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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163861/cost-effectiveness-of-zoledronic-acid-to-prevent-and-treat-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-in-comparison-with-routine-medical-treatment
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Fateme Rostami Golmohamdi, Mahnaz Abbasi, Ali Kazemi Karyani, Ali Akbari Sari
INTRODUCTION: Fractures caused by osteoporosis are prevalent among elderly females, which reduce quality of life significantly. This study aimed at comparing cost-effectiveness of Zoledronic acid in preventing and treating post-menopause osteoporosis as compared with routine medical treatment. METHODS: This cost-effectiveness study was carried out retrospectively from the Ministry of Health and insurance organizations perspective. Costs were evaluated based on the cost estimation of a sample of patients...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158163/prevalence-of-specific-types-of-pain-diagnoses-in-a-sample-of-united-states-adults
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Kelly Ryan Murphy, Jing L Han, Siyun Yang, Syed Mohammed Qasim Hussaini, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Beth Parente, Jichun Xie, Promila Pagadala, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Patients with pain conditions place significant demands on health care services globally. Health economists have reported the annual economic cost of pain in the United States as high as $635 billion. A common challenge in treating patients suffering from chronic pain conditions is accurate diagnosis and treatment. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the modern-day prevalence of individual types of pain diagnoses in adults. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of Truven MarketScan® Commercial and Medicare Supplemental database...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152102/anthelmintic-potential-of-thymoquinone-and-curcumin-on-fasciola-gigantica
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Rizwan Ullah, Abdur Rehman, Mohd Faraz Zafeer, Lubna Rehman, Yasir A Khan, M A Hannan Khan, Shahper N Khan, Asad U Khan, S M A Abidi
Fasciolosis an economically important global disease of ruminants in the temperate and tropical regions, caused by Fasciola hepatica and F. gigantica, respectively, also poses a potential zoonotic threat. In India alone it causes huge losses to stakeholders. Anthelmintics including triclabendazole have been used to control this menace but the emerging resistance against the available compounds necessitates identification of novel and alternative therapeutic measures involving plant derived natural compounds for their anthelmintic potential...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074438/is-there-variation-in-procedural-utilization-for-lumbar-spine-disorders-between-a-fee-for-service-and-salaried-healthcare-system
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Andrew J Schoenfeld, Heeren Makanji, Wei Jiang, Tracey Koehlmoos, Christopher M Bono, Adil H Haider
BACKGROUND: Whether compensation for professional services drives the use of those services is an important question that has not been answered in a robust manner. Specifically, there is a growing concern that spine care practitioners may preferentially choose more costly or invasive procedures in a fee-for-service system, irrespective of the underlying lumbar disorder being treated. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Were proportions of interbody fusions higher in the fee-for-service setting as opposed to the salaried Department of Defense setting? (2) Were the odds of interbody fusion increased in a fee-for-service setting after controlling for indications for surgery? METHODS: Patients surgically treated for lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis (2006-2014) were identified...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033634/how-to-harmonize-the-ethnic-nose
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Artur Grinfeld, Rodrigo Betelli, Guilherme Arruda, Washington Almeida
The demand for cosmetic surgery has significantly increased in the past few years mainly due to economic rise witnessed in Brazil. The state of Bahia has predominately Afro-descendant population with the same countrywide scenario, where the surgeon must be able to face challenges such as the specifics demands of rhinoplasty in an ethnic nose. It represents not only a different nasal variety from the Caucasoid, but also a complex anatomical feature, with its own peculiarities, as thicker and oilier skin, with bulky fibrous fatty tissue with numerous sebaceous glands...
December 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938361/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-a-short-course-personalized-self-management-and-intensive-spa-therapy-intervention-as-active-prevention-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-of-the-upper-extremities-muska-a-research-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Charlotte Lanhers, Bruno Pereira, Chloé Gay, Christian Hérisson, Christine Levyckyj, Arnaud Dupeyron, Emmanuel Coudeyre
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) constitute a major occupational health problem in the working population, substantially impacting the quality of life of employees. They also cause considerable economic cost to the healthcare system, with, notably, the reimbursement of treatments and compensation for lost income. MSDs manifest as localized pain or functional difficulty in one or more anatomical areas, such as the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, and wrist. Although prevalence varies depending on the region considered and the method of assessment, a prevalence of 30% is found in different epidemiological studies...
December 9, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927894/when-cervical-pain-is-actually-migraine-an-observational-study-in-207-patients
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Michele Viana, Grazia Sances, Salvatore Terrazzino, Till Sprenger, Giuseppe Nappi, Cristina Tassorelli
INTRODUCTION: A large proportion of migraine patients remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in Italy. In our experience, many migraineurs self-diagnose their condition as "cervical pain attack" or "cervical pain syndrome" (CP), assuming cervical spine pathology as the cause. We aimed to phenotype and classify the headache of patients with self-diagnosed CP, and to describe this sample of patients. METHODS: Consecutive patients aged 18 to 75 years, referred to the Headache Center of the Mondino Institute (Pavia, Italy) for a first visit for headache, completed a questionnaire about CP and were subsequently examined by an experienced clinician...
December 7, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920620/professional-identity-at-los-angeles-college-of-chiropractic
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Melissa Nagare Kimura, Robb Russell, John Scaringe
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to describe chiropractic professional identity as espoused by the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. DISCUSSION: Professional identity is a construct that begins formation prior to career selection, can be considered the backbone of health care education, and has been linked to career success. Los Angeles College of Chiropractic's professional identity is shaped by a philosophy of health care that is focused on vitalism, holism, naturalism, therapeutic conservatism, critical rationalism, phenomenology, humanism, and interprofessionalism...
December 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812348/an-attempt-of-early-detection-of-poor-outcome-after-whiplash
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Sebastien Laporte, Danping Wang, Jennyfer Lecompte, Sophie Blancho, Baptiste Sandoz, Antoine Feydy, Pavel Lindberg, Julien Adrian, Elodie Chiarovano, Catherine de Waele, Pierre-Paul Vidal
The main concern with whiplash is that a large proportion of whiplash patients experience disabling symptoms or whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) for months if not years following the accident. Therefore, identifying early prognostic factors of WAD development is important as WAD have widespread clinical and economic consequences. In order to tackle that question, our study was specifically aimed at combining several methods of investigation in the same WAD patients at the acute stage and 6 months later...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810730/an-interpenetrating-network-composite-for-a-regenerative-spinal-disc-application
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A H Chan, P C Boughton, A J Ruys, M L Oyen
Severe degeneration of the intervertebral disc has an immensely debilitating effect on quality of life that has become a serious health and economic burden throughout the world. The disc plays an integral role in biomechanical movement and support within the spine. The emergence of tissue engineering endeavours to restore the structural characteristics and functionality of the native tissue. Hydrogels have been widely investigated as a candidate for regeneration of the gelatinous nucleus pulposus due to its architectural resemblance and fluid retention characteristics...
January 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753787/best-practices-for-outpatient-anterior-cervical-surgery-results-from-a-delphi-panel
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Anita Mohandas, Chris Summa, W Bradley Worthington, Jason Lerner, Kevin T Foley, Robert J Bohinski, Gregory B Lanford, Carol Holden, Richard N W Wohns
STUDY DESIGN: Delphi Panel expert panel consensus and narrative literature review OBJECTIVE.: To obtain expert consensus on best practices for patient selection and perioperative decision making for outpatient anterior cervical surgery (anterior cervical disc fusion (ACDF) and cervical total disc replacement (CTDR)). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spine surgery in ambulatory settings is becoming a preferred option for both patients and providers. The transition from traditional inpatient environments has been enabled by innovation in anesthesia protocols and surgical technique, as well as favorable economics...
October 6, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750270/impact-of-inpatient-venous-thromboembolism-continues-after-discharge-retrospective-propensity-scored-analysis-in-a-longitudinal-database
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Alexander Y Li, Tej D Azad, Anand Veeravagu, Inderpreet Bhatti, Amy Li, Tyler Cole, Atman Desai, John K Ratliff
STUDY DESIGN: Propensity score matched retrospective study using a nationwide longitudinal database. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the longitudinal economic impact of venous thromboembolism (VTE) complications in spinal fusion patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: VTE is a rare and serious complication that may occur after spine surgery. The long-term socioeconomic impact understanding of these events has been limited by small sample sizes and a lack of longitudinal follow-up...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699203/control-of-pedicle-screw-placement-with-an-electrical-conductivity-measurement-device-initial-evaluation-in-the-thoracic-and-lumbar-spine
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Olaf Suess, Markus Schomacher
Aim. Transpedicular screw fixation is widely used in spinal surgery. But the insertion of pedicle screws can sometimes be challenging because of the variability in pedicle size and the proximity of nerve roots. Methods. We detected intraoperatively the sensitivity for iatrogenic pedicel perforation with a hand-held electronic conductivity measurement device (ECD) that measures electrical conductivity of tissue-medium surrounding the instrument tip. ECD was used to guide the placement of 84 pedicle screws in 15 patients undergoing surgery for tumor or degenerative spinal disease at various spinal levels from T8 to L5...
2016: Advances in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667575/impact-of-the-economic-downturn-on-elective-cervical-spine-surgery-in-the-united-states-a-national-trend-analysis-2003-2013
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David N Bernstein, Amit Jain, David Brodell, Yue Li, Paul T Rubery, Addisu Mesfin
OBJECTIVE: To analyze overall trends of elective cervical spine surgery in the United States from 2003-13 with the goal of determining whether the economic downturn had an impact. METHODS: Codes from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) were used in order to identify elective cervical spine surgery procedures in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2003-13. National Health Expenditure, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Standard and Poor's (S&P) 500 Index were used as measures of economic performance...
September 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617275/genetic-factors-in-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Yi Feng, Brian Egan, Jinxi Wang
Low back pain (LBP) is a major cause of disability and imposes huge economic burdens on human society worldwide. Among many factors responsible for LBP, intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is the most common disorder and is a target for intervention. The etiology of IDD is complex and its mechanism is still not completely understood. Many factors such as aging, spine deformities and diseases, spine injuries, and genetic factors are involved in the pathogenesis of IDD. In this review, we will focus on the recent advances in studies on the most promising and extensively examined genetic factors associated with IDD in humans...
September 2016: Genes & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27584677/the-true-cost-of-a-dural-tear-medical-and-economic-ramifications-of-incidental-durotomy-during-lumbar-discectomy-in-elderly-medicare-beneficiaries
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Varun Puvanesarajah, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database review. OBJECTIVE: To identify whether dural tears increase costs and the risk of wound complications and serious adverse events during the postoperative period following primary lumbar discectomy in elderly Medicare beneficiaries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Rates of incidental durotomy during lumbar spine surgery range from 1 to 17%. The full economic and medical burden of this complication remains unclear, particularly as it occurs during lumbar discectomy in elderly patients...
August 31, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548042/the-role-of-incentives-in-changing-the-behavior-of-spinal-care-providers-a-primer-on-behavioral-economics-in-health-care
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Alok D Sharan, Gregory D Schroeder, Michael E West, Alexander R Vaccaro
As spinal care transitions from individual practitioners working in a volume-based reimbursement system toward multidisciplinary health care organizations working in a population-based model with value-based reimbursement, it is critical that insurance companies, administrators, and spine care provider have a clear understanding of how incentives change physician behavior. This article will introduce the concept of behavior economics, and discuss 9 principles relevant to physician decision-making.
August 19, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27535635/a-low-cost-passive-navigation-training-system-for-image-guided-spinal-intervention
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Daniel Lorias-Espinoza, Vicente González Carranza, Fernando Chico-Ponce de León, Fernando Pérez Escamirosa, Arturo Minor Martinez
BACKGROUND: Navigation technology is used for training in various medical specialties, not least image-guided spinal interventions. Navigation practice is an important educational component that allows residents to understand how surgical instruments interact with complex anatomy and to learn basic surgical skills such as the tridimensional mental interpretation of bidimensional data. Inexpensive surgical simulators for spinal surgery, however, are lacking. We therefore designed a low-cost spinal surgery simulator (Spine MovDigSys 01) to allow 3-dimensional navigation via 2-dimensional images without altering or limiting the surgeon's natural movement...
November 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27517068/economic-effects-of-anti-depressant-usage-on-elective-lumbar-fusion-surgery
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Amirali Sayadipour, Chrisopher K Kepler, Rajnish Mago, Kenneth M Certa, Mohammad R Rasouli, Alexander R Vaccaro, Todd J Albert, David G Anderson
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested, although not proven, that presence of concomitant psychiatric disorders may increase the inpatient costs for patients undergoing elective surgery. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that elective lumbar fusion surgery is more costly in patients with under treatment for depression. METHODS: This is a retrospective case-control study of 142 patients who underwent elective lumbar fusion. Of those 142 patients, 41 patients were chronically using an antidepressant medication that considered as a "study group", and 101 patients were not taking an antidepressant medication that considered as a "control group"...
June 2016: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27465509/a-systematic-review-of-intervention-thresholds-based-on-frax-a-report-prepared-for-the-national-osteoporosis-guideline-group-and-the-international-osteoporosis-foundation
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John A Kanis, Nicholas C Harvey, Cyrus Cooper, Helena Johansson, Anders Odén, Eugene V McCloskey
UNLABELLED: This systematic review identified assessment guidelines for osteoporosis that incorporate FRAX. The rationale for intervention thresholds is given in a minority of papers. Intervention thresholds (fixed or age-dependent) need to be country-specific. INTRODUCTION: In most assessment guidelines, treatment for osteoporosis is recommended in individuals with prior fragility fractures, especially fractures at spine and hip. However, for those without prior fractures, the intervention thresholds can be derived using different methods...
December 2016: Archives of Osteoporosis
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