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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350645/developments-in-the-management-of-bone-metastases-with-interventional-radiology
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Francesco Arrigoni, Federico Bruno, Luigi Zugaro, Raffaele Natella, Salvatore Cappabianca, Umberto Russo, Vito Roberto Papapietro, Alessandra Splendiani, Ernesto Di Cesare, Carlo Masciocchi, Antonio Barile
Interventional radiology has known an exponential growth in the last years. Technological advances of the last decades, have made it possible to use new treatments on a larger scale, with safe and effective results. They could be considered as palliative treatments for painful lesions but also curative procedures, as single treatment or specially in combination with other techniques (surgery, radiation and oncology therapies, etc.).The main diffuse techniques are those of thermal ablation that destroy the target lesion through the heat; however there are also endovascular therapies that destroy the target tissue thanks to devascularization...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350012/-application-of-debridement-and-bone-autografting-combined-with-proximal-femoral-anatomical-plates-for-benign-tumor-in-proximal-femur
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Ye Tian, Long-Gang Chen, Bin Shi, Nan Zhang, Qin Fu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical effects of debridement and bone autografting combined with proximal femoral anatomical plate in treating benign tumor in proximal femur. METHODS: From January 2010 to October 2014, 30 patients with benign tumor in proximal femur were treated with debridement, autogenic ilium, autogenic ilium and allogeneic bone implant, and anatomic plate fixation. Among them, there were 13 males and 17 females aged from 12 to 68 years old with an average of 42 years old...
February 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349056/sinus-tract-formation-with-chronic-inflammatory-cystic-mass-after-beta-tricalcium-phosphate-insertion
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Hong Jin Kim, Woong Gyu Na, Sung Won Jung, Sung Hoon Koh, Hyoseob Lim
Beta tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) is one of allogenic bone substitute which is known to have interconnected pores that draws cell and nutrients for bone generation. It has been resulted in good outcomes for bone defect coverage or augmentation. However, several studies have also reported negative outcomes and associated complications including unexpected formation of cystic mass, continuous pain and secretion. We present the case of a 36-year-old man with a right cheek cystic mass who had a history of right zygomaticomaxillary (ZM) complex fracture and surgical correction with β-TCP powder insertion to ZM bone defect...
December 2017: Archives of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348917/refractory-actinomycosis-of-the-humerus
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Mariano O Abrego, Franco L De Cicco, Noelia B Montenegro, Jorge G Boretto, Pablo De Carli, Gerardo L Gallucci
Actinomycosis is a chronic, opportunistic infection caused by Actinomyces species, such as Actinomyces bacillus. Actinomycosis in long bones is very rare. To the best of our knowledge, isolated primary actinomycosis of the humerus is rarely reported in literature. We present a rare case of a refractory primary actinomycosis of the humerus. A 66-year-old man with no history of concomitant conditions was admitted to our hospital with a history of a tumour on the distal third of the left arm as a result of a closed trauma without fracture 20 years before...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339203/clinical-performance-of-full-rehabilitations-with-direct-composite-in-severe-tooth-wear-patients-3-5-years-results
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B A C Loomans, C M Kreulen, H E C E Huijs-Visser, B A M A Sterenborg, E M Bronkhorst, M C D N J M Huysmans, N J M Opdam
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the mid-term clinical performance of direct composite restorations placed in patients with pathological tooth wear needing full rehabilitation with an increase of vertical dimension of occlusion. METHODS: In a prospective trial 34 patients (34.0 ± 8.4 years; 25 males, 9 females) were treated with a minimal invasive additive technique using composite restorations. The restorative treatment protocol was to provide all teeth with composite build-up restorations in an increased vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) using the DSO-technique...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324724/evaluation-of-oxidative-stress-levels-and-antioxidant-enzyme-activities-in-burst-fractures
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Fetullah Kuyumcu, Abdurrahman Aycan
BACKGROUND Spinal burst fractures are pathologies that occur in spinal injuries and cause significant mortality and morbidity as a result. Burst fractures in spinal cord injuries can result in rapid and significant oxidative stress. In addition to the primary injury in severe spinal cord injuries, subsequent secondary lesions are mainly due to inflammatory cascade activation and excessive production of free radicals. This study evaluated oxidative stress and antioxidant enzyme levels in burst fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty patients with burst fractures were diagnosed and underwent surgery and 20 healthy control subjects were included in the study...
January 11, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324463/fractures-related-to-tenofovir-a-case-noncase-study-in-the-european-pharmacovigilance-database
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Montserrat G García, Unai Larrinaga-Torrontegui, Eduardo Eduardo Martinez, Unax Lertxundi, Itziar Palacios-Zabalza, Carmelo Aguirre
BACKGROUND: There is no clear consensus on the relationship between tenofovir (TDF) and fracture risk because the studies published so far present contradictory findings. STUDY QUESTION: Our objective was to detect, from the European pharmacovigilance database (EudraVigilance), a signal of fracture risk during TDF exposure in patients infected with HIV. METHODS: Herein, we analyze all the cases of fractures suspected to be related to TDF recorded in EudraVigilance between 2001 and November 10, 2016...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324321/injuries-sustained-in-falling-fatalities-in-relation-to-different-distances-of-falls
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Hasan Abder-Rahman, Mohanad S O Jaber, Shrouq S Al-Sabaileh
BACKGROUND: Falling from a distance is an important issue worldwide, which happens in different ages, genders and circumstances. It is usually not considered a medicolegal case in many countries hence no autopsy is performed. This study focused on analyzing injuries sustained in victims of falling in relation to different distances of fall. METHODS: Retrospective study of 352 autopsy reports of falling victims brought to the forensic pathology department at Jordan University Hospital during the period from January 1990 to March 2016...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322292/bilateral-symmetrical-comparison-of-the-proximal-femur-using-3d-ct-models
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Filip C Dolatowski, Max J Temmesfeld, Claude Pierre-Jerome, Arne Borthne, Sigurd Erik Hoelsbrekken
PURPOSE: Superimposed three-dimensional (3D)-models obtained from CT-images have been used to evaluate displacement of femoral neck fractures, but this method assumes symmetrical anatomy of normal femurs. The present study aimed to compare the spatial orientation of the left and right proximal femur, thus establishing if 3D models can be used as a reference standard for the evaluation of fracture displacement. METHODS: We generated 3D-CT-models of 20 patients with no skeletal pathology of the proximal femurs...
January 10, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320988/prevalence-and-key-radiographic-spinal-malalignment-parameters-that-influence-the-risk-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-patients-treated-surgically-for-adult-spinal-deformity
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Tetsuro Ohba, Shigeto Ebata, Kensuke Koyama, Hirotaka Haro
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a factor that has a significant negative impact on the quality of life (QoL). Vertebral fractures and/or spinal malalignment may influence the frequency of GERD. However, the epidemiology and pathology of GERD in patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) are still largely unknown. To establish the optimal surgical strategy for GERD in patients treated surgically for ASD, we sought to clarify the GERD prevalence, determine radiographically which spinal malalignment parameters influence GERD risk, and evaluate GERD improvement postoperatively...
January 10, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319569/comparing-head-and-facial-computed-tomographic-imaging-in-identifying-operative-facial-fractures
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Joseph A Ricci, Bao Ngoc N Tran, Qing Z Ruan, Samuel J Lin, Dhruv Singhal, Bernard T Lee
BACKGROUND: Patients who present for a trauma workup often have a head computed tomography (CT) performed to identify intracranial pathology. Facial fractures are routinely identified in these patients, and further imaging is the norm with dedicated facial CT scans. Additional imaging increases radiation doses; however, it is unclear if additional operative fractures are identified. The aim of this study was to examine differences between these 2 CT imaging modalities. METHODS: A retrospective review of all operative facial trauma patients receiving both head and facial scans at a single institution was performed (1999-2012)...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314261/future-osteoporotic-fracture-risk-related-to-lumbar-vertebral-trabecular-attenuation-measured-at-routine-body-ct
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Scott J Lee, Peter M Graffy, Ryan D Zea, Timothy J Ziemlewicz, Perry J Pickhardt
We sought to determine if vertebral trabecular attenuation values measured on routine body CT scans obtained for a variety of unrelated indications can predict future osteoporotic fractures at multiple skeletal sites. For this HIPAA-compliant and IRB-approved retrospective cohort study, trabecular attenuation of the first lumbar vertebra was measured in 1966 consecutive older adults who underwent chest and/or abdominal CT at a single institution over the course of one year. New pathologic fragility fractures that occurred after a patient's CT study date were identified through an electronic health record database query using ICD-9 codes for vertebral, hip, and extremity fractures...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310397/massive-rare-desmoplastic-fibroma-of-the-ilium-and-ischium-in-a-young-adult-a-case-report
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Xin-Nan Ma, Shuai Qiang, Tian-Yi Liu, Mei-Yu Cao, Song-Cen Lv
RATIONALE: Desmoplastic fibroma (DF) is a rare, locally invasive but benign bone tumor. It represents one of the rarest bone diseases, with an incidence of only 0.11% of all primary bone tumors. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, a case of massive and unusual DF, with simultaneous involvement of ilium and ischium, is described. A 29-year-old man suffered minor pain in his right hip for 2 years. It worsened after sudden movements, which prevented him from walking normally...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307032/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-a-patient-reported-hip-outcome-score
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Horia Haragus, Radu Prejbeanu, Dan V Poenaru, Bogdan Deleanu, Bogdan Timar, Dinu Vermesan
PURPOSE: We aimed to perform psychometric testing for the translated Oxford Hip Score (OHS) for use as a recommended tool to measure treatment outcomes. METHODS: The original English questionnaire was translated and culturally validated using the instrument developer's guidelines and the ISPOR principles of good practice. One hundred patients completed the form together with the Harris Hip Score (HHS) and EQ-5D-5 L. Fifty patients repeated the form after two days...
January 6, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305658/incidence-of-unexpected-positive-histology-in-kyphoplasty
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Stephan Nowak, Jonas Müller, Henry W S Schroeder, Jan Uwe Müller
OBJECTIVE: Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty have become one of the most frequent surgical procedures in the treatment of vertebral compression fractures. Often, the cause of compression fractures is lowered bone mineral density as in osteoporosis. In the differential workup, also pathologic vertebral compression fractures need to be ruled out. Importantly, imaging techniques alone cannot safely differentiate between invasive lymphatic and osteoporotic vertebral fracture. Our goal was to identify the degree of unexpected positive histology in kyphoplasty for presumed osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture...
January 5, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305619/-torsional-malalignment-of-the-humerus
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N Hawi, S Razaeian, C Krettek, R Meller, E Liodakis
The torsion of the humerus describes the physiological rotation of the humerus around its longitudinal axis. Various clinical and radiological methods for measurement have been described. The computed tomography method is currently the gold standard. The angle between the humeral head axis and the transepicondylar axis is measured. This angle is called retroversion. Values of retroversion vary between 10° and 40°. For the treatment of many humeral pathologies, a precise reconstruction of the anatomical retroversion is required...
January 5, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305458/hemiarthroplasty-proximal-femoral-endoprostheses-following-tumour-reconstruction-is-acetabular-replacement-necessary
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J D Stevenson, V S Kumar, G L Cribb, P Cool
AIMS: Dislocation rates are reportedly lower in patients requiring proximal femoral hemiarthroplasty than for patients undergoing hip arthroplasty for neoplasia. Without acetabular replacement, pain due to acetabular wear necessitating revision surgery has been described. We aimed to determine whether wear of the native acetabulum following hemiarthroplasty necessitates revision surgery with secondary replacement of the acetabulum after proximal femoral replacement (PFR) for tumour reconstruction...
January 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304151/the-role-of-carboxy-terminal-cross-linking-telopeptide-of-type-i-collagen-dual-x-ray-absorptiometry-bone-strain-and-romberg-test-in-a-new-osteoporotic-fracture-risk-evaluation-a-proposal-from-an-observational-study
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Fabio M Ulivieri, Luca P Piodi, Enzo Grossi, Luca Rinaudo, Carmelo Messina, Anna P Tassi, Marcello Filopanti, Anna Tirelli, Francesco Sardanelli
The consolidated way of diagnosing and treating osteoporosis in order to prevent fragility fractures has recently been questioned by some papers, which complained of overdiagnosis and consequent overtreatment of this pathology with underestimating other causes of the fragility fractures, like falls. A new clinical approach is proposed for identifying the subgroup of patients prone to fragility fractures. This retrospective observational study was conducted from January to June 2015 at the Nuclear Medicine-Bone Metabolic Unit of the of the Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Milan, Italy...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299651/hip-fracture-time-to-surgery-and-mortality-revisited-mitigating-comorbidity-confounding-by-effect-of-holidays-on-surgical-timing
#19
Siu Him Janus Wong, Xinshuo Christian Fang, King Hang Dennis Yee, Tak Man Wong, Cheuk Ting Terence Pun, Tak Wing Lau, Ka Li Frankie Leung
PURPOSE: The association between delayed hip fracture surgery and mortality remains elusive because of strong confounding by comorbidity factors. We designed a study to investigate the effect of small delays in surgery due to holidays. METHODS: Consecutive hip fractures operated in a high-income, publicly funded healthcare system between 2006 and 2013 were analysed. Age <65 years, pathological fractures, history of previous hip operation and time to surgery >seven days were excluded...
January 3, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297103/long-term-pathological-gait-pattern-changes-after-talus-fractures-dynamic-measurements-with-a-new-insole
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Benedikt J Braun, Patrick Pelz, Nils T Veith, Mika Rollmann, Moritz Klein, Steven C Herath, Jörg H Holstein, Tim Pohlemann
PURPOSE: The aim of the current study was to describe long-term gait changes after talus fractures, identify patterns associated with poor outcome and discuss possible treatment options based on dynamic gait analysis. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients were followed-up clinically and via gait analysis after talus fracture osteosynthesis. Continuous dynamic pedobarography with a gait analysis insole was performed on a standardized parcours consisting of different gait tasks and matched to the outcome...
January 2, 2018: International Orthopaedics
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