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Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery ; (12): 736-741, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-981662


OBJECTIVE@#To review the research progress of supraclavicular vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT).@*METHODS@#The research literature related to supraclavicular VLNT at home and abroad in recent years was extensively reviewed, and the anatomy of supraclavicular lymph nodes, clinical applications, and complications of supraclavicular VLNT were summarized.@*RESULTS@#The supraclavicular lymph nodes are anatomically constant, located in the posterior cervical triangle zone, and the blood supply comes mainly from the transverse cervical artery. There are individual differences in the number of supraclavicular lymph nodes, and preoperative ultrasonography is helpful to clarify the number of lymph nodes. Clinical studies have shown that supraclavicular VLNT can relieve limb swelling, reduce the incidence of infection, and improve quality of life in patients with lymphedema. And the effectiveness of supraclavicular VLNT can be improved by combined with lymphovenous anastomosis, resection procedures, and liposuction.@*CONCLUSION@#There are a large number of supraclavicular lymph nodes, with abundant blood supply. It has been proven to be effective for any period of lymphedema, and the combined treatment is more effective. The more clinical studies are needed to clarify the effectiveness of supraclavicular VLNT alone or in combination, as well as the surgical approach and timing of the combined treatment.

Humans , Quality of Life , Lymphedema/surgery , Lymph Nodes/blood supply , Lymphatic Vessels/surgery , Extremities
Chinese Journal of Burns ; (6): 158-164, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-971165


Objective: To develop a quantitative evaluation software for three-dimensional morphology of pathological scars based on photo modeling technology, and to verify its accuracy and feasibility in clinical application. Methods: The method of prospective observational study was adopted. From April 2019 to January 2022, 59 patients with pathological scars (totally 107 scars) who met the inclusion criteria were admitted to the First Medical Center of Chinese PLA General Hospital, including 27 males and 32 females, aged 33 (26, 44) years. Based on photo modeling technology, a software for measuring three-dimensional morphological parameters of pathological scars was developed with functions of collecting patients' basic information, and scar photography, three-dimensional reconstruction, browsing the models, and generating reports. This software and the clinical routine methods (vernier calipers, color Doppler ultrasonic diagnostic equipment, and elastomeric impression water injection method measurement) were used to measure the longest length, maximum thickness, and volume of scars, respectively. For scars with successful modelling, the number, distribution of scars, number of patients, and the longest length, maximum thickness, and volume of scars measured by both the software and clinical routine methods were collected. For scars with failed modelling, the number, distribution, type of scars, and the number of patients were collected. The correlation and consistency of the software and clinical routine methods in measuring the longest length, maximum thickness, and volume of scars were analyzed by unital linear regression analysis and the Bland-Altman method, respectively, and the intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs), mean absolute error (MAE), and mean absolute percentage error (MAPE) were calculated. Results: A total of 102 scars from 54 patients were successfully modeled, which located in the chest (43 scars), in the shoulder and back (27 scars), in the limb (12 scars), in the face and neck (9 scars), in the auricle (6 scars), and in the abdomen (5 scars). The longest length, maximum thickness, and volume measured by the software and clinical routine methods were 3.61 (2.13, 5.19) and 3.53 (2.02, 5.11) cm, 0.45 (0.28, 0.70) and 0.43 (0.24, 0.72) cm, 1.17 (0.43, 3.57) and 0.96 (0.36, 3.26) mL. The 5 hypertrophic scars and auricular keloids from 5 patients were unsuccessfully modeled. The longest length, maximum thickness, and volume measured by the software and clinical routine methods showed obvious linear correlation (with r values of 0.985, 0.917, and 0.998, P<0.05). The ICCs of the longest length, maximum thickness, and volume of scars measured by the software and clinical routine methods were 0.993, 0.958, and 0.999 (with 95% confidence intervals of 0.989-0.995, 0.938-0.971, and 0.998-0.999, respectively). The longest length, maximum thickness, and volume of scars measured by the software and clinical routine methods had good consistency. The Bland-Altman method showed that 3.92% (4/102), 7.84% (8/102), and 8.82% (9/102) of the scars with the longest length, maximum thickness, and volume respectively were outside the 95% consistency limit. Within the 95% consistency limit, 2.04% (2/98) scars had the longest length error of more than 0.5 cm, 1.06% (1/94) scars had the maximum thickness error of more than 0.2 cm, and 2.15% (2/93) scars had the volume error of more than 0.5 mL. The MAE and MAPE of the longest length, maximum thickness, and volume of scars measured by the software and clinical routine methods were 0.21 cm, 0.10 cm, 0.24 mL, and 5.75%, 21.21%, 24.80%, respectively. Conclusions: The quantitative evaluation software for three-dimensional morphology of pathological scars based on photo modeling technology can realize the three-dimensional modeling and measurement of morphological parameters of most pathological scars. Its measurement results were in good consistency with those of clinical routine methods, and the errors were acceptable in clinic. This software can be used as an auxiliary method for clinical diagnosis and treatment of pathological scars.

Female , Humans , Male , Adult , Asian People , Cicatrix, Hypertrophic/diagnostic imaging , Extremities , Keloid/diagnostic imaging , Prospective Studies
Rev. cuba. ortop. traumatol ; 36(3)sept. 2022. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1441785


Introducción: Las opciones para el manejo de tejidos blandos en los defectos traumáticos han aumentado con el desarrollo de la microcirugía, con una mejor comprensión de los colgajos pediculados y los avances con terapia con esponja de presión negativa. Objetivo: Revisar y poner a disposición de los especialistas algunos de los tópicos relacionados con estos procederes quirúrgicos de colgajos en las lesiones traumáticas de los miembros. Métodos: Se realiza una búsqueda en PubMed entre los años 2010-2020, en inglés con los términos: cirugía de colgajos en lesiones traumáticas, tratamiento de las lesiones de partes blandas relacionadas con trauma de los miembros, reconstrucción de las lesiones traumáticas de partes blandas de extremidades. Se revisaron también, artículos accesibles de forma libre, o a través del servicio Clinical Key y Hinari. Conclusiones: Existen controversias acerca del momento óptimo para el cierre de las heridas. La definición de reconstrucción primaria versus secundaria depende del tiempo de lesión y del tipo de procedimiento quirúrgico. La terapia de heridas con presión negativa sirve como parte del arsenal para la reconstrucción de tejidos blandos en un trauma de extremidades(AU)

Introduction: Options for soft tissue management of traumatic defects have increased with the development of microsurgery, with a better understanding of pedicle flaps and advances with negative pressure sponge therapy. Objective: To review and make available to specialists some of the topics related to these surgical procedures for flaps in traumatic limb injuries. Methods: A PubMed search was carried out from 2010 to 2020, in English with the terms: flap surgery in traumatic injuries, treatment of soft tissue injuries related to trauma of the limbs, reconstruction of the limbs. traumatic soft tissue injuries of extremities. Articles freely accessible or through the Clinical Key and Hinari service were also reviewed. Conclusions: There are controversies about the optimal time for wound closure. The definition of primary versus secondary reconstruction depends on the time of injury and the type of surgical procedure. Negative pressure wound therapy serves as part of the arsenal for soft tissue reconstruction in extremity trauma(AU)

Humans , Surgical Procedures, Operative , Surgical Flaps/surgery , Extremities/injuries , Access to Information , Information Seeking Behavior
Annals of Medical Research and Practice ; 3(4): 1-5, 2022. tables, figures
Article in English | AIM | ID: biblio-1379324


OBJECTIVES: Gunshot injuries among children are a major clinical and public health concern and one of the leading causes of pediatric morbidity and mortality. This usually takes a great financial and emotional toll on the affected children, their families, and society as a whole. The objective of the study was to determine the pattern of injury, severity, outcome, and challenges in managing the gunshot injuries in children.MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a descriptive study of patients below 18 years of age who presented with gunshot injuries to the Jos University Teaching Hospital between January 2011 and December 2014. Patient demographics and clinical details were collected on a trauma data sheet, and entered into an Excel spreadsheet. It was analyzed descriptively.RESULTS: Two hundred and forty-two patients presented with gunshot injuries in the period under review, of which 30 of them were children. The median age of the patients was 12 years with an interquartile range of 7.75 and 16.25. Twenty-two (73.3%) of them were male while 8 (26.7%) were female. High-velocity firearms accounted for 13 (43.3%) of the injuries and were the most predominant cause of injury. The most common part of the body involved was the extremities in 63.3% of patients. Debridement and secondary suturing was carried out in 83.3% of the patients while wound infection was the most noted complication in 33.3% of the patients. CONCLUSION:There is an increasing incidence of gunshot injuries in this region. A lot of the children survive and reach the hospital though, and most of them are treated and discharged, however, attendant emotional and psychological trauma cannot be excluded in these patients. There is, thus, a need for proper policy to protect and treat these children when this happens.

Humans , Male , Female , Wounds, Gunshot , Extremities , Wounds and Injuries , Child , Hospitals
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1378011


Objetivo: El lipoblastoma es una neoplasia benigna poco común que puede presentarse como un tumor localizado o difuso (lipoblastomatosis). Debido a su rareza, se han publicado, en su mayoría, solo reportes de casos. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la tasa de recurrencia local y las complicaciones después de la resección marginal de lipoblastomas ubicados en extremidades y tronco. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó una revisión retrospectiva multicéntrica de los registros de pacientes pediátricos sometidos a extirpación quirúrgica de lipoblastomas en cuatro instituciones, entre 2008 y 2018. Se registraron las siguientes variables: datos demográficos, método diagnóstico, volumen de la lesión, tipo de biopsia, complicaciones, recurrencia y necesidad de procedimientos adicionales. Resultados: Durante el período de estudio, 17 pacientes cumplieron los criterios de inclusión para la evaluación. La media de la edad era de 3.9 años y el 65% eran varones. Las ubicaciones más frecuentes fueron: muslos (n = 9), columna lumbar (n = 2) y glúteos (n = 2). El volumen de masa preoperatorio medio fue de 305,5 cm3 (rango: 10,2-1745,8). La duración media del seguimiento fue de 2.8 años (rango: de 8 meses a 5.6 años). Hubo una recurrencia (5,9%) y una cicatriz retraída en el área glútea como complicación. Ninguno requirió una nueva intervención. Conclusión: La resección quirúrgica marginal de lipoblastomas localizados en el dorso o las extremidades genera una baja tasa de recurrencia a los 2.8 años de seguimiento y mínimas complicaciones. Nivel de Evidencia: IV

Objectives: Lipoblastoma is a rare benign neoplasm that resembles white fat and can occur as a localized (lipoblastoma) or diffuse (lipoblastomatosis) tumor. Due to its rarity, the literature is mostly limited to case reports. The purpose of this study was to determine the local recurrence rate and complications after marginal resection of lipoblastomas located in the extremities or the back. Materials and methods: We performed a multicenter retrospective review of the records of pediatric patients who had undergone surgical excision of lipoblastomas at 4 tertiary care institutions from 2008 to 2018. We recorded the demographic data, diagnostic method, the volume of the lesion, type of biopsy, complications, recurrence, and the need for additional procedures. Results: Throughout the study, 17 patients met the inclusion criteria for evaluation. The average patient age was 3.9 years, and 65% were male. The most common locations included thighs (N 9), low back region (N 2), and buttocks (N 2). The mean preoperative mass volume was 305.5 cm3(range: 10.2 cm3 - 1745.8 cm3). The mean duration of follow-up was 2.8 years (range: 8 months to 5.6 years). One patient experienced recurrence (5.9%). One patient had a retracted skin scarring in the gluteal area. Conclusion: Marginal surgical resection of lipoblastomas located in the back or extremities showed a low recurrence rate at 2.8 years of follow-up and minimal complications. Level of Evidence: IV

Child, Preschool , Child , Postoperative Complications , Treatment Outcome , Extremities , Torso , Lipoblastoma/surgery , Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
An. bras. dermatol ; 96(6): 765-767, Nov.-Dec. 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1355638


Abstract Glomus tumors are rare benign neoplasms arising from the neuromyoarterial structure called glomus body. They present as angiomatous papules, soft and painful, especially to cold and pressure. In general, they are solitary and affect the extremities, located mainly the subungual bed. Extradigital lesions are rare and can constitute a diagnostic challenge. This is the report of a patient with an extradigital lesion on the left arm, and its dermoscopic aspects, including angiomatous lagoons circumscribed by a pale halo, a structure not previously described in the two reports of extradigital glomus tumor with dermoscopic features, found in the literature.

Humans , Brain Neoplasms , Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Pain , Extremities
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1353490


RESUMO: A Artrogripose Múltipla Congênita (AMC) é uma síndrome rara, que representa um grupo de condições congênitas caracterizado por contraturas articulares em duas ou mais articulações, não progressivas, geralmente simétricas, de etiologia desconhecida e que pode estar associada a outras malformações, como viscerais e neurológicas. Apresenta-mos dois casos isolados com achados característicos de AMC, atendidos em ambulatório de pediatria de alto risco de uma cidade do Oeste do Paraná. Caso 1: lactente, sexo feminino, 14 dias de vida, com redução dos movimentos fetais referidos pela mãe, apresentando malformações envolvendo somente os membros, visualizadas logo após o nasci-mento. Caso 2: lactente, sexo masculino, quatro meses de vida, com diagnóstico de hipocinesia fetal ao ultrassom obstétrico de 23 semanas, ao nascimento apresenta contraturas dos membros e disfunção do sistema nervoso cen-tral. O diagnóstico da artrogripose é complexo e essencialmente clínico, sendo necessária uma anamnese meticulosa, contemplando uma avaliação da gestação, via de parto, história familiar e um exame físico minucioso, classificando quais os tipos de contraturas, membros envolvidos, presença de musculatura alterada e de alterações neurológicas, a fim de diferenciar a AMC das outras síndromes que também cursam com contraturas articulares. O seguimento e tratamento dos lactentes com artrogripose devem ocorrer em acompanhamento multidisciplinar devido às variadas manifestações que a doença pode apresentar e à característica de recidiva ao longo dos anos. (AU)

ABSTRACTArthrogryposis Multiple Congenita (AMC) is a rare syndrome that represents a group of congenital conditions character-ized by joint contractures in two or more joints, non-progressive, usually symmetrical, of unknown etiology and which may be associated with other malformations, such as visceral and neurological. We present two isolated cases with characteristic features of AMC, seen in a high-risk pediatrics outpatient clinic in a city in western Paraná. Case 1: infant, female, 14 days old, with reduced fetal movements reported by the mother, presenting malformations involving only the limbs, seen immediately after birth. Case 2: infant, male, four months old, diagnosed with fetal hypokinesia on 23-week obstetric ultrasound, at birth, presents limb contractures and central nervous system dysfunction. The diagnosis of ar-throgryposis is complex and essentially clinical, requiring a meticulous anamnesis, including an assessment of pregnan-cy, delivery, family history and a thorough physical examination, classifying what types of contractures, involved limbs, presence of altered musculature and neurological changes to differentiate AMC from other syndromes that also have joint contractures. The aftercare and treatment of infants with arthrogryposis must occur in multidisciplinary follow-up due to the varied manifestations that the disease may present and the characteristic of recurrence over the years. (AU)

Humans , Female , Infant , Arthrogryposis , Congenital Abnormalities , Contracture , Extremities , Integrality in Health , Immobilization
Rev. bras. med. esporte ; 27(3): 262-265, July-Sept. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1288590


ABSTRACT Introduction Patients with cerebrovascular accident and hemiplegia need to perform physical exercise and aerobic training, but physical dysfunction restricts the performance of these activities. Objective The article aims to develop physical strength sports for stroke patients with hemiplegia to explore the efficacy of sports to regain limb function in these patients. Methods We randomly selected 30 patients with stroke sequelae and divided them into control and exercise groups. While undergoing rehab, the exercise group performed a certain amount of aerobic exercise. During this period, we compared the relevant physiological indicators of the patients, and, at the same time, we used the Fugle-Meyer motor function scoring method to assess limb function. Results The two groups of patients are significantly different regarding the recovery of physical function and the capacity for daily life. Physiological indicators of patients are also different. Conclusion Low-intensity aerobic exercise can help stroke and hemiplegia patients regain their basic ability to live and exercise. Level of evidence II; Therapeutic studies: investigation of treatment results.

RESUMO Introdução É muito importante que pacientes com acidente vascular encefálico e hemiplegia realizem exercícios físicos e treinamento aeróbio, mas a disfunção física restringe a realização dessas atividades. Objetivo o artigo tem como objetivo desenvolver esportes de força física para pacientes com AVC com hemiplegia para explorar a eficácia dos esportes para recuperar a função dos membros nesses pacientes. Métodos Selecionamos aleatoriamente 30 pacientes com sequela de AVC e os dividimos em grupos controle e exercício. Durante a reabilitação, o grupo de exercícios realmente executou uma certa quantidade de exercícios aeróbicos. Durante esse período, comparamos os indicadores fisiológicos relevantes dos pacientes e, ao mesmo tempo, usamos o método de pontuação da função motora de Fugle-Meyer para avaliar a função dos membros. Resultados Os dois grupos de pacientes são significativamente diferentes em termos de recuperação da função física e capacidade para a vida diária. Os indicadores fisiológicos dos pacientes também são diferentes. Conclusão O exercício aeróbico de baixa intensidade pode ajudar os pacientes com derrame e hemiplegia a recuperar sua capacidade básica de viver e se exercitar. Nível de evidência II; Estudos terapêuticos: investigação dos resultados do tratamento.

RESUMEN Introducción Es muy importante para los pacientes con accidente cerebrovascular y hemiplejía realizar ejercicio físico y entrenamiento aeróbico, pero la disfunción física restringe la realización estas actividades.Objeto: El artículo tiene como objetivo desarrollar deportes de fuerza física para pacientes con accidente cerebrovascular con hemiplejía para explorar la eficacia de los deportes para recuperar la función de las extremidades de estos pacientes. Métodos Seleccionamos aleatoriamente a 30 pacientes con secuelas por accidente cerebrovascular y los dividimos en grupos de control y de ejercicio. Mientras se sometía a rehabilitación, el grupo de ejercicio llegó a realizar una cierta cantidad de ejercicio aeróbico. Durante este período, comparamos los indicadores fisiológicos relevantes de los pacientes y, al mismo tiempo, utilizamos el método de puntuación de la función motora de Fugle-Meyer para evaluar la función de las extremidades. Resultados Los dos grupos de pacientes son significativamente diferentes en cuanto a la recuperación de la función física y la capacidad para la vida diaria. Los indicadores fisiológicos de los pacientes también son diferentes. Conclusión El ejercicio aeróbico de baja intensidad puede ayudar a los pacientes con accidente cerebrovascular y hemiplejía a recuperar su capacidad básica de vida y ejercicio. Nivel de evidencia II; Estudios terapéuticos: investigación de los resultados del tratamiento.

Humans , Stroke/complications , Exercise Therapy , Stroke Rehabilitation/methods , Hemiplegia/rehabilitation , Treatment Outcome , Extremities
J. bras. nefrol ; 43(2): 274-278, Apr.-June 2021. tab, graf
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1286939


ABSTRACT Introduction: The clinical impact of vascular calcification is well established in the context of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, but other clinical syndromes, such as calciphylaxis, although less frequent, have a significant impact on chronic kidney disease. Methods: Case report of a 27-year-old woman, who had complained of bilateral pain in her toes for 3 days, with the presence of small necrotic areas in the referred sites. She had a history of type 1 diabetes (25 years ago), with chronic kidney disease, on peritoneal dialysis, in addition to rheumatoid arthritis. She was admitted to the hospital, which preceded the current condition, due to exacerbation of rheumatoid arthritis, evolving with intracardiac thrombus due to venous catheter complications, when she started using warfarin. Ischemia progressed to her feet, causing the need for bilateral amputations. Her chirodactyls were also affected. Thrombophilia, vasculitis, endocarditis or other embolic sources were investigated and discarded. Her pathology report evidenced skin necrosis and superficial soft parts with recent arterial thrombosis, and Monckeberg's medial calcification. We started treatment with bisphosphonate and sodium thiosulfate, conversion to hemodialysis and replacement of warfarin with unfractionated heparin. Despite all the therapy, the patient died after four months of evolution. Discussion: Calciphylaxis is a rare microvasculature calcification syndrome that results in severe ischemic injuries. It has pathogenesis related to the mineral and bone disorder of chronic kidney disease combined with the imbalance between promoters and inhibitors of vascular calcification, with particular importance to vitamin K antagonism. Conclusion: The preventive strategy is fundamental, since the therapy is complex with poorly validated effectiveness.

RESUMO Introdução: O impacto clínico da calcificação vascular está bem estabelecido no âmbito de morbimortalidade cardiovascular, mas outras síndromes clínicas, como a calcifilaxia, apesar de menos frequente, têm significante impacto na doença renal crônica. Métodos: Relato de caso de mulher, 27 anos, com queixa de dor em pododáctilos bilateralmente havia 3 dias, com presença de pequenas áreas necróticas nos locais referidos. Antecedente pessoal de diabetes tipo 1 (há 25 anos), com doença renal crônica, em diálise peritoneal, além de artrite reumatoide. Teve internação hospitalar, que antecedeu o quadro atual, devido à exacerbação da artrite reumatoide, evoluindo com trombo intracardíaco por complicação de cateter venoso, quando iniciou uso de varfarina. A isquemia progrediu para pés com necessidade de amputações bilaterais. Quirodáctilos também foram acometidos. Trombofilias, vasculites, endocardite ou outras fontes emboligênicas foram pesquisadas e descartadas. Anatomopatológico evidenciou: necrose de pele e partes moles superficiais com trombose arterial recente e calcificação medial de Monckeberg. Tratamento foi instituído com bisfosfonato e tiossulfato de sódio, conversão para hemodiálise e substituição de varfarina por heparina não fracionada. Apesar de toda a terapia, a paciente foi a óbito após quatro meses de evolução. Discussão: A calcifilaxia é uma rara síndrome de calcificação da microvasculatura que resulta em graves lesões isquêmicas. Tem patogênese relacionada ao distúrbio mineral e ósseo da doença renal crônica combinado com o desbalanço entre promotores e inibidores de calcificação vascular, com particular importância ao antagonismo da vitamina K. Conclusão: A estratégia preventiva é fundamental, uma vez que a terapia é complexa e de eficácia pouco validada.

Humans , Female , Adult , Calciphylaxis/complications , Kidney Failure, Chronic , Heparin , Dialysis , Extremities , Necrosis
São Paulo med. j ; 139(3): 279-284, May-June 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1252247


ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Vitamin D has relationships with pathogenesis and inflammation pathways in many diseases. Its deficiency may make clinicians think not only of supplementation but also of presence of other diseases. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between vitamin D levels and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), given that reduced levels are related to increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. DESIGN AND SETTING: Case-control study conducted in the cardiovascular surgery and family medicine departments of a hospital in Turkey. METHODS: A total of 280 participants were included: 140 each in the DVT and control groups. Basic clinical characteristics, comorbidities and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels were recorded and then compared between the groups. Serum 25(OH)D levels were also evaluated separately in three subgroups (sufficient, insufficient and deficient). RESULTS: Serum 25(OH)D levels were significantly lower in the DVT group than in the controls (P < 0.001). Females in the DVT group had lower 25(OH)D levels than those in the control group (P = 0.002). Nonetheless, the median 25(OH)D level (16.41 ng/ml) of the control group was still below the reference value. Logistic regression analysis showed that 25(OH)D was a significant predictor of DVT. Weight, height and body mass index, which all presented interaction, were significant in the logistic regression analysis but not in individual analyses. CONCLUSION: The serum vitamin D levels of DVT patients were lower than those of controls. If the results obtained from our study are supported by further large-scale randomized controlled trials, vitamin D replacement may be brought into the agenda for protection against DVT.

Humans , Male , Female , Vitamin D/blood , Vitamin D Deficiency/complications , Venous Thrombosis/etiology , Turkey , Case-Control Studies , Extremities
Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae ; (6): 849-855, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921549


Objective To investigate the clinicopathological characteristics of established genital and extragenital lichen sclerosus(LS)and compare the differences between them. Method The clinicopathological data of 55 patients with established genital and extragenital LS diagnosed by pathological examination in the Department of Dermatology of Beijing Hospital were retrospectively analyzed. Results The 55 patients included 11 males and 44 females.Among them,38,15,and 2 patients had genital lesions,extragenital lesions,and both genital and extragenital lesions,respectively.Extragenital LS mainly involved the back(14.55%)and extremities(7.27%).Among the patients,28.30% were asymptomatic,and 73.58% and 24.53% felt itchy and painful,respectively.The asymptomatic patients had a higher proportion in extragenital cases(

Female , Humans , Male , Darier Disease , Extremities , Genitalia , Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus/epidemiology , Retrospective Studies
China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology ; (12): 550-553, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888313


OBJECTIVE@#To summarize and discuss the clinical efficacy and application value of intravenous drip of linezolid combined with local targeted sustained-release of vancomycin in the treatment of traumatic osteomyelitis of extremities infected with MRSA.@*METHODS@#Thirty patients with traumatic osteomyelitis of extremities infected by MRSA from March 2015 to March 2017 were analyzed retrospectively, including 21 males and 9 females; aged 25 to 64 years old, with an average age of(47.94± 6.23) years old;the course of disease ranged from 9 to 23 months, with an average of (15.68±6.23) months. The lesions were located in tibia in 18 cases and calcaneus in 12 cases. The causes of injury were fall injury in 12 cases, trafficaccident injury in 9 cases and fall injury in 9 cases. There were 22 patients with closed fractures and 8 patients with open fractures. There were 13 cases of internal fixation. Twenty-two patients had sinustract, 8 patients had soft tissue defect with bone and internal fixation exposure, soft tissue defect area ranged from 2.0 cm × 3.0 cm to 8.2 cm × 12.3 cm;10 patients had bone defect, defect area ranged from 0.5 to 3.4 cm;bacterial culture of sinus tract or wound secretion in all patients was MRSA. On the basis of thorough debridement, calcium sulfate artificial bone loaded with vancomycin was implanted in the lesion, and linezolid and glucose injection was given intravenously during the perioperative period. The patients were followed up regularly according to the time of antibiotic use, blood routine, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, liver and kidney function and other related laboratory indexes, X-ray, CT and other imaging examinations, bone healing, flap survival, joint function and McKee's osteomyelitis cure criteria.@*RESULTS@#All the patients were followed up, and the duration ranged from 3 to 6 years, with a mean of (4.23±0.76) years. No recurrence of osteomyelitis occurred. Fracture healing, infection control, wound healing and functional recovery were achieved.@*CONCLUSION@#Intravenous drip of linezolid combined with local targeted sustained-release of vancomycin for the treatment of MRSA infected traumatic osteomyelitis in limbs have significant effects and low recurrence rates.

Adult , Female , Humans , Infant , Male , Middle Aged , Extremities , Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus , Osteomyelitis , Retrospective Studies , Surgical Flaps , Treatment Outcome
Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics ; (12): 153-157, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879826


OBJECTIVE@#To study the clinical features of children with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and the significance of Brighton criteria in childhood GBS.@*METHODS@#A retrospective analysis was performed on the medical data of 72 children with GBS. Brighton criteria were used for the grading of diagnostic certainty (level 1 as the highest level, and level 4 as the lowest level). A Spearman's rank correlation analysis was used to evaluate the correlation of auxiliary examinations with the level of diagnostic certainty of Brighton criteria.@*RESULTS@#A total of 72 children with GBS were enrolled, with a mean age of onset of (98±32) months. All children (100%, 72/72) had weakness of bilateral limbs and disappearance or reduction of tendon reflex, and limb weakness reached the highest level of severity within 4 weeks. Of all the 72 children, 68 (94%) had positive results of neural electrophysiological examination and 51 (71%) had positive results of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination, and the positive rate of neural electrophysiological examination was significantly higher than that of CSF examination (@*CONCLUSIONS@#Most of the children with GBS meet Brighton criteria level 1, and the positive results of CSF examination and neural electrophysiological examination play an important role in improving the level of diagnostic certainty of Brighton criteria. Neural electrophysiological examination has a higher positive rate than CSF examination in the early stage of the disease.

Child , Child, Preschool , Humans , Extremities , Guillain-Barre Syndrome/diagnosis , Muscle Weakness , Physical Examination , Retrospective Studies
Rev. Pesqui. (Univ. Fed. Estado Rio J., Online) ; 13: 880-885, jan.-dez. 2021. tab
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1252853


Objetivo: caracterizar o conhecimento dos agentes comunitários de saúde sobre trauma de extremidades. Método: trata-se de um estudo quantitativo, descritivo, realizado a partir do banco de dados da pesquisa intitulada "conhecimento de agentes comunitários de saúde sobre atendimento pré-hospitalar no suporte básico de vida - impacto das ações de extensão". os dados foram coletados por meio de questionário. a amostra foi composta por 15 agentes comunitários de saúde de uma unidade de saúde da família integrada em João Pessoa, paraíba, brasil. analisaram-se os dados por meio de estatística descritiva e foram apresentados os resultados em tabelas. Resultados: observa-se que a média de acertos no pós-teste sobre conhecimento no trauma de extremidades foi de 69,3%. Conclusão: evidenciou-se que o conhecimento dos agentes comunitários de saúde sobre traumas de extremidades, teve um aumento significativo após as intervenções educativas

Objective: to characterize the knowledge of community health agents about trauma to the extremities. Method: this is a quantitative, descriptive study, carried out from the research database titled "knowledge of community health agents on pre-hospital care in basic life support-impact of extension actions". data were collected through a questionnaire. the sample consisted of 15 community health agents from a integrated family health unit in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the results were presented in tables. Results: it was observed that the average of post-test hits in knowledge of extremity trauma was 69.3%. Conclusion: it was evidenced that the knowledge of community health agents on trauma of the extremities, had a significant increase after the educational interventions

Objetivo: caracterizar el conocimiento de los agentes de salud de la comunidad sobre trauma en las extremidades. Método: se trata de un estudio cuantitativo y descriptivo, realizado a partir de la base de datos de investigación titulada "conocimiento de los agentes sanitarios comunitarios sobre la atención prehospitalaria en las acciones básicas de apoyo a la vida-impacto de las acciones de extensión". los datos se recopilaron a través de un cuestionario. la muestra consistió en 15 agentes de salud comunitarios de una unidad integrada de salud familiar en joao pessoa, paraíba, brasil. los datos se analizaron utilizando estadísticas descriptivas y los resultados se presentaron en tablas. Resultados: se observó que el promedio de aciertos posteriores a la prueba en el conocimiento del trauma en las extremidades fue del 69,3%. Conclusión: se evidenizó que el conocimiento de los agentes de salud comunitarios sobre trauma de las extremidades, tuvo un aumento significativo después de las intervenciones educativas

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Wounds and Injuries/therapy , Community Health Workers/education , Prehospital Care/methods , Extremities/injuries , Health Centers , First Aid/methods
Rev. Col. Bras. Cir ; 48: e20202783, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1155358


ABSTRACT Introduction: extremity tourniquet (TQ) use has increased in the civilian setting; the beneficial results observed in the military has influenced acceptance by EMS and bystanders. This review aimed to analyze extremity TQ types used in the civilian setting, injury site, indications, and complications. Methods: a systematic review was conducted based on original articles published in PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane following PRISMA guidelines from 2010 to 2019. Data extraction focused on extremity TQ use for hemorrhage control in the civilian setting, demographic data, study type and duration, mechanism of injury, indications for use, injury site, TQ type, TQ time, and complications. Results: of the 1384 articles identified, 14 were selected for review with a total of 3912 civilian victims with extremity hemorrhage and 3522 extremity TQ placements analyzed. The majority of TQs were applied to male (79%) patients, with blunt or penetrating trauma. Among the indications for TQ use were hemorrhagic shock, suspicion of vascular injuries, continued bleeding, and partial or complete traumatic amputations. Upper extremity application was the most common TQ application site (56%), nearly all applied to a single extremity (99%), and only 0,6% required both upper and lower extremity applications. 80% of the applied TQs were commercial devices, and 20% improvised. Conclusions: TQ use in the civilian setting is associated with trauma-related injuries. Most are single-site TQs applied for the most part to male adults with upper extremity injury. Commercial TQs are more commonly employed, time in an urban setting is under 1 hour, with few complications described.

RESUMO Introdução: o uso de torniquete em extremidades (TQ) aumentou no ambiente civil; os resultados benéficos observados nas forças armadas influenciaram a aceitação por equipes de pré-hospitalar (PH) assim como pela população leiga. Esta revisão teve como objetivo analisar os tipos de TQ de extremidades usados em ambiente civil, local da lesão, indicações e complicações. Métodos: revisão sistemática foi conduzida com base em artigos originais publicados no PubMed, Embase e Cochrane seguindo as diretrizes do PRISMA de 2010 a 2019. Extração de dados focada no uso de TQ de extremidade para controle de hemorragia em ambiente civil, dados demográficos, tipo de estudo e duração, mecanismo de lesão, indicações de uso, local da lesão, tipo de TQ, tempo de TQ e complicações. Resultados: dos 1.384 artigos identificados, 14 foram selecionados para revisão com total de 3.912 vítimas civis com hemorragia nas extremidades e 3.522 colocações de extremidades TQ analisadas. A maioria foi aplicado em pacientes do sexo masculino (79%), com trauma contuso ou penetrante. Entre as indicações estavam choque hemorrágico, suspeita de lesões vasculares, sangramento contínuo e amputações traumáticas parciais ou completas. A aplicação na extremidade superior foi o local de aplicação mais comum (56%), quase todos aplicados a uma única extremidade (99%), e apenas 0,6% requereram aplicações nas extremidades superior e inferior. 80% dos TQs aplicados eram dispositivos comerciais e 20% improvisados. Conclusões: o uso de TQ em ambientes civis está associado a traumas. Os TQs comerciais são mais utilizados, com tempo menor que uma hora de uso e poucas complicações.

Humans , Male , Adult , Tourniquets/statistics & numerical data , Vascular System Injuries/therapy , Exsanguination/prevention & control , Hemorrhage/prevention & control , Emergency Medical Services , Emergency Treatment , Extremities/injuries , Vascular System Injuries/complications , Vascular System Injuries/mortality , Exsanguination/etiology , Exsanguination/mortality , Hemorrhage/etiology , Hemorrhage/mortality
Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 72(6): 2239-2244, Nov.-Dec. 2020. ilus
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1142297


Surgical pathology of the musculoskeletal system, and in particular the diseases of the limb distal segment in pigs are quite common. Their significant spread leads to economic losses due to culling, compulsory slaughter, short-received pig production and pig crop. The purpose of this work was to reveal clinical and morphological features of limb distal segment diseases in pigs and to study the possibility of preserving their health and productivity. The conservative treatment of purulonecrotic lesions in the deep structures of the limb distal segment in pigs is not promising. It is shown that the best way to treat a given pathology is amputation of a sick limb. The technique of carrying out exarticulation of talus shin consists in separation of soft tissues, capsule and ligaments, ligation of vessels, formation of stump. The postoperative recovery period of the animal body is 25 days.(AU)

A patologia cirúrgica do sistema musculoesquelético e, em particular, as doenças do segmento distal dos membros em suínos são bastante comuns. A sua propagação significativa leva a perdas econômicas devido ao abate seletivo, abate obrigatório, produção de suínos pouco recebida e colheita de suínos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi revelar características clínicas e morfológicas das doenças do segmento distal de membros em suínos e estudar a possibilidade de preservar sua saúde e produtividade. O tratamento conservador das lesões purulonecróticas nas estruturas profundas do segmento distal do membro em porcos não é promissor. Fica estabelecido que a melhor forma de tratar uma determinada patologia é a amputação de um membro doente. A técnica de realizar a exarticulação da canela do talos consiste na separação dos tecidos moles, cápsula e ligamentos, ligadura dos vasos, formação do coto. O período de recuperação pós-operatória do corpo do animal é de 25 dias.(AU)

Animals , Swine , Forelimb/injuries , Hindlimb/injuries , Amputation, Surgical/veterinary , Suppuration/veterinary , Extremities/injuries , Necrosis/veterinary
Rev. bras. ortop ; 55(6): 764-770, Nov.-Dec. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1156206


Abstract Objective To analyze the anatomical variations of the motor branches of the radial nerve in the elbow region. The origin, course, length, branches, motor points and relationships with neighboring structures were evaluated. Materials and Methods Thirty limbs from15 adult cadavers were dissected and prepared by intra-arterial injection of a 10% glycerin and formaldehyde solution. Results The first branch of the radial nerve in the forearm went to the brachioradialis muscle (BR), originating proximally to the division of the radial nerve into superficial branch of the radial nerve (SBRN) and posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) in all limbs. The branches to the extensor carpi radialis longus muscle (ECRL) detached from the proximal radial nerve to its division into 26 limbs, in 2, at the dividing points, in other 2, from the PIN. In six limbs, the branches to the BR and ECRL muscles originated from a common trunk. We identified the origin of the branch to the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle (ECRB) in the PIN in 14 limbs, in the SBRN in 12, and in the radial nerve in only 4. The branch to the supinator muscle originated from the PIN in all limbs. Conclusion Knowledge of the anatomy of the motor branches of the radial nerve is important when performing surgical procedures in the region (such as the approach of the proximal third and the head of the radius, release of compressive syndromes of the posterior interosseous nerve and radial tunnel, and distal nerve transfers) in order to understand the order of recovery of muscle function after a nerve injury.

Resumo Objetivo Analisar as variações anatômicas dos ramos motores do nervo radial na região do cotovelo. Foram avaliadas a origem, curso, comprimento, ramificações, pontos motores e relações com estruturas vizinhas. Materiais e Métodos Foram dissecados 30 membros de 15 cadáveres adultos, preparados por injeção intra-arterial de uma solução de glicerina e formol a 10%. Resultados O primeiro ramo do nervo radial no antebraço foi para o músculo braquiorradial (BR), que se origina proximalmente à divisão do nervo radial em ramo superficial do nervo radial (RSNR) e nervo interósseo posterior (NIP) em todos os membros. Os ramos para o músculo extensor radial longo do carpo (ERLC) se desprenderam do nervo radial proximalmente à sua divisão em 26 membros, em 2, nos pontos de divisão, em outros 2, do NIP. Em seis, os ramos para os músculos BR e ERLC originavam-se de um tronco comum. Identificamos a origem do ramo para o músculo extensor radial curto do carpo (ERCC) no NIP em 14 membros, no RSNR em 12, e no nervo radial em apenas 4. O ramo para o músculo supinador originou-se do NIP em todos os membros. Conclusão O conhecimento da anatomia dos ramos motores do nervo radial é importante quando se realizam procedimentos cirúrgicos na região, como a abordagem do terço proximal e da cabeça do rádio, a liberação das síndromes compressivas do nervo interósseo posterior e do túnel radial, as transferências nervosas distais, e para entender a ordem de recuperação da função muscular após uma lesão nervosa.

Radial Nerve , Radius , Surgical Procedures, Operative , Wrist , Cadaver , Nerve Transfer , In Situ Nick-End Labeling , Elbow , Extremities , Forearm , Forearm Injuries , Glycerol , Head , Anatomy , Injections, Intra-Arterial
Med. U.P.B ; 39(2): 11-16, 21/10/2020. tab, mapas
Article in Spanish | COLNAL, LILACS | ID: biblio-1123559


Objetivo: Caracterizar la atención de accidentes de tránsito en la ciudad de Medellín para obtener una imagen general de la situación de salud en este contexto. Metodología: Estudio descriptivo observacional, con intención analítica, de fuentes secundarias de información, en pacientes con edad mayor o igual a 16 años, atendidos por el personal 123, módulo salud, víctimas de accidentes de tránsito en Medellín. Resultados: Un total de 3 829 individuos sufrieron accidente de tránsito entre octubre y diciembre del 2018 según los criterios del estudio. De estos, el 63.1% de sexo masculino, con edad media de 34 años. La zona con mayor demanda de atención prehospitalaria fue la comuna 10 de la ciudad (La Candelaria) y la mayoría de los afectados por los accidentes lo fueron en calidad de conductor, 64%, y en un 75% de los casos, el vehículo involucrado fue una motocicleta. Solo el 26.5% de los pacientes fueron dados de alta en la escena. Las extremidades fueron las zonas corporales de mayor compromiso, en un 78.2% de los episodios, seguidas por el cráneo y la cara, con un 26.8%. Conclusiones: Es evidente la necesidad de la ciudad de implementar y evaluar el impacto de estrategias dinámicas que permitan un manejo eficiente de los recursos, que priorice las zonas y grupos demográficos de mayor riesgo y la articulación de la disposición de pacientes dentro de la cadena de atención, según los tipos más frecuentes de lesiones.

Objective: To characterize the traffic accident attention in the city of Medellín in order to obtain a general image of the health situation in this context. Methodology: Observational descriptive study, with analytic intent, of secondary information sources in patients with age higher or equal to 16 years of age, served by the 123 personnel, health module, who were victims of traffic accidents in Medellín. Results: A total of 3 829 individuals suffered traffic accidents between October and December of 2018 according to the study criteria. Of these, 63.1% were males, with an average age of 34 years old. The zone with the highest demand of pre-hospital attention was the Comuna 10 of the city (known as La Candelaria) and most of the affected by the accidents were as drivers, 64%, and 75% of the cases, the vehicle involved was a motorcycle. Only 26.5% of the patients were discharged on the scene. The extremities were the body zones with the highest compromise in 78.2% of the episodes, followed by the cranium and the face, with 26.8%. Conclusions: It is evident that the city needs to implement and evaluate the impact of dynamic strategies that enable an efficient management of the resources that prioritizes the zones and demographic groups with the highest risk and the articulation of the disposition of patients within the attention chain, according to the most frequent types of injuries.

Objetivo: Caracterizar a atenção de acidentes de trânsito na cidade de Medellín para obter uma imagem geral da situação de saúde neste contexto. Metodologia: Estudo descritivo observacional, com intenção analítica, de fontes secundárias de informação, em pacientes com idade maior ou igual a 16 anos, atendidos pelo pessoal 123, módulo saúde, vítimas de acidentes de trânsito em Medellín. Resultados: Um total de 3 829 indivíduos sofreram acidente de trânsito entre outubro e dezembro de 2018 segundo os critérios do estudo. Destes, 63.1% de sexo masculino, com idade média de 34 anos. A região com maior demanda de atenção pré-hospitalar foi a comuna 10 da cidade (La Candelaria) e a maioria dos afetados pelos acidentes foram em qualidade de condutor, 64%, e num 75% dos casos, o veículo envolvido foi uma motocicleta. Só 26.5% dos pacientes foram dados de alta na cena. As extremidades foram as zonas corporais de maior compromisso, em 78.2% dos episódios, seguidas pelo crâneo e a cara, com um 26.8%. Conclusões: É evidente a necessidade da cidade de implementar e avaliar o impacto de estratégias dinâmicas que permitam um manejo eficiente dos recursos, que priorize as zonas e grupos demográficos de maior risco e a articulação da disposição de pacientes dentro da cadeia de atenção, segundo os tipos mais frequentes de lesões.

Humans , Accidents, Traffic , Prehospital Care , Extremities , Craniocerebral Trauma , Health Resources
Int. j. morphol ; 38(5): 1485-1495, oct. 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1134466


SUMMARY: Axolotl limb regeneration is a fascinating characteristic that has attracted attention for several decades. Our previous studies on axolotl limb regeneration indicated that the satellite cells in the remnant muscles move distally into the blastema to regenerate new muscles that are separated by a gap from remnant muscles. Thereafter, the regenerative muscle fibers start to reconnect with remnant ones. In this study, the reconnection at the individual muscle fiber level was elucidated to test the hypothesis that this reconnection happens synchronously among involved muscles. Three pairs of EGFP+ mid-bud stage blastemas were transplanted onto freshly amputated stumps of RFP+ axolotls at the same thigh position to generate double fluorescence chimeric regenerative hindlimbs. These regenerative limbs were harvested very late far beyond they had reached the late differentiation stage. Fluorescence imaging of these limbs in cross sections revealed that in the proximal remnant part of the muscle fiber, reconnection occurred at a different pace among the muscles. In the major thigh muscle gracilis, the reconnection started from the periphery before it was completed. Furthermore, RFP+ muscle fibers contributed to muscle regeneration in the distal regenerative parts. Intriguingly, this red cell contribution was limited to ventral superficial muscles of the calf. This kind of double fluorescence chimeric limb regeneration model may help increase the understanding of the patterning of axolotl limb regeneration in late stages.

RESUMEN: La regeneración del miembro de Axolotl es una característica fascinante que ha llamado la atención durante varias décadas. Nuestros estudios previos sobre la regeneración del miembro del Axolotl indicaron que las células satélite en los músculos remanentes se mueven distalmente hacia el blastema para regenerar nuevos músculos que están separados por una brecha de músculos remanentes. A partir de entonces, las fibras musculares regenerativas comienzan a reconectarse con las restantes. En este estudio, se aclaró la reconexión a nivel de fibra muscular individual para probar la hipótesis de que esta reconexión ocurre sincrónicamente entre los músculos involucrados. Se trasplantaron tres pares de blastemas EGFP+ en la etapa de yema media en tocones recién amputados de axolotls RFP+ en la misma posición del muslo para generar miembros posteriores regenerativos quiméricos de fluorescencia doble. Estos miembros regenerativos se cosecharon muy tarde mucho más allá de haber alcanzado la etapa de diferenciación tardía. Las imágenes de fluorescencia de estos miembros en secciones transversales revelaron que en la parte remanente proximal de la fibra muscular, la reconexión se produjo a un ritmo diferente entre los músculos. En el músculo grácil, la reconexión comenzó desde la periferia antes de completarse. Además, las fibras musculares RFP+ contribuyeron a la regeneración muscular en las partes regenerativas distales. Curiosamente, esta contribución de glóbulos rojos se limitó a los músculos superficiales ventrales de la pantorrilla. Este tipo de modelo de regeneración quimérica de doble fluorescencia del miembro puede ayudar a aumentar la comprensión del patrón de la regeneración del miembro del Axolotl en etapas tardías.

Animals , Regeneration/physiology , Extremities/physiology , Ambystoma mexicanum/physiology , Animals, Genetically Modified , Cell Transplantation , Fluorescence