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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430703/evidence-based-recommendations-for-pediatric-orthopaedic-practice
#1
Kishore Mulpuri, Emily K Schaeffer, H Kerr Graham, Mininder S Kocher, James Sanders, Ira Zaltz
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based medicine has become the cornerstone to guide clinical practice decision-making. Evidence-based medicine integrates the strongest available evidence with clinical expertise to make decisions about clinical care. The quality of the evidence depends upon the soundness of the study methodology to allow for meaningful interpretation of the clinical results. The purpose of this review is to analyze the methodological design and clinical findings of published pediatric orthopaedic studies to determine their ability to change or influence clinical practice...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406853/the-role-of-computed-tomography-in-the-classification-of-pediatric-pelvic-fractures-revisited
#2
Bent Ma, Hennrikus Wl, Latorre Je, Armstrong Dg, Shaw B, Jones Kc, Segal Ls
OBJECTIVES: To determine the need of CT scans in the assessment of pediatric pelvic fractures DESIGN:: Retrospective Chart Review SETTING:: Level-1 Pediatric Trauma CenterPatients/Participants: 30 pediatric trauma patients with pelvic fractures who have obtained both a radiograph and CT Scan MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:: Fleiss Kappa coefficient to compare inter-reliability. RESULTS: The average age of the patients was 7 years (range 1-13 years). 17 were male and 13 were female...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399048/pediatric-femoral-shaft-fractures-a-multicenter-review-of-the-aaos-clinical-practice-guidelines-before-and-after-2009
#3
John D Roaten, Derek M Kelly, Joseph L Yellin, John M Flynn, Micaela Cyr, Sumeet Garg, Alexander Broom, Lindsay M Andras, Jeffrey R Sawyer
BACKGROUND: To determine if the AAOS clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for the treatment of pediatric femoral shaft fractures (2009) changed treatment, we analyzed pediatric femoral shaft fractures at 4 high-volume, geographically separated, level-1 pediatric trauma centers over a 10-year period (2004 to 2013). METHODS: Consecutive series of pediatric femoral shaft fractures (ages, birth to 18 y) treated at the 4 centers were reviewed. Treatment methods were analyzed by age and treatment method for each center and in aggregate...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399047/assessing-quality-and-safety-in-pediatric-supracondylar-humerus-fracture-care
#4
Christopher A Iobst, Matthew Stillwagon, Deidre Ryan, Eric Shirley, Steven L Frick
BACKGROUND: Recently, there has been an emphasis on improving quality, safety, and value in the delivery of health care in the United States. The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) has developed a performance improvement questionnaire (PIQ) for orthopaedic surgeons managing pediatric supracondylar humerus fracture (PSCHF). Using the supracondylar PIQ as a guide, this study evaluates the process of measuring the outcomes and variations in care to PSCHF patients among pediatric orthopaedic surgeons...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398941/the-season-of-hoverboards-a-case-series-of-fractures
#5
Chester J Donnally, Charles M Lawrie, Augustus J Rush, Avi C Baitner
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the types of pediatric orthopedic extremity fractures that are sustained as a result of hoverboard (self-balancing, self-propelling, 2-wheeled boards) use. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all orthopedic consultations from the emergency department at our institution from December 1 to 31, 2015. Data was collected on the injury mechanism, fracture location, management, and patient characteristics including sex, age, and hand dominance...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398934/pediatric-lawnmower-injuries
#6
Tina S Lee, Jan D Luhmann, Scott J Luhmann, Kimberly S Quayle
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate demographics, characteristics, and mechanisms of injuries caused by lawnmowers in children. METHODS: Chart review from 1990 to 2010 at a level I pediatric trauma center identified patients younger than 18 years with lawnmower injuries. Demographics and characteristics of the injuries were analyzed by descriptive statistical analysis. RESULTS: The study identified 88 subjects, with 80% males and 42% of the subjects younger than 5 years...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393708/minor-head-trauma-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-decision-making-nodes
#7
Mario Mastrangelo, Fabio Midulla
BACKGROUND: Minor head trauma is one of the leading cause of access to pediatric emergency departments with only a limited quote of patients resulting in clinically relevant brain injuries. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to guide physicians involved in the management of pediatric head trauma towards a correct clinical approach. METHODS: A Pubmed/Medline search was realized through different entries including "minor head trauma" or "mild head trauma", "minor head injury" or "mild head injury", "acute head trauma"...
April 4, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393309/free-non-vascularized-fibular-graft-for-treatment-of-large-bone-defect-around-the-elbow-in-pediatric-patients
#8
Kamolporn Kaewpornsawan, Perajit Eamsobhana
BACKGROUND: Large bone defect is a challenging problem in orthopedics practice. Several methods are available for bridging of these bone defects, including cancellous bone graft, free vascularized fibula graft, and bone transport with external ring fixator. The aim of this study was to describe our experience in nine pediatric cases of free non-vascularized autogenous fibular strut bone graft in which large bone defect and bone loss of >7 cm was caused by open fracture and infective nonunion around the elbow joint...
April 9, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391043/the-effect-of-vpa-on-bone-from-clinical-studies-to-cell-cultures-the-molecular-mechanisms-revisited
#9
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Dimitris A Pitetzis, Martha G Spilioti, John G Yovos, Maria P Yavropoulou
PURPOSE: Valproic acid (VPA) is a broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug, which is widely used as a first line treatment for idiopathic and symptomatic generalized epilepsy, as well as in non-epileptic psychiatric disorders in adult and pediatric patients. Although valproic acid is considered to be a generally well-tolerated drug, numerous studies have shown an increased bone loss and fracture risk in patients treated with VPA. The purpose of this review is to outline recent findings on VPA molecular mechanisms and their action on bone metabolism...
March 22, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387644/medical-necessity-of-routine-admission-of-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-to-the-intensive-care-unit
#10
Jared D Ament, Krista N Greenan, Patrick Tertulien, Joseph M Galante, Daniel K Nishijima, Marike Zwienenberg
OBJECTIVE Approximately 475,000 children are treated for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the US each year; most are classified as mild TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] Score 13-15). Patients with positive findings on head CT, defined as either intracranial hemorrhage or skull fracture, regardless of severity, are often transferred to tertiary care centers for intensive care unit (ICU) monitoring. This practice creates a significant burden on the health care system. The purpose of this investigation was to derive a clinical decision rule (CDR) to determine which children can safely avoid ICU care...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383417/short-double-elastic-nailing-of-severely-displaced-distal-pediatric-radial-fractures-a-new-method-for-stable-fixation
#11
Marcell Varga, Gergő Józsa, Balázs Fadgyas, Tamás Kassai, Antal Renner
RATIONALE: Short double elastic nailing is a minimal invasive, modified ESIN (elastic stable intramedullary nailing) technique for severely displaced distal radial fracture in children. The aim of this technical report is to introduce our new method and evaluate the final results of the procedure. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reviewed retrospectively 24 patients who underwent short double elastic nailing due to distal radial fractures between November 2012 and December 2015...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383327/surgical-approach-for-elastic-stable-intramedullary-nail-in-pediatric-radius-shaft-fracture-a-systematic-review
#12
Sandra L Nørgaard, Sara S Riber, Frederik B Danielsson, Niels W Pedersen, Bjarke Viberg
When using elastic stable intramedullary nailing in children's distal radius shaft fractures, the surgical approach can either be lateral or dorsal. The aim of this article was to carry out a systematic review of the literature comparing the two types of approaches in terms of complications. An electronic search of databases was performed. Titles of articles were screened, and abstracts and full text were read. Data were extracted in terms of demographics and complications. The dorsal approach had a 2.6% rate of extensor pollicis longus tendon rupture, whereas the lateral approach had a 2...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381125/brachial-artery-transection-after-a-closed-traumatic-isolated-medial-epicondyle-fracture-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-case-report
#13
Brandon S Schwartz, Ebrahim Paryavi, W Andrew Eglseder, Raymond A Pensy, Joshua M Abzug
BACKGROUND: Medial epicondyle fractures in pediatric patients might be associated with an occult elbow dislocation and neurovascular damage. METHODS: A single case of a medial epicondyle fracture presenting with brachial artery transection was reviewed. Presentation, clinical course, and early outcome are reported. RESULTS: A 14-year-old patient presenting with an apparently isolated medial epicondyle fracture was found to have examination and diagnostic test findings consistent with brachial artery transection...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374350/teaching-the-basics-development-and-validation-of-a-distal-radius-reduction-and-casting-model
#14
Mark A Seeley, Peter D Fabricant, J Todd R Lawrence
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of reduced pediatric distal radius fractures redisplace, resulting in further treatment. Two major modifiable risk factors for loss of reduction are reduction adequacy and cast quality. Closed reduction and immobilization of distal radius fractures is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education residency milestone. Teaching and assessing competency could be improved with a life-like simulation training tool. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Our goal was to develop and validate a realistic distal radius fracture reduction and casting simulator as determined by (1) a questionnaire regarding the "realism" of the model and (2) the quantitative assessments of reduction time, residual angulation, and displacement...
April 3, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371499/rod-migration-to-the-thoracic-subarachnoid-space-after-c1-2-instrumentation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Seref Dogan, Elif Basaran Gundogdu, Mevlüt Özgür Taşkapılıoğlu, Ahmet Karaoglu
Posterior instrumented fusion of the cervical spine is a common surgical procedure in the treatment of cervical subluxation, fractures, and stenosis. Although malpositions are commonly seen, it is rare to observe the malposition of the rod or interconnection because of hardware failure. A 62-year-old woman with spastic tetraparesis as a sequel to pediatric meningitis with C1 -C2 cervical subluxation and myelomalacia had undergone laminectomy of C1 and C1 lateral mass and C2 bilateral pedicular screw fixation...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363615/retrospective-comparison-of-the-low-risk-ankle-rules-and-the-ottawa-ankle-rules-in-a-pediatric-population
#16
Amy L Ellenbogen, Amy L Rice, Pranav Vyas
BACKGROUND: A recent multicenter prospective Canadian study presented prospective evidence supporting the Low Risk Ankle Rules (LRAR) as a means of reducing the number of ankle radiographs ordered for children presenting with an ankle injury while maintaining nearly 100% sensitivity. This is in contrast to a previous prospective study which showed that this rule yielded only 87% sensitivity. OBJECTIVE: It is important to further investigate the LRAR and compare them with the already validated Ottawa Ankle Rules (OAR) to potentially curb healthcare costs and decrease unnecessary radiation exposure without compromising diagnostic accuracy...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350717/missed-fractures-in-infants-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-fussiness
#17
Jamie S Kondis, Jared Muenzer, Janet D Luhmann
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate incidence of prior fussy emergency visits in infants with subsequently diagnosed fractures suggestive of abuse. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of infants younger than 6 months who presented to the pediatric emergency department (ED) between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2011. Inclusion criteria included age 0 to 6 months, discharge diagnosis including "fracture," "broken" (or break), or "trauma" or any child abuse diagnosis or chief complaint of "fussy" or "crying" as documented in the electronic medical record by the triage nurse...
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338594/the-association-of-non-accidental-trauma-with-historical-factors-exam-findings-and-diagnostic-testing-during-the-initial-trauma-evaluation
#18
Mauricio A Escobar, Marc Auerbach, Katherine Flynn-O'Brien, Gunjan Tiyyagura, Matthew A Borgman, Susan J Duffy, Kelly Falcone, Rita Burke, John M Cox, Sabine Maguire
Early identification of non-accidental trauma (NAT) is a critical component of pediatric trauma care. Literature searches were conducted related to the association of NAT with seven key areas: history, exam findings (burns, oral trauma, bruising) and imaging (fractures, abdominal and brain injuries). When available, odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) for associations with NAT are presented. Systematic reviews have been published in six of the seven key areas and are described. The operational definition of NAT was widely variable across studies, prohibiting meta-analysis...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336237/point-of-care-ultrasound-sonographic-posterior-fat-pad-sign-a%C3%A2-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
#19
Yoshito Okumura, Nestor Maldonado, Kyle Lennon, Bryan McCarty, Philipp Underwood, Mathew Nelson
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of elbow fracture can sometimes be difficult with plain radiography due to overlapping bones, growth plates, and maturing bones in the pediatric population. The radiographic posterior fat pad (PFP) sign is one of the frequently referenced indirect signs of an occult elbow fracture. This sign can be falsely negative if the sign is subtle, and can be falsely positive when the position of the elbow is not flexed at 90 degrees. CASE REPORT: We discuss a case in which sonographic PFP sign helped to diagnose an elbow fracture...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290112/protecting-bone-health-in-pediatric-rheumatic-diseases-pharmacological-considerations
#20
REVIEW
Yujuan Zhang, Diana Milojevic
Bone health in children with rheumatic conditions may be compromised due to several factors related to the inflammatory disease state, delayed puberty, altered life style, including decreased physical activities, sun avoidance, suboptimal calcium and vitamin D intake, and medical treatments, mainly glucocorticoids and possibly some disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Low bone density or even fragility fractures could be asymptomatic; therefore, children with diseases of high inflammatory load, such as systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and those requiring chronic glucocorticoids may benefit from routine screening of bone health...
March 13, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
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