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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072902/development-of-an-encompassing-questionnaire-for-evaluating-the-outcomes-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Melbin Thomas, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Julio J Jauregui, Randa K Elmallah, Martin Roche, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: There are many standardized scales and questionnaires used to evaluate TKA patients; however, individually they do not always assess patients adequately. Consequently, many are used in combinations to provide a thorough evaluation. However, this leads to redundancy, confusion, and an excessive patient time-burden. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a usable combined knee questionnaire that combines questions in a non-redundant manner. Specifically, we aimed to: 1) create a combined knee questionnaire that encompasses questions from multiple systems, while eliminating redundancy; 2) correlate the new system with the existing validated questionnaires; and 3) determine the length of time it takes to administer this new questionnaire...
10, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072900/efficacy-of-adductor-canal-blockade-compared-to-multimodal-peri-articular-analgesia-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Chukwuweike U Gwam, Jaydev B Mistry, Priya Jha, Anton Khlopas, Melbin Thomas, Morad Chughtai, Michael A Mont, Ronald E Delanois
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be an impediment to patient recovery. Many commonly used pain control modalities are effective, but are also associated with adverse effects. Other modalities, such as adductor canal blocks (ACB) and multimodal periarticular analgesia (MPA), have gained popularity due to their efficacy and high safety profile. However, to the best of our knowledge, there are no published studies indicating if a therapeutic advantage exists between the two pain control modalities...
January 10, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063774/does-addition-of-multimodal-periarticular-analgesia-to-adductor-canal-block-improve-lengths-of-stay-pain-discharge-status-and-opioid-use-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Chukwuweike U Gwam, Jaydev B Mistry, Anton Khlopas, Morad Chughtai, Melbin Thomas, Michael A Mont, Ronald E Delanois
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be burdensome. Multiple methods of pain control have been used, including adductor canal block (ACB) and multimodal periarticular analgesia (MPA). These two techniques have been studied have proven to be efficacious separately. The purpose of this study was to compare: (1) lengths of stay (LOS), (2) pain level, (3) discharge status, and (4) opioid use in TKA patients who received ACB alone vs patients who received ACB and MPA...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984847/intraarticular-administration-of-tranexamic-acid-is-safe-and-effective-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-patients-at-high-risk-for-thromboembolism
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Ronald E Delanois, Chukwuweike Gwam, Jaydev B Mistry, Morad Chughtai, Melbin Thomas, Prathik P Mudaliar, Anton Khlopas, Vidur Tangri, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic agent that can be used to reduce blood loss in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients. Due to its thrombogenic properties, intravenous (IV) TXA is contraindicated in patients who have an increased risk of arterial or venous thrombosis. For such patients, intraarticular (IA) TXA may be a safe alternative. In this study, we compare: 1) complication rates; 2) intraoperative blood loss; and 3) need for transfusion in TKA patients who received IA TXA versus patients who used IV TXA...
December 16, 2016: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884417/nerve-decompression-surgery-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-what-are-the-outcomes
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Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Chukwuwieke U Gwam, Randa K Elmallah, Melbin Thomas, James Nace, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to compare (1) muscle strength; (2) pain; (3) sensation; (4) various outcome measurement scales between post-total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients who had a sciatic nerve injury and did or did not receive decompression surgery for this condition; and (5) to compare these findings with current literature. METHODS: Nineteen patients who had nerve injury after THA were reviewed. Patients were stratified into those who had a nerve decompression (n = 12), and those who had not (n = 7)...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26868420/trunnionosis-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-review
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Jaydev B Mistry, Morad Chughtai, Randa K Elmallah, Aloise Diedrich, Sidney Le, Melbin Thomas, Michael A Mont
Trunnionosis is defined as wear of the femoral head-neck interface and has recently been acknowledged as a growing cause of total hip arthroplasty failure. Some studies have reported that it accounts for up to 3 % of all revisions. The exact cause of trunnionosis is currently unknown; however, postulated etiologies include modular junction wear, corrosion damage, and metal ion release. Additionally, implant design and trunnion geometries may contribute to the progression of component failure. In order to aid in our understanding of this phenomenon, our aim was to present the current literature on (1) the effect of femoral head size on trunnionosis, (2) the effect of trunnion design on trunnionosis, (3) localized biological reactions associated with trunnionosis, and (4) gross trunnion failures...
March 2016: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26390664/-effects-of-lycii-cortex-on-express-of-pi3k-pkb-in-pcos-rats
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Ting Zhang, Jian-you Guo
The effect of Lycii Cortex on the PCOS rat model and the mechanism of action were investigated in the present study. The PCOS rat model was induced with Poretsky methods. Then the rats were randomly divided into four groups: the model group, melbine group (0.45 g x kg(-1)), low (2.5 g x kg(-1) and high (10 g x kg(-1)) dosage group of Lycii Cortex. The animals were orally administrated with the drugs for 14 days. In addition, another control group was added in this study. The rats were weighted before and after drug treatment...
May 2015: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22357508/clinical-and-microbiologic-characteristics-of-invasive-streptococcus-pyogenes-infections-in-north-and-south-india
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Axana Haggar, Andreas Nerlich, Rajesh Kumar, Vinod J Abraham, Kootallur N Brahmadathan, Pallab Ray, Vanita Dhanda, John Melbin Jose Joshua, Narinder Mehra, Rene Bergmann, G Singh Chhatwal, Anna Norrby-Teglund
The lack of epidemiologic data on invasive Streptococcus pyogenes infections in many developing countries is concerning, as S. pyogenes infections are commonly endemic in these areas. Here we present the results of the first prospective surveillance study of invasive Streptococcus pyogenes infections in India. Fifty-four patients with invasive S. pyogenes infections were prospectively enrolled at two study sites, one in the north and one in the south of India. Sterile-site isolates were collected, and clinical information was documented using a standardized questionnaire...
May 2012: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20711850/the-estimation-of-the-cardiac-time-varying-parameters-during-the-ejection-phase-of-the-cardiac-cycle-using-the-ito-calculus
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Ahmed S Abutaleb, J Melbin
Evaluation of the time-varying parameters (Compliance, Resistance, and Inertance) that describe the right and left ventricles has been of interest for some years. Analyses usually involve a particular assertion regarding energy contributions or of the nature of the parameters themselves. It is of interest to engage the issue with a more general approach by restricting prior assumptions only to that raw data measurement may be noisy and that the parameters are non negative. Here a polynomial in time model is utilized to develop each parameter...
September 2010: Cardiovascular Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/13979113/-clinical-trial-with-dmbg-melbin-in-diabetes-mellitus
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Y SUGAWARA, T NIIMI, T SATO, Y NAKAI, K MIYATA, H KANO, T KATO, K KOMATSUBARA
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1962: Naika Hokan. Japanese Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/13767186/study-of-q-fever-in-animals-and-man-in-pennsylvania
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R R MARSHAK, J MELBIN, M J HERMAN
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1961: American Journal of Public Health and the Nation's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/12141460/scholarly-review-of-geometry-and-compliance-biomechanical-perspectives-on-vascular-injury-and-healing
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Paul C Ho, Julius Melbin, Richard W Nesto
Mechanical stress and strain upon cardiovascular tissue are important factors that influence the ultimate configuration of clinically observed disease entities. Although mechanical forces can stimulate cellular changes and response, structural or geometric alterations introduced by disease processes can, in turn, influence local hemodynamic conditions. Dynamic interactions of structural parameters, such as arterial compliance and geometry, can further contribute to the final determination of the mechanical conditions and outcome of the vessel...
July 2002: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/9300112/stress-reduction-by-geometric-compliance-matching-at-vascular-graft-anastomoses
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J Melbin, P C Ho
An analysis is presented of stresses developed with different junctional configurations of end-to-end vascular graft anastomoses with severe compliance mismatch. Junctions of circular transverse sections and junctions by bias cuts (beveled ends) are compared with an anastomosis of a graft constructed with an elliptical transverse section and a bevel end cut vessel. This latter substitutes midwall inextensional deformations for extensional deformations that occur with the former, conventional configurations...
September 1997: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/9029346/alexithymia-and-dissociative-tendencies
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H J Irwin, E B Melbin-Helberg
This study is one of a series exploring the potential of affective variables as predictors of dissociative tendencies. Some clinicians have observed that traumatized children who develop a dissociative coping style also tend to fail to discriminate emotions by verbal means. The study therefore investigated a relationship between dissociation and alexithymia. Undergraduate psychology students were individually tested for dissociative tendencies, alexithymic characteristics, and ability to generate the names of emotions...
February 1997: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/7334826/set-point-is-it-a-distinct-structural-entity-in-biological-control
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A B Cecchini, J Melbin, A Noordergraaf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 1981: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/7249280/pulse-wave-propagation
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J K Li, J Melbin, R A Riffle, A Noordergraaf
This report evaluates pulse wave propagation with respect to contributions by vascular wall elastic and geometric properties, vessel wall and blood viscosity, and nonlinearities in system parameters and in the equations of motion. Discrepancies in results obtained with different experimental methods and theory are discussed and resolved. A three-point pressure technique was used to obtain measurements from the abdominal aorta, carotid, iliac, and femoral arteries of dogs. Computations involved linear, as well as nonlinear methods...
August 1981: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/7204418/evaluation-of-a-three-point-pressure-method-for-the-determination-of-arterial-transmission-characteristics
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J K Li, J Melbin, K Campbell, A Noordergraaf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1980: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/7124958/coherence-of-cardiac-output-with-rate-changes
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J Melbin, D K Detweiler, R A Riffle, A Noordergraaf
In awake or lightly anesthetized dogs increases in heart rate (HR) induced by atrial pacing affect cardiac output (CO) and stroke volume (SV) in a predictable way that is represented by a SV-HR relationship (dSV/dHR). Under our experimental conditions where normal regulation of atrial rate was bypassed, atrial rate was the independent variable and CO and SV were dependent variables. As HR is increased, CO and SV are modified by reflex and other circulatory regulators. The dSV/dHR relation characterized the circulatory response to increasing HR...
October 1982: American Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/7058905/construction-and-characterization-of-branched-elastic-transparent-vessel-models
#19
J Melbin, R Gopalakrishnan, R Riffle, A Noordergraaf
A technique is presented for the construction of compliant branched vessel models. Properties include wall transparency and geometric reproduction to any scale. A method for characterization of vessel compliance is discussed, as is the requirement for hydrodynamic similarity.
January 1982: American Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/7027839/the-development-of-recognition-of-component-significance-in-closed-loop-cardiovascular-control
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REVIEW
A Noordergraaf, J Melbin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1980: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
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