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Barbara Noziere, David R Hanson
Organic peroxy radicals ("RO2", with R organic) are key intermediates in most oxygen-rich systems where organic compounds are oxidized (natural environment, flames, combustion engines, living organisms…). But, until recently, techniques able to monitor simultaneously and distinguish between RO2 species ("speciated" detection) have been scarce, which has limited the understanding of complex systems containing these radicals. Mass Spectrometry using proton transfer ionization has been shown previously to detect individual gas-phase RO2 separately...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032309/anterior-cruciate-ligament-revision-with-achilles-tendon-allograft-in-young-athletes
#2
S Zaffagnini, A Grassi, G M Marcheggiani Muccioli, T R Di Sarsina, L Macchiarola, M Mosca, M P Neri, M Marcacci
BACKGROUND: Return to sport after revision ACL reconstruction is a controversial topic, several studies reported the results of different techniques and graft in sportsman, presenting an incredibly wide range of return to the same pre-injury activity level, from 0% to 100%. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes and return to sport rate in young athletes after non anatomic double-bundle revision ACL reconstruction with Achilles allograft. HYPOTHESIS: the present revision technique was effective in terms of stability, return to sport and functional outcomes MATERIAL AND METHODS: All the athletes undergone Revision ACL reconstruction with non-irradiated Achilles tendon allograft with a non-anatomical double-bundle technique were included in the study...
October 12, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974333/effect-of-the-timing-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-on-clinical-and-stability-outcomes-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Yong Seuk Lee, O-Sung Lee, Seung Hoon Lee, Teo Seow Hui
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of the timing of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction on clinical and stability outcomes by analyzing high-quality studies that assessed timing as a primary objective. METHODS: The MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane database were systematically searched. The inclusion criteria were as follows: (1) English articles, (2) noncomparative study or relevant study reporting clinical and/or stability results, and (3) timing of the ACL reconstruction as a primary objective...
September 30, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969952/outcome-of-hamstring-autograft-with-preserved-insertions-compared-with-free-hamstring-autograft-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery-at-2-year-follow-up
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Ravi Gupta, Raj Bahadur, Anubhav Malhotra, Gladson David Masih, Munish Sood, Parmanand Gupta, Vivek Kumar Mathur
PURPOSE: To compare mechanical stability, functional outcome, and level of return to sports activity in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with a free hamstring graft versus a graft with preserved insertions at 2-year follow-up. METHODS: This study was a prospective, single-blind (the evaluator was blinded), randomized trial of 110 adult professional athletes who were randomly allocated into 2 groups. Group 1 consisted of 55 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction with hamstring tendon autograft with preserved insertions (technique 1), and group 2 consisted of 55 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction with free hamstring tendon autograft (technique 2)...
September 29, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951643/acl-reconstruction-using-femoral-rigid-fix-and-tibial-bio-intrafix-devices
#5
Rahul Singh, Sujit Kumar Tripathy, Monappa A Naik, Premjit Sujir, Sharath K Rao
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to report the clinical and functional outcomes of Hamstring graft ACL reconstruction fixed with femoral Rigid-fix and tibial Bio-intrafix devices. METHODS: In a prospective study, the clinical (Lysholm score) and functional outcomes (International Knee Documentation Committee, IKDC) of 44 patients who underwent autologus hamstring graft ACL reconstruction using femoral Rigid-fix and tibial Bio-intrafix devices, were evaluated at the end of one year...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892648/long-term-outcomes-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-either-synthetics-with-remnant-preservation-or-hamstring-autografts-a-10-year-longitudinal-study
#6
Tianwu Chen, Peng Zhang, Jiwu Chen, Yinghui Hua, Shiyi Chen
BACKGROUND: The optimal graft choice of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction remains controversial. PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes, especially the long-term cumulative failure rate, of ACL reconstruction using either synthetics with remnant preservation or hamstring autografts (4-strand semitendinosus and gracilis tendons). STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: A total of 133 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction (synthetics: n = 43; hamstring autografts: n = 90) between July 2004 and December 2007 were included...
October 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862725/longitudinal-dialysis-adequacy-and-clinical-performance-of-the-vectorflow-hemodialysis-catheter-a-prospective-study
#7
John R Ross, Tatiana A Puga, Thomas E Philbeck
PURPOSE: To report clinical performance and longitudinal assessment of hemodialysis adequacy with the Arrow-Clark VectorFlow catheter, a symmetrical-tip device with a distal lumen configuration designed to reduce platelet shear stress and catheter thrombosis. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We prospectively enrolled patients who required de novo placement of a chronic tunneled catheter for hemodialysis or exchange of a dysfunctional catheter as part of an Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved protocol...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856144/obesity-is-associated-with-poorer-range-of-motion-and-tegner-scores-following-hamstring-autograft-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-asians
#8
Hamid Rahmatullah Bin Abd Razak, Hwei-Chi Chong, Hwee-Chye Andrew Tan
BACKGROUND: Current literature reporting on the impact of BMI on outcomes of orthopaedic surgical procedures is varied and inconsistent. The purpose of our study was to evaluate if body mass index (BMI) affects outcomes of primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) in an Asian population. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed prospectively collected data of 141 consecutive patients who underwent primary ACLR by a single surgeon, the senior author of this study...
August 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838407/lung-cancer-in-renal-transplant-recipients-a-case-control-study
#9
Claire Rousseau-Gazaniol, Séverine Fraboulet, Louis-Jean Couderc, Henri Kreis, Raphaël Borie, Leila Tricot, Dany Anglicheau, Frank Martinez, Hélène Doubre, Pierre Bonnette, François Mellot, Marie-Ange Massiani, Gaëlle Pelle, Edouard Sage, Patricia Moisson, Michel Delahousse, Leila Zemoura, Alain Chapelier, Abdul Monem Hamid, Philippe Puyo, Elisabeth Longchampt, Christophe Legendre, Sylvie Friard, Emilie Catherinot
INTRODUCTION: Solid organ transplant patients are at heightened risk of several cancers compared to the general population. Secondary to a higher number of procedures and better survival after transplantation, cancer is a rising health concern in this situation. Limited data exist for lung cancer (LC) after renal transplantation. We report here the most important series of renal transplant recipients with lung cancer. METHODS: Retrospective study of all cases of LC diagnosed in three French Renal Transplant Units from 2003 to 2012...
September 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822635/radiographic-tibial-tunnel-assessment-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-hamstring-tendon-autografts-and-biocomposite-screws-a-prospective-study-with-5-year-follow-up
#10
Ioannis Karikis, Lars Ejerhed, Ninni Sernert, Lars Rostgård-Christensen, Jüri Kartus
PURPOSE: To radiographically assess the tibial tunnel up to 5 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using hamstring tendon autografts and biocomposite interference screws. METHODS: Fifty-one patients underwent anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction with metal interference screws in the femur and biocomposite interference screws in the tibia. Standardized digital radiographs with weight-bearing anteroposterior and lateral views of the index knee were taken in the early postoperative period and at 2 and 5 years postoperatively...
August 16, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806096/results-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-patellar-tendon-autografts-objective-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-osteoarthritis-at-20-to-33-years-after-surgery
#11
K Donald Shelbourne, Rodney W Benner, Tinker Gray
BACKGROUND: Few studies exist that report objective radiographic and physical examination results at >20 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: The risk of osteoarthritis (OA) at >20 years after surgery would be statistically significantly higher if an increased severity of factors was present. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: Between 1982 and 1994, 1428 knees met the inclusion criteria of being primary ACL surgery, having no existing OA or other ligamentous laxity, and having no known graft tear...
October 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801704/no-clinical-differences-between-anteromedial-portal-and-transtibial-technique-for-femoral-tunnel-positioning-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Peter MacDonald, Chris Kim, Sheila McRae, Jeff Leiter, Ryan Khan, Daniel Whelan
PURPOSE: The anteromedial (AMP) portal technique was introduced to position the femoral tunnel in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction to more closely replicate the original ACL footprint compared to the transtibial (TT) approach. Few randomized trials have evaluated differences in these techniques with respect to clinical outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine if there are any differences in clinical outcome between the AMP and TT approaches. METHODS: This is a single-blinded, prospective, randomized controlled trial...
August 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768782/anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-skeletally-immature-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
U G Longo, M Ciuffreda, C Casciaro, N Mannering, V Candela, G Salvatore, V Denaro
AIMS: Different methods of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have been described for skeletally immature patients before closure of the growth plates. However, the outcome and complications following this treatment remain unclear. The aim of this systematic review was to analyse the outcome and complications of different techniques which may be used for reconstruction of the ACL in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661696/double-bundle-versus-single-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-prospective-randomized-study-with-10-year-results
#14
Sally Järvelä, Tommi Kiekara, Piia Suomalainen, Timo Järvelä
BACKGROUND: A long-term follow-up comparing double-bundle and single-bundle techniques for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has not been reported before. HYPOTHESIS: Double-bundle ACL reconstruction may have fewer graft ruptures, lower rates of osteoarthritis (OA), and better stability than single-bundle reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: Ninety patients were randomized for double-bundle ACL reconstruction with bioabsorbable screw fixation (DB group; n = 30), single-bundle ACL reconstruction with bioabsorbable screw fixation (SBB group; n = 30), and single-bundle ACL reconstruction with metallic screw fixation (SBM group; n = 30)...
September 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660445/serum-adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein-level-is-associated-with-arterial-stiffness-quantified-with-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-in-kidney-transplant-patients
#15
Yen-Cheng Chen, Bang-Gee Hsu, Chung-Jen Lee, Ching-Chun Ho, Guan-Jin Ho, Ming-Che Lee
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is an established marker of cardiovascular risk and an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and mortality in kidney transplant (KT) patients. Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (A-FABP), a novel adipokine, is positively associated with atherosclerosis. The present study evaluated the relationship between fasting circulating A-FABP and peripheral arterial stiffness using the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) in KT patients. METHODS: Fasting blood samples were collected from 74 KT patients, and serum A-FABP levels were measured using an enzyme immunoassay...
June 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647932/prospective-comparison-between-remnant-preserving-augmentation-and-double-bundle-reconstruction-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears
#16
Noam Shohat, Dror Lindner, Eran Tamir, Yiftah Beer, Gabriel Agar
BACKGROUND: The debate continues regarding the best way to manage partial anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. OBJECTIVES: To prospectively compare the clinical outcomes of remnant-preserving augmentation (RPA) and double-bundle reconstruction (DBR) in patients with ACL tears. METHODS: In this prospective study, we included 13 cases of RPA and 30 cases of DBR with a follow-up period of 6 months, 12 months and 24 months. We clinically compared the preoperative and postoperative range of motion, Knee Society Score (KSS), Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Lysholm score, Tegner activity score, Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), thigh and calf circumference and anterior translation (Using the KT-1000 knee arthrometer)...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599980/generalized-hypermobility-knee-hyperextension-and-outcomes-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-prospective-case-control-study-with-mean-6%C3%A2-years-follow-up
#17
Christopher M Larson, Asheesh Bedi, Mark E Dietrich, Jennifer C Swaringen, Corey A Wulf, David M Rowley, M Russell Giveans
PURPOSE: To determine whether generalized hypermobility and contralateral knee hyperextension affect failure rates and patient-related outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: A total of 226 consecutive patients presenting with acute ACL tears were prospectively evaluated for generalized hypermobility by a modified Beighton criteria. Minimum 2-year follow-up was achieved for 183 knees (81%). Patients underwent ACLR with either bone-patellar-tendon (BPTB) autograft (n = 46), quadrupled hamstring (HT) autograft (n = 85), or allograft tissue (n = 52)...
June 6, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566389/does-the-type-of-graft-affect-the-outcome-of-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-meta-analysis-of-32-studies
#18
REVIEW
A Grassi, M Nitri, S G Moulton, G M Marcheggiani Muccioli, A Bondi, M Romagnoli, S Zaffagnini
AIMS: Our aim was to perform a meta-analysis of the outcomes of revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, comparing the use of different types of graft. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search was performed of Medline and Pubmed using the terms "Anterior Cruciate Ligament" and "ACL" combined with "revision", "re-operation" and "failure". Only studies that reported the outcome at a minimum follow-up of two years were included. Two authors reviewed the papers, and outcomes were subdivided into autograft and allograft...
June 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508295/mri-based-tendon-bone-healing-is-related-to-the-clinical-functional-scores-at-the-first-year-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-hamstring-tendon-autograft
#19
Hong-Yun Li, Hong Li, Zi-Ying Wu, Ji-Wu Chen, Shi-Yi Chen
PURPOSE: The correlation between tendon bone healing and clinical functional scores after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using four-stranded hamstring tendon autograft has rarely being reported. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based tendon bone healing and clinical functional scores after ACLR using hamstring tendon. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with ACLR using four-stranded hamstring tendon autograft were included in this prospective study in the authors' hospital from 2013 to 2014...
May 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493217/what-is-the-mid-term-failure-rate-of-revision-acl-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
#20
Alberto Grassi, Christopher Kim, Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli, Stefano Zaffagnini, Annunziato Amendola
BACKGROUND: When anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction fails, a revision procedure may be performed to improve knee function, correct instability, and allow return to activities. The results of revision ACL reconstruction have been reported to produce good but inferior patient-reported and objective outcomes compared with primary ACL reconstruction, but the degree to which this is the case varies widely among published studies and may be influenced by heterogeneity of patients, techniques, and endpoints assessed...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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