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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526202/capnocytophaga-canimorsus-an-underestimated-cause-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection
#1
Marcel Orth, Patrick Orth, Konstantinos Anagnostakos
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a major clinical problem in orthopedic surgery. Capnocytophaga canimorsus (C. canimorsus) is an unusual and hardly detectable bacterium. A review of the literature indicates that C. canimorsus affects mainly immunocompromised patients. It has not been reported to cause periprosthetic joint infections in immunocompetent patients so far. This case report aims to raise awareness of C. canimorsus in orthopedic surgery with special regard to joint arthroplasty...
May 16, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526159/anticoagulation-and-neuraxial-peripheral-anesthesia
#2
REVIEW
Mudit Kaushal, Ryan E Rubin, Alan D Kaye, Karina Gritsenko
Novel anticoagulants (NAGs) have emerged as the preferred alternatives to vitamin K antagonists. In patients being considered for regional anesthesia, these drugs present a layer of complexity in the preprocedure evaluation. There are no established tests to monitor anticoagulant activity and our experience is short with these drugs. These authors believe it is important to review the relevant hematology, orthopedics, and anesthesiology literature to provide a valuable reference for the clinician who is met with these challenges...
June 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525322/a-systemic-review-of-existing-serological-possibilities-to-diagnose-canine-osteoarthritis-with-a-particular-focus-on-extracellular-matrix-proteoglycans-and-protein
#3
M Shahid, G Manchi, P Slunsky, O Naseer, A Fatima, B Leo, J Raila
Extra-cellular matrix (ECM) components are important and their stabilization is significant in maintaining normal healthy joint environment. In osteoarthritis (OA), ECM components are altered and indicate disease progression. The joint ECM is composed of proteoglycans (aggrecan, perlecan, inter α-trypsin inhibitor), glycoproteins (fibronectin, lubricin, COMP) and collagen types (most abundantly collagen type II) which represent structural and functional transformation during disease advancement. ECM investigation revealed significant biomarkers of OA that could be used as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in different canine orthopedic diseases...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520517/nanoantibiotics-a-new-paradigm-for-the-treatment-of-surgical-infection
#4
Joseph S Fernandez-Moure, Michael Evangelopoulos, Kayla Colvill, Jeffrey L Van Eps, Ennio Tasciotti
Infections following orthopedic device implantations often impose a substantial health burden and result in high medical costs. Currently, preventative methods are often employed following an orthopedic implant to reduce risk of infection; however, contamination of the surgical site can still occur. Although antibiotics have demonstrated a substantial reduction in bacterial growth and maintenance, biofilm formation around the implant can often minimize efficacy of the antibiotic. Recently, nanotechnology has garnered significant interest, resulting in the development of several antibiotic delivery strategies that exhibit extended release and increased efficacy...
May 18, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514128/-treatment-for-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
#5
REVIEW
Uriel Giwnewer, Guy Rubin, Hagay Orbach, Nimrod Rozen
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the world and its incidence is rising. In Western populations it is one of the most frequent causes of pain, loss of function and disability in adults. The estimated lifetime risk for knee osteoarthritis is approximately 40% in men and 47% in women. The diagnosis of osteoarthritis is complex due to a lack of specific physical and/or laboratorial findings. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has recommended using the following criteria for the diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis: chronic knee pain (lasting for more than 6 weeks) and at least three of the following: • Age over 50 years old...
July 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513977/use-of-high-performance-polymers-as-dental-implant-abutments-and-frameworks-a-case-series-report
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Mohammad Al-Rabab'ah, Wala'a Hamadneh, Ismail Alsalem, Ameen Khraisat, Ashraf Abu Karaky
Dental implant abutments can be made of different materials including titanium, gold, zirconia, alumina, and polymeric materials. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a high performance thermoplastic polymer that can be used as a dental implant abutment material. It has an elastic modulus comparable to bone and can reduce stress shielding. PEEK is a radiolucent material that can allow better radiographic imaging of peri-implant tissues and can be veneered with composite materials or bonded to ceramics. PEEK is widely used in orthopedic and spinal surgeries, and it possesses mechanical and biological characteristics that encourage its use as dental implant abutments...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508100/cervical-radiculopathy-combined-with-cervical-myelopathy-prevalence-and-characteristics
#7
Byung-Wan Choi, Sung-Soo Kim, Dong-Hyun Lee, Ji-Wan Kim
Patients with cervical myelopathy may experience symptoms of radiculopathy, and it is not easy to determine whether these symptoms are caused by the myelopathy itself or by a radiculopathy accompanied by root compression. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of radiculopathy combined with cervical myelopathy and to evaluate the characteristics of cervical myelopathy with or without radiculopathy. We enrolled 127 patients with cervical myelopathy in this retrospective study and reviewed their medical records and magnetic resonance imaging findings...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507884/a-retrospective-analysis-of-complications-associated-with-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-in-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#8
Kevork Hindoyan, Justin Tilan, Zorica Buser, Jeremiah R Cohen, Darrel S Brodke, Jim A Youssef, Jong-Beom Park, S Tim Yoon, Hans-Joerg Meisel, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to quantify the frequency of complications associated with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) use in anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). METHODS: The orthopedic subset of the Medicare database (PearlDiver) was queried for this retrospective cohort study using International Statistical Classification of Diseases 9 (ICD-9) and Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes for ALIF procedures with and without rhBMP-2 between 2005 and 2010...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504810/using-a-structured-checklist-to-improve-the-orthopedic-ward-round-a-prospective-cohort-study
#9
Adrian J Talia, James Drummond, Cameron Muirhead, Phong Tran
Comprehensive and timely documentation on orthopedic ward rounds continues to be problematic, leading to delayed or inappropriate patient care and miscommunication between health care providers. The authors introduced a simple checklist to improve the documentation on orthopedic ward rounds in their institution. A prospective cohort study was performed. Standard care was provided for cohort A. During a 2-week period, the documentation of patient care by physicians following a ward round was assessed in terms of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, fasting status, wound or dressing plan, weight-bearing status, and important surgical details...
May 15, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503334/retained-surgical-drains-in-orthopedics-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#10
John S Cox, Darin Friess
Though a relatively rare event, retained surgical drains are preventable and can lead to significant consequences. Two case reports from our institution are discussed as examples for the challenging management of this problem as well as an overview of techniques for the prevention and removal of retained drains based on the current literature.
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497931/is-outpatient-continuous-regional-analgesia-more-effective-and-equally-safe-than-single-shot-peripheral-nerve-blocks-after-ambulatory-orthopedic-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trials
#11
Andrea Saporito, Luciano Anselmi, Evelina Sturini, Alain Borgeat, José A Aguirre
BACKGROUND: Continuous regional analgesia is an established technique for effective postoperative pain treatment, particularly after orthopedic surgical procedures. Even if it has been increasingly applied to the outpatient setting as well, many anesthesiologists are still reluctant to discharge patients with a perineural catheter in place. Aim of this review was to clarify the evidences about safety and effectiveness of outpatient continuous peripheral nerve blocks. METHODS: A systematic review of all prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trials of the last 20 years on outpatient continuous peripheral nerve blocks after ambulatory orthopedic surgery was performed, using both PubMed and OVID databases were...
May 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496546/the-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-postoperative-pneumonia
#12
REVIEW
Morad Chughtai, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Nequesha Mohamed, Anton Khlopas, Jared M Newman, Rafay Khan, Ali Nadhim, Shervin Shaffiy, Michael A Mont
Postoperative pneumonia is a common complication of surgery, and is associated with marked morbidity and mortality. Despite advances in surgical and anesthetic technique, it persists as a frequent postoperative complication. Many studies have aimed to assess its burden, as well as associated risk factors. However, this complication varies among the different surgical specialties, and there is a paucity of reports that comprehensively evaluate this complication. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to review the epidemiology and risk factors of postoperative pneumonia in the setting of: 1) general surgery; 2) cardiothoracic surgery; 3) orthopedic and spine surgery; and 4) head and neck surgery...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495424/clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-following-hinge-fracture-during-open-door-cervical-laminoplasty
#13
Dong-Ho Lee, Hyoungmin Kim, Choon Sung Lee, Chang-Ju Hwang, Jae-Hwan Cho, Samuel K Cho
To investigate the clinical and radiographic fate of fractured hinges in open-door cervical laminoplasty, 135 segments of 36 patients who had undergone follow-up for more than two years after open-door cervical laminoplasty due to compressive cervical myelopathy were reviewed clinically and radiographically. Hinge fractures were identified by the intraoperative finding of obvious instability or click sounds (an obvious fracture), or by immediate postoperative computed tomography (CT) images showing a discontinuity of both the inner and outer cortex or a displacement of more than 1mm at the lamina hinge site (an occult fracture)...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493041/the-sinus-tarsi-approach-in-displaced-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures
#14
Jin Park, Jin Ho Che
INTRODUCTION: Although the extended lateral approach is typically considered the gold standard of treatment for intra-articular calcaneal fractures, a limited lateral approach may be a good alternative in select cases. METHODS: Forty-seven consecutive patients with intra-articular calcaneal fractures treated using the sinus tarsi approach between March 2010 and April 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The functional outcomes [including arc range of motion, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) score, and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle/hindfoot (AOFAS) score], bony outcomes (bony restoration and bony union), and complications were evaluated...
May 10, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486859/state-of-the-art-review-on-design-and-manufacture-of-hybrid-biomedical-materials-hip-and-knee-prostheses
#15
Marjan Bahraminasab, Farzam Farahmand
The trend in biomaterials development has now headed for tailoring the properties and making hybrid materials to achieve the optimal performance metrics in a product. Modern manufacturing processes along with advanced computational techniques enable systematical fabrication of new biomaterials by design strategy. Functionally graded materials as a recent group of hybrid materials have found numerous applications in biomedical area, particularly for making orthopedic prostheses. This article, therefore, seeks to address the following research questions: (RQ1) What is the desired structure of orthopedic hybrid materials? (RQ2) What is the contribution of the literature in the development of hybrid materials in the field of orthopedic research? (RQ3) Which type of manufacturing approaches is prevalently used to build these materials for knee and hip implants? (RQ4) Is there any inadequacy in the methods applied?...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481386/early-versus-late-weight-bearing-protocols-for-surgically-managed-posterior-wall-acetabular-fractures
#16
Austin Heare, Nicholas Kramer, Christopher Salib, Cyril Mauffrey
Despite overall improved outcomes with open reduction and internal fixation of acetabular fractures, posterior wall fractures show disproportionately poor results. The effect of weight bearing on outcomes of fracture management has been investigated in many lower extremity fractures, but evidence-based recommendations in posterior wall acetabular fractures are lacking. The authors systematically reviewed the current literature to determine if a difference in outcome exists between early and late postoperative weight-bearing protocols for surgically managed posterior wall acetabular fractures...
May 8, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480284/similar-clinical-severity-and-outcomes-for-methicillin-resistant-and-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-pediatric-musculoskeletal-infections
#17
Thomas J An, Michael A Benvenuti, Megan E Mignemi, Jeffrey Martus, James B Wood, Isaac P Thomsen, Jonathan G Schoenecker
BACKGROUND: Prior studies of pediatric musculoskeletal infection have suggested that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections result in worse outcomes compared with infections with methicillin-susceptible S aureus (MSSA) strains. Based on these results, clinical prediction algorithms have been developed to differentiate between MRSA and MSSA early in a patient's clinical course. This study compares hospital outcomes for pediatric patients with MRSA and MSSA musculoskeletal infection presenting to the emergency department at a large tertiary care children's hospital...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480269/globicatella-sanguinis-osteomyelitis-and-bacteremia-review-of-an-emerging-human-pathogen-with-an-expanding-spectrum-of-disease
#18
Andy O Miller, Seanne P Buckwalter, Michael W Henry, Fann Wu, Katherine F Maloney, Bisrat K Abraham, Barry J Hartman, Barry D Brause, Susan Whittier, Thomas J Walsh, Audrey N Schuetz
BACKGROUND: Globicatella sanguinis is an uncommon pathogen that may be misdiagnosed as viridans group streptococci. We review the literature of Globicatella and report 2 clinical cases in which catalase-negative Gram-positive cocci resembling viridans group streptococci with elevated minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) to ceftriaxone were inconsistently identified phenotypically, with further molecular characterization and ultimate identification of G sanguinis. METHODS: Two clinical strains (from 2 obese women; 1 with a prosthetic hip infection and the other with bacteremia) were analyzed with standard identification methods, followed by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry, 16S recombinant ribonucleic acid (rRNA), and sodA polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479128/arthroscopic-treatment-of-symptomatic-calcific-periarthritis-on-the-medial-side-of-the-knee-after-posterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Eui-Chan Jang, Han-Jun Lee, Seong Hwan Kim, Yoon-Ho Kwak
Calcific periarthritis in the distal femur is a rare condition. Forty two year old Asian male visited to the outpatient clinic of orthopedic department with acute excruciating knee pain. The arthroscopic posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction was performed 20 years ago with the bonepatellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autograft combined with Trevira (polyethylene terephthalate) artificial ligament. Severe tenderness was noted incidentally over the medial epicondyle area of the distal femur which the cancellous screw was inserted for PCL reconstruction, without any preceding trauma history or medial joint line tenderness due to degenerative change...
May 4, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465006/early-rehabilitation-after-open-repair-for-patients-with-a-rupture-of-the-achilles-tendon
#20
Uk Kim, Yun Seong Choi, Gyu Chol Jang, Young Rak Choi
PURPOSE: As outdoor activities participation increase, Achilles tendon rupture incidence also tends to increase. There are a number of treatment and rehabilitation options for a ruptured Achilles tendon. However, the optimal rehabilitation protocols are still under debate. The purpose of this study is to determine whether early rehabilitation is more effective than conventional rehabilitation. METHODS: Medical records of 56 patients who had been treated with open repair after a ruptured Achilles tendon were retrospectively reviewed...
April 25, 2017: Injury
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