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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079428/the-first-6-weeks-of-recovery-after-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-with-fast-track
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Lisette C M Klapwijk, Nina M C Mathijssen, Jeroen C Van Egmond, Bianca M Verbeek, Stephan B W Vehmeijer
Background and purpose - Fast-track protocols have been introduced worldwide to improve the recovery after total hip arthroplasty (THA). These protocols have reduced the length of hospital stay (LOS), and THA in an outpatient setting is also feasible. However, less is known regarding the first weeks after THA with fast track. We examined patients' experiences of the first 6 weeks after hospital discharge following inpatient and outpatient THA with fast track. Patients and methods - In a prospective cohort study, 100 consecutive patients who underwent THA surgery in a fast-track setting between February 2015 and October 2015 received a diary for 6 weeks...
January 12, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077124/important-patient-characteristics-differ-prior-to-total-knee-arthroplasty-and-total-hip-arthroplasty-between-switzerland-and-the-united-states
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Patricia D Franklin, Hermes Miozzari, Panayiotis Christofilopoulos, Pierre Hoffmeyer, David C Ayers, Anne Lübbeke
BACKGROUND: Outcomes after total knee (TKA) and hip (THA) arthroplasty are often generalized internationally. Patient-dependent factors and preoperative symptom levels may differ across countries. We compared preoperative patient and clinical characteristics from two large cohorts, one in Switzerland, the other in the US. METHODS: Patient characteristics were collected prospectively on all elective primary TKAs and THAs performed at a large Swiss hospital and in a US national sample...
January 11, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076998/phosphate-phytate-and-phytases-in-plants-from-fundamental-knowledge-gained-in-arabidopsis-to-potential-biotechnological-applications-in-wheat
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David Secco, Nadia Bouain, Aida Rouached, Chanakan Prom-U-Thai, Moez Hanin, Ajay K Pandey, Hatem Rouached
Phosphorus (P) is an essential macronutrient for all living organisms. In plants, P is taken up from the rhizosphere by the roots mainly as inorganic phosphate (Pi), which is required in large and sufficient quantities to maximize crop yields. In today's agricultural society, crop yield is mostly ensured by the excessive use of Pi fertilizers, a costly practice neither eco-friendly or sustainable. Therefore, generating plants with improved P use efficiency (PUE) is of major interest. Among the various strategies employed to date, attempts to engineer genetically modified crops with improved capacity to utilize phytate (PA), the largest soil P form and unfortunately not taken up by plants, remains a key challenge...
January 12, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073146/value-based-care-in-hepatology
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REVIEW
Mario Strazzabosco, John I Allen, Elizabeth O Teisberg
The migration from legacy fee-for-service reimbursement to payments linked to high value health care is accelerating in the United States because of new legislation and re-design of payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Since patients with chronic diseases account for substantial use of health care resources, payers and health systems are focusing on maximizing the value of care for these patients. Since chronic liver diseases impose a major health burden worldwide affecting the health and lives of many individuals and families as well as substantial costs for individuals and payers, hepatologists must understand how they can improve their practices ...
January 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070683/do-we-have-the-right-proms-for-measuring-outcomes-in-lumbar-spinal-surgery
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REVIEW
O M Stokes, A A Cole, L M Breakwell, A J Lloyd, C M Leonard, M Grevitt
PURPOSE: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have become an important part of routine auditing of outcomes in spinal surgery in the UK. PROMs can be used to help assess the quality of care provided by surgical units by determining the comparative health status of patients, before and after surgery. This study was designed to review the PROMs used to assess outcomes in spinal surgery and to determine if they are fit for the purpose. METHODS: A systematic literature search was undertaken to identify studies that reported PROMs data following lumbar spinal surgery...
January 9, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069003/the-chinese-version-of-achilles-tendon-total-rupture-score-cross-cultural-adaptation-reliability-and-validity
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Jin Cui, Zhenyu Jia, Xin Zhi, Xiaoqun Li, Xiao Zhai, Liehu Cao, Weizong Weng, Jun Zhang, Lin Wang, Xiao Chen, Jiacan Su
BACKGROUND: The Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS), which is originally developed in 2007 in Swedish, is the only patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for specific outcome assessment of an Achilles tendon rupture.Purpose of this study is to translate and cross-culturally adapt Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS) into simplified Chinese, and primarily evaluate the responsiveness, reliability and validity. METHODS: International recognized guideline which was designed by Beaton was followed to make the translation of ATRS from English into simplified Chinese version (CH-ATRS)...
January 5, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065441/clinimetric-evaluation-of-the-vascular-quality-of-life-questionnaire-in-patients-with-lower-limb-ischaemia
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A P Conijn, T B K Santema, S Bipat, M J W Koelemay, R J de Haan
OBJECTIVES: Although commonly used to measure health related quality of life in patients with lower limb ischaemia, the measurement properties of the VascuQol and its assumed underlying health dimensions have not been studied in depth. The objective of this study was therefore to evaluate aspects of reliability and validity of the Dutch version of the VascuQol in patients with intermittent claudication (IC) and critical limb ischaemia (CLI). METHODS: Two datasets containing 195 patients with IC and 150 patients with CLI were used...
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064549/mother-to-child-transmission-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-among-hiv-infected-pregnant-women-on-highly-active-anti-retroviral-therapy-with-premature-rupture-of-membranes-at-term
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George Uchenna Eleje, Emeka Stephen Edokwe, Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ikechebelu, Chinyere Ukamaka Onubogu, Ebele Francesca Ugochukwu, Princeston Chukwuemeka Okam, Adaobi Maryann Ibekwe
PURPOSE: To determine mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) rate and associated risk factors of human immune-deficiency virus (HIV) among HIV-infected pregnant women with term premature rupture of membranes (PROM) in comparison with those without PROM at term. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All optimally managed HIV-positive pregnant women of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, on highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) who had PROM at term were enrolled. Maternal HIV-1 viral load was not assessed...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053264/unconstrained-metacarpophalangeal-joint-arthroplasties-a-systematic-review
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R S Aujla, N Sheikh, P Divall, B Bhowal, J J Dias
AIMS: We performed a systematic review of the current literature regarding the outcomes of unconstrained metacarpophalangeal joint (MCPJ) arthroplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We initially identified 1305 studies, and 406 were found to be duplicates. After exclusion criteria were applied, seven studies were included. Outcomes extracted included pre- and post-operative pain visual analogue scores, range of movement (ROM), strength of pinch and grip, satisfaction and patient reported outcome measures (PROMs)...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050900/planned-early-birth-versus-expectant-management-waiting-for-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-at-term-37-weeks-or-more
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REVIEW
Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd, Vicki Flenady, Rosemary D McBain, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Prelabour rupture of membranes (PROM) at term is managed expectantly or by planned early birth. It is not clear if waiting for birth to occur spontaneously is better than intervening, e.g. by inducing labour. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review is to assess the effects of planned early birth (immediate intervention or intervention within 24 hours) when compared with expectant management (no planned intervention within 24 hours) for women with term PROM on maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes...
January 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043936/do-foot-ankle-assessments-assist-the-explanation-of-one-year-knee-arthroplasty-outcomes
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L S Gates, C J Bowen, M T Sanchez-Santos, A Delmestri, N K Arden
OBJECTIVE: Whilst a number of risk factors for poor patient reported outcomes (PROMs) following knee arthroplasty (KA) have been identified, unexplained variability still remains. The role of pre-operative foot and ankle status on such outcomes has not been investigated. The aim of this study was therefore to determine the association of clinical foot and ankle assessments with patient reported outcomes one year following KA. DESIGN: One hundred and fifteen participants from the Clinical Outcomes in Arthroplasty Study (COASt), underwent detailed foot and ankle assessments at baseline, prior to KA (2012-2014) and were followed up for self-reported outcomes one year after surgery...
December 30, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041590/patient-reported-outcome-measures-of-quality-of-end-of-life-care-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Tara Kearns, Nicola Cornally, William Molloy
End-of-life (EoL) care(1) is increasingly used as a generic term in preference to palliative care or terminal care, particularly with reference to individuals with chronic disease, who are resident in community and long-term care (LTC) settings. This review evaluates studies based on patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) of quality of EoL care across all health-care settings. From 1041 citations, 12 studies were extracted by searches conducted in EBSCO, Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed, Cochrane, Open Grey and Google Scholar databases...
February 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033439/a-standard-set-of-value-based-patient-centered-outcomes-for-breast-cancer-the-international-consortium-for-health-outcomes-measurement-ichom-initiative
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Wee Loon Ong, Maartje G Schouwenburg, Annelotte C M van Bommel, Caleb Stowell, Kim H Allison, Karen E Benn, John P Browne, Rodney D Cooter, Geoff P Delaney, Francois P Duhoux, Patricia A Ganz, Patricia Hancock, Reshma Jagsi, Felicia M Knaul, Anne M Knip, Linetta B Koppert, Henry M Kuerer, Sarah McLaughin, Marc A M Mureau, Ann H Partridge, Dereesa Purtell Reid, Lisa Sheeran, Thomas J Smith, Mark J Stoutjesdijk, Marie Jeanne T F D Vrancken Peeters, Yvonne Wengström, Cheng-Har Yip, Christobel Saunders
A major challenge in value-based health care is the lack of standardized health outcomes measurements, hindering optimal monitoring and comparison of the quality of health care across different settings globally. The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) assembled a multidisciplinary international working group, comprised of 26 health care providers and patient advocates, to develop a standard set of value-based patient-centered outcomes for breast cancer (BC). The working group convened via 8 teleconferences and completed a follow-up survey after each meeting...
December 29, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032123/ten-year-patient-reported-outcomes-following-total-and-minimally-invasive-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-analysis
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Edward Burn, Maria T Sanchez-Santos, Hemant G Pandit, Thomas W Hamilton, Alexander D Liddle, David W Murray, Rafael Pinedo-Villanueva
PURPOSE: For patients with medial compartment arthritis who have failed non-operative treatment, either a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) can be undertaken. This analysis considers how the choice between UKA and TKA affects long-term patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). METHODS: The Knee Arthroplasty Trial (KAT) and a cohort of patients who received a minimally invasive UKA provided data. Propensity score matching was used to identify comparable patients...
December 29, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018488/relationship-between-patient-reported-outcome-measures-prom-and-three-measures-of-foot-ankle-alignment-in-patients-with-metatarsal-head-pain-a-cross-sectional-study
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Manuel González-Sánchez, Esther Velasco-Ramos, Maria Ruiz Muñoz, Antonio I Cuesta-Vargas
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to establish the relationship between foot-ankle patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) and three measures of foot-ankle alignment (MoFAA) in patients with metatarsal head pain. METHODS: A cross-sectional study where 206 patients completed three PROMs and a clinician recorded three MoFAA bilaterally (three times each). A reliability analysis of the MoFAA, a correlation analysis (between MoFAA and PROM) and regression analysis (dependent variable: PROM; independent variables: MoFAA) were performed...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005934/obstetrical-complications-in-women-with-endometriosis-a-cohort-study-in-japan
#16
Takashi Harada, Fuminori Taniguchi, Kazunari Onishi, Youichi Kurozawa, Kunihiko Hayashi, Tasuku Harada
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis, which occurs in approximately 10% of women of reproductive age, is defined as the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. Women with endometriosis are more likely to have difficulty conceiving and tend to receive infertility treatment, including assisted reproductive technology (ART) therapy. There has not yet been a prospective cohort study examining the effects of endometriosis on pregnancy outcome in pregnant Japanese women. METHODOLOGY: This was a prospective cohort study of the incidence of obstetrical complications in women with endometriosis using data of the Japan Environment & Children's Study (JECS)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002986/evaluating-the-effects-of-copper-supplement-during-pregnancy-on-premature-rupture-of-membranes-and-pregnancy-outcome
#17
Maryam Kashanian, Hasti Hadizadeh, Masoomeh Faghankhani, Mitra Nazemi, Narges Sheikhansari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of copper (Cu) supplementation during pregnancy on the rupture of membranes and pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: Study was conducted as a triple-blind randomized clinical trial. In one group, Cu in a dose of 1000 mg per day, and in the other group, placebo was prescribed orally from 16th week of pregnancy. RESULTS: The women of the two groups did not have significant difference according to age, gestational age at recruitment, BMI, and socioeconomic conditions...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000165/patient-satisfaction-with-collection-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-routine-care
#18
Pablo F Recinos, Cheryl J Dunphy, Nicolas Thompson, Jesse Schuschu, John L Urchek, Irene L Katzan
INTRODUCTION: Systematic collection of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) during ambulatory clinic visits can enhance communication between patient and provider, and provide the ability to evaluate outcomes of care. Little is known about patient satisfaction of PROM data collection in routine clinical care. To evaluate patient reaction to the routine collection of PROMs in the ambulatory setting. METHODS: Before all ambulatory clinic visits at our neurological institute, patients electronically complete health status questionnaires...
December 20, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994259/the-relationship-between-intra-operative-transfusions-and-nadir-hematocrit-on-post-operative-outcomes-after-cardiac-surgery
#19
Joshua B Goldberg, Kenneth G Shann, David Fitzgerald, John Fuller, Theron A Paugh, Timothy A Dickinson, Gaetano Paone, Richard L Prager, Donald S Likosky
Uncertainty exists regarding the optimal strategy for the management of anemia in the setting of cardiac surgery. We sought to improve our understanding of the role of intra-operative hematocrit (HCT) and transfusions on peri-operative outcomes following cardiac surgery. A total of 18,886 patients undergoing on-pump cardiac surgery were identified from a multi-institutional registry including surgical and perfusion data. Patients were divided into four groups based on their intra-operative nadir HCT (<21 or ≥21) and whether or not they received intra-operative red blood cell (+RBC or -RBC) transfusions...
December 2016: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988343/influence-of-the-mental-health-status-on-a-new-measure-of-objective-functional-impairment-in-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease
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Martin N Stienen, Nicolas R Smoll, Holger Joswig, Jan Snagowski, Marco V Corniola, Karl Schaller, Gerhard Hildebrandt, Oliver P Gautschi
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test has recently been proposed as a simple and standardized measure for objective functional impairment (OFI) in patients with lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD). PURPOSE: The study aimed to explore the relationship between a patient's mental health status and both patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and TUG test results. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: This is a prospective institutional review board-approved two-center study...
December 14, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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