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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525825/what-is-to-blame-for-postnatal-pelvic-floor-dysfunction-in-primiparous-women-pre-pregnancy-or-intrapartum-risk-factors
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Constantin M Durnea, Ali S Khashan, Louise C Kenny, Uliana A Durnea, James C Dornan, Suzanne M O'Sullivan, Barry A O'Reilly
BACKGROUND: The aetiology of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is still poorly understood. However childbearing is recognized as a major risk factor. OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the natural history of PFD by investigating the impact of the mode of delivery on postnatal pelvic floor dysfunction in primiparas, when PFD existing before the first pregnancy is taken into consideration. STUDY DESIGN: 4P-study (Prevalence and Predictors of Pelvic floor dysfunction in Primips) is a prospective cohort study, nested within the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) study set in a tertiary referral teaching hospital with 9000 deliveries annually...
April 23, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487456/deriving-literature-based-benchmarks-for-surgical-complications-in-high-income-countries-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mary E Brindle, Derek J Roberts, Oluwatomilayo Daodu, Alex Bernard Haynes, Christy Cauley, Elijah Dixon, Claude La Flamme, Paul Bain, William Berry
INTRODUCTION: To improve surgical safety, health systems must identify preventable adverse outcomes and measure changes in these outcomes in response to quality improvement initiatives. This requires understanding of the scope and limitations of available population-level data. To derive literature-based summary estimates of benchmarks of care, we will systematically review and meta-analyse rates of postoperative complications associated with several common and/or high-risk operations performed in five high-income countries (HICs)...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427333/the-experiences-of-physiotherapists-treating-people-with-dementia-who-fracture-their-hip
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A J Hall, R Watkins, I A Lang, R Endacott, V A Goodwin
BACKGROUND: It is estimated that people with dementia are approximately three times more likely to fracture their hip than sex and age matched controls. A report by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy found that this population have poor access to rehabilitation as inpatients and in the community. A recent scoping review found a paucity of research in this area, indeed there has been no qualitative research undertaken with physiotherapists. In order to address this evidence gap, the aim of this current study was to explore the experiences of physiotherapists treating this population...
April 20, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383999/energy-attenuation-performance-of-impact-protection-worn-by-motorcyclists-in-real-world-crashes
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Bianca Albanese, Tom Gibson, Tom Whyte, Lauren Meredith, Giovanni Savino, Liz de Rome, Matthew Baldock, Michael Fitzharris, Julie Brown
OBJECTIVE: Laboratory studies have demonstrated that impact protectors (IP) used in motorcycle clothing can reduce fracture severities. While crash studies have reported IP are associated with reduced likelihood of soft tissue injury, there is little evidence of their effectiveness in reducing fracture likelihood. This discrepancy might be related to IP quality. There are mandatory requirements for IP supplied with protective clothing in Europe, but not elsewhere. This study examines the energy attenuation performance of IP used by Australian riders...
May 29, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
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/28325859/scoping-review-of-potential-quality-indicators-for-hip-fracture-patient-care
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Kristen B Pitzul, Sarah E P Munce, Laure Perrier, Lauren Beaupre, Suzanne N Morin, Rhona McGlasson, Susan B Jaglal
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to identify existing or potential quality of care indicators (ie, current indicators as well as process and outcome measures) in the acute or postacute period, or across the continuum of care for older adults with hip fracture. DESIGN: Scoping review. SETTING: All care settings. SEARCH STRATEGY: English peer-reviewed studies published from January 2000 to January 2016 were included...
March 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249968/defining-modes-of-failure-after-joint-preserving-surgery-of-the-hip
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P E Beaulé, H Bleeker, A Singh, J Dobransky
AIMS: Joint-preserving surgery of the hip (JPSH) has evolved considerably and now includes a number of procedures, including arthroscopy, surgical dislocation, and redirectional osteotomies of the femur and acetabulum. There are a number of different factors which lead to failure of JPSH. Consequently, it is of interest to assess the various modes of failure in order to continue to identify best practice and the indications for these procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using a retrospective observational study design, we reviewed 1013 patients who had undergone JPSH by a single surgeon between 2005 and 2015...
March 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224089/kilt-kidney-and-ivc-abnormalities-with-leg-thrombosis-syndrome-in-a-41-years-old-man-with-loin-pain-and-fever
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James Kiujing Fung, Victor Hip Wo Yeung, Sau Kwan Chu, Chi Wan Man
KILT syndrome is a rare condition composing the triad of kidney and inferior vena cava anomaly and extensive venous thrombosis. We present a case of newly diagnosed KILT syndrome in a 41-years-old gentleman presenting with loin pain and fever. Reviewing previous case reports, KILT syndrome is usually an incidental finding on imaging studies and there is a wide scope of initial clinical presentations. However, recent evidence suggests IVC anomaly may have caused subsequent renal hypoplasia. Identification of the underlying etiology may be helpful in planning early vascular intervention to treat the condition...
May 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144573/glucosamine-and-chondroitin-for-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis
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EDITORIAL
Haris S Vasiliadis, Konstantinos Tsikopoulos
The prevalence of primary or idiopathic osteoarthritis (OA) of knee and hip joints has substantially increased in general population during the last decades. Analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are currently extensively used as non-surgical treatment options. However, they act as symptomatic treatments, not offering a cure of OA and they are accused for an increased risk of adverse events. Glucosamine (GL) and chondroitin (CH) are nutritional supplements that have recently gained widespread use as treatment options for OA...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003941/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-instillation-in-a-chronic-non-healing-right-hip-trochanteric-pressure-ulcer
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Kevin W Broder, Brian Nguyen, Richard M Bodor
Complex pressure ulcer wound sites often present with a wide scope of barriers to healing ranging from high colonization of multi-drug-resistant pathogens to tortuous internal anatomy which make the wound recalcitrant to traditional wound care including standard negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Negative pressure wound therapy with instillation (NPWTi-d) provides an opportunity to manage and heal wounds with indications not met by standard NPWT such as cavitating wounds with complex undermining and tunneling...
November 14, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965828/-moving-on-and-feeling-good-a-feasibility-study-to-explore-the-lifestyle-behaviours-of-young-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities-as-they-transition-from-school-to-adulthood-a-study-protocol
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Fiona Mitchell, Andrew Jahoda, Catherine Hankey, Lynsay Matthews, Heather Murray, Craig Melville
BACKGROUND: The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a 'high-risk' period for weight gain in the general population. There is speculation that this may also be a risk period for adults with intellectual disabilities; however, there has been no research which has monitored change in health indicators. Since adults with intellectual disabilities have higher rates of obesity and engage in more sedentary behaviour and less physical activity than the general population, there is a need to understand more about the lifestyle behaviours of this population during the transition to adulthood...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908845/design-response-rates-and-population-characteristics-of-a-cross-sectional-study-in-zanzibar-tanzania
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Maria Adam Nyangasa, Soerge Kelm, Mohammed Ali Sheikh, Antje Hebestreit
BACKGROUND: Data on nutritional status and correlates of noncommunicable diseases are scarce for resource-poor settings in sub-Saharan countries. With the scope of a project, "Access to Food and Nutrition Status of the Zanzibari Population," data for investigating public health questions were collected using proven measurement and laboratory standards. OBJECTIVE: The present study aims at providing a descriptive overview of recruitment approaches, standardization, quality control measures, and data collection, with special attention to the design, responses, and participant characteristics of the overall project...
December 1, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761220/targeted-screening-of-hip-dysplasia-in-newborns-experience-at-a-district-general-hospital-in-scotland
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Rahul Tyagi, Marcin R Zgoda, Rachel Short
National Health Service Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS) published a health technology scoping report in 2006 acknowledging that there are serious concerns within Scotland in relation to Developmental Dysplasia of Hip (DDH) as there is no formal screening program in place and there are significant variations between NHS boards leading to confusion for staff and parents. NHS QIS identified need for audit work to improve hip screening in Scotland. The aim of this study is review of current practice of selective screening for DDH...
September 19, 2016: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756401/the-use-of-a-policy-dialogue-to-facilitate-evidence-informed-policy-development-for-improved-access-to-care-the-case-of-the-winnipeg-central-intake-service-wcis
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Zaheed Damani, Gail MacKean, Eric Bohm, Brie DeMone, Brock Wright, Tom Noseworthy, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Deborah A Marshall
BACKGROUND: Policy dialogues are critical for developing responsive, effective, sustainable, evidence-informed policy. Our multidisciplinary team, including researchers, physicians and senior decision-makers, comprehensively evaluated The Winnipeg Central Intake Service, a single-entry model in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to improve patient access to hip/knee replacement surgery. We used the evaluation findings to develop five evidence-informed policy directions to help improve access to scheduled clinical services across Manitoba...
October 18, 2016: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711119/clinical-and-wear-analyses-of-9-large-metal-on-metal-total-hip-prostheses
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M C Koper, N M C Mathijssen, F Witt, M M Morlock, S B W Vehmeijer
BACKGROUND: Metal-on-Metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasties (THA) are associated with pseudotumor formation and high revision rates. This prospective study analysed the clinical and wear analyses of 9 large Metal-on-Metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasties (THA) to understand the underlying mechanisms of failure. The MoM bearings were revised for multiple reasons; the main reason was pseudotumor formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2006 till 2010 the Reinier de Graaf Hospital implanted 160 large head M2a-Magnum™ (Biomet Inc...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513792/venous-thromboembolism-after-total-knee-replacement-or-total-hip-replacement-what-can-be-learnt-from-root-cause-analysis
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S Benjamin, D Warwick
INTRODUCTION Because of the high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR), guidelines are used widely to enhance effective (yet safe) prophylaxis. If patients develop VTEs despite use of such guidelines, then the reasons are that the guidelines were: (i) followed but the VTE occurred anyway; (ii) not implemented appropriately. All VTEs are assessed routinely by root-cause analysis (RCA). METHODS The records and subsequent RCA reports for each patient who experienced clinically significant VTE after THR or TKR were reviewed...
November 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497462/the-quickline-il-6-lateral-flow-immunoassay-improves-the-rapid-intraoperative-diagnosis-of-suspected-periprosthetic-joint-infections
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M D Wimmer, M M Ploeger, M J Friedrich, R Bornemann, P P Roessler, S Gravius, T M Randau
BACKGROUND: When deciding upon the best treatment strategy in revision arthroplasty, it is absolutely crucial to use the best possible preoperative detection whether a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is present or not. New molecular markers investigated in serum samples and synovial fluid can help to improve the preoperative diagnosis. In 2001, a novel IL-6 lateral flow immunoassay testing device was introduced which has never been tested in synovial fluid so far. OBJECTIVE: For our study we investigated whether the test can be used safely, feasibly and time effectively with synovial fluid gathered from potentially infected THAs or TKAs and whether the already published cutoff for IL-6 in synovial fluid predicting a PJI can be reproduced using the QuickLine IL-6 immunoassay...
November 14, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27416990/patient-characteristics-and-early-functional-outcomes-of-combined-arthroscopic-labral-refixation-and-periacetabular-osteotomy-for-symptomatic-acetabular-dysplasia
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Benjamin F Ricciardi, Stephanie W Mayer, Kara G Fields, Catherine Wentzel, Bryan T Kelly, Ernest L Sink
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic labral tears are common in patients with acetabular dysplasia; however, optimal treatment of the labrum remains controversial. PURPOSE: To present patient characteristics and early functional outcomes associated with combined arthroscopic labral refixation and Bernese periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) for symptomatic acetabular dysplasia with a displaced labral tear from the acetabular rim. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
October 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382264/the-home-independence-program-with-non-health-professionals-as-care-managers-an-evaluation
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Gill Lewin, Karyn Concanen, David Youens
The Home Independence Program (HIP), an Australian restorative home care/reablement service for older adults, has been shown to be effective in reducing functional dependency and increasing functional mobility, confidence in everyday activities, and quality of life. These gains were found to translate into a reduced need for ongoing care services and reduced health and aged care costs over time. Despite these positive outcomes, few Australian home care agencies have adopted the service model - a key reason being that few Australian providers employ health professionals, who act as care managers under the HIP service model...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27376444/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-an-opportunity-to-improve-fractured-neck-of-femur-management
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T W Wainwright, T Immins, R G Middleton
Introduction Approximately 67,000 hip fractures occurred in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2014, and annual hospital costs for fracture are around £1.1 billion. We review the potential scope for improving length of stay (LOS). Methods Hospital Episode Statistics data on non-elective admissions to 137 hospital trusts between November 2013 and October 2015 with a primary diagnosis of fractured neck of femur were analysed. The primary outcome was superspell LOS, which is the total LOS for all related spells for a single patient during an episode of care...
September 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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