Daniel Bourbonnais
There is a growing body of evidence of changes in corticospinal excitability associated with musculoskeletal disorders, however there is a lack of knowledge of how these changes relate to measures of pain, motor performance and disability. An exploratory study was performed utilizing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to investigate differences in corticospinal excitability in the Abductor Pollicis Brevis (APB) between 15 pain-free subjects and 15 subjects with chronic wrist/hand pain and to determine how corticospinal excitability was associated with measures of pain (visual analog scale, AUSCAN™), hand motor performance (isometric and key pinch strength, Purdue Pegboard Test), disability (AUSCAN™), and spinal motoneuronal excitability...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410937/proximal-row-carpectomy-and-4-corner-arthrodesis-in-patients-younger-than-age%C3%A2-45-years
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Eric R Wagner, Jean-David Werthel, Bassem T Elhassan, Steven L Moran
PURPOSE: To examine the long-term outcome of patients aged less than 45 years who underwent either proximal row carpectomy (PRC) or 4-corner arthrodesis (4CA) for wrist arthritis. METHODS: We reviewed a retrospective cohort of 89 patients aged less than 45 years who underwent either 4CA (n = 51) or PRC (n = 38) for wrist arthritis. Mean follow-up was 11 years in the 4CA group and 18 years in the PRC group. RESULTS: Overall, there were no differences between groups in the need for revision surgery...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407127/no-clear-association-between-ultrasound-remission-and-health-status-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-in-clinical-remission
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Myrthe van der Ven, T Martijn Kuijper, Andreas H Gerards, Ilja Tchetverikov, Angelique E Weel, Jendé van Zeben, Johanna M Hazes, Jolanda J Luime
Objectives.: Although RA patients achieve clinical remission, risk of flare still exists. Given the association between US synovitis and increased risk of flare, it is of clinical interest whether these patients report a different health status. Therefore, our aim was to evaluate the frequency of US remission in RA patients in clinical remission and to compare the health status of RA patients in clinical remission with those who were also in US remission. Methods: ...
April 11, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399321/septic-arthritis-of-the-wrist-incidence-risk-factors-and-predictors-of-infection
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John D Jennings, Elizabeth Zielinski, Rick Tosti, Asif M Ilyas
Septic arthritis of the wrist can result in permanent damage to the joint, making timely diagnosis crucial to initiate empiric antibiotics and surgical intervention. Although septic arthritis is routinely included in the differential diagnosis of atraumatic wrist pain, the incidence is unknown. Unlike large joints, there is no consensus on cell count values considered pathognomonic for wrist septic arthritis. The goal of this retrospective study was to determine the incidence of wrist septic arthritis and to identify the clinical, serum, and joint fluid values that predict infection...
April 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391754/time-dependent-recovery-of-outcome-parameters-in-ulnar-shortening-for-positive-ulnar-variance-a-prospective-case-series
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Gernot Schmidle, Tobias Kastenberger, Rohit Arora
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the results of ulnar shortening using the ulna osteotomy locking plate system (UOL; I.T.S. GmbH, Graz, Austria) with special regard to the time-dependent recovery of subjective and objective outcome parameters and surgeons' experiences. METHODS: Ulnar shortening using the UOL was performed on 11 patients (3 men, 8 women) with an average age of 47 ± 19.6 years. Range of motion (ROM) and grip strength were compared with the contralateral hand...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391427/unusual-cause-of-the-thumb-basal-joint-pain-osteoid-osteoma-of-the-trapezium
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Ji Hun Park, Tae Wook Kang, Jong Woong Park
The trapezium is rare site of osteoid osteoma development. The diagnostic challenge lies in its rare occurrence, and requires differentiation from various disease entities causing thumb basal joint pain. We report the case of a 29-year-old male who presented with severe thumb basal joint pain. He was initially treated for calcific periarthritis because of concomitant calcifications around the thumb basal joint, but had undiscovered osteoid osteoma. A high index of suspicion to a patient with wrist pain unresponsive to prior treatment is necessary for diagnosis of osteoid osteoma...
April 8, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387162/outcomes-following-carpal-tunnel-release-in-patients-receiving-workers-compensation-a-systematic-review
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John C Dunn, Nicholas A Kusnezov, Logan R Koehler, Dennis Vanden Berge, Ben Genco, Justin Mitchell, Justin D Orr, Mark Pallis
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common occupational pathology, representing a high percentage of workers' compensation (WC) claims. METHODS: The literature was reviewed for all studies evaluating CTS outcomes including WC patients between 1993 and 2016. A total of 348 articles were identified; 25 of which met inclusion and exclusion criteria. A systematic review was generated; patient demographics, outcomes, and complications were recorded. Weighted averages were calculated for the demographic and outcome data...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378990/pain-involving-the-motor-system-and-serum-vitamin-d-concentration-in-postmenopausal-women-working-in-agriculture
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Dorota Raczkiewicz, Alfred Owoc, Beata Sarecka-Hujar, Iwona Bojar
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Since the role of vitamin D is essential in numerous biological processes its deficiency was suggested to be a risk factor for e.g. osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain and spine pain. The purpose of the study was to analyse whether serum vitamin D concentration is related to pain involving the motor system in Polish postmenopausal women working in agriculture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 1,751 post-menopausal women, aged 45-65, at least 12 months from the last menstrual period, living in rural areas and working in agriculture...
March 22, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376587/-epithelioid-sarcoma-with-mesothelial-and-lymphatic-endothelial-differentiation-a-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-10-cases
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Z Y Ke, S J Yang
Objective: To investigate the multidirectional differentiation potential in epithelioid sarcoma (ES), with special emphasis on its mesothelial and lymphatic endothelial markers expression. Methods: Ten cases of distal-type ES were included. The clinical, histological, and immunohistochemical(including mesothelial and lymphatic endothelial markers expression)features and follow-up data were evaluated. Results: The patients aged between 8 to 66 years. Five cases were male and five were female. The tumors were located at the palm (2 cases), wrist (3 cases), upper arm (2 cases), poplitealfossa (1 case), lower leg (1 case) and thigh (1 case), respectively...
April 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375411/severe-polyarthralgia-high-grade-fever-diffuse-maculopapular-rash-on-trunk-and-extremities-%C3%A2-dx
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Stephen D Hoag, Karen Chung
The patient was nauseous, and had been experiencing headaches, generalized weakness, and fatigue. Her physical exam revealed a maculopapular rash on her trunk and upper extremities. She had tenderness and pain, as well as decreased range of motion in her ankles, knees, and wrists. The patient had no erythema, swelling, petechiae, or bruising. She had a past medical history of Graves' disease and had received all of her childhood immunizations.
April 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374886/total-intravenous-anaesthesia-versus-inhalational-anaesthesia-for-adults-undergoing-transabdominal-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-surgery
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Suzanne Forsyth Herling, Bjørn Dreijer, Gitte Wrist Lam, Thordis Thomsen, Ann Merete Møller
BACKGROUND: Rapid implementation of robotic transabdominal surgery has resulted in the need for re-evaluation of the most suitable form of anaesthesia. The overall objective of anaesthesia is to minimize perioperative risk and discomfort for patients both during and after surgery. Anaesthesia for patients undergoing robotic assisted surgery is different from anaesthesia for patients undergoing open or laparoscopic surgery; new anaesthetic concerns accompany robotic assisted surgery. OBJECTIVES: To assess outcomes related to the choice of total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) or inhalational anaesthesia for adults undergoing transabdominal robotic assisted laparoscopic gynaecological, urological or gastroenterological surgery...
April 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373618/fibroma-of-tendon-sheath-on-the-medial-side-of-the-knee-a-case-report
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Shunichi Toki, Toshihiko Nishisho, Shoichiro Takao, Ryo Miyagi, Fumitake Tezuka, Akihiro Nagamachi, Koichi Sairyo
Fibroma of tendon sheath, which is a benign soft tissue tumor, primarily affects the finger, hand, or wrist. It rarely involves the knee and only a few cases appear in the literature. Here, we report a case of fibroma of tendon sheath on the medial side of the knee, in a previously hardly reported location, and provide detailed imaging and histological findings. A 54-year-old man presented with his right knee pain and a palpable mass that had developed 3 months earlier. Magnetic resonance imaging showed isointensity in the soft tissue tumor on T1-weighted images, variable intensity on T2-weighted images, and contrast enhancement...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370589/the-investigation-of-association-between-il-1ra-and-ace-i-d-polymorphisms-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Betul Cevik, Akin Tekcan, Ahmet Inanir, Semiha Gulsum Kurt, Serbulent Yigit
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common neurologic impairment caused by injury on the median nerve in the wrist, characterized by pain and loss of sensory. CTS usually occurs through three factors, such as a mechanical pressure on median nerve, immunologic changes, and oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) I/D polymorphisms on the susceptibility of patients to the CTS...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365801/a-modified-matti-russe-technique-of-grafting-scaphoid-non-unions
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Moritz Dustmann, Ralf Bajinski, Alexander Tripp, Joachim Gülke, Nikolaus Wachter
INTRODUCTION: In treatment of scaphoid non-union bone healing requires beside vital tissue and stability, enduring compression and a good interface between the graft and scaphoid fragments. While fixation techniques show a good primary stability, they reduce sintering and thus compression of fragments in the long term. Therefore, a modified technique optimising the cancellous interface between graft and scaphoid but still providing enough stability without fixating implants should be evaluated...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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