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Feasibility of designing, manufacturing and delivering 3D printed ankle-foot orthoses: a systematic review.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 7;12:11. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

1The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales Australia.

Background: Ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) are prescribed to manage difficulty walking due to foot drop, bony foot deformities and poor balance. Traditional AFOs are handmade using thermoplastic vacuum forming which provides limited design options, is labour-intensive and associated with long wait times. 3D printing has the potential to transform AFO production and health service delivery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13047-019-0321-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367826PMC
February 2019
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Efficacy of gabapentin for the prevention of paclitaxel induced peripheral neuropathy: A randomized placebo controlled clinical trial.

Breast J 2019 Feb 17. Epub 2019 Feb 17.

Radiation Oncology Research Center (RORC), Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Neuropathy is a dose limiting side effect of taxanes which may impact the quality of life and treatment outcomes. This randomized placebo-controlled double-blinded clinical trial was carried out to assess the efficacy of gabapentin in preventing chemotherapy induced neuropathy. Women with breast cancer were randomized into two groups of paclitaxel chemotherapy with gabapentin 300 mg/three times a day orally or placebo for 2 weeks started at day 1 of each paclitaxel cycle. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tbj.13196DOI Listing
February 2019

A Central Nervous System Tumor Mimicking a Lumbar Spine Pathology Causing Acute Foot Drop: A Case Report.

J Orthop Case Rep 2018 Sep-Oct;8(5):78-81

Department of Orthopedics, Rabin Medical Center, Hasharon Hospital, Petah-Tikva, Israel.

Introduction: Common causes for foot drop are peroneal mono-neuropathy or sciatic neuropathy and lumbar root compression. Central nervous system pathologies leading to isolated drop foot are rare etiologies with unknown incidence.

Case Report: Our patient had a brain tumor manifested as acute onset foot drop accompanied by low back pain, leading us to look for a lumbar pathology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.1222DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367298PMC
February 2019

Rare Combination of a Cuboid-navicular Tarsal Coalition with a Closed Tibialis Anterior Tendon Rupture: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

J Orthop Case Rep 2018 Sep-Oct;8(5):3-6

Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Children's Hospital Altona, Bleickenallee 38, 22763 Hamburg, Germany.

Introduction: Tibialis anterior tendon (TAT) rupture and cuboid-navicular coalition (CNC) are rare, to the best of our knowledge, only 238 cases of TAT rupture and 34 cases of CNC are described in the past century.

Case Report: A 47-year-old man came with a sudden onset of foot pain including drop foot to our department. We diagnosed a TAT rupture, which was fixed through suture. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.1182DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367286PMC
February 2019
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An analysis of the foot in turnout using a dance specific 3D multi-segment foot model.

J Foot Ankle Res 2019 4;12:10. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

2Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.

Introduction: Recent three-dimensional (3D) kinematic research has revealed foot abduction is the strongest predictor of standing functional and forced turnout postures. However, it is still unknown how the internal foot joints enable a large degree of foot abduction in turnout. The primary purpose of this study was to use a dance specific multi-segment foot model to determine the lower leg and foot contributions to turnout that female university-level ballets use to accentuate their turnout. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13047-019-0318-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360724PMC
February 2019

Permanent damage of the sciatic nerve in an 8-year-old girl with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.

Paediatr Int Child Health 2019 Feb 11:1-3. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

a 4th Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Papageorgiou General Hospital , Thessaloniki , Greece.

Neuropathy, a complication of type 1 diabetes (T1D), is a heterogeneous group, and chronic polyneuropathy is the most common form in adults. Αn 8-year-old girl admitted with severe diabetic ketoacidosis was diagnosed with T1D. She was managed with intravenous fluids and insulin and was subsequently commenced on multiple daily subcutaneous injections of insulin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20469047.2019.1575536DOI Listing
February 2019
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Peroneal nerve decompression: institutional review and meta-analysis to identify prognostic associations with favorable and unfavorable surgical outcomes.

J Neurosurg Spine 2019 Feb 8:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

OBJECTIVEA common cause of peroneal neuropathy is compression near the fibular head. Studies demonstrate excellent outcomes after decompression but include few cases (range 15-60 patients). Consequently, attempts to define predictors of good outcomes are limited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2018.10.SPINE18626DOI Listing
February 2019

Maturation of feedforward toe walking motor program is impaired in children with cerebral palsy.

Brain 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Voluntary toe walking in adults is characterized by feedforward control of ankle muscles in order to ensure optimal stability of the ankle joint at ground impact. Toe walking is frequently observed in children with cerebral palsy, but the mechanisms involved have not been clarified. Here, we investigated maturation of voluntary toe walking in typically-developing children and typically-developed adults and compared it to involuntary toe walking in children with cerebral palsy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/brain/awz002DOI Listing
February 2019
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Entrapment Neuropathies of the Lower Extremity.

Med Clin North Am 2019 Mar 3;103(2):371-382. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Entrapment neuropathies in the lower limbs are a common neurologic problem and may present in any medical setting. Accurate identification and management of these nerve palsies can prevent pain, sensory loss, incoordination, and muscle weakness that may significantly affect a patient's functional mobility. In this article, the authors focus on the cause, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of select entrapment neuropathies of the lower extremity, including palsies of the common peroneal, lateral femoral cutaneous, femoral, and posterior tibial nerves. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mcna.2018.10.013DOI Listing
March 2019
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Evaluation of visual function in Royal College of Surgeon rats using a depth perception visual cliff test.

Vis Neurosci 2019 Jan;36:E002

Goldschleger Eye Institute,Sheba Medical Center,Tel HaShomer,Israel.

Preserving of vision is the main goal in vision research. The presented research evaluates the preservation of visual function in Royal College of Surgeon (RCS) rats using a depth perception test. Rats were placed on a stage with one side containing an illusory steep drop ("cliff") and another side with a minimal drop ("table"). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S095252381800007XDOI Listing
January 2019

Dominantly inherited distal nemaline/cap myopathy caused by a large deletion in the nebulin gene.

Neuromuscul Disord 2018 Dec 20. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

The Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki, Finland and Medicum, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; Neuromuscular Research Center, Tampere University and University Hospital, Tampere, Finland; Department of Neurology, Vaasa Central Hospital, Vaasa, Finland.

We report the first family with a dominantly inherited mutation of the nebulin gene (NEB). This ∼100 kb in-frame deletion encompasses NEB exons 14-89, causing distal nemaline/cap myopathy in a three-generation family. It is the largest deletion characterized in NEB hitherto. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nmd.2018.12.007DOI Listing
December 2018
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Eradication of Acinetobacter baumannii/Enterobacter cloacae complex in an open proximal tibial fracture and closed drop foot correction with a multidisciplinary approach using the Taylor Spatial Frame: a case report.

Eur J Med Res 2019 Jan 19;24(1). Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Department for General, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital, LMU Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Marchioninistr. 15, 81377, München, Germany.

Background: Multi-drug-resistant bacteria (e.g. Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, extended-spectrum betalactamase or carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae) are emerging in early-onset infections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40001-019-0360-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6339402PMC
January 2019
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Brain DSC MR Perfusion in Children: A Clinical Feasibility Study Using Different Technical Standards of Contrast Administration.

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2019 Feb 17;40(2):359-365. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

From the Operative Unit Radiodiagnostica e Neuroradiologia (S.G.,A.B., E.R., E.L., A.I., A.R., C.C.), Dipartimento di Diagnostica per Immagini, Radioterapia Oncologica e Ematologia.

Background And Purpose: Dynamic susceptibility contrast MR perfusion imaging has limited results in children due to difficulties in reproducing technical standards derived from adults. This prospective, multicenter study aimed to determine DSC feasibility and quality in children using custom administration of a standard dose of gadolinium.

Materials And Methods: Eighty-three consecutive children with brain tumors underwent DSC perfusion with a standard dose of gadobutrol administered by an automated power injector. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A5954DOI Listing
February 2019
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Current management strategies to target the increasing incidence of diabetes within Pakistan.

Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2019 27;12:85-96. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Research Department, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology, Baqai Medical University Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.

According to the recently published National Diabetes Survey of Pakistan (NDSP 2016-2017), the prevalence of diabetes is 26.3%. Hence, Pakistan has around 27. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S141356DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6314051PMC
December 2018
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How Different is AMAN from AIDP in Childhood GBS? A Prospective Study from North India.

Indian J Pediatr 2019 Jan 12. Epub 2019 Jan 12.

Pediatric Neurology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India.

Objectives: To compare the clinical profile and short-term outcome of children with axonal and demyelinating subtypes of childhood Guillain Barré syndrome (GBS).

Methods: This is a prospective observational study conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital in North India. Consecutive children with Guillain Barré syndrome were recruited to compare the clinical profile and short term outcome among the subtypes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12098-018-2835-5DOI Listing
January 2019
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Operant conditioning of the motor evoked potential and locomotion in people with and without chronic incomplete spinal cord injury.

J Neurophysiol 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Physical Therapy,School of Health Technology and Management, Stony Brook University.

Foot drop is very common among people with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) and likely stems from SCI that disturbs the corticospinal activation of the ankle dorsiflexor tibialis anterior (TA). Thus, if one can recover or increase the corticospinalexcitability reduced by SCI, motor function recovery may be facilitated. Here, we hypothesized that in people suffering from weak dorsiflexiondue to chronic incomplete SCI, increasing the TA motor evoked potential (MEP)through operant up-conditioning can improve dorsiflexion during locomotion, while in people without any injuries, it would have little impact on already normal locomotion. Read More

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https://www.physiology.org/doi/10.1152/jn.00557.2018
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00557.2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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A primary meningioma of the lumbar spine with neck metastasis.

J Spinal Cord Med 2019 Jan 9:1-4. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

d Department of Orthopedic Surgery , Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University , Taipei , Taiwan.

Context: Approximately 25% of all primary spinal cord tumors are meningiomas, and 80% of these tumors occur in the thoracic region. Few meningiomas of the lumbar spine have been presented. Extracranial metastasis of meningioma occurs extremely rare, only in about 0. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10790268.2018.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2018.1564993DOI Listing
January 2019
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The trouble with footwear following stroke: a qualitative study of the views and experience of people with stroke.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Jan 8:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

a School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences , University of Southampton , Highfield , Southampton , UK.

Purpose: Foot problems and suboptimal footwear are risk factors for falls among the elderly. Footwear choice may, therefore, be important for people with balance impairment following stroke, but little is known about their experience. This study explored foot problems experienced following stroke, factors influencing footwear choices and views of footwear in use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2018.1516816DOI Listing
January 2019
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A novel hinged ankle foot orthosis for gait performance in chronic hemiplegic stroke survivors: a feasibility study.

Biomed Eng Lett 2018 Aug 29;8(3):301-308. Epub 2018 May 29.

4Department of Physical Therapy, Kyungnam University, 7 Kyungnamdaehak-ro, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do 51767 Republic of Korea.

Stroke survivors with gait disturbances may use ankle foot orthoses (AFOs). However, most AFOs come in one-piece styles, which make it difficult for spasticity-affected stroke survivors to don. AFOs are also limited since they do not properly prevent ankle joint for foot drop by itself. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13534-018-0074-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6208543PMC
August 2018
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Validation of foot pitch angle estimation using inertial measurement unit against marker-based optical 3D motion capture system.

Biomed Eng Lett 2018 Aug 17;8(3):283-290. Epub 2018 May 17.

3St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Perth, Australia.

Gait analysis is relevant to a broad range of clinical applications in areas of orthopedics, neurosurgery, rehabilitation and the sports medicine. There are various methods available for capturing and analyzing the gait cycle. Most of gait analysis methods are computationally expensive and difficult to implement outside the laboratory environment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13534-018-0072-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6208541PMC
August 2018
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Tibialis posterior transfer for foot drop due to central causes: Long-term hindfoot alignment.

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2019 Feb 24;105(1):153-158. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Université Lille-Nord-de-France, Lille, France; Service d'orthopédie B, hôpital Salengro, CHRU de Lille, place de Verdun, 59037 Lille cedex, France; Laboratoire d'anatomie, faculté de médecine Henri-Warembourg, université de Lille 2, 59045 Lille cedex, France.

Background: Tibialis posterior transfer (TPT) is the treatment most widely used to palliate foot drop due to dorsiflexor palsy. TPT has been extensively studied in patients with peripheral neurological causes of foot drop. In contrast, data are scarce on central foot drop, in which TPT is often blamed for causing flattening of the arches. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.otsr.2018.11.013DOI Listing
February 2019
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The anatomic location and importance of the tibialis posterior fascicular bundle at the sciatic nerve bifurcation: report of 3 cases.

J Neurosurg 2018 Dec 21:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Departments of2Neurosurgery and.

The authors present the cases of 3 patients with severe injuries affecting the peroneal nerve combined with loss of tibialis posterior function (inversion) despite preservation of other tibial nerve function. Loss of tibialis posterior function is problematic, since transfer of the tibialis posterior tendon is arguably the best reconstructive option for foot drop, when available. Analysis of preoperative imaging studies correlated with operative findings and showed that the injuries, while predominantly to the common peroneal nerve, also affected the lateral portion of the tibial nerve/division near the sciatic nerve bifurcation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2018.8.JNS181190DOI Listing
December 2018
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Medial Longitudinal Arch: Accuracy, Reliability, and Correlation Between Navicular Drop Test and Footprint Parameters.

J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2018 Oct 17;41(8):672-679. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Physical Therapy Department, Murcia University, Murcia, Spain.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation among the navicular drop test, the arch angle, the Staheli index and the Chippaux-Smirak index. The reliability and the correlation among the footprint parameters were also estimated.

Methods: A cross-sectional study (n = 86; 59. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.04.001DOI Listing
October 2018
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Eribulin-Associated Foot Drop.

Am J Ther 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC.

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December 2018
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Foot drop post varicella zoster virus.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Nov 28;11(1). Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Physiotherapy Outpatient Department, University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, UK.

Leg pain and weakness can often be seen in a musculoskeletal physiotherapy outpatient setting. While the differential diagnoses for neuropathic pain and weakness is often spine related, this unusual cause for polyradiculopathy is less commonly seen. Shingles is not something routinely seen in a physiotherapy department but is usually associated with skin eruptions and pain but less so with motor loss. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-226273DOI Listing
November 2018
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Lower Extremity Weakness in an Adolescent Female - A Rare Presentation of Ewing Sarcoma.

Ochsner J 2018 ;18(4):402-405

Department of Internal Medicine, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI.

Background: Ewing sarcoma, a rare cause of cord compression, is predominantly of osseous origin but can also originate in soft tissues. Soft-tissue manifestations account for <15% of all Ewing sarcoma tumors, and even fewer cases of Ewing sarcoma originating in the epidural space have been documented.

Case Report: A 19-year-old female presented to the emergency department for worsening low-back pain during the previous 6 months and numbness and weakness in her legs during the prior 2 weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.31486/toj.18.0039DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6292469PMC
January 2018

Descending stairs: Good or bad task to discriminate women with patellofemoral pain?

Gait Posture 2018 09 28;65:26-32. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Department of Morphology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: There is no consensus on kinematics alterations during descending stairs in females with patellofemoral pain (PFP). In addition, there are no studies that have evaluated the three dimensional kinematics of the trunk, pelvis, hip, knee, and ankle using a multi-segmental model of the foot simultaneously during this task in patients with PFP and evaluated the subphases of stair descent. The objectives of this study were to compare the three dimensional kinematics of the trunk, pelvis, and lower limbs during different subphases of stair descent and identify the discriminatory capacity of the kinematic variables among women with PFP and healthy women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.06.170DOI Listing
September 2018
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Management of Isolated Anterior Tibial Tendon Rupture: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Medical Writer, Scriptum Medica, University Place, WA. Electronic address:

Rupture of the tibialis anterior tendon is a rare condition reported to occur most often spontaneously in patients >45 years of age. Diagnosis is often delayed due to transient pain at the time of rupture and the ability of the long extensors to compensate for the lost action of the tibialis anterior. Treatment has been proposed to be based on the activity level of the individual; however, no consensus has been reached on the optimal treatment modality for this rare condition. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2018.08.001DOI Listing
December 2018
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Motor Neuroprostheses.

Authors:
Arthur Prochazka

Compr Physiol 2018 Dec 13;9(1):127-148. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI), School of Molecular & Systems Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Neuroprostheses (NPs) are electrical stimulators that activate nerves, either to provide sensory input to the central nervous system (sensory NPs), or to activate muscles (motor NPs: MNPs). The first MNPs were belts with inbuilt batteries and electrodes developed in the 1850s to exercise the abdominal muscles. They became enormously popular among the general public, but as a result of exaggerated therapeutic claims they were soon discredited by the medical community. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cphy.c180006
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December 2018
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Diagnostic value of ultrasonography in peroneal neuropathy

Turk J Med Sci 2018 Dec 12;48(6):1115-1120. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey

Background/aim: Peroneal neuropathy at the fibular head (PNFH) is one of the most common entrapment neuropathies. Our aim in this study was to analyze the efficiency of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of PNFH.

Materials And Methods: The study included 15 peroneal nerves of 12 patients with PNFH and 24 peroneal nerves of 12 healthy controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3906/sag-1803-145DOI Listing
December 2018
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Evaluating the Medial Longitudinal Arch of the Foot: Correlations, Reliability, and Accuracy in People With a Low Arch.

Phys Ther 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Espinardo Campus, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

Background: The medial longitudinal arch of the foot is a variable structure, and a decrease in its height could affect several functions and increase the risk of injuries in the lower limbs. There are many different techniques for evaluating it.

Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the correlations of the Navicular Drop Test, several footprint parameters, and the Foot Posture Index-6 in people with a low medial longitudinal arch. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzy149DOI Listing
December 2018
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TDRKH is a candidate gene for an autosomal dominant distal hereditary motor neuropathy.

Eur J Med Genet 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Division of Genomics, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan.

Distal hereditary motor neuropathies (dHMNs) comprise a group of clinically and genetically heterogeneous inherited lower motor neuron syndromes mainly characterized by a distal-predominant pattern of progressive muscle atrophy, weakness and hyporeflexia, without sensory dysfunction. Although at least 21 causative genes for dHMN have been reported, mutational scanning of these genes often fails to identify the causative variants in dHMN cohorts, suggesting that additional causative genes remain to be identified. We studied a four-generation pedigree of a Japanese family with autosomal dominant dHMN to provide insight into the pathogenetic basis of the disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmg.2018.11.028DOI Listing
November 2018
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High-grade Burkitt Lymphoma Presenting as a Buttock Mass and Foot Drop.

Cureus 2018 Sep 26;10(9):e3368. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Internal Medicine, St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, USA.

Burkitt lymphoma (BL), a highly aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), usually presents in children and young adults with large extranodal masses involving jaw bones, gastrointestinal tract, and central nervous system. The three main subtypes of BL are endemic, sporadic, and immunodeficiency variant. Extranodal involvement is common in each variant of BL, although muscle tissue involvement is distinctly rare. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.3368DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6257518PMC
September 2018
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Factors that influence neurological deficit and recovery in lumbar disc prolapse-a narrative review.

Int Orthop 2018 Nov 24. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

Department of spine surgery, Ganga Medical centre & Hospital. Pvt. Ltd, #313, Mettupalayam road, Sai baba Colony, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, 641001, India.

Neurodeficit due to lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a serious complication and can range from sensory hypoesthesia in a single dermatome to a debilitating condition like cauda equina syndrome (CES). Many authors have described variable clinical and radiological risk factors for neurodeficit in LDH. Similarly the prognostic factors influencing recovery have been variable across the studies. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00264-018-4242-y
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November 2018
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Compensatory strategy for ankle dorsiflexion muscle weakness during gait in patients with drop-foot.

Gait Posture 2019 Feb 13;68:88-94. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

The Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Marymoncka 34, Warsaw, 00-968, Poland.

Background: Pathological movement patterns are characterized by abnormal kinematics, kinetics and muscle activations that alter the distribution of muscle forces during walking.

Aim: The objective of this study was to identify what compensatory strategy is evident in muscle force distribution in patients with drop-foot, in response to weakness in the dorsiflexor muscles.

Methods: A sample of 10 patients with drop-foot were evaluated by a computerized gait analysis system and compared to a group of 10 healthy subjects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.11.011DOI Listing
February 2019
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Peroneal Nerve Palsy Due to Subparaneurial Ganglion Cyst, a Rare Variant of Intraneural Ganglion Cyst.

Asian J Neurosurg 2018 Oct-Dec;13(4):1225-1228

Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Intraneural ganglion cysts are rare mucinous cysts originating within the epineurium of peripheral nerves. Although ganglion cysts are the most frequent tumors of the upper and lower extremities, ganglion cysts rarely result in peripheral nerve compression. We report a case of a 30-year-old patient who presented with foot drop due to subparaneurial ganglion cyst, a variant of an intraneural ganglion cyst. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_6_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6208250PMC
November 2018
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Platelet-Rich Plasma Has Better Long-Term Results Than Corticosteroids or Placebo for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: Randomized Control Trial.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2019 Jan 15;58(1):42-46. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai, India.

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a supersaturated concentration of autologous platelets that augments the natural healing response of fascia. Previous studies have shown the superiority of PRP over corticosteroids (CS) for chronic plantar fasciitis. Read More

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January 2019
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A sensor fusion approach for inertial sensors based 3D kinematics and pathological gait assessments: toward an adaptive control of stimulation in post-stroke subjects.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2018 Jul;2018:3497-3500

Pathological gait assessment and assistive control based on functional electrical stimulation (FES) in post-stroke individuals, brings out a common need to robustly quantify kinematics facing multiple constraints. This study proposes a novel approach using inertial sensors to compute dorsiflexion angles and spatio-temporal parameters, in order to be later used as inputs for online close-loop control of FES. 26 post-stroke subjects were asked to walk on a pressure mat equipped with inertial measurement units (IMU) and passive reflective markers. Read More

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July 2018
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Clinical and Electrodiagnostic Features Of Nontraumatic Sciatic Neuropathy.

Muscle Nerve 2019 Mar 24;59(3):309-314. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Neuromuscular Center, Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk S90, Cleveland, Ohio, 44195, USA.

Introduction: In this study we sought to characterize etiologies and features of sciatic neuropathy unrelated to penetrating nerve trauma.

Methods: This investigation was a retrospective review of 109 patients with electrodiagnostically confirmed sciatic neuropathies.

Results: Hip replacement surgery represented the most common (34. Read More

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March 2019
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Report of an Isolated L5 Radiculopathy Caused by an L2-3 Disc Herniation and Review of the Literature.

Cureus 2018 Apr 30;10(4):e2552. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

Neurological Surgery, UC Health, Cincinatti, USA.

Intervertebral disc herniation is a common cause of radiculopathy. Disc herniations occurring in the lumbar spine typically affect the nerve root exiting under the pedicle of the vertebral body, one level caudal. However, in rare cases, a disc herniation can cause remote isolated radicular symptoms. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6218189PMC
April 2018
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Delayed onset of foot drop after the insertion of a mid-thigh adductor canal catheter.

J Clin Anesth 2018 Nov 2;54:59-60. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and West Hospitals, Icahn School of Medicine, 1000 10th Ave., New York, NY 10019, United States of America.

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November 2018
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Locomotor stability in able-bodied trunk-flexed gait across uneven ground.

Hum Mov Sci 2018 Dec 29;62:176-183. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Motion Science, Institute of Sport Science, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Seidelstrasse 20, 07749 Jena, Germany. Electronic address:

This study aimed to explore the control of dynamic stability of the imposed trunk-flexed gaits across uneven ground. For ten young healthy participants, we compared the anteroposterior margin of stability (MoS) and lower limb joint kinematics at foot-contact during accommodating a consecutive stepdown and step-up (10-cm visible drop) to that of level steps while maintaining four postures: regular erect, ∼30°, ∼50° and maximal trunk flexion from the vertical. Two-way repeated measures ANOVAs revealed no significant step × posture interactions for the MoS (p = . Read More

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December 2018
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Prostaglandin E1 plus methylcobalamin combination therapy versus prostaglandin E1 monotherapy for patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Nov;97(44):e13020

Department of Pharmacy, Guangdong Province Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Foshan, China.

Background: Prostaglandin E1 (P) or methylcobalamin (M) treatment has been suggested as a therapeutic approach for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in many clinical trial reports. However, the combined effects of 2 drugs still remain dubious.

Objective: The aim of this report was to evaluate the efficacy of M plus P (M + P) for the treatment of DPN compared with that of P monotherapy, in order to provide a reference resource for rational drug use. Read More

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November 2018
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A clinical and electrophysiological study of peripheral neuropathies in peritoneal dialysis patients: Our experience from rural South India.

Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2018 Sep-Oct;29(5):1139-1149

Department of Neurology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

The objective was to study the prevalence, clinical features, electrophysiological features, and severity of peripheral neuropathy in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) and effect of the presence of diabetes mellitus (DM). Between May 2015 and December 2016, 100 CKD patients on PD were assessed. The prevalence of peripheral neuropathy was 65% based on clinical symptoms and 92% based on electrophysiological parameters. Read More

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November 2018
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Five-Year Follow-up of a Longitudinal Cohort Study of the Effectiveness of Functional Electrical Stimulation for People with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Sep-Oct;20(5):224-230

Background: Few studies have examined the long-term consequences of using peroneal nerve functional electrical stimulation (FES) for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). This study examines orthotic effects on a longitudinal cohort and explores additional benefits of FES on self-reported measures such as joint pain.

Methods: One hundred forty-five people with foot drop and MS were included (mean age, 52 [range, 28-74] years). Read More

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http://ijmsc.org/doi/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-094
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200121PMC
October 2018
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Surgical Versus Non-Surgical Methods for Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Nov - Dec;57(6):1191-1199

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Center, Affiliated Hospital of Logistics University of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Tianjin, China. Electronic address:

We performed a meta-analysis to (1) compare surgical and non-surgical treatment methods for repair of acute rupture of the Achilles tendon, in terms of the re-rupture rate, incidence of complications other than re-rupture, functional outcomes, and proportion of patients returning to previous levels of sporting activities, and (2) explore the difference in the re-rupture rate if proven early functional rehabilitation protocols were followed. PubMed, EMBASE, Medline, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases were searched to identify randomized clinical trials. The quality of included studies was assessed by the Cochrane risk-of-bias tool. Read More

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December 2016
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The influence of gait and speed on the dynamic navicular drop - A cross sectional study on healthy subjects.

Foot (Edinb) 2018 Sep 25;36:67-73. Epub 2018 May 25.

Bern University of Applied Sciences, Department of Health Professions, Division of Physiotherapy, Switzerland; Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Introduction: Variations of gait speed influence kinematic variables that may have an effect on dynamic foot deformation. The influence of gait speed on the navicular drop has not yet been investigated.

Methods: The navicular drop was evaluated in static and dynamic conditions using a 3D-motion capture system. Read More

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September 2018
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Two-year clinical outcomes of radiofrequency focal ablation using a navigable plasma disc decompression device in patients with lumbar disc herniation: efficacy and complications.

J Pain Res 2018 9;11:2229-2237. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea,

Purpose: To report on the 2-year clinical outcomes of focal ablation using a navigable plasma disc decompression device in patients with lumbar herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP).

Patients And Methods: This was a prospective, single-cohort study conducted in a clinical center. A total of 170 patients with lumbar HNP were assessed for pain intensity using the visual analog scale (VAS), for disability level using the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire (ODI), for health-related quality of life using the short form-36 version 2 of the bodily pain scale (SF-36 BP), and for the angles of passive straight leg raise (SLR) test. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S170704DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6186770PMC
October 2018
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