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Marjo Renko, Niko Paalanne, Terhi Tapiainen, Matti Hinkkainen, Tytti Pokka, Sohvi Kinnula, Juha-Jaakko Sinikumpu, Matti Uhari, Willy Serlo
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a pervasive problem in surgery. Sutures coated or impregnated with triclosan might reduce the occurrence of SSIs, but evidence of their efficacy is limited, especially in children. METHODS: We designed a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial in patients who underwent elective or daytime emergency surgery at Oulu University Hospital (Oulu, Finland). We included children younger than 18 years staying in the paediatric surgery and orthopaedics ward for any elective or emergency surgery during the daytime and with anticipated use of absorbing sutures...
September 19, 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Y Hendricks, A O Amata
Objective: The aim of our study was to determine the specialty preferences and the reasons for those choices among medical interns and junior medical doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Guyana. Methods: A cross-sectional study of recent medical graduates at GPHC using anonymous self-administered questionnaires. Results: Of the study population of 66, 60 filled questionnaires were returned (response rate of 91.5%)...
December 28, 2015: West Indian Medical Journal
Catie Christensen, David Wessells, Michelle Byars, James Marrie, Shaun Coffman, Erin Gates, Mitch Selhorst
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Physical therapists (PTs) display positive attitudes toward evidence-based practice (EBP), and implementing it can improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. However, barriers can lead to inconsistent use of EBP. The objectives of this manuscript are to (i) describe the initiation and revisions to a knowledge translation (KT) programme, (ii) assess staff participation in KT, and (iii) evaluate availability, internal use and external dissemination of evidence-based recommendations and research...
September 4, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Maiken Wolderslund, Poul-Erik Kofoed, René Holst, Mette Axboe, Jette Ammentorp
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects on patients' outcome of the consultations when provided with: a Digital Audio Recording (DAR) of the consultation and a Question Prompt List (QPL). METHODS: This is a three-armed randomised controlled cluster trial. One group of patients received standard care, while the other two groups received either the QPL in combination with a recording of their consultation or only the recording. Patients from four outpatient clinics participated: Paediatric, Orthopaedic, Internal Medicine, and Urology...
August 29, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
Sherif N G Bishay, Mostafa H A El-Sherbini, Amre A Azzam, Ashraf A Lotfy
BACKGROUND: Rachitic genu varus is one of the common conditions among the Egyptian children, despite the shinning sun of Egypt all the year. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to estimate the incidence of rachitic genu varus among the Egyptian children, and to assess the risk factors contributing to it. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study recruited a total of 250 consecutive children, being 130 males and 120 females, with rachitic bow legs or genu varus, between 2 - 4 years of age, together with 250 controls of the same age group, out of a total number of 1900 children with other types of rickets, and other children's orthopaedic diseases, who presented to the National Institute of Neuromotor System in Egypt between September 2014 to September 2015...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Tank Gyaneshwar, Rustagi Nitesh, Tomar Sagar, Kothiyal Pranav, Nitesh Rustagi
PURPOSE: Literature suggests that the lower modulus of elasticity of titanium makes it ideal for use in children compared with stainless steel. Better fracture stability was observed in association with titanium nails on torsional and axial compression testing. However, stainless steel nails are stiffer than titanium counterparts, which may provide a rigid construct when fixing paediatric femoral shaft fractures. Complications have been observed more frequently by various researchers when titanium nails are used for fracture fixation in patients with increasing age or weight...
August 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
David Terry, Konstantinos Petridis, Matt Aiello, Anthony Sinclair, Chi Huynh, Louis Mazard, Hirminder Ubhi, Alex Terry, Elizabeth Hughes
AIM: There have been concerns about maintaining appropriate clinical staff levels in Emergency Departments in England.1 The aim of this study was to determine if Emergency Department attendees aged from 0-16 years could be managed by community pharmacists or hospital independent prescriber pharmacists with or without further advanced clinical practice training. METHOD: A prospective, 48 site, cross-sectional, observational study of patients attending Emergency Departments (ED) in England, UK was conducted...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Andre J Keenan, O J F Keenan, C Tubb, A M Wood, T Rowlands, S E Christensen
Large tibial defects present a challenging scenario for the orthopaedic surgeon, particularly in the paediatric patient. Most management options, such as the vascularised fibular graft or Ilizarov technique, require microsurgical techniques or specialist equipment. In an austere environment, acute shortening or limb amputation may be most appropriate. However, limb salvage may be achieved by ipsilateral fibular transfer. In a one-stage operation, the fibular graft is harvested and either placed in the tibial defect in an intramedullary position or secured to the tibia with screws...
July 22, 2016: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Hsuan-Kai Kao, Wei-Chun Lee, Wen-E Yang, Chia-Hsieh Chang
INTRODUCTION: Anterior humeral line (AHL) location is commonly used to evaluate sagittal alignment after fracture reduction in children with supracondylar humeral fractures. However, the position of the AHL for acceptable fracture reduction has not been validated by clinical outcome. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the location of AHL and range of elbow motion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 101 children who underwent closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for Gartland type III supracondylar humeral fractures between January 2009 and June 2014...
July 1, 2016: Injury
Mohammed Z Allouh, Mohammed M Al Barbarawi, Mohammad Y Hiasat, Mohammed A Al-Qaralleh, Emad I Ababneh
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma is a highly malignant brain tumour that usually leads to death. Several studies have reported a link between the distribution of ABO blood group antigens and a risk of developing specific types of cancer, although no consensus has been reached. This study aims to investigate the relationship between the distribution of ABO blood group antigens and the incidence of glioblastoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 115 glioblastoma patients who were diagnosed at King Abdullah University Hospital, Jordan, between 2004 and 2015...
June 30, 2016: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
T A Kwaees, Z Hakim, C Weerasinghe, P Dunkow
Introduction Citrobacter koseri is a well known cause of central nervous system infections in the paediatric setting. Musculoskeletal infections caused by C koseri are rare, with only 14 previously reported cases. We present the first recorded case of C koseri induced septic arthritis of the knee along with a review of the literature. Methods A search of the PubMed, Embase(®) and Google Scholar™ databases was undertaken. Only complete or near complete cases were reviewed. Findings Fourteen musculoskeletal infections were identified...
September 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Luisa Veronesi, Elisa Pia Merola, Miguel Schiavone, Cristiana Forni
: . Efficacy of splint with heel off-loaded in children with lower limbs plaster cast. Randomised open label trial. INTRODUCTION: Plasters cast are medical devices widely used in paediatric orthopaedics; however, few studies have addressed the occurrence and prevention of device-related complications. AIM: To evaluate whether positioning a custom made splint with heel off-loaded, would relieve pain, reduce care interventions, the materials to maintain heel unloading position and, at the same time, improve comfort and reduce pressure sores in children with lower limb plaster...
April 2016: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
D S Edwards, R H Richards
Trigger thumb, or stenosing tenovaginitis, is a relatively uncommon condition affecting the flexor pollicis longus tendon of children. The condition is characterized by the formation of a nodule within the tendon and thickening of the tendon sheath as it passes through the flexor pulley of the thumb at the level of the metacarpo-phalangeal joint. The optimum age for surgical intervention continues to be discussed. The aim of this study is to establish the temporal relationship and surgical variables to determine factors that may contribute to recurrence of the condition...
August 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
C Négrier, F Abdul Karim, L M Lepatan, A Lienhart, M F López-Fernández, J Mahlangu, I Pabinger, Y Li, D Wolko, C Voigt, I Jacobs, E Santagostino
INTRODUCTION: Recombinant factor IX fusion protein (rIX-FP) has been developed to improve the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of factor IX (FIX), allowing maintenance of desired FIX activity between injections at extended intervals, ultimately optimizing haemophilia B treatment. AIM: To determine the efficacy and safety of rIX-FP in the perioperative setting. METHODS: Subjects were adult and paediatric patients with severe to moderately severe haemophilia B (FIX ≤ 2%) participating in three Phase III clinical trials and undergoing a surgical procedure...
July 2016: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
I Aguado-Maestro, J C Abril, A Bañuelos Diaz, M García Alonso
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Arthrodiastasis consists of the mobilisation of the hip while distracted by a hinged distractor. The aim of our study is to show the results of the treatment of late-onset Perthes disease with this technique in our institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ambispective review of all the cases that underwent this surgery in our Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics between 2010 and 2014 with the following inclusion criteria: patients over 8 years old, with minimal deformity, and poor prognosis...
July 2016: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
Perajit Eamsobhana, Kamolporn Keawpornsawan
OBJECTIVES: Fractures of the proximal femur account for less than 1% of all children's fractures. Because of this, most orthopaedic surgeons lack enough experience in treating them. This adds to the rather high incidence of complications especially nonunion. At the time of this review there is no consensus on which method of treatment of the nonunion is the best. The objective of this study is to present our method of treatment to correct the nonunion without open reduction of the nonunion sites...
May 23, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
Vasiliki Matziou, Pantelis Perdikaris, Efrosyni Vlahioti, Vasia Dimitriou, Konstantinos Tsoumakas
UNLABELLED: Theme: Pain Background: In children and adolescents with cancer, as well as in their parents, the quality of life is affected due to pain experienced during their hospitalization. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to report and assess paediatric and parental opinions about the pain the paediatric patients suffer. METHODS: The sample of the study consisted of 92 paediatric cancer patients, 159 paediatric patients with musculoskeletal problems and one of their parents with the Paediatric Pain Questionnaire and the PedsQL-Family Impact Module...
May 9, 2016: Nursing Children and Young People
Rama Kishan, Balaji Saibaba, Vishal Kumar, Sameer Aggarwal
Conjoint bicondylar coronal plane fracture is a rare orthopaedic injury, associated with high-velocity trauma. The proposed mechanism is axially directed shear forces in a flexed knee. To the best of our literature search, only 2 cases of conjoint bicondylar coronal fracture have been published in English literature-1 each in adult and paediatric age group. Conjoint bicondylar coronal plane fracture with incarcerated patella has not yet been reported and hence this is the first report of its kind. We report on the clinical presentation, management and outcome of such a complex injury, along with a comprehensive, up-to-date literature review...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Kathryn E Ford, Lilli R L Cooper
INTRODUCTION: Medico-legal claims are a drain on NHS resources and promote defencive practice. The litigious burden of surgery in England has not been previously described. This paper describes trends over ten years of claims made against the NHS across 11 surgical specialities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were requested for all claims received by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) from 2004 to 2014. Surgical specialities included cardiothoracic, general, neurosurgery, obstetric, oral and maxillofacial (OMFS), orthopaedic, otorhinolaryngology, paediatric, plastic, urology and vascular surgery...
May 6, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Elena Samaila, Ingrid Bonetti, Costanza Bruno, Emanuele Argentini, Bruno Magnan
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Flexible flatfoot is one of the most common deformities in pediatric orthopaedics. Arthroeresis procedures are designed to correct this deformity. Among them, calcaneo-stop is a procedure with both biomechanical and proprioceptive properties. There could be other surgical procedure combined, such as a percutaneous Achilles tendon lengthening and the Gould tibialis posterior retension or Young tibialis anterior navicular tenosuspension. This study analyzed the clinical and sonographic results of 36 patients following flexible flatfoot surgical treatment with a calcaneo-stop arthroeresis combined with Achilles lengthening and a Young procedure...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
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