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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752911/validation-of-the-work-disability-physical-function-assessment-battery
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Christine M McDonough, Pengsheng Ni, Kara Peterik, Judith D Hershberg, Lesli R Bell, Leighton Chan, Diane E Brandt, Alan M Jette
OBJECTIVE: To examine the validity of the self-report Work-Disability Functional Assessment Battery (WD-FAB) physical function scales relative to clinician ratings of function and a performance-based functional capacity evaluation: the Physical Work Performance Evaluation (PWPE). DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Outpatient rehabilitation. PARTICIPANTS: Adults (n=50) participating in physical therapy for musculoskeletal conditions INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable...
May 9, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742468/native-septic-arthritis-is-not-an-immediate-surgical-emergency
#2
Nicolas Lauper, Marie Davat, Ergys Gjika, Camillo Müller, Wilson Belaieff, Didier Pittet, Benjamin A Lipsky, Didier Hannouche, Ilker Uçkay
Acute native joint septic arthritis is generally considered a surgical emergency, requiring drainage within hours, including during night, weekend or holiday shifts. However, there are few data supporting the need for the disruption caused by this degree of urgency. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all adult patients seen in our medical center from 1997-2015 with culture-proven septic arthritis and noted the epidemiology of sequelae, and their possible association with a delay in surgical drainage...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733032/reducing-work-related-musculoskeletal-symptoms-through-implementation-of-kiken-yochi-training-intervention-approach
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Noor Afifah Ya'acob, Emilia Zainal Abidin, Irniza Rasdi, Anita Abd Rahman, Suriani Ismail
BACKGROUND: Work tasks in pineapple plantations in Malaysia are characterised by non-ergonomic work postures, repetitive tasks, awkward posture and manual handling of work tools that contribute to the reporting of musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS). There have been very limited studies performed among pineapple plantation workers focusing on ergonomic intervention programs to specifically reduce MSS. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of work improvement module using a Kiken Yochi participatory approach intervention in reducing MSS among male migrant pineapple farm plantation workers in Pontian, Johor...
May 1, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729497/can-osteophytes-be-used-as-age-at-death-estimators-testing-correlations-in-skeletonized-human-remains-with-known-age-at-death
#4
Francisca Alves-Cardoso, Sandra Assis
Age-at-death estimation is one of the major challenges when establishing an adult skeleton biological profile. The presence of degenerative joint changes - e.g. osteophytes - has been regarded as a good postmaturity age indicator. This study assessed if a clear relationship between age and osteophytes exists. To accomplish this goal, a total of 16 joint surfaces, from the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle, were examined in 604 adult individuals, of both sexes from two Portuguese Identified collections...
April 22, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709007/chikungunya-virus-infection-in-aruba-diagnosis-clinical-features-and-predictors-of-post-chikungunya-chronic-polyarthralgia
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Ralph Huits, Jaclyn De Kort, Riemsdijk Van Den Berg, Luis Chong, Achilleas Tsoumanis, Kaat Eggermont, Koen Bartholomeeusen, Kevin K Ariën, Jan Jacobs, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Emmanuel Bottieau, Lieselotte Cnops
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) emerged in Aruba for the first time in 2014. We studied the clinical presentation of acute CHIKV infection and the contribution of serologic and molecular assays to its diagnosis. In a cohort of confirmed CHIKV cases, we analysed the frequency, duration and predictors of post-chikungunya chronic polyarthralgia (pCHIK-CPA), defined as joint pains lasting longer than 6 weeks or longer than 1 year. METHODOLOGY: Patient sera obtained within 10 days of symptom onset were tested for CHIKV, using an indirect immunofluorescence test for the detection of CHIKV-specific Immunoglobulin M (IgM) and post-hoc, by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688136/predictors-of-attack-performance-in-high-level-male-volleyball-players
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Dimitrios Challoumas, Andreas Artemiou
PURPOSE: In volleyball, teams win the majority of points through attacks ('spikes') and therefore attack effectiveness (AE) is one of the most important predictors of victory. Traditionally, greater vertical jump heights (VJH) and higher spike speeds (SS) have been thought to increase AE, however relevant research is limited. Our aim was to assess the relationship of VJH and SS with AE as well as identify possible associations of demographic and anthropometric factors, including common volleyball injuries, with VJH, SS and AE...
April 24, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671497/osteoarthritis-rapid-evidence-review
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Mark H Ebell
Osteoarthritis (OA) should be suspected in patients with pain in the fingers, shoulders, hips, knees, or ankles, especially if they are older than 40 years. Patients older than 50 years who have joint pain, minimal morning stiffness, and functional impairment likely have OA. Radiography can confirm the diagnosis and may be helpful before surgical referral, but findings generally do not correlate well with symptoms. Exercise, physical therapy, knee taping, and tai chi are beneficial for knee OA. Medical therapy provides modest benefits in pain reduction and functional improvement; however, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, tramadol, and other opioids have significant potential harms...
April 15, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648889/patient-reported-allergies-do-not-predict-poorer-promis-function-pain-and-depression-scores-following-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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Devon C Nixon, Brian M Cusworth, Jeremy J McCormick, Jeffrey E Johnson, Sandra E Klein
BACKGROUND: Identifying preoperative risk factors that may portend poorer operative outcomes remains a topic of current interest. In hip and knee arthroplasty patients, the presence of patient-reported allergies (PRAs) has been associated with worse pain and function after joint replacement. However, these results have not been replicated across studies, including in shoulder arthroplasty cases. The impact of PRAs on foot and ankle outcomes has yet to be studied. The purpose of our study was to evaluate whether PRAs influence patient-reported outcome in foot and ankle surgery...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619151/musculoskeletal-disorders-as-common-problems-among-iranian-nurses-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-study
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REVIEW
Ali Soroush, Mohammadbagher Shamsi, Neda Izadi, Behzad Heydarpour, Soheila Samadzadeh, Afshar Shahmohammadi
Background: Considering the importance of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) as one of the health consequences of job stress among nurses and significant contradictions in prevalence in different parts of the body, this study was carried out to determine the prevalence of MSDs among Iranian nurses. Methods: All published studies from June 2000 until June 2015 were considered in reliable databases such as PubMed, Google Scholar, Google search, Scopus, ScienceDirect, and Persian databases such as SID, Iran Medex, and Magiran...
2018: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596450/manual-muscle-testing-and-hand-held-dynamometry-in-people-with-inflammatory-myopathy-an-intra-and-interrater-reliability-and-validity-study
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Pierrette Baschung Pfister, Eling D de Bruin, Iris Sterkele, Britta Maurer, Rob A de Bie, Ruud H Knols
Manual muscle testing (MMT) and hand-held dynamometry (HHD) are commonly used in people with inflammatory myopathy (IM), but their clinimetric properties have not yet been sufficiently studied. To evaluate the reliability and validity of MMT and HHD, maximum isometric strength was measured in eight muscle groups across three measurement events. To evaluate reliability of HHD, intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC), the standard error of measurements (SEM) and smallest detectable changes (SDC) were calculated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584475/occupant-kinematics-of-the-hybrid-iii-thor-m-and-postmortem-human-surrogates-under-various-restraint-conditions-in-full-scale-frontal-sled-tests
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Devon L Albert, Stephanie M Beeman, Andrew R Kemper
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to compare the occupant kinematics of the Hybrid III (HIII), THOR-M, and postmortem human surrogates (PMHS) during full-scale frontal sled tests under 3 safety restraint conditions: knee bolster (KB), knee bolster and steering wheel airbag (KB/SWAB), and knee bolster airbag and steering wheel airbag (KBAB/SWAB). METHODS: A total of 20 frontal sled tests were performed with at least 2 tests performed per restraint condition per surrogate...
February 28, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582115/osteonecrosis-in-sickle-cell-disease-patients-from-bahia-brazil-a-cross-sectional-study
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Gildasio Daltro, Bruno Adelmo Franco, Thiago Batista Faleiro, Davi Araujo Veiga Rosário, Paula Braga Daltro, Vitor Fortuna
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe the clinical features of osteonecrosis (ON) in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients in Bahia, a Northeast state with the highest prevalence of the disease in Brazil. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2017, 283 cases of osteonecrosis in SCD patients were enrolled to analyse the age at diagnosis, genotype, gender, pain, distribution of the lesions and disease staging. MRI and radiograph were obtained at the participation. RESULTS: Of the 283 SCD cases, 120 (42...
March 26, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578869/orthopedic-injuries-in-professional-surfers-a-retrospective-study-at-a-single-orthopedic-center
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Eric Hohn, Sean Robinson, Jarrad Merriman, Robin Parrish, Warren Kramer
BACKGROUND: Literature regarding surfing injuries is scarce and most studies report a high number of minor injuries. Recent literature suggests that musculoskeletal injuries are more common than previously reported. In the mid 2000s, competitive surfing has seen an increase in aerial maneuvers, as they have become more highly rewarded by the judging panel, which may be contributing to a change in injury patterns. Our goal was to evaluate orthopedic injuries in professional surfers. HYPOTHESIS: Orthopedic injuries in professional surfers are diverse and have evolved with skill and technology...
March 23, 2018: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575958/overall-benefits-provided-by-orthopedic-surgical-intervention-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Hajime Ishikawa, Asami Abe, Toshihisa Kojima, Masayo Kojima, Naoki Ishiguro, Yumi Nomura, Hiroshi Otani, Eriko Hasegawa, Daisuke Kobayashi, Satoshi Ito, Kiyoshi Nakazono, Akira Murasawa
OBJECTIVES: To clarify systemic effects of orthopedic surgical intervention in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study was performed in RA patients who were scheduled to have primary elective orthopedic surgeries. Assessments were performed at baseline, 6 and 12 months after surgery using J-HAQ, General Health, EQ-5D, BDI-II, DAS28-CRP(4) and CRP for all registered patients, DASH and grip power for patients with upper-extremity surgeries, TUG for patients with lower-extremity surgeries, and JSSF for patients with ankle and forefoot surgeries...
April 16, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575183/giant-cell-tumour-of-tendon-sheath-a-10-year-study-from-a-tertiary-care-centre
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R Kumar, V Bharani, N Gupta, K Gupta, P Dey, R Srinivasan, A Rajwanshi
INTRODUCTION: Cytology of giant cell tumour of tendon sheath (GCTTS) is often sufficient to diagnose this lesion and has been previously described in small series. The present study was undertaken to evaluate detailed cytomorphological features and differential diagnostic entities and pitfalls in the diagnosis. METHODS: All the cases of GCTTS reported on FNAC were retrieved from July 2007 to June 2017. The cases were reviewed for various cytomorphological features, which were correlated with follow-up histopathology wherever available...
March 25, 2018: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547446/long-term-retention-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-training-during-residency
#16
Robert W Irwin, Jeffrey Smith, S Barry Issenberg
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) developed milestones for evaluation of resident physicians that include proper musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) examination of major joints. To date, there have been no published data demonstrating acquisition and retention of these skills and correlation with the milestone evaluation. The investigators developed and implemented a curriculum in musculoskeletal ultrasound examination for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residents at a large academic medical center...
March 15, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545686/the-effects-of-upper-and-lower-limb-position-on-symmetry-of-vertical-ground-reaction-force-during-sit-to-stand-in-chronic-stroke-subjects
#17
Jae Hong Lee, Dong Ki Min, Han Seong Choe, Jin Hwan Lee, So Hong Shin
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of arm and leg posture elements on symmetrical weight bearing during Sit to Stand tasks in chronic stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were diagnosed with stroke and 22 patients (15 males and 7 females) participated in this study. All participants performed Sit to Stand tasks on three foot postures and two arm postures. Two force plates were used to measure peak of vertical ground reaction force and symmetrical ratio to peak Fz...
February 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525033/rehabilitation-common-problems-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Kevin E Wilk, Christopher A Arrigo
There are numerous complications that can occur following a musculoskeletal injury or surgery in the sporting population. Prevention of the most frequent complications is the key in any successful rehabilitation program, but occasionally problems do occur. A thorough well-designed postoperative or postinjury rehabilitation program may prevent these problems. However, if complications do arise, a team approach among the parties involved in the process to develop an evidenced-based treatment program designed for the underlying complication can successfully treat these issues...
April 2018: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498192/accuracy-of-digital-radiography-regional-scaling-factors-for-trauma
#19
David Drynan, Milford McArthur, Ashray Vohora, Darren Hinton, Grant Menegon, Matthew P R Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Surgical planning in trauma is essential for optimal patient care and best patient outcomes. Digital radiography has improved the availability, convenience and access to radiographs worldwide as used in every trauma centre in Australia. One shortcoming, however, is the variability in magnification error associated with different anatomic regions. Accurate assessment of radiographs is paramount to proper surgical planning. METHODS: A retrospective review of 513 post-operative trauma radiographs of implants at a single centre, collected from January 2015 to August 2016, was measured by the four individual investigators...
April 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494748/trends-in-medicare-reimbursement-for-orthopedic-procedures-2000-to-2016
#20
Adam E M Eltorai, Wesley M Durand, Jack M Haglin, Lee E Rubin, Arnold-Peter C Weiss, Alan H Daniels
Understanding trends in reimbursement is critical to the financial sustainability of orthopedic practices. Little research has examined physician fee trends over time for orthopedic procedures. This study evaluated trends in Medicare reimbursements for orthopedic surgical procedures. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule was examined for Current Procedural Terminology code values for the most common orthopedic and nonorthopedic procedures between 2000 and 2016. Prices were adjusted for inflation to 2016-dollar values...
March 1, 2018: Orthopedics
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