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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820545/assessment-and-management-of-acute-severe-mitral-regurgitation-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Marina Leitman, Vladimir Tyomkin, Ehud Raanani, Ram Sharony, Ludmila Tzatskin, Eli Peleg, Alex Blatt, Zvi Vered
BACKGROUND: Acute severe mitral regurgitation (MR) is a serious medical condition. Whilst clear guidelines exist regarding the management of chronic MR, acute severe MR is usually treated on an individual basis. Currently, few data exist regarding acute MR in the era of primary coronary interventions (PCI). The present study included patients admitted to the Department of Cardiology during recent years with acute severe MR of different etiologies, and an analysis of these data in the light of previous investigations...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819784/-injuries-of-the-peroneal-tendons-often-overlooked
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REVIEW
K Klos, M Knobe, T Randt, P Simons, T Mückley
CLINICAL ISSUE: Injuries of the peroneal tendons are rare and often overlooked. Typical pathologies are tendinitis, tears and dislocation. Accompanying injuries are fractures. They are often associated with instability in the ankle and rearfoot deformities; therefore, these pathologies should be excluded or taken into consideration in the treatment. The clinical examination is crucial for the diagnosis. DIAGNOSTIC WORK-UP: Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations are very helpful; however, the true extent of the tendon pathology is often first seen during surgery...
August 17, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819185/deletion-of-ep4-in-s100a4-lineage-cells-reduces-scar-tissue-formation-during-early-but-not-later-stages-of-tendon-healing
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Jessica E Ackerman, Katherine T Best, Regis J O'Keefe, Alayna E Loiselle
Tendon injuries heal via scar tissue rather than regeneration. This healing response forms adhesions between the flexor tendons in the hand and surrounding tissues, resulting in impaired range of motion and hand function. Mechanistically, inflammation has been strongly linked to adhesion formation, and Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is associated with both adhesion formation and tendinopathy. In the present study we tested the hypothesis that deletion of the PGE2 receptor EP4 in S100a4-lineage cells would decrease adhesion formation...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817699/cooperative-dynamics-of-neighborhood-economic-status-in-cities
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Anand Sahasranaman, Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen
We significantly extend our earlier variant of the Schelling model, incorporating a neighborhood Potential function as well as an agent wealth gain function to study the long term evolution of the economic status of neighborhoods in cities. We find that the long term patterns of neighborhood relative economic status (RES) simulated by this model reasonably replicate the empirically observed patterns from American cities. Specifically, we find that larger fractions of rich and poor neighborhoods tend to, on average, retain status for longer than lower- and upper-middle wealth neighborhoods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817161/biomechanical-evaluation-of-unicortical-stress-risers-of-the-proximal-humerus-associated-with-pectoralis-major-repair
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David J Wilson, Brian P Milam, William F Scully, Todd P Balog, Kyong S Min, Christopher S Chen, Bryant G Marchant, Edward D Arrington
Proximal humerus fracture after pectoralis major tendon repair has been recently reported. Although this complication is rare, it may be possible to decrease such risk using newer techniques for myotenodesis. This study was designed to evaluate various unicortical stress risers created at the proximal humeral metadiaphysis during myotenodesis for repair of pectoralis major ruptures. A simulated pectoralis major myotenodesis was performed using fourth-generation Sawbones (N=30). Using previously described anatomic landmarks for the tendinous insertion, 3 repair techniques were compared: bone trough, tenodesis screws, and suture anchors (N=10 each)...
August 17, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811061/surgical-demographics-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-and-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-over-5-years-at-a-single-institution
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Dafang Zhang, Jamie E Collins, Brandon E Earp, Philip Blazar
PURPOSE: Carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome are the 2 most common upper-limb compressive neuropathies. However, whether the characteristics of patient populations undergoing surgery for these conditions are similar is unclear in terms of demographics and concomitant pathologies. Our null hypothesis was that there are no identifiable differences between these patient populations. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed by billing system query using Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for all patients who underwent open carpal tunnel release (CTR) (CPT code 64721) and/or open cubital tunnel surgery (CPT code 64718) by 1 of 4 hand surgeons from August 2008 to July 2013...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810865/cryptic-plasmodium-ovale-concurrent-with-mixed-plasmodium-falciparum-and-plasmodium-malariae-infection-in-two-children-from-central-african-republic
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Cynthia Bichara, Philippe Flahaut, Damien Costa, Anne-Lise Bienvenu, Stephane Picot, Gilles Gargala
BACKGROUND: Since several malaria parasite species are usually present in a particular area, co-infections with more than one species of Plasmodium are more likely to occur in humans infected in these areas. In many mixed infections, parasite densities of the cryptic species may be low and often not recognized in clinical practice. CASE PRESENTATION: Two children (3 and 6 years old) adopted recently from Central African Republic were admitted to hospital because of intermittent fever...
August 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806294/the-tissue-engineered-tendon-bone-interface-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-synergistic-effects-of-adipo-derived-stem-cells-platelet-rich-plasma-and-extracellular-matrix-hydrogel
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Rory McGoldrick, Arhana Chattopadhyay, Christopher Crowe, Grace Chiou, Kenneth Hui, Simon Farnebo, Christopher Davis, Anais Le Grand, Molly Jacobs, Hung Pham, James Chang
INTRODUCTION: Suboptimal healing of the tendon bone interface (TBI) remains an unsolved problem. One solution is a biocompatible tissue engineered construct that promotes augmented healing. We hypothesisze that 1.) the presence of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and prolonged in vitro incubation produces tissue engineered tendon bone interface scaffolds with greater reseeding of viable Adipo-derived Stem Cells (ADSC) and 2.) when implanted with extracellular matrix hydrogel, constructs will display superior in vivo strength repair and biocompatibility...
August 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797579/an-acid-seeking-carrier-free-drug-achieves-high-antitumor-activity-via-a-solution-particle-transition
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Xiaoying Zhang, Cuifeng Wang, Jiamin Wu, Yajun Liu, Zeping Yang, Ye Zhang, Xiaofeng Sui, Min Li, Min Feng
Drug nanocarriers that have long been expected to revolutionize cancer therapy have yet to achieve the significant clinical success. Therefore, it remains controversial to pursue a complex drug nanocarrier that lacks clinical relevance. Herein, we developed an easily-synthesized anti-tumor drug that actively seeks the acidic tumor microenvironment while ignoring the normal tissue without the aid of additional carriers. This called "carrier-free" drug (CFD) is capable of switching its morphology from the unstructured solution to the spherical structure in response to tumor acidity...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793993/taurolidine-citrate-heparin-lock-reduces-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-intestinal-failure-patients-dependent-on-home-parenteral-support-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Siri Tribler, Christopher F Brandt, Anne H Petersen, Jørgen H Petersen, Kristian A Fuglsang, Michael Staun, Per Broebech, Claus E Moser, Palle B Jeppesen
Background: In patients with intestinal failure who are receiving home parenteral support (HPS), catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) inflict health impairment and high costs.Objective: This study investigates the efficacy and safety of the antimicrobial catheter lock solution, taurolidine-citrate-heparin, compared with heparin 100 IE/mL on CRBSI occurrence.Design: Forty-one high-risk patients receiving HPS followed in a tertiary HPS unit were randomly assigned in a double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789976/percutaneous-ultrasonic-tenotomy-for-refractory-common-extensor-tendinopathy-following-failed-open-surgical-release-a-report-of-two-cases
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Reed C Williams, Adam M Pourcho
Common extensor tendinopathy (CET) is a common painful overuse and degenerative condition of the lateral elbow, affecting an estimated 2 million patients per year. Although many cases resolve with conservative treatment, recalcitrant cases may progress to open surgical intervention. For patients who fail to improve with surgical management, treatment options are extremely limited. In this manuscript, we present two cases of recalcitrant surgically treated CET successfully treated with sonographically guided percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy (UT) with 1 year follow-up...
August 5, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789628/patellar-tendinopathy-in-young-elite-soccer-clinical-and-sonographical-analysis-of-a-german-elite-soccer-academy
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Gerrit Bode, Thorsten Hammer, N Karvouniaris, M J Feucht, L Konstantinidis, N P Südkamp, A Hirschmüller
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of patellar tendinopathy is elevated in elite soccer compared to less explosive sports. While the burden of training hours and load is comparably high in youth elite players (age < 23 years), little is known about the prevalence of patellar tendinopathy at this age. There is only little data available on the influence of age, the amount of training, the position on the field, as well as muscular strength, range of motion, or sonographical findings in this age group...
August 8, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789557/current-concepts-review-update-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy
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Ruth L Chimenti, Chris C Cychosz, Mederic M Hall, Phinit Phisitkul
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August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780211/the-use-of-osteopathic-manual-therapy-and-rehabilitation-for-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-a-case-report
#14
Sam Bennett, Chris Macfarlane, Brett Vaughan
Rotator cuff dysfunction is common in athletes involved with overhead sports. Secondary subacromial impingement is a common cause of pain for patients with rotator cuff dysfunction. Exercise rehabilitation and manual therapy can be used in the treatment of subacromial impingement to decrease pain, increase functionality and support a return to activity. The current case report describes a 24-year-old patient with supraspinatus tendinosis and secondary subacromial impingement who was experiencing pain when playing tennis, and during daily activities involving overhead movements...
July 11, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775069/the-effect-of-a-pre-hop-on-the-muscle-tendon-interaction-during-vertical-jumps
#15
Jeroen Aeles, Glen A Lichtwark, Dries Peeters, Christophe Delecluse, Ilse Jonkers, Benedicte Vanwanseele
Many movements use stretch-shortening cycles of a muscle-tendon unit (MTU) for storing and releasing elastic energy. The required stretching of medial gastrocnemius (MG) tendinous tissue during jumps, however, requires large length changes of the muscle fascicles, due to the lack of MTU length changes. This has a negative impact on the force generating capacity of the muscle fascicles. The purpose of this study was to induce a MG MTU stretch prior to shortening by adding a pre-hop to the squat jump. Eleven well-trained athletes specialized in jumping performed a pre-hop squat jump (PHSJ) and a standard squat jump (SSJ)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774247/severe-destructive-tendinopathy-in-the-wrist-due-to-dialysis-related-amyloidosis
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Dongmin Kim, In Cheul Choi, Jong Woong Park
Dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA) is a specific subtype of amyloidosis with several clinical presentations. Herein we report a case of severe destructive tendinopathy around the wrist associated with long-standing hemodialysis (HD). A 63-year-old female patient who had been on regular HD for 23 years suffered from symptoms of pain and a palpable mass around the wrist. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an ill-defined soft tissue mass around the extensor tendons that partially invaded the wrist joint. We performed surgical excision and tenolysis for the mass...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772237/low-intensity-laser-therapy-efficacy-evaluation-in-mice-subjected-to-acute-arthritis-condition
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Bianca F Trawitzki, Lothar Lilge, Fellipe A T de Figueiredo, Ana Paula Macedo, João Paulo M Issa
Acute arthritis is an inflammation that affects many joints. The principal treatment options comprise drugs (corticosteroids), invasive and painful surgery. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of low intensity laser therapy (LILT), a non-invasive treatment, in a murine model of acute inflammation model. 48 mice received a synovial injection of Zymosan A into one knee. Mice were treated with LILT by three different wavelengths, either as a single (S) or dual (D) application immediately after the injury or after 24h following initiation of an inflammatory response...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770401/in-vitro-studies-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-varying-culture-conditions-and-ipl-fluencies-on-tenocyte-activities
#18
Jihad A M Alzyoud, Ilyas M Khan, Sarah G Rees
Tendons are dense, fibrous connective tissues which carry out the essential physiological role of transmitting mechanical forces from skeletal muscle to bone. From a clinical perspective, tendinopathy is very common, both within the sporting arena and amongst the sedentary population. Studies have shown that light therapy may stimulate tendon healing, and more recently, intense pulsed light (IPL) has attracted attention as a potential treatment modality for tendinopathy; however, its mechanism of action and effect on the tendon cells (tenocytes) is poorly understood...
August 3, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766275/a-mini-invasive-tenolysis-of-the-flexor-tendons-following-hand-fractures-case-series
#19
A Leti Acciaro, M Lando, A Russomando, G Colzani
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of the flexor tendon adhesions following phalanx and metacarpal fractures, in closed or open injuries, is a great challenge for the hand surgeon. The outcomes are often poor, because of the severity of the lesion and the aggressiveness of the surgical procedure of the secondary tenolysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors describe the technical findings and the results of a new mini-invasive tenolysis in order to treat the adhesions in zone 1 and 2 of the fingers, following phalangeal and metacarpal fractures...
August 1, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766166/rhpdgf-bb-combined-with-adscs-in-the-treatment-of-achilles-tendinitis-via-mir-363-pi3%C3%A2-k-akt-pathway
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Qiao-Jie Chen, Liang Chen, Shao-Kun Wu, Yao-Jun Wu, Qing-Jiang Pang
To investigate the mechanism of recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor-BB (rhPDGF-BB) and human adipose-derived stem cells (hADSCs) in the treatment of Achilles tendinitis. Biomechanical indices of stiffness, stress, and maximum load-to-failure were detected by biomechanical test. mRNA and protein levels of miR-363, p-PI3K/AKT, tendon-related genes Collagen I, Scleraxis (Scx), and Tenascin C (TNC) were measured by qRT-PCR and western blot. The proliferation of hADSCs was accessed by MTT assay. Biomechanical indices of stiffness, stress, and maximum load-to-failure, and mRNA and protein levels of tendon-related genes could be improved by rhPDGF-BB or hADSCs alone, and could be further improved by rhPDGF-BB + hADSCs...
August 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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