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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550986/acute-deep-infections-of-the-upper-extremity-the-utility-of-obtaining-atypical-cultures-in-the-presence-of%C3%A2-purulence
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Nikolas H Kazmers, George W Fryhofer, Daniel Gittings, David J Bozentka, David R Steinberg, Benjamin L Gray
PURPOSE: In the setting of acute deep upper extremity infections, evidence is lacking to guide the decision whether to send atypical cultures (fungal and acid-fast-bacillus [AFB]) during surgical debridement, especially in the presence of purulent fluid that is commonly observed with typical bacterial infections. Our purpose was to determine the frequency of positive atypical cultures and the frequency with which they alter treatment, and identify factors associated with positive atypical cultures...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529866/which-orthopaedic-patients-are-infected-with-gram-negative-non-fermenting-rods
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Omid Jamei, Shpresa Gjoni, Besa Zenelaj, Benjamin Kressmann, Wilson Belaieff, Didier Hannouche, Ilker Uçkay
Background : 1(st) and 2(nd) generation cephalosporins used for perioperative prophylaxis in orthopaedic surgery do not cover non-fermenting Gram-negative rods (NFR). Methods: Epidemiological cohort study of adult patients operated for orthopedic infections between 2004 and 2014 with perioperative cefuroxim or vancomycin prophylaxis. Exclusion of polyneuropathic ischemic foot infections and septic bursitis cases. Results: Of the total 1840 surgical procedures in the study, 430 grew Gram-negative pathogens (23%), of which 194 (11%) were due to NFR and 143 (8%) to Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
2017: J Bone Jt Infect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523033/low-energy-versus-middle-energy-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-snapping-scapula-bursitis
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Nihat Acar
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has been used successfully in treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of low versus middle-energy ESWT on snapping scapula bursitis. METHODS: Thirty-five patients, divided into two groups, group (L), received low-energy ESWT, group (M) received middle-energy ESWT. Groups were evaluated at 1,3,6 and 12 months using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), the Constant-Murley scoring (CMS) and the Roles and Maudsley criteria...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464078/validation-of-carcass-lesions-as-indicators-for-on-farm-health-and-welfare-of-pigs
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N van Staaveren, B Doyle, E G Manzanilla, J A Calderón Díaz, A Hanlon, L A Boyle
Incorporating indicators for pig health and welfare at meat inspection could reduce the need for on-farm assessments. Skin and tail lesions are important welfare indicators in pigs with good potential to record during meat inspection and could possibly function as iceberg indicators of on farm welfare. The aim of this study was to validate the use of these carcass lesions at meat inspection for the assessment of pig health and welfare on farm. Thirty-one farrow-to-finish pig farms (∼12% of Irish herds) were assessed using an adapted version of the Welfare Quality protocol by inspecting 6 randomly selected pens of pigs in the first weaner (4 to 8 wk), second weaner (8 to 13 wk) and finisher stage (13 to 23 wk)...
April 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461963/distal-biceps-tendon-injuries-a-clinically-relevant-current-concepts-review
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Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Andrew T Assenmacher, Joaquín Sánchez-Sotelo
Distal biceps tendon (DBT) conditions comprise a spectrum of disorders including bicipitoradial bursitis, partial tears, acute and chronic complete tears.In low-demand patients with complete DBT tears, non-operative treatment may be entertained provided the patient understands the potential for residual weakness, particularly in forearm supination.Most acute tears are best treated by primary repair using either single-incision or double-incision techniques with good clinical outcomes.Single-incision techniques may carry a higher risk of nerve-related complications, whereas double-incision techniques have historically been considered to carry a higher risk of heterotopic ossification, particularly if the ulna is exposed...
September 2016: EFORT Open Rev
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456672/muscle-localization-of-heterotopic-ossification-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Malte Ohlmeier, Eduardo M Suero, Mirko Aach, Renate Meindl, Thomas A Schildhauer, Mustafa Citak
BACKGROUND: Heterotopic Ossification (HO) is a known complication especially in people suffering traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Though some risk factors have already been described, the pathophysiology of HO is still unknown. The pelvis is the most common region for HO occurrence. However, the prevalence of HO by muscle groups about the hip is not well described. PURPOSE: To analyze the prevalence of early HO in muscle groups about the hip in 267 patients with SCI...
April 26, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454194/-influence-of-operative-and-conservative-therapy-on-the-ability-to-work-of-patients-with-subacromial-impingement-a-prospective-clinical-comparative-study
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Christoph Schulze, Hans Christian Köhler, Alexander Kaltenborn, André Gutcke, Thomas Tischer
Background Subacromial impingement is a common reason for pain in the shoulder. Treatment is difficult and patients are not able to work for a long time. An increasing number of operative treatments can be observed although conservative treatment is effective, too. There is no study that observed how operative and conservative treatment influence ability to work. Methods 86 persons were included in this prospective study. Surgery was performed with an arthroscopy of the shoulder. Conservative treatment was carried out by a physiotherapist under control of the physician...
April 28, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433472/the-influence-of-platelet-rich-plasma-on-synovial-fluid-volumes-protein-concentrations-and-severity-of-pain-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Carl P C Chen, Chih-Hsiu Cheng, Chih-Chin Hsu, Hsin-Chin Lin, Yi-Rong Tsai, Jean-Lon Chen
Knee pain is commonly seen in orthopedic and rehabilitation outpatient clinical settings. Patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) are often complicated with joint soreness, swelling, weakness, and pain. These complaints are often caused by the excessive amount of synovial fluid (SF) accumulated in the bursae around the knee joint. This study was aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in treating patients with minor to moderate knee osteoarthritis (OA) combined with supra-patellar bursitis using a proteomic approach and clinical evaluation tool...
July 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428648/ultrasound-of-ankles-in-the-diagnosis-of-complications-of-chikungunya-fever
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Roberto Mogami, João Luiz Pereira Vaz, Yêdda de Fátima Barcelos Chagas, Rodrigo Sperling Torezani, André de Almeida Vieira, Ana Célia Baptista Koifman, Yasmin Baptista Barbosa, Mirhelen Mendes de Abreu
OBJECTIVE: To describe the main ultrasound findings of chikungunya fever in the ankle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional observational study involving 52 patients referred to the Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto and presenting with clinical and biochemical evidence of chikungunya fever. The examinations were performed by a radiologist with more than 20 years of experience in ultrasound. RESULTS: The predominant gender was female (in 88...
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416969/repeatability-and-agreement-of-ultrasonography-with-computed-tomography-for-evaluating-forefoot-structure-in-the-coronal-plane
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Keisuke Matsubara, Tomofumi Matsushita, Yuto Tashiro, Seishiro Tasaka, Takuya Sonoda, Yasuaki Nakayama, Yuki Yokota, Yusuke Suzuki, Mirei Kawagoe, Tomoki Aoyama
BACKGROUND: Forefoot structure is important to understand some foot problems such as hallux valgus and metatarsalgia. Ultrasonography (US) is a highly portable, noninvasive, low cost, and fast imaging method, especially when compared to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and radiography. As the use of US for evaluating forefoot bony structure has not been validated, except for the presence of synovitis, erosions and bursitis within the forefoot in people with inflammatory arthritis, the purpose of this study was to determine whether US is a reliable method for evaluating forefoot structure...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386776/real-world-experience-with-oritavancin-therapy-in-invasive-gram-positive-infections
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Cassie L Stewart, Michelle S Turner, Jeremy J Frens, Cynthia B Snider, Jordan R Smith
INTRODUCTION: Oritavancin is a novel lipoglycopeptide approved for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. The pharmacokinetic profile and convenient one-time dosing make oritavancin an enticing option for other serious Gram-positive infections requiring prolonged treatment courses. Unfortunately, data for using oritavancin in these populations are limited. METHODS: We report ten cases of oritavancin use for invasive Gram-positive infections in our health system, and provide a review of the currently available literature regarding oritavancin therapy for invasive infections...
April 6, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383440/cementless-total-hip-arthroplasty-with-extended-sliding-trochanteric-osteotomy-for-high-congenital-hip-dislocation-a-retrospective-study
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Zhengliang Luo, Min Chen, Fei Hu, Zhe Ni, Xiaofeng Ji, Xiaoqi Zhang, Peng Cheng, Xifu Shang
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) for high congenital hip dislocation (CHD) is technically demanding. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the results of cementless THA combined with extended sliding trochanteric osteotomy. We also assessed whether chronic low back pain was relieved after surgery.The study included 19 patients (23 hips) with high CHD treated with cementless THA using extended sliding trochanteric osteotomy technique. Clinical and radiographic outcomes were evaluated.Harris Hip Score, WOMAC score, visual analog scale for low back pain and Trendelenburg sign were significantly improved (P < 0...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382186/sonographic-evaluation-of-structural-changes-in-post-stroke-hemiplegic-shoulders
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Bukunmi Michael Idowu, Oluwagbemiga Oluwole Ayoola, Victor Adebayo Adetiloye, Morenikeji Adeyoyin Komolafe
BACKGROUND: Stroke and hemiplegia are frequent complications of stroke. This study was performed to sonographically evaluate post-stroke hemiplegic shoulders and explore possible relationship(s) between the sonographic findings and clinical indices. MATERIAL/METHODS: Forty-five stroke patients and 45 age- and sex-matched controls were recruited. Standard sonographic examination of both shoulders was performed to assess for joint subluxation, rotator cuff tears, tendinosis, subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis or effusion and adhesive capsulitis...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376759/prognostic-value-of-mri-in-arthroscopic-treatment-of-chronic-patellar-tendinopathy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Peter Ogon, Kaywan Izadpanah, Helge Eberbach, Gernot Lang, Norbert P Südkamp, Dirk Maier
BACKGROUND: To date, prognostic outcome factors for patients undergoing arthroscopic treatment due to chronic patellar tendinopathy (PT) are lacking. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether preoperatively assessed MRI parameters might be of prognostic value for prediction of functional outcome and return to sports in arthroscopic treatment of chronic PT. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted including 30 cases (4 female and 24 male competitive athletes) undergoing arthroscopic patellar release (APR) due to chronic PT...
April 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355977/three-patients-with-lower-extremity-tumors-referred-through-medical-channels-to-physical-therapists-a-description-of-clinical-reasoning-screening-and-collaborative-practice
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Seth Peterson, Thomas Denninger, Scott Porter
Study Design Resident's case problem. Background Although rare in the general population, bone and soft tissue tumors may be more frequently encountered in patients seeking physical therapy because of the propensity to mimic commonly treated musculoskeletal disorders. Screening for tumors requires the physical therapist be attentive to unexpected findings. The purpose of this paper was to describe the clinical reasoning and screening processes of physical therapists that facilitated the timely recognition of bone and soft tumors in 3 patients referred through medical channels...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355673/the-extensor-mechanism-imaging-and-intervention
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Colm J McMahon, Arun Ramappa, Kenneth Lee
We present an overview of imaging and intervention of the extensor mechanism of the knee. Particular focus is placed on the evaluation of patellofemoral tracking disorders, patellar and quadriceps tendinosis and tears, patellar fracture, lateral patellar condyle patellar friction syndrome, and prepatellar bursitis. Anatomical and biomechanical factors contributing to these disorders are considered. Imaging evaluation is presented in a clinical context, and therapeutic options for these disorders are discussed...
April 2017: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348265/group-g-streptococcus-dysgalactiae-subspecies-equisimilis-the-clinical-significance-of-a-rare-infection-endocarditis-polyarteritis-septic-bursitis-and-pneumonia-with-complicated-parapneumonic-effusion
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337351/a-rare-form-of-brucella-bursitis-with-negative-serology-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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F M Almajid
Brucellosis is still endemic in certain parts of the world including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Latin America, and African regions. Osteoarticular manifestations are common presenting features. Brucellosis presenting as prepatellar bursitis has already been reported. We present a case of seronegative olecranon bursitis with positive blood and aspirate cultures. The patient improved remarkably by treatment with streptomycin and doxycycline with no evidence or relapse.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326103/bilateral-olecranon-tophaceous-gout-bursitis
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Güzelali Özdemir, Alper Deveci, Kemal Andıç, Niyazi Erdem Yaşar
In this case, we present a patient with the diagnosis of bilateral olecranon tophaceous gout. After the surgical treatment, there was no limitation of range of motion or wound problem at 6th month control.
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298566/ultrasound-evaluation-of-the-entheses-in-daily-clinical-practice-during-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-blocking-therapy-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Fréke Wink, George A Bruyn, Fiona Maas, Ed N Griep, Eveline van der Veer, Hendrika Bootsma, Elisabeth Brouwer, Suzanne Arends, Anneke Spoorenberg
OBJECTIVE: To assess structural and inflammatory ultrasound (US) lesions of entheses in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with active disease and to evaluate inflammatory lesions after 6 months of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) blocking therapy, in daily clinical practice. METHODS: Consecutive patients with AS were clinically evaluated and underwent US examination of 9 bilateral entheses before and after 6 months of TNF-α blocking therapy. US examination included the following as inflammatory lesions: bone erosions/cortical irregularities, enthesophytes, calcifications as structural lesions; adjacent bursitis, effusion, increased tendon hypoechogenicity or thickness; and positive power Doppler (PD) signal...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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