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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620059/anakinra-in-a-cohort-of-children-with-chronic-nonbacterial-osteomyelitis
#1
Manuela Pardeo, Denise Pires Marafon, Virginia Messia, Maria Carmen Garganese, Fabrizio De Benedetti, Antonella Insalaco
OBJECTIVE: To report efficacy and safety in patients with chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CNO) unresponsive to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAID) and bisphosphonates and/or glucocorticoids treated with anakinra. METHODS: Nine patients (6 females) with refractory CNO were treated with anakinra for at least 6 months. We recorded, at baseline and after 6 months of treatment, clinical and laboratory features, and number and distribution of bone lesions detected by 99mTc-MDP bone scintigraphy...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616118/stress-urinary-incontinence-in-women-current-and-emerging-therapeutic-options
#2
REVIEW
Samer Shamout, Lysanne Campeau
Surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is most commonly achieved by midurethral synthetic sling (MUS) insertion as a first-line surgical option. A great deal of research continues to evolve new management strategies to reach an optimal balance of high efficacy and minimal adverse events. This expert opinion review provides a brief and comprehensive discussion of recent advances and ongoing research in the management of SUI, with an emphasis on single-incision mini-slings, vaginal laser treatment, and cell-based therapy...
June 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616117/periurethral-bulking-agents-for-female-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-canada
#3
REVIEW
Adiel Mamut, Kevin V Carlson
Urethral bulking aims to improve urethral mucosal coaptation, and thus outlet resistance, in an effort to limit stress-induced leakage. While efforts have been made to employ bulking agents to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for more than 100 years, we remain wanting for the perfect injectable. Regardless of the agent studied, efficacy is modest at best, repeat injections are the norm, and long-term followup is conspicuously lacking. This treatment, however, fills an important need in our armamentarium against SUI, serving those patients who are not candidates for more invasive interventions and those with multiple prior failed surgeries...
June 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616115/management-of-patients-with-stress-urinary-incontinence-after-failed-midurethral-sling
#4
REVIEW
Alex Kavanagh, May Sanaee, Kevin V Carlson, Gregory G Bailly
Surgical failure rates after midurethral sling (MUS) procedures are variable and range from approximately 8-57% at five years of followup. The disparity in long-term failure rates is explained by a lack of long-term followup and lack of a clear definition of what constitutes failure. A recent Cochrane review illustrates that no high-quality data exists to recommend or refute any of the different management strategies for recurrent or persistent stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after failed MUS surgery. Clinical evaluation requires a complete history, physical examination, and establishment of patient goals...
June 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614009/the-combined-use-of-calcitonin-doubling-time-and-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-improves-prognostic-values-in-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-the-clinical-utility-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
#5
Ji H Yang, Cléber P Camacho, Susan C Lindsey, Flavia O F Valente, Danielle M Andreoni, Lilian Y Yamaga, Jairo Wagner, Rosa Paula M Biscolla, Rui M B Maciel
OBJECTIVE: Calcitonin and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) doubling times are established prognostic markers in medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). On the other hand, positron emission tomography with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) shows an increased rate of detection with high blood tumor marker levels in several cancers. This study aims to analyze the ability of (18)F-FDG PET/CT to determine prognosis in the followup of patients with MTC. METHODS: Medical records of 17 patients with MTC who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT were analyzed retrospectively...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613934/standard-fractionation-external-beam-radiotherapy-with-and-without-intraoperative-radiotherapy-for-locally-recurrent-rectal-cancer-the-role-of-local-therapy-in-patients-with-a-high-competing-risk-of-death-from-distant-disease
#6
Amar U Kishan, Justin C Voog, Jonathan Wiseman, Ryan R Cook, Marek Ancukiewicz, Percy Lee, David P Ryan, Jeffrey W Clark, David L Berger, James C Cusack, Jennifer Y Wo, Theodore S Hong
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of utilizing radiotherapy (RT) with standard fractionation, with or without intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT), to treat locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC). METHODS: Retrospective review of 25 patients with LRRC treated with standard fractionation RT from 2005-2011. Fifteen patients (60%) had prior pelvic RT and ten (40%) had synchronous metastases. The median equivalent dose in 2 Gy fractions was 30 Gy and 49...
June 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606484/short-and-long-term-outcomes-after-a-reconstituting-and-fenestrating-subtotal-cholecystectomy
#7
Aafke H van Dijk, Sandra C Donkervoort, Wytze Lameris, Eefje de Vries, Quirijn Aj Eijsbouts, Bart C Vrouenraets, Olivier R Busch, Marja A Boermeester, Philip R de Reuver
BACKGROUND: Multiple surgical techniques are advised to safely perform cholecystectomy in difficult cases, such as conversion to open surgery or subtotal cholecystectomy (STC). A reconstituting and a fenestrating STC are techniques for STC. The aim of this study was to investigate short and long-term morbidity and quality of life associated with STC and to compare the outcomes after fenestrating and reconstituting STC. STUDY DESIGN: Patients who underwent STC were identified...
June 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589334/are-there-differences-in-gait-mechanics-in-patients-with-a-fixed-versus-mobile-bearing-total-ankle-arthroplasty-a-randomized-trial
#8
Robin M Queen, Christopher T Franck, Daniel Schmitt, Samuel B Adams
BACKGROUND: Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is an alternative to arthrodesis, but no randomized trial has examined whether a fixed bearing or mobile bearing implant provides improved gait mechanics. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We wished to determine if fixed- or mobile-bearing TAA results in a larger improvement in pain scores and gait mechanics from before surgery to 1 year after surgery, and to quantify differences in outcomes using statistical analysis and report the standardized effect sizes for such comparisons...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586733/the-influence-of-vegetation-mesoclimate-and-meteorology-on-urban-atmospheric-microclimates-across-a-coastal-to-desert-climate-gradient
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Steven M Crum, Sheri A Shiflett, G Darrel Jenerette
Many cities are increasing vegetation in part due to the potential for microclimate cooling. However, the magnitude of vegetation cooling and sensitivity to mesoclimate and meteorology are uncertain. To improve understanding of the variation in vegetation's influence on urban microclimates we asked: how do meso- and regional-scale drivers influence the magnitude and timing of vegetation-based moderation on summertime air temperature (Ta), relative humidity (RH) and heat index (HI) across dryland cities? To answer this question we deployed a network of 180 temperature sensors in summer 2015 over 30 high- and 30 low-vegetated plots in three cities across a coastal to inland to desert climate gradient in southern California, USA...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579419/the-effect-of-catheter-displacement-and-anatomical-variations-on-the-dose-distribution-in-mri-guided-focal-hdr-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer
#10
Metha Maenhout, Jochem R N van der Voort van Zyp, Maxence Borot de Battisti, Max Peters, Marco van Vulpen, Maurice van den Bosch, Marinus A Moerland
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of catheter displacement and anatomical variations of prostate and organs at risk on dose distribution in MRI-guided 19 Gy single fraction focal high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) of the prostate. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Seventeen patients with localized prostate cancer were enrolled in a prospective trial investigating focal HDR-BT in a 1.5 T MRI-HDR-BT facility. The diagnostic MRI delineations were registered with intraoperative MR scan, and a single fraction of 19 Gy was applied to the visible tumor...
June 1, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576543/pycnodysostosis-at-otorhinolaryngology
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Tekin Baglam, Adem Binnetoglu, Muhammet Fatih Topuz, Nilay Baş Ikizoglu, Refika Ersu, Serap Turan, Murat Sarı
AIM: Pycnodysostosis is a rare autosomal, recessive, skeletal dysplasia caused by a mutation in the cathepsin k gene. Pycnodysostosis is characterized by short stature, characteristic facial appearance (delayed closure of fontanelles and cranial sutures, mandibular hypoplasia and angle disorder, blue sclera), and acroosteolysis of the distal phalanges. Our aim was to describe the otorhinolaryngologic findings, differential diagnoses, various treatment options, and followup in eight cases of pycnodysostosis...
April 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573549/periprosthetic-joint-infection-is-the-main-cause-of-failure-for-modern-knee-arthroplasty-an-analysis-of-11-134-knees
#12
Chuan Kong Koh, Irene Zeng, Saiprassad Ravi, Mark Zhu, Kelly G Vince, Simon W Young
BACKGROUND: Although large series from national joint registries may accurately reflect indications for revision TKAs, they may lack the granularity to detect the true incidence and relative importance of such indications, especially periprosthetic joint infections (PJI). QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Using a combination of individual chart review supplemented with New Zealand Joint Registry data, we asked: (1) What is the cumulative incidence of revision TKA? (2) What are the common indications for revising a contemporary primary TKA? (3) Do revision TKA indications differ at various followup times after primary TKA? METHODS: We identified 11,134 primary TKAs performed between 2000 and 2015 in three tertiary referral hospitals...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572470/risk-of-knee-osteoarthritis-over-24-months-in-individuals-who-decrease-walking-speed-during-a-12-month-period-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Mackenzie M Herzog, Jeffrey B Driban, Nicole M Cattano, Kenneth L Cameron, Timothy W Tourville, Stephen W Marshall, Brian Pietrosimone
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between change in walking speed over a 12-month period and risk of developing radiographic knee osteoarthritis (rKOA) over a 24-month period. METHODS: We included participants without rKOA from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Change in walking speed was determined from a 20-m walk assessment, calculated using walking speed at 12-month followup minus baseline speed and/or 24-month followup walking speed minus 12-month speed. Incident rKOA was defined as progressing to Kellgren-Lawrence arthritis grading scale ≥ 2 within 24 months (i...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572467/comparison-of-composite-indices-tailored-for-psoriatic-arthritis-treated-with-csdmard-and-bdmard-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-a-longitudinal-cohort
#14
Ennio Lubrano, Antonia De Socio, Fabio Massimo Perrotta
OBJECTIVE: In a complex disease such as psoriatic arthritis (PsA), several methods are available to define remission or low disease activity (LDA), including the assessment of different clinical features. The aim of this study was to compare the composite indices tailored for PsA in patients treated with conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARD) and biological DMARD (bDMARD). METHODS: Patients with PsA classified with the ClASsification criteria for Psoriatic ARthritis criteria and with > 6 months followup treated with first csDMARD and bDMARD were consecutively enrolled...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572466/longterm-outcome-of-patients-with-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
#15
Mara Taraborelli, Rossella Reggia, Francesca Dall'Ara, Micaela Fredi, Laura Andreoli, Maria Gerosa, Ariela Hoxha, Laura Massaro, Marta Tonello, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Patrice Cacoub, Franco Franceschini, Pier Luigi Meroni, Jean Charles Piette, Amelia Ruffatti, Guido Valesini, Eon Nigel Harris, Angela Tincani
OBJECTIVE: To assess the longterm frequency of thrombotic recurrences, obstetrical complications, organ damage, severe comorbidities, and evolution toward connective tissue disease (CTD) in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS). METHODS: Medical records of patients with PAPS followed in 6 centers for ≥ 15 years were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: One hundred fifteen patients were studied: 88% women, followed between 1983 and 2014 with a mean (± SD) age at diagnosis of 33 (± 10) years...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572465/relationship-between-polymorphisms-in-methotrexate-pathway-genes-and-outcome-of-methotrexate-treatment-in-a-cohort-of-119-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#16
Mojca Zajc Avramovič, Vita Dolžan, Nataša Toplak, Meta Accetto, Lara Lusa, Tadej Avčin
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical and pharmacogenetic determinants of efficacy and toxicity of methotrexate (MTX) in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) over time. METHODS: A cohort of 119 consecutive patients with JIA treated with MTX was reviewed. The Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score including 71 joints was used to measure disease activity. Nonresponders were patients who did not reach a minimum of 30% improvement after 6 months of treatment or were switched to biologic drugs in the first 6 months because of inefficacy...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566789/prosthetic-knee-joint-infection-due-to-mycobacterium-abscessus
#17
Priyadarshi Amit, Sumeet Rastogi, Sks Marya
Infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA) due to Mycobacterium abscessus is very rare with only three such cases described in literature. Only one case was managed successfully, however, with a prolonged course of anti tubercular therapy. In this case report, we present an elderly lady with infected TKA after 2 years of the primary procedure. Although initially it grew different bacteriae, M. abscessus was isolated during the second debridement. She was successfully treated with total of 5 months of second line anti tubercular drugs with revision prosthesis performed during chemotherapy...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566788/patellar-tendon-re-rupture-on-the-opposite-end-of-the-previous-site-of-surgical-repair
#18
Bryan Thean Howe Koh, Andrew A Sayampanathan, Keng Thiam Lee
We describe a rare case of a patellar tendon "re-rupture" at the opposite end of a previous proximal tendon repair. A 32-year-old male with a history of surgically repaired right proximal patellar tendon rupture presented with an acute non-traumatic right knee pain and instability during sports. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed a complete rupture of his distal patellar tendon at the tibial tuberosity. The patellar tendon was repaired using two 5.5 mm BioCorkscrews (Arthrex) inserted into the tibial tuberosity; the tendon was stitched with the No...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566786/short-and-mid-term-results-of-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-with-global-modular-replacement-system
#19
Dariusz Marczak, Jacek Kowalczewski, Jarosław Czubak, Tomasz Okoń, Marek Synder, Marcin Sibiński
BACKGROUND: The original knee megaprostheses with fixed or rotating hinge articulation were custom made and only used for reconstruction of the knee following distal femoral or proximal tibial tumor resections. The aim of the study was to analyze the short- and mid-term results of revision total knee arthroplasty with Global Modular Replacement System (GMRS) used in difficult situations not amenable to reconstruction with standard total knee replacement implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine patients (9 knees) were treated with this comprehensive modular implant system, with a mean age of 73...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566784/management-of-open-fractures-using-a-noncontact-locking-plate-as-an-internal-fixator
#20
Azad Yıldırım, Ahmet Kapukaya, Yılmaz Mertsoy, Şehmus Yiğit, Mehmet Akif Çaçan, Ramazan Atiç
BACKGROUND: The treatment of open fractures leads to major problems which may be due to various reasons. It mainly causes soft tissue problems due to the absorption of a large amount of energy by the soft tissues and bone tissues. Although some recent treatment protocols have eliminated many problems regarding delayed soft tissue closure, it still remains a big challange. This study uses a method called the internal fixator technique with noncontact locking plate (NC-LP) which involves the use of a combination of advantages of open and closed fixation techniques...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
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