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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547815/balancing-the-autonomic-nervous-system-to-reduce-inflammation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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F A Koopman, M A van Maanen, M J Vervoordeldonk, P P Tak
Imbalance in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) has been observed in many established chronic autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is a prototypic immune-mediated inflammatory disease (IMID). We recently discovered that autonomic dysfunction precedes and predicts arthritis development in subjects at risk of developing seropositive RA. In addition, RA patients with relatively high vagus nerve tone (higher parasympathetic parameters, measured by heart rate variability) respond better to antirheumatic therapies...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543369/directing-clinical-care-using-lower-extremity-biomechanics-in-patients-with-ankle-osteoarthritis-and-ankle-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
Robin Queen
Ankle osteoarthritis is a debilitating disease with approximately 50,000 new cases per year leading to skeletal deformity, severe and recurrent pain, cartilage breakdown, and gait dysfunction limiting patient mobility and well-being. Although many treatments (total ankle arthroplasty (TAA), ankle fusion (arthrodesis), and ankle distraction arthroplasty) relieve pain, it is not clear that these procedures significantly improve patient mobility. The goal of the research presented here is to summarize what is presently known about lower extremity gait mechanics and outcomes and to quantify the impact of ankle osteoarthritis and TAA have on these measures using an explicitly holistic and mechanistic approach...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532864/association-between-composites-of-selected-motion-palpation-and-pain-provocation-tests-for-sacroiliac-joint-disorders
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Manijeh Soleimanifar, Noureddin Karimi, Amir Massoud Arab
BACKGROUND: The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) has been implicated as a potential source of low back and buttock pain. Several types of motion palpation and pain provocation tests are used to evaluate SIJ dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between motion palpation and pain provocation tests in assessment of SIJ problems. DESIGN: This study is Descriptive Correlation. METHODS: 50 patients between the ages of 20 and 65 participated...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528004/potential-contributions-of-skeletal-muscle-contractile-dysfunction-to-altered-biomechanics-in-obesity
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REVIEW
Lance M Bollinger
Obesity alters whole body kinematics and joint kinetics during activities of daily living which are thought to contribute to increased risk of musculoskeletal injury, development of lower extremity joint osteoarthritis (OA), and physical disability. To date, it has widely been accepted that excess adipose tissue mass is the major driver of biomechanical alterations in obesity. However, it is well established that obesity is a systemic disease affecting numerous, if not all, organ systems of the body. Indeed, obesity elicits numerous adaptations within skeletal muscle, including alterations in muscle structure (ex...
May 13, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521343/tarlov-cyst-causing-sacral-insufficiency-fracture
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Ross C Puffer, Marcus J Gates, William Copeland, William E Krauss, Jeremy Fogelson
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Tarlov cysts, also known as perineural cysts, have been described as meningeal dilations of the spinal nerve root sheath between the peri- and endoneurium at the dorsal root ganglion. Most often they are found in the sacrum involving the nerve roots. Normally asymptomatic, they have been reported to present with radiculopathy, paresthesias, and even urinary or bowel dysfunction. Sacral insufficiency has not been a well-documented presentation. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The patient is a 38-year-old female who started to develop left low back pain and buttock pain that rapidly progressed into severe pain with some radiation down the posterior aspect of her left leg...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508153/cellular-and-molecular-perspectives-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Douglas J Veale, Carl Orr, Ursula Fearon
Synovial immunopathology in rheumatoid arthritis is complex involving both resident and infiltrating cells. The synovial tissue undergoes significant neovascularization, facilitating an influx of lymphocytes and monocytes that transform a typically acellular loose areolar membrane into an invasive tumour-like pannus. The microvasculature proliferates to form straight regularly-branching vessels; however, they are highly dysfunctional resulting in reduced oxygen supply and a hypoxic microenvironment. Autoantibodies such as rheumatoid factor and anti-citrullinated protein antibodies are found at an early stage, often before arthritis has developed, and they have been implicated in the pathogenesis of RA...
May 15, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505208/neuromuscular-function-of-the-quadriceps-muscle-during-isometric-maximal-submaximal-and-submaximal-fatiguing-voluntary-contractions-in-knee-osteoarthrosis-patients
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Anett Mau-Moeller, Robert Jacksteit, Mario Jackszis, Frank Feldhege, Matthias Weippert, Wolfram Mittelmeier, Rainer Bader, Ralf Skripitz, Martin Behrens
INTRODUCTION: Knee osteoarthrosis (KOA) is commonly associated with a dysfunction of the quadriceps muscle which contributes to alterations in motor performance. The underlying neuromuscular mechanisms of muscle dysfunction are not fully understood. The main objective of this study was to analyze how KOA affects neuromuscular function of the quadriceps muscle during different contraction intensities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The following parameters were assessed in 20 patients and 20 healthy controls: (i) joint position sense, i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502778/the-joint-association-of-insulin-sensitivity-and-physical-activity-on-the-skeletal-muscle-mass-and-performance-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Chuan-Wei Yang, Chia-Ing Li, Tsai-Chung Li, Chiu-Shong Liu, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Wen-Yuan Lin, Cheng-Chieh Lin
BACKGROUND: Many well-known risk factors that may lead to sarcopenia are already discovered. However, their combined effects on sarcopenia components remain unclear. This study aims to explore the joint association of physical activity and insulin sensitivity on skeletal muscle mass and performance of Taiwanese elder people from a metropolitan community. METHODS: The study sample involved 844 elders who were examined through dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and who underwent tests for fasting blood glucose and serum insulin level...
May 10, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496293/the-effect-of-dopaminergic-medication-on-joint-kinematics-during-haptic-movements-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Kuan-Yi Li, Pei-Yi Chu, Kristen A Pickett
This study examined whether altered joint angular motion during haptic exploration could account for a decline in haptic sensitivity in individuals with PD by analyzing joint position data during haptic exploration of a curved contour. Each participant's hand was passively moved by a robotic arm along the edges of a virtual box (5 cm × 15 cm) with a curved left wall. After each trial, participants indicated whether the contour was curved or straight. Visual, auditory, and tactile cues were occluded, and an electrogoniometer recorded shoulder and elbow joint angles during each trial...
2017: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495022/delineating-the-joint-hierarchical-structure-of-clinical-and-personality-disorders-in-an-outpatient-psychiatric-sample
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Miriam K Forbes, Roman Kotov, Camilo J Ruggero, David Watson, Mark Zimmerman, Robert F Krueger
BACKGROUND: A large body of research has focused on identifying the optimal number of dimensions - or spectra - to model individual differences in psychopathology. Recently, it has become increasingly clear that ostensibly competing models with varying numbers of spectra can be synthesized in empirically derived hierarchical structures. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We examined the convergence between top-down (bass-ackwards or sequential principal components analysis) and bottom-up (hierarchical agglomerative cluster analysis) statistical methods for elucidating hierarchies to explicate the joint hierarchical structure of clinical and personality disorders...
April 29, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487634/ryr2-mediated-ca-2-release-and-mitochondrial-ros-generation-partake-in-the-synaptic-dysfunction-caused-by-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-oligomers
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Carol D SanMartín, Pablo Veloso, Tatiana Adasme, Pedro Lobos, Barbara Bruna, Jose Galaz, Alejandra García, Steffen Hartel, Cecilia Hidalgo, Andrea C Paula-Lima
Amyloid β peptide oligomers (AβOs), toxic aggregates with pivotal roles in Alzheimer's disease, trigger persistent and low magnitude Ca(2+) signals in neurons. We reported previously that these Ca(2+) signals, which arise from Ca(2+) entry and subsequent amplification by Ca(2+) release through ryanodine receptor (RyR) channels, promote mitochondrial network fragmentation and reduce RyR2 expression. Here, we examined if AβOs, by inducing redox sensitive RyR-mediated Ca(2+) release, stimulate mitochondrial Ca(2+)-uptake, ROS generation and mitochondrial fragmentation, and also investigated the effects of the antioxidant N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) and the mitochondrial antioxidant EUK-134 on AβOs-induced mitochondrial dysfunction...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487621/effect-of-drop-foot-on-spatiotemporal-kinematic-and-kinetic-parameters-during-gait
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Ida Wiszomirska, Michalina Błażkiewicz, Katarzyna Kaczmarczyk, Grażyna Brzuszkiewicz-Kuźmicka, Andrzej Wit
Background. The complexity of the structure and function of a living body can be affected by disorders and can cause various dysfunctions. Objective. The aim of this study was to determine compensatory mechanisms in subjects with drop foot during gait. Methods. The study evaluated 10 subjects with drop foot (DF) whose results were compared to a group of 10 healthy controls (C). Spatiotemporal, kinematic, and kinetic parameters during the gait cycle were collected using Vicon system synchronized with Kistler platforms...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483358/induced-membrane-technique-combined-with-two-stage-internal-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-tibial-osteomyelitis-defects
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Fei Luo, Xiaohua Wang, Shulin Wang, Jingshu Fu, Zhao Xie
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to observe the effects of induced membrane technique combined with two-stage internal fixation in the treatment of tibial osteomyelitis defects. METHODS: A retrospective analyses for 67 cases of tibialosteomyelitis defects were admitted to our department between September 2012 to February 2015, which were treated with induced membrane technique. At the first stage, implanted with a PMMA cement spacer in the defects after radical debridement and fixed with reconstructive locked plate...
April 26, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480842/dinamics-of-knee-joint-space-asymmetry-on-x-ray-as-a-marker-of-knee-osteoarthritis-rehabilitation-efficacy
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N Sheveleva, L Minbayeva, Y Belyayeva
Reducing of articular cartilage functional volume in knee joint osteoarthritis occurs unevenly and accompanied with pathological changes of lower limb axis as a result of connective tissue and muscle structures dysfunction. Evaluation of X-ray knee joint space asymmetry seems to be informative to analyze the dynamics of lower extremities biomechanical imbalances characteristic for knee joint osteoarthritis. However, standardized method of X-ray joint space determining does not include its symmetry calculation...
March 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471560/arthroscopy-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-closed-lock
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Waseem Abboud, Sahar Nadel, Noam Yarom, Ran Yahalom
BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders affect roughly 5% of the population. Chronic closed lock is one of the more common temporomandibular disorders and is characterized by limited mouth opening and various degrees of joint pain and dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of arthroscopic lysis and lavage of the TMJ to treat limited mouth opening in patients suffering from chronic closed lock. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of the medical records of 47 patients with chronic closed lock treated with arthroscopic lysis and lavage...
July 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468842/novel-mutations-in-dystonin-provide-clues-to-the-pathomechanisms-of-hsan-vi
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Fiore Manganelli, Silvia Parisi, Maria Nolano, Feifei Tao, Simona Paladino, Chiara Pisciotta, Stefano Tozza, Claudia Nesti, Adriana P Rebelo, Vincenzo Provitera, Filippo M Santorelli, Michael E Shy, Tommaso Russo, Stephan Zuchner, Lucio Santoro
OBJECTIVE: To describe a second hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type VI (HSAN-VI) family harboring 2 novel heterozygous mutations in the dystonin (DST) gene and to evaluate their effect on neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). METHODS: The family consisted of 3 affected siblings from nonconsanguineous healthy parents. All members underwent clinical and electrophysiologic evaluation and genetic analysis. Two patients underwent quantitative sensory testing (QST), cardiovascular reflexes, dynamic sweat test, and skin biopsy to evaluate somatic and autonomic cutaneous innervation and to get fibroblast cultures for developing iPSC-derived neurons...
May 3, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462199/giant-cell-tumor-of-temporomandibular-joint-masquerading-as-temporomandibular-joint-pain-dysfunction-syndrome-a-rare-case-report
#17
Jo Ee Sam, Rullyandrianto Pan Nuriman Rachmat, Cri Saiful Jordan Melano, Nasser Abdul Wahab
Giant cell tumor (GCT) of the craniofacial bones has been reported but they are not common. This tumor occurs more often in women than in men and predominantly affects patients around the third to fifth decade of life. GCTs are generally benign but can be locally aggressive as well. We report a case of GCT involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which was initially thought to be temporomandibular disorder (TMD). A 22-year-old female presented with swelling and pain over the right temporal region for 18 months associated with jaw locking and clicking sounds...
April 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460506/-clinical-characteristics-in-gout-patients-with-different-body-mass-index
#18
L D Ma, R X Sun, Y Xin, Y Wang, C G Li, T Liu, X Y Cheng, Z T Jia
Objective: Obesity is one of the risk factors for gout. The aim of the present study was to evaluate clinical characteristics of gout patients with different BMI. Methods: A total of 5 104 patients with gout were enrolled and divided into three groups according to the BMI. The clinical information was collected and relevant biochemical indices were detected. SPSS software was applied for the statistical analyses. Results: There were significant differences in the ratios of gender, regular exercise, hypertension, tophus, renal insufficiency, hyperlipidemia, impaired glucose metabolism, liver dysfunction among the three groups (all P<0...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460254/foot-segmental-motion-and-coupling-in-stage-ii-and-iii-tibialis-posterior-tendon-dysfunction
#19
Maarten Van de Velde, Giovanni Arnoldo Matricali, Sander Wuite, Charlotte Roels, Filip Staes, Kevin Deschamps
BACKGROUND: Classification systems developed in the field of posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction omit to include dynamic measurements. Since this may negatively affect the selection of the most appropriate treatment modality, studies on foot kinematics are highly recommended. Previous research characterised the foot kinematics in patients with posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction. However, none of the studies analysed foot segmental motion synchrony during stance phase, nor compared the kinematic behaviour of the foot in presence of different posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction stages...
June 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457691/measuring-intrinsic-hand-strength-in-healthy-adults-the-accuracy-intrarater-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-the-rotterdam-intrinsic-hand-myometer
#20
Corey McGee
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical measurement study. INTRODUCTION: Measuring the isometric strength generated during isolated hand joint motions is a challenging feat. The Rotterdam Intrinsic Hand Myometer (RIHM; med.engineers, Rotterdam, Netherlands) permits measurement of isolated movements of the hand. To date, there is limited evidence on the inter-rater reliability and limited adult normative data of RIHM. Given that multiple raters, often with varying degrees of experience, are needed to collect normative data, inter-rater reliability testing and a comparison of novice and experienced raters are needed...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
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