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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183862/the-mechanisms-underlying-the-muscle-metaboreflex-modulation-of-sweating-and-cutaneous-blood-flow-in-passively-heated-humans
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Baies Haqani, Naoto Fujii, Narihiko Kondo, Glen P Kenny
Metaboreceptors can modulate cutaneous blood flow and sweating during heat stress but the mechanisms remain unknown. Fourteen participants (31 ± 13 years) performed 1-min bout of isometric handgrip (IHG) exercise at 60% of their maximal voluntary contraction followed by a 3-min occlusion (OCC), each separated by 10 min, initially under low (LHS, to activate sweating without changes in core temperature) and high (HHS, whole-body heating to a core temperature increase of 1.0°C) heat stress conditions. Cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) and sweat rate were measured continuously at four forearm skin sites perfused with 1) lactated Ringer's solution (Control), 2) 10 mmol L-NAME [inhibits nitric oxide synthase (NOS)], 3) 10 mmol Ketorolac [inhibits cyclooxygenase (COX)], or 4) 4 mmol theophylline (THEO; inhibits adenosine receptors)...
February 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180913/-surgical-hip-dislocation-current-status-in-the-treatment-of-femoral-acetabular-impingement
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F Sitterlee, S Kirschbaum, C Perka, M Müller
INTRODUCTION: Surgical hip dislocation (SHD) in the therapy of femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) has been mostly replaced by minimally invasive techniques. Nevertheless, in the circumstances of complex FAI types and combined impingement located in inaccessible areas of the hip, SHD is an option to reach those deformities. The advantage of the complete overview of the hip joint enables the circumferential therapy of bony deformity, but at the expense of higher invasivity. In the literature there is still a lack of mid to long-term studies of SHD to determine the overall treatment outcome...
February 8, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178913/training-us-health-care-professionals-on-human-trafficking-where-do-we-go-from-here
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Clydette Powell, Kirsten Dickins, Hanni Stoklosa
: Some 21 million adults and children are labor-trafficked or sex-trafficked through force, fraud, or coercion. In recognition of the interface between trafficking victims and the healthcare setting, over the last 10 years there has been a notable increase in training of health care professionals (HCPs) on human trafficking (HT) and its health implications. Many organizations have developed curricula and offered training in various clinical settings. However, methods and content of this education on trafficking vary widely, and there is little evaluation of the impact of the training...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176673/surgical-hip-dislocation-in-treatment-of-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis
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Mohammed Elmarghany, Tarek M Abd El-Ghaffar, Mahmoud Seddik, Ahmed Akar, Yousef Gad, Eissa Ragheb, Alessandro Aprato, Alessandro Massè
BACKGROUND: Most surgeons advocate in situ fixation of the slipped epiphysis with acceptance of any persistent deformity in the proximal femur [Aronsson DD, Loder RT, Breur GJ, Weinstein SL (2006) Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: current concepts. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 14, 666-679]. This residual deformity can lead to osteoarthritis due to femoroacetabular cam impingement (FAI) [Leunig M, Slongo T, Ganz R (2008) Subcapital realignment in slipped capital femoral epiphysis: surgical hip dislocation and trimming of the stable trochanter to protect the perfusion of the epiphysis...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157079/treatment-outcomes-and-quality-of-life-after-the-implantation-of-modular-prostheses-of-the-proximal-femur-in-patients-with-cancer-metastases
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Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of pathological fractures of the proximal femur with intramedullary rods produces good short-term outcomes, but after some time the fixation often becomes unstable in patients with a good prognosis and a repeat surgery is required. Modular prostheses allow for better long-term outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 64 surgical resection procedures for metastatic tumours of the proximal femur combined with the implantation of modular prostheses were performed at the Oncological Orthopaedics Department in Brzozów in 2010-2014...
May 5, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154993/outcome-of-extensive-varus-and-valgus-stem-alignment-in-short-stem-tha-clinical-and-radiological-analysis-using-ebra-fca
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Karl Philipp Kutzner, Tobias Freitag, Stefanie Donner, Mark Predrag Kovacevic, Ralf Bieger
INTRODUCTION: The principle of implanting a calcar-guided short stem consists of an individual alignment alongside the medial calcar providing the ability of reconstructing varus and valgus anatomy in a great variety. However, still, there are broad concerns about the safety of extensive varus and valgus positioning in regard to stability, bony alterations, and periprosthetic fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 216 total hip arthroplasties using a calcar-guided short stem (optimys, Mathys Ltd...
February 2, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148669/hemiarthroplasty-or-total-hip-arthroplasty-for-the-treatment-of-a-displaced-intracapsular-fracture-in-active-elderly-patients-12-year-follow-up-of-randomised-trial
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M C J M Tol, M P J van den Bekerom, I N Sierevelt, E F Hilverdink, E L F B Raaymakers, J C Goslings
AIMS: Our aim was to analyse the long-term functional outcome of two forms of surgical treatment for active patients aged > 70 years with a displaced intracapsular fracture of the femoral neck. Patients were randomised to be treated with either a hemiarthroplasty or a total hip arthroplasty (THA). The outcome five years post-operatively for this cohort has previously been reported. We present the outcome at 12 years post-operatively. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Initially 252 patients with a mean age of 81...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148661/cement-in-cement-femoral-component-revision-in-the-multiply-revised-total-hip-arthroplasty-results-with-a-minimum-follow-up-of-five-years
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N A Sandiford, S S Jameson, M J Wilson, M J W Hubble, A J Timperley, J R Howell
AIMS: We present the clinical and radiological results at a minimum follow-up of five years for patients who have undergone multiple cement-in-cement revisions of their femoral component at revision total hip arthroplasty (THA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed the outcome on a consecutive series of 24 patients (10 men, 14 women) (51 procedures) who underwent more than one cement-in-cement revision of the same femoral component. The mean age of the patients was 67...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122548/conversion-to-total-hip-arthroplasty-after-failed-proximal-femoral-nail-antirotations-or-dynamic-hip-screw-fixations-for-stable-intertrochanteric-femur-fractures-a-retrospective-study-with-a-minimum-follow-up-of-3%C3%A2-years
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Xianshang Zeng, Ke Zhan, Lili Zhang, Dan Zeng, Weiguang Yu, Xinchao Zhang, Mingdong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Conversion to total hip arthroplasty (CTHA) is a relatively common procedure after a failed dynamic hip screw (DHS) or proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PFNA) fixation of intertrochanteric fractures, but there have been far fewer reports specifically describing the long-term results of CTHA after failed treatments of stable intertrochanteric fractures with DHS or PFNA. The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of CTHA after failed PFNA or DHS fixations of stable intertrochanteric fractures after a minimum follow-up of 3 years...
January 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121928/cementless-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Jun Xu, Min Zeng, Jie Xie, Ting Wen, Yihe Hu
Controversies on the surgical protocols and efficacies of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) still exist. The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze the perioperative managements and their outcomes related to performing THA on patients with AS.Data of 54 AS patients who underwent 81 THAs between 2008 and 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. Clinical and imaging data were collected preoperatively, postoperatively, and during the follow-up period for surgical efficacy.Using posterolateral approach, cementless prostheses were selected in all cases...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116505/total-hip-arthroplasty-after-failed-treatment-of-proximal-femur-fracture
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Tomonori Tetsunaga, Kazuo Fujiwara, Hirosuke Endo, Tomoyuki Noda, Tomoko Tetsunaga, Toru Sato, Naofumi Shiota, Toshifumi Ozaki
INTRODUCTION: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a good option as a salvage procedure after failed treatment of proximal femur fracture. The anatomy of the proximal femur, however, makes this surgery complicated and challenging. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiographic and clinical outcomes of THA after failed treatment of proximal femur fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 50 consecutive THAs (42 women, 8 men; mean age 77 years) after failed treatment of a proximal femur fracture...
January 23, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106359/control-of-communicable-diseases-final-rule
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is issuing this final rule (FR) to amend its regulations governing its domestic (interstate) and foreign quarantine regulations to best protect the public health of the United States. These amendments have been made to aid public health responses to outbreaks of new or re-emerging communicable diseases and to accord due process to individuals subject to Federal public health orders. In response to public comment received, the updated provisions in this final rule clarify various safeguards to prevent the importation and spread of communicable diseases affecting human health into the United States and interstate...
January 19, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106358/national-vaccine-injury-compensation-program-revisions-to-the-vaccine-injury-table-final-rule
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On July 29, 2015, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the regulations governing the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP or program) by proposing revisions to the Vaccine Injury Table (Table). The Secretary based the Table revisions primarily on the 2012 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, "Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality," the work of nine HHS workgroups who reviewed the IOM findings, and consideration of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines' (ACCV) recommendations...
January 19, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106357/possession-use-and-transfer-of-select-agents-and-toxins-biennial-review-of-the-list-of-select-agents-and-toxins-and-enhanced-biosafety-requirements-final-rule
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In accordance with the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Response Act), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reviewed the list of biological agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety. Following the review, HHS has decided: Not to finalize the proposed changes to the list of select agents and toxins at this time; to finalize provisions to address toxin permissible limits and the inactivation of select agents; to finalize specific provisions to the section of the regulations addressing biosafety; and to clarify regulatory language concerning security, training, incident response, and records...
January 19, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106229/the-rm-pressfit-vitamys-5-year-swiss-experience-of-the-first-100-cups
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Michael Wyatt, Jan Weidner, Dominik Pfluger, Martin Beck
BACKGROUND: The RM Pressfit vitamys is a titanium particle-coated monoblock cup with vitamin E stabilised highly cross-linked polyethylene. Initial fixation is achieved via press-fit with subsequent stability by bone on-growth. This is the first study to report the 5-year results of this design. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study according to STROBE guidelines of 100 consecutive total hip replacements (THRs) in 92 patients all with ceramic heads. Demographic data, pre/postoperative visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain and satisfaction, Harris Hip Scores (HHS) and complications were recorded...
January 20, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102997/confidentiality-of-substance-use-disorder-patient-records-final-rule
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing this final rule to update and modernize the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations and facilitate information exchange within new health care models while addressing the legitimate privacy concerns of patients seeking treatment for a substance use disorder. These modifications also help clarify the regulations and reduce unnecessary burden.
January 18, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102988/medicaid-program-the-use-of-new-or-increased-pass-through-payments-in-medicaid-managed-care-delivery-systems-final-rule
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This rule finalizes changes to the pass-through payment transition periods and the maximum amount of pass-through payments permitted annually during the transition periods under Medicaid managed care contract(s) and rate certification(s). This final rule prevents increases in pass-through payments and the addition of new pass-through payments beyond those in place when the pass-through payment transition periods were established, in the final Medicaid managed care regulations effective July 5, 2016.
January 18, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102985/medicare-program-changes-to-the-medicare-claims-and-entitlement-medicare-advantage-organization-determination-and-medicare-prescription-drug-coverage-determination-appeals-procedures-final-rule
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This final rule revises the procedures that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) follows at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) level for appeals of payment and coverage determinations for items and services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries, enrollees in Medicare Advantage (MA) and other Medicare competitive health plans, and enrollees in Medicare prescription drug plans, as well as appeals of Medicare beneficiary enrollment and entitlement determinations, and certain Medicare premium appeals...
January 17, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102984/medicare-and-medicaid-program-conditions-of-participation-for-home-health-agencies-final-rule
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This final rule revises the conditions of participation (CoPs) that home health agencies (HHAs) must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The requirements focus on the care delivered to patients by HHAs, reflect an interdisciplinary view of patient care, allow HHAs greater flexibility in meeting quality care standards, and eliminate unnecessary procedural requirements. These changes are an integral part of our overall effort to achieve broad- based, measurable improvements in the quality of care furnished through the Medicare and Medicaid programs, while at the same time eliminating unnecessary procedural burdens on providers...
January 13, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102981/health-care-programs-fraud-and-abuse-revisions-to-the-office-of-inspector-general-s-exclusion-authorities-final-rule
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This final rule amends the regulations relating to exclusion authorities under the authority of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or the Department). The final rule incorporates statutory changes, early reinstatement provisions, and policy changes, and clarifies existing regulatory provisions.
January 12, 2017: Federal Register
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