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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214257/a-comparison-of-two-dosing-regimens-of-asa-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties
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Michael J Feldstein, Sara L Low, Antonia F Chen, Laura A Woodward, William J Hozack
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare short-term side effects of aspirin (ASA) 325 mg vs ASA 81 mg orally twice daily (PO BID) when used as thromboembolic prophylaxis following primary total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: A 1-year prospective cohort study was performed on 643 primary unilateral total joint arthroplasty patients operated on by a single surgeon. Two hundred eighty-two patients were administered ASA 325 mg PO BID and 361 patients were administered ASA 81 mg PO BID for 1 month...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214256/is-there-a-threshold-value-of-hemoglobin-a1c-that-predicts-risk-of-infection-following-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Jourdan M Cancienne, Brian C Werner, James A Browne
BACKGROUND: There remains little evidence to support a perioperative hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level that could serve as a threshold for a significantly increased risk of deep postoperative infection in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) following total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: A national administrative database was queried for patients who underwent primary THA with DM. Patients with an HbA1c level within 3 months of surgery were identified and were stratified based on HbA1c level in 0...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213689/serious-fungal-infections-in-egypt
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S M Zaki, D W Denning
We aimed to estimate the burden of serious fungal infections in Egypt, currently unknown, based on the size of the populations at risk and available epidemiological data. Data were obtained from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and published reports with clearcut denominators. When no data existed, risk populations were used to estimate frequencies of fungal infections, using previously described methodology. The population of Egypt in 2011 was ∼82,500,000; 31% children, and 8% women >60 years of age...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212263/shoulder-synovial-fluid-lipoprotein-levels-and-their-relationship-to-the-rotator-cuff
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Daniel E Davis, Alexa Narzikul, Daniel Sholder, Mark Lazarus, Surena Namdari, Joseph Abboud
INTRODUCTION: Rotator cuff pathology has been proposed to occur through intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms. Hyperlipidemia has been proposed as a mechanism of intrinsic rotator cuff pathology. This prospective observational study evaluates serum and synovial lipid profiles in patients with and without rotator cuff tears to further define the relationship of cholesterol and rotator cuff pathology. METHODS: Patients were prospectively enrolled with intact rotator cuff (37 patients) and rotator cuff tear requiring a repair (40 patients) groups...
March 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211292/clinical-and-functional-outcome-of-open-primary-repair-of-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tears-associated-with-distal-radius-fractures
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Faisal Johandi, Sreedharan Sechachalam
PURPOSE: We evaluate the clinical and functional outcome of open primary repair of acute TFCC tears in distal radius fracture, when there is gross intraoperative distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instability after fixation of the distal radius, in the absence of an ulnar styloid fracture or when the ulnar fracture fragment is too small to be fixed. METHODS: A retrospective review of our institution's distal radius fracture database over a 4-year period (January 2010 to December 2013)...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205429/-pneumococcal-arthritis-in-paediatric-population
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G Barbeito-Castiñeiras, M Guinda-Giménez, O Cores-Calvo, M Hernández-Blanco, F Pardo-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: Cases of septic arthritis in paediatric population by Streptococcus pneumoniae in the Health Area of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) were reviewed. METHODS: A retrospective study from January 2005 to March 2014 was conducted for all S. pneumoniae isolates obtained from joint fluids in children. RESULTS: From the 7,416 joint fluids received in the Microbiology Department, 77 belonged to paediatric patients, and of these, only 8 had positive culture...
February 16, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199814/baricitinib-versus-placebo-or-adalimumab-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Peter C Taylor, Edward C Keystone, Désirée van der Heijde, Michael E Weinblatt, Liliana Del Carmen Morales, Jaime Reyes Gonzaga, Sergey Yakushin, Taeko Ishii, Kahaku Emoto, Scott Beattie, Vipin Arora, Carol Gaich, Terence Rooney, Douglas Schlichting, William L Macias, Stephanie de Bono, Yoshiya Tanaka
Background Baricitinib is an oral, reversible inhibitor of the Janus kinases JAK1 and JAK2 that may have therapeutic value in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Methods We conducted a 52-week, phase 3, double-blind, placebo- and active-controlled trial in which 1307 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis who were receiving background therapy with methotrexate were randomly assigned to one of three regimens in a 3:3:2 ratio: placebo (switched to baricitinib after 24 weeks), 4 mg of baricitinib once daily, or 40 mg of adalimumab (an anti-tumor necrosis factor α monoclonal antibody) every other week...
16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196045/no-smoking-allowed-is-the-operating-room-the-next-place-that-smoking-patients-undergoing-total-joint-arthroplasty-will-be-banned-commentary-on-an-article-by-eric-h-tischler-ba-et-al-smoking-increases-the-rate-of-reoperation-for-infection-within-90-days-after
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196031/smoking-increases-the-rate-of-reoperation-for-infection-within-90-days-after-primary-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Eric H Tischler, Laura Matsen Ko, Antonia F Chen, Mitchell G Maltenfort, Jacob Schroeder, Matthew S Austin
BACKGROUND: The relationship between smoking and complications after total joint arthroplasty is unclear. Prior studies have been limited by relatively small sample sizes or investigation of select cohorts. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between smoking and readmission and/or reoperation within 90 days of total joint arthroplasty in a large, non-select cohort of patients. METHODS: Using our institutional database, we retrospectively identified patients who underwent primary total joint arthroplasty between 2000 and 2014...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196029/twelve-year-outcomes-of-an-oxinium-total-knee-replacement-compared-with-the-same-cobalt-chromium-design-an-analysis-of-17-577-prostheses-from-the-australian-orthopaedic-association-national-joint-replacement-registry
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Christopher J Vertullo, Peter L Lewis, Stephen Graves, Lan Kelly, Michelle Lorimer, Peter Myers
BACKGROUND: Oxidized zirconium (Oxinium) was introduced as an alternative bearing surface to cobalt-chromium (CoCr) in an attempt to reduce polyethylene wear and decrease aseptic mechanical failure of total knee replacements. While noncomparative reports have been described as promising, we were aware of no short or long-term clinical studies showing the superiority of Oxinium on polyethylene as a bearing surface. Using data from a comprehensive national joint replacement registry, we compared the long-term outcomes after cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with an Oxinium femoral component and those with the same prosthetic design but with a CoCr femoral component...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195985/prosthetic-joint-infections-in-patients-undergoing-carpal-tunnel-release
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Wenjing Zeng, Deborah Paul, Thomas Kemp, John Elfar
INTRODUCTION: Little information is available regarding the rate of prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in patients undergoing carpal tunnel release (CTR) without antibiotic prophylaxis. Hand surgeons should be aware of patients' history of arthroplasty. METHODS: All patients who underwent CTR at our institution between 2012 and 2014 were identified and their charts were reviewed to identify those who had a history of total hip, knee, and/or shoulder arthroplasty...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195606/use-of-articulating-spacer-technique-in-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-complicated-by-sepsis-a-systematic-meta-analysis
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John C Spivey, George N Guild, Giles R Scuderi
Periprosthetic infection after total knee arthroplasty is a devastating complication, and 2-stage exchange is the standard of care in North America. Articulating spacers are effective in treating periprosthetic joint infections, but the optimal articulating spacer construct has yet to be identified. The authors performed a systematic review using MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process, EMBASE, BIOSIS, ClinicalTrials.gov, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. They identified 34 articles meeting inclusion criteria, producing 1016 spacers for comparison...
February 13, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187202/asymptomatic-leishmaniasis-in-kala-azar-endemic-areas-of-malda-district-west-bengal-india
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Pabitra Saha, Swagata Ganguly, Moytrey Chatterjee, Soumendu Bikash Das, Pratip K Kundu, Subhasish K Guha, Tamal K Ghosh, Dilip K Bera, Nandita Basu, Ardhendu K Maji
Asymptomatic leishmaniasis may drive the epidemic and an important challenge to reach the goal of joint Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) elimination initiative taken by three Asian countries. The role of these asymptomatic carriers in disease transmission, prognosis at individual level and rate of transformation to symptomatic VL/Post Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL) needs to be evaluated. Asymptomatic cases were diagnosed by active mass survey in eight tribal villages by detecting antileishmanial antibody using rK39 based rapid diagnostic kits and followed up for three years to observe the pattern of sero-conversion and disease transformation...
February 10, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185755/the-james-a-rand-young-investigator-s-award-administrative-claims-vs-surgical-registry-capturing-outcomes-in-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Joseph T Patterson, David Sing, Erik N Hansen, Bobby Tay, Alan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Administrative claims in total joint arthroplasty are used for observational studies and payment adjustments under the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) legislation. Claims data have not been validated against prospective surgical outcome registries for primary total hip (THA) or knee arthroplasty (TKA). We hypothesized that significant differences in reported comorbidity and adverse event measures exist between administrative claims and prospective registry data relevant to payment adjudication under the CJR reimbursement model...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182649/estimating-the-respective-contributions-of-human-and-viral-genetic-variation-to-hiv-control
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István Bartha, Paul J McLaren, Chanson Brumme, Richard Harrigan, Amalio Telenti, Jacques Fellay
We evaluated the fraction of variation in HIV-1 set point viral load attributable to viral or human genetic factors by using joint host/pathogen genetic data from 541 HIV infected individuals. We show that viral genetic diversity explains 29% of the variation in viral load while host factors explain 8.4%. Using a joint model including both host and viral effects, we estimate a total of 30% heritability, indicating that most of the host effects are reflected in viral sequence variation.
February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167881/poor-prognosis-of-patients-treated-for-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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REVIEW
Cynthia A Kahlenberg, Alexia Hernandez-Soria, Michael B Cross
The study by Gomez et al., "The Fate of Spacers in the Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection," evaluates the clinical course and success rate of treatment of periprosthetic joint infection with two-stage revision with spacer placement in the interim period. The current review critically analyzes the findings of this study and examines how these findings may influence patient care in the field of hip and knee replacement. Gomez et al. report sobering results of two-stage revision with spacer placement for periprosthetic joint infection...
February 2017: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165600/early-periprosthetic-joint-infection-and-debridement-antibiotics-and-implant-retention-in-arthroplasty-for-femoral-neck-fracture
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Carl Mellner, Thomas Eisler, Björn Knutsson, Sebastian Mukka
INTRODUCTION: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a severe complication of hip arthroplasty for femoral neck fractures (FNF). Debridement, antibiotics and implant retention (DAIR) is recommended in early PJI in association with stable implants. Few studies have evaluated the outcome of DAIR in this fragile population.The purpose of this study was to analyse risk factors for PJI and the short-term outcome of DAIR in FNF patients treated with a hip arthroplasty. METHODS: A consecutive series of 736 patients (median age 81 years, 490 women, 246 men) had been treated with either a total hip arthroplasty or a hemi hip arthroplasty for a displaced FNF at our institution...
January 31, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164047/management-of-infected-total-knee-arthroplasty-by-a-new-innovative-customized-articulating-knee-spacer-an-early-experience
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Dhiraj P Marothi, Vipin Sharma, Ashish N Sheth, Vikram I Shah, L Bharath, J A Pachore
INTRODUCTION: Management of infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a challenge to patient and surgeon alike. Two-stage exchange is the universally acclaimed method to tackle this problem. Various spacer devices are available for the first stage surgery for local delivery of antibiotics. Here, we report our experience with management of infected TKA patients with our indigenously designed and produced knee spacer. CASE REPORT: Between 2012 and 2013, 28 patients with infected total knee replacement (TKR) have been managed by our indigenous knee spacer...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163198/long-term-sequelae-of-chikungunya-virus-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mariëlle van Aalst, Charlotte Marieke Nelen, Abraham Goorhuis, Cornelis Stijnis, Martin Peter Grobusch
BACKGROUND: The acute phase of chikungunya is well documented; less so are its long-term effects. This systematic literature review provides an overview of the currently available data. METHODS: We performed an electronic search in PubMed/Medline and checked reference lists. We included studies in English on long-term sequelae of chikungunya in adults and on long-term sequelae of congenital infection from 2000-2016. Case reports, reviews and studies with a follow-up shorter than 6 weeks were excluded...
February 2, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161138/prognosis-of-advanced-tenosynovial-giant-cell-tumor-of-the-knee-diagnosed-during-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Pengfei Lei, Rongxin Sun, Hao Liu, Jianxi Zhu, Ting Wen, Yihe Hu
BACKGROUND: Tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT) is a relatively rare disease often misdiagnosed as osteoarthritis. Synovectomy or arthroplasty is the recommended treatment option, but recurrence is common after surgery. This study aimed to determine the prognosis of patients with advanced TGCT that was diagnosed incidentally during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for osteoarthritis and treated by synovectomy. METHODS: From January 2008 to July 2011, TGCT was diagnosed incidentally in 10 patients (a total of 11 individual knees) undergoing posterior-stabilized TKA for an initial diagnosis of osteoarthritis...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
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