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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428846/long-term-and-widespread-changes-in-agricultural-practices-influence-ring-necked-pheasant-abundance-in-california
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Peter S Coates, Brianne E Brussee, Kristy B Howe, Joseph P Fleskes, Ian A Dwight, Daniel P Connelly, Matt G Meshriy, Scott C Gardner
Declines in bird populations in agricultural regions of North America and Europe have been attributed to agricultural industrialization, increases in use of agrochemical application, and increased predation related to habitat modification. Based on count data compiled from Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) from 1974 to 2012, Christmas Bird Count (CBC) collected from 1914 to 2013, and hunter data from Annual Game Take Survey (AGTS) for years 1948-2010, ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) in California have experienced substantial declines in agricultural environments...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
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/28405708/-supramalleolar-osteotomy-in-asymmetric-ankle-osteoarthritis-short-term-clinical-and-radiographic-results
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A Barg, M Wiewiorski, J Paul, M Wurm, M Jacxsens, K Nykytina, V Valderrabano
BACKGROUND: The main indication for the supramalleolar osteotomy is asymmetric ankle osteoarthritis with concomitant supramalleolar valgus or varus deformity. The aim of this prospective study was to analyze short-term clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients with asymmetric ankle osteoarthritis. METHODS: A total of 16 patients with asymmetric ankle osteoarthritis and concomitant supramalleolar deformity - 7 patients with valgus deformity, 9 patients with varus deformity - were treated...
April 12, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399786/non-constrained-implant-arthroplasty-for-the-distal-radioulnar-joint
#4
B D Adams, J L Gaffey
A variety of surgical techniques are used to treat the arthritic distal radioulnar joint, which is influenced by aetiology and previous procedures. Four types of ulnar head arthroplasty exist: total ulnar head, partial ulnar head, unlinked total distal radioulnar joint, and linked distal radioulnar joint. Although long-term outcome studies are sparse, short-term clinical and biomechanical studies have shown encouraging results, leading to expanded indications. Based on our experience and a literature review, patients are advised that pain is improved but minor pain is common after strenuous activity...
May 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390883/is-orthopedic-department-teaching-status-associated-with-adverse-outcomes-of-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty
#5
Matthew R Boylan, Dean C Perfetti, Qais Naziri, Aditya V Maheshwari, Carl B Paulino, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: Although resident physicians play a vital role in the US health care system, they are believed to create inefficiencies in the delivery of care. Under the regional component of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, teaching hospitals are forced to compete on efficiency and outcomes with nonteaching hospitals. METHODS: We identified 86,021 patients undergoing elective primary total hip arthroplasty in New York State between January 1, 2009, and September 30, 2014...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390607/endoscopic-middle-ear-exploration-in-pediatric-patients-with-conductive-hearing-loss
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John M Carter, Stephen R Hoff
OBJECTIVE: To describe our indications, findings, and outcomes for transcanal endoscopic middle ear exploration in pediatric patients with conductive hearing loss of unknown etiology, without effusions. METHODS: Prospective case series for all pediatric patients undergoing totally endoscopic transcanal middle ear exploration between April 2012 and October 2015 at a pediatric tertiary care referral hospital. Demographic data, operative findings, and hearing results were reviewed...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390166/application-of-navigated-ultrasound-for-assessment-of-the-anterior-pelvic-plane-in-patients-with-degenerative-hip-diseases
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Andrzej Kochman, Adrian Goral, Tobias Martin, Wojciech Marek, Josef Kozak, Monika Morawska-Kochman, Marek Synder
OBJECTIVES: Correct positioning of the acetabular cup is the key for successful total-hip replacement. In common clinical practice, the target alignment of the cup is defined with respect to the anterior pelvic plane. In patients with substantial anterior pelvic plane inclination, this condition may lead to inappropriate distribution of the load on the cup, as most of the forces exerted within the hip joint act along the vertical axis. With the known pelvic inclination, it is possible to readjust the position of the cup with respect to the individual posture of the patient...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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/28377154/the-influence-of-activity-based-funding-on-treatment-intensity-and-length-of-stay-of-geriatric-rehabilitation-patients
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Hylco Bouwstra, Lizette M Wattel, Aafke J de Groot, Martin Smalbrugge, Cees M Hertogh
AIM: Little is known about the impact of activity-based funding (ABF) to increase treatment intensity and decrease length of stay (LOS) of inpatient geriatric patients. In January 2014, ABF was implemented in The Netherlands with the aim to increase treatment intensity and shorten LOS in geriatric rehabilitation (GR). OBJECTIVES: To describe the influence of ABF on treatment intensity and LOS of inpatient GR patients before and after ABF was implemented. DESIGN: Population-based, retrospective cohort study...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375890/ratio-of-range-of-motion-of-the-ankle-and-surrounding-joints-after-total-ankle-replacement-a-radiographic-cohort-study
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Travis J Dekker, Kamran S Hamid, Mark E Easley, James K DeOrio, James A Nunley, Samuel B Adams
BACKGROUND: This study attempted to identify where motion occurs after total ankle replacement, the difference in range-of-motion contributions between fixed-bearing and mobile-bearing total ankle replacements, and the contribution of abnormal peritalar motion. We hypothesized that sagittal plane radiographic assessment would demonstrate that actual ankle motion through the prosthesis is less than the total arc of ankle motion that may be observed clinically secondary to contributions from adjacent joints...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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/28371783/monocular-vision-and-imu-based-system-for-prosthesis-pose-estimation-during-total-hip-replacement-surgery
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Shaojie Su, Yixin Zhou, Zhihua Wang, Hong Chen
The average age of population increases worldwide, so does the number of total hip replacement surgeries. Total hip replacement, however, often involves a risk of dislocation and prosthetic impingement. To minimize the risk after surgery, we propose an instrumented hip prosthesis that estimates the relative pose between prostheses intraoperatively and ensures the placement of prostheses within a safe zone. We create a model of the hip prosthesis as a ball and socket joint, which has four degrees of freedom (DOFs), including 3-DOF rotation and 1-DOF translation...
March 30, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367694/long-term-follow-up-of-arthrodesis-vs-total-joint-arthroplasty-for-hallux-rigidus
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Oliver D Stone, Robbie Ray, Colin E Thomson, J N Alastair Gibson
BACKGROUND: The optimal operative management of hallux rigidus is still a matter for debate among surgeons. Despite arthrodesis widely considered to be the gold standard treatment, many surgeons advocate arthroplasty as a suitable alternative. There are, however, few long-term or high-quality studies evaluating these modalities. We present the 15-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: This data is the follow-up to the original study published in 2005...
April 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367690/histological-analysis-of-early-osteolysis-in-total-ankle-arthroplasty
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Oliver N Schipper, Steven L Haddad, Peter Pytel, Ying Zhou
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to perform a histological comparative analysis of tibiotalar joint samples taken from areas of osteolysis adjacent to total ankle arthroplasties vs control synovial specimens to determine the reaction to and presence of polyethylene (PE) particles. METHODS: A total of 57 pathology samples were identified in the osteolysis group, while 11 were identified in the control group. For each sample, hematoxylin and eosin, Oil Red O (ORO), and macrophage marker CD163-stained slides were created...
April 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364146/bundled-payments-in-total-joint-arthroplasty-and-spine-surgery
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REVIEW
Rashad Sullivan, Landry D Jarvis, Tadhg O'Gara, Maxwell Langfitt, Cynthia Emory
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this manuscript is to provide an overview and analysis of bundled payment models for joint replacement and select spine procedures. Advantages and disadvantages of bundled payment models will be discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: In select populations, bundled payment models have been shown to reduce costs while maintaining satisfactory outcomes. These models have not been tested with complex patient cohorts, such as older adults with fragility hip fractures, and limited data exist with bundled payment analysis in spine procedures...
March 31, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363892/mid-term-changes-in-blood-metal-ion-levels-after-articular-surface-replacement-arthroplasty-of-the-hip
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MULTICENTER STUDY
V P Galea, I Laaksonen, S J Matuszak, J W Connelly, O Muratoglu, H Malchau
AIMS: Our first aim was to determine whether there are significant changes in the level of metal ions in the blood at mid-term follow-up, in patients with an Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) arthroplasty. Secondly, we sought to identify risk factors for any increases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study involved 435 patients who underwent unilateral, metal-on-metal (MoM) hip resurfacing (HRA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA). These patients all had one measurement of the level of metal ions in the blood before seven years had passed post-operatively (early evaluation) and one after seven years had passed post-operatively (mid-term evaluation)...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351380/mirna-expression-in-the-cartilage-of-patients-with-osteoarthritis
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Marta Kopańska, Dariusz Szala, Joanna Czech, Natalia Gabło, Krzysztof Gargasz, Mateusz Trzeciak, Izabela Zawlik, Sławomir Snela
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA), the most prevalent disease of articulating joints, is a complex multifactorial disease caused by genetic, mechanical, and environmental factors. In this research, we evaluated miRNA expression in OA. METHODS: Forty tissue samples from 29 patients undergoing joint replacement for OA were evaluated. Tissue from two control patients undergoing hip replacement not related to OA was used as a control. Total RNA (containing miRNA species) from cartilage was isolated using a mirVana miRNA Isolation Kit...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343648/women-s-experiences-of-undergoing-total-knee-joint-replacement-surgery
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Åsa Engström, Jonas Boström, Ann-Christin Karlsson
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to describe women's experiences of undergoing total knee joint replacement surgery. DESIGN: A qualitative approach was used. METHOD: A content analysis of the text from interviews with five women was conducted. FINDINGS: The time before surgery was marked by the experience of constant pain, which affected the women negatively in their everyday lives. During surgery, the information provided by the staff gave each woman a sense of security; the women handed over responsibility to the staff and experienced a sensation of relief...
April 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342974/after-total-knee-replacement-younger-patients-demonstrate-superior-balance-control-compared-to-older-patients-when-recovering-from-a-forward-fall
#19
Brian D Street, William Gage
BACKGROUND: National joint replacement registries have reported a substantial growth in younger knee osteoarthritic patients (<55years old) undergoing total knee replacement, however this younger population is generally understudied. Importantly, studies examining experimentally controlled perturbation have shown age-related differences between younger and older healthy adults, whether similar age-related differences exist among total knee replacement patients is unknown. METHODS: A total of 59 participants, including 29 unilateral total knee replacement patients (six-months post-surgery) made up the four experimental groups: 1) younger patient (54...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340762/reference-free-spectroscopic-determination-of-fat-and-protein-in-milk-in-the-visible-and-near-infrared-region-below-1000nm-using-spatially-resolved-diffuse-reflectance-fiber-probe
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Andrey Bogomolov, Valeria Belikova, Vladislav Galyanin, Anastasiia Melenteva, Hans Meyer
New technique of diffuse reflectance spectroscopic analysis of milk fat and total protein content in the visible (Vis) and adjacent near infrared (NIR) region (400-995nm) has been developed and tested. Sample analysis was performed through a probe having eight 200-µm fiber channels forming a linear array. One of the end fibers was used for the illumination and other seven - for the spectroscopic detection of diffusely reflected light. One of the detection channels was used as a reference to normalize the spectra and to convert them into absorbance-equivalent units...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
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