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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181352/a-case-report-of-dual-incision-technique-for-total-femur-arthroplasty-as-a-salvage-procedure-in-infected-non-unions
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Aniruddh Agrawal, Vinod Agrawal, Sandeepkumar Yadav, Shushil K Soni, Sawan Kumar Pawar
Introduction: Total femur arthroplasty (TFA) is a rare salvage limb procedure which serves as an effective alternative to limb amputation. Most commonly, it is indicated for oncologic orthopedic cases, and very few cases of a purely traumatic history for TFA have been documented. The decision to perform this complex procedure involves paying careful attention to reconstructive needs and functional expectations of the patient. Alternatives to this procedure are quite detrimental and include hip disarticulation and above-the-knee amputation...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173893/a-novel-in-hospital-meal-service-improves-protein-and-energy-intake
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Dorian N Dijxhoorn, Manon G A van den Berg, Wietske Kievit, Julia Korzilius, Joost P H Drenth, Geert J A Wanten
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Improvement of hospital meal services is a strategy to optimize protein and energy intake and prevent or treat malnutrition during hospitalization. FoodforCare (FfC) is a new concept comprising 6-protein-rich meals per day, provided directly at the bedside following proactive advice from a nutritional assistant. Our aim is to investigate whether this new concept, FfC, improves dietary intake and patient satisfaction, compared to the traditional 3-meals a day service (TMS)...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156848/nomograms-for-prognostic-factors-of-spinal-giant-cell-tumor-combining-traditional-clinical-characteristics-with-inflammatory-biomarkers-after-gross-total-resection
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Jialin Li, Bo Li, Pingting Zhou, Jian Zhao, Zhipeng Wu, Xinghai Yang, Haifeng Wei, Tianrui Chen, Jianru Xiao
Giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone is a common primary bone tumor, which exhibits local aggressiveness and recurrent potential, especially for the spinal lesion. Increasing evidence indicates that inflammation plays a vital role in tumorigenesis and progression. The prognostic value of inflammatory biomarkers in GCT has not been established. A retrospective analysis was conducted in patients with spinal GCT in Changzheng Hospital Orthopedic Oncological Center (CHOOC) between January 2005 and October 2015 and 129 patients were identified eligible...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137835/venous-thromboembolism-risk-and-prophylaxis-in-the-portuguese-hospital-care-setting-the-arte-study
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Daniel Ferreira, Joaquim Abreu de Sousa, Paulo Felicíssimo, Ana França
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a relatively common complication during hospital stay and determination of VTE risk is critical to choosing the best prophylactic strategy for each patient. OBJECTIVES: In the present study we studied the risk profile for VTE in hospitalized patients in a group of hospitals in Portugal. METHODS: Based on an open cohort of 4248 patients hospitalized in surgical, internal medicine, orthopedic or oncology departments, we determined thromboembolic risk at admission by applying a new score, modified from the Caprini and Khorana scores...
November 11, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129354/surgical-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-bone-metastases-in-germ-cell-tumors-a-case-series
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Alessandro Nini, Marcus Konieczny, Christian Winter, Achim Lusch, Rüdiger Krauspe, Peter Albers
OBJECTIVE: To report perioperative and oncological outcomes of patients with nodal and bone involvement treated with postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (PC-RPLND) and simultaneous bone resection (BR). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2016, 14 consecutive unselected TC patients with nodal and bone involvement underwent PC-RPLND and BR. Surgery was performed together with orthopedic surgeons. Standard PC-RPLNDs were performed in 4 patients...
November 9, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127246/non-oncologic-applications-of-pet-ct-and-pet-mr-in-musculoskeletal-orthopedic-and-rheumatologic-imaging-general-considerations-techniques-and-radiopharmaceuticals
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Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Kyle Basques, Ali Batouli, Mojtaba Olyaie, George Matcuk, Abass Alavi, Hossein Jadvar
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is often underutilized in the field of musculoskeletal imaging, with key reasons including the excellent performance of conventional musculoskeletal MRI, the limited spatial resolution of PET, and the lack of reimbursement for PET for non-oncologic musculoskeletal indications. However, with improvements in PET/CT and PET/MR imaging over the last decade as well as an increased understanding of the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal diseases, there is an emerging potential for PET as a primary or complementary modality in the management of rheumatologic and orthopedic patients...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106849/the-association-of-hypoalbuminemia-with-early-perioperative-outcomes-a-comprehensive-assessment-across-16-major-procedures
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Christian P Meyer, Arturo J Rios-Diaz, Deepansh Dalela, Praful Ravi, Akshay Sood, Julian Hanske, Felix K H Chun, Adam S Kibel, Stuart R Lipsitz, Maxine Sun, Quoc-Dien Trinh
BACKGROUND: Poor nutritional status is thought to influence peri- and postoperative outcomes. We assessed the association of hypoalbuminemia, a surrogate for poor nutritional status, with perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing one of 16 major surgical procedures. METHODS: Patients undergoing one of 16 major surgeries were identified using the ACS-NSQIP (2005-2011). Risk-adjusted logistic regression models examined the association of hypoalbuminemia on perioperative outcomes...
November 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079234/primary-tumor-and-tumor-like-lesions-of-bones-of-the-foot-single-center-experience-of-166-cases
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Devrim Özer, Osman Emre Aycan, Sait Turgay Er, Rahime Tanrıtanır, Yavuz Arıkan, Yavuz Selim Kabukçuoğlu
Primary bone tumors of the foot are rare lesions. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical manifestations, treatment modalities, and recurrences of various primary bone tumors of the foot from a specialized center for orthopedic oncology. Among 3681 musculoskeletal tumor cases, which were diagnosed and surgically treated in our hospital from 1983 to 2013, 166 primary tumor and tumor-like bone lesions of the foot (4.5%) were retrospectively reviewed regarding age, gender, localization, biopsy-revealed diagnosis, applied treatment modalities, follow-up period, and recurrence, if any...
November 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031873/does-specialty-matter-a-survey-on-176-italian-neurosurgeons-and-orthopaedic-spine-surgeons-confirms-similar-competency-for-common-spinal-conditions-and-supports-multidisciplinary-teams-in-comprehensive-and-complex-spinal-care
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Matteo Pejrona, Gabriele Ristori, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Fabrizio Ernesto Pregliasco, Pedro Berjano
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spine surgery is a multi-faceted sub-speciality requiring a breadth of knowledge and skill from different branches of medicine for the treatment of pathologies varying from degenerative to deformity, oncological, and trauma. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to investigate the self-perceived competency of spine surgeons in relation to different types of spinal procedures. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Survey study. METHODS: We conducted a survey on 176 surgeons (Orthopaedic surgeons and Neurosurgeons)...
October 11, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965548/posttreatment-imaging-in-orthopedic-oncology
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George J Watts V, Adam C Zoga, John A Abraham
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October 2017: Seminars in Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958177/use-of-minimally-invasive-spine-surgical-instruments-for-the-treatment-of-bone-tumors
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Russell A Reeves, Matthew C DeWolf, Peter J Shaughnessy, James B Ames, Eric R Henderson
Orthopedic oncologists often encounter patients with minor bony lesions that are difficult to access surgically and therefore require large exposures out of proportion to the severity of disease that confer significant patient morbidity. Minimally invasive surgical techniques offer the advantage of smaller incisions, shorter operative times, decreased tissue damage, and decreased costs. A variety of surgical procedures have emerged using minimally invasive technologies, particularly in the field of spine surgery...
October 4, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919293/correlation-between-histological-and-ultrasonographic-findings-of-soft-tissue-tumors-to-verify-the-possibility-of-cell-like-resolution-in-ultrasonography
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Ching-Lan Wu, Yi-Chen Lai, Hsin-Kai Wang, Paul Chih-Hsueh Chen, Hong-Jen Chiou
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to test the possibility of obtained cell-like resolution in soft tissue tumors on the basis of ultrasound echotexture. METHODS: This is a prospective study consisting of 57 patients (29 females and 28 males, age range: 9-83 years, average age: 44.5 years) with palpable soft tissue mass, referred from the Departments of Orthopedics and Oncology for ultrasound (US)-guided biopsy. The study was approved by the institutional review board (IRB) of our hospital...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891345/comparison-of-the-sensitivity-to-change-of-the-functional-independence-measure-with-the-assessment-of-motor-and-process-skills-within-different-rehabilitation-populations
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Silvana X Choo, Paul Stratford, Julie Richardson, Jackie Bosch, Susan M Pettit, Barbara J Ansley, Jocelyn E Harris
PURPOSE: To determine whether there was a difference in the sensitivity to change of the subscales of the Functional Independence Measure and the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills within three different post-acute inpatient rehabilitation populations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted retrospective chart review of patients consecutively admitted to inpatient rehabilitation units, with both admission and discharge Functional Independence Measure and Assessment of Motor and Process Skills scores...
September 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887645/pitfalls-in-soft-tissue-sarcoma-imaging-chronic-expanding-hematomas
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Kiarash Jahed, Behnaz Khazai, Monica Umpierrez, Ty K Subhawong, Adam D Singer
Solid or nodular enhancement is typical of soft tissue sarcomas although high grade soft tissue sarcomas and those with internal hemorrhage often appear heterogeneous with areas of nonenhancement and solid or nodular enhancement. These MRI findings often prompt an orthopedic oncology referral, a biopsy or surgery. However, not all masses with these imaging findings are malignant. We report the multimodality imaging findings of two surgically proven chronic expanding hematomas (CEH) with imaging features that mimicked sarcomas...
September 8, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870891/lidocaine-stimulates-the-function-of-natural-killer-cells-in-different-experimental-settings
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Juan P Cata, Maria F Ramirez, Jose F Velasquez, A I Di, Keyuri U Popat, Vijaya Gottumukkala, Dahlia M Black, Valerae O Lewis, Jean N Vauthey
BACKGROUND: One of the functions of natural killer (NK) cells is to eliminate cancer cells. The cytolytic activity of NK cells is tightly regulated by inhibitory and activation receptors located in the surface membrane. Lidocaine stimulates the function of NK cells at clinically relevant concentrations. It remains unknown whether this effect of lidocaine has an impact on the expression of surface receptors of NK cells, can uniformly stimulate across different cancer cell lines, and enhances the function of cells obtained during oncological surgery...
September 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866895/attendance-of-older-patients-with-bone-metastases-at-a-multidisciplinary-bone-metastases-clinic-an-8-year-experience
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Leah Drost, Vithusha Ganesh, Bo Angela Wan, Albert Yee, Michael Ford, Joel Finkelstein, Elizabeth David, Selina Chow, Edward Chow, Leigha Rowbottom
BACKGROUND: Bone metastases clinic (BMC) is a multidisciplinary clinic where patients with bony metastases are assessed in conjunction by orthopedic surgery, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, and palliative medicine teams. The objective of the study was to determine the number of older adult (OA) referrals made to BMC and to examine their case dispositions. METHODS: Patients who were referred to the BMC from 2007 to 2015 were included in the study. Demographic information including gender, age, Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS), primary cancer site and reason for referral, as well as case dispositions were recorded for each patient...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852837/skeletal-muscle-metastasis-from-the-most-common-carcinomas-orthopedic-surgeons-deal-with-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Juan Pretell-Mazzini, Jaime Zorrilla S de Neyra, Gonzalo Luengo-Alonso, Shai Shemesh
INTRODUCTION: There is scarce information in the literature dealing with the clinical presentation, management and oncologic outcomes of skeletal muscle metastases (SMM). We sought to perform a systematic review of the literature to investigate: (1) tumor characteristics of SMM, (2) therapeutic approach, and (3) oncological outcomes. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed using PubMed and EMBASE search engines. A total of 3231 references were reviewed and 49 studies were included...
August 29, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844199/cryopreservation-versus-fresh-frozen-meniscal-allograft-a-biomechanical-comparative-analysis
#18
Shukur Ahmad, Vivek Ajit Singh, Shamsul Iskandar Hussein
Meniscal allograft transplantation may be a better alternative for the treatment of irreparable meniscal injury compared to other forms of treatment. However, it remains to be seen whether the use fresh frozen allograft is better than cryopreserved allograft in treating this type of injury. We hypothesized that cryopreserved meniscal allograft would work better in maintaining the original biomechanical properties compared to fresh frozen ones, due to the lower amount of damage it incurs during the storage process...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795915/where-teachers-are-few-documenting-available-faculty-in-five-tanzanian-medical-schools
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Charles A Mkony, Ephata E Kaaya, Alex J Goodell, Sarah B Macfarlane
Background Faced with one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world, the Government of Tanzania is urging its medical schools to train more physicians. The annual number of medical students admitted across the country rose from 55 in the 1990s to 1,680 approved places for the 2015/16 academic year. These escalating numbers strain existing faculty. Objective To describe the availability of faculty in medical schools in Tanzania. Design We identified faculty lists published on the Internet by five Tanzanian medical schools for the 2011/12 academic year and analyzed the appointment status, rank, discipline, and qualifications of faculty members...
December 2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776631/diffuse-pigmented-villonodular-synovitis-as-a-rare-cause-of-graft-failure-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Rajiv Rajani, Liliana Ogden, Christopher J Matthews, C Parker Gibbs
This case report describes a 42-year-old woman who was diagnosed with pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) in the knee. The patient had received a bone-patella tendon-bone autograft reconstruction of her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) 22 years prior to her diagnosis of PVNS. After a traumatic event that tore her ACL graft, she underwent a second surgery to repair the initial reconstruction. However, her pain and joint instability remained unresolved. When radiolucent lesions in her tibia and femur were identified through a radiographic image, the patient was referred to the authors' orthopedic oncology clinic...
August 3, 2017: Orthopedics
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