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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727937/preoperative-short-form-health-survey-score-is-predictive-of-return-to-play-and-minimal-clinically-important-difference-at-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Benedict U Nwachukwu, Brenda Chang, Pramod B Voleti, Patricia Berkanish, Matthew R Cohn, David W Altchek, Answorth A Allen, Riley J Williams
BACKGROUND: There is increased interest in understanding the preoperative determinants of postoperative outcomes. Return to play (RTP) and the patient-reported minimal clinically important difference (MCID) are useful measures of postoperative outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). PURPOSE: To define the MCID after ACLR and to investigate the role of preoperative outcome scores for predicting the MCID and RTP after ACLR. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727708/efficacy-of-short-term-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-acute-subacute-zoster-related-pain-a-retrospective-study
#2
Dao-Song Dong, Xue Yu, Cheng-Fu Wan, Yan Liu, Lin Zhao, Qi Xi, Wen-Yao Cui, Qiu-Shi Wang, Tao Song
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a refractory condition that impairs the patient's quality of life (QoL), it develops secondary to herpes zoster infection. Therefore, it's important to prevent the transition of acute/subacute zoster-related pain to PHN. Despite of numerous studies, the optimal intervention that reduces PHN incidence is still unknown. OBJECTIVE: We evaluate the efficacy of short-term spinal cord stimulation (stSCS) in patients with refractory acute/subacute zoster-related pain...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715589/association-between-visual-function-response-and-reduction-of-inflammation-in-noninfectious-uveitis-of-the-posterior-segment
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Benedicte Lescrauwaet, Elisabetta Miserocchi, Stephan Thurau, Bahram Bodaghi, Luc Duchateau, Thomas Verstraeten, Sunil Srivastava
Purpose: To examine the association between visual function response (VFR) and inflammation reduction in active noninfectious uveitis of the posterior segment (NIU-PS). Methods: Phase 3 SAKURA Study 1 randomized 347 subjects in a double-masked fashion to receive injections of intravitreal sirolimus 44 μg (n = 117); 440 μg (n = 114); or 880 μg (n = 116) every other month. Vitreous haze (VH) response, a measure of inflammation reduction, was defined as a VH score of 0 or 0...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708816/determination-of-the-minimal-clinically-important-difference-of-the-university-of-north-carolina-dry-eye-management-scale
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Christopher J Hwang, Reeves Ellis, Richard M Davis, Sue Tolleson-Rinehart
PURPOSE: To establish an initial estimation of the MCID of the University of North Carolina Dry Eye Management Scale (UNC DEMS) and assess its association with patient perceptions of symptom change. METHODS: Thirty-three patients (33.3% men, 67.7% women, mean age 60.5 yrs) with previous DEMS scores were recruited from a UNC ophthalmology clinic in spring 2014. We used anchor-based methods, categorizing important symptom change, to compare the change in the DEMS scores across visits to patient assessments of change; linear regression coefficients estimated the MCID...
July 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692770/impact-of-stopping-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-burden-of-disease
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Marjan Ghiti Moghadam, Peter M Ten Klooster, Harald E Vonkeman, Eva L Kneepkens, Ruth Klaasen, Jan N Stolk, Ilja Tchetverikov, Simone A Vreugdenhil, Jan M van Woerkom, Yvonne P M Goekoop-Ruiterman, Robert B M Landewé, Piet L C M van Riel, Mart A F J van de Laar, Tim L Jansen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of stopping tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) treatment on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) of physical and mental health status, health utility, pain, disability and fatigue in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: In the pragmatic 12-month POET trial, 817 RA patients with ≥6 months of remission or stable low disease activity were randomized 2:1 to stopping or continuing TNFi. In case of flare, TNFi was restarted at the discretion of the rheumatologist...
July 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676426/important-difference-to-infer-changes-in-health-related-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ravishankar Jayadevappa, Ratna Cook, Sumedha Chhatre
OBJECTIVE: To assess the usability of Minimal Important Difference (MID) and minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for measuring meaningful changes in disease-specific and generic HRQoL outcomes in patient-centered care. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We adopted a two-step literature review process. First, we used PubMed and Google scholar to identify a broad range search terms. Next, we searched OVID Medline, JSTOR, and PubMed for terms "MID," and "MCID." We excluded non-English language studies, articles older than 1995, those not related to generic and disease specific HRQoL measures, and protocols of future studies...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658040/minimal-clinically-important-difference-in-quality-of-life-for-patients-with-low-back-pain
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María José Díaz-Arribas, Mónica Fernández-Serrano, Ana Royuela, Francisco M Kovacs, Tomás Gallego-Izquierdo, Mabel Ramos-Sánchez, Rosa Llorca-Palomera, Pedro Pardo-Hervás, Oscar San Martín-Pariente
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter, prospective, cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) for the physical (PCS) and mental (MCS) component summaries of Short Form SF-12 (SF-12), in patients with low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Quality of life is one of the core domains recommended to be assessed in patients with LBP. SF-12 is the most widely used instrument for this purpose, but its MCID was unknown...
June 27, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648317/minimal-clinically-important-differences-mcids-of-the-thai-version-of-the-leicester-cough-questionnaire-for-subacute-and-chronic-cough
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Prapaporn Pornsuriyasak, Poungrat Thungtitigul, Theerasuk Kawamatawong, Surinder S Birring, Tipaporn Pongmesa
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the minimal clinically important differences (MCIDs) of the Thai version of the Leicester Cough Questionnaire (LCQ-T) in patients with subacute and chronic cough. METHODS: Patients with cough for 3 or more weeks were recruited from outpatient clinics. They self-completed the LCQ-T at an initial evaluation and repeated the LCQ-T with a Global Rating of Change scale at follow-up. For the anchor-based method, the MCID was defined as a change in the LCQ scores that corresponded to the smallest improvement in Global Rating of Change score (+2 to +3)...
May 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643966/-what-is-the-role-of-surgery-in-low-back-pain-associated-with-modic-changes
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Pietro Aniello Laudato, Viktor Bartanusz
Benign low back pain is frequent in the lucratively active population. Degenerative changes are considered the most frequent causes. The identification of pain generators remain challenging. Bone marrow lesions, Modic changes, are frequently associated with benign low back pain, mostly type 1. The etiology of Modic changes is unknown, both infectious and autoimmune mechanisms have been suggested. Despite the strong association of Modic changes with low back pain it is not clear whether lumbar surgery (lumbar fusion, total disc replacement) has any role in the management of these patients...
June 21, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634644/minimal-clinically-important-differences-mcid-in-assessing-outcomes-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Elina A Stefanovics, Robert A Rosenheck, Karen M Jones, Grant Huang, John H Krystal
This study sought to determine the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for two frequently used measures of symptom severity in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) and the PTSD Symptom Checklist (PCL). Data from a randomized clinical trial of antipsychotic medication in military-related treatment-resistant PTSD (N= 267) included assessments 4 times over 26 weeks. Methods for estimating the MCID were based on both the anchor-based approach, using the Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) severity and improvement scales, rated by both clinicians and patients; and the distribution-based approach (based on standardized z-scores)...
June 21, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623078/arthroscopic-treatment-of-femoroacetabular-impingement-in-adolescents-provides-clinically-significant-outcome-improvement
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Benedict U Nwachukwu, Brenda Chang, Cynthia A Kahlenberg, Kara Fields, Danyal H Nawabi, Bryan T Kelly, Anil S Ranawat
PURPOSE: To define minimal clinically important difference (MCID) and substantial clinical benefit (SCB) for adolescents undergoing arthroscopic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) surgery. METHODS: A prospective institutional hip preservation registry was reviewed to identify hip arthroscopies performed for FAI. Patients with pre-existing hip conditions such as slipped capital femoral epiphysis and Legg-Calve-Perthese were excluded. Included patients were 18 years and younger...
June 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605002/short-term-outcomes-of-open-hip-preservation-surgery-for-symptomatic-extraarticular-femoroacetabular-impingement
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Benjamin F Ricciardi, Kara G Fields, Catherine Wentzel, Bryan T Kelly, Ernest L Sink
INTRODUCTION: The purposes of this study were to describe: (i) short-term disease-specific patient-reported outcome scores (PROMs); and (ii) factors associated with reoperation or treatment failure in patients undergoing open hip preservation surgery for symptomatic extraarticular FAI. METHODS: Patients undergoing open hip preservation surgery for symptomatic extraarticular FAI were identified from a prospective, single-centre hip preservation registry (n = 51 patients; median clinical follow-up 24 [range 11-49] months)...
June 7, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602048/injected-corticosteroids-for-treating-plantar-heel-pain-in-adults
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REVIEW
Judy A David, Venkatesan Sankarapandian, Prince Rh Christopher, Ahana Chatterjee, Ashish S Macaden
BACKGROUND: Plantar heel pain, commonly resulting from plantar fasciitis, often results in significant morbidity. Treatment options include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), orthoses, physical therapy, physical agents (e.g. extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), laser) and invasive procedures including steroid injections. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects (benefits and harms) of injected corticosteroids for treating plantar heel pain in adults. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (the Cochrane Library), MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, clinical trials registries and conference proceedings...
June 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589156/outcome-of-expedited-rotator-cuff-surgery-in-injured-workers-determinants-of-successful-recovery
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Helen Razmjou, Dragana Boljanovic, Sandra Lincoln, Richard Holtby, Stephen Gallay, Patrick Henry, Iona Macritchie, Cheryl Borthwick, Lauren Mayer, Carolyn Roknic, Deborah Shore, Allison Kamino, Julie Grossman, Joanne Hill, Gargi Singh, Niki Travers, Loraine Yanofsky, Marni Wilson, Shellina Sumar, Alicia Savona, Filomena De Medeiros, Helen Mann, Aisha Champsi, Stefanie Chau, Danielle Medeiros, Robin R Richards
BACKGROUND: Work-related rotator cuff injuries are a common cause of disability and employee time loss. PURPOSE: To examine the effectiveness of expedited rotator cuff surgery in injured workers who underwent rotator cuff decompression or repair and to explore the impact of demographic, clinical, and psychosocial factors in predicting the outcome of surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Injured workers who were seen at a shoulder specialty program and who underwent expedited arthroscopic rotator cuff decompression or repair were observed for a period of 6 to 12 months based on their type of surgery and recovery trajectory...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576501/reporting-the-results-of-meta-analyses-a-plea-for-incorporating-clinical-relevance-referring-to-an-example
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Ronald H M A Bartels, Roland D Donk, Wim I M Verhagen, Allard J F Hosman, André L M Verbeek
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The results of meta-analyses are frequently reported, but understanding and interpreting them is difficult for both clinicians and patients. Statistical significances are presented without referring to values that imply clinical relevance. PURPOSE: To use the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) to rate the clinical relevance of a meta-analysis. STUDY DESIGN: Review of the literature. PATIENT SAMPLE: meta-analyses OUTCOME MEASURE: MCID METHODS: We performed an extensive literature search of a series of meta-analyses evaluating a similar subject as an example...
May 30, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576500/the-efficacy-of-conventional-radiofrequency-denervation-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-originating-from-the-facet-joints-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Chang-Hyun Lee, Chun Kee Chung, Chi Heon Kim
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Radiofrequency denervation is commonly used for the treatment of chronic facet joint pain that has been refractory to more conservative treatments, although the evidence supporting this treatment has been controversial. PURPOSE: We aimed to elucidate the precise effects of radiofrequency denervation in patients with low back pain originating from the facet joints relative to those obtained using control treatments, with particular attention to consistency in the denervation protocol...
May 30, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573683/omalizumab-substantially-improves-dermatology-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
#17
Andrew Y Finlay, Allen P Kaplan, Lisa A Beck, Evgeniya N Antonova, Maria-Magdalena Balp, James Zazzali, Sam Khalil, Marcus Maurer
BACKGROUND: Chronic spontaneous/idiopathic urticaria (CSU/CIU) has substantial detrimental effects on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with an effect comparable to or worse than many other skin diseases. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of omalizumab on CSU patients' HRQoL, measured by the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) in three phase III studies ASTERIA I, ASTERIA II, and GLACIAL. METHODS: A post-hoc analysis examined changes in DLQI scores, distribution of patients across DLQI bands and the proportion reaching minimal clinically important difference (MCID) following omalizumab vs placebo...
June 2, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556611/defining-the-minimal-clinically-important-difference-for-olfactory-outcomes-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#18
Joshua M Levy, Jess C Mace, Todd E Bodner, Jeremiah A Alt, Timothy L Smith
BACKGROUND: Olfactory dysfunction is a common and defining symptom of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Many measures of olfactory dysfunction in CRS are limited by scoring criteria defined within general populations with interpretations of statistical significance to infer clinically meaningful improvement. In this investigation we define a minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for the Brief Smell Identification Test (BSIT) in CRS patients electing endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)...
May 26, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548313/total-knee-replacement-are-there-any-baseline-factors-that-have-influence-in-patient-reported-outcomes
#19
A Escobar, L García Pérez, C Herrera-Espiñeira, F Aizpuru, C Sarasqueta, M Gonzalez Sáenz de Tejada, J M Quintana, A Bilbao
BACKGROUND: There is conflicting evidence about what factors influence outcomes after total knee replacement (TKR). The objective is to identify baseline factors that differentiate patients who achieve both, minimal clinically important difference (MCID) and a patient acceptable symptom state (PASS) in pain and function, measured by WOMAC, after TKR from those who do not attain scores above the cutoff in either of these dimensions. METHODS: One-year prospective multicentre study...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544495/posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-interspinous-fastener-provides-comparable-clinical-outcome-and-fusion-rate-to-pedicle-screws
#20
Wei-Min Huang, Xing-Ming Yu, Xiao-Duo Xu, Ruo-Xian Song, Li-Li Yu, Xiu-Chun Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical feasibility and validity of interspinous fastener (ISF) for lumbar degenerative diseases. METHODS: From October 2013 to March 2014, a total of 46 patients suffering from lumbar degenerative diseases underwent posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) randomly augmented by ISF or pedicle screws. The clinical outcome was primarily measured by Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score. The minimal clinical important difference (MCID) was defined as an eight-point decrease in ODI...
May 24, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
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