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Do Patients Unconsciously Associate Suggestions for More-invasive Treatment with Better Care?

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2019 Mar;477(3):514-522

J. T. P. Kortlever, J. S. E. Ottenhoff, T. T. H. Tran, D. Ring, G. A. Vagner, M. D. Driscoll, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.

Background: It seems common for patients to conceive of care in physical terms, such as medications, injections, and procedures rather than advice and support. Clinicians often encounter patients who seem to prefer more testing or invasive treatments than expertise supports. We wanted to determine whether patients unconsciously associate suggestions for invasive treatments with better care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/CORR.0000000000000608DOI Listing

Hand Assessment for Elderly People in the Community.

Orthop Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;38(1):25-30

Mabel Qi He Leow, PhD, Research Fellow, Biomechanics Laboratory, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. Wendy Teo, BA Hons (Cantab), BM BCh (Oxon), LLM (Harvard), Medical Officer, Department of Hand Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. Tzuemn Ling Low, MBBS, MRCS (Edin), Medical Officer, Department of Hand Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. Shian Chao Tay, MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glasg), FAMS (Hand Surgery), FAMS (Clinician Scientist), MBiomedSc (Mayo Clinic), Senior Consultant, Department of Hand Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore; Director, Biomechanics Laboratory, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore; and Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.

Background: Hand conditions are common in elderly persons.

Purpose: To assess the prevalence of common hand conditions in elderly persons in a community setting, specifically osteoarthritis of the hand, trigger finger, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Methods: The elderly persons were recruited from community groups for elderly persons. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NOR.0000000000000515DOI Listing
January 2019
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Open Surgery for Trigger Finger Required Combined a1-a2 Pulley Release. A Retrospective Study on 1305 Case.

Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Orthopaedics & Hand Surgery Unit, Department of Orthopaedics, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Objectives: We retrospectively reviewed 1305 open-surgery for idiopathic trigger finger performed by 4 senior hand surgeons between 2014 and 2016.

Material And Methods: Medical records and a telephone interview made with a minimum follow-up of 1 year were used to identify the recurrent rate of triggering and other complications.

Results: This retrospective study let us note that 169 fingers (13%) required simultaneous release of the A1-A2 pulleys because the sectioning of the A1 pulley alone did not lead to complete free sliding of the tendons. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BTH.0000000000000231DOI Listing
January 2019
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Stenosing tenosynovitis : Evaluation of percutaneous release with a specially designed needle vs. open surgery.

Orthopade 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Orthopedics, The Third Affiliated Hospital (The Affiliated Luohu Hospital) of Shenzhen University, 518000, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of conventional open surgery and percutaneous release with a specially designed needle for treating stenosing tenosynovitis in terms of cure, relapse and complication rates.

Methods: In this study 89 fingers from 76 patients were randomly assigned and allocated to one of the treatment groups. A total of 37 patients were treated with open surgery in group 1 and 39 patients with percutaneous release using a specially designed needle in group 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00132-018-03676-4DOI Listing
January 2019
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Trigger finger secondary to a neglected flexor tendon rupture.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Jan;98(1):e13980

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Chonbuk, Republic of Korea.

Secondary trigger finger caused by trauma to the hand, especially associated with partial flexor tendon rupture, is not a common condition. Thus, the clinical manifestations of these patients are not well-known. The aim of this study is to present secondary trigger finger caused by a neglected partial flexor tendon rupture including discussion of the mechanism and treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013980DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6344173PMC
January 2019
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Hand tendinopathy risk factors in Taiwan: A population-based cohort study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Jan;98(1):e13795

Department of Nursing, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology, Tainan, Taiwan.

De Quervain's disease, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), and trigger finger (digit) are three common pathological conditions of the hand. They are considered overuse syndromes and occur predominantly in females. The prevalence rate and cause-specific risks of these three tendinopathies have not yet been clarified. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013795DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6344158PMC
January 2019
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Liposome Encapsulation of Oncolytic Virus M1 To Reduce Immunogenicity and Immune Clearance in Vivo.

Mol Pharm 2019 Feb 15;16(2):779-785. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Department of Pharmacology, Zhongshan School of Medicine , Sun Yat-sen University , Zhongshan II Road 74 , Guangzhou 510080 , P.R. China.

Oncolytic viral therapy is an attractive novel strategy for cancer therapy. As a natural alphavirus, oncolytic virus M1 is able to infect and kill various zinc finger antiviral protein (ZAP)-deficient tumor cells selectively, while leaving normal cells undamaged. However, M1 can trigger the production of neutralizing antibodies that dramatically weaken its antitumor effect. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.8b01046DOI Listing
February 2019
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Trigger finger: An overview of the treatment options.

JAAPA 2019 Jan;32(1):17-21

At the time this article was written, Amber Matthews and Kristen Smith were students in the PA program at the University of Lynchburg in Lynchburg, Va. Ms. Matthews now practices pediatrics at Blue Ridge Medical Center in Arrington, Va. Ms. Smith now practices critical care at Central Lynchburg General Hospital. Laura Read is director of didactic education in the PA program at the University of Lynchburg. Joyce Nicholas is director of evaluation, assessment, and compliance in the PA program at the University of Lynchburg. Eric Schmidt is an assistant professor at the University of Lynchburg. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Stenosing flexor tenosynovitis, more commonly known as trigger finger, is one of the most common causes of hand pain and dysfunction. Clinicians must be able to identify the disorder, know the broad range of treatment options, and counsel patients on the treatment best suited for their condition. Awareness of the economic burden each option entails is central to optimizing treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000550281.42592.97DOI Listing
January 2019
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The Net Promoter Scores with Friends and Family Test after four hand surgery procedures.

J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2018 Dec 19:1753193418819686. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

1 Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, UK.

The Friends and Family Test, a variant of the Net Promoter Score, was adapted for the National Health Service to evaluate overall patient satisfaction and how likely patients are to recommend an intervention. It ranges from -100 to 100. Positive scores indicate good performance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753193418819686DOI Listing
December 2018
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Effects of simultaneous steroid injection after percutaneous trigger finger release: a randomized controlled trial.

J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2018 Dec 17:1753193418813771. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

4 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that an improved outcome can be achieved by employing simultaneous steroid injection after percutaneous A1 pulley release. One hundred and twelve digits were randomized to either percutaneous A1 pulley release alone or release of the A1 pulley with a steroid injection. The visual analogue scale score for pain, modified patient global impression of improvement and modified Quinnell grade were assessed at 3 weeks and 3 months after surgery. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1753193418813771
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December 2018
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[Blind corticosteroid injection as primary treatment of trigger finger].

Ugeskr Laeger 2018 Dec;180(50)

Trigger finger (TF) is a common condition with a lifetime prevalence up to 2%. Local corticosteroid injection at the level of the A1 pulley is a frequently used and safe treatment for TF with cure rates around 50% in randomised controlled trials, while surgical release has cure rates near 100% but more severe complications. Blind local corticosteroid injection has the same effect as ultrasound-guided local corticosteroid injection on cure rates, and the effect remains the same, whether the steroid is placed intra-sheath or extra-sheath. Read More

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December 2018
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Impact of Economic Downturn on the Surgical Volumes of Common Hand Procedures.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2019 Feb;143(2):340e-349e

Ann Arbor, Mich.; Nagoya, Japan; and Taoyuan, Taiwan From the Department of Surgery, Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Medical School; the Department of Hand Surgery, Nagoya University; and the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology and the Center for Big Data Analytics and Statistics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.

Background: Economic conditions affect surgical volumes, particularly for elective procedures. In this study, the authors aimed to identify the effects of the 2008 U.S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000005260DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6349518PMC
February 2019
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A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded Controlled Trial Comparing Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen Versus Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen for Soft Tissue Hand Procedures.

J Hand Surg Am 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.

Purpose: To compare the efficacy of opioid versus nonopioid analgesic regimens after elective, soft tissue hand surgery. We hypothesized that there would be no difference in patient-perceived pain relief between these 2 groups.

Methods: This prospective, randomized, double-blinded controlled trial included patients undergoing elective soft tissue hand procedures (carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, first dorsal compartment release, or ganglion cyst excision). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.10.014DOI Listing
November 2018
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Epidermal Inclusion Cyst following Percutaneous Trigger Finger Release.

J Hand Microsurg 2018 Dec 20;10(3):143-145. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Department of Orthopaedics, Chiayi Christian Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan.

Epidermal inclusion cyst is a benign lesion that commonly occurs due to inclusion of epidermal cells into the dermal or deeper layers in a trauma event. Percutaneous release is a minimally invasive technique, and good surgical outcomes can be achieved. However, the percutaneous procedure is a puncture injury, and the epidermal inclusion cyst is reasonable to become a possible complication. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1636832DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6255737PMC
December 2018
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Wide Awake Hand Surgery Under Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet in South America.

Hand Clin 2019 Feb;35(1):51-58

Departament of Surgery and Orthopedics, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University, UNESP, Av. Professor Mario Rubens Montenegro s/n, Botucatu, São Paulo 18 618-687, Brazil.

The authors report the introduction and development of wide awake hand surgery under local anesthesia no tourniquet (WALANT) in South America, specifically in Brazil, where thousands of cases have already been performed with this technique. This was largely stimulated by Dr Lalonde's first visit to Brazil in 2012. The authors began with smaller procedures such as trigger fingers and carpal tunnels, which were easily implemented. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hcl.2018.08.005DOI Listing
February 2019
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Clinical significance of proximal interphalangeal joint pain in patients with trigger fingers.

J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2018 Nov 12:1753193418809771. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea.

We investigated incidence, clinical features and surgical outcomes of trigger finger accompanied by proximal interphalangeal joint pain. One-hundred and seventy-nine consecutive patients with trigger finger who had A1 pulley release were recruited. Forty-two patients (24%) complained of proximal interphalangeal joint pain at the time of surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753193418809771DOI Listing
November 2018
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Relationship of Carpal Tunnel Release and New Onset Trigger Finger.

J Hand Surg Am 2019 Jan 6;44(1):28-34. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Purpose: Carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger (TF) frequently present concomitantly; some studies suggest that carpal tunnel release (CTR) is a risk factor for the development of ipsilateral TF in the postoperative period. The primary objective of this study was to elucidate the relationship between CTR and the subsequent development of TF.

Methods: A retrospective study was conducted of 1,386 hands in 1,140 patients who underwent primary CTR at a tertiary referral center from July 2008 to June 2013. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.10.003DOI Listing
January 2019
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CHEIROARTHROPATHY: A COMMON DISORDER IN PATIENTS IN THE T1D EXCHANGE.

Endocr Pract 2018 Nov 1. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Jaeb Center for Health Research, Tampa, FL.

Background: Diabetic cheiroarthropathy is a long-term complication of diabetes that causes significant morbidity and can impair functional abilities. It has not been well studied in individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The T1D Exchange registry provided an opportunity to assess the frequency of cheiroarthropathy and related characteristics. Read More

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http://journals.aace.com/doi/10.4158/EP-2018-0346
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4158/EP-2018-0346DOI Listing
November 2018
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Production of hypoallergenic milk from DNA-free beta-lactoglobulin (BLG) gene knockout cow using zinc-finger nucleases mRNA.

Sci Rep 2018 Oct 18;8(1):15430. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

State Key Laboratory for Agrobiotechnology, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

The whey protein β-lactoglobulin (BLG) is a major milk allergen which is absent in human milk. Here, we for the first time generated DNA-free BLG bi-allelic knockout cow by zinc-finger nuclease (ZFNs) mRNA and produced BLG-free milk. According to the allergenicity evaluation of BLG-free milk, we found it can trigger lower allergic reaction of Balb/c mice including the rectal temperature drop and the allergen-specific immunoglobulin IgE production; BLG free-milk was easily digested by pepsin at 2 min, while BLG in control milk was still not completely digested after 60 min, and the binding of IgE from cow's milk allergy (CMA) patients to BLG free-milk was significantly lower than that to the control milk. Read More

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http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-32024-x
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-32024-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6194018PMC
October 2018
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Preoperative Hypoglycemia Increases Infection Risk After Trigger Finger Injection and Release.

Ann Plast Surg 2018 Oct 15. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.

Background: Diabetes mellitus is a well-known risk factor for infection after trigger finger (TF) injection and/or release. However, the effect of preoperative hypoglycemia before TF injection or release is currently unknown. The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of preoperative hypoglycemia on infection incidence after TF injection or release. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000001667DOI Listing
October 2018
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The thickening of flexor tendons pulleys: a useful ultrasonographical sign in the diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis.

J Ultrasound 2018 Dec 15;21(4):309-314. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Institute of Radiology, Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128, Padua, Italy.

Purpose: To investigate the frequency of thickening of pulleys for flexor tendons in patients with early arthritis in their hands, and to evaluate it as a predictive sign of PsA.

Methods: A prospective observational study involving 228 consecutive patients presenting with recent onset of arthritis in their hands was conducted at rheumatology outpatient clinics in the Veneto region of Italy between October 2014 and September 2017. Diabetic patients were excluded because of the high frequency of trigger finger. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40477-018-0325-2
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40477-018-0325-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6237712PMC
December 2018
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No thumbs up for the boy!

Malays Fam Physician 2018 31;13(2):45-46. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

MBBS (IIUM), DrOrth&Tr (UKM), Faculty Of Medicine Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia.

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[Ultrasound-guided selective nerve blocks for trigger finger surgeries to maintain flexion/extension of fingers - Case series].

Rev Bras Anestesiol 2019 Jan - Feb;69(1):104-108. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Grupo de Anestesia Regional da Disciplina de Anestesiologia, Dor e Medicina Intensiva, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Background: A patient's ability to move his/her fingers during hand surgery may be helpful to surgeons because it allows the effectiveness of the intervention evaluation and prediction of hand function in the postoperative period. The purpose of this case series is to demonstrate the efficacy of an ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block technique to maintain the hand flexor and extensor muscles motor function and discuss the benefits of the technique for trigger finger surgery.

Case Report: Ten patients scheduled to undergo trigger finger surgery were selected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjan.2018.06.011DOI Listing
October 2018
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Establishing an Efficient Care Paradigm for Trigger Finger.

J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol 2018 Sep;23(3):356-359

† Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Background: To identify the time course for efficacy of corticosteroid injections in the treatment of trigger finger.

Methods: A prospective single-center observational study was conducted, consisting of 38 patients with 41 trigger digits that were injected. Enrolled patients completed an initial Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire to determine the severity of their symptoms. Read More

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https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S24248355185
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S2424835518500364DOI Listing
September 2018
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Self-Reported Postoperative Opioid-Prescribing Practices Following Commonly Performed Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgical Procedures: A Nationwide Survey Comparing Attending Surgeons and Trainees.

J Bone Joint Surg Am 2018 Oct;100(19):e127

Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Background: Although orthopaedic surgeons have been shown to prescribe excessive amounts of opioid analgesics postoperatively, the degree in which surgical trainees contribute to this trend is unknown. The purpose of this study was to compare self-reported opioid-prescribing behavior, factors influencing this behavior, and perceptions of patient opioid utilization and disposal between hand surgeons and trainees.

Methods: Attending hand surgeons and trainees in hand, orthopaedic, and plastic surgery programs were invited to participate in a web-based survey including demographic characteristics; self-reported prescribing behavior specific to 4 procedures: open carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, thumb carpometacarpal arthroplasty, and distal radial fracture open reduction and internal fixation; and perceptions and influencing factors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2106/JBJS.17.01163DOI Listing
October 2018
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Steroid Injection and Open Trigger Finger Release Outcomes: A Retrospective Review of 999 Digits.

Hand (N Y) 2018 Sep 21:1558944718796559. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

1 The CORE Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Background: Open surgical release of the A1 pulley is the definitive treatment for the common hand condition of trigger finger, or inflammatory stenosing tenosynovitis. Anecdotal evidence among hand surgeons has questioned whether or not recent steroid injection may be related to complications following open trigger finger release, particularly wound infection, but no studies have primarily studied this connection to date. We aimed to determine whether recent steroid injection was associated with postoperative surgical infections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1558944718796559DOI Listing
September 2018
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Auricular Acupressure Improves Habit Reversal Treatment for Nail Biting.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 5;25(1):79-85. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

1 1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, People's Republic of China.

Objective: Nail biting leads to a variety of health issues. Habit reversal treatment is a major approach to cease nail biting, but is often ineffective since patients continue to suffer from anxiety, a major trigger. This study investigated whether the potential anxiety relief provided by auricular acupressure could improve the efficacy of habit reversal treatment, as evidenced by improved stomatological and other outcomes. Read More

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https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/acm.2018.0063
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/acm.2018.0063DOI Listing
January 2019
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Mitochondria in innate immune signaling.

Transl Res 2018 12 7;202:52-68. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Women's Guild Lung Institute, Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. Electronic address:

Mitochondria are functionally versatile organelles. In addition to their conventional role of meeting the cell's energy requirements, mitochondria also actively regulate innate immune responses against infectious and sterile insults. Components of mitochondria, when released or exposed in response to dysfunction or damage, can be directly recognized by receptors of the innate immune system and trigger an immune response. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trsl.2018.07.014DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6218307PMC
December 2018
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Acute horseshoe abscess of the hand after corticosteroid injection to treat trigger thumb.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Aug 29;2018. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Plastic Surgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Local corticosteroid injections are frequently used in the management of trigger finger. We present a case of a 56-year-old woman who developed an acute horseshoe abscess of the hand after injection of corticosteroid and local anaesthetic into the left thumb. This was managed successfully with intravenous antibiotics, operative intervention and early mobilisation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-225535DOI Listing
August 2018
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Purification of Unanchored Polyubiquitin Chains from Influenza Virions.

Methods Mol Biol 2018 ;1836:329-342

School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

Influenza A virus (IAV) is an enveloped virus with a segmented single-stranded negative-strand RNA genome. In general, the role of virally encapsidated host cell proteins in the viral life cycle is unclear. The virion contains abundant ubiquitin molecules some of which have been identified as unanchored polyubiquitin chains. Read More

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January 2018
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Does the presence of trigger finger affect the outcome of surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome? A preliminary prognostic study.

J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2018 Nov 22;43(9):999-1001. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Hand Surgery Unit, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753193418793770DOI Listing
November 2018
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Successful recovery of sensation loss in upper brachial plexus injuries.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Oct 9;160(10):2019-2023. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Neuroscience Research Center, Poursina Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

Objective: Injuries of the upper trunk of the brachial plexus may trigger motor and sensory deficits. There exists a growing body of literature with respect to the reconstruction of motor deficits in upper trunk brachial plexus injuries by using nerve transfers; albeit to date, very few old reports have focused on the reconstruction of sensory loss resulting from upper trunk injuries. In this case series, we review six cases (five males and one female) with upper trunk brachial plexus injuries undergoing sensory nerve transfers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00701-018-3648-zDOI Listing
October 2018
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Somatosensory profiles of patients with chronic myogenic temporomandibular disorders in relation to their painDETECT score.

BMC Oral Health 2018 Aug 9;18(1):138. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Medical Centre of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany.

Background: The purpose of this study was to characterize patients with chronic temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in terms of existing hyperalgesia against cold, heat and pressure.

Methods: The extent of hyperalgesia for pressure and thermal sensation in TMD patients was determined by the use of the painDETECT questionnaire ("Is cold or heat in this area occasionally painful?" "Does slight pressure in this area, e.g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12903-018-0601-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6085668PMC
August 2018
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Factors Causing Prolonged Postoperative Symptoms Despite Absence of Complications After A1 Pulley Release for Trigger Finger.

J Hand Surg Am 2018 Jul 25. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. Electronic address:

Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the incidence and prognostic factors for prolonged postoperative symptoms after open A1 pulley release in patients with trigger finger, despite absence of any complications.

Methods: We reviewed 109 patients (78 single-finger involvement, 31 multiple-finger involvement) who underwent open A1 pulley release for trigger finger from 2010 to 2016, with 8 weeks or longer postsurgical follow-up and without postoperative complications. The group had 16 men and 93 women, with mean age of 56 years (range, 21-81 years), and average follow-up period of 24. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.06.023DOI Listing
July 2018
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Effectiveness of proximal interphalangeal joint-blocking orthosis vs metacarpophalangeal joint-blocking orthosis in trigger digit management: A randomized clinical trial.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 17. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Department of Epidemiology, Singapore Clinical Research Institute, Singapore.

Study Design: Patients with Green's classification grade 2 or 3 A1-pulley trigger digit (TD) were recruited and randomized to receive the proximal interphalangeal joint-blocking orthosis (PIPJ-BO) or metacarpophalangeal joint-blocking orthosis (MCPJ-BO).

Introduction: TD is a common hand condition that can affect one's performance in activities of daily living. Conservative management of TD involves prescription of orthoses to facilitate recovery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2018.02.007DOI Listing
July 2018
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Outcomes and indications for early hand therapy after multiple concomitant elective hand procedures.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 12. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Department of Orthopaedics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA; Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA; Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Colorado Medical Center, Aurora, CO, USA. Electronic address:

Study Design: Retrospective comparative study.

Introduction: Trigger finger and carpal tunnel surgery are common, but not without complications including pain and edema, which are treated with hand therapy (HT). There are limited data for the outcomes of multiple trigger finger releases (MTFRs) or combined trigger finger and carpal tunnel surgery and the subsequent need for HT. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2018.04.004DOI Listing
July 2018
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Outcomes of Corticosteroid Treatment for Trigger Finger by Stage.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 10;142(4):983-990

Temple, Texas From Scott & White Medical Center.

Background: Although steroid injection remains a common first-line treatment of trigger finger, clinical experience suggests that not all cases of trigger finger respond the same. The purpose of this study was to use a classification system for trigger finger that is simple and reproducible, and produces clearly definable, clinically relevant cutoff points to determine whether responsiveness to steroid injection correlates to clinical staging.

Methods: The authors conducted a prospectively collected longitudinal study of trigger finger patients separated into four stages of severity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000004761DOI Listing
October 2018

Is EMG a Viable Alternative to BCI for Detecting Movement Intention in Severe Stroke?

IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2018 Dec 21;65(12):2790-2797. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

Objective: In light of the shortcomings of current restorative brain-computer interfaces (BCI), this study investigated the possibility of using EMG to detect hand/wrist extension movement intention to trigger robot-assisted training in individuals without residual movements.

Methods: We compared movement intention detection using an EMG detector with a sensorimotor rhythm based EEG-BCI using only ipsilesional activity. This was carried out on data of 30 severely affected chronic stroke patients from a randomized control trial using an EEG-BCI for robot-assisted training. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2018.2817688DOI Listing
December 2018
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Morphometric study of pulleys of the thumb.

Anat Cell Biol 2018 Jun 27;51(2):71-78. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India.

Pulleys are thickened regions in flexor tendons sheaths of the digits. They are essential and act as fulcrum for the flexion and extension of the digits. The arrangement and number of pulley system differs greatly between the thumb and other digits. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5115/acb.2018.51.2.71DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6026824PMC
June 2018
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Hair, encoding a single C2H2 zinc-finger protein, regulates multicellular trichome formation in tomato.

Plant J 2018 Oct 30;96(1):90-102. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

Key Laboratory of Horticultural Plant Biology (Ministry of Education), Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, 430070, China.

Trichomes originate from the epidermal cells of nearly all terrestrial plants, which are specialized unicellular or multicellular structures. Although the molecular mechanism regulating unicellular trichome formation has been extensively characterized, most of the genes essential for multicellular trichome formation remain unknown. In this study, we identified an associated locus on the long arm of chromosome 10 using a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on type-I trichomes of 180 diverse Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) accessions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14018DOI Listing
October 2018
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Treatment of paediatric trigger finger: a systematic review and treatment algorithm.

J Child Orthop 2018 Jun;12(3):209-217

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States.

Purpose: Paediatric trigger finger (PTF) is a rare condition as seen by the lack of studies published about paediatric populations. Due to this general lack of information, the steps to employ to correct this disorder, whether surgically or non-surgically, have not yet reached consensus status. The objective of this study is to review the published literature regarding treatment options for PTF in order to develop a proposed step-wise treatment algorithm for children presenting with trigger finger. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1302/1863-2548.12.180058DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6005211PMC

Predicting Clinical Outcome After Surgical Treatment in Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

J Hand Surg Am 2018 Dec 23;43(12):1098-1106.e1. Epub 2018 Jun 23.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Purpose: Carpal tunnel release (CTR) is typically offered to symptomatic patients with electrophysiological abnormalities when night orthoses no longer prevent waking with numbness and preferably before there is any static numbness, weakness, or atrophy. The ability to predict the amount of symptom relief after CTR could be beneficial for managing patient expectations and, therefore, improve treatment satisfaction. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify predictors for symptom relief after CTR and to determine their contribution to symptom relief at 6 months after surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.05.017DOI Listing
December 2018
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Biological characterization, expression, and functional analysis of tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).

Fish Shellfish Immunol 2018 Sep 19;80:497-504. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

College of Fishery, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang, 524025, China; Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Biology and Epidemiology for Aquatic Economic Animals, Zhanjiang, 524025, China; Key Laboratory of Control for Disease of Aquatic Animals of Guangdong Higher Education Institutes, Zhanjiang, 524025, China.

Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is a pivotal economic fish that has been plagued by Streptococcus agalactiae infections for many years. Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is a crucial adaptor molecule of the interleukin-1 receptor/Toll-like receptor (IL-1/TLR) superfamily, which can trigger downstream signaling cascades involved in innate immunity. In this study, the full-length cDNA of TRAF6 was cloned from O. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2018.06.036DOI Listing
September 2018
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Seasonal Variation in the Prevalence of Common Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Conditions.

J Wrist Surg 2018 Jul 19;7(3):232-236. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 Seasonal variation in disease processes and injuries have been reported, but it is unclear if this variation exists in upper extremity disorders. The goal of this study is to characterize seasonal and weather variations in common upper extremity orthopaedic conditions.  This cross-sectional study reviewed 68,943 consecutive, new patient visits from January 2010 to September 2015 for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), trigger finger (TF), DeQuervain's tenosynovitis (DeQ), lateral epicondylitis (LE), hand arthritis (OA), and distal radius fractures (DRF). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1612637DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6005781PMC
July 2018
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Comparative study of ultrasonography-guided percutaneous A1 pulley release versus blinded percutaneous A1 pulley release.

J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2018 May-Aug;26(2):2309499018772368

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Wonkwang University Hospital, Iksan, Korea.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the results of blind versus ultrasonography-guided percutaneous A1 pulley release for treatment of trigger finger.

Methods: This prospective study included 21 patients (25 fingers) who underwent blind release and 20 patients (23 fingers) who underwent ultrasonography-guided release. The visual analog scale (VAS) score, proximal interphalangeal joint contracture, complications, and patient satisfaction were compared between the groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2309499018772368DOI Listing
June 2018
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Management of Diabetic Trigger Finger.

J Hand Surg Am 2019 Feb 16;44(2):150-153. Epub 2018 May 16.

Department of Orthopaedics, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI.

Diabetics have a much greater prevalence of trigger finger than nondiabetics and are more likely to have severe symptoms. Diabetic trigger finger may be more accurately described on a spectrum of diabetic hand pathology alongside carpal tunnel syndrome and cheiroarthropathy. Recent publications have called into question the current treatment algorithm for diabetic trigger finger. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.03.045DOI Listing
February 2019
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Minimally invasive thread trigger digit release: a preliminary report on 34 digits of the adult hands.

J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2018 Nov 15;43(9):942-947. Epub 2018 May 15.

1 BayCare Clinic, Green Bay, WI, USA.

The trigger finger release was performed in 34 digits (11 thumbs and 23 fingers) of 24 patients through the thread transecting technique with the tip-to-tip approach, in which a 22-gauge needle inserts into a 18-gauge needle when both needles are inside the hand, guiding the 22-gauge needle to exit the hand at the same access point of 18-gauge needle. We prospectively evaluated the effectiveness and functional recovery of these patients. In all 34 digits, triggering and locking were resolved, and complete extension and flexion occurred immediately following the release. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753193418774497DOI Listing
November 2018
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Common Soft Tissue Musculoskeletal Pain Disorders.

Prim Care 2018 Jun;45(2):289-303

Rheumatology Fellowship, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, San Antonio Military Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, San Antonio, TX 78234, USA.

Soft tissue musculoskeletal pain disorders are common in the primary care setting. Early recognition and diagnosis of these syndromes minimizes patient pain and disability. This article gives a brief overview of the most common soft tissue musculoskeletal pain syndromes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pop.2018.02.006DOI Listing
June 2018
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EGF upregulates RFPL3 and hTERT via the MEK signaling pathway in non‑small cell lung cancer cells.

Oncol Rep 2018 Jul 8;40(1):29-38. Epub 2018 May 8.

Department of Geriatrics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, Liaoning 116000, P.R. China.

Activation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) during tumor development can trigger the MEK signaling pathway. In the present study, we investigated the MEK signaling pathway in non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells with respect to the effect of epidermal growth factor (EGF) on expression of Ret finger protein like 3 (RFPL3) and human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), and the effect of RFPL3 overexpression on other MEK signaling proteins. In vitro, A549 and H1299 cells were treated with different concentrations of EGF for 24 h or 48 h. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/or.2018.6417DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6059751PMC
July 2018
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Different Dosages of Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection for the Treatment of Trigger Finger and Thumb: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol 2018 Jun;23(2):163-169

* Department of Orthopaedics, Phramongkutklao Hospital and College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: This study was designed to compare the efficacy and complications between 3 different dosages of triamcinolone acetonide for the treatment of trigger finger.

Methods: Ninety-three patients with a total of 120 trigger digits were included in the study. The involved digits were randomized to 3 groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S2424835518500157DOI Listing
June 2018
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