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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533694/the-improved-quality-of-postoperative-analgesia-after-intrathecal-morphine-does-not-result-in-improved-recovery-and-quality-of-life-in-the-first-6-months-after-orthopedic-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
#1
Nilufar Foadi, Matthias Karst, Anika Frese-Gaul, Niels Rahe-Meyer, Stefan Krömer, Christian Weilbach
OBJECTIVE: In orthopedic surgery, it is well known that the use of intrathecal morphine (ITM) leads to an improved quality of postoperative analgesia. Little is known how this improved analgesia affects the long-term course after surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind trial. SETTING: Academic medical center. SUBJECTS: Forty-nine patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement surgery in spinal anesthesia...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530768/perioperative-management-of-rheumatoid-medications-in-orthopedic-surgery
#2
Kunal Sindhu, Brian Cohen, Joseph A Gil
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disorder known to cause progressive joint destruction. Over time, untreated RA can lead to pain and increasing disability, making orthopedic intervention necessary. The treatment of RA revolves around a variety of medications that blunt the overall immune response. However, this may increase the risk of infection and impair wound healing. Given the nature of this disease, orthopedists frequently encounter patients with RA in the operative setting. To optimize surgical outcomes, orthopedists must carefully manage and pay special attention to the adverse side effects of the complicated medication regimens of these patients perioperatively...
May 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529866/which-orthopaedic-patients-are-infected-with-gram-negative-non-fermenting-rods
#3
Omid Jamei, Shpresa Gjoni, Besa Zenelaj, Benjamin Kressmann, Wilson Belaieff, Didier Hannouche, Ilker Uçkay
Background : 1(st) and 2(nd) generation cephalosporins used for perioperative prophylaxis in orthopaedic surgery do not cover non-fermenting Gram-negative rods (NFR). Methods: Epidemiological cohort study of adult patients operated for orthopedic infections between 2004 and 2014 with perioperative cefuroxim or vancomycin prophylaxis. Exclusion of polyneuropathic ischemic foot infections and septic bursitis cases. Results: Of the total 1840 surgical procedures in the study, 430 grew Gram-negative pathogens (23%), of which 194 (11%) were due to NFR and 143 (8%) to Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
2017: J Bone Jt Infect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529861/local-intra-wound-administration-of-powdered-antibiotics-in-orthopaedic-surgery
#4
REVIEW
Andrew N Fleischman, Matthew S Austin
Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common complications after orthopaedic surgery, leading to significant morbidity and its associated costs. Surgical guidelines strongly recommend the use of systemic antibiotic prophylaxis to reduce the risk for developing SSI. Locally administered powdered antibiotics have the potential to provide remarkably high intra-wound concentrations without risk for systemic toxicity. However, a paucity of high quality evidence in the orthopaedic literature has prevented widespread adoption of this technique...
2017: J Bone Jt Infect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529195/rapid-web-based-platform-for-assessment-of-orthopedic-surgery-patient-care-milestones-a-2-year-validation
#5
Kenneth R Gundle, Dayne T Mickelson, Arien Cherones, Jason Black, Doug P Hanel
OBJECTIVE: To determine the validity, feasibility, and responsiveness of a new web-based platform for rapid milestone-based evaluations of orthopedic surgery residents. SETTING: Single academic medical center, including a trauma center and pediatrics tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Forty residents (PG1-5) in an orthopedic residency program and their faculty evaluators. METHODS: Residents and faculty were trained and supported in the use of a novel trainee-initiated web-based evaluation system...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527684/patient-perceptions-regarding-outpatient-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties
#6
R Michael Meneghini, Mary Ziemba-Davis
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing interest in outpatient total joint arthroplasty (TJA) in the orthopedic community, but how patients feel about outpatient TJA is unknown. The purpose of this study was to understand patient perspectives on hip and knee replacements performed in an outpatient setting. METHODS: We surveyed 110 consecutive patients scheduled for primary TJA in an academic suburban arthroplasty practice regarding their knowledge and perceptions of outpatient TJA...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526202/capnocytophaga-canimorsus-an-underestimated-cause-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection
#7
Marcel Orth, Patrick Orth, Konstantinos Anagnostakos
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a major clinical problem in orthopedic surgery. Capnocytophaga canimorsus (C. canimorsus) is an unusual and hardly detectable bacterium. A review of the literature indicates that C. canimorsus affects mainly immunocompromised patients. It has not been reported to cause periprosthetic joint infections in immunocompetent patients so far. This case report aims to raise awareness of C. canimorsus in orthopedic surgery with special regard to joint arthroplasty...
May 16, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525491/surgery-for-chronic-traumatic-atlantoaxial-dislocation-associated-with-myelopathy
#8
Lingjun Wang, Yong Gu, Liang Chen, Huilin Yang
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of myelopathy caused by atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No reports to date have accurately evaluated the results of surgery for delayed myelopathy for patients with chronic AAD. Thus, the appropriate surgical time and methods of decompression and fusion remain a hot debate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our study, 18 patients underwent decompression, fixation, and fusion...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525482/artificial-cervical-disk-replacement-for-the-treatment-of-adjacent-segment-disease-after-anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion
#9
Sheng Bin, Huang Xiangwang, Xiao Sheng, Xiang Tiecheng, Liu Xiangyang, Zhang Yi, Liu Bin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of artificial cervical disk replacement (ACDR) for the treatment of adjacent segment disease (ASD) after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is the useful procedure for degenerative cervical diseases. However, studies have reported accelerated degeneration of functional spinal units adjacent to the fusion site after ACDF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2004 and January 2011, 32 inpatients (18 male, 14 female; age, 38-61 y; mean, 48 y) underwent ACDR for the treatment of ASD after previous ACDF (single-level: n=12; 2-level: n=15; 3-level: n=5)...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523331/conventional-chondrosarcoma-in-the-right-hand-with-the-invasion-of-the-pisiform-and-the-hamate-bones-case-report
#10
Daniel LaurenŢiu Pop, Andrei Gheorghe Marius Motoc, Horia George Hărăguş, Bogdan Cătălin Ciupe, Mihaela Iacob, Dinu Vermeşan, Radu Prejbeanu, Daniel Claudiu MaliŢa, Carmen Lăcrămioara Zamfir, Roxana Folescu
Chondrosarcoma is a malignant hyaline cartilage forming tumor. It is a rare pathology, with an estimated incidence of one in 200 000 individuals per year. It appears in two forms: primary, representing 90% of all cases and secondary emergence that develops on preexistent lesions. Primary chondrosarcomas are uncommon in the hand, with a frequency of only 1.5-3.2% of all chondrosarcomas. In conventional chondrosarcoma (cCS), the histological malignancy grading represents the main prognostic factor for surgical planning and prognosis...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521832/recurrent-symphysitis-culminating-in-pelvic-ring-fracture-after-hyperextended-transurethral-prostate-resection-and-vaporization-with-symphysis-erosion-a-case-report
#11
Holger Gerullis, Arne Eitzen, Jens Uphoff, Fadi Daaboul, Ajay Chavan, Leander Ermert, Friedhelm Wawroschek, Alexander Winter
BACKGROUND: Short-term and long-term complications of transurethral prostate resection can be different in nature. Capsule perforation and subsequent fistulation after resection and electrovaporization is seldom reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report the case of a 79-year-old caucasian man with capsule perforation after transurethral prostate resection and electrovaporization resulting in a severe and recurrent symphysitis and subsequent pelvic ring fracture...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516353/physical-hazard-safety-awareness-among-healthcare-workers-in-tanta-university-hospitals-egypt
#12
Rania M El-Sallamy, Ibrahim Ali Kabbash, Sanaa Abd El-Fatah, Asmaa El-Feky
Hospital workers are exposed to many occupational hazards that may threaten their health and safety. Physical hazards encountered in hospital working environment include temperature, illumination, noise, electrical injuries, and radiation. To assess the awareness of healthcare workers (HCWs) about physical hazards in Tanta university hospitals, this cross-sectional study included 401 HCWs (physicians, nurses, technicians, and workers) from seven departments (general surgery, orthopedics, radiology, ophthalmology, kitchen, incinerator, and laundry)...
May 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515749/thromboembolic-complications-after-an-ankle-joint-open-fracture-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-the-lower-limbs
#13
Tomasz Stankowski, Sleiman Sebastian Aboul-Hassan, Piotr Stępiński, Anna Szymańska, Jakub Marczak, Romuald Cichoń
A 55-year-old patient was admitted to the Department of Orthopedics due to an open fracture in the right ankle joint. On the seventh day of hospitalization the patient experienced a transient ischemic attack. During the next day, dyspnea, chest pain and a 'rider' type pulmonary embolism in the pulmonary trunk occluding both pulmonary arteries and its branches were diagnosed. The patient was transferred to the Department of Cardiac Surgery. He underwent pulmonary embolectomy for massive pulmonary, right and left atrial embolism, and left ventricular embolism...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514321/patient-blood-management-in-major-orthopedic-surgery-less-erythropoietin-and-more-iron
#14
Emmanuel Rineau, Alexandra Stoyanov, Emmanuel Samson, Laurent Hubert, Sigismond Lasocki
Erythropoietin (EPO) is proposed preoperatively to reduce blood transfusion in anemic patients (hemoglobin < 13 g/dL) scheduled for a major orthopedic surgery. New intravenous iron formulations allow infusion of higher doses, increasing EPO response. In that context, we evaluated in a before-after study (n = 62 and 65 patients for each period) a new EPO administration protocol (2 injections 4 and 3 weeks before surgery, and a third if hemoglobin <13 g/dL instead of <15 g/dL 2 weeks before surgery)...
May 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514242/risks-of-cardiovascular-adverse-events-and-death-in-patients-with-previous-stroke-undergoing-emergency-noncardiac-nonintracranial-surgery-the-importance-of-operative-timing
#15
Mia N Christiansen, Charlotte Andersson, Gunnar H Gislason, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Robert D Sanders, Per Føge Jensen, Mads E Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: The outcomes of emergent noncardiac, nonintracranial surgery in patients with previous stroke remain unknown. METHODS: All emergency surgeries performed in Denmark (2005 to 2011) were analyzed according to time elapsed between previous ischemic stroke and surgery. The risks of 30-day mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events were estimated as odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs using adjusted logistic regression models in a priori defined groups (reference was no previous stroke)...
May 17, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513977/use-of-high-performance-polymers-as-dental-implant-abutments-and-frameworks-a-case-series-report
#16
Mohammad Al-Rabab'ah, Wala'a Hamadneh, Ismail Alsalem, Ameen Khraisat, Ashraf Abu Karaky
Dental implant abutments can be made of different materials including titanium, gold, zirconia, alumina, and polymeric materials. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a high performance thermoplastic polymer that can be used as a dental implant abutment material. It has an elastic modulus comparable to bone and can reduce stress shielding. PEEK is a radiolucent material that can allow better radiographic imaging of peri-implant tissues and can be veneered with composite materials or bonded to ceramics. PEEK is widely used in orthopedic and spinal surgeries, and it possesses mechanical and biological characteristics that encourage its use as dental implant abutments...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511590/temperature-rise-in-kirschner-wires-inserted-using-two-drilling-methods-forward-and-oscillation
#17
Scott Richard Anderson, Serkan Inceoglu, Montri D Wongworawat
BACKGROUND: Kirschner wires (K-wires) are commonly used in orthopedic surgery. However, the loosening of the pins can lead to delayed or improper healing or infection. Wire loosening can occur by thermal necrosis that occurs due to heat produced during wire insertion. Although the parameters that affect temperature rise in cortical bone during wire insertion and drilling have been studied, the effect of drilling mode (oscillation versus forward) is unknown. The purpose of this study was to compare the temperature changes occurring in cortical bone during wire insertions by oscillating and forward drills...
May 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508148/thermographic-skin-temperature-measurement-compared-with-cold-sensation-in-predicting-the-efficacy-and-distribution-of-epidural-anesthesia
#18
Arnoud A Bruins, Kay R J Kistemaker, Annemieke Boom, John H G M Klaessens, Rudolf M Verdaasdonk, Christa Boer
Due to the high rates of epidural failure (3-32%), novel techniques are required to objectively assess the successfulness of an epidural block. In this study we therefore investigated whether thermographic temperature measurements have a higher predictive value for a successful epidural block when compared to the cold sensation test as gold standard. Epidural anesthesia was induced in 61 patients undergoing elective abdominal, thoracic or orthopedic surgery. A thermographic picture was recorded at 5, 10 and 15 min following epidural anesthesia induction...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508094/-current-shi-physician-legislation-succession-rules-for-surgical-seats-surgical-vacancies-can-be-filled-with-orthopedic-trauma-surgery-specialists-only-within-narrow-limits
#19
REVIEW
Anna Lauber
It is a physician's certified continuing medical education category-rather than their actual medical activity, in this case in the field of trauma surgery-that is decisive in filling statutory health insurance (SHI) practice vacancies. This evaluation arising from §16 of the requirement planning guideline applies accordingly when filling physician vacancies. Thus physician vacancies or statutory health insurance (SHI) practice places can only be filled by a physician in the same physician group in line with requirement planning...
May 15, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507884/a-retrospective-analysis-of-complications-associated-with-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-in-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#20
Kevork Hindoyan, Justin Tilan, Zorica Buser, Jeremiah R Cohen, Darrel S Brodke, Jim A Youssef, Jong-Beom Park, S Tim Yoon, Hans-Joerg Meisel, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to quantify the frequency of complications associated with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) use in anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). METHODS: The orthopedic subset of the Medicare database (PearlDiver) was queried for this retrospective cohort study using International Statistical Classification of Diseases 9 (ICD-9) and Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes for ALIF procedures with and without rhBMP-2 between 2005 and 2010...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
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