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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811991/systematic-review-of-the-outcomes-of-surgical-treatment-of-prostate-metastases-to-the-spine
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Michelle J Clarke, Camilo A Molina, Daryl R Fourney, Charles G Fisher, Ziya L Gokaslan, Meic H Schmidt, Laurence D Rhines, Michael G Fehlings, Ilya Laufer, Shreyaskumar R Patel, Y Raja Rampersaud, Jeremy Reynolds, Dean Chou, Chetan Bettegowda, Ehud Mendel, Michael H Weber, Daniel M Sciubba
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVE: Surgical decompression and reconstruction of symptomatic spinal metastases has improved the quality of life in cancer patients. However, most data has been collected on cohorts of patients with mixed tumor histopathology. We systematically reviewed the literature for prognostic factors specific to the surgical treatment of prostate metastases to the spine. METHODS: A systemic review of the literature was conducted to answer the following questions: Question 1...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803817/6mwt-can-identify-type-3-sma-patients-with-neuromuscular-junction-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Maria Carmela Pera, Marco Luigetti, Marika Pane, Giorgia Coratti, Nicola Forcina, Lavinia Fanelli, Elena S Mazzone, Laura Antonaci, Leonardo Lapenta, Concetta Palermo, Domiziana Ranalli, Giuseppe Granata, Mauro Lomonaco, Serenella Servidei, Eugenio Mercuri
The aim of the study was to establish if the decrease in gait velocity on the 6 minute walk test relates to signs of neuromuscular junction dysfunction in spinal muscular atrophy type 3 patients. 6 minute walk test and low-rate repetitive nerve stimulation test were performed in fifteen ambulant patients with spinal muscular atrophy type 3 of age between 9 and 66 years. The 6 minute walk distance ranged between 66 and 575 m. The difference between the first and the 6th minute ranged between 0 and -69%. The low-rate repetitive nerve stimulation test measured in % of loss ranged between -31...
July 14, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799444/the-msoac-approach-to-developing-performance-outcomes-to-measure-and-monitor-multiple-sclerosis-disability
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Nicholas G LaRocca, Lynn D Hudson, Richard Rudick, Dagmar Amtmann, Laura Balcer, Ralph Benedict, Robert Bermel, Ih Chang, Nancy D Chiaravalloti, Peter Chin, Jeffrey A Cohen, Gary R Cutter, Mat D Davis, John DeLuca, Peter Feys, Gordon Francis, Myla D Goldman, Emily Hartley, Raj Kapoor, Fred Lublin, Gary Lundstrom, Paul M Matthews, Nancy Mayo, Richard Meibach, Deborah M Miller, Robert W Motl, Ellen M Mowry, Rob Naismith, Jon Neville, Jennifer Panagoulias, Michael Panzara, Glenn Phillips, Ann Robbins, Matthew F Sidovar, Kathryn E Smith, Bjorn Sperling, Bernard Mj Uitdehaag, Jerry Weaver
BACKGROUND: The Multiple Sclerosis Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC) was formed by the National MS Society to develop improved measures of multiple sclerosis (MS)-related disability. OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess the current literature and available data on functional performance outcome measures (PerfOs) and (2) to determine suitability of using PerfOs to quantify MS disability in MS clinical trials. METHODS: (1) Identify disability dimensions common in MS; (2) conduct a comprehensive literature review of measures for those dimensions; (3) develop an MS Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) data standard; (4) create a database of standardized, pooled clinical trial data; (5) analyze the pooled data to assess psychometric properties of candidate measures; and (6) work with regulatory agencies to use the measures as primary or secondary outcomes in MS clinical trials...
August 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765802/clinical-gait-analysis-on-a-patient-undergoing-surgical-correction-of-kyphosis-from-severe-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Ram Haddas, Theodore Belanger
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the axial skeleton, including the sacroiliac joints, costovertebral joints, and the spine. Patients with AS found to have an alter gait pattern. The purpose of this study was to investigate biomechanical alterations in gait after surgical correction in a patient with severe kyphosis from AS. METHODS: A case report in controlled laboratory study, a pretest-posttest design...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760171/utility-of-ambulance-data-for-real-time-syndromic-surveillance-a-pilot-in-the-west-midlands-region-united-kingdom
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Dan Todkill, Paul Loveridge, Alex J Elliot, Roger A Morbey, Obaghe Edeghere, Tracy Rayment-Bishop, Chris Rayment-Bishop, John E Thornes, Gillian Smith
Introduction The Public Health England (PHE; United Kingdom) Real-Time Syndromic Surveillance Team (ReSST) currently operates four national syndromic surveillance systems, including an emergency department system. A system based on ambulance data might provide an additional measure of the "severe" end of the clinical disease spectrum. This report describes the findings and lessons learned from the development and preliminary assessment of a pilot syndromic surveillance system using ambulance data from the West Midlands (WM) region in England...
August 1, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739238/characteristics-of-fixed-wing-air-ambulance-transports-in-victoria-australia
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Ashleigh J Delorenzo, Jeremy W Abetz, Emily Andrew, Anthony de Wit, Brett Williams, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVE: Air medical transport is important for the transfer of patients in the prehospital and interhospital environment. Few studies have described the services provided by fixed wing ambulances or the broader clinical profiles of patients they transport. Such information may be useful for the planning and allocation of resources, assistance with training, and refining clinical protocols. We sought to describe the characteristics of patients transported by fixed wing aircraft at Air Ambulance Victoria (AAV) and the service AAV provides in Victoria, Australia...
July 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739181/delayed-onset-of-ambulation-in-boys-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-potential-use-as-an-endpoint-in-clinical-trials
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Jacob J Gissy, Teresa Johnson, Deborah J Fox, Anil Kumar, Emma Ciafaloni, Anthonie J van Essen, Holly L Peay, Ann Martin, Ann Lucas, Richard S Finkel
Individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) often exhibit delayed motor and cognitive development, including delayed onset of ambulation. Data on age when loss of independent ambulation occurs are well established for DMD; however, age at onset of walking has not been well described. We hypothesize that an effective medication given in early infancy would advance the age when walking is achieved so that it is closer to age-matched norms, and that this discrete event could serve as the primary outcome measure in a clinical trial...
July 21, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728587/minimally-invasive-unilateral-pedicle-screws-and-a-translaminar-facet-screw-fixation-and-interbody-fusion-for-treatment-of-single-segment-lower-lumbar-vertebral-disease-surgical-technique-and-preliminary-clinical-results
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Peng Huang, Yiguo Wang, Jiao Xu, Bo Xiao, Jianheng Liu, Luyang Che, Keya Mao
BACKGROUND: Conventional open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) using unilateral pedicle screws and a translaminar facet screw has been performed for many years with good results. The outcomes of minimally invasive TLIF (MIS TLIF) are similar to the good outcomes of open TLIF, with the additional benefits of reducing iatrogenic injury, shortening hospital stays, and reducing the recovery duration. Instead of using small cuts on both sides, we performed MIS TLIF through a single cut using unilateral pedicle screws and a translaminar facet screw...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720723/profile-and-outcomes-of-critically-ill-children-in-a-lower-middle-income-country
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Muhammad Irfan Habib, Khalid Mehmood A Khan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical profile and outcome of critically ill children presenting to a paediatric ED in a lower middle-income country. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of children (<14 years) presenting to the ED of the National Institute of Child Health, Karachi, between January and December 2014 who were assigned to acuity 1 (requiring immediate life-saving interventions) according to the Emergency Severity Index. Data included demographic variables, presenting complaints, interventions and outcomes in the ED...
July 18, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716636/a-simplified-clinical-prediction-rule-for-prognosticating-independent-walking-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-prospective-study-from-a-canadian-multicenter-spinal-cord-injury-registry
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Katharine E Hicks, Yichen Zhao, Nader Fallah, Carly Rivers, Vanessa Noonan, Tova Plashkes, Eugene K Wai, Darren M Roffey, Eve Tsai, Jerome Paquet, Najmedden Attabib, Travis Marion, Henry Ahn, Philippe Phan
BACKGROUND: Context: Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating condition with limited treatment options for neurological or functional recovery. The ability to predict the prognosis of walking post-injury with emerging prediction models could aid in rehabilitation strategies and reintegration into the community. PURPOSE: To re-validate an existing clinical prediction model for independent ambulation (van Middendorp et al. 2011) utilising acute and long-term post-injury follow-up data, and to investigate the accuracy of a simplified model using prospectively collected data from a Canadian multicenter SCI database, the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR)...
July 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711423/randomized-trial-of-intelligent-sensor-system-for-early-illness-alerts-in-senior-housing
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Marilyn Rantz, Lorraine J Phillips, Colleen Galambos, Kari Lane, Gregory L Alexander, Laurel Despins, Richelle J Koopman, Marjorie Skubic, Lanis Hicks, Steven Miller, Andy Craver, Bradford H Harris, Chelsea B Deroche
OBJECTIVES: Measure the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of using sensor data from an environmentally embedded sensor system for early illness recognition. This sensor system has demonstrated in pilot studies to detect changes in function and in chronic diseases or acute illnesses on average 10 days to 2 weeks before usual assessment methods or self-reports of illness. DESIGN: Prospective intervention study in 13 assisted living (AL) communities of 171 residents randomly assigned to intervention (n=86) or comparison group (n=85) receiving usual care...
July 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692198/longitudinal-community-walking-activity-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Eileen G Fowler, Loretta A Staudt, Kent R Heberer, Susan E Sienko, Cathleen E Buckon, Anita M Bagley, Michael D Sussman, Craig M McDonald
INTRODUCTION: Natural history studies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have not included measures of community ambulation. METHODS: Step activity (SA) monitors quantified community ambulation in 42 boys with DMD (4-16 years) with serial enrollment up to 5 years using a repeated measures mixed model. Additionally, data were compared to 10-meter walk/run (10mWR) speed to determine validity and sensitivity. RESULTS: There was a significant decline in average strides/day and all stride rates (low, moderate, high, pediatric high) as a function of age (P<0...
July 10, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675113/low-levels-of-physical-activity-during-critical-illness-and-weaning-the-evidence-reality-gap
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Bronwen A Connolly, Jessica L Mortimore, Abdel Douiri, Joleen W Rose, Nicholas Hart, Susan C Berney
BACKGROUND: Physical rehabilitation can benefit critically ill patients during intensive care unit (ICU) admission, but routine clinical practice remains inconsistent nor examined in prolonged mechanical ventilation patients transferred to a specialist ventilator weaning unit (VWU). Behavioral mapping is a sampling approach that allows detailed reporting of physical activity profiles. The objective of this study was to characterize the physical activity profile of critically ill patients in a UK ICU and VWU...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655080/-a-retrospective-controlled-clinical-study-of-single-incision-plus-one-port-laparoscopic-surgery-for-sigmoid-colon-and-upper-rectal-cancer
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G X Li, J M Li, Y N Wang, H J Deng, T Y Mou, H Liu
Objective: To evaluate the short-term and oncologic outcomes of single-incision plus one port laparoscopic surgery (SILS+ 1) for sigmoid colon and upper rectal cancer. Methods: The clinic data of 46 patients with sigmoid colon and upper rectal cancer underwent SILS+ 1 at Department of General Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University from September 2013 to September 2014 were retrospectively reviewed (SILS+ 1 group). After generating 1∶1 ration propensity scores given the covariates of age, gender, body mass index, American Society of Anesthesiologists score, surgeons, tumor location, the distance of tumor from anal, tumor diameter, and pathologic TNM stage, 46 patients with sigmoid colon and upper rectal cancer underwent conventional laparoscopic surgery (CLS) in the same time were matched as CLS group...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650398/predictors-of-functional-change-in-a-skilled-nursing-facility-population
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Allison M Gustavson, Jason R Falvey, Jeri E Forster, Jennifer E Stevens-Lapsley
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Inability to obtain sufficient gains in function during a skilled nursing facility (SNF) stay impacts patients' functional trajectories and susceptibility to adverse events. The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of functional change in patients temporarily residing in an SNF following hospitalization. METHODS: One hundred forty patients admitted to a single SNF from the hospital who had both evaluation and discharge measures of physical function documented were included...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645460/associations-between-timing-of-corticosteroid-treatment-initiation-and-clinical-outcomes-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Sunkyung Kim, Yong Zhu, Paul A Romitti, Deborah J Fox, Daniel W Sheehan, Rodolfo Valdez, Dennis Matthews, Brent J Barber
The long-term efficacy of corticosteroid treatment and timing of treatment initiation among Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients is not well-understood. We used data from a longitudinal, population-based DMD surveillance program to examine associations between timing of treatment initiation (early childhood [before or at age 5 years], late childhood [after age 5 years], and naïve [not treated]) and five clinical outcomes (age at loss of ambulation; ages at onset of cardiomyopathy, scoliosis, and first fracture; and pulmonary function)...
June 5, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641984/bi-objective-approach-for-placing-ground-and-air-ambulance-base-and-helipad-locations-in-order-to-optimize-ems-response
#17
Milad Shahriari, Ali Bozorgi-Amiri, Shayan Tavakoli, Abolghasem Yousefi-Babadi
Shortening the travel time of patient transfer has clinical implications for many conditions such as cardiac arrest, trauma, stroke and STEMI. As resources are often limited precise calculations are needed. In this paper we consider the location problem for both ground and aerial emergency medical services. Given the uncertainty of when patients are in need of prompt medical attention we consider these demand points to be uncertain. We consider various ways in which ground and helicopter ambulances can work together to make the whole process go faster...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640114/injury-of-the-dentato-rubro-thalamic-tract-in-patients-with-cerebellar-infarct-case-report
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Sung Ho Jang, Hyeok Gyu Kwon
RATIONALE: Several studies using diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) have reported on injury in the dentato-rubro-thalamic tract (DRTT) in patients with brain injury. However, there is no study of injury in the DRTT following cerebellar infarct. We report on patients with injury in the DRTT following cerebellar infarct, demonstrated on DTT. PATIENT CONCERNS: Three patients with cerebellar infarct were enrolled in this study. Diffusion tensor imaging data were acquired at 3 weeks (patient 1) and 2 weeks (patients 2 and 3) after onset and the DRTT was reconstructed...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622071/survival-in-out-of-hospital-rapid-sequence-intubation-of-non-traumatic-brain-pathologies
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Pieter Francsois Fouche, Paul Andrew Jennings, Karen Smith, Malcolm Boyle, Gabriel Blecher, Jonathan Knott, Mani Raji, Pamela Rosengarten, Michael Roberto Augello, Stephen Bernard
INTRODUCTION: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is not only used in traumatic brain injuries in the out-of-hospital setting, but also for non-traumatic brain pathologies (NTBP) such as brain tumors, meningitis, encephalitis, hypoxic/anoxic brain injury, stroke, arteriovenous malformations, tumors, aneurysms, brain hemorrhage, as well as brain injury due to diabetes, seizures and toxicity, metabolic conditions, and alcohol and drug overdose. Previous research suggests that RSI is common in non-traumatic coma, but with an unknown prevalence of NTBP in those that receive RSI...
June 16, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587850/frailty-and-risk-of-adverse-outcomes-in-hospitalized-older-adults-a%C3%A2-comparison-of-different-frailty-measures
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Edward Chong, Esther Ho, Jewel Baldevarona-Llego, Mark Chan, Lynn Wu, Laura Tay
OBJECTIVES: There is a paucity of data for the assessment of frailty in acutely ill hospitalized older adults. We aim to (1) compare the performance of frailty measures [5-item scale of fatigue, resistance, ambulation, illnesses, and loss of weight) (FRAIL), Tilburg Frailty Indicator (TFI), and Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS)] in identifying frailty, using the widely adopted Frailty Index (FI) as "gold standard," and (2) compare their ability to predict negative outcomes among hospitalized older adults...
June 3, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
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