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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205484/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-different-knots-tied-on-fibrewire-suture
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Jackson Jiang, Ita Suzana Mat Jais, Andrew Kean Tuck Yam, Duncan Angus McGrouther, Shian Chao Tay
BACKGROUND: Synthetic sutures such as Fiberwire used in flexor tendon repairs have high tensile strength. Proper application allows early mobilisation, decreasing morbidity from repair rupture and adhesions while preserving range of motion. Suture stiffness can cause poorer knot holding, contributing to gapping, peritendinous adhesions or rupture. Previous studies recommended more throws in knots tied on Fiberwire to prevent knot slippage. These larger knots are voluminous and prominent...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196553/association-between-body-energy-content-in-the-dry-period-and-post-calving-production-disease-status-in-dairy-cattle
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G L Smith, N C Friggens, C J Ashworth, M G G Chagunda
The transition from gestation to lactation is marked by significant physiological changes for the individual cow such that disease incidence is highest in early lactation. Around the time of calving, cows rely on mobilisation of body energy reserves to fill the energy deficit created by an increase in nutrient demands at a time of restricted feed intake. It is well established that monitoring of body energy reserves in lactation is an important component of herd health management. However, despite their influence on future health and productivity, monitoring of body energy reserves in the dry period is often sparse...
February 15, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190550/overcoming-nursing-barriers-to-intensive-care-unit-early-mobilisation-a-quality-improvement-project
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Oluwatobi O Hunter, Elisabeth L George, Dianxu Ren, Douglas Morgan, Margaret Rosenzweig, Patricia Klinefelter Tuite
OBJECTIVES: To increase adherence with intensive care unit mobility by developing and implementing a mobility training program that addresses nursing barriers to early mobilisation. DESIGN: An intensive care unit mobility training program was developed, implemented and evaluated with a pre-test, immediate post-test and eight-week post-test. Patient mobility was tracked before and after training. SETTING: A ten bed cardiac intensive care unit...
February 9, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166798/identifying-and-characterising-health-policy-and-system-relevant-documents-in-uganda-a-scoping-review-to-develop-a-framework-for-the-development-of-a-one-stop-shop
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Boniface Mutatina, Robert Basaza, Ekwaro Obuku, John N Lavis, Nelson Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: Health policymakers in low- and middle-income countries continue to face difficulties in accessing and using research evidence for decision-making. This study aimed to identify and provide a refined categorisation of the policy documents necessary for building the content of a one-stop shop for documents relevant to health policy and systems in Uganda. The on-line resource is to facilitate timely access to well-packaged evidence for decision-making. METHODS: We conducted a scoping review of Uganda-specific, health policy, and systems-relevant documents produced between 2000 and 2014...
February 6, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162047/design-of-a-patient-information-leaflet-in-a-surgical-centre-in-cambodia
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Alexander Thomas Schade, Thomas Mendes da Costa, Jim Gollogly, Fergal Monsell
Hand deformities cause a large surgical burden on Cambodian society. They significantly affect the quality of life, limit hand function and can cause severe mental health issues. The visited surgical centre provides free rehabilitative surgery in Phnom Penh for those unable to afford private or public healthcare. As part of the postoperative care provided, a team of local Khmer physiotherapists help patients with early mobilisation, passive and active movements, and functional exercises. Leaflets are widespread in high-income countries, but are scarce in low-income countries...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120675/bowel-management-systems-in-critical-care-a-service-evaluation
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Jennifer Ritzema
Aim Many patients who are critically ill develop faecal incontinence associated with diarrhoea, and require a bowel management system (BMS) to prevent skin excoriation. Following guidelines produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, early rehabilitation has resulted in a reduction in the number of days that patients receive mechanical ventilation. However, patients with a BMS are potentially mechanically ventilated for longer because they are cared for in bed. The aim of this evaluation was to investigate whether patients with a BMS are mechanically ventilated for longer than those without a BMS...
January 25, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115800/a-3%C3%A2-year-minimum-follow-up-of-endoprosthetic-replacement-for-distal-femoral-fractures-an-alternative-treatment-option
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A Atrey, N Hussain, O Gosling, P Giannoudis, A Shepherd, S Young, J Waite
INTRODUCTION: Although the use of an endoprosthesis for distal femoral fractures remains a valid treatment option the widespread use is in its infancy. METHODOLOGY: In this retrospective case series, we review cases of distal femoral fracture treated with endoprosthetic replacement (EPR). The outcomes we assessed were the time to start mobilising, the time to discharge, morbidity and mortality as well as an Oxford knee score to assess pain and function and also the early survivorship...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113069/a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-immediate-versus-delayed-catheter-removal-following-vaginal-prolapse-surgery
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Rhiannon Bray, Rufus Cartwright, Alex Digesu, Ruwan Fernando, Vik Khullar
OBJECTIVE: It is unclear if any catheterisation is necessary after vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. The aim of this study was to determine if indwelling catheterisation is necessary after these procedures. STUDY DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial of immediate post-operative removal of catheter compared to a suprapubic catheter (SPC) after vaginal prolapse surgery. In the Suprapubic group the catheter was left on free drainage until a voiding trial was commenced at 48h...
January 15, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111703/total-hip-replacement-in-complex-acetabular-fractures-using-a-coned-hemipelvic-acetabular-component
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Samuel E McMahon, Laurence A Cusick
Acetabular fractures in the elderly are a challenging clinical problem due to both the complex nature of operative intervention, osteoporotic bone and the multiple comorbidities of the patients involved. They are associated with poor functional outcomes and high levels of morbidity and mortality. Treatment currently ranges from conservative treatment, open reduction internal fixation and variations of total hip arthroplasty. We present the surgical technique and early results of the use of a coned hemipelvic acetabular component in the primary treatment of these complex injuries...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063656/effect-of-cyclic-redox-oscillations-on-water-quality-in-freshwater-acid-sulfate-soil-wetlands
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Niloofar Karimian, Scott G Johnston, Edward D Burton
Restoration of acid sulfate soil (ASS) wetlands by freshwater re-flooding can lead to the reformation of various Fe(II) and reduced inorganic sulfur (RIS) species in surface soil layers. However, in many locations, wetland water levels undergo large seasonal fluctuations that drive extreme redox oscillations. Newly formed RIS species [e.g. greigite, mackinawite, nano-pyrite and S(0)] and Fe(II) are vulnerable to rapid oxidation during dry periods and may generate substantial acidity. Rainfall following a dry period may then mobilise acidity and metal cations in surface waters prior to eventual recovery in pH by re-establishment of reducing conditions...
January 4, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053200/treatment-and-prevention-of-acute-and-recurrent-ankle-sprain-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews-with-meta-analysis
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Cailbhe Doherty, Chris Bleakley, Eamonn Delahunt, Sinead Holden
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains are highly prevalent with high risk of recurrence. Consequently, there are a significant number of research reports examining strategies for treating and preventing acute and recurrent sprains (otherwise known as chronic ankle instability (CAI)), with a coinciding proliferation of review articles summarising these reports. OBJECTIVE: To provide a systematic overview of the systematic reviews evaluating treatment strategies for acute ankle sprain and CAI...
January 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039127/effectiveness-of-early-compared-with-conservative-rehabilitation-for-patients-having-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Bruno Fles Mazuquin, Andrew Charles Wright, Sarah Russell, Puneet Monga, James Selfe, Jim Richards
AIM/OBJECTIVE: The aim is to critically analyse and discuss the current literature and determine the effectiveness of rehabilitation for patients after surgical repair of rotator cuff tears for range of motion (ROM), pain, functional status and retear rates; in addition, an update of new literature is included. DESIGN: Overview of systematic reviews. DATA SOURCES: A search was performed with no restrictions to date of publication and language in the following databases: EBSCO, AMED, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, EMBASE, Cochrane, LILACS, MEDLINE, PEDro, Scielo, SCOPUS and Web of Knowledge...
December 30, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995944/subacute-posttraumatic-ascending-myelopathy-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
J Zhang, G Wang
STUDY DESIGN: A literature review. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to summarise the history, epidemiology, aetiological mechanism, pathological study, clinical and radiological evaluation, treatment and prognosis of subacute posttraumatic ascending myelopathy (SPAM). METHODS: Medical literature on SPAM were searched in the PubMed, Medline, Ovid and Embase databases. The cases of SPAM reported in literature were analysed, and the history, epidemiology, aetiological mechanism, pathological study, clinical and radiological evaluation, treatment and prognosis of SPAM were summarised...
December 20, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988149/a-technique-for-facial-reanimation-the-partial-temporalis-muscle-tendon-transfer-with-a-fascia-lata-sling
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Thomas Edward Pidgeon, Radovan Boca, Fazel Fatah
BACKGROUND: This report describes the results of a surgical procedure for facial reanimation. This single-stage technique involves the orthodromic transfer of only a superficial segment of the temporalis tendon. This is extended with fascia lata to achieve elevation of the oral commissure along the desired vector in the paralysed hemi-face. METHODS: A retrospective case note review was performed. Patients' photographs were objectively evaluated with Facial Assessment by Computer Evaluation (FACE) software...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973602/a-new-chytridiomycete-fungus-intermixed-with-crustacean-resting-eggs-in-a-407-million-year-old-continental-freshwater-environment
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Christine Strullu-Derrien, Tomasz Goral, Joyce E Longcore, Jørgen Olesen, Paul Kenrick, Gregory D Edgecombe
The 407-million-year-old Rhynie Chert (Scotland) contains the most intact fossilised remains of an early land-based ecosystem including plants, arthropods, fungi and other microorganisms. Although most studies have focused on the terrestrial component, fossilised freshwater environments provide critical insights into fungal-algal interactions and the earliest continental branchiopod crustaceans. Here we report interactions between an enigmatic organism and an exquisitely preserved fungus. The fungal reproductive structures are intermixed with exceptionally well-preserved globular spiny structures interpreted as branchiopod resting eggs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931870/effects-of-early-mobilisation-in-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
P M Ramos Dos Santos, N Aquaroni Ricci, É Aparecida Bordignon Suster, D de Moraes Paisani, L Dias Chiavegato
BACKGROUND: Early mobilisation is prescribed after cardiac surgery to prevent postoperative complications, decrease length of hospital stay, and augment return to daily activities. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the evidence for the effects of early mobilisation in patients after cardiac surgery on length of hospital stay, functional capacity and postoperative complications. DATA SOURCES: The data sources used were Medline, Embase, CINAHL, PEDro, Web of Science and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
March 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919706/extreme-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-surgical-technique-outcomes-and-complications-after-a-minimum-of-one-year-follow-up
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I Domínguez, R Luque, M Noriega, J Rey, J Alia, F Marco-Martínez
«Minimally invasive» techniques have been recently been developed in order to achieve good clinical results with a low incidence of complications. The extralateral interbody fusion or direct transpsoas is a minimally invasive anterior arthrodesis. A total of 97 patients with 138 segments received surgery between May 2012 and May 2015. The follow-up was from 12-44 months. The mean age was 68 years (41-86). The most common cause of intervention was the adjacent segment (30%), deformity (22%), and lumbar disc disease (21%)...
December 2, 2016: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919058/lifting-and-exertion-injuries-decrease-after-implementation-of-an-integrated-hospital-wide-safe-patient-handling-and-mobilisation-programme
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Jack T Dennerlein, Elizabeth Tucker O'Day, Deborah F Mulloy, Jackie Somerville, Anne M Stoddard, Christopher Kenwood, Erin Teeple, Leslie I Boden, Glorian Sorensen, Dean Hashimoto
OBJECTIVE: With increasing emphasis on early and frequent mobilisation of patients in acute care, safe patient handling and mobilisation practices need to be integrated into these quality initiatives. We completed a programme evaluation of a safe patient handling and mobilisation programme within the context of a hospital-wide patient care improvement initiative that utilised a systems approach and integrated safe patient equipment and practices into patient care plans. METHODS: Baseline and 12-month follow-up surveys of 1832 direct patient care workers assessed work practices and self-reported pain while an integrated employee payroll and injury database provided recordable injury rates collected concurrently at 2 hospitals: the study hospital with the programme and a comparison hospital...
October 25, 2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909582/ebola-research-funding-a-systematic-analysis-1997-2015
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Joseph Ra Fitchett, Amos Lichtman, Damilola T Soyode, Ariel Low, Jimena Villar de Onis, Michael G Head, Rifat Atun
BACKGROUND: The latest outbreak of Ebola in West Africa overwhelmed the affected countries, with the impact on health extending far beyond Ebola-related deaths that have exceeded 11 000. The need to promptly mobilise resources to control emerging infections is widely recognized. Yet, data on research funding for emerging infections remains inadequately documented. METHODS: We defined research investment as all funding flows for Ebola and/or Marburg virus from 1997 to April 2015 whose primary purpose was to advance knowledge and new technologies to prevent or cure disease...
December 2016: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890045/protein-in-culture-and-endogenous-lipid-interact-with-embryonic-stages-in-vitro-to-alter-calf-birthweight-after-embryo-vitrification-and-warming
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E Gómez, S Carrocera, S Uzbekova, D Martín, A Murillo, M Alonso-Guervós, F Goyache, M Muñoz
Short-term protein removal in vitro improves long-term blastocyst competence to survive vitrification. We investigated the mechanisms and effects underlying protein removal. Day-6 morulae and early blastocysts were cultured individually with and without protein for 24h. Development and lipid content were analysed in expanded blastocysts derived from morulae (M-XB) and from early blastocysts (EB-XB). Expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism, stress responses and apoptosis was analysed in fresh and vitrified-warmed M-XB produced with and without protein...
November 28, 2016: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
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