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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674311/-wish-you-were-here-examining-characteristics-outcomes-and-statistical-solutions-for-missing-cases-in-web-based-psychotherapeutic-trials
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Eyal Karin, Blake F Dear, Gillian Z Heller, Monique F Crane, Nickolai Titov
BACKGROUND: Missing cases following treatment are common in Web-based psychotherapy trials. Without the ability to directly measure and evaluate the outcomes for missing cases, the ability to measure and evaluate the effects of treatment is challenging. Although common, little is known about the characteristics of Web-based psychotherapy participants who present as missing cases, their likely clinical outcomes, or the suitability of different statistical assumptions that can characterize missing cases...
April 19, 2018: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671723/evaluation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-eradication-therapy-in-orthopaedic-surgery
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S T J Tsang, M P McHugh, D Guerendiain, P Gwynne, J Boyd, I F Laurenson, K E Templeton, S Lewis, A H R W Simpson, T S Walsh
PURPOSE: Despite WHO recommendations, there is currently no national screening and eradication policy for the detection of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) in the UK prior to elective orthopaedic surgery. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of current standard methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) eradication therapies in the context of S. aureus (both MRSA and MSSA) decolonization in an elective orthopaedic population. METHODOLOGY: A total of 100 patients awaiting joint replacement surgery who were positive for S...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671497/osteoarthritis-rapid-evidence-review
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Mark H Ebell
Osteoarthritis (OA) should be suspected in patients with pain in the fingers, shoulders, hips, knees, or ankles, especially if they are older than 40 years. Patients older than 50 years who have joint pain, minimal morning stiffness, and functional impairment likely have OA. Radiography can confirm the diagnosis and may be helpful before surgical referral, but findings generally do not correlate well with symptoms. Exercise, physical therapy, knee taping, and tai chi are beneficial for knee OA. Medical therapy provides modest benefits in pain reduction and functional improvement; however, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, tramadol, and other opioids have significant potential harms...
April 15, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669383/total-knee-arthroplasty-versus-osteochondral-allograft-prevalence-and-risk-factors-following-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Lasun O Oladeji, Tina K Dreger, Eli L Pratte, Charles A Baumann, James P Stannard, David A Volgas, Gregory J Della Rocca, Brett D Crist
Orthopaedic surgeons commonly have the misconception that patients with tibial plateau fractures will likely go on to posttraumatic knee arthritis requiring total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In younger patients, osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is an alternative method to address posttraumatic knee arthritis. The purpose of this study was (1) to identify our institutional failure rate following tibial plateau open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) (failure was defined as conversion to TKA or OCA); (2) to determine if there are patient- or injury-related risk factors predictive of failure; and (3) to characterize differences between patients treated with TKA versus those treated with OCA transplantation...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666082/knee-joint-instability-after-total-knee-replacement-in-a-patient-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-the-role-of-insert-changes-as-practical-solution
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Ajmal Farid, Stefan Beekhuizen, Joris van der Lugt, Marijn Rutgers
Treatment of knee joint instability in patients with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) can be challenging. A 53-year-old woman with hypermobile EDS underwent bilateral total knee replacement (TKR) due to valgus osteoarthritis. During follow-up, she developed hypermobility of both knee replacements. Revision of the insert resolved the issue in her left knee; however, the right TKR required two insert exchanges and unfortunately instability persisted. Therefore, a revision to a constrained prosthesis was performed...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663554/implant-associated-bacterial-biofilm-and-quorum-sensing-in-periprosthetic-joint-infections
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Jake A Mooney, Eric M Pridgen, Robert Manasherob, Gina Suh, Helen E Blackwell, Annelise E Barron, Paul L Bollyky, Stuart B Goodman, Derek F Amanatullah
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) continues to be a common complication after total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty leading to severe morbidity and mortality. With an aging population and increasing prevalence of total joint replacement procedures, the burden of PJI will be felt not only by individual patients, but in increased healthcare costs. Current treatment of PJI is inadequate resulting in incredibly high failure rates. This is believed to be largely mediated by the presence of bacterial biofilms...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663509/patients-with-a-previous-total-hip-replacement-experience-less-reduction-of-back-pain-following-lumbar-back-surgery
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Ted Eneqvist, Erik Bülow, Szilárd Nemes, Helena Brisby, Göran Garellick, Peter Fritzell, Ola Rolfson
The coexistence of degenerative disorders from the hip joint and the lumbar spine, known as "the hip-spine syndrome", is a common encounter in clinical practice. These degenerative conditions may cause similar symptoms which often entail diagnostic challenges in determining the origin of pain. Low back surgery (LBS) with fusion and/or decompression, and total hip replacement (THR) are both often successful interventions. However, the knowledge is limited about the post-operative patient-reported outcome (PRO) following LBS in the presence of a prior THR...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662786/comparison-of-topical-and-intravenous-administration-of-tranexamic-acid-for-blood-loss-control-during-total-joint-replacement-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Georgi P Georgiev, Panayot P Tanchev, Zlatka Zheleva, Plamen Kinov
Purpose: Many randomised controlled trials and meta-analysis studies have presented the efficacy of tranexamic acid (TXA) without an increase of complications. However, questions still remain about the type of administration, optimal dose and secondary outcomes of TXA in total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty. The aim of this review is to summarise the existing information in literature concerning the pharmacological characteristics of TXA, forms, doses, types of application and contraindications for its use...
April 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662775/relationship-between-heterotopic-ossification-and-traumatic-brain-injury-why-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-increases-the-risk-of-heterotopic-ossification
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REVIEW
Huan Huang, Wen-Xiang Cheng, Yi-Ping Hu, Jian-Hai Chen, Zheng-Tan Zheng, Peng Zhang
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a pathological phenomenon in which ectopic lamellar bone forms in soft tissues. HO involves many predisposing factors, including congenital and postnatal factors. Postnatal HO is usually induced by fracture, burn, neurological damage (brain injury and spinal cord injury) and joint replacement. Recent studies have found that patients who suffered from bone fracture combined with severe traumatic brain injury (S-TBI) are at a significantly increased risk for HO occurrence. Thus, considerable research focused on the influence of S-TBI on fracture healing and bone formation, as well as on the changes in various osteogenic factors with S-TBI occurrence...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662766/clinical-validation-of-a-body-fixed-3d-accelerometer-and-algorithm-for-activity-monitoring-in-orthopaedic-patients
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Matthijs Lipperts, Simon van Laarhoven, Rachel Senden, Ide Heyligers, Bernd Grimm
Background/Objective: Activity is increasingly being recognized as a highly relevant parameter in all areas of healthcare for diagnosis, treatment, or outcome assessment, especially in orthopaedics where the movement apparatus is directly affected. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop, describe, and clinically validate a generic activity-monitoring algorithm, satisfying a combination of three criteria. The algorithm must be able to identify, count, and time a large set of relevant daily activities...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658483/bacteriology-and-risk-factors-associated-with-periprosthetic-joint-infection-after-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-retrospective-study-of-2543-cases
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K T Siu, F Y Ng, P K Chan, H Ch Fu, C H Yan, K Y Chiu
INTRODUCTION: Periprosthetic joint infection after total knee arthroplasty is a serious complication. This study aimed to identify risk factors and bacteriological features associated with periprosthetic joint infection after primary total knee arthroplasty performed at a teaching hospital. METHODS: We reviewed 2543 elective primary total knee arthroplasties performed at our institution from 1993 to 2013. Data were collected from the Hong Kong Hospital Authority's Clinical Data Analysis and Reporting System, the Infection Control Team, and the joint replacement division registry...
April 2018: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658148/biochemical-and-biomechanical-characterization-of-equine-cervical-facet-joint-cartilage
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S A O'Leary, J L White, J C Hu, K A Athanasiou
BACKGROUND: The equine cervical facet joint is a site of significant pathology. Located bilaterally on the dorsal spine, these diarthrodial joints work in conjunction with the intervertebral disc to facilitate appropriate spinal motion. Despite the high prevalence of pathology in this joint, the facet joint is understudied and thus lacking in viable treatment options. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to characterise equine facet joint cartilage and provide a comprehensive database describing the morphological, histological, biochemical, and biomechanical properties of this tissue...
April 15, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657840/third-generation-pure-alumina-and-alumina-matrix-composites-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-what-is-the-evidence
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Didier Hannouche, Matthieu Zingg, Hermes Miozzari, Remy Nizard, Anne Lübbeke
Wear, corrosion and periprosthetic osteolysis are important causes of failure in joint arthroplasty, especially in young patients.Ceramic bearings, developed 40 years ago, are an increasingly popular choice in hip arthroplasty. New manufacturing procedures have increased the strength and reliability of ceramic materials and reduced the risk of complications.In recent decades, ceramics made of pure alumina have continuously improved, resulting in a surgical-grade material that fulfills clinical requirements...
January 2018: EFORT Open Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657477/evaluation-of-the-multi-attribute-prioritisation-tool-for-total-joint-replacement
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Michael Nganga, Donald Bramwell, Jenifer Monaghan, Christine Doerr, Graham Mercer, Jeganath Krishnan
Rationale aims and objectives: The demand for arthroplasty is increasing and will continue to rise with an ageing population. Obesity and lengthy waiting time for Total Joint Replacement (TJR) have been associated with poorer outcomes postoperatively. This study aimed to evaluate the Multi-Attribute Prioritisation Tool (MAPT) for TJR patients. The primary objective was to explore if patients prioritised by the MAPT had an improvement in score post-operative. Further to identify any relationship between MAPT score and length of time on the waiting list or obesity...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657460/a-quality-improvement-project-decreases-incidence-of-pulmonary-embolism-following-arthroplasty
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Iyad Eid, Dane Moran, Lynn Morrison, Eyad HajHussein, Hanna Hill, Rasha Ansari, Tammy Williams, Mojieb Manzary
Objective: To develop a quality improvement initiative to reduce the incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) following elective lower extremity joint replacement surgery. Methods: 866 Patients undergoing a total knee or total or partial hip replacement surgery at a from 2014 to 2016 were included in this prospective pre-post interventional study. Results: There were 13 PE's before the intervention and 2 after the intervention. The incidence of PE was significantly higher prior to the intervention (2...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656901/different-rates-of-progression-and-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-at-outpatient-nephrology-clinics-across-europe
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Katharina Brück, Kitty J Jager, Carmine Zoccali, Aminu K Bello, Roberto Minutolo, Kyriakos Ioannou, Francis Verbeke, Henry Völzke, Johan Arnlöv, Daniela Leonardis, Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Hermann Brenner, Ben Caplin, Philip A Kalra, Christoph Wanner, Alberto Martinez Castelao, Jose Luis Gorriz, Stein Hallan, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Dino Gibertoni, Luca De Nicola, Georg Heinze, Wim Van Biesen, Vianda S Stel
The incidence of renal replacement therapy varies across countries. However, little is known about the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) outcomes. Here we describe progression and mortality risk of patients with CKD but not on renal replacement therapy at outpatient nephrology clinics across Europe using individual data from nine CKD cohorts participating in the European CKD Burden Consortium. A joint model assessed the mean change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and mortality risk simultaneously, thereby accounting for mortality risk when estimating eGFR decline and vice versa, while also correcting for the measurement error in eGFR...
April 12, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652688/acute-coronary-artery-thrombus-after-tranexamic-acid-during-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-a-patient-with-coronary-stents-a-case-report
#17
Kathryn H Bridges, Sylvia H Wilson
Tranexamic acid (TXA), an antifibrinolytic, is routinely used to decrease transfusion rates in total joint replacement surgery. While recent publications have indicated a low risk of TXA-associated thromboembolic events in this orthopedic population, few studies specifically address the safety of TXA administration in high-risk patients. We present a case of acute coronary thrombus requiring emergent intervention in a patient with indwelling coronary stents who underwent shoulder arthroplasty with TXA administration...
April 15, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652237/failure-of-facet-replacement-system-with-metal-on-metal-bearing-surface-and-subsequent-discovery-of-cobalt-allergy-report-of-2-cases
#18
Matthew L Goodwin, William Ryan Spiker, Darrel S Brodke, Brandon D Lawrence
The aim of this study was to report on 2 patients in whom metal-on-metal (MOM) facet replacements failed, with subsequent positive findings on allergy testing. Motion-preserving devices have been used with limited success when instrumentation is indicated in the mobile spine. MOM-bearing surfaces in orthopedics were developed to increase implant longevity, yet have been associated with numerous adverse outcomes, including local tissue reactions, pseudotumors, metallosis, and the need for revision surgery. Five patients with spinal stenosis and low-grade spondylolisthesis were randomized to undergo facet replacement surgery with the ACADIA facet replacement system at the authors' institution...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649235/patient-specific-musculoskeletal-modeling-of-the-hip-joint-for-preoperative-planning-of-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-validation-study-based-on-in-vivo-measurements
#19
Maximilian C M Fischer, Jörg Eschweiler, Fabian Schick, Malte Asseln, Philipp Damm, Klaus Radermacher
Validation of musculoskeletal models for application in preoperative planning is still a challenging task. Ideally, the simulation results of a patient-specific musculoskeletal model are compared to corresponding in vivo measurements. Currently, the only possibility to measure in vivo joint forces is to implant an instrumented prosthesis in patients undergoing a total joint replacement. In this study, a musculoskeletal model of the AnyBody Modeling System was adapted patient-specifically and validated against the in vivo hip joint force measurements of ten subjects performing one-leg stance and level walking...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648889/patient-reported-allergies-do-not-predict-poorer-promis-function-pain-and-depression-scores-following-foot-and-ankle-surgery
#20
Devon C Nixon, Brian M Cusworth, Jeremy J McCormick, Jeffrey E Johnson, Sandra E Klein
BACKGROUND: Identifying preoperative risk factors that may portend poorer operative outcomes remains a topic of current interest. In hip and knee arthroplasty patients, the presence of patient-reported allergies (PRAs) has been associated with worse pain and function after joint replacement. However, these results have not been replicated across studies, including in shoulder arthroplasty cases. The impact of PRAs on foot and ankle outcomes has yet to be studied. The purpose of our study was to evaluate whether PRAs influence patient-reported outcome in foot and ankle surgery...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
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