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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926686/orthopaedic-trauma-care-capacity-assessment-and-strategic-planning-in-ghana-mapping-a-way-forward
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Barclay T Stewart, Adam Gyedu, Gavin Tansley, Dominic Yeboah, Forster Amponsah-Manu, Charles Mock, Wilfred Labi-Addo, Robert Quansah
BACKGROUND: Orthopaedic conditions incur more than 52 million disability-adjusted life years annually worldwide. This burden disproportionately affects low and middle-income countries, which are least equipped to provide orthopaedic care. We aimed to assess orthopaedic capacity in Ghana, describe spatial access to orthopaedic care, and identify hospitals that would most improve access to care if their capacity was improved. METHODS: Seventeen perioperative and orthopaedic trauma care-related items were selected from the World Health Organization's Guidelines for Essential Trauma Care...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922622/the-natural-course-of-spinal-cord-injury-changes-over-40-years-among-those-with-exceptional-survival
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J S Krause, J C Newman, J M R Clark, M Dunn
OBJECTIVES: To identify 40-year longitudinal changes in health, activity, employment, life satisfaction and self-rated adjustment after spinal cord injury. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal, mailed self-report. METHODS: Participants were identified from outpatient records of a Midwestern USA university hospital in 1973. Follow-ups were conducted in 1984 and approximate 10-year intervals thereafter. A total of 49 participants completed each of the five assessments...
December 6, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920617/chiropractic-identity-a-neurological-professional-and-political-assessment
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REVIEW
Anthony L Rosner
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to propose a focused assessment of the identity of chiropractic and its profession, triangulating multiple viewpoints converging upon various aspects and definitions of neurology, manual medicine, and alternative or mainstream medicine. DISCUSSION: Over 120 years since its inception, chiropractic has struggled to achieve an identity for which its foundations could provide optimal health care. Despite recognition of the benefits of spinal manipulation in various government guidelines, advances in US military and Veterans Administration, and persistently high levels of patient satisfaction, the chiropractic profession remains underrepresented in most discussions of health care delivery...
December 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919770/pain-acceptance-decouples-the-momentary-associations-between-pain-pain-interference-and-physical-activity-in-the-daily-lives-of-people-with-chronic-pain-and-spinal-cord-injury
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Anna L Kratz, Dawn M Ehde, Charles H Bombardier, Claire Z Kalpakjian, Robin A Hanks
: Pain acceptance is a robust predictor of adjustment to chronic pain; however, the dynamics of pain acceptance in daily life are largely unexamined. Furthermore, research on pain acceptance in those with pain and physical disability is needed. To examine pain acceptance in daily life, we collected 7 days of ecological momentary assessments of pain intensity and pain interference (5X/day) with continuous accelerometry (physical activity) in 128 individuals with chronic pain and spinal cord injury...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908218/risk-factors-for-dural-tears-a-study-of-elective-spine-surgery
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Meghan E Murphy, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Brandon A McCutcheon, Patrick R Maloney, Lorenzo Rinaldo, Daniel Shepherd, Daniel S Ubl, William E Krauss, Elizabeth B Habermann, Mohamad Bydon
OBJECTIVE: This study moves beyond previous cohort studies and benchmark data by studying a population of elective spine surgery from a multicenter registry in an effort to validate, disprove, and/or identify novel risk factors for dural tears. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis queried a multicenter registry for patients with degenerative spinal diagnoses undergoing elective spinal surgery from 2010-2014. Multivariable logistic regression analysis interrogated for independent risk factors of dural tears...
December 2, 2016: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890489/spinal-muscular-atrophy-types-i-and-ii-what-are-the-differences-in%C3%A2-body-composition-and-resting-energy-expenditure
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Simona Bertoli, Ramona De Amicis, Chiara Mastella, Giulia Pieri, Ester Giaquinto, Alberto Battezzati, Alessandro Leone, Giovanni Baranello
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Different neuromuscular functional domains in types I and II Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMAI and SMAII) could lead to differences in body composition (BC) and resting energy expenditure (REE). Their identification could provide the key to defining appropriate strategies in clinical dietary management, but data comparing SMAI and SMAII in terms of BC and REE are not yet available. We measured total and regional fat (FM), lean (LBM), mineral (BMC) masses, body water (total, intra- and extra-cellular, TBW, ICW, ECW) and REE in a sample of SMAI and II children, matched for age and sex, and also adjusting for body size to compare these features of the two SMA phenotypes...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888187/what-does-the-alsfrs-r-really-measure-a-longitudinal-and-survival-analysis-of-functional-dimension-subscores-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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James Rooney, Tom Burke, Alice Vajda, Mark Heverin, Orla Hardiman
INTRODUCTION: ALS functional rating scale (revised) (ALSFRS-R) is the most widely used functional rating system in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, heterogeneity in ALSFRS-R progression renders analysis challenging. We have explored the characteristics of total ALSFRS-R, and ALSFRS-R subscores in longitudinal and survival models, to determine whether subscore analysis enhances the precision of the instrument. METHODS: All cases with ALSFRS-R scores on the Irish ALS register were included...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885477/impact-of-old-age-on-patient-report-outcomes-and-cost-utility-for-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgery-for-degenerative-spine-disease
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Silky Chotai, Scott L Parker, J Alex Sielatycki, Ahilan Sivaganesan, Harrison L Kay, Joseph B Wick, Matthew J McGirt, Clinton J Devin
PURPOSE: With growing older population and increasing rates of cervical spinal surgery, it is vital to understand the value of cervical surgery in this population. We set forth to determine the cost utility following anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) for degenerative disease in older patients. METHODS: Patients undergoing ACDF for degenerative diseases were enrolled into prospective longitudinal registry. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) were recorded at baseline, 1-year, and 2-year postoperatively...
November 24, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884745/increase-in-spinal-deformity-patients-in-patients-age-60-and-over-is-not-associated-with-increased-complications
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David C Sing, Sigurd H Berven, Shane Burch, Lionel N Metz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Surgical treatment for adult spinal deformity improves patient quality of life; however trends in surgical utilization in the elderly, whom may be at higher risk for complications, remain unclear. PURPOSE: To identify trends in the utilization of adult deformity and determine complication rates among older patients. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective database analysis. PATIENT SAMPLE: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample database was queried from 2004 to 2011 to identify adult patients who underwent spinal fusion of 8 or more levels using ICD-9 coding...
November 21, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884743/mortality-and-morbidity-after-spinal-surgery-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-retrospective-matched-pair-cohort-study
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Takeshi Oichi, Hirotaka Chikuda, Junichi Ohya, Ryo Ohtomo, Kojiro Morita, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Sakae Tanaka, Hideo Yasunaga
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is a lack of information about postoperative outcomes and related risk factors associated with spinal surgery in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). PURPOSE: To investigate the postoperative morbidity and mortality associated with spinal surgery for patients with PD, and the risk factors for poor outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective matched-pair cohort study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Data of patients who underwent elective spinal surgery between July 2010 and March 2013 were extracted from the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database, a nationwide inpatient database in Japan...
November 21, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879574/seasonal-variations-in-the-risk-of-reoperation-for-surgical-site-infection-following-elective-spinal-fusion-surgery-a-retrospective-study-using-the-japanese-diagnosis-procedure-combination-database
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Junichi Ohya, Hirotaka Chikuda, Oichi Takeshi, So Kato, Hiroki Matsui, Hiromasa Horiguchi, Sakae Tanaka, Hideo Yasunaga
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of data abstracted from the Diagnosis Procedure Combination (DPC) database, a national representative database in Japan. OBJECTIVE: To examine seasonal variations in the risk of reoperation for surgical site infection (SSI) following spinal fusion surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although higher rates of infection in the summer than in other seasons was thought to be caused by increasing inexperience of new staff, high temperature, and high humidity, no studies have examined seasonal variations in the risk of SSI following spinal fusion surgery in the country where medical staff rotation timing is not in summer season...
November 22, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879571/radiographic-predictors-for-mechanical-failure-following-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-138-patients
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Dennis Winge Hallager, Sven Karstensen, Naeem Bukhari, Martin Gehrchen, Benny Dahl
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study at a single institution. OBJECTIVE: We aimed at estimating the rate of revision procedures and identify radiographic predictors of mechanical failure following adult spinal deformity surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Mechanical failure rates following adult spinal deformity surgery range 12% to 37% in literature. While the importance of spinal and spino-pelvic alignment is well documented for surgical outcome and ideal alignment has been proposed as sagittal vertical axis (SVA) < 5 cm, pelvic tilt < 20° and lumbar lordosis (LL) = pelvic incidence ± 9°, the role of radiographic sagittal spine parameters and alignment targets as predictors for mechanical failure remains uncertain...
November 22, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878812/perioperative-blood-transfusion-does-it-influence-survival-and-cancer-progression-in-metastatic-spine-tumor-surgery
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Aye Sandar Zaw, Shashidhar B Kantharajanna, Karthikeyan Maharajan, Barry Tan, Balamurugan Vellayappan, Naresh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in surgical techniques for spinal metastases, there is often substantial blood loss, resulting in patients requiring blood transfusion during the perioperative period. Allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) has been the main replenishment method for lost blood. However, the impact of ABT on cancer-related outcomes has been controversial in various studies. We aimed to evaluate the influence of perioperative ABT on disease progression and survival in patients undergoing metastatic spinal tumor surgery (MSTS)...
November 22, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875566/labor-market-integration-of-people-with-disabilities-results-from-the-swiss-spinal-cord-injury-cohort-study
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Jan D Reinhardt, Marcel W M Post, Christine Fekete, Bruno Trezzini, Martin W G Brinkhof
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe labor market participation (LMP) of persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Switzerland, to examine potential determinants of LMP, and to compare LMP between SCI and the general population. METHODS: We analyzed data from 1458 participants of employable age from the cross-sectional community survey of the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study. Data on LMP of the Swiss general population were obtained from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871512/case-report-management-of-differential-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-severe-anaphylaxis-in-the-setting-of-spinal-anesthesia
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Brian M Osman, Joni M Maga, Sebastian M Baquero
The purpose of this case report is to educate fellow anesthesiologists of a complicated differential diagnosis for sudden cardiovascular collapse after spinal anesthesia. We report a case where anaphylaxis occurred while under spinal anesthesia and resulted in difficult resuscitation. A 58-year-old woman undergoing bilateral knee replacements under spinal anesthesia experienced sudden seizure and cardiovascular collapse from acute anaphylactic shock while administering a cephalosporin. Local anesthetic toxicity, high spinal, and anaphylaxis were considered due to overlapping of symptoms...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870807/back-pain-prevalence-is-associated-with-curve-type-and-severity-in-adolescents-with-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jean Théroux, Sylvie Le May, Jeffrey J Hebert, Hubert Labelle
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. OBJECTIVES: To investigate spinal pain prevalence in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), and to explore associations between pain intensity and pain-related disability with scoliosis site, severity and spinal bracing. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The causal link between spinal pain and AIS remains unclear. Spinal asymmetry has been recognized as a back pain risk factor, which is a known cause of care-seeking in adolescents...
November 18, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870699/resistance-training-alters-the-proportion-of-skeletal-muscle-fibers-but-not-brain-neurotrophic-factors-in-young-adult-rats
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José Antonio-Santos, Diórginis José S Ferreira, Gizelle L Gomes Costa, Rhowena Jane B Matos, Ana E Toscano, Raul Manhães-de-Castro, Carol G Leandro
Antonio-Santos, J, Ferreira, DJS, Gomes Costa, GL, Matos, RJB, Toscano, AE, Manhães-de-Castro, R, and Leandro, CG. Resistance training alters the proportion of skeletal muscle fibers but not brain neurotrophic factors in young adult rats. J Strength Cond Res 30(12): 3531-3538, 2016-Resistance training (RT) is related to improved muscular strength and power output. Different programs of RT for rats have been developed, but peripheral and central response has not been evaluated directly in the same animal. To test the hypothesis that RT induces central and peripheral adaptations, this study evaluated the effects of a RT on the performance of a weekly maximum overload test, fiber-type typology, and brain neurotrophic factors in young adult rats...
December 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864681/are-sagittal-spinopelvic-radiographic-parameters-significantly-associated-with-quality-of-life-of-adult-spinal-deformity-patients-multivariate-linear-regression-analyses-for-pre-operative-and-short-term-post-operative-health-related-quality-of-life
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Mitsuru Takemoto, Louis Boissière, Jean-Marc Vital, Ferran Pellisé, Francisco Javier Sanchez Perez-Grueso, Frank Kleinstück, Emre R Acaroglu, Ahmet Alanay, Ibrahim Obeid
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association in ASD patients between spinopelvic sagittal parameters and health-related quality of life (HRQL), adjusted for demographic and surgical variables. METHODS: We constructed multiple linear regression models to investigate pre-operative (PreOp) and 6-month post-operative (PostOp) HRQL as assessed by the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), with sagittal parameters as independent variables adjusted for potential confounders, such as age, sex, body mass index, past spine surgery, types of surgical treatment, and complications...
November 18, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846739/degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-and-physical-functioning-an-exploration-of-associations-between-self-reported-measures-and-physical-performance-tests
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Elisabeth Thornes, Hilde Stendal Robinson, Nina Køpke Vøllestad
BACKGROUND: Degenerative spinal stenosis is a common lumbar condition in the elderly population. Clinical decision-making in the physiotherapy settings is based on assessments of the patients physical status. The purpose of this study was to examine how self-reported measures on symptoms and physical function relate to responses on physical performance tests. METHODS: A total of 103 patients with LSS completed a comprehensive questionnaire and physical performance tests (functional leg-strength and dynamic balance)...
November 16, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845355/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-pain-in-the-swiss-spinal-cord-injury-population
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R Müller, M W G Brinkhof, U Arnet, T Hinrichs, G Landmann, X Jordan, M Béchir
STUDY DESIGN: Population-based, cross-sectional. OBJECTIVES: To determine pain prevalence and identify factors associated with chronic pain in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) living in Switzerland. SETTING: Swiss SCI Cohort Study (SwiSCI). METHODS: Pain characteristics were assessed using an adapted version of the International SCI Pain Basic Data Set, adding one item of the SCI Secondary Conditions Scale to address chronic pain...
November 15, 2016: Spinal Cord
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