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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710154/outcomes-following-revision-surgery-performed-for-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-in-non-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty-patients-analysis-of-185-revisions-from-the-national-joint-registry-for-england-and-wales
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G S Matharu, A Judge, D W Murray, H G Pandit
OBJECTIVES: Few studies have assessed outcomes following non-metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty (non-MoMHA) revision surgery performed for adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). We assessed outcomes following non-MoMHA revision surgery performed for ARMD, and identified predictors of re-revision. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study using data from the National Joint Registry for England and Wales. All non-MoMHAs undergoing revision surgery for ARMD between 2008 and 2014 were included (185 hips in 185 patients)...
July 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707830/-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty-evaluation-and-management-of-complications
#2
Olivier Guyen, Christophe Tissot
The potentially severe complications related to metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements have led to a dramatic decrease of their use. Large diameter heads are more likely to fail than smaller diameters, but complications have been described even with « small » diameters. Therefore, monitoring of MoM arthroplasties is mandatory. This includes physical examination, X-Rays, metal ion levels, and potentially cross-sectional imaging. Despite pathophysiology of adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD) is better understood, their evolution and the potential systemic complications remain unclear...
December 14, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660477/correlation-of-serum-metal-ion-levels-with-pathological-changes-of-armd-in-failed-metal-on-metal-hip-resurfacing-arthroplasties
#3
George Grammatopoulos, Mitsuru Munemoto, Athanasios Pollalis, Nicholas A Athanasou
BACKGROUND: Metal-on-metal-hip-resurfacing arthroplasties (MoMHRAs) have been associated with an increased failure rates due to an adverse-response-to-metal-debris (ARMD) associated with a spectrum of pathological features. Serum levels of cobalt (Co) and chromium (Cr) are used to assess MoMHRAs, with regard to ARMD, but it is not certain whether ion levels correlate with pathological changes in periprosthetic tissues. METHODS: Serum Co and Cr levels were correlated with histological findings in 38 revised MoMHRAs (29 pseudotumour cases and 9 non-pseudotumour cases revised for pain)...
June 28, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616984/oh-stretching-overtone-induced-dynamics-in-hso3f-from-reactive-molecular-dynamics-simulations
#4
Sebastian Brickel, Markus Meuwly
The OH-stretch induced dynamics in fluorosulfonic acid (HSO3F) is characterized from a statistically significant number of trajectories using multisurface adiabatic reactive molecular dynamics (MS-ARMD) simulations. The global reactive potential energy surface, which describes H-transfer and HF-elimination, is parametrized at the MP2/6-311G++(2p,2d) level of theory with an accuracy of better than 1 kcal/mol. Excitation along the OH-local mode leads to H-transfer dynamics but elimination of HF is only observed for excitations with ν ≥ 6 for 1 out of 5000 trajectories...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613221/clinicopathologic-correlation-of-retinal-angiomatous-proliferation-treated-with-ranibizumab
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Alison H Skalet, Audra K Miller, Michael L Klein, Andreas K Lauer, David J Wilson
PURPOSE: To describe histopathologic features of an eye with retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) secondary to age-related macular degeneration treated with serial ranibizumab injections and to correlate these findings with spectral domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS: Histopathologic features from serial sections through the globe of a 93-year-old man with age-related macular degeneration were studied and compared with spectral domain optical coherence tomography images obtained 7 weeks before his death...
August 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449645/24-month-clinical-outcomes-of-a-treat-and-extend-regimen-with-ranibizumab-for-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-a-real-life-setting
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Athanasios Vardarinos, Nitin Gupta, Raazia Janjua, Abigail Iron, Theo Empeslidis, Konstantinos T Tsaousis
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and analyze the outcomes of a treat-and-extend (T&E) treatment regimen with ranibizumab for wet age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) in real life clinical settings over the first 2 years (24 months) of treatment. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of visual acuity, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) parameters and treatment burden data of 56 eyes of 54 unselected treatment naive patients diagnosed with exudative ARMD...
April 27, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424788/fully-automated-robust-system-to-detect-retinal-edema-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-from-optical-coherence-tomography-images
#7
Samina Khalid, M Usman Akram, Taimur Hassan, Ammara Nasim, Amina Jameel
Maculopathy is the excessive damage to macula that leads to blindness. It mostly occurs due to retinal edema (RE), central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR), or age related macular degeneration (ARMD). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging is the latest eye testing technique that can detect these syndromes in early stages. Many researchers have used OCT images to detect retinal abnormalities. However, to the best of our knowledge, no research that presents a fully automated system to detect all of these macular syndromes is reported...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378001/adverse-reaction-to-metal-debris-with-concomitant-incidental-crystalline-arthropathy-in-hip-arthroplasty
#8
Edward J Testa, Brian J McGrory
Adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD) is a known cause of failed metal in hip arthroplasty. Diagnosis of this type of prosthesis failure may be difficult, and the hallmark is an abnormally elevated serum cobalt level. Concomitant diagnoses may also be present, such as infection, instability, and loosening, and this may confuse interpretation of abnormal laboratories. We present here, for the first time, 2 patients with ARMD and crystalline arthropathy. In each case, the patient chose surgery for ARMD, with resolution of symptoms and no recurrence of the crystalline arthropathy...
March 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344888/pre-emptive-and-therapeutic-adoptive-immunotherapy-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-phenotype-and-effector-function-of-t-cells-impact-on-clinical-response
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Corey Smith, Victor Lee, Andrea Schuessler, Leone Beagley, Sweera Rehan, Janice Tsang, Vivian Li, Randal Tiu, David Smith, Michelle A Neller, Katherine K Matthews, Emma Gostick, David A Price, Jacqueline Burrows, Glen M Boyle, Daniel Chua, Benedict Panizza, Sandro V Porceddu, John Nicholls, Dora Kwong, Rajiv Khanna
Adoptive T cell therapy has emerged as a powerful strategy to treat human cancers especially haematological malignancies. Extension of these therapies to solid cancers remains a significant challenge especially in the context of defining immunological correlates of clinical responses. Here we describe results from a clinical study investigating autologous Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-specific T cells generated using a novel AdE1-LMPpoly vector to treat patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) either pre-emptively in at-risk patients with no or minimal residual disease (N/MRD) or therapeutically in patients with active recurrent/metastatic disease (ARMD)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320566/the-utility-of-metal-ion-trends-in-predicting-revision-in-metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasty
#10
Bayard C Carlson, Andrew J Bryan, Nazly T Carrillo-Villamizar, Rafael J Sierra
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data examining metal ion levels over time. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 59 patients (69 hips) with an articular surface replacement total hip arthroplasty. We reviewed prerevision cobalt and chromium concentrations over time. RESULTS: Seventy-one percent of patients who were revised and had multiple ion measurements (12/17) demonstrated increasing cobalt ion levels or elevated ion levels over time...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298893/bis-retinoid-a2e-induces-an-increase-of-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-via-inhibition-of-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinases-1-2-pathway-in-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells-and-facilitates-phagocytosis
#11
Delphine Balmer, Linda Bapst-Wicht, Aswin Pyakurel, Martine Emery, Natacha Nanchen, Christian G Bochet, Raphael Roduit
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in developed countries. Hallmarks of the disease are well known; indeed, this pathology is characterized by lipofuscin accumulation, is principally composed of lipid-containing residues of lysosomal digestion. The N-retinyl-N-retinylidene ethanolamine (A2E) retinoid which is thought to be a cytotoxic component for RPE is the best-characterized component of lipofuscin so far. Even if no direct correlation between A2E spatial distribution and lipofuscin fluorescence has been established in aged human RPE, modified forms or metabolites of A2E could be involved in ARMD pathology...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246095/explant-analysis-of-the-biomet-magnum-recap-metal-on-metal-hip-joint
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S C Scholes, B J Hunt, V M Richardson, D J Langton, E Smith, T J Joyce
OBJECTIVES: The high revision rates of the DePuy Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) and the DePuy ASR XL (the total hip arthroplasty (THA) version) have led to questions over the viability of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip joints. Some designs of MoM hip joint do, however, have reasonable mid-term performance when implanted in appropriate patients. Investigations into the reasons for implant failure are important to offer help with the choice of implants and direction for future implant designs...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225799/sf-6d-utility-values-for-the-better-and-worse-seeing-eye-for-health-states-based-on-the-snellen-equivalent-in-patients-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
#13
Martijn S Visser, Sankha Amarakoon, Tom Missotten, Reinier Timman, Jan J Busschbach
OBJECTIVE: Economic evaluations in wet age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is hampered as often utility values for solely one eye are used, mostly the better-seeing eye (BSE). Moreover, frequently chosen methods rely on patient values and/or disease specific measures, while economic evaluations prefer generic quality of life (QoL) measures based on societal preferences. The generic QoL utility instrument EQ-5D has shown to be insensitive for differences in visual acuity. The aim of this study was therefore to provide societal utility values, using the generic SF-6D, for health states acknowledging both BSE and worse-seeing eye (WSE)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218371/adverse-reaction-to-metal-debris-in-a-consecutive-series-of-durom%C3%A2-hip-resurfacing-pseudotumour-incidence-and-metal-ion-concentration
#14
Albrecht Hartmann, Jan-Dirk Kieback, Jörg Lützner, Klaus-Peter Günther, Jens Goronzy
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD) in a consecutive series of DUROM™ Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty (HRA) at mid-term follow-up. METHODS: Between October 2003 and March 2007 a total of 134 consecutive DUROM™ HRA in 121 patients were performed at our institution. Follow-up could be obtained in 101 unrevised patients (83%) at a mean time of 8.51 ± 0.97 years postoperatively and included patient-related outcome measurement, plain radiographs, MARS-MRI as well as whole blood metal ion assessment...
February 8, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165602/outcome-of-revision-arthroplasty-for-failed-metal-on-metal-total-hip-replacements-is-there-a-relation-with-metal-ions
#15
Hafiz J Iqbal, Waheeb A K Al-Azzani, Esther Jackson-Taylor, Elizabeth Clatworthy, Alun John
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the early outcome following revision arthroplasty for failed metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip replacements (THR) due to adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD). METHODS: We reviewed 106 consecutive revision arthroplasties. Case notes and radiological investigations were reviewed to assess the complications. Oxford Hip Score (OHS) and Euroqol (EQ-5D-3L) scores were used to assess the functional outcome and improvement of quality of life...
February 3, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122467/high-blood-metal-ion-levels-in-19-of-22-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hinge-knee-replacements
#16
Minna Laitinen, Jyrki Nieminen, Aleksi Reito, Toni-Karri Pakarinen, Piia Suomalainen, Konsta Pamilo, Jyrki Parkkinen, Tonis Lont, Antti Eskelinen
Background and purpose - There has been increasing alarm regarding metal-on-metal (MoM) joint replacements leading to elevated levels of metal ions and adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMDs). There is little information available concerning the prevalence of and risk factors for these adverse reactions, except with MoM hip joint replacements. We determined the levels of metal ions in blood and the rate of revision due to ARMDs in patients treated with MoM hinge total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patients and methods - 22 patients with TKAs and MoM hinge connecting mechanisms were studied for whole-blood chromium and cobalt levels at 6 months, 1 year, and/or ≥2 years after surgery...
June 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994182/identification-of-a-novel-15-5-kb-shox-deletion-associated-with-marked-intrafamilial-phenotypic-variability-and-analysis-of-its-molecular-origin
#17
Angelos Alexandrou, Ioannis Papaevripidou, Kyriakos Tsangaras, Ioanna Alexandrou, Marios Tryfonidis, Violetta Christophidou-Anastasiadou, Eleni Zamba-Papanicolaou, George Koumbaris, Vassos Neocleous, Leonidas A Phylactou, Nicos Skordis, George A Tanteles, Carolina Sismani
Haploinsufficiency of the short stature homeobox contaning SHOX gene has been shown to result in a spectrum of phenotypes ranging from Leri-Weill dyschondrosteosis (LWD) at the more severe end to SHOX-related short stature at the milder end of the spectrum. Most alterations are whole gene deletions, point mutations within the coding region, or microdeletions in its flanking sequences. Here, we present the clinical and molecular data as well as the potential molecular mechanism underlying a novel microdeletion, causing a variable SHOX-related haploinsufficiency disorder in a three-generation family...
December 2016: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992643/recall-of-the-asr-xl-head-and-hip-resurfacing-systems
#18
Werner Maurer-Ertl, Joerg Friesenbichler, Lukas A Holzer, Lukas Leitner, Kathrin Ogris, Michael Maier, Andreas Leithner
At the beginning of the 21st century, use of large-diameter, metal-on-metal devices was a popular procedure for hip replacement in young and physically active patients; however, within a few years, the number of revisions increased, resulting in a worldwide recall for the articular surface replacement (ASR) system. Complication rates for the ASR devices implanted at the authors' department are reported, with revision rates of 32% and 30% in the ASR XL Head and ASR Resurfacing groups, respectively. Reasons for revision surgery were serum metal ion elevation, luxation or subluxation, aseptic loosening, soft tissue compromise (adverse reactions to metal debris [ARMD]), and infection...
March 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988181/incidence-of-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-from-28-mm-metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasties-with-minimum-10-years-of%C3%A2-follow-up-clinical-laboratory-and-ultrasound-assessment-of-44%C3%A2-cases
#19
Béchir Ayoub, Sophie Putman, Pierre Cholewinski, Amandine Paris, Henri Migaud, Julien Girard
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty with metal-on-metal (MoM) bearings has been suspected to cause adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD), with the incidence varying greatly by implant type and patient gender. The prevalence of ARMD from small-diameter MoM bearings in women is unknown, especially after 10 years of follow-up (FU). METHODS: Cementless 28-mm MoM total hip arthroplasty bearings (Metasul) were implanted consecutively in 42 active women between 1996 and 2002...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955657/adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-occur-with-all-types-of-hip-replacement-not-just-metal-on-metal-hips-a-retrospective-observational-study-of-3340-revisions-for-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-from-the-national-joint-registry-for-england-wales-northern-ireland
#20
Gulraj S Matharu, Hemant G Pandit, David W Murray, Andrew Judge
BACKGROUND: Adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD) have resulted in the high short-term failure rates observed with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ARMD has recently been reported in non-metal-on-metal total hip replacements (non-MoM THRs) in a number of small cohort studies. However the true magnitude of this complication in non-MoM THRs remains unknown. We used a nationwide database to determine the risk of ARMD revision in all non-MoM THRs, and compared patient and surgical factors associated with ARMD revision between non-MoM and MoM hips...
December 13, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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