Medial compartment osteoarthritis with a large subchondral geode of medial femoral condyle treated with unicondylar knee arthroplasty: a case report
Osteoarthritis (OA) with a large subchondral geode of medial fem oral condylar is not common. The treatment options of this lesion vary according to the location of the cyst and the severity of osteo arthritis, with less invasive procedures such as calcium phosphate cement injection to a joint arthroplasty.
Walking rehabilitation using Hybrid Assistive Limb and C-Brace for an individual with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury: a case report
Many individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) hope to restore walking function irrespective of their impairment. We present a case with chronic incomplete cervical SCI who could regain com munity ambulation by gait training with hybrid assistive limb (HAL), followed by fitting and training of microprocessor-con trolled knee ankle foot orthosis (C-Brace). The walking and bal ance ability continuously improved in the course of rehabilitation.
GeneXpert MTB/RIF: A Useful Tool for Rapid and Accurate Diagnosis of Tuberculosis and Rifampicin Resistance
The primary objective of this study was to show the usefulness and importance of GeneXpert MTB/RIF, a rapid test that simultane ously detects Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and resistance to rifampicin (RIF) in less than 2 hours.
Pulmonary mucormycosis, a relatively rare fungal lung disease, is difficult to diagnose. It is increasingly reported immuno-com promised patients that inhale fungal spores in the air or paranasal sinus, resulting in pulmonary mucormycosis.
Dear Editor, we have found that the presence of Streptococcus mutans in the oral cavity of a pregnant woman may be a risk factor for miscar riage. We observed that Streptococcus mutans is significantly more widespread in the oral cavity of women with threatened abortion than in those undergoing a healthy pregnancy.