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Huisinga Jessie M - - 2010
Pharmacological treatment has been advocated as a first line therapy for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) patients suffering from intermittent claudication. Previous studies document the ability of pharmacological treatment to increase walking distances. However, the effect of pharmacological treatment on gait biomechanics in PAD patients has not been objectively evaluated as ...
Bibbo Christopher - - 2010
We undertook a retrospective cohort study of 54 patients who underwent foot and ankle soft tissue reconstructive surgery augmented with a porcine small intestinal submucosal (SIS) patch. The mean patient age was 44 (range 17 to 68) years, there were 21 (38.89%) males in the cohort, and the mean follow-up ...
Mun J-H - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Previously, dermoscopic features of Bowen's disease (BD) were extensively investigated in two studies, but there were some discrepancies. The dispute necessitated a further study concerning the dermoscopic features of BD. OBJECTIVE: To describe the dermoscopic features of BD in Asians and to assess dermoscopy as a post-treatment monitoring tool ...
Becker Larry - - 2009
A 43-year-old man visiting Texas from Hawaii sought care at our dermatology clinic for nonpruritic erythematous plaques on his chest, back, and extremities. The patient reported occasional numbness in his fingers and feet, but denied constitutional symptoms. The patient, who'd had these symptoms for a year, had been previously diagnosed ...
Shammas Nicolas W - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Distal embolization (DE) commonly occurs during peripheral percutaneous interventions (PPI) of the lower-extremity arterial vessels. In this study we evaluate the predictors of DE in a large cohort of patients undergoing PPI at our center. METHODS: Patients who experienced clinically significant DE (requiring further mechanical or pharmacologic therapy as ...
Lohrmann Christian - - 2011
To assess, for the first time, the morphology of the lymphatic system in patients with diffuse lymphangiomatosis and genital involvement by magnetic resonance lymphangiography (MRL). Ten patients with diffuse lymphangiomatosis and genital involvement were examined by MRL. Three locations were examined: first, the lower leg and foot region; second, the ...
Rohrer Jonathan Daniel JD Dementia Research Centre, Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, - - 2010
The clinical and neuroanatomical correlates of specific apraxias in neurodegenerative disease are not well understood. Here we addressed this issue in progressive nonfluent aphasia (PNFA), a canonical subtype of frontotemporal lobar degeneration that has been consistently associated with apraxia of speech (AOS) and in some cases orofacial apraxia, limb apraxia ...
Kim C - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of stent-assisted recanalisation for acute limb ischaemia in patients considered unfit for thrombolysis or in patients with failed surgical recanalisation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients with acute limb ischaemia, treated with stent implantation, were analysed retrospectively. The reasons for acute limb ischaemia were a cardiogenic ...
Kirjavainen Mikko O - - 2009
Permanent brachial plexus birth palsy (BPBP) impairs the function of the affected upper limb. Avulsion type root injuries may damage the cervical spinal cord. Whether abnormal function of an upper limb affected by BPBP has any observable effects on the development of the locomotion system and overall motor function has ...
Morley Ana M S - - 2009
PURPOSE: To describe the use of hyaluronic acid gel for upper eyelid filling, contouring, and rejuvenation. METHODS: In this consecutive, retrospective, interventional case series, standard serial puncture injections with preperiosteal placement of filler were administered at the superior orbital rim. Outcome measures included classification of upper eyelid volume deficiency as ...
Pradat Pierre-François PF Fédération des Maladies du Système Nerveux, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Paris, France. - - 2009
There is accumulating evidence that ALS is a multisystem degenerative disease, raising the question of whether some symptoms are of extrapyramidal origin. The objective was to better characterize the type of stiffness in a series of ALS patients and to study correlations with balance and postural impairment. We studied ALS ...
Mainwaring Richard D - - 2010
Vascular rings are a relatively rare entity caused by abnormal development of the fetal aortic arches. Most patients with vascular rings present in infancy or early childhood with respiratory (inspiratory) symptoms. The treatment of patients with symptomatic vascular rings is generally straight-forward, focusing on surgical division of the ring. The ...
Bensmail Djamel - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Poor control of grasping in spastic, hemiparetic patients could be because of a combination of poor individuation of joints, weakness, spasticity, and sensory loss. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of botulinum toxin injections (BTIs) on grasping objects of different shapes and to assess the effect on upper-limb function, reach-to-grasp ...
Martino D - - 2010
Despite the growing number of reports describing adult-onset primary lower limb dystonia (LLD) this entity has never been systematically evaluated in the general population of patients with primary adult-onset dystonia. From outpatients with adult-onset primary dystonia attending nine Italian University centres for movement disorders we consecutively recruited 579 patients to ...
Kermani Tanaz A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features and outcomes of 19 patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) and symptomatic lower extremity (LE) vasculitis. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of all patients diagnosed with GCA and symptomatic LE involvement between January 1, 1983, and June 30, 2007, for clinical features, laboratory and ...
Dimeski Goce - - 2009
We describe a patient with hyperkalaemia due to localised rhabdomyolysis caused by upper limb ischaemia. Initially, this was erroneously classified as pseudohyperkalaemia, as an earlier measurement of potassium concentration in a venous sample from the contralateral arm was within the reference range. Detailed scrutiny of pathology test results from a ...
Bleyen Isabel - - 2009
To evaluate the long-term results at the donor site in children who underwent harvesting of autogenous fascia lata for frontalis suspension in ptosis correction. The study design consists of a retrospective, nonrandomized case series. Medical records of 30 patients were reviewed. Each patient was reexamined, evaluating bulging at the donor ...
Videler Annemieke J - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate upper limb functioning, restrictions on participation and the independent contribution of upper and lower limb disability to participation in hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy 1a. DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: Forty-nine patients with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy 1a. METHODS: Perceived upper limb functioning was evaluated using ...
Kropf N - - 2009
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: Excellent aesthetic outcomes have been demonstrated with TRAM flap breast reconstruction. However, abdominal wall morbidity after TRAM flap breast reconstruction has not been accurately evaluated in terms of patient symptoms or patient quality of life. To further examine this issue, we performed a cross-sectional survey of TRAM flap breast ...
Kamaya Aya - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to characterize color Doppler imaging features of retained products of conception (RPOC) with gray scale correlation. METHODS: Clinically suspected cases of RPOC between January 2005 and February 2008 were reviewed. Patient data and relevant color Doppler and gray scale features were recorded. RESULTS: ...
Kawarada Osami - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical utility of 3 Fr infrapopliteal intervention in critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients with isolated infrapopliteal artery disease (IPD). BACKGROUND: There is considerable scope for the miniaturization of infrapopliteal intervention in the clinical field. METHODS: In this study, 3 Fr infrapopliteal intervention was performed in a ...
Komai Hiroyoshi - - 2009
We investigated an association between adiponectin and long-term survival in patients requiring an arterial bypass operation for peripheral arterial disease. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit was used to measure plasma adiponectin levels in 49 patients (38 men, 11 women) before they underwent an arterial bypass operation. Median patient age was ...
Elbaz Avi - - 2009
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study on patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (NSLBP). OBJECTIVE: To describe the gait stride characteristics of patients with chronic NSLBP, and to examine the effect of a novel biomechanical device on the gait stride characteristics of these patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patient with ...
Diehm N - - 2009
Purpose was to validate accuracy and reliability of automated oscillometric ankle-brachial (ABI) measurement prospectively against the current gold standard of Doppler-assisted ABI determination. Oscillometric ABI was measured in 50 consecutive patients with peripheral arterial disease (n = 100 limbs, mean age 65 +/- 6 years, 31 men, 19 diabetics) after ...
Olowoyeye O A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To highlight the usefulness of duplex ultrasonography in assessing the degree of limb ischaemia in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD). METHODOLOGY: Duplex ultrasonography (B mode, Color flow and spectral Doppler analysis) was used to evaluate the degree of limb ischaemia in an elderly Nigerian woman with diabetes ...
Leung H B - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To delineate the epidemiology of Charcot foot in Hong Kong Chinese diabetic patients, and to provide baseline data for benchmarking the clinic service for this special group of patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS: Diabetic patients with Charcot foot and age- and sex-matched diabetic ...
Li Chuanxing - - 2009
The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the use of ultrasonographically guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in the salvage of limbs in patients with osteosarcoma. Seven patients underwent HIFU ablation. Laboratory and radiologic examinations were performed after intervention. Changes in symptoms and survival time were noted at follow-up. ...
Smithline Howard A - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Disposable pulse oximetry sensors designed for the finger are sometimes placed on the forehead. Although finger sensors have not been designed to accurately measure arterial oxygen saturation when placed on other body parts, they are used on the forehead when an oximetry waveform cannot be obtained from the finger. ...
Schernthaner Rüdiger - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the value of MDCT angiography in the development of strategies for the treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During a 12-month period, 150 patients were referred to our department for CT angiography of the peripheral arteries. All ...
Klomp H M - - 2009
In a (negative) multicenter randomized trial on management for inoperable critical lower limb ischemia, comparing spinal cord stimulation and best medical treatment, a number of pre-defined factors were analyzed for prognostic value. We included a radiological arterial disease score, modified from the SVS/ISCVS runoff score. The purpose of this analysis ...
Sartori M - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To assess the possible association between inherited thrombophilic alterations and the severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). DESIGN: A case-control study. METHODS: We evaluated the presence of G20210A prothrombin (FII) and R506Q FV Leiden mutations, antithrombin, protein C and S deficiencies in 176 patients with PAD at Fontaine's stage ...
Prichayudh Supparerk - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS) is an objective criterion for amputation prediction after lower extremity injury as well as for amputation prediction after upper extremity injury. A MESS of >or=7 has been utilized as a cutoff point for amputation prediction. In this study, we examined the result of ...
Komai H - - 2009
AIM: Aim of the study is to elucidate the prevalence and the prognosis of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who have reduced endogenous anti-coagulation protein activity. METHODS: Ninety six patients with PAD were studied, including 45 patients with intermittent claudication and 51 with critical limb ischemia. Among them 65 ...
Nardone Antonio - - 2009
In patients with spastic hemiparesis, centre of foot pressure (CoP) is shifted toward the unaffected limb during quiet stance. We hypothesised that abnormal gait features would correlate with the degree of asymmetry during stance. In 15 patients and 17 normals we recorded CoP and body sway by a force platform ...
Segal Lee S - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Progressive varus deformity of the tibia in pediatric patients after transtibial and Syme amputations has not been reported in a series. A distal tibia to fibula synostosis, created surgically to minimize the risk of terminal overgrowth or occurring spontaneously, was noted in most patients. The goals of this study ...
Lampropoulos George - - 2009
In an effort to increase the prevalence of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF), ultrasound vessel mapping (USVM) and upper extremity venography (UEV) have been suggested; however, the effectiveness of their combined use remains unknown. We studied the effect of such a combined protocol on arteriovenous (AV) access type change compared with physical ...
Lebiedowska Maria K - - 2009
The aims of the study were to determine by a portable method (1) whether velocity-dependent changes in knee resistance in patients with spastic paresis differ from those in non-disabled subjects, and (2) whether biomechanical measures of resistance can differentiate between neural and other factors that contribute to hypertonia (increased resistance). ...
Faglia Ezio - - 2009
To evaluate the long-term prognosis of critical limb ischemia (CLI) in diabetic patients. A total of 564 consecutive diabetic patients were hospitalized for CLI from January 1999 to December 2003; 554 were followed until December 2007. The mean follow-up was 5.93 +/- 1.28 years. Peripheral angioplasty (PTA) was performed in ...
Mazzetto-Betti K C - - 2009
High-voltage electric injuries have many manifestations, and an important complication is the damage of the central/peripheral nervous system. The purpose of this work was to assess the upper limb dysfunction in patients injured by high-voltage current. The evaluation consisted of analysis of patients' records, cutaneous-sensibility threshold, handgrip and pinch strength ...
Herrington Lee - - 2009
ACL injury has been associated with a decrease in proprioceptive performance and specifically postural control. Tests of postural control have been criticised for not being sufficiently challenging. The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) has been proposed to offer sufficient challenge to be a sensitive test for detecting performance deficits related ...
Lantry Jacob M - - 2009
The purpose of the study was to determine the risk of digital or distal segmental amputation and permanent unemployment in patients with these injury patterns. A retrospective chart review of 23 patients with multiple, ipsilateral injuries of the foot and ankle was performed. Amputations occurred in five patients (21.7%) and ...
Kruidenier Lotte M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Disease severity and functional impairment in patients with intermittent claudication is usually quantified by the measurement of pain-free walking distance (intermittent claudication distance, ICD) and maximal walking distance (absolute claudication distance, ACD). However, the distance at which a patient would prefer to stop because of claudication pain seems a ...
Rallis Efstathios - - 2009
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant disorder primarily affecting the development and growth of nerve cell tissues. Plexiform neurofibroma is considered an uncommon skin tumor. The involvement of the genitourinary tract or the lower limb is rare, with bladder, upper urinary tract and genital involvement reported in decreasing ...
Gidero─člu Kaan - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap reconstruction for large and complex soft tissue defects of forearm and hand. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirteen patients (11 males, 2 females; mean age 32.5 years; range 18 to 55 years) underwent free ALT ...
Wu Ching-Yi - - 2009
PURPOSE: To characterise upper limb performance of each hand (intra-limb coordination) and interlimb coordination on a functional, sequential bimanual task in patients with left hemiparesis and age-matched controls. METHOD: Fourteen patients with left hemiparesis (age: 60.01 +/- 9.09 years) and 13 adults without neurological impairments (age: 59.14 +/- 10.59 years) ...
McLucas Bruce - - 2009
It was the objective of this study to assess the efficacy of repeat uterine artery embolization following lack of symptom relief from initial procedure. We performed a retrospective chart review of patients undergoing embolization for symptomatic uterine myomata between 1994 and 2007. Success was defined based upon responses to symptom-relief ...
Basyches M?rcio - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To analyze concentric and eccentric strength and endurance in patients with unilateral intermittent claudication. INTRODUCTION: Basic motor tasks are composed of concentric, isometric, and eccentric actions, which are related and contribute to physical performance. In previous studies of patients with intermittent claudication, the disease-related reduction in concentric and isometric ...
Iyem Hikmet - - 2009
We analyzed the embolectomy results and complications of patients who were operated on after a diagnosis of late acute arterial occlusion of lower extremities. A total of 122 patients operated on in our clinic between 2004 and 2009 for late acute arterial occlusion were included in the study. Late arterial ...
Tuinhout M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: To follow the weight bearing foot posture in subjects, a measurement tool using digital photography was developed, Foot Build Registration System (FBRS) (Fig. 1) [M. Van der Cruijsen, Voetvorm registratie systeem, Boxmeer (1999).]. This study's objective was to investigate the reproducibility of FBRS measurements in healthy feet and feet ...
Elgzyri T - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of arterial duplex ultrasound, which assesses the location and severity of arterial disease, in determining whether invasive vascular intervention is required. METHOD: A total of 166 consecutive diabetic patients presenting at a multidisciplinary foot clinic with severe peripheral vascular disease, with or without a foot ...
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