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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545172/femoral-nerve-block-versus-adductor-canal-block-for-analgesia-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
In Jun Koh, Young Jun Choi, Man Soo Kim, Hyun Jung Koh, Min Sung Kang, Yong In
Inadequate pain management after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) impedes recovery, increases the risk of postoperative complications, and results in patient dissatisfaction. Although the preemptive use of multimodal measures is currently considered the principle of pain management after TKA, no gold standard pain management protocol has been established. Peripheral nerve blocks have been used as part of a contemporary multimodal approach to pain control after TKA. Femoral nerve block (FNB) has excellent postoperative analgesia and is now a commonly used analgesic modality for TKA pain control...
June 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544356/older-people-s-experiences-of-falling-and-perceived-risk-of-falls-in-the-community-a-narrative-synthesis-of-qualitative-research
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Siobhan Gardiner, Margaret Glogowska, Catherine Stoddart, Sarah Pendlebury, Daniel Lasserson, Debra Jackson
AIM: To examine qualitative research exploring older people's experiences of falling and the perceived risk of falling in the community. This will contribute new insights into how falling is perceived by the older community. BACKGROUND: Falls are a major problem for older people and healthcare services across the world. Accidental falls in the community are a persistent problem that is generally recognised as an intrinsic risk of ageing. This review provides a new synthesis of evidence that considers older people's perception of falls in the community as new insights are needed if the increasing problems of falls are to be addressed...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543940/greater-gains-in-spine-and-hip-strength-for-romosozumab-compared-to-teriparatide-in-postmenopausal-women-with-low-bone-mass
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T M Keaveny, D B Crittenden, M A Bolognese, H K Genant, K Engelke, B Oliveri, J P Brown, B L Langdahl, C Yan, A Grauer, C Libanati
Romosozumab is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits sclerostin and has been shown to reduce the risk of fractures within 12 months. In a Phase II, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of treatment-naïve postmenopausal women with low bone mass, romosozumab increased BMD at the hip and spine by the dual effect of increasing bone formation and decreasing bone resorption. In a substudy of that trial, which included placebo and teriparatide arms, here we investigated whether those observed increases in BMD also resulted in improvements in estimated strength, as assessed by finite element analysis...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543412/opioid-treatment-agreements-repurposed-but-who-monitors-the-monitors
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Richard Payne
In this issue of the Hastings Center Report, Joshua Rager and Peter Schwartz reframe the justification for the use of opioid treatment agreements. Instead of documents used to define the roles and responsibilities of doctors and patients to one another in the course of opioid treatment for chronic pain and to describe the risks and benefits of therapy for the individual, OTAs are now proposed for use as "surveillance and monitoring" instruments. As such, they are specifically meant to disclose the risks of opioid therapy and to describe the other processes and tools used to monitor abuse and diversion of medications...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542894/risk-factors-of-falls-among-inpatients-with-cancer
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M D Jun, K M Lee, S A Park
AIM: To investigate the risk factors and predictors of falls according to the general characteristics, conscious state, physical condition and treatment of hospitalized patients with cancer. BACKGROUND: Inpatients with cancer experience falls more frequently than those without cancer, and the degree of injuries is more severe among inpatients with cancer. A specific fall prevention strategy is needed for each patient. Prevention of falls in patients with cancer is very important for improving the quality of nursing care...
May 25, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542315/attitudes-of-older-people-with-mild-dementia-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-their-relatives-about-falls-risk-and-prevention-a-qualitative-study
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Tamsin Peach, Kristian Pollock, Veronika van der Wardt, Roshan das Nair, Pip Logan, Rowan H Harwood
OBJECTIVE: To explore the perceptions of older people with mild dementia and mild cognitive impairment, and their family carers, about falling, falls risk and the acceptability of falls prevention interventions. DESIGN: Qualitative study involving thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews with patient and relative dyads. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: 20 patient/ relative dyads recruited from Memory Assessment Services and Falls Prevention Services in the United Kingdom...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542281/gait-asymmetry-ankle-spasticity-and-depression-as-independent-predictors-of-falls-in-ambulatory-stroke-patients
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Ta-Sen Wei, Peng-Ta Liu, Liang-Wey Chang, Sen-Yung Liu
BACKGROUND: Falls are the leading cause of injury in stroke patients. However, the cause of a fall is complicated, and several types of risk factors are involved. Therefore, a comprehensive model to predict falls with high sensitivity and specificity is needed. METHODS: This study was a prospective study of 112 inpatients in a rehabilitation ward with follow-up interviews in patients' homes. Evaluations were performed 1 month after stroke and included the following factors: (1) status of cognition, depression, fear of fall and limb spasticity; (2) functional assessments [walking velocity and the Functional Independence Measure (FIM)]; and (3) objective, computerized gait and balance analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542218/seasonal-and-individual-variation-in-the-use-of-rail-associated-food-attractants-by-grizzly-bears-ursus-arctos-in-a-national-park
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Maureen H Murray, Sarah Fassina, John B Hopkins, Jesse Whittington, Colleen C St Clair
Similar to vehicles on roadways, trains frequently kill wildlife via collisions along railways. Despite the prevalence of this mortality worldwide, little is known about the relative importance of wildlife attractants associated with railways, including spilled agricultural products, enhanced vegetation, invertebrates, and carcasses of rail-killed ungulates. We assessed the relative importance of several railway attractants to a provincially-threatened population of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) in Banff and Yoho National Parks, Canada, for which rail-caused mortality has increased in recent decades without known cause...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541850/repeat-head-ct-not-necessary-for-patients-with-a-negative-initial-head-ct-on-anticoagulation-or-antiplatelet-therapy-suffering-low-altitude-falls
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Zachary M Bauman, John M Ruggero, Sunny Squindo, Chris McEachin, Michelle Jaskot, Will Ngo, Scott Barnes, Peter P Lopez
Anticoagulation and antiplatelet (ACAP) medications are increasingly prescribed to patients at high risk for falls. Many trauma centers have developed protocols for obtaining repeat head CT (HCT) for patients with low-altitude falls on ACAP therapy. We assess the need for routine scheduled repeat HCT in this population. Prospective, observational analysis of all low-altitude fall (<6 feet) patients on ACAP therapy evaluated at a Level II trauma center. All low-altitude fall patients with visible or suspected head trauma received an initial HCT...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541763/fall-risk-screening-protocol-for-older-hearing-clinic-patients
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Robin E Criter, Julie A Honaker
OBJECTIVE: The primary purposes of this study were (1) to describe measures that may contrast audiology patients who fall from those who do not fall and (2) to evaluate the clinical performance of measures that could be easily used for fall risk screening in a mainstream audiology hearing clinic. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study Study sample: Thirty-six community-dwelling audiology patient participants and 27 community-dwelling non-audiology patients over 60 years of age...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541424/a-new-in-vitro-bioassay-system-for-the-discovery-and-quantitative-evaluation-of-mosquito-repellents
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Abbas Ali, Charles L Cantrell, Ikhlas A Khan
Mosquitoes vector many pathogens that cause human diseases. Repellents play a significant role in reducing the risk of these diseases by preventing mosquito bites. In this paper, we are reporting an Ali and Khan (A & K), large cage in vitro bioassay system that can effectively be used to measure repellency of compounds against mosquitoes. The system uses temperature as a landing and feeding stimulus, and collagen as a feeding substrate. The minimum effective dose (MED) of DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide; 19...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541017/extracranial-internal-carotid-artery-calcium-volume-measurement-using-computer-tomography
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Hediyeh Baradaran, Chuen R Ng, Ajay Gupta, Norliza M Noor, Khalid W Al-Dasuqi, Edward E Mtui, Omar M Rijal, Argiris Giannopoulos, Andrew Nicolaides, John R Laird, Luca Saba, Jasjit S Suri
BACKGROUND: The extent of calcium volume in the carotid arteries of contrast-based Computer Tomography (CT) is a valuable indicator of stroke risk. This study presents an automated, simple and fast calcium volume computation system. Since the high contrast agent can sometimes obscure the presence of calcium in the CT slices, it is therefore necessary to identify these slices before the corrected volume can be estimated. METHODS: The system typically consists of segmenting the calcium region from the CT scan into slices based on Hounsfield Unit-based threshold, and subsequently computing the summation of the calcium areas in each slice...
May 24, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540118/spinal-cord-injury-in-the-geriatric-population-risk-factors-treatment-options-and-long-term-management
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REVIEW
Tochukwu C Ikpeze, Addisu Mesfin
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are sustained by more than 12 500 patients per year in the United States and more globally. The SCIs disproportionately affect the elderly, especially men. Approximately 60% of these injuries are sustained traumatically through falls, but nontraumatic causes including infections, tumors, and medication-related epidural bleeding have also been documented. Preexisting conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis can render the spine stiff and are risk factors as well as cervical spondylosis and ensuing cervical stenosis...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540114/expert-consensus-on-predictive-parameters-for-the-occurrence-of-a-fall-and-a-contralateral-hip-fracture-1-and-3-years-after-hip-fracture-a-delphi-survey
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Alexander Joeris, Anahí Hurtado-Chong, Michael Blauth, Joerg Goldhahn, Nicolas S Bodmer, Lucas M Bachmann
BACKGROUND: Early identification of people at risk for a contralateral hip fracture would be desirable to favorably influence patients' prognosis. A recent systematic review failed to depict stringent patterns of risk parameters to be used for decision-making in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: To perform a consensus study using the Delphi method to reach an expert consensus on predictive parameters for the occurrence of a fall and a contralateral hip fracture 1 and 3 years after hip fracture...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539696/risk-factors-associated-with-falls-in-older-adults-with-dementia-a-systematic-review
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Eresha Fernando, Michelle Fraser, Jane Hendriksen, Corey H Kim, Susan W Muir-Hunter
Purpose: People with dementia fall more often than cognitively healthy older adults, but their risk factors are not well understood. A review is needed to determine a fall risk profile for this population. The objective was to critically evaluate the literature and identify the factors associated with fall risk in older adults with dementia. Methods: Articles published between January 1988 and October 2014 in EMBASE, PubMed, PsycINFO, and CINAHL were searched. Inclusion criteria were participants aged 55 years or older with dementia or cognitive impairment, prospective cohort design, detailed fall definition, falls as the primary outcome, and multi-variable regression analysis...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539694/a-retrospective-analysis-of-post-stroke-berg-balance-scale-scores-how-should-normal-and-at-risk-scores-be-interpreted
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Kara K Patterson, Elizabeth Inness, William E McIlroy, Avril Mansfield
Purpose: The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) is a performance-based measure of standing balance commonly used by clinicians working with individuals post-stroke. Performance on the BBS can be influenced by compensatory strategies, but measures derived from two force plates can isolate compensatory strategies and thus better indicate balance impairment. This study examined BBS scores that reflect "normal" and disordered balance with respect to dual force-plate measures of standing balance in individuals post-stroke...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539681/risk-of-falls-in-the-rheumatic-patient-at-geriatric-age
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REVIEW
Agnieszka Prusinowska, Arkadiusz Komorowski, Teresa Sadura-Sieklucka, Krystyna Księżopolska-Orłowska
Evaluating the risk of falling of a geriatric rheumatic patient plays an essential role not only in planning and carrying out the physiotherapeutic process. The consequences of falls may be different and, although they do not always result in serious repercussions such as fractures or injuries, it is sufficient that they generate the fear of falling and cause a significant reduction in physical activity. Assessing functional capacity to define the risk of falling is of utmost importance in the case of patients after joint arthroplasty surgeries...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539164/relationship-between-the-use-of-benzodiazepines-and-falls-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Mª José Díaz-Gutiérrez, Mónica Martínez-Cengotitabengoa, Estíbaliz Sáez de Adana, Ana Isabel Cano, Maria Teresa Martínez-Cengotitabengoa, Ariadna Besga, Rafael Segarra, Ana González-Pinto
Falls in the elderly represent a major health problem. The etiology of falls is usually multifactorial. Special attention should be paid on benzodiazepines (BZDs) since they are widely used by older adults. A literature search of the PUBMED and EMBASE databases from January 2007 to February 2017 was conducted using the MeSH terms "benzodiazepines", "elderly" and "falls" or "accidental falls". The systematic review was performed according to PRISMA criteria. Of the 27 references selected for full reading from 235 found, 15 were eliminated and 12 papers were selected for systematic review...
July 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538057/an-airway-risk-assessment-score-for-unplanned-extubation-in-intensive-care-pediatric-patients
#19
Atul Vats, Clara Hopkins, Kelly M Hatfield, Jia Yan, Robert Palmer, Pinar Keskinocak
OBJECTIVE: As a result of a workshop to identify common causes of unplanned extubation, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta developed a scoring tool (Risk Assessment Score) to stratify patients into groups of low, moderate, high, and extreme risk. This tool could be used to institute appropriate monitoring or interventions for patients with high risks of unplanned extubation to enhance safety. The objective of this study is to test the hypothesis that the Risk Assessment Score will correlate with the occurrence rate of unplanned extubation in pediatric patients...
May 20, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537339/older-adults-with-fear-of-falling-show-deficits-in-motor-imagery-of-gait
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R Sakurai, Y Fujiwara, M Yasunaga, H Suzuki, N Sakuma, K Imanaka, M Montero-Odasso
OBJECTIVE: Understanding of the underlying mechanisms of Fear of Falling (FoF) could help to expand potential treatments. Given the nature of motor performance, the decline in the planning stage of motor execution may be associated with an expression of FoF. The aim of this study was to assess the planning/prediction accuracy in motor execution in people with FoF using gait-related motor imagery (MI). DESIGN: Cross-sectional case/control study. SETTING: Three health centers in Japan...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
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