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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905211/minimally-invasive-mitral-repair-surgery-why-does-controversy-still-persist
#1
Jeevan Nagendran, Jorge Catrip, Katie L Losenno, Corey Adams, Bob Kiaii, Michael W A Chu
Surgical treatment for mitral valve disease has evolved and remains a rapidly expanding field. Minimally invasive mitral valve repair (MI-MVR) is a well-known alternative to conventional sternotomy mitral valve repair (cMVR). However, controversy as to the efficacy of MI-MVR persists, hindering the adoption and potential benefits of this less invasive approach. Areas covered: In this review, we provide an updated summary evaluation of the latest evidence, including observational studies, clinical trials and meta-analyses, regarding MI-MVR in comparison to cMVR...
December 1, 2016: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905007/proposal-for-an-update-of-the-definition-and-scope-of-behavioral-medicine-commentary
#2
Stephen M Weiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904801/midfoot-and-forefoot-involvement-in-lateral-ankle-sprains-and-chronic-ankle-instability-part-1-anatomy-and-biomechanics
#3
John J Fraser, Mark A Feger, Jay Hertel
: The modern human foot is the culmination of more than five million years of evolution. The ankle-foot complex absorbs forces during loading, accommodates uneven surfaces, and acts as a lever for efficient propulsion. The ankle-foot complex has six independent functional segments that should be understood for proper assessment and treatment of foot and ankle injuries: the shank, rearfoot, midfoot, lateral forefoot, and the medial forefoot. The compliance of the individual segments of the foot is dependent on velocity, task, and active and passive coupling mechanisms within each of the foot segments...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904793/current-concepts-in-treatment-of-patellofemoral-osteochondritis-dissecans
#4
Chris Juneau, Russ Paine, Eric Chicas, Emily Gardner, Lane Bailey, James McDermott
: Identification, protection, and management of patellofemoral articular cartilage lesions continue to remain on the forefront of sports medicine rehabilitation. Due to high-level compression forces that are applied through the patellofemoral (PF) joint, managing articular cartilage lesions is challenging for sports medicine specialists. Articular cartilage damage may exist in a wide spectrum of injuries ranging from small, single areas of focal damage to wide spread osteoarthritis involving large chondral regions...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904792/current-concepts-and-treatment-of-patellofemoral-compressive-issues
#5
Michael J Mullaney, Takumi Fukunaga
Patellofemoral disorders, commonly encountered in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation settings, may result from dysfunction in patellofemoral joint compression. Osseous and soft tissue factors, as well as the mechanical interaction of the two, contribute to increased patellofemoral compression and pain. Treatment of patellofemoral compressive issues is based on identification of contributory impairments. Use of reliable tests and measures is essential in detecting impairments in hip flexor, quadriceps, iliotibial band, hamstrings, and gastrocnemius flexibility, as well as in joint mobility, myofascial restrictions, and proximal muscle weakness...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904791/current-concepts-in-biomechanical-interventions-for-patellofemoral-pain
#6
Richard W Willy, Erik P Meira
: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) has historically been a complex and enigmatic issue. Many of the factors thought to relate to PFP remain after patients' symptoms have resolved making their clinical importance difficult to determine. The tissue homeostasis model proposed by Dye in 2005 can assist with understanding and implementing biomechanical interventions for PFP. Under this model, the goal of interventions for PFP should be to re-establish patellofemoral joint (PFJ) homeostasis through a temporary alteration of load to the offended tissue, followed by incrementally restoring the envelope of function to the baseline level or higher...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904790/current-concepts-in-the-treatment-of-gross-patellofemoral-instability
#7
Grant Buchanan, LeeAnne Torres, Brian Czarkowski, Charles E Giangarra
: Patellofemoral instability is a painful and commonly recurring condition, which often must be managed surgically. Diagnosis can be aided by the use of a variety of physical exam signs, such as the Q angle, Beighton hypermobility score, glide test, J sign, patellar tilt test, and apprehension test. Imaging modalities including x-ray, CT, and MRI guide both diagnosis and management by revealing trochlear dysplasia, bony malalignment, and ligamentous injury that contribute to instability...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904789/current-concepts-in-the-treatment-of-patellar-tendinopathy
#8
Mark F Reinking
: Patellar tendon pain is a significant problem in athletes who participate in jumping and running sports and can interfere with athletic participation. This clinical commentary reviews patellar tendon anatomy and histopathology, the language used to describe patellar tendon pathology, risk factors for patellar tendinopathy and common interventions used to address patellar tendon pain. Evidence is presented to guide clinicians in their decision-making regarding the treatment of athletes with patellar tendon pain...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904788/examination-of-the-patellofemoral-joint
#9
Robert C Manske, George J Davies
Patellofemoral pain is one of the leading causes of knee pain in athletes. The many causes of patellofemoral pain make diagnosis unpredictable and examination and treatment difficult. This clinical commentary discusses a detailed physical examination routine for the patient with patellofemoral pain. Critically listening and obtaining a detailed medical history followed by a clearly structured physical examination will allow the physical therapist to diagnose most forms of patellofemoral pain. This clinical commentary goes one step further by suggesting an examination scheme and order in which it should be performed during the examination process...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902658/understanding-negative-predictive-value-of-diagnostic-tests-used-in-clinical-practice
#10
Reba A Umberger, Linda A Hatfield, Patricia M Speck
Nurses review, evaluate, and use diagnostic test results on a routine basis. However, the skills necessary to evaluate a particular test using statistical outcome measures is often lacking. The purpose of this article is to examine and interpret the underlying principles for use of the statistical outcomes of diagnostic screening tests (sensitivity, specificity, and positive (PPV) and negative (NPV) predictive values, with a discussion about use of SpPIn [Specificity, Positive test = rule in], and SnNOut [Sensitivity, Negative test = rule out]) in advanced nursing clinical practice...
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902520/rethinking-recovery-incorporating-holistic-nursing-perspectives-in-poststroke-care
#11
Frances Peterson-Burch, Karin Reuter-Rice, Taura L Barr
Stroke is a life-changing experience. Current treatments focus on treating the condition, rather than the whole person. The goal of this report was to communicate the benefits of a holistic approach to the treatment and recovery of stroke. Our intent was to begin a conversation to transform our approach to stroke care to focus on the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. Wellness approaches are fiscally responsible ways of providing holistic care for patients and their family members to help them achieve optimal individualized recovery...
January 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901446/response-to-open-peer-commentaries-on-a-broader-understanding-of-moral-distress
#12
Stephen M Campbell, Connie M Ulrich, Christine Grady
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901445/no-more-militaristic-and-violent-language-in-medicine-response-to-open-peer-commentaries-on-healing-without-waging-war-beyond-military-metaphors-in-medicine-and-hiv-cure-research
#13
Jing-Bao Nie, Stuart Rennie, Adam Gilbertson, Joseph D Tucker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901431/issues-of-cost-capabilities-and-scope-in-characterizing-adoptees-lack-of-genetic-relative-family-health-history-as-an-avoidable-health-disparity-response-to-open-peer-commentaries-on-does-lack-of-genetic-relative-family-health-history-represent-a-potentially
#14
Thomas May, James P Evans, Kimberly A Strong, Kaija L Zusevics, Arthur R Derse, Jessica Jeruzal, Alison LaPean Kirschner, Michael H Farrell, Harold D Grotevant
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901424/response-to-open-peer-commentaries-on-diagnosis-by-television-documentary-professional-responsibilities-in-informal-encounters
#15
Alistair Wardrope, Markus Reuber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900885/selecting-heart-failure-patients-for-metabolic-interventions
#16
Harmen G Booij, Anne M Koning, Harry van Goor, Rudolf A de Boer, B Daan Westenbrink
Introduction Heart failure (HF) has become the cardiovascular epidemic of the century and now imposes an immense burden on health care systems. While our understanding of the pathophysiology of HF has increased dramatically, the translation of knowledge into clinical practice has been disappointing. Metabolic dysfunction in HF has been studied for eight decades, but these efforts have not resulted in effective therapies. This paucity in clinical translation probably results from the variable contribution of metabolic dysfunction to the underlying heart disease...
November 30, 2016: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900637/commentaries-on-the-ten-most-highly-cited-psychometrika-articles-from-1936-to-the-present
#17
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Psychometrika
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900316/commentary-public-health-system-perspective-on-implementation-of-evidence-based-fall-prevention-strategies-for-older-adults
#18
COMMENT
Tiffany E Shubert, Matthew Lee Smith, Ellen C Schneider, Ashley D Wilson, Marcia G Ory
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900067/common-analgesic-agents-and-their-roles-in-analgesic-nephropathy-a-commentary-on-the-evidence
#19
REVIEW
Julian Yaxley
An association between non-opioid analgesic agents and chronic kidney disease has long been suspected. The presumed development of chronic renal impairment following protracted and excessive use of non-opioid analgesia is known as analgesic nephropathy. Many clinicians accept analgesic nephropathy as a real entity despite the paucity of scientific evidence. This narrative review aims to summarize the literature in the field. The weight of available observational literature suggests that long-term ingestion of paracetamol and combination mixtures of aspirin and paracetamol are likely to contribute to chronic renal impairment...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899908/commentary-incubation-and-intuition-in-creative-problem-solving
#20
COMMENT
Yuan Yuan, Wangbing Shen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
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