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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785195/combined-therapies-of-modified-taiyi-miraculous-moxa-roll-and-cupping-for-patients-with-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-herniation
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Chunyue Cai, Yuefeng Gong, Dayong Dong, Jinbiao Xue, Xiaoting Zheng, Zhangfeng Zhong, Jialong Shao, Daguo Mi
Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation is a kind of syndrome caused by stimulation or pressure of nerve root and cauda equina due to intervertebral disc disorder, fibrous ring rupture, and pulpiform nucleus protrusion. Application of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) including acupuncture therapy and cupping therapy is unique and effective treatment for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation in China. Hence, we try to investigate the combined clinical efficacy of modified Taiyi miraculous moxa roll and cupping therapy on patients with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782037/multiloculated-solitary-unicameral-bone-cyst-in-a-young-dog
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Sarah C Roode, Heather R Shive, Willemijn Hoorntje, Jennifer Bernard, Devorah M Stowe, Roy R Pool, Carol B Grindem
A 20-month-old female spayed Staffordshire Terrier (22.3 kg) presented to the Orthopedic Surgery Service at North Carolina State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for evaluation of a 6-week history of toe-touching to nonweight-bearing lameness in the right hind limb. Radiographs of the right stifle revealed a multiloculated lytic lesion of the distal femur, with a large open lytic zone centrally, numerous osseous septations peripherally, and focal areas of cortical thinning and loss. An aspirate of the right distal femoral lesion yielded mildly cloudy serosanguineous fluid...
May 21, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759257/developing-a-medical-scribe-program-at-an-academic-hospital-the-hennepin-county-medical-center-experience
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Marc L Martel, Brian H Imdieke, Kayla M Holm, Sara Poplau, William G Heegaard, Jon L Pryor, Mark Linzer
BACKGROUND: Medical scribes are frequently incorporated into the patient care model to improve provider efficiency and enable providers to refocus their attention to the patient rather than the electronic health record (EHR). The medical scribe program was based on four pillars (objectives): (1) provider satisfaction, (2) standardized documentation, (3) documentation components for risk adjustment, and (4) revenue enhancement. METHODS: The medical scribe program was deployed in nine non-resident-supported clinics (internal medicine, ophthalmology, orthopedics, hematology/oncology, urology), with the medical scribes (who have no clinical duties) supporting both physicians and advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants)...
May 2018: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736572/hyaluronic-acid
#4
Hélder Pereira, Duarte Andre Sousa, António Cunha, Renato Andrade, J Espregueira-Mendes, J Miguel Oliveira, Rui L Reis
In recent times, the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM) has considerably increased the extent of therapeutic strategies for clinical application in orthopedics. However, TERM approaches have its rules and requirements, in the respect of the biologic response of each tissue and bioactive agents which need to be considered, respected, and subject of ongoing studies. Different medical devices/products have been prematurely available on the market and used in clinics with limited success...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736568/emerging-concepts-in-treating-cartilage-osteochondral-defects-and-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-and-ankle
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Hélder Pereira, Ibrahim Fatih Cengiz, Carlos Vilela, Pedro L Ripoll, João Espregueira-Mendes, J Miguel Oliveira, Rui L Reis, C Niek van Dijk
The management and treatment of cartilage lesions, osteochondral defects, and osteoarthritis remain a challenge in orthopedics. Moreover, these entities have different behaviors in different joints, such as the knee and the ankle, which have inherent differences in function, biology, and biomechanics. There has been a huge development on the conservative treatment (new technologies including orthobiologics) as well as on the surgical approach. Some surgical development upraises from technical improvements including advanced arthroscopic techniques but also from increased knowledge arriving from basic science research and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735135/diagnosis-of-spondylolysis-and-spondylolisthesis-is-delayed-six-months-after-seeing-nonorthopedic-providers
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Ena Nielsen, Lindsay M Andras, David L Skaggs
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective single center. OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to quantify the time to diagnosis of spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis in symptomatic patients after first seeking medical care. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Several studies have found a high prevalence of pars defects in adolescent athletes with back pain, up to 47%. A review by the Scoliosis Research Society Evidence-Based Medicine Committee reports that both nonsurgical and surgical treatment of symptomatic spondylolysis effectively relieves pain and allows most patients to return to activities...
May 2018: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733066/de-las-primeras-iniciativas-de-medicina-laboral-en-m%C3%A3-xico-el-hospital-de-mineros-de-real-del-monte
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José Luis Gómez, Carlos Agustín Rodríguez-Paz
A pesar de la legislación de Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) sobre derechos de seguridad social formulada en 1883 en Alemania donde se señala que es deber del Estado promover el bienestar de todos los miembros de la sociedad, particularmente de los más débiles y necesitados utilizando los medios con los que dispone, y las propuestas de leyes contra accidentes expedidas el 30 de abril de 1904 en el Estado de México, en el México del porfiriato no se consideró brindar atención médica formal a los trabajadores, salvo algunas empresas ferrocarrileras, no se construyeron hospitales para atender a pacientes con enfermedades laborales...
2018: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728284/emergency-department-visits-for-work-related-injuries
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Allison Tadros, Melinda Sharon, Nicholas Chill, Shane Dragan, Jeremy Rowell, Shelley Hoffman
BACKGROUND: Work-related injuries are commonly seen in the emergency department (ED). This study sought to analyze characteristics of ED patient visits that were billed under workers' compensation. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of visits during 2015 that were billed under workers' compensation at an academic ED. The following variables were collected: age, gender, mechanism of injury/exposure, diagnoses, imaging performed, specialty consultation, operative requirement, follow-up specialty, and ED disposition...
April 25, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727014/a-novel-rabbit-model-of-moderate-knee-contracture-induced-by-direct-capsular-damage
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David Hazlewood, Yi Feng, Qinghua Lu, Xinmai Yang, Jinxi Wang
The treatment of joint contracture continues to represent a challenging problem in orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation medicine. Existing animal models of knee contracture for evaluating new treatments are mostly created by extensive joint tissue damage with Kirschner-wire immobilization which requires a second surgery to remove Kirschner-wires. This study aimed to develop a less invasive rabbit model of moderate knee contracture through a single surgery. Skeletally mature New Zealand White rabbits had their right knee operated to create surgical damage to the posterior capsule under direct visualization...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722761/biological-therapies-in-orthopedic-sports-medicine
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Nicola Maffulli, F Alan Barber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722119/development-of-mesoporous-bioactive-glass-nanoparticles-and-its-use-in-bone-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Chee Hoe Kong, Chris Steffi, Zhilong Shi, Wilson Wang
The incidence of bone disorders, from trauma, tissue degeneration due to ageing, pathological conditions to cancer, has been increasing. The pursuit for bone graft substitutes to assist in regenerating large bone defects is ever growing as a result of the shortage in conventional autografts and allografts, in addition to the associated risks of disease transmission. However, the use of alloplastic biomaterials is limited in clinical settings, as further investigations are required to address the properties of synthetic grafts to mimic the native bone tissue and deliver desirable biomolecules to facilitate bone regeneration...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713420/emergence-of-three-dimensional-printing-technology-and-its-utility-in-spine-surgery
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REVIEW
Akshay Gadia, Kunal Shah, Abhay Nene
In the last decade, spine surgery has advanced tremendously. Tissue engineering and three-dimensional (3D) printing/additive manufacturing have provided promising new research avenues in the fields of medicine and orthopedics in recent literature, and their emergent role in spine surgery is encouraging. We reviewed recent articles that highlighted the role of 3D printing in medicine, orthopedics, and spine surgery and summarized the utility of 3D printing. 3D printing has shown promising results in various aspects of spine surgery and can be a useful tool for spine surgeons...
April 2018: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705236/comparison-of-the-complication-incidence-in-open-versus-endoscopic-gastrocnemius-recession-a-retrospective-medical-record-review
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Richard C Harris, Kristin L Strannigan, Jason Piraino
Gastrocnemius recession is a practical and effective procedure to address gastrocnemius equinus. It has been shown that an equinus deformity can lead to the development of plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, and foot ulcerations. The 2 approaches to gastrocnemius recession are open and endoscopic. Both are viable options; however, both also have associated complications. We compared and evaluated the postoperative complications associated with these procedures. The electronic database of our orthopedics division at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, was retrospectively searched to identify all cases of gastrocnemius recession (Current Procedural Terminology [CPT] code 27687), and unlisted arthroscopy (CPT code 29999) from February 2006 to February 2016...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701908/advances-in-osteobiologic-materials-for-bone-substitutes
#14
REVIEW
Anwarul Hasan, Batzaya Byambaa, Mahboob Morshed, Mohammad Ibrahim Cheikh, Rana Abdul Shakoor, Tanvir Mustafy, Hany Marei
A significant challenge in the current orthopedics is the development of suitable osteobiologic materials that can replace the conventional allografts, autografts and xenografts, and thereby serve as implant materials as bone substitutes for bone repair or remodeling. The complex biology behind the nano-microstructure of bones and their repair mechanisms, which involve various types of chemical and biomechanical signaling amongst different cells, has set strong requirements for biomaterials to be used in bone tissue engineering...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694615/criminal-liability-of-medical-professionals-in-the-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-state-court-of-appeals
#15
Isabel de Fátima Alvim Braga, Laila Zelkcovicz Ertler, Rodrigo Moreira de Aquino, Bruno de Avilla da Fonseca E Silva, Renata Bastos Mello Pereira
Objective To collect criminal justice data involving medical professionals in the São Paulo State Court of Appeals and to establish the number of criminal proceedings involving said professionals, the content of the accusations and the conviction rate per specialty. Methods A keyword search was carried out in the State Appellate Court case law website with the term "medical error" for decisions rendered from January 1st, 2011 to December 31st, 2016, and the subject "criminal law" was selected...
2018: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687280/synthesis-characterization-antibacterial-activity-in-dark-and-in-vitro-cytocompatibility-of-ag-incorporated-tio-2-microspheres-with-high-specific-surface-area
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Shengxin Weng, Xu Zhao, Guomin Liu, Yuefeng Guan, Fanglong Wu, Yungang Luo
Postoperative infection associated with medical implants is a devastating complication of orthopedic surgery. Considering the difficulties for the diagnosis and treatment of infection, coating the implant material with antibacterial substances is a promising protocol by which to avoid such an adverse reaction. Nanoparticles (NPs) constructed of anatase microspheres, one form of titanium dioxide (TiO2 ), with a high specific surface area are fabricated in this study in a facile one-step process using homogeneous precipitation at 90 °C under atmospheric pressure using titanium sulfate (Ti[SO4 ]2 ) and urea as the titanium source and precipitant, respectively...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679306/regenerative-medicine-strategies-in-biomedical-implants
#17
REVIEW
Divya Rani Bijukumar, Clay McGeehan, Mathew T Mathew
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recently, significant progress has been made in the research related to regenerative medicine. At the same time, biomedical implants in orthopedics and dentistry are facing many challenges and posing clinical concerns. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the clinical applications of current regenerative strategies to the fields of dentistry and orthopedic surgery. The main research question in this review is: What are the major advancement strategies in regenerative medicine that can be used for implant research? RECENT FINDINGS: The implant surfaces can be modified through patient-specific stem cells and plasma coatings, which may provide methods to improve osseointegration and sustainability of the implant...
June 2018: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665778/characteristics-of-elderly-patients-with-polypharmacy-who-refuse-to-participate-in-an-in-hospital-deprescribing-intervention-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
#18
Junpei Komagamine, Kenichi Sugawara, Kazuhiko Hagane
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the characteristics of elderly patients with polypharmacy refusing deprescribing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in elderly patients accepting and refusing a deprescribing intervention and to investigate factors associated with deprescribing refusal. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study by analyzing the electronic medical records from a single hospital...
April 17, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665190/comparison-of-emergency-medicine-malpractice-cases-involving-residents-to-non-resident-cases
#19
Kiersten L Gurley, Shamai A Grossman, Margaret Janes, C Winnie Yu-Moe, Ellen Song, Carrie D Tibbles, Nathan I Shapiro, Carlo L Rosen
BACKGROUND: Data are lacking on how emergency medicine (EM) malpractice cases with resident involvement differs from cases that do not name a resident. OBJECTIVES: To compare malpractice case characteristics in cases where a resident is involved (resident case) to cases that do not involve a resident (non-resident case) and to determine factors that contribute to malpractice cases utilizing EM as a model for malpractice claims across other medical specialties. METHODS: We used data from the Controlled Risk Insurance Company (CRICO) Strategies' division Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) to analyze open and closed EM cases asserted from 2009-2013...
April 17, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664925/actin-and-myosin-ii-modulate-differentiation-of-pluripotent-stem-cells
#20
Liana C Boraas, Emma T Pineda, Tabassum Ahsan
Use of stem cell-based therapies in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is hindered by efficient means of directed differentiation. For pluripotent stem cells, an initial critical differentiation event is specification to one of three germ lineages: endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm. Differentiation is known to be regulated by numerous extracellular and intracellular factors, but the role of the cytoskeleton during specification, or early differentiation, is still unknown. In these studies, we used agonists and antagonists to modulate actin polymerization and the actin-myosin molecular motor during spontaneous differentiation of embryonic stem cells in embryoid bodies...
2018: PloS One
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