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Ingiäld Hafström, Sofia Ajeganova, Kristina Forslind, Björn Svensson
BACKGROUND: Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) have been suggested to have a potential role in both bone loss and pain in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), based on studies in vitro and in animal models. Here we addressed if anti-cyclic citrullinated (anti-CCP) antibodies were associated with osteopenia or pain in patients with RA, at the time for diagnosis. METHODS: Baseline data from the BARFOT (Better Anti-Rheumatic PharmacOTherapy) cohort, which consists of patients with RA with a disease duration of 1 year or less, were analyzed...
February 4, 2019: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Hongling Zuo, Aijun Sun, Lihong Gao, Wei Xue, Yan Deng, Yanfang Wang, Shiyang Zhu, Xiao Ma, Hong Xin
BACKGROUND This study was designed to explore the effect of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) on bone mineral density (BMD) in Chinese women. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a prospective, open-label, randomized-controlled clinical trial. We randomly assigned 123 postmenopausal women to 3 groups: group A received 0.625 mg conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) plus 100 mg micronized progesterone (MP), group B received 0.3 mg CEE daily plus 100 mg MP, and group C received 0.625 mg CEE daily plus 10 mg dydrogesterone (DHG)...
January 28, 2019: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Koojoo Kwon, Byeong-Seok Shin, Min Suk Chung, Beom Sun Chung
Background: The curved sectional planes of the human body can provide a new approach of surface anatomy that the classical horizontal, coronal, and sagittal planes cannot do. The purpose of this study was to verify whether the curved sectional planes contribute to the morphological comprehension of anatomical structures. Methods: By stacking the sectioned images of a male cadaver, a volume model of the right half body was produced (voxel size 1 mm). The sectioned images with the segmentation data were also used to build another volume model...
January 21, 2019: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Anh van Pham, Minh Duc Le, Thomas Ziegler, Truong Quang Nguyen
We describe a new species of Cyrtodactylus on the basis of seven specimens collected from karst forests of Son La and Dien Bien provinces, Vietnam. Cyrtodactylus taybacensis sp. nov. is distinguished from the remaining Indochinese bent-toed geckos by a combination of the following characters: medium size (SVL up to 97.5 mm); dorsal tubercles in 13-16 irregular rows; ventral scale rows 30-38; ventrolateral folds present without interspersed tubercles; each thigh with 11-13 enlarged femoral scales; femoral pores absent in males and females; precloacal pores 11-13 in males, five or 15 pitted scales in females, in a continuous row; postcloacal tubercles two or three; lamellae under toe IV 16-20; subcaudal scales transversely enlarged; dorsal head with dark brown marking, oval, triangle and arched shape; five brown dorsal bands between limb insertions...
January 14, 2019: Zootaxa
David F Johnston, Nicholas D Black, Rebecca Cowden, Lloyd Turbitt, Samantha Taylor
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The nerve to vastus medialis (NVM) supplies sensation to important structures relevant to total knee arthroplasty via a medial parapatellar approach. There are opposing findings in the literature about the presence of the NVM within the adductor canal (AC). The objective of this cadaveric study is to compare the effect of injection site (distal femoral triangle (FT) vs distal AC) on injectate spread to the saphenous nerve (SN) and the NVM. METHODS: Four unembalmed fresh-frozen cadavers acted as their own control with one thigh receiving 20 mL of dye injected via an ultrasound-guided injection in the distal FT while the other thigh received an ultrasound-guided injection in the distal AC...
January 2019: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Dimitri Martel, Benjamin Leporq, Amit Saxena, H Michael Belmont, Gabrielle Turyan, Stephen Honig, Ravinder R Regatte, Gregory Chang
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis (OP) results in weak bone and can ultimately lead to fracture. Drugs such as glucocorticoids can also induce OP (glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis [GIO]). Bone marrow adipose tissue composition and quantity may play a role in OP pathophysiology, but has not been thoroughly studied in GIO compared to primary OP. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: Chemical shift-encoded (CSE) MRI allows detection of subregional differences in bone marrow adipose tissue composition and quantity in the proximal femur of GIO compared to OP subjects and has high agreement with the reference standard of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)...
December 12, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Defeng Meng, Xiao Ding, Jiaojiao Lan, Fangliang Peng, Weiguo Zhu, Zeyu Cheng, Haoruo Jia, Hao Xu, Chenhui Shi, Lijuan Pang, Wei Shan Wang
Osteoporosis is a polygenic disorder and has been demonstrated to be associated with ~30 candidate genes, the majority of which have also been implicated in the regulation of bone mineral density (BMD). Vitamin D receptor (VDR) is the candidate gene that has been most extensively studied. Certain studies have reported that the VDR single nucleotide polymorphism ApaI is associated with the risk of osteoporosis in Caucasian and African women. However, this association has not yet been studied in postmenopausal Han Chinese women in the Xinjiang area...
December 2018: Biomedical Reports
Jialiang Guo, Weichong Dong, Bing Yin, Lin Jin, Zhe Lin, Zhiyong Hou, Yingze Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Unstable femoral neck fractures are typically high-angled shear fractures caused by high-energy trauma. Internal fixation of femoral neck fractures with placement of parallel cannulated screws in an inverted triangle configuration is commonly performed in the clinical setting. This study was performed to investigate the primary results of intramedullary nailing with cannulated screws for the treatment of unstable femoral neck fractures in young and middle-aged patients. METHODS: In total, 96 consecutive patients with no history of hip surgery using inverted triangular cannulated compression screws or construction nails with cannulated screws were reviewed...
December 11, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Jiantao Li, Menglin Wang, Lianting Li, Hao Zhang, Ming Hao, Chen Li, Lin Han, Jianfeng Zhou, Kun Wang
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we evaluated the mechanical outcome of different configurations formed by fully threaded screws and partially threaded screws in the treatment of unstable femoral neck fracture. METHODS: The Pauwels type III unstable femoral fracture and the models of the fully threaded screw and partially threaded screw were constructed in 3-matic software and UG-NX software respectively. We then assembled the different screw configurations to the fracture model separately to form the fixation models...
October 29, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Takeshi Mikami, Hime Suzuki, Ryo Ukai, Katsuya Komatsu, Yusuke Kimura, Yukinori Akiyama, Masahiko Wanibuchi, Nobuhiro Mikuni
BACKGROUND: Microvascular anastomosis is an essential procedure in neurosurgery, but the opportunity to perform the surgery has gradually decreased for neurosurgeons. Therefore, training is necessary for obtaining and maintaining the skills required for the procedure. We describe the detailed anatomy of cervical and femoral regions in rats and discuss the advantages for practicing microvascular anastomosis. METHODS: Cervical regions of Sprague-Dawley rats were dissected under intraperitoneal anesthesia...
December 2018: World Neurosurgery
Hyun Kyung Lim, Hong Il Ha, Sun-Young Park, Kwanseop Lee
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of Hounsfield unit histogram analysis (HUHA) of precontrast abdominal-pelvic CT scans for predicting osteoporosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 271 patients who had undergone dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and abdominal-pelvic CT within 1 month. HUHA was measured using commercial 3D analysis software (Aquarius iNtuition v4.4.12Ⓡ , TeraRecon) and expressed as a percentage of seven HU range categories related to the ROI: A < 0, 0 ≤ B < 25, 25 ≤ C < 50, 50 ≤ D < 75, 75 ≤ E < 100, 100 ≤ F < 130, and 130 ≤ G...
September 25, 2018: European Radiology
Óscar Tavares, João P Duarte, Daniela C Costa, Paulo Sousa-E-Silva, Diogo Martinho, Leonardo G O Lus, Pedro Duarte-Mendes, João Valente-Dos-Santos, Jorge Conde, José M Casanova, Edilson S Cyrino, Manuel J Coelho-E-Silva
OBJECTIVE: The current study was aimed to examine intra-individual variation on indicators of bone health in addition to whole-body plus appendicular tissue measurements using two concurrent assessments based on pencil beam and fan beam dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) systems in adult athletes from several sports. METHOD: Thirty-two male participants (27.6±10.1 years) were measured on anthropometry including multifrequency bioelectric impedance and air-displacement plethysmography...
April 2018: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
Tae-Hong Song, Joo-Cheol Shim, Do-Un Jung, Jung-Joon Moon, Dong-Wook Jeon, Sung-Jin Kim, Min-Kyung Oh
Objective: This study aimed to compare the bone mineral density of male patients with alcohol dependence with that in healthy controls and to assess changes in bone density after abstinence. Methods: Forty-four inpatients with confirmed the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition diagnosis of alcohol abuse and 42 controls were recruited. Bone density was determined with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in the lumbar spine as well as in the femoral neck, trochanter, and Ward's triangle regions of the proximal right femur...
August 31, 2018: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Y Treister-Goltzman, M Friger, R Peleg
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The role of primary lactase deficiency (PLD) in its development is not clear. This meta-analysis showed that PLD is a risk factor for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. These women need special attention in terms of screening for osteoporosis and its prevention. INTRODUCTION: Postmenopausal osteoporosis is an important predictor of bone fractures. The purpose of the study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of association of PLD and bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women...
November 2018: Osteoporosis International
Dimitri Martel, Benjamin Leporq, Mary Bruno, Ravinder R Regatte, Stephen Honig, Gregory Chang
OBJECT: To quantify and compare subregional proximal femur bone marrow fat composition in premenopausal and postmenopausal women using chemical shift-encoded-MRI (CSE-MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multi gradient-echo sequence at 3 T was used to scan both hips of premenopausal (n = 9) and postmenopausal (n = 18) women. Subregional fat composition (saturation, poly-unsaturation, mono-unsaturation) was quantitatively assessed in the femoral head, femoral neck, Ward's triangle, greater trochanter, and proximal shaft in bone marrow adipose tissue and separately within red and yellow marrow adipose tissue...
November 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
A J Bizdikian, A Assi, Z Bakouny, F Yared, E Saghbini, G E Bakhos, S Esber, N Khalil, J Otayek, J Ghanimeh, C Sauret, W Skalli, I Ghanem
AIM: To determine a valid and reliable neck-shaft angle (NSA) measurement method while rotating the pelvises in increments of 5° in order to simulate patient malpositioning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT images of 17 patients were used to produce digitally reconstructed radiographs in frontal and lateral views and three-dimensional (3D)-reconstructions of the femurs, considered to be the reference standard. Malpositioning was simulated by axially rotating the frontal radiographs from 0° to 20°...
July 9, 2018: Clinical Radiology
Ding Luo, Yue Liu, Yanan Wu, Rui Ma, Lin Wang, Ronghe Gu, Wenbin Fu
BACKGROUND: Warm needle acupuncture (WNA) is commonly used in primary osteoporosis (OP) management in China. The evidence of its effectiveness needs to be systematically reviewed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the meta-analysis was to evaluate whether using WNA alone or combined with conventional medicine benefits primary OP. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register, Medline, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang and VIP databases were searched from their inception through 30 June 2016...
August 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Yunshen Ge, Shiyi Chen, Tomohiro Kato, Urszula Zdanowicz, Robert Smigielski
PURPOSE: To describe the unclarified characteristics of medial patellofemoral ligament and its relation to neighboring structures. METHODS: Sixteen fresh-frozen human knees were dissected in using outside-in and inside-out combined technique. The patellar side attachment was observed from the inside view and femoral side from outside view. RESULTS: The medial patellofemoral ligament was described a complex and multiconnected structure. The femoral side included the upper and lower portion, of which the upper portion attached on the femur with mean width 7...
June 8, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
C Marchand Crety, C Garbar, G Madelis, F Guillemin, P Soibinet Oudot, J C Eymard, S Servagi Vernat
BACKGROUND: Granular cell or Abrikossoff's tumors are usually benign however rare malignant forms concern 1 to 3% of cases reported. Pelvic locations are exceptional. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 43-years-old patient who had a benign Abrikossoff's tumor localized in the right femoral triangle diagnosed at the biopsy. The patient underwent a surgical tumorectomy and inguinal lymph nodes resection. Histologically, the tumor showed enough criteria to give diagnosis of malignancy: nuclear pleomorphism, tumor cell spindling, vesicular nuclei with large nucleoli...
June 20, 2018: Radiation Oncology
Jason K Panchamia, Adam D Niesen, Adam W Amundson
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September 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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