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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439702/a-comparison-of-apixaban-and-dabigatran-etexilate-for-thromboprophylaxis-following-hip-and-knee-replacement-surgery
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Adriane Mayer, Philipp Schuster, Bernd Fink
INTRODUCTION: Patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery are exposed to a high risk of developing a post-operative venous thromboembolus and so have a need for an effective, medication-based, thrombosis prophylaxis. New orally active anticoagulants have been available for a few years now. These specific substances directly block either thrombin (e.g., dabigatran etexilate) or Factor Xa (e.g., apixaban). It is not clear whether there are any efficacy differences between these two substances because there have never been any head-to-head studies carried out...
April 24, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436379/economic-analysis-of-4221-revisions-due-to-periprosthetic-joint-infection-in-poland
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Ireneusz Babiak, Piotr Pędzisz, Jakub Janowicz, Mateusz Kulig, Paweł Małdyk
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is one of the most severe complications of total hip (THA) and total knee (TKA) arthroplasty. The aim of the study is to determine the number and type of hip and knee prosthesis revisions in Poland performed due to infection and reimbursement of the cost of septic revisions and to compare the costs of septic and aseptic revisions in Poland and other countries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data published for the period 2009-2013 by the National Health Fund (NHF) were analysed and the average cost of septic and aseptic revisions was calculated...
January 26, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426101/cancer-risk-among-21st-century-blood-transfusion-recipients
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T O Yang, B J Cairns, G K Reeves, J Green, V Beral
Background: Some carcinogenic viruses are known to be transmissible by blood transfusion. Intensive viral screening of transfused blood now exists in most countries. In the UK, high-sensitivity nucleic acid amplification tests for hepatitis C virus were introduced in 1999 and it was thought that this would reduce, and possibly eliminate, transfusion-related liver cancer. We aimed to investigate cancer risk in recipients of blood transfusion in 2000 or after. Methods: A total of 1...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418577/prospective-assessment-of-sleep-quality-before-and-after-primary-total-joint-replacement
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Blaine T Manning, Sean M Kearns, Daniel D Bohl, Tori Edmiston, Scott M Sporer, Brett R Levine
Sleep disruption is a common, yet rarely addressed, complaint among patients who have undergone total joint arthroplasty (TJA). This study assessed sleep quality before and after primary TJA. A total of 105 patients who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) prospectively completed questionnaires during the preoperative, early postoperative, and late postoperative periods. The survey included the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, current sleeping habits, and patient perspectives of sleep quality and duration...
April 18, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378007/do-shorter-lengths-of-stay-increase-readmissions-after-total-joint-replacements
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Udai S Sibia, Kip A Waite, Maura A Callanan, Adrian E Park, Paul J King, James H MacDonald
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols for total joint replacements (TJRs) emphasize early discharge, yet the impact on readmissions is not well documented. We evaluate the impact of a one-day length of stay (LOS) discharge protocol on readmissions. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all primary TJRs (hip and knee) from April 2014 to March 2015. Patients who had adequate support to be discharged home were categorized into 2 groups, 1-day (n = 174) vs 2-day (n = 285) LOS groups...
March 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378003/ultrasound-gel-minimizes-third-body-debris-with-partial-hardware-removal-in-joint-arthroplasty
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Aidan C McGrory, Lee Replogle, Donald Endrizzi
Hundreds of thousands of revision surgeries for hip, knee, and shoulder joint arthroplasties are now performed worldwide annually. Partial removal of hardware during some types of revision surgeries may create significant amounts of third body metal, polymer, or bone cement debris. Retained debris may lead to a variety of negative health effects including damage to the joint replacement. We describe a novel technique for the better containment and easier removal of third body debris during partial hardware removal...
March 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377835/basic-features-and-clinical-applicability-of-preliminary-universal-surgical-invasiveness-score-pusis-a-multi-centre-pilot-study
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Peter Biro, Luc Sermeus, Radmilo Jankovic, Nenad Savić, Adela Hilda Onuţu, Daniela Ionescu, Daniela Godoroja, Gabriel Gurman
OBJECTIVE: There is still a lack of a universally applicable and comprehensive scoring system for documenting the invasiveness of surgical procedures. The proposed preliminary 'Universal Surgical Invasiveness Score' (pUSIS) is intended to fill this gap. METHODS: We used the recently developed pUSIS to obtain values from 8 types of surgery and 80 individual interventions. The results were analysed using descriptive statistical methods. The degree of difficulty on a scale from 0 (very easy) to 10 (extremely difficult) and time expenditures for assessing pUSIS were documented...
February 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377291/a-comparison-of-health-related-quality-of-life-of-women-awaiting-pelvic-organ-prolapse-surgery-versus-hip-or-knee-replacement
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Yvonne Leong, Sayoko Kotani, Carolyn Best, Phaedra Diamond, Danny Lovatsis, Harold Drutz
OBJECTIVE: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can significantly decrease the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of women. In 2005, provincial and territorial wait time benchmarks were set in areas such as hip and knee replacement, but such efforts were lagging for urogynaecological surgeries. This study aimed to compare wait times and HRQOL scores of females awaiting surgery for POP with those of women awaiting hip or knee replacement. METHODS: This was a prospectively planned study comparing women undergoing surgical repair of POP to women having a hip or knee replacement...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375889/the-main-cause-of-death-following-primary-total-hip-and-knee-replacement-for-osteoarthritis-a-cohort-study-of-26-766-deaths-following-332-734-hip-replacements-and-29-802-deaths-following-384-291-knee-replacements
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Linda P Hunt, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Michael R Whitehouse, Martyn L Porter, Ashley W Blom
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing primary total joint replacement are selected for surgery and thus (other than having a transiently increased mortality rate postoperatively) have a lower mortality rate than age and sex-matched individuals do. Understanding the causes of death following joint replacement would allow targeted strategies to reduce the risk of death and optimize outcome. We aimed to determine the rates and causes of mortality for patients undergoing primary total hip or knee replacement compared with individuals in the general population who were matched for age and sex...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370637/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-single-use-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-dressings-snpwt-to-reduce-surgical-site-complications-ssc-in-routine-primary-hip-and-knee-replacements
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Leo M Nherera, Paul Trueman, Sudheer L Karlakki
We sought to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of single-use negative pressure wound therapy in patients undergoing primary hip and knee replacements using effectiveness data from a recently completed non-blinded randomised controlled trial. A decision analytic model was developed from UK National Health Service perspective using data from a single-centre trial. 220 patients were randomised to treatment with either single-use negative pressure wound therapy or standard care ie, film dressings of clinician choice and followed for 6 weeks...
April 1, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353088/validation-of-the-mini-oakhqol-for-use-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis-in-spain
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Marta Gonzalez Sáenz de Tejada, Amaia Bilbao, Carmen Herrera, Lidia García, Cristina Sarasqueta, Antonio Escobar
The Mini-Osteoarthritis Knee and Hip Quality of Life (Mini-OAKHQOL) questionnaire osteoarthritis is specific to individuals with knee or hip osteoarthritis. The objective of this study was to perform a validation of the Mini-OAKHQOL for use in Spain in terms of its psychometric properties of reliability, validity and responsiveness. Patients with osteoarthritis from the waiting list for a joint replacement completed the OAKHQOL, Short Form 36 Health Survey and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index...
March 28, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339001/centers-for-medicare-medicaid-services-comprehensive-care-for-joint-replacement-the-present-and-future-for-orthopedic-surgeons
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Craig A Hogan, Melanie F Sandoval, Lauren M Uhler
The primary aim of this article is to describe the structure and challenges of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for a total hip or knee arthroplasty within the context of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model. The secondary aims are to identify potential challenges for reimbursement and solutions to overcome challenges for the orthopedic surgeon, and to describe and compare the current and projected reimbursement structures for total arthroplasty procedures. Final decisions on reimbursement for total arthroplasty as outlined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are reviewed...
March 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338589/managing-hip-fracture-and-lower-limb-surgery-in-the-emergency-setting-potential-role-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
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William Fisher
Trauma, immobilization, and subsequent surgery of the hip and lower limb are associated with a high risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). Individuals undergoing hip fracture surgery (HFS) have the highest rates of VTE among orthopedic surgery and trauma patients. The risk of VTE depends on the type and location of the lower limb injury. Current international guidelines recommend routine pharmacological thromboprophylaxis based on treatment with heparins, fondaparinux, dose-adjusted vitamin K antagonists and acetylsalicylic acid for patients undergoing emergency HFS; however, not all guidelines recommend pharmacological prophylaxis for patients with lower limb injuries...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332761/a-uk-national-survey-of-care-pathways-and-support-offered-to-patients-receiving-revision-surgery-for-prosthetic-joint-infection-in-the-highest-volume-nhs-orthopaedic-centres
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Andrew J Moore, Michael R Whitehouse, Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Jason Heddington, Andrew D Beswick, Ashley W Blom, Tim J Peters
BACKGROUND: Deep prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication of joint replacement surgery. It is difficult to treat, and patients often require multiple major revision surgeries to eradicate the infection. Treatment can have negative and long-term impact on patients' quality of life. Understanding current service provision provides valuable information needed to design and evaluate support interventions for patients. AIM: This survey aimed to identify usual care pathways and support in UK National Health Service (NHS) orthopaedic centres for patients receiving revision surgery for PJI after hip or knee replacement...
March 23, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330380/rehabilitation-after-total-joint-replacement-a-scoping-study
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Deborah L Snell, Julia Hipango, K Anne Sinnott, Jennifer A Dunn, Alastair Rothwell, C Jean Hsieh, Gerben DeJong, Gary Hooper
PURPOSE: The evidence supporting rehabilitation after joint replacement, while vast, is of variable quality making it difficult for clinicians to apply the best evidence to their practice. We aimed to map key issues for rehabilitation following joint replacement, highlighting potential avenues for new research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a scoping study including research published between January 2013 and December 2016, evaluating effectiveness of rehabilitation following hip and knee total joint replacement...
March 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326404/comparing-contemporary-revision-burden-among-hip-and-knee-joint-replacement-registries
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Brian J McGrory, Caryn D Etkin, David G Lewallen
BACKGROUND: Hip and knee arthroplasties are common and successful procedures, however, success and durability are not guaranteed. The revision burden, defined as the ratio of implant revisions to the total number of arthroplasties in a specific period, is a measure of the steady state of arthroplasty success in a given registry. This study examines the hypothesis that revision burden would be similar among contemporary joint replacement registries and improving over time compared with historic controls...
June 2016: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319584/episode-of-care-characteristics-and-costs-for-hip-and-knee-replacement-surgery-in-hospitals-belonging-to-the-high-value-health-care-collaborative-compared-with-similar-hospitals-in-the-same-health-care-markets
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William B Weeks, William J Schoellkopf, David J Ballard, Gary S Kaplan, Brent James, James N Weinstein
BACKGROUND: To inform consumers and restrain health care cost growth, efforts to promote transparency and to reimburse for care episodes are accelerating in the United States. OBJECTIVE: To compare characteristics and costs of 30-day episode of care for hip and knee replacement occurring in High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC)-member hospitals to those occurring in like non-HVHC-member hospitals in the same 15 health care markets before interventions by HVHC members to improve health care value for those interventions...
March 17, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316350/peek-and-cfr-peek-as-alternative-bearing-materials-to-uhmwpe-in-a-fixed-bearing-total-knee-replacement-an-experimental-wear-study
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Claire L Brockett, Silvia Carbone, John Fisher, Louise M Jennings
New bearing materials for total joint replacement have been explored as the need to improve longevity and enhance performance is driven by the changing demands of the patient demographic. Carbon-reinforced PEEK has demonstrated good wear characteristics in experimental wear simulation in both simple geometry pin-on-plate studies and in total hip joint replacement. Carbon reinforced PEEK CFR-PEEK has the potential to reduce tibial insert thickness and preserve bone in the knee. This study investigated the wear performance of PEEK and CFR-PEEK in a low conformity total knee replacement configuration...
March 15, 2017: Wear: An International Journal on the Science and Technology of Friction Lubrication and Wear
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314985/the-role-of-new-oral-anticoagulants-in-orthopaedics-an-update-of-recent-evidence
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Dimitrios V Papadopoulos, Ioannis Kostas-Agnantis, Ioannis Gkiatas, Andreas G Tsantes, Panagiota Ziara, Anastasios V Korompilias
Rivaroxaban, dabigatran, apixaban and edoxaban are the four available new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) which are currently approved for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after total hip and knee replacement. Large phase 3 and phase 4 studies comparing NOAC with low molecular weight heparins have shown similar results regarding the efficacy and safety of these two categories of anticoagulants. Management of bleeding complications is a matter of great significance. Three reversal agents have been developed: idarucizumab, andexanet alfa and ciraparantag...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303384/spinopelvic-parameter-changes-and-low-back-pain-improvement-due-to-femoral-neck-anteversion-in-patients-with-severe-unilateral-primary-hip-osteoarthritis-undergoing-total-hip-replacement
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Andrea Piazzolla, Giuseppe Solarino, Davide Bizzoca, Viola Montemurro, Pedro Berjano, Claudio Lamartina, Carlotta Martini, Biagio Moretti
PURPOSE: The study of the interrelation between hip and spine disorders is gaining increasing importance in the last years, but the link between Hip Osteoarthritis (HOA) and Low Back Pain (LBP) remains still unclear. Aim of the study is to assess the relationship between Femoral Neck Anteversion (FNA), LBP, and spinopelvic parameters in patients undergoing Total Hip Replacement (THR) for unilateral severe primary HOA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 91 patients were recruited...
March 16, 2017: European Spine Journal
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