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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325137/review-of-neurosurgery-medical-professional-liability-claims-in-the-united-states
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Aladine A Elsamadicy, Amanda R Sergesketter, Michael D Frakes, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Due to disparaging costs and rates of malpractice claims in neurosurgery, there has been significant interest in identifying high-risk specialties, types of malpractice claims, and characteristics of claim-prone physicians. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the malpractice claims against neurosurgeons. METHODS: This was a comprehensive analysis of all malpractice liability claims involving a neurosurgeon as the primary defendant, conducted using the Physician Insurers Association of America Data Sharing Project from January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2012...
January 8, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284446/management-of-whiplash-associated-disorders-in-australian-general-practice
#2
Jane Nikles, Michael Yelland, Clare Bayram, Graeme Miller, Michele Sterling
BACKGROUND: Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) are common and costly, and are usually managed initially by general practitioners (GPs). How GPs manage WAD is largely unstudied, though there are clinical guidelines. Our aim was to ascertain the rate of management (percentage of encounters) of WAD among patients attending Australian general practice, and to review management of these problems, including imaging, medications and other treatments. METHODS: We analysed data from 2013 to 2016 collected by different random samples of approximately 1000 general practitioners (GPs) per year...
December 29, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241341/abaloparatide-review-of-a-next-generation-parathyroid-hormone-agonist
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Eric G Boyce, Yvonne Mai, Christopher Pham
OBJECTIVE: To review the efficacy, safety, and economics of abaloparatide in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. DATA SOURCES: PubMed (1966 to October 2017), Clinicaltrials.gov (October 2017), and Scopus (1970 to October 2017) were searched using abaloparatide, Tymlos, BA058, PTHrP 1-34 analog, and parathyroid hormone-related peptide 1-34 analog. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: Human studies published in peer-reviewed publications in English were the primary sources for efficacy, safety, and economic data...
December 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213141/-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-sagittal-spinal-curvatures-on-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-young-people
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Anna Zwierzchowska, Jacek Tuz
BACKGROUND: In Poland, about 85% of the population report low back pain (LBP) symptoms overall. Moreover, 70-80% of people aged below 20 have already experienced back pain. The primary cause of LBP is the loss of spinal lordosis, which initiates changes in geometry of the spine and has impact on limb arrangement. The aim of the study was to attempt to verify the relationship between the 2 main curvatures of the spine and its relation to symptoms in different parts of the musculoskeletal system, in a group of adults...
December 5, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173430/health-economics-and-the-management-of-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy
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Christopher D Witiw, Fabrice Smieliauskas, Michael G Fehlings
Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is the leading cause of spinal cord impairment worldwide. Surgical intervention has been demonstrated to be effective and is becoming standard of care. Spine surgery, however, is costly and value needs to be demonstrated. This review serves to summarize the key health economic concepts as they relate to the assessment of the value of surgery for DCM. This is followed by a discussion of current health economic research on DCM, which suggests that surgery is likely to be cost effective...
January 2018: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115038/ultramorphological-and-molecular-characteristics-of-the-larval-stages-of-the-horse-nasal-myiasis-fly-rhinoestrus-sp-diptera-oestridae-from-mongolian-horse-in-china
#6
Junbin Dong, Haiquan Bao, Lai Mang
Rhinoestrus sp. (Diptera: Oestridae) is an economically important parasite that can cause severe nasal myiasis in equids and can also affect humans. The ultrastructure of all Rhinoestrus sp. larval instars from Mongolian horse was examined by light and scanning electron microscopy to characterize the features of Rhinoestrus. The structure of the anterior region, posterior region, and the spines of the third segment was analyzed for 10 specimens in each larval stage. Additionally, 34 third-instar (L3) larvae of Rhinoestrus sp...
November 8, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073842/the-influence-of-patient-choice-of-first-provider-on-costs-and-outcomes-analysis-from-a-physical-therapy-patient-registry
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Thomas R Denninger, Chad E Cook, Cole G Chapman, Timothy McHenry, Charles A Thigpen
Study Design Retrospective study. Background Alternative models of care which allow patients to choose direct access to physical therapy have shown promise in terms of cost reduction for neck and back pain. However, real-world exploration within the U.S. healthcare system is notably limited. Objectives To compare total claims paid and patient outcomes for patients with neck and back pain who chose physical therapy intervention via direct access versus from medical referral. Methods Data were accessed for care-seeking patients (n=603) between 2012-2014 with neck or back pain who chose to begin care either through traditional medical referral or direct access to a physical therapy led spine management program...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024614/staphylococcus-aureus-infections-in-german-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-after-orthopedic-surgery-incidence-risk-factors-and-clinical-and-health-economic-outcomes
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Fraence Gottschalk, Thomas Wilke, Sabrina Mueller, Kirstin Heinrich, Ulf Maywald, Andreas Fuchs, Holly Yu
BACKGROUND: This study assessed Staphylococcus aureus infection risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) undergoing an orthopedic knee, hip, or spine surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with a diagnosis of T2DM in the period from 2010 to 2012 were identified from a German claims database. First inpatient knee, hip, or spine surgery was used as index date. Cumulative incidence of S. aureus infections was calculated for several time intervals...
October 12, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023477/possible-cases-of-leprosy-from-the-late-copper-age-3780-3650-cal-bc-in-hungary
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Kitti Köhler, Antónia Marcsik, Péter Zádori, Gergely Biro, Tamás Szeniczey, Szilvia Fábián, Gábor Serlegi, Tibor Marton, Helen D Donoghue, Tamás Hajdu
At the Abony-Turjányos dűlő site, located in Central Hungary, a rescue excavation was carried out. More than 400 features were excavated and dated to the Protoboleráz horizon, at the beginning of the Late Copper Age in the Carpathian Basin, between 3780-3650 cal BC. Besides the domestic and economic units, there were two special areas, with nine-nine pits that differed from the other archaeological features of the site. In the northern pit group seven pits contained human remains belonging to 48 individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937462/instability-in-thoracolumbar-trauma-is-a-new-definition-warranted
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Salman Abbasi Fard, Jesse Skoch, Mauricio J Avila, Apar S Patel, Kamran V Sattarov, Christina M Walter, Ali A Baaj
STUDY DESIGN: Review of the articles. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to review all articles related to spinal instability to determine a consensus statement for a contemporary, practical definition applicable to thoracolumbar injuries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Traumatic fractures of the thoracolumbar spine are common. These injuries can result in neurological deficits, disability, deformity, pain, and represent a great economic burden to society...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934786/long-term-cost-utility-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-patients-with-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
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S Harrison Farber, Jing L Han, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Qasim Hussaini, Siyun Yang, Promila Pagadala, Beth Parente, Jichun Xie, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a cause of significant morbidity for up to 40% of patients following spine surgery, and is estimated to cost almost $20 billion. Treatment options for these patients currently include conventional medical management (CMM), repeat operation, or spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Much of the published data regarding cost effectiveness of SCS comprise smaller scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) rather than large databases capturing practices throughout the US...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893507/race-as-a-predictor-of-postoperative-hospital-readmission-after-spine-surgery
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Joel R Martin, Timothy Y Wang, Daniel Loriaux, Rupen Desai, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Isaac O Karikari, Carlos A Bagley, Oren N Gottfried
Hospital readmission after surgery results in a substantial economic burden, and several recent studies have investigated the impact of race and ethnicity on hospital readmission rates, with the goal to identify hospitals and patients with high readmission risk. This single-institution, retrospective cohort study assesses the impact of race, along with other risk factors, on 30-day readmission rates following spinal surgery. This study is a single-institution retrospective cohort study with accrual from January 1, 2008, to December 31, 2010...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846013/feasibility-and-data-quality-of-the-national-spinal-cord-injury-registry-of-iran-nscir-ir-a-pilot-study
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Khatereh Naghdi, Zahra Azadmanjir, Soheil Saadat, Aidin Abedi, Sahar Koohi Habibi, Pegah Derakhshan, Mahdi Safdarian, Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Abbas Amirjamshidi, Mahdi Sharif-Alhoseini, Jalil Arab Kheradmand, Mahdi Mohammadzadeh, Kazem Zendehdel, Zahra Khazaeipour, Seyed Mahmood Ramak Hashemi, Hooshang Saberi, Kourosh Karimi Yarandi, Seyed Ebrahim Ketabchi, Shahrokh Yousefzadeh-Chabok, Hamid Heidari, Arezo Sotodeh, Khalil Pestei, Zahra Ghodsi, Farideh Sadeghian, Vanessa Noonan, Edward C Benzel, Gerard Oreilly, Jens Chapman, Ellen Merete Hagen, Michael G Fehlings, Alexander R Vaccaro, Morteza Faghih Jooybari, Mohammad Reza Zarei, Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi, Payman Salamati, Saeed Nezareh, Moein Khormali, Mohsen Sadeghi-Naini, Seyed Behzad Jazayeri, Bizhan Aarabi, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most disabling consequences of trauma with unparalleled economic, social, and personal burden. Any attempt aimed at improving quality of care should be based on comprehensive and reliable data. This pilot investigation studied the feasibility of implementing the National Spinal Cord and Column Injury Registry of Iran (NSCIR-IR) and scrutinized the quality of the registered data. METHODS: From October 2015 to May 2016, over an 8-month period, 65 eligible trauma patients who were admitted to hospitals in three academic centers in mainland Iran were included in this pilot study...
August 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791891/the-economic-burden-of-urinary-tract-infection-and-pressure-ulceration-in-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-admissions-evidence-for-comparative-economics-and-decision-analytics-from-a-matched-case-control-study
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Barry A B White, Nicolas Dea, John T Street, Christiana L Cheng, Carly S Rivers, Najmedden Attabib, Brian K Kwon, Charles G Fisher, Marcel F Dvorak
Secondary complications of spinal cord injury (SCI) are a burden to affected individuals and the rest of society. There is limited evidence of the economic burden or cost of complications in SCI populations in Canada, however, which is necessary for comparative economic analyses and decision analytic modeling of possible solutions to these common health problems. Comparative economic analyses can inform resource allocation decisions, but the outputs are only as good as the inputs. In this article, new evidence of the excess or incremental costs of urinary tract infection (UTI) and pressure ulceration (PU) in acute traumatic SCI from an exploratory case series analysis of admissions to a Level I specialized Canadian spine facility (2008-2013) is presented...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757906/lumbosacral-dorsal-rhizotomy-for-spastic-cerebral-palsy-a-health-technology-assessment
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BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy, a spectrum of neuromuscular conditions caused by abnormal brain development or early damage to the brain, is the most common cause of childhood physical disability. Lumbosacral dorsal rhizotomy is a neurosurgical procedure that permanently decreases spasticity and is always followed by physical therapy. The objectives of this health technology assessment were to evaluate the clinical effectiveness, safety, cost effectiveness, and family perspectives of dorsal rhizotomy...
2017: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720153/molecular-characterization-of-moniezia-sichuanensis-in-captive-musk-deer-moschus-berezovskii
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J Xu, H Lin, J Chen, Y Cai, W Fu, H Wang, X Gu, W Lai, X Peng, G Yang
The musk deer (Moschus berezovskii) is an economically important species from which musk is extracted and used in perfumes and medicines. Cestodes (parasitic flatworms) of the genus Moniezia are important parasites that infect this endangered species and can cause high mortality in young deer. In 1982, Moniezia (S.) sichuanensis sp. nov. was described from a specimen obtained from wild musk deer. The new species was distinct from the other described species of Moniezia by the sawtooth-shaped interproglottidal glands, the thick vagina and the absence of a cirrus spine...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
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 S Rivers, Vanessa K Noonan, Tova Plashkes, Eugene K Wai, Darren M Roffey, Eve C 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 neurologic 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 revalidate an existing clinical prediction model for independent ambulation (van Middendorp et al., 2011) using acute and long-term post-injury follow-up data, and to investigatethe accuracy of a simplified model using prospectively collected data from a Canadian multicenter SCI database, the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR)...
October 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660102/impact-of-the-economic-downturn-on-elective-lumbar-spine-surgery-in-the-united-states-a-national-trend-analysis-2003-to-2013
#18
David N Bernstein, David Brodell, Yue Li, Paul T Rubery, Addisu Mesfin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database analysis. OBJECTIVE: The impact of the 2008-2009 economic downtown on elective lumbar spine surgery is unknown. Our objective was to investigate the effect of the economic downturn on the overall trends of elective lumbar spine surgery in the United States. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) was used in conjunction with US Census and macroeconomic data to determine historical trends. The economic downturn was defined as 2008 to 2009...
May 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658132/emergency-1-stage-anterior-approach-for-cervical-spine-infection-complicated-by-epidural-abscess
#19
Haoxi Li, Zhaoxiong Chen, Zhiyao Yong, Xinhua Li, Yufeng Huang, Desheng Wu
It was a retrospective analysis.The aim of the study was to explore the safety and reliability of emergency 1-stage radical debridement and reconstruction using titanium mesh filled with autologous bone for patients with cervical spine infection complicated by epidural abscess.At present, cervical spine infection complicated by epidural abscess is known as a severe spine disease. Recently, case report of this disease is showing quite an increasing tendency, particularly in economically undeveloped areas and countries...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642857/healthcare-costs-of-osteoporotic-fracture-in-korea-information-from-the-national-health-insurance-claims-database-2008-2011
#20
Ha Young Kim, Yong-Chan Ha, Tae-Young Kim, Hyemin Cho, Young-Kyun Lee, Ji-Yeon Baek, Sunmee Jang
BACKGROUND: The present study estimated healthcare costs of osteoporotic fractures including spine, hip, distal radius and humerus in Koreans over 50 years of age using national claims data. METHODS: Korea National Health Insurance data between 2008 and 2011 was searched for all claims records of outpatient visits or hospital admissions of patients ≥50-year-of-age. Osteoporosis-related fractures were identified using certain the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes and site-specific physician claims for procedures in a patient age cut-off value of 50 years...
May 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
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