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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217407/can-we-predict-intermediate-syndrome-a-review
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REVIEW
Chanika Alahakoon, Tharaka Lagath Dassanayake, Indika Bandara Gawarammana, Vajira Senaka Weerasinghe
INTRODUCTION: Ingestion of organophosphorus insecticides (OPI) is a common method of deliberate self harm in the developing world. Deaths mainly follow as a result of the respiratory failure associated with both cholinergic crisis and the intermediate syndrome. Even though death can be prevented by early mechanical ventilation of these patients, limited studies are available regarding the prediction of intermediate syndrome and subsequent respiratory failure. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review articles that are published with regard to possible prediction of intermediate syndrome using clinical, biochemical and electrophysiological parameters...
December 4, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216730/the-influence-of-cranio-cervical-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-myofascial-temporomandibular-pain-disorders
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K Halmova, D Holly, P Stanko
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to prove the causality between the craniocervical dysfunction and myofascial pain in the head and neck and to demonstrate the clinical value and usefulness of physiotherapy as one of the therapeutic options for myofascial pain. METHODS: The group of patients diagnosed with myofascial dysfunctional pain syndrome contained 98 patients out of which 79 patients (81 %) were females and 19 patients (19 %) were males. The majority of the patients were aged between 26 and 35 years; the total age range was 14-77 years with the average of 38 years...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215446/nasal-septal-cavernous-hemangioma
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Ahmet Baki
Hemangiomas are benign tumors originating from the skin, mucosa, muscle, gland, and vascular tissue in the bone. Although it is common in the head and neck region, it is rarely seen in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Histologically capillary, cavernous, and mixed types are present, the most common is cavernous-type hemangioma. Cavernous hemangiomas in the nasal cavity, generally originated from the lateral nasal wall, cause symptoms as nasal obstruction and epistaxis. In the author's patient, cavernous hemangioma was originated from the nasal septum, where rarely seen...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214665/cephalic-muscle-development-in-the-australian-lungfish-neoceratodus-forsteri
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Janine M Ziermann, Alice M Clement, Rolf Ericsson, Lennart Olsson
Lungfishes are the extant sister group of tetrapods. As such, they are important for the study of evolutionary processes involved in the water to land transition of vertebrates. The evolution of a true neck, that is, the complete separation of the pectoral girdle from the cranium, is one of the most intriguing morphological transitions known among vertebrates. Other salient changes involve new adaptations for terrestrial feeding, which involves both the cranium and its associated musculature. Historically, the cranium has been extensively investigated, but the development of the cranial muscles much less so...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208563/malignant-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-of-the-oropharynx-with-strong-tfe3-expression-mimicking-alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Karan Saluja, Jaiyeola Thomas, Songlin Zhang, Erich M Sturgis, Kunal S Jain, Victor G Prieto, Adel K El-Naggar, Diana Bell
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) in the head and neck region are rare with 26 cases described in literature. These distinct mesenchymal tumors normally express both myoid and melanocytic markers. We here report an interesting and challenging case of malignant PEComa that showed transcription factor E3 (TFE3) protein expression and rearrangement, paucity of muscle and melanocytic marker expression, and morphologically mimicked as alveolar soft part sarcoma. Awareness of this morphologic pitfall and recognition TFE3 gene rearranged PEComa, as a distinct subtype of PEComa is essential to avoid misdiagnosis...
December 2, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204914/muscle-fiber-conduction-velocity-and-emg-amplitude-of-the-upper-trapezius-muscle-in-healthy-subjects-after-low-level-laser-irradiation-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
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Fabiana Sarilho de Mendonça, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho, Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez, Simone Aparecida Penimpedo Calamita, Cid André Fidelis de Paula Gomes, César Ferreira Amorim, Marco Antônio Fumagalli, Fabiano Politti
Although low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is an important resource for the treatment of non-specific neck pain patients, the dose which presents the greatest therapeutic potential for the treatment of this pathology is still unclear. The present study aimed to evaluate the immediate effect of LLLT on the muscle fiber conduction velocity (MFCV) and electromyographic activity (EMG) of the upper trapezius (UT) muscle in healthy individuals. A total of 20 healthy subjects were enrolled in a randomized, double-blind, crossover study...
December 5, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203260/the-helsinki-face-transplantation-surgical-aspects-and-1-year-outcome
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Patrik Lassus, Andrew Lindford, Jyrki Vuola, Leif Bäck, Sinikka Suominen, Karri Mesimäki, Tommy Wilkman, Tuija Ylä-Kotola, Erkki Tukiainen, Hannu Kuokkanen, Jyrki Törnwall
BACKGROUND: Since 2005, at least 38 facial transplantations have been performed worldwide. We herein describe the surgical technique and 1-year clinical outcome in Finland's first face transplant case. METHODS: A 34-year-old male who had a severe facial deformity following ballistic trauma in 1999 underwent facial transplantation at the Helsinki University Hospital on 8th February 2016. Three-dimensional (3D) technology was used to manufacture donor and recipient patient-specific osteotomy guides and a donor face mask...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203046/-post-traumatic-carotido-jugular-fistula-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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A Dammak, H Ben Jmaà, S Hadhri, H Cheikhrouhou, F Dhouib, S Haddar, L Kammoun, T Ben Jmaà, B Hammami, S Masmoudi, N Elleuch, M Ben Jmaà, I Frikha
The neck, being not protected by skeleton, is vulnerable to external trauma and injury which can involve blood vessels, muscles, nerves, and trachea. Carotid injuries can be potentially life-threatening by hemorrhage and stroke. We present a case of a 26-year-old manual worker who presented a neck injury caused by a metallic projectile. The injury involved the right common carotid artery with an internal jugular vein fistula, and tracheal damage. The patient was managed with surgical repair of the tracheal lesion, reconstruction of the carotid section using a PTFE graft bypass, and ligation of the internal jugular vein...
December 2017: Journal de Médecine Vasculaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198718/quadratus-femoris-muscle-pedicle-bone-flap-transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-femoral-neck-fracture-for-chinese-young-and-middle-aged-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiao-Jian Wang, Zhi-Hua Zhang, Lu Li, Yun-Xing Su, Lei Wei
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of quadratus femoris muscle pedicle bone flap transplantation combined with hollow compression screw fixation versus AO hollow compression screw fixation in the treatment of femoral neck fracture for Chinese young and middle-aged patients. METHODS: Case-controlled studies (CCTs) were used to compare the two operative methods in the treatment of femoral neck fractures. Data were retrieved from the Cochrane Library, Pubmed Database, CNKI, Chinese Biomedical Database...
November 4, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197986/relationships-between-mri-fat-distributions-and-sleep-apnea-and-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-in-very-obese-patients
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C D Turnbull, S H Wang, A R Manuel, B T Keenan, A G McIntyre, R J Schwab, J R Stradling
PURPOSE: Obesity is associated with both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and obesity hypoventilation. Differences in adipose tissue distribution are thought to underlie the development of both OSA and hypoventilation. We explored the relationships between the distribution of upper airway, neck, chest, abdominal and muscle fat in very obese individuals. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional cohort study of individuals presenting to a tertiary sleep clinic or for assessment for bariatric surgery...
December 2, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197611/overexpression-of-angiopoietin-1-potentiates-endothelial-progenitor-cells-treatment-of-aneurysm
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Ziming Lu, Qiujing Wang, Chengwei Chen, Yuyuan Gao, Jian He, Wenchao Liu, Zhenjun Li, Zhenghui Zhao
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether Angiopoietin-1(Ang-1) could regulate the endothelial progenitor cells(EPCs) survival and the effect of accelerating intra-aneurysmal organization and occlusion of the aneurysm neck. METHODS: EPCs were isolated from Wistar rats. EPCs were cultured and transfected with lentivirus-Ang-1(Ang-1-EPCs) and lentivirus-NC(NC-EPCs). The effects of Ang-1 on viability and functioning of EPCs were explored via tube formation, migration and MTT assays...
November 29, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196716/disrupted-superior-collicular-activity-may-reveal-cervical-dystonia-disease-pathomechanisms
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Eavan M Mc Govern, Owen Killian, Shruti Narasimham, Brendan Quinlivan, John B Butler, Rebecca Beck, Ines Beiser, Laura W Williams, Ronan P Killeen, Michael Farrell, Sean O'Riordan, Richard B Reilly, Michael Hutchinson
Cervical dystonia is a common neurological movement disorder characterised by muscle contractions causing abnormal movements and postures affecting the head and neck. The neural networks underpinning this condition are incompletely understood. While animal models suggest a role for the superior colliculus in its pathophysiology, this link has yet to be established in humans. The present experiment was designed to test the hypothesis that disrupted superior collicular processing is evident in affected patients and in relatives harbouring a disease-specific endophenotype (abnormal temporal discrimination)...
December 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195138/mechanisms-of-head-stability-during-gait-initiation-in-young-and-older-women-a-neuro-mechanical-analysis
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A Maslivec, T M Bampouras, S Dewhurst, G Vannozzi, A Macaluso, L Laudani
Decreased head stability has been reported in older women during locomotor transitions such as the initiation of gait. The aim of the study was to investigate the neuro-mechanical mechanisms underpinning head stabilisation in young and older women during gait initiation. Eleven young (23.1 ± 1.1 yrs) and 12 older (73.9 ± 2.4 yrs) women initiated walking at comfortable speed while focussing on a fixed visual target at eye level. A stereophotogrammetric system was used to assess variability of angular displacement and RMS acceleration of the pelvis, trunk and head, and dynamic stability in the anteroposterior and mediolateral directions...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194053/cervical-injuries-in-drowning-cases-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-literature
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Maroua Boussaid, Mohamed Amin Mesrati, Yosra Mahjoub, Nidhal Haj Salem, Abdelfateh Zakhama, Ali Chadly, Adnen Moussa, Abir Aissaoui
Discovery of bruises in the muscles of the neck and a fracture of the hyoid bone in a body recovered from water makes the diagnosis and the determination of the manner of death difficult.The aims of this work are to report a case of a drowned body with cervical injuries and to highlight the importance of interpreting these findings accurately.A 39-year-old woman was found dead face down in a 6-m deep well with a 3-m water level. She was mentally disturbed and had a history of suicide attempts. In fact, she had previously attempted to jump into that well in an attempt to put an end to her life...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184396/excessive-anterior-cervical-muscle-tone-affects-hyoid-bone-kinetics-during-swallowing-in-healthy-individuals
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Yasuhiro Yamazaki, Haruka Tohara, Koji Hara, Ayako Nakane, Yoko Wakasugi, Kohei Yamaguchi, Shunsuke Minakuchi
Purpose: This study aimed to determine whether excessive neck muscle tone affects hyoid bone kinetics during swallowing using videofluorography (VF) in an unnatural posture in healthy individuals. Subjects and methods: Subjects were 28 healthy adults (12 men, 16 women; mean age, 39.75±9.50 years) without any history or present complaints of swallowing disorders. We first established the participant's posture a reclining wheelchair that was adjusted to a 30-degree angle with the headrest (without excessive neck muscle tone) or without headrest (with excessive neck muscle tone), used an electromyogram above the mylohyoid muscle to represent the suprahyoid muscles and above the sternohyoid muscle to represent the infrahyoid muscles to confirm neck muscle tone, and then conducted VF of swallowing measurements...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183323/cervical-metastasis-of-gingival-carcinoma-misdiagnosed-as-branchiogenic-carcinoma-a-rare-entity-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-literature
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Qingjia Sun, Mingxing Chen, Yuxin Sun, Xi Chen, Hongjun Xu, Lingjun Rong, Qiong Wu, Dongdong Zhu
BACKGROUND: A cervical cystic mass is associated with a number of pathologies that present with similar symptoms. These conditions are difficult to differentiate using fine-needle aspiration (FNA), ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Another dilemma in the differential diagnosis of cervical cystic masses is due to the controversies associated with the existence of branchiogenic carcinoma (BC). BC is an extremely rare disease that must be differentiated from other conditions presenting with cervical cystic masses, especially cystic metastasis from occult primary lesions...
November 28, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183307/the-immediate-effect-of-muscle-release-intervention-on-muscle-activity-and-shoulder-kinematics-in-patients-with-frozen-shoulder-a-cross-sectional-exploratory-study
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Yi-Fen Shih, Pei-Wen Liao, Chun-Shou Lee
BACKGROUND: Contractile tissue plays an important role in mobility deficits in frozen shoulder (FS). However, no study has assessed the effect of the muscle release technique on the muscle activation and kinematics in individuals with FS. The purposes of this study were to assess the differences in shoulder muscle activity and kinematics between the FS and asymptomatic groups; and to determine the immediate effects of muscle release intervention in the FS group. METHODS: Twenty patients with FS and 20 asymptomatic controls were recruited...
November 28, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181262/exercise-manual-therapy-and-postural-re-education-for-uncontrolled-ear-twitching-and-related-impairments-after-whiplash-injury-a-case-report
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Kelsey Flanders, Heather Feldner
Background and Purpose: Whiplash Associated Disorders and the interventions used to remediate them are well documented in physical therapy literature. However, specific interventions for spasms of the neck musculature that also involve constant ear twitching have yet to be addressed. The purpose of this case report is twofold. First, to describe comprehensive physical therapy management and outcomes for a subject with uncontrolled ear twitching and related musculoskeletal impairments, and second, to discuss the physical therapist's approach to evidence-based care when faced with a paucity of literature addressing physical therapy interventions for subjects with uncontrolled ear twitching...
October 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177553/a-novel-posterior-approach-preserving-three-muscles-inserted-at-c2-in-multilevel-cervical-posterior-decompression-and-fusion-using-c2-pedicle-screws
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Kazunari Takeuchi, Toru Yokoyama, Takuya Numasawa, Taito Itabashi, Yoshihito Yamasaki, Hitoshi Kudo
PURPOSE: To present a novel posterior approach in multilevel cervical posterior decompression and fusion (PDF) using C2 pedicle screws that preserves the rectus capitis posterior major, oblique capitis inferior, and semispinalis cervicis. METHODS: We analyzed 30 consecutive patients who underwent C2-T1 PDF using an approach that preserved these three muscles without resecting. We assessed O-C2 range of motion (ROM), cross-sectional area of the cervical posterior muscles, rotational ROM, visual analog scale (VAS) for axial pain, neck disability index (NDI), and limitations of activities of daily living (ADL) involving neck movements...
November 24, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176315/protective-effects-of-antimuscarinics-on-the-bladder-remodeling-after-bladder-outlet-obstruction
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Qiang Liu, Deyi Luo, Tongxin Yang, Banghua Liao, Hong Li, Kun-Jie Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Overactive bladder associated with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) is a highly prevalent condition, which is usually treated with antimuscarinics. However, the potential effects of antimuscarinics on the structure and function of bladder have not been investigated thus far. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley(R) rats accepted bladder neck obstruction surgery or sham surgery, and then received treatment of three different antimuscarinics (Solifenacin, Darifenacin, and Tolterodine) or vehicle...
November 24, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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