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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636468/do-ligamentum-teres-tears-portend-inferior-outcomes-in-patients-with-borderline-dysplasia-undergoing-hip-arthroscopic-surgery-a-match-controlled-study-with-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Edwin O Chaharbakhshi, Itay Perets, Lyall Ashberg, Brian Mu, Christopher Lenkeit, Benjamin G Domb
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic surgery in borderline dysplastic hips remains controversial, but the role of the ligamentum teres (LT) has not been studied in this setting. HYPOTHESIS: Borderline dysplastic patients with LT tears have worse short-term outcomes than those without LT tears. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected on patients who underwent arthroscopic surgery between February 2008 and April 2014...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632597/leadership-communication-and-negotiation-across-a-diverse-workforce-an-aoa-critical-issues-symposium
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Denis R Clohisy, Michael J Yaszemski, Joanne Lipman
The current workforce in the United States is rapidly changing and is increasingly inclusive of individuals from a broad range of ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. Engaging and leading a diverse workforce creates great opportunities for innovation and adaptation in our evolving medical economic and clinical care delivery environment. For optimal engagement of employees and partners, orthopaedic surgeons must develop the necessary skills for executing change inside complex organizations and across teams composed of a variety of providers and skilled workers...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630718/ability-to-return-to-work-without-restrictions-in-workers-compensation-patients-undergoing-hip-arthroscopy
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Simon Lee, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Randy Mascarenhas, Thomas H Wuerz, Richard C Mather, Charles A Bush-Joseph, Shane J Nho
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of worker's compensation (WC) patients to return to work without restrictions after hip arthroscopy. Twenty-nine WC patients along with age and gender matched controls who underwent hip arthroscopy were retrospectively reviewed after achieving maximum medical improvement (MMI) status at minimum 1 year postoperatively. Patient demographic factors were evaluated, along with the Hip Outcome Score Activities of Daily Living and Sports-Specific subscales, and the modified Harris Hip Score (mHHS)...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628050/arizona-hospital-discharge-and-emergency-department-database-implications-for-occupational-health-surveillance
#4
Philip Harber, Jennifer Ha, Matthew Roach
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the project was to identify trends in emergency department visits and inpatient admissions for occupational injury and disease frequency and describe the financial impact from specific clinical groups known to have occupational risk factors. METHODS: Workers compensation cases among 19 million records in the Arizona statewide hospital discharge database (HDD) were assessed for seven clinical groups from 2008 to 2014, including back, cardiac, carpal tunnel syndrome, heat-related, psychiatric, pulmonary, and trauma...
April 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628049/early-access-to-physical-therapy-and-specialty-care-management-for-american-workers-with-musculoskeletal-injuries
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Timothy D Phillips, Michael J Shoemaker
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of very early access to physical therapy and specialty care management in a workers' compensation population. METHODS: A prospective pilot (n = 75) was conducted from 2012 to 2013 in which injured workers with musculoskeletal complaints received physical therapy and started care management during their initial occupational medicine clinic visit. Two retrospective comparator groups with workers' compensation claims from 2009 and 2012 were included in this study...
April 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627924/clusters-of-financially-incentivized-chronic-pain-patients-using-the-minnesota-multiphasic-personality-inventory-2-restructured-form-mmpi-2-rf
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Luis E Aguerrevere, Matthew R Calamia, Kevin W Greve, Kevin J Bianchini, Kelly L Curtis, Veronica Ramirez
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) has been shown to have clinical utility in the assessment of individuals with chronic pain (e.g., predicting surgical outcomes). The purpose of this study was to explore the ability of the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales in profiling patients with chronic pain who had external financial incentive (e.g., workers' compensation claims) and determine the associations between Validity Scale response patterns and important outcomes. Cluster analysis identified 2 similarly sized clusters of patients with very different MMPI-2-RF profiles...
June 19, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627152/-effectiveness-of-inspections-in-the-construction-sites-on-reducing-innjuries-a-pilot-study-in-a-health-unit-of-piedmont-region-northern-italy
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Walter Lazzarotto, Osvaldo Pasqualini, Elena Farina, Antonella Bena
OBJECTIVES: to describe a pilot study to evaluate the impact on injury rates of Occupational health and safety (OHS) inspections conducted in the construction sites of the Novara Health Unit territory during 2005-2007. DESIGN: study design is "treated/non treated" where: "treated" are construction companies inspected during 2005-2007 and not inspected in the periods before and after; "non treated" are construction companies never inspected during 2002-2010. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: two information sources have been used: Italian Workers' Compensation Authority databases and Novara Health Unit inspection database...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619599/impact-of-sulfuric-and-nitric-acids-on-carbonate-dissolution-and-the-associated-deficit-of-co2-uptake-in-the-upper-middle-reaches-of-the-wujiang-river-china
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Qi-Bo Huang, Xiao-Qun Qin, Peng-Yu Liu, Lian-Kai Zhang, Chun-Tian Su
Carbonate weathering and the CO2 consumption in karstic area are extensive affected by anthropogenic activities, especially sulfuric and nitric acids usage in the upper-middle reaches of Wujiang River, China. The carbonic acid would be substituted by protons from sulfuric and nitric acids which can be reduce CO2 absorption. Therefore, The goal of this study was to highlight the impacts of sulfuric and nitric acids on carbonate dissolution and the associated deficit of CO2 uptaking during carbonate weathering...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609644/outcomes-of-hip-arthroscopic-surgery-in-patients-with-t%C3%A3-nnis-grade-1-osteoarthritis-at-a-minimum-5-year-follow-up-a-matched-pair-comparison-with-a-t%C3%A3-nnis-grade-0-control-group
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Benjamin G Domb, Edwin O Chaharbakhshi, Danil Rybalko, Mary R Close, Jody Litrenta, Itay Perets
BACKGROUND: Studies on midterm outcomes of the arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tears with mild osteoarthritis (OA) are limited. PURPOSE: To evaluate outcomes of the arthroscopic treatment of FAI and labral tears in patients with mild preoperative OA (Tönnis grade 1) at a minimum 5-year follow-up, and to perform a matched-pair comparison to a control group with Tönnis grade 0. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606184/multicomponent-intervention-versus-usual-care-for-management-of-hypertension-in-rural-bangladesh-pakistan-and-sri-lanka-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tazeen H Jafar, Imtiaz Jehan, H Asita de Silva, Aliya Naheed, Mihir Gandhi, Pryseley Assam, Eric A Finkelstein, Helena Legido Quigley, Marcel Bilger, Aamir Hameed Khan, John David Clemens, Shah Ebrahim, Elizabeth L Turner, Anuradhani Kasturiratne
BACKGROUND: High blood pressure (BP) is the leading attributable risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). In rural South Asia, hypertension continues to be a significant public health issue with sub-optimal BP control rates. The goal of the trial is to compare a multicomponent intervention (MCI) to usual care to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the MCI for lowering BP among adults with hypertension in rural communities in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. METHODS/DESIGN: This study is a stratified, cluster randomized controlled trial with a qualitative component for evaluation of processes and stakeholder feedback...
June 12, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601490/is-the-simple-shoulder-test-a-valid-outcome-instrument-for-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Jason E Hsu, Stacy M Russ, Jeremy S Somerson, Anna Tang, Winston J Warme, Frederick A Matsen
BACKGROUND: The Simple Shoulder Test (SST) is a brief, inexpensive, and widely used patient-reported outcome tool, but it has not been rigorously evaluated for patients having shoulder arthroplasty. The goal of this study was to rigorously evaluate the validity of the SST for outcome assessment in shoulder arthroplasty using a systematic review of the literature and an analysis of its properties in a series of 408 surgical cases. METHODS: SST scores, 36-Item Short Form Health Survey scores, and satisfaction scores were collected preoperatively and 2 years postoperatively...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600690/patients-older-than-40-years-with-unilateral-occupational-claims-for-new-shoulder-and-knee-symptoms-have-bilateral-mri-changes
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Tiffany C Liu, Nina Leung, Leonard Edwards, David Ring, Edward Bernacki, Melissa D Tonn
BACKGROUND: Minor events that occur in the workplace sometimes are evaluated with MRI, which may reveal age-related changes in the symptomatic body part. These age-related changes are often ascribed to the event. However, evidence of similar or worse pathophysiology in the contralateral joint would suggest that the symptoms might be new, but the pathophysiology is not. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Using a convenience sample of occupational injury claimants with bilateral MRI to evaluate unilateral knee or shoulder symptoms ascribed to a single event at work, we sought to determine whether MRI findings of the shoulder and knee are more often congruent or incongruent with new unilateral symptoms...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598939/impact-of-occupational-injuries-on-nonworkers-compensation-medical-costs-of-patient-care-workers
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Jessica A R Williams, Glorian Sorensen, Dean Hashimoto, Karen Hopcia, Gregory R Wagner, Leslie I Boden
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the extent to which work-related injuries contribute to medical expenditures paid for by group health insurance. METHODS: Administrative data on OSHA recordable injuries spanning 2010 to 2013 were obtained for female patient care workers (n = 2495). Expenditures were aggregated group health insurance claims for 3 and 6-month periods before/after injury. Group health insurance plan type, age group, and job category were control variables...
June 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595897/system-influences-on-work-disability-due-to-low-back-pain-an-international-evidence-synthesis
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REVIEW
Serena Bartys, Pernille Frederiksen, Tom Bendix, Kim Burton
Work disability due to low back pain is a significant global health concern. Current policy and practice aimed at tackling this problem is largely informed by the biopsychosocial model. Resultant interventions have demonstrated some small-scale success, but they have not created a widespread decrease in work disability. This may be explained by the under-representation of the less measurable aspects in the biopsychosocial evidence base; namely the influence of relevant systems. Thus, a 'best-evidence' synthesis was conducted to collate the evidence on how compensatory (worker's compensation and disability benefits), healthcare and family systems (spouse/partner/close others) can act as obstacles to work participation for those with low back pain...
June 3, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594073/work-related-injury-factors-and-safety-climate-perception-in-truck-drivers
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Naomi J Anderson, Caroline K Smith, Jesse L Byrd
INTRODUCTION: The trucking industry has a high burden of work-related injuries. This study examined factors, such as safety climate perceptions, that may impact injury risk. METHOD: A random sample of 9800 commercial driver's license holders (CDL) were sent surveys, only 4360 were eligible truck drivers. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression models were developed to describe the population and identify variables associated with work-related injury. RESULTS: 2189 drivers completed the pertinent interview questions...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593014/a-qualitative-study-on-barriers-to-achieving-high-quality-community-based-integrated-dementia-care
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Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Chifa Chiang, Atsuko Aoyama
Introduction: High-quality, community-based dementia care requires a comprehensive, holistic approach. This study aimed to identify the barriers to achieving efficient cooperation and coordination among medical professionals, care managers, and medical social workers, and to improve the management model of community-based, integrated dementia care. Methods: We collected qualitative data through three focus group discussions at JA Konan Kosei Hospital. Thirteen participants (four directors of nursing service departments, three chief nurses, four medical social workers, and two care managers) were recruited for the discussions...
May 2017: Journal of Rural Medicine: JRM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584330/the-association-between-rurality-and-return-to-work-for-workers-compensation-claimants-with-work-related-musculoskeletal-injuries-an-analysis-of-workers-who-failed-to-return-to-work-within-typical-healing-time-frames
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Callum A Lavoie, Don Voaklander, Jeremy R Beach, Douglas P Gross
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study have been to: 1) describe and compare urban and rural injured worker populations in Alberta, Canada; 2) identify return-to-work outcomes in urban and rural populations; 3) examine the relationship between geographic location of residence and recovery from work-related musculoskeletal injury; and 4) investigate if this relationship is attenuated after controlling for other known risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was a secondary analysis utilizing data of a population of musculoskeletal injury claimants who underwent clinical/RTW (return to work) assessment between December 2009 and January 2011 collected by the Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579819/outcomes-and-prognostic-variables-of-radiofrequency-zygapophyseal-joint-neurotomy-in-utah-workers-compensation-patients
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Tyler J Christensen, M Scott DeBerard, Anthony J Wheeler
PURPOSE: The prevalence of radiofrequency zygapophyseal joint neurotomy (RFN) has increased substantially across the past decade. Limited research exists that has examined pre-procedure predictors of RFN outcomes, particularly within workers' compensation populations. The purpose of this study was to determine if pre-procedure biopsychosocial variables are predictive of outcomes in a cohort of compensated Utah patients who have undergone RFN. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study consisting of a review of pre-procedure medical records and a telephone outcome survey...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560895/age-diversity-in-the-workplace
#19
Jie Yang, Christina Matz-Costa
Although having a younger supervisor or a supervisor of a similar age runs counter to the traditional older supervisor-younger subordinate norm, it is becoming increasingly common in the 21st-century workplace. The current study uses theories of relational demography and relational norms as well as Selective Optimization with Compensation theory and the job demands-resources model to understand how relational age within supervisor-employee dyads influences workers' engagement. Cross-sectional data from a multiworksite (U...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558933/effect-of-temperature-and-social-environment-on-worker-size-in-the-ant-temnothorax-nylanderi
#20
Mathieu Molet, Romain Péronnet, Sébastien Couette, Christophe Canovas, Claudie Doums
Warm temperatures decrease insect developmental time and body size. Social life could buffer external environmental variations, especially in large social groups, either through behavioral regulation and compensation or through specific nest architecture. Mean worker size and distribution of worker sizes within colonies are important parameters affecting colony productivity as worker size is linked to division of labor in insect societies. In this paper, we investigate the effect of stressful warm temperatures and the role of social environment (colony size and size of nestmate workers) on the mean size and size variation of laboratory-born workers in the small European ant Temnothorax nylanderi...
July 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
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