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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929232/-prevalence-comorbidity-and-interdisciplinary-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-insurance-data-on-outpatient-and-inpatient-care-in-baden-w%C3%A3-rttemberg
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A Strahl, O Schneider, J Frankenhauser-Mannuß, S Knapstein, C Hermann, B Lembeck, H-M Lorenz, W Rüther, J Flechtenmacher
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has an increased number of comorbidities compared with the general population. OBJECTIVE: Study aim was to collect epidemiological data on prevalence, incidence and comorbidities of RA as well as utilization of outpatient and inpatient care services. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In an age and gender-adjusted case control study, a total of 3.4 million patients insured by the AOK Baden-Württemberg were analysed with respect to visits to physicians, prevalence, incidence and comorbidities of RA...
September 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924359/brazilian-orthopedists-opinions-and-perceptions-on-femoroacetabular-impingement
#2
Leandro Ejnisman, Moin Khan, Olufemi Rolland Ayeni, Mohit Bhandari, Helder de Souza Miyahara, Jose Ricardo Negreiros Vicente
OBJECTIVE: To assess the opinion of Brazilian orthopedists surgeons on the diagnosis and treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to several orthopedic societies around the world, including the Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia (SBOT). This questionnaire was sent electronically and included questions on many topics related to FAI. RESULTS: 253 Brazilian orthopedists responded the questionnaire...
November 2016: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884106/understanding-posterior-meniscal-roots-lesions-from-basic-science-to-treatment
#3
REVIEW
Raphael Serra Cruz, Marcio Balbinotti Ferrari, Leonardo Metsavaht, Robert F LaPrade
The variability of symptoms and the fact that they are not easily recognized in imaging studies make the diagnosis and treatment of posterior meniscal roots lesions a challenging task to the orthopedist. In recent years, a more precise understanding of the anatomy and biomechanical impair of the knee joint in these cases has enabled great advances in therapeutic approaches. Well-documented studies have shown that the repair of these lesions presents superior functional and clinical improvement when compared with meniscectomy...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874479/insurer-market-power-lowers-prices-in-numerous-concentrated-provider-markets
#4
Richard M Scheffler, Daniel R Arnold
Using prices of hospital admissions and visits to five types of physicians, we analyzed how provider and insurer market concentration-as measured by the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI)-interact and are correlated with prices. We found evidence that in the range of the Department of Justice's and Federal Trade Commission's definition of a moderately concentrated market (HHI of 1,500-2,500), insurers have the bargaining power to reduce provider prices in highly concentrated provider markets. In particular, hospital admission prices were 5 percent lower and cardiologist, radiologist, and hematologist/oncologist visit prices were 4 percent, 7 percent, and 19 percent lower, respectively, in markets with high provider concentration and insurer HHI above 2,000, compared to such markets with insurer HHI below 2,000...
September 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851328/measurement-of-acetabular-inclination-and-anteversion-via-ct-generated-3d-pelvic-model
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R Y Wang, W H Xu, X C Kong, L Yang, S H Yang
BACKGROUND: Inclination and anteversion were the main factors that determined the reliability of the acetabulum. Inclination and anteversion measurements included anatomical, operational and radiographic methods. The aim of our present study was to exhibit divergence of inclination and anteversion via the three measurements. METHODS: Inclination and anteversion were defined according to the definitions put forward by Murray. Three-dimensional models of pelvis of CT data were brought forth...
August 29, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781912/nursing-review-section-of-surgical-neurology-international-part-1-lumbar-disc-disease
#6
Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
BACKGROUND: Patients with lumbar disc disease may present with low back pain, pain that radiates down into the lower extremity (radiculopathy), and leg pain that increases with ambulation (neurogenic claudication). Patients may first undergo diagnostic studies [(magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomographic (CT) examinations] to determine whether there is any significant nerve root or thecal sac compression. METHODS: Increasingly, patients with low back pain with/without radiculopathy are being screened by nurses rather than by neurologists or neurosurgeons/orthopedists...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774249/non-tuberculous-mycobacterium-or-fungus-induced-chronic-tenosynovitis-with-rice-body-of-the-hand
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Daiki Yamamoto, Kaoru Tada, Seigo Suganuma, Kazuo Ikeda, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
BACKGROUND: Chronic tenosynovitis of the wrist and hand is commonly seen by orthopedists, especially hand surgeons. However, cases with rice body formation are comparatively rare. Thus, we retrospectively reviewed the cases of chronic tenosynovitis in our department and evaluated the necessity of antibiotic therapy in the early post-surgical stage. METHODS: We analyzed the medical and surgical records of patients who had undergone surgery for chronic tenosynovitis with rice body formation in our department from 1997 to 2015...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770279/-treatment-of-an-uncommon-case-of-a-cardiogenic-shock-simultaneous-use-of-a-va-ecmo-and-an-impella-cp%C3%A2
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H Haake, K Grün-Himmelmann, U Kania, F Trudzinski, P M Lepper, J Vom Dahl
We report the case of a 48-year old woman where probably the intramuscular administration of glucocorticoids by an orthopedist induced a pheochromocytoma crisis. The development of a cardiogenic shock with a cardiac arrest made the use of a venoarterial extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO, Cardiohelp®, Maquet, Rastatt) necessary. To treat a pulmonary edema under VA-ECMO an Impella-CP® (Abiomed, Aachen) was implanted. A coronary angiography, endomyocardial biopsies and a computer tomography were performed...
August 2, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760131/atypical-injury-of-radial-nerve-after-humeral-shaft-fracture
#9
Murat Yeşil, Özal Özcan, Ömer Ali Kaya, Sadık Emre Erginoğlu
As general opinion, conservative treatment is usually suggested for closed humeral shaft fractures with radial nerve palsy; however, some authors advocate early surgical exploration, particularly for spiral fractures of the humerus accompanied with radial nerve palsy. In this article, we present a case of radial nerve palsy after fracture of the proximal-middle third of humeral shaft. A surgical exploration of the nerve revealed that the sharp tip of the bony fragment at fracture site was penetrated into the nerve and separated the nerve as two bands, almost like a ″buttonhole″ injury...
August 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722489/treatment-of-die-punch-fractures-with-3d-printing-technology
#10
Chunhui Chen, Leyi Cai, Chuanxu Zhang, Jianshun Wang, Xiaoshan Guo, Yifei Zhou
PURPOSE: We evaluated the feasibility, accuracy and effectiveness of applying three-dimensional (3D) printing technology for preoperative planning for die-punch fractures. METHODS: A total of 107 patients who underwent die-punch fracture surgery were enrolled in the study. They were randomly divided into two groups: 52 cases in the 3D model group and 55 cases in the routine group. A 3D digital model of each die-punch fracture was reconstructed in the 3D group. The 3D digital model was imported to a 3D printer to build the full solid model...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702385/evaluation-of-suspected-physical-abuse-in-children-a-500-case-study
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Marcos Picini, João Rodolfo Radtke Gonçalves, Thagla Bringhenti, Edilson Forlin
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the epidemiological profile of patients with suspected physical abuse, especially regarding the occurrence of fractures, treated in a referral hospital. METHODS: The authors reviewed all reports of suspected abuse against children and adolescents (AACA) in this hospital from January 2005 to December 2015. They were assessed and separated by month and year. The characteristics of the victims of physical abuse with occurrence of fractures were studied...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676439/the-effect-of-stress-fracture-interventions-in-a-single-elite-infantry-training-unit-1983-2015
#12
Charles Milgrom, Aharon S Finestone
Stress fractures can be seen as an undesired byproduct of demanding physical training. The threshold value of stress that places an individual bone at high risk for stress fracture has not been identified. In a prospective study of stress fractures in 1983, a 31% incidence was found during demanding Israeli infantry basic training by bone scan criteria. Within a subgroup of these recruits, an elite infantry unit was found to have a 40% incidence. Since then and until 2015, eight additional induction companies of the same elite infantry unit were prospectively monitored for stress fractures during their basic training...
July 1, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662249/hemophilic-arthropathy
#13
Christopher R Nacca, Andrew P Harris, John R Tuttle
The musculoskeletal manifestations of hemophilia A and B are some of the most common presenting symptoms and continue to be challenging to practitioners. Hemophilic arthropathy, if not initially adequately treated and managed, may lead to debilitating disease and eventually require the consideration of major surgery, including total joint arthroplasty. Thorough comprehension of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and both medical and surgical interventions is critical in establishing an appropriate treatment regimen for these patients...
June 29, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632577/outcome-of-pediatric-forearm-fracture-reductions-performed-by-pediatric-emergency-medicine-providers-compared-with-reductions-performed-by-orthopedic-surgeons-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Donna Milner, Ernest Krause, Karen Hamre, Andrew Flood
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the outcome differences between board-certified orthopedists and pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physicians conducting forearm fracture reductions. METHODS: We performed an analysis of patients between 1 and 14 years of age who presented to the emergency department (ED) with a forearm fracture requiring reduction. Data collected included reducing provider (PEM or orthopedist) and prereduction, postreduction, and follow-up fracture angles and displacements of both radius and ulna...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599045/stress-fractures-etiology-epidemiology-diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention
#15
Joseph J Knapik, Katy Reynolds, Kyle L Hoedebecke
Stress fractures are part of a continuum of changes in healthy bones in response to repeated mechanical deformation from physical activity. If the activity produces excessive repetitive stress, osteoclastic processes in the bone may proceed at a faster pace than osteoblastic processes, thus weakening the bone and augmenting susceptibility to stress fractures. Overall stress fracture incidence is about three cases per 1,000 in active duty Servicemembers, but it is much higher among Army basic trainees: 19 per 1,000 for men and 80 per 1,000 for women...
December 0: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593162/extravascular-migration-of-a-fractured-inferior-vena-cava-filter-strut
#16
Jung Hyeon Lim, Weon Yong Lee, Yong Joon Ra, Jae Han Jeong, Bong Suk Park, Ho Hyun Ko
A 20-year-old man presented with a femur fracture and epidural hemorrhage (EDH) following a fall. One month after fracture surgery, swelling developed in both legs, and he was diagnosed as having a deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. A retrievable inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) was inserted, because EDH is a contraindication to anticoagulants. Four months later, he complained of abdominal pain, and a computed tomography scan showed a fractured IVCF strut. After percutaneous removal failed 3 times, the IVCF was surgically removed by orthopedists using a portable image intensifier without cardiopulmonary bypass...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530768/perioperative-management-of-rheumatoid-medications-in-orthopedic-surgery
#17
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/28501434/risk-stratification-for-predicting-symptomatic-skeletal-events-sses-%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-breast-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastases
#18
Eiji Nakata, Shinsuke Sugihara, Shozo Osumi, Natsumi Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic skeletal events (SSEs) affect many patients with bone metastases from breast cancer. However, predictive models of SSEs in patients with bone metastases from breast cancer have not been established for clinical use. The purpose of this study is to examine risk factors for SSEs in those patients and by combining these risk factors patients are classified into several groups. With this risk-stratification model, we can identify patients at higher risk of SSEs and require close follow-up to maintain ADL...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455178/the-patient-experience-an-analysis-of-orthopedic-surgeon-quality-on-physician-rating-sites
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REVIEW
Prem N Ramkumar, Sergio M Navarro, Morad Chughtai, Ton La, Evan Fisch, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: With the advent of the Consensus Core of Orthopedic Measures, arthroplasty surgeons are increasingly subjected to public performance reviews on physician-rating sites. Therefore, we evaluated (1) web site details of physician-rating sites, (2) differences between sites and the Consensus Core, (3) published patient experiences, (4) search rank among sites, and (5) differences between academic vs nonacademic and arthroplasty vs nonarthroplasty surgeons. METHODS: The 5 busiest physician-rating sites were analyzed...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447107/-role-of-anesthesiology-in-pain-medicine-and-palliative-care-treatment-in-german-hospitals-survey-of-department-heads-of-anesthesiology-on-treatment-structures
#20
J Erlenwein, F Petzke, U Stamer, W Meißner, F Nauck, E Pogatzki-Zahn, W Koppert, C Maier
BACKGROUND: The aim of this analysis was to describe the role of anesthesiology departments in pain medicine and palliative care services in German hospitals. METHOD: In the year 2012, all heads of departments of anesthesiology registered with the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine were surveyed about structures of pain medicine and palliative care services in their hospitals using a standardized postal questionnaire. RESULTS: Out of 408 returned questionnaires (response rate 47%) 403 could be evaluated...
April 26, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
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