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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456751/cannulated-screw-versus-kirschner-wire-fixation-for-milch-ii-lateral-condyle-fractures-in-a-paediatric-sawbone-model-a-biomechanical-comparison
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D Franks, J Shatrov, M Symes, D G Little, T L Cheng
Purpose: Lateral condyle fractures of the humerus are common in the paediatric population, accounting for up to 20% of elbow fractures. Traditional management involves internal fixation with Kirschner (K)-wires, however, this has been associated with complications and insufficiently rigid fixation. Recently, cannulated screws have been proposed as a more stable method of fixation. While cannulated screws have been thought to allow earlier range of movement and shorten time to union, data regarding the biomechanical performance and optimal screw placement is scarce...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456750/paediatric-tibial-shaft-fractures-treated-by-open-reduction-and-stabilization-with-monolateral-external-fixation
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A-L Simon, N Apostolou, C Vidal, E Ferrero, K Mazda, B Ilharreborde
Purpose: Elastic stable intramedullary nailing is increasingly used for surgical treatment of tibial shaft fractures, but frequently requires immobilization and delayed full weight-bearing. Therefore, external fixation remains interesting. The aim was to report clinico-radiological outcomes of monolateral external fixation for displaced and unstable tibial shaft fractures in children. Methods: All tibial fractures consecutively treated by monolateral external fixation between 2008 and 2013 were followed...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456749/the-effect-of-canal-fill-on-paediatric-femur-fractures-treated-with-titanium-elastic-nails
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E Nielsen, N Bonsu, L M Andras, R Y Goldstein
Purpose: Traditional teaching for fixation of paediatric femur fractures recommends 80% nail diameter/medullary canal diameter ratio (ND/MCD) for successful maintenance of reduction. Prior studies have investigated this with stainless steel Enders nails. Our aim was to assess the impact of ND/MCD on maintenance of reduction and malunion rates in paediatric femur fractures treated with flexible intramedullary nails (FINs). Methods: Retrospective data was collected on all paediatric patients treated with FINs for diaphyseal femur fractures at a single tertiary care institution over a ten-year period...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456747/clavicle-fracture-nonunion-in-the-paediatric-population-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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K Hughes, J Kimpton, R Wei, M Williamson, A Yeo, M Arnander, Y Gelfer
Aims: Clavicle fracture nonunions are extremely rare in children. The aim of this systematic review was to assess what factors may predispose children to form clavicle fracture nonunions and evaluate the treatment methods and outcomes. Methods: We performed a systematic review according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, aiming to find papers reporting clavicle fracture nonunion in children under the age of 18 years...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448991/paediatric-pelvic-fractures-a-review-of-2-cohorts-over-22-years
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Neil Chotai, Sulaiman Alazzawi, Syeda Saman Zehra, Matthew Barry
AIMS: The aim of this retrospective review was to identify all children that presented to our institution with a pelvic or acetabular fracture and to compare these children to a previous cohort of paediatric pelvic fractures that we have reported. PATIENTS: 53 children under the age of 16 were identified over a ten year period. METHODS: We reviewed our trauma database, hospital records and radiological imaging to determine the age, gender, fracture pattern, associated injuries and management of the pelvic fracture...
February 11, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422005/the-role-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-the-injured-paediatric-patient
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Victor Istasy, Drew Thompson, Mirielle Gharib, Rodrick Lim
The focus of this review is to examine the current state of paediatric Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in the injured patient. POCUS has become useful across various medical specialties owing to its ease of use, reproducibility and non-ionizing qualities. Point of care ultrasound has advanced over the past years and has proven to be an extremely useful adjunct in the injured child. Discussion will center around the challenges on when and how to best utilize POCUS. This includes but is not limited to: detection of peritoneal free fluid, pneumothoraces, hemothoraces, pericardial effusions, a wide array of fractures, lung contusions and many other applications...
February 1, 2018: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402719/intramedullary-devices-in-the-management-of-judet-iii-and-iv-paediatric-radial-neck-fractures
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Manish Kiran, Colin Bruce, Harvey George, Neeraj Garg, Roger Walton
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to discuss the results of different intramedullary devices used in the management of paediatric radial neck fractures and to suggest methods to avoid the pitfalls of the technique. METHODS: Thirty patients with isolated Judet III and IV fractures were included in this prospective study. Judet I and II fractures and radial neck fractures associated with other injuries were excluded. The final results were graded using the Metaizeau functional scoring system and Oxford Elbow Score...
December 9, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354166/adult-onset-hypophosphatasia-diagnosed-following-bilateral-atypical-femoral-fractures-in-a-55-year-old-woman
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John E Lawrence, Danish Saeed, Jonathan Bartlett, Andrew D Carrothers
We report the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department having woken from sleep with right sided thigh swelling. Pelvic radiographs revealed bilateral atypical subtrochanteric femoral fractures (ASFFs). In the two years leading up to this admission, the patient had experienced gradually increasing pain and weakness in her legs which had resulted in a decrease in her mobility from fully mobile to bed-bound. During this time a neurologist had organised a magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brain and spine which was normal...
September 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332432/spontaneous-fetal-femoral-fracture-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Mingming Yu, Dapeng Xu, Aiguo Zhang, Jun Shen
Spontaneous fetal femoral fractures are uncommon in the paediatric setting. The major clinical presentations of a spontaneous fetal femoral fracture are femoral angulation, shortness of the femur and even a marked fracture line. This case report describes a spontaneous fetal femoral fracture of the right femur, which was detected by routine ultrasonography during the 19th week of gestation in a 24-year-old woman. On routine follow-up visits, the angulation of the right femur in the fetus gradually improved...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326858/improving-management-of-paediatric-buckle-fracture-in-orthopaedic-outpatients-a-completed-audit-loop
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M N Baig, C Egan
Introduction Paediatric patient bone fractures are the source of a large number of orthopaedic outpatient visits, especially for fracture clinics. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline NG38 provides guidance on assessing and managing non-complex fractures, such as buckle (i.e., torus) fractures in paediatric patients. Objective We retrospectively audited outpatient records of children younger than 12 years presenting with distal radius buckle fractures for May and June 2017...
November 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282513/international-study-of-the-epidemiology-of-paediatric-trauma-papsa-research-study
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Catherine J Bradshaw, Ashwath S Bandi, Zahid Muktar, Muhammad A Hasan, Tanvir K Chowdhury, Tahmina Banu, Mesay Hailemariam, Florence Ngu, David Croaker, Rouma Bankolé, Tunde Sholadoye, Oluwole Olaomi, Emmanuel Ameh, Antonio Di Cesare, Ernesto Leva, Yona Ringo, Lukman Abdur-Rahman, Ramy Salama, Essam Elhalaby, Helen Perera, Christopher Parsons, Stewart Cleeve, Alp Numanoglu, Sebastian Van As, Shilpa Sharma, Kokila Lakhoo
OBJECTIVES: Trauma is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The literature on paediatric trauma epidemiology in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is limited. This study aims to gather epidemiological data on paediatric trauma. METHODS: This is a multicentre prospective cohort study of paediatric trauma admissions, over 1 month, from 15 paediatric surgery centres in 11 countries. Epidemiology, mechanism of injury, injuries sustained, management, morbidity and mortality data were recorded...
December 28, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224906/horse-related-injuries-in-children-unmounted-injuries-are-more-severe-a-retrospective-review
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Grace E L Wolyncewicz, Cameron S Palmer, Helen E Jowett, John M Hutson, Sebastian K King, Warwick J Teague
INTRODUCTION: Horse-related injuries account for one quarter of all paediatric sports fatalities. It is not known whether the pattern of injury spectrum and severity differ between children injured whilst mounted, compared with those injured unmounted around horses. We aimed to identify any distinctions between the demographic features, spectrum and severity of injuries for mounted versus unmounted patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Trauma registry data were reviewed for 505 consecutive paediatric patients (aged<16years) admitted to a large paediatric trauma centre with horse-related injuries over a 16-year period...
December 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206097/a-closed-claim-analysis-of-complaints-after-paediatric-antebrachial-fractures
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Christian Wong, Søren Bødtker, Peter Buxbom, Michael Schultz-Larsen
INTRODUCTION: Antebrachial fractures in children (AFC) are common and account for one third of all paediatric fractures. The Danish Patient Compensation Association (PCA) receives complaints from patients who believe that they have sustained injuries due to potential malpractice or unfortunate circumstances. Case files on AFC from the PCA were assessed to identify causality and factors contributing to complaints and potential malpractice. METHODS: A closed-claim analysis was performed in 138 cases with the diagnosis codes DS52...
December 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183896/paediatric-salter-harris-type-iv-injury-of-distal-tibia-with-talus-fracture
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Swapnil Kothadia, Umesh Birole, Ashish Ranade
Fracture of talus with Salter-Harris injury of the distal end of tibia is a rare injury in paediatric age group. The authors report a case of a 13-year-old male child who sustained type IV Salter-Harris injury to the medial malleolus with coronal spilt along with spilt and depressed fracture of the neck of talus and fracture of the lateral process of talus with stable compression fracture of spine sustained due to fall from 6 meters height. CT scan delineated the morphology of fracture pattern and helped in preoperative planning...
November 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182134/titanium-elastic-nailing-in-femoral-diaphyseal-fractures-in-children-of-6-14-years-age
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M K Rajak, R Thakur, A Choudhary, I Bhaduri, S Kumar
BACKGROUND: Traditionally conservative methods were used in managing paediatric femoral diaphyseal fractures. There has been a renewed interest for operative treatment with Titanium elastic nail system (TENS) in the age group of 6-14 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was done on 20 patients. Two titanium nails were used for stabilization. We followed them for maximum of two years. The results were evaluated using Flynn's scoring criteria. RESULTS: In our study we had fifteen males and five females with average age 10...
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182126/a-comparison-of-ketamine-sedation-and-general-anaesthesia-for-manipulation-of-paediatric-forearm-fractures
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R W Jordan, A Aquilina, D J Westacott, S Cooke
The purpose of the study was to compare the use of ketamine sedation and general anaesthesia for manipulation of paediatric wrist and forearm fractures. A retrospective analysis was performed of patients under 16 years treated at our centre between October 2014 and October 2015. Exclusion criteria were open fractures and fractures with complete displacement. Outcomes measured were fracture reduction, the quality of the cast, fracture redisplacement, further surgical intervention and use of theatre time. 66 children were manipulated over the study period; 31 received ketamine sedation and 35 general anaesthesia...
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182112/treatment-outcome-in-60-children-with-pathological-fractures-of-the-humerus-caused-by-juvenile-or-aneurysmal-bone-cysts
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M Rapp, F Grauel, L M Wessel, P Illing, M M Kaiser
The treatment of pathological fractures of the humerus caused by juvenile or aneurysmal bone cysts (JBC/ABC) should be a single approach with a high success rate and low complication rate. This study evaluates how day by day treatment concepts fulfil these aims. Children below 15 years of age with a pathological fracture of the humerus caused by a JBC or ABC between 01.01.2001 and 31.12.2010, were investigated by chart review in four major paediatric trauma centres. Age, gender, fracture localisation, X-ray findings, treatment and outcome - assessed by the Capanna classification (I to IV), were analysed...
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179907/management-and-outcomes-of-isolated-paediatric-tibial-spine-fractures
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A B Scrimshire, M Gawad, R Davies, H George
Paediatric fractures of the tibial spine are relatively rare and controversy remains around how these injuries are best managed (Gans et al., 2014; Hargrove et al., 2004). Consequently most non-specialised paediatric units have limited experience of managing these injuries. This study aims to review the management and outcomes of isolated paediatric tibial spine fractures in a tertiary paediatric orthopaedic centre between 2008 and 2016. Data were collected on patient demographics, mechanism of injury, imaging, Meyers and McKeever grade of injury (Meyers and McKeever), management and outcomes, including Cincinnati and Lysholm-Tegner knee scores at a mean of 36 months post-operatively...
November 16, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175643/sustained-release-multiparticulates-for-oral-delivery-of-a-novel-peptidic-ghrelin-agonist-formulation-design-and-in-vitro-characterization
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Ken Howick, Ryan Alam, Barbara Chruscicka, Dalia Kandil, Dara Fitzpatrick, Aoife M Ryan, John F Cryan, Harriët Schellekens, Brendan T Griffin
There is an impetus to provide appropriate sustained release oral delivery vehicles to protect biofunctional peptide loads from gastric degradation in vivo. This study describes the generation of a high load capacity pellet formulation for sustained release of a freely water-soluble dairy-derived hydrolysate, FHI-2571. The activity of this novel peptidic ghrelin receptor agonist is reported using in vitro calcium mobilization assays. Conventional extrusion spheronization was then used to prepare peptide-loaded pellets which were subsequently coated with ethylcellulose (EC) film coats using a fluid bed coating system in bottom spray (Wurster) mode...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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