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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621304/trends-in-congenital-anomalies-in-europe-from-1980-to-2012
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Joan K Morris, Anna L Springett, Ruth Greenlees, Maria Loane, Marie-Claude Addor, Larraitz Arriola, Ingeborg Barisic, Jorieke E H Bergman, Melinda Csaky-Szunyogh, Carlos Dias, Elizabeth S Draper, Ester Garne, Miriam Gatt, Babak Khoshnood, Kari Klungsoyr, Catherine Lynch, Robert McDonnell, Vera Nelen, Amanda J Neville, Mary O'Mahony, Anna Pierini, Annette Queisser-Luft, Hanitra Randrianaivo, Judith Rankin, Anke Rissmann, Jennifer Kurinczuk, David Tucker, Christine Verellen-Dumoulin, Diana Wellesley, Helen Dolk
BACKGROUND: Surveillance of congenital anomalies is important to identify potential teratogens. METHODS: This study analysed the prevalence of 61 congenital anomaly subgroups (excluding chromosomal) in 25 population-based EUROCAT registries (1980-2012). Live births, fetal deaths and terminations of pregnancy for fetal anomaly were analysed with multilevel random-effects Poisson regression models. RESULTS: Seventeen anomaly subgroups had statistically significant trends from 2003-2012; 12 increasing and 5 decreasing...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614918/does-variability-within-natural-turfgrass-sports-fields-influence-ground-derived-injuries
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Chase M Straw, Christine O Samson, Gerald M Henry, Cathleen N Brown
Natural turfgrass sports fields exhibit within-field variations due to climatic conditions, field construction, field management, and foot traffic patterns from field usage. Variations within a field could influence the playing surface predictability and require athletes to make abrupt or frequent adjustments that lead to increased ground-derived injury occurrence. This study introduces a new methodology aimed at evaluating the potential relationship between within-field variations of turfgrass sports field properties and ground-derived athlete injuries...
April 3, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602475/concurrent-validation-of-an-inertial-measurement-system-to-quantify-kicking-biomechanics-in-four-football-codes
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Stephanie Blair, Grant Duthie, Sam Robertson, William Hopkins, Kevin Ball
Wearable inertial measurement systems (IMS) allow for three-dimensional analysis of human movements in a sport-specific setting. This study examined the concurrent validity of a IMS (Xsens MVN system) for measuring lower extremity and pelvis kinematics in comparison to a Vicon motion analysis system (MAS) during kicking. Thirty footballers from Australian football (n = 10), soccer (n = 10), rugby league and rugby union (n = 10) clubs completed 20 kicks across four conditions. Concurrent validity was assessed using a linear mixed-modelling approach, which allowed the partition of between and within-subject variance from the device measurement error...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595083/playing-surface-and-uk-professional-rugby-union-injury-risk
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Craig Ranson, Jonathan George, James Rafferty, John Miles, Isabel Moore
Artificial rugby union playing surface installation is increasing. This prospective cohort study aimed to examine the effect of playing surface on match injury types within 157 players of two UK professional rugby union clubs playing 209 matches (96 on artificial surfaces and 113 on grass) over three seasons. There was no difference in overall injury risk between the two playing surfaces with injury incidence on artificial 80.2 (CI 69.9-91.7) and on grass 81.9 per 1000 match-hours (CI 72.2-92.5), with an incidence rate ratio (RR) of 0...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453587/trimorphic-extreme-clubfoot-deformities-and-their-management-by-triple-surgical-skin-expanders-dolar-dolarz-and-dolarz-e-evidence-based-mega-corrections-without-arthrodesis
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Rattan L Mittal
AIM/PURPOSE: Extreme congenital club foot deformities are common in developing countries, presenting at birth, persisting in children, adolescents and adults; as untreated/under-corrected by conservative and/or surgical means. Scores of confusing names exist in literature for such deformities with no good treatment available; mostly advocating unacceptable arthrodesis. The author researched this grey area for more than 40 years and successfully innovated improved surgical corrections, more acceptable to patients...
February 17, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381521/extended-ponseti-method-for-failed-tenotomy-in-idiopathic-clubfeet-a-pilot-study
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Anil Agarwal, Nargesh Agrawal, Sitanshu Barik, Neeraj Gupta
We evaluated the outcome of a new protocol of an extended Ponseti method in the management of idiopathic club foot with residual equinus following failed Achilles tenotomy. We also compared the failed with a successful tenotomy group to analyze the parameters for failure. The Ponseti technique-treated idiopathic club foot patients with failed percutaneous Achilles tenotomy (failure to achieve <15° dorsiflexion) were treated by continued stretching casts, with a weekly change for a further 3 weeks. Final dorsiflexion more than 15° if achieved with the above protocol was recorded as a success...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379570/type-0-spinal-muscular-atrophy-in-rare-association-with-congenital-contracture-and-generalized-osteopenia
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Aditi Singh, Poonam Dalal, Jasbir Singh, Pooja Tripathi
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMAs) is a group of rare autosomal recessive diseases in which there is degeneration of alpha motor neurons in the spinal cord leading to progressive distal motor weakness. Here we report a case of type 0 SMA in a female neonate born at the Department of Pediatrics, PGIMS, Rohtak (Haryana) India, associated with generalized osteopenia and bony deformity in form of unilateral club foot. It may be emphasized that diagnosis of SMA should be kept in mind as a differential in cases of unexplained severe generalized hypotonia and severe respiratory compromise immediately after birth...
2018: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303120/management-of-cleft-lip-and-palate-in-nigeria-a-survey
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V Akinmoladun, S Ademola, A Olusanya
BACKGROUND: Clefts of the lip and/or palate are the most common congenital craniofacial defects and second only to club foot among all congenital anomalies. The management of this condition is resource intensive due to the multidimensional needs. This survey was carried out to ascertain the current state of cleft management in Nigeria with emphasis on training, scope of management, and assessment of treatment outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Structured questionnaires were administered to cleft surgeons based on professional and practitioners' register and the result of literature search for cleft surgeons whose names may not appear in the registers...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202503/quantitative-analysis-and-development-of-the-fore-feet-of-arabian-foals-from-birth-to-1-year-of-age
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Babak Faramarzi, Allison Salinger, Andris Kaneps, Yvette Nout-Lomas, Holly Greene, Fanglong Dong
Objectives  The goal of this study was to quantify external and internal anatomical characteristics of the foal foot throughout the first year of age. Methods  Digital radiographs and photographs were taken bimonthly of the forefeet of nine Arabian foals, beginning at about 2 weeks of age until 12 months of age. Sixty-eight linear and angular variables were measured using NIH (National Institutes of Health) Image J software. Statistical analyses were performed using piecewise random coefficient model and p -values < 0...
November 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169774/sir-denis-browne-the-father-of-modern-pediatric-surgery
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Don K Nakayama
Sir Denis John Wolko Browne (1892-1967), while not the first in the British Isles to devote his entire surgical practice to pediatric surgery, is accepted as "the father of pediatric surgery in the United Kingdom." He made contributions to operations as varied as tonsillectomy, pyloromyotomy, and hypospadias repair, and provided fundamental insights into the proper treatment of club foot, congenital dislocation of the hip, and cryptorchidism. He introduced the transverse laparotomy incision, primary repair of congenital intestinal obstruction, and the end-to-back anastomosis for intestinal atresia, techniques so commonly used that it is difficult to think of pediatric surgical operations done any differently...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108669/the-health-economics-of-ankle-and-foot-sprains-and-fractures-a-systematic-review-of-english-language-published-papers-part-1-overview-and-critical-appraisal
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Iwona A Bielska, Xiang Wang, Raymond Lee, Ana P Johnson
BACKGROUND: Ankle and foot sprains and fractures are common injuries affecting many individuals, often requiring considerable and costly medical interventions. The objectives of this systematic review are to collect, assess, and critically appraise the published literature on the health economics of ankle and foot injury (sprain and fracture) treatment. METHODS: A systematic literature review of Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane DSR, ACP Journal Club, AMED, Ovid Healthstar, and CINAHL was conducted for English-language studies on the costs of treating ankle and foot sprains and fractures published from January 1980 to December 2014...
July 1, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985751/assessment-of-the-kinesiotherapy-s-efficacy-in-male-athletes-with-calcaneal-apophysitis
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Ersin Kuyucu, Barış Gülenç, Hüseyin Biçer, Mehmet Erdil
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of kinesiotherapy used for treating various disorders in athletes on pain and pedal functions in patients with calcaneal apophysitis. METHODS: This prospective randomized controlled study included 22 patients with calcaneal apophysitis aged 8 to 16 years presenting with heel pain among junior athletes of a professional football club. The patients were randomly grouped into two groups, with one group receiving sham tape only and the other kinesio tape...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969231/femoral-hypoplasia-with-unusual-facies-syndrome
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Sreekanth R Shenoy, Dipankar Mondal, Manas Ranjan Upadhyay, Bhupendra Kumar Gupta, Jatadhari Mahar
Femoral facial syndrome is a rare clinical entity characterized by unilateral or bilateral femoral hypoplasia along with various malformations of face. Only few cases have been detected by antenatal ultrasonography so far. We present the case of one-day-old, male child, born to a primi gravida with oligohydramnios and severe growth restriction. The child had unusual facies with posterior cleft palate, non-communicating hydrocephalus and complete absences of left femur, hypoplasia of right femur, bilateral club foot and bilateral undescended testis...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954562/arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita-in-utero-radiologic-and-pathologic-findings
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Priya Skaria, Amy Dahl, Atif Ahmed
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) refers to the development of multiple joint contractures affecting two or more areas of the body prior to birth. It affects approximately 1 in 3000 individuals, mostly reported in individuals of Asian, African and European descent with equal incidence in males and females. Arthrogryposis is associated with over 400 medical conditions and 350 known genes with considerable variability in phenotypic expression. The primary underlying mechanism is decreased fetal movement during development...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900350/influence-of-physical-activity-and-interest-for-food-and-sciences-versus-weight-disorders-in-children-aged-8-to-18-years
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REVIEW
A Faik, E Vanderhulst, I Rossem, D Devroey
INTRODUCTION: Being overweight and obesity are a growing problem and are often related to a lack of physical activity among younger people. This study aims to describe the prevalence of weight disorders in Belgian schoolchildren. Secondly, this study examines the association between physical activity, weight disorders and the interest in food and sciences. METHODS: We examined 525 children aged between 8 and 18 years old, who attended the Brussels Food Fair or the Belgian Science Day in 2013...
June 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875142/van-der-woude-syndrome-presenting-as-a-single-median-lower-lip-pit-with-associated-dental-orofacial-and-limb-deformities-a-rare-case-report
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Sunil Richardson, Rakshit Vijay Khandeparker
Although it is a rare developmental malformation, van der Woude syndrome is the most common form of syndromic orofacial clefting, accounting for approximately 2% of all cleft cases. The lower lip pits with or without a cleft lip or palate is characteristic of the syndrome. Findings, such as hypodontia, limb deformities, popliteal webs, ankylogossia, ankyloblepheron, and genitourinary and cardiovascular abnormalities, are rarely associated with the syndrome. This paper reports a rare case of van der Woude syndrome in a 10-year-old male patient with a single median lower lip pit and a repaired bilateral cleft lip and cleft palate that were associated with microstomia, hypodontia, and clubbing of the left foot with syndactyly of the second to fifth lesser toes of the same foot...
August 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842085/what-is-the-current-role-and-factors-for-success-of-the-journal-club-in-podiatric-foot-and-ankle-surgery-residency-training-programs
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Eric So, Christopher F Hyer, Marcus P Richardson, Randall C Thomas
The journal club (JC) is a traditional part of postgraduate medical education, although little has been written on its current role in podiatric surgical training programs. The goal of the present study was to determine how JCs are conducted and the factors associated with their success. Anonymous electronic surveys were distributed to all podiatric foot and ankle surgical training program directors in the United States with a valid e-mail address. A total of 202 surveys were initially e-mailed to training program directors, with a second and third round sent to those who did not respond...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735429/history-of-club-foot-treatment-part-ii-tenotomy-in-the-nineteenth-century
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REVIEW
Philippe Hernigou, Nicolas Gravina, Damien Potage, Arnaud Dubory
Clubfoot is one of the most common congenital orthopaedic anomalies and was described by Hippocrates in the year 400 BC. From manipulation in antiquity to splint and plaster in the Renaissance the treatment had improved before tenotomy. Tenotomy was tested during the 19th century and will be explained in this manuscript; the introduction of subcutaneous tenotomy of the Achilles tendon had focused the attention of surgeons on the surgical treatment of clubfeet. While this operation was very successful in the correction of equinus deformities due to poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, and old injuries, it was not a panacea for the patient with the congenital clubfoot...
October 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718240/ponseti-technique-for-management-of-congenital-idiopathic-club-foot
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Muhammad Qaisar Shah, Alamzeb Khan, Muhammad Shoaib Zardad, Rizwana Iqbal, Sajjad Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Clubfoot or congenital talipes equinovarus, is a congenital deformity of the foot. It consists of cavus, adduction, varus and equinus. This is due to medial displacement of navicular and calcaneus around the talus. Talus is in equinus. Medial deviation of the head and neck of talus is due to force of calcaneus on talus. METHODS: This descriptive case series study was conducted at Orthopaedic unit, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad from 1st August 2015 to 31st January 2016 to determine the frequency of idiopathic clubfoot correction, by using the Ponseti method...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704852/pregnancy-and-tumor-outcomes-in-women-with-prolactinoma
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Bárbara Araujo, Sandra Belo, Davide Carvalho
Context Management of prolactinomas during pregnancy has always been a challenge. There is a concern about the risk of tumor growth, as well as the effects of the treatment on the developing fetus. Another issue that has been less studied is the outcome of women with prolactinoma after pregnancy and lactation. Objectives To evaluate remission of hyperprolactinaemia after pregnancy and lactation in women with prolactinoma. To describe the safety of dopamine agonists for the fetus and pregnancy outcomes. Methods A retrospective study of 32 pregnancies in women with prolactinoma was conducted in a single-centre...
November 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
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