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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428674/comparison-of-clinical-and-radiological-parameters-at-knee-osteoarthritis
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Adnana Talic-Tanovic, Zoran Hadziahmetovic, Ivanka Madjar-Simic, Adnan Papovic
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) or arthrosis represents an inflammatory disease of joints that develops as a result of interaction of mechanical and biological parameters. With disease development, degenerative changes on joint cartilage can be noticeable that affect and cause pathological changes on other parts of a joint resulting in pain and dysfunction of a joint. A. E. Garrod in 1907 described osteoarthritis as a special clinical entity and separated it from a rheumatoid arthritis...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421395/clinical-interpretation-of-asymptomatic-medial-collateral-ligament-injury-observed-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-adolescent-baseball-players
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Kenta Tanaka, Yoshikazu Okamoto, Takeshi Makihara, Kiyoshi Maehara, Tomohiro Yoshizawa, Manabu Minami, Masashi Yamazaki
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury of the elbow was often observed in asymptomatic adolescent baseball players. We aimed to clarify the clinical interpretation of "asymptomatic MCL injury observed on MRI" by comparing MRI, ultrasonography (US), and physical findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-four asymptomatic adolescent baseball players (mean 11.2 years) were enrolled. An open-type 0.2T MRI was used. MCL function was evaluated by measuring the opening of the ulnohumeral joint using US...
April 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420043/-alcohol-consumption-prevalence-in-civil-servants
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Josep Maria Molina Aragonés, Cristina Abadia Castelló
Temporomandibular dysfunction syndrome (TMDS) includes a number of clinical conditions involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the muscles involved in mastication, or both. The symptoms of TMDS include decreased mobility, masticatory muscle pain, TMJ pain, functional alteration accompanied by articular noises, myofascial pain or deviation of the mouth opening. Work with visual display terminals (VDTs) has become widespread in the past several years and the conditions associated with this type of work have been associated with the appearance of certain musculoskeletal pathologies...
April 2017: Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416614/modeling-combined-immunosuppressive-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-dexamethasone-and-naproxen-in-rats-predicts-the-steroid-sparing-potential-of-naproxen
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Xiaonan Li, Debra C DuBois, Dawei Song, Richard R Almon, William J Jusko, Xijing Chen
Dexamethasone (DEX), a widely prescribed corticosteroid (CS), has long been the cornerstone for the treatment of inflammation and immunological dysfunctions in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The CS are frequently used in combination with other anti-rheumatic agents such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) to mitigate disease symptoms and minimize unwanted effects. The steroid dose-sparing potential of the NSAID naproxen (NPX) was explored with in vitro and in vivo studies...
April 17, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413482/dysfunction-of-the-thymus-in-mice-with-hypertension
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Xianliang Dai, Shuaibo Huang, Zhiqing He, Feng Wu, Ru Ding, Yihong Chen, Chun Liang, Zonggui Wu
The aim of this study was to evaluate thymus function in mice with hypertension. A total of 60 C57BL/6J mice were randomized into control, sham surgery and two-kidney, one-clip groups (n=20 in each). At 4 or 8 weeks after surgery, mice were sacrificed, and blood, spleens, kidneys and thymuses were harvested. The results of reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis revealed that the mRNA levels of Forkhead box protein N1 (Foxn1) and autoimmune regulator (AIRE) in the thymus tissue of mice from the HTN group were significantly lower than those from the control group at 4 and 8 weeks (P<0...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413117/structure-specific-movement-patterns-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-dysfunction-using-lumbar-combined-movement-examination
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Aubrey P Monie, Roger I Price, Christopher R P Lind, Kevin P Singer
OBJECTIVE: A test-retest cohort study was conducted to assess the use of a novel computer-aided, combined movement examination (CME) to measure change in low back movement after pain management intervention in 17 cases of lumbar spondylosis. Additionally we desired to use a CME normal reference range (NRR) to compare and contrast movement patterns identified from 3 specific structural pathologic conditions: intervertebral disc, facet joint, and nerve root compression. METHODS: Computer-aided CME was used before and after intervention, in a cohort study design, to record lumbar range of movement along with pain, disability, and health self-report questionnaires in 17 participants who received image-guided facet, epidural, and/or rhizotomy intervention...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411044/a-short-report-on-the-effect-of-decreased-incubation-time-on-the-architectural-profile-of-autologous-conditioned-serum-acs
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Angelique Barreto
If present in high enough concentrations, IL-1-Ra has the potential to inhibit Interleukin-1, the chief offender that promotes the pro-inflammatory cascade causing pain, swelling and joint dysfunction associated with osteoarthritis (OA). IL-1-Ra and growth factor levels were quantified from whole blood in this retrospective chart review investigation (n=20) using Zero and 15min incubation times respectively. The hypothesis that this process can significantly (p<0.0001) increase levels of IL-1-Ra was confirmed...
April 11, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405218/adhesive-capsulitis-of-the-shoulder-review-of-pathophysiology-and-current-clinical-treatments
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REVIEW
Hai V Le, Stella J Lee, Ara Nazarian, Edward K Rodriguez
Adhesive shoulder capsulitis, or arthrofibrosis, describes a pathological process in which the body forms excessive scar tissue or adhesions across the glenohumeral joint, leading to pain, stiffness and dysfunction. It is a debilitating condition that can occur spontaneously (primary or idiopathic adhesive capsulitis) or following shoulder surgery or trauma (secondary adhesive capsulitis). Here, we review the pathophysiology of adhesive shoulder capsulitis, highlighting its clinical presentation, natural history, risk factors, pathoanatomy and pathogenesis...
April 2017: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392132/acute-kidney-disease-after-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-incidence-and-associated-factors
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Eric X Jiang, Hrishikesh C Gogineni, Joel L Mayerson, Andrew H Glassman, Robert A Magnussen, Thomas J Scharschmidt
BACKGROUND: The development of acute kidney disease (AKD) following total joint arthroplasty has not been well characterized in the literature. We sought to calculate the incidence and identify risk factors associated with postoperative AKD for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: A total of 1000 consecutive cases (860 unique patients, including revisions) of TKA or THA performed between January 2010 and May 2016 were identified...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386223/assessment-of-upper-limb-motor-dysfunction-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy-based-on-muscle-synergy-analysis
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Lu Tang, Xiang Chen, Shuai Cao, De Wu, Gang Zhao, Xu Zhang
Muscle synergies are considered to be building blocks underlying motor behaviors. The goal of this study is to explore an objective and effective method to assess the upper limb motor dysfunction of cerebral palsy (CP) children from the aspect of muscle synergy analysis. Fourteen CP children and 10 typically developed (TD) children were recruited to perform three similar upper limb motion tasks related to the movements of elbow and shoulder joints, and surface electromyographic (sEMG) signals were recorded from 10 upper arm and shoulder muscles involved in the defined tasks...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384880/efficacy-of-deferasirox-as-an-oral-iron-chelator-in-paediatric-thalassaemia-patients
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Shikha Jaiswal, Rajesh Hishikar, Onkar Khandwal, Manju Agarwal, Usha Joshi, Ajay Halwai, Basant Maheshwari, Raka Sheohare
INTRODUCTION: Thalassaemia Major patients require frequent blood transfusion leading to iron overload. Excessive iron gets deposited in vital organs and leads to dysfunction of the heart, liver, anterior pituitary, pancreas, and joints. Our body has limited mechanism to excrete iron, so patients with iron overload and its complications need safe and effective iron chelation therapy. AIM: To assess the efficacy of Deferasirox (DFX) as an iron chelator, with specific reference to reduction in serum ferritin level...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377863/surgical-revision-after-sacroiliac-joint-fixation-or-fusion
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Katie Spain, Timothy Holt
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint (SIJ) fusion has been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of SIJ dysfunction. Multiple devices are available to perform SIJ fixation or fusion. Surgical revision rates after these procedures have not been directly compared. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients in our practice who underwent SIJ fixation or fusion between 2003 and 2015. Using both chart review and focused contact with individual patients, we determined the likelihood of surgical revision...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373955/arthroscopic-shoelace-capsular-closure-technique-in-the-hip-using-ultratape
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Soshi Uchida, Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, Yasuo Ohnishi, Hajime Utsunomiya, Yohei Yukizawa, Jorge Chahla, Akinori Sakai
Hip arthroscopy is promising tool for assessing and treating intra-articular pathologies including labral tears, cartilage injuries, and ligamentum teres tears of the hip. Interportal capsulotomy allows for better visualization and accessibility of the arthroscope and working instruments. The hip capsule has been defined as a crucial stabilizer of the hip joint. Thus, capsular closure is recognized as an important procedure to prevent postoperative instability after hip arthroscopic surgery. Despite the routine capsular closure during hip arthroscopy, there is a small subset of patients who complain of hip pain and dysfunction after surgery most likely because of disruption of hip closure site after routine complete capsular closure with strong suture for treating hip instability...
February 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368089/withdrawn-surgery-for-thumb-trapeziometacarpal-joint-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Anne Wajon, Toby Vinycomb, Emma Carr, Ian Edmunds, Louise Ada
BACKGROUND: Surgery is used to treat persistent pain and dysfunction at the base of the thumb when conservative management, such as splinting, or medical management, such as oral analgesics, is no longer adequate in reducing disability and pain. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2005. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of different surgical techniques for trapeziometacarpal (thumb) osteoarthritis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following sources up to 08 August 2013: CENTRAL (The Cochrane Library 2013, Issue 8), MEDLINE (1950 to August 2013), EMBASE (1974 to August 2013), CINAHL (1982 to August 2013), Clinicaltrials...
April 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363301/heterotopic-ossification-following-upper-extremity-injury
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REVIEW
Shailesh Agarwal, Shawn Loder, Benjamin Levi
Heterotopic ossification (HO) presents a substantial barrier to rehabilitation for patients with severe burns or trauma. Although surgical excision is a mainstay of management for this condition, this is unable to address the chronic sequelae of HO, including chronic pain, joint contractures, nerve dysfunction, and open wounds. Current therapeutic modalities are aimed at excision and the prevention of recurrence using nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or radiation therapy. Research is now focused on identifying alternative strategies to prevent the initial occurrence of HO through NSAIDs and novel inhibitors of the bone morphogenetic protein signaling pathway...
May 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358949/myopia-and-late-onset-progressive-cone-dystrophy-associate-to-lvava-mvava-exon-3-interchange-haplotypes-of-opsin-genes-on-chromosome-x
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Orsolya Orosz, István Rajta, Attila Vajas, Lili Takács, Adrienne Csutak, Mariann Fodor, Bence Kolozsvári, Miklós Resch, Katalin Sényi, Balázs Lesch, Viktória Szabó, András Berta, István Balogh, Gergely Losonczy
Purpose: Rare interchange haplotypes in exon 3 of the OPN1LW and OPN1MW opsin genes cause X-linked myopia, color vision defect, and cone dysfunction. The severity of the disease varies on a broad scale from nonsyndromic high myopia to blue cone monochromatism. Here, we describe a new genotype-phenotype correlation attributed to rare exon 3 interchange haplotypes simultaneously present in the long- and middle-wavelength sensitive opsin genes (L- and M-opsin genes). Methods: A multigenerational family with X-linked high myopia and cone dystrophy was investigated...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350759/resveratrol-supplementation-reduces-pain-experience-by-postmenopausal-women
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Rachel H X Wong, Hamish M Evans, Peter R C Howe
OBJECTIVE: Pain is a common complaint among postmenopausal women. It has been postulated that vascular dysfunction caused by estrogen decline at menopause plays a key role in the initiation and progression of degradative joint disease, namely age-related osteoarthritis. We evaluated whether supplementation with resveratrol, a phytoestrogen, could improve aspects of well-being such as chronic pain that is commonly experienced by postmenopausal women. METHODS: A 14-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention with trans-resveratrol (75 mg, twice daily) was conducted in 80 healthy postmenopausal women...
March 27, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349915/use-of-mini-anchors-and-rehabilitation-with-0%C3%A2-cusp-angle-teeth-complete-denture-in-recurrent-condylar-dislocation-technical-adequacy-and-procedure
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Rafaella de S Leão, Edmilson Z da S Júnior, Marília Gm de Alencar, Raisa Q Catunda, Sandra Ld de Moraes, Belmiro C do E Vasconcelos
AIM: To report a case of association between the surgical treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction and rehabilitation with denture total prosthesis (TP) using nonanatomic teeth (cusp 0°) in patients with anterior recurrent dislocation of the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) and persistent uncontrolled mandibular movement, showing a technical adaptation and conduct. INTRODUCTION: There are several treatment approaches available for dislocation of the TMJ. The use of condylar mini-anchors for recurrent TMJ dislocation is a valid option and should be considered since it does not alter the joint anatomy...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342945/cognitive-impairment-in-first-episode-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-schizophrenia-relationships-with-serum-concentrations-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor
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Wenhuan Xiao, Fei Ye, Chunlai Liu, Xiaowei Tang, Jin Li, Hui Dong, Weiwei Sha, Xiaobin Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Evidence suggests that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and glial cell line -derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) are important in the regulation of synaptic plasticity, which plays a key role in the cognitive processes in psychiatric disorders. Our work aimed at exploring the associations between serum BDNF and GDNF levels and cognitive functions in first-episode drug-naïve (FEDN) patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: The BDNF and GDNF levels of 58 FEDN patients and 55 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were measured and test subjects were examined using several neurocognitive tests including the verbal fluency test (VFT), the trail making test (TMT), the digit span test (DST), and the Stroop test...
March 22, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341537/interleukin-6-expression-in-disc-derangement-of-human-temporomandibular-joint-and-association-with-osteoarthrosis
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Flavio de Alcântara Camejo, Marina Azevedo, Viviane Ambros, Karina São Thiago Caporal, Andrea Duarte Doetzer, Luis Eduardo Almeida, Marcia Olandoski, Lucia Noronha, Paula Cristina Trevilatto
The inflammatory process is a coordinated response that protects host after infection or trauma, involving several molecular reactions. Once the inflammation is closely linked to the process of destruction of the temporomandibular joint, this study aims to examine, by immunohistochemistry, the expression of interleukin-6 (IL-6), an important inflammatory marker, in temporomandibular articular discs of patients with anterior disc displacement with (ADDwR) and without reduction (ADDwoR) and its association with osteoarthrosis (OA)...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
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