AJR Am J Roentgenol 1994 Jun;162(6):1467-9
Department of Radiology, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University, Hershey 17033.
BMJ Case Rep 2021 Sep 22;14(9). Epub 2021 Sep 22.
Radiology, St John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
J Med Internet Res 2021 Sep 22;23(9):e27602. Epub 2021 Sep 22.
Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, Empowering Health by Physical Activity, Exercise and Nutrition Research Group CTS-1038, University of Cadiz, Cadiz, Spain.
Background: Measuring weight bearing is an essential aspect of clinical care for lower limb injuries such as sprains or meniscopathy surgeries. This care often involves the use of forearm crutches for partial loads progressing to full loads. Therefore, feasible methods of load monitoring for daily clinical use are needed. Read More
Neurol Genet 2021 Dec 14;7(6):e625. Epub 2021 Sep 14.
Department of Neurology (D.H.), Sankt Goran Hospital; Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (C.O., K.L.-R.), Karolinska Institutet; Department of Clinical Genetics (K.L.-R.), Department of Cardiovascular Medicine (C.O.), and Department of Neurology (T.M.), Karolinska University Hospital; and Department of Clinical Neuroscience (T.M.), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Objectives: Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is a rare genetic cause of stroke associated with connective tissue disorders but is not well known among stroke physicians. The main objectives of this case report are to increase awareness of this condition and to improve stroke prevention at follow-up visits.Methods: A patient with aortic and carotid artery dissection who had undergone 2 major aortic surgeries with mechanical composite graft and treated with full-dose anticoagulation was reevaluated by neurologists due to retinal hypoperfusion symptoms. Read More
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2021 Sep 21;15(9):e0009788. Epub 2021 Sep 21.
Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Background: Research is urgently needed to reduce the morbidity and mortality of Lassa fever (LF), including clinical trials to test new therapies and to verify the efficacy and safety of the only current treatment recommendation, ribavirin, which has a weak clinical evidence base. To help establish a basis for the development of an adaptable, standardised clinical trial methodology, we conducted a systematic review to identify the clinical characteristics and outcomes of LF and describe how LF has historically been defined and assessed in the scientific literature.Methodology: Primary clinical studies and reports of patients with suspected and confirmed diagnosis of LF published in the peer-reviewed literature before 15 April 2021 were included. Read More
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2021 Sep 20. Epub 2021 Sep 20.
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
Study Design: Numerical in-silico human spine stability finite element analysis.Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution of major torso tissues toward static spine stability, mainly the thoracolumbar fascia (TLF), abdominal wall with its intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), and spinal muscles inclusive of their intramuscular pressure.Summary Of Background Data: Given the numerous redundancies involved in the spine, current methodologies for assessing static spinal stability are limited to specific tissues and could lead to inconclusive results. Read More