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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453350/prognostic-variables-for-patient-return-to-work-interval-following-carpal-tunnel-release-in-a-workers-compensation-population
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Jenniefer Y Kho, Michael P Gaspar, Patrick M Kane, Sidney M Jacoby, Eon K Shin
BACKGROUND: We hypothesize that depressive and anxiety disorders, chronic pain conditions, and work-related factors are significant determinants of the time interval for return to work (RTW) in the workers' compensation (WC) population following carpal tunnel release (CTR) surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of all WC patients who underwent open CTR surgery over a 5-year period by 1 of 3 fellowship-trained hand surgeons. One hundred fifty-two wrists in 108 patients (64 unilateral, 44 bilateral) met the inclusion criteria...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453341/the-scaphoid-staple-a-systematic-review
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John Dunn, Nicholas Kusnezov, Austin Fares, Justin Mitchell, Miguel Pirela-Cruz
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this systematic review is to analyze the indications, outcomes, and complications of scaphoid fixation with a staple. METHODS: The literature was reviewed for all cases of the scaphoid staple. Five articles including 188 patients, of 77 primary scaphoid fractures and 111 other indications that included delayed union, nonunion, and avascular necrosis, were reviewed. Demographic data, outcomes, and complications were recorded. RESULTS: The union rate of the scaphoid staple is 94...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453337/venous-bridge-arterial-grafting-for-thumb-replantation
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Eric R Wagner, Allen T Bishop, Alexander Y Shin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to describe a novel technique using an interposition vein graft for thumb replantation in these severe avulsion injuries. METHODS: From 2002 to 2012, 8 patients underwent interposition venous bridge grafting from the dorsal radial artery at the anatomic snuffbox to the ulnar digital artery of the thumb. All patients had a traumatic thumb amputation with a severe injury to the ulnar digital artery. The technique began with bony stabilization; the radial artery at the anatomic snuffbox is exposed, vein graft harvested, and microsurgical end-to-side (proximally) and end-to-end (distally) anastomoses are carried out...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448501/employment-12-months-after-kidney-transplantation-an-in-depth-bio-psycho-social-analysis-of-the-swiss-transplant-cohort
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Brigitta Danuser, Amira Simcox, Regina Studer, Michael Koller, Pascal Wild
BACKGROUND: Return to work with or after a chronic disease is a dynamic process influenced by a variety of interactions between personal, work, societal and medical resources or constraints. The aim of this study was to identify predictors for employment 12 months after transplantation in kidney patients, applying a bio-psycho-social model. METHODS: All kidney patients followed in the Swiss Transplant Cohort between May 2008 and December 2012, aged 18 to 65 were assessed before, 6 and 12 months after transplantation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448383/the-groinpain-trial-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-injection-therapy-versus-neurectomy-for-postherniorraphy-inguinal-neuralgia
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Tim Verhagen, Maarten J A Loos, Marc R M Scheltinga, Rudi M H Roumen
OBJECTIVE: This study compares tender point infiltration (TPI) and a tailored neurectomy as the preferred treatment for chronic inguinodynia after inguinal herniorraphy. BACKGROUND: Some 11% of patients develop chronic discomfort after open inguinal herniorraphy. Both TPI and neurectomy have been suggested as treatment options, but evidence is conflicting. METHODS: Patients with chronic neuropathic pain after primary Lichtenstein repair and >50% pain reduction after a diagnostic TPI were randomized for repeated TPI (combined Lidocaine/corticosteroids /hyaluronic acid injection) or for a neurectomy...
April 26, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448162/joblessness-and-lost-earnings-after-ards-in-a-1-year-national-multicenter-study
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Biren B Kamdar, Minxuan Huang, Victor D Dinglas, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Till M von Wachter, Ramona O Hopkins, Dale M Needham
RATIONALE: Following acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), joblessness is common, but poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the timing of return to work following ARDS, and associated risk factors, lost earnings, and changes in healthcare coverage Methods: Over 12-month longitudinal follow-up, ARDS survivors from 43 U.S. ARDSNet hospitals provided employment and healthcare coverage data via structured telephone interviews. Factors associated with the timing of return to work were assessed using Fine and Gray regression analysis...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446835/fitness-and-return-to-work-challenges-for-occupational-health-physician
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EDITORIAL
Ganesh K Kulkarni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446524/experiences-attitudes-and-possibilities-for-improvement-concerning-the-cooperation-between-occupational-physicians-rehabilitation-physicians-and-general-practitioners-in-germany-from-the-perspectives-of-the-medical-groups-and-rehabilitation-patients-a-protocol
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Susanne Voelter-Mahlknecht, Jan M Stratil, Rainer Kaluscha, Gert Krischak, Monika A Rieger
INTRODUCTION: Rehabilitation measures for patients in the working age primarily aim at maintaining employability, restoring fitness for work or timely return to work (RTW). To facilitate RTW after long sick leave in Germany, both rehabilitation physicians' knowledge about the patients' workplace and communication between the rehabilitation physician and the occupational physician need to be improved. This research will record the experiences and attitudes of occupational physicians, rehabilitation physicians and general practitioners, as well as of rehabilitation patients, to indicate barriers and possibilities for improvement concerning the intersection between workplace and rehabilitation institution...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445273/staged-management-of-open-lisfranc-injury-experience-from-14-patients
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Wenqi Gu, Zhongmin Shi
There are still controversies on the management and outcome of open Lisfranc injury in available studies. This study evaluates the staged management of Lisfranc injury and its complications.Patients who received a staged strategy for open Lisfranc injury were reviewed.One patient with degloving injury suffered from partial skin and hallux necrosis which was treated by debridement, hallux amputation, definitive internal fixation, and local flap transfer on the 12th day after first stage management. A definitive internal fixation and simultaneous skin graft or flap coverage were performed in another 3 patients with soft tissue defects...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442855/the-functional-outcome-of-mini-carpal-tunnel-release
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Amaleswaran Anbarasan, Nahulan Thevarajah, Abdul Nawfar Sadagatullah
Introduction Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common compression neuropathies in the upper limbs and requires surgery if conservative treatment fails. This study assessed the functional outcome of vertical mini carpal tunnel release (CTR) at distal wrist crease. Objective To evaluate prospectively the safety, effectiveness, and reproducibility of vertical mini-open blind technique for CTR. Methods In total, 36 patients (40 hands) aged between 22 and 71 years with mild to moderate CTS based on nerve conduction studies were selected and screened based on inclusion and exclusion criteria...
April 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441897/return-to-work-after-mild-to-moderate-stroke-work-satisfaction-and-predictive-factors
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Jet van der Kemp, Willeke J Kruithof, Tanja C W Nijboer, Coen A M van Bennekom, Caroline van Heugten, Johanna M A Visser-Meily
A large proportion of stroke patients are unable to return to work (RTW), although figures vary greatly. A total of 121 mild-to-moderate stroke patients, who had a paid job at the time of their stroke were included (a) to quantify RTW and work satisfaction one-year post-stroke (using the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation-Participation) and (b) to determine factors predicting RTW post-stroke, based on stroke-related, personal and neuropsychological variables. Half of the patients were not in work (28%) or were working less (22%) than pre-stroke...
April 26, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441686/surgical-and-functional-outcomes-after-multilevel-cervical-fusion-for-degenerative-disc-disease-compared-with-fusion-for-radiculopathy-a-study-of-workers-compensation-population
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Mhamad Faour, Joshua T Anderson, Arnold R Haas, Rick Percy, Stephen T Woods, Uri M Ahn, Nicholas U Ahn
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate presurgical and surgical factors that affect return to work (RTW) status after multilevel cervical fusion, and to compare outcomes after multilevel cervical fusion for degenerative disc disease (DDD) versus radiculopathy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical fusion provides more than 90% of symptomatic relief for radiculopathy and myelopathy. However, cervical fusion for DDD without radiculopathy is considered controversial...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440572/feasibility-of-a-multidisciplinary-intervention-to-help-cancer-patients-return-to-work
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M C J Leensen, I F Groeneveld, T Rejda, P Groenenboom, S van Berkel, T Brandon, A G E M de Boer, M H W Frings-Dresen
This study evaluates feasibility of a multidisciplinary intervention combining occupational counselling with physical exercise to enhance cancer patients' return to work, assesses whether care providers and patients were satisfied with the intervention, and describes barriers to and facilitators of execution. Newly diagnosed cancer patients, treated with chemotherapy and on sick leave from (self-)employment participated. Patients received counselling from an oncological occupational physician (OOP), were assessed by a sports physician, and performed a 12-week training programme supervised by physiotherapists...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431447/-return-to-work-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Rona Reibis, Annett Salzwedel, Johannes Falk, Heinz Völler
Vocational reintegration provides a key goal for patients after myocardial infarction both from social as well as from individual perspective. Return to work rate is determined by medical parameters such as left ventricular function, residual ischemia and rhythm stability, as well as by occupational requirement profile such as the blue or white collar work, night shifts and the way capacity. Psycho-social factors including depression, self-assessment of their own situation and pre-existing cognitive impairment to a large extent determine the reintegration...
April 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431202/pharmacological-interventions-for-acute-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Elisabetta Moggia, Rahul Koti, Ajay P Belgaumkar, Federico Fazio, Stephen P Pereira, Brian R Davidson, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: In people with acute pancreatitis, it is unclear what the role should be for medical treatment as an addition to supportive care such as fluid and electrolyte balance and organ support in people with organ failure. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of different pharmacological interventions in people with acute pancreatitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, 2016, Issue 9), MEDLINE, Embase, Science Citation Index Expanded, and trial registers to October 2016 to identify randomised controlled trials (RCTs)...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429152/effectiveness-of-graded-return-to-work-after-multimodal-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-mental-disorders-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Marco Streibelt, Wolfgang Bürger, Karen Nieuwenhuijsen, Matthias Bethge
Purpose Graded return to work (GRTW) is a strategy aimed at bringing people gradually back to coping with a full workload after an extended period of sick leave. This study aims to determine the effect of GRTW in addition to a multimodal rehabilitation on longer-term work participation in people with chronic mental disorders (CMDs). Methods Patients filled out questionnaires at the start of a multimodal rehabilitation and 15 months later. Balanced groups (GRTW, no GRTW) were formed by propensity score matching based on 27 covariates...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426563/routine-inclusion-of-long-term-functional-and-patient-reported-outcomes-pros-into-trauma-registries-the-forte-project
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Arturo J Rios-Diaz, Juan P Herrera-Escobar, Elizabeth J Lilley, Jessica R Appelson, Belinda Gabbe, Karen Brasel, Terri deRoon-Cassini, Eric B Schneider, George Kasotakis, Haytham Kaafarani, George Velmahos, Ali Salim, Adil H Haider
BACKGROUND: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) recently recommended inclusion of post-discharge health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) metrics to benchmark the quality of trauma care. Currently, these measures are not routinely collected at most trauma centers. We sought to determine the feasibility and value of adding such long-term outcome measures to trauma registries. METHODS: As part of the Functional Outcomes and Recovery after Trauma Emergencies (FORTE) project we included patients with an ISS ≥9, admitted to the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA who were identified retrospectively using the institutional trauma registry and contacted 6 or 12-months post-injury to participate in a telephone survey evaluating: HRQoL (Short Form-12 [SF-12]), PROs (Trauma Quality of Life [T-QoL]), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), return to work, residential status, and healthcare utilization...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409365/troubleshooting-common-endoscopic-malfunctions-a-study-integrating-a-preoperative-checklist-and-troubleshooting-guide-into-surgical-resident-training
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Jenny Lam, Kevin Grimes, Adnan Mohsin, Shawn Tsuda
INTRODUCTION: This study assessed the utility of a checklist in troubleshooting endoscopic equipment. Prior studies have demonstrated that performance in simulated tasks translates into completion of similar tasks in the operating room. Checklists have been shown to decrease error and improve patient safety. There is currently limited experience with the use of simulation and checklists to improve troubleshooting of endoscopic equipment. We propose the use of a checklist during a simulated colonoscopy to improve performance during endoscopic troubleshooting...
April 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406386/practice-patterns-of-occupational-medicine-physicians-in-canada
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Allen Kraut, Aaron Thompson, Stephen Martin, Sidney Siu
The objectives of this survey were to identify the practice patterns of Canadian physicians working in the field of occupational medicine and to determine whether the type of certification influences the nature of the work they perform in the field. An Internet-based survey was conducted in September 2015 of members of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association of Canada. Eighty-six Canadian-based occupational medicine physicians completed the survey (response rate 36%). These physicians performed a wide variety of tasks (12 ± 6), with few spending most of their time doing a single task...
April 13, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406316/five-year-follow-up-of-persons-with-brain-injury-entering-the-french-vocational-and-social-rehabilitation-programme-ueros-return-to-work-life-satisfaction-psychosocial-and-community-integration
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M Cogné, L Wiart, A Simion, P Dehail, J-M Mazaux
BACKGROUND: Social and vocational reintegration of persons with brain injury is an important element in their rehabilitation. AIMS: To evaluate the 5-year outcome of persons with brain injury included in 2008 in the Aquitaine Unit for Evaluation, Training and Social and Vocational Counselling programme (UEROS). METHOD: 57 persons with brain injury were recruited from those who completed the 2008 UEROS programme. Five years later, an interview was done to assess family and vocational status, autonomy and life satisfaction...
April 13, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
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