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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142758/ethnic-differences-in-patients-perceptions-towards-isolated-orthopedic-injuries-a-pilot-study
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Boris A Zelle, Gurpreet Singh, Deanna L Kitchen, Roberto J Fajardo, Mohit Bhandari, Melissa A Valerio
Background: Patients' perceptions of their healthcare have been reported to influence clinical outcomes following orthopedic trauma. Findings across clinical outcomes have demonstrated significant differences in perceptions towards healthcare between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites. However, ethnic disparities in perceptions towards orthopedic injuries have not been examined in the literature. Aim of study: The aim of this pilot study is to explore whether Hispanic patients with isolated orthopedic injuries will demonstrate different perceptions towards their injury as compared to non-Hispanic white patients...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136257/risk-factors-for-pathological-fracture-and-metastatic-epidural-spinal-cord-compression-in-patients-with-spinal-metastases
#2
Catherine S Hibberd, Gerald M Y Quan
Vertebral pathological fracture and metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) due to metastatic cancer inevitably cause pain, neurological deficit, impaired function, and decreased quality of life and are indications for surgery. In such cases, earlier surgical intervention has the potential to prevent permanent neurological deficit and disability and to maintain function and quality of life. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify and evaluate risk factors for pathological fracture and MESCC in patients with spinal metastases...
November 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135726/valgus-hindfoot-deformity-secondary-to-neonatal-intravenous-infiltration
#3
Eric D Villarreal, Petros Konofaos, Derek M Kelly
Orthopedic complications of intravenous (IV) infiltration are rare, with only a handful of cases reported in the literature. Because of the relatively high rate of IV infiltration in neonates, however, such complications do occur and can include growth arrest, limb length discrepancy, and joint deformities that require surgical intervention. The risk of these complications is highest in preterm neonates. A 7-year-old girl presented to our institution with a severe valgus hindfoot deformity that developed secondary to a neonatal IV infiltration injury...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135529/acute-coronary-artery-thrombus-after-tranexamic-acid-during-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-a-patient-with-coronary-stents-a-case-report
#4
Kathryn H Bridges, Sylvia H Wilson
Tranexamic Acid (TXA), an antifibrinolytic, is routinely used to decrease transfusion rates in total joint replacement surgery. While recent publications have indicated a low risk of TXA-associated thromboembolic events in this orthopedic population, few studies specifically address the safety of TXA administration in high-risk patients. We present a case of acute coronary thrombus requiring emergent intervention in a patient with indwelling coronary stents who underwent shoulder arthroplasty with TXA administration...
November 9, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134156/preoperative-cervical-sagittal-alignment-parameters-and-their-impacts-on-myelopathy-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-retrospective-study
#5
Wei Yuan, Yue Zhu, Haitao Zhu, Cui Cui, Lei Pei, Zhuxi Huang
Background: Cervical sagittal alignment plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), but there are limited studies on the cervical sagittal parameters in CSM patients and their correlations with myelopathy. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlations among the preoperative cervical sagittal alignment parameters and their correlations with the development of myelopathy in patients with CSM. Methods: We retrospectively collected 212 patients with CSM who underwent surgical interventions...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133972/the-relationship-between-the-physical-cost-index-and-knee-extensor-strength-in-children-with-hemiplegic-cerebral-palsy
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Kenji Takaki, Yasuaki Kusumoto
[Purpose] Lower extremity strength is a contributing factor to energy efficiency of gait. However, this contribution has not previously been evaluated in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between energy consumption, measured by the physical cost index (PCI), and strength of lower extremity, measured by the maximum knee extensor strength (MKES), in children with hemiplegic CP. [Subjects and Methods] Subjects were 10 children (4 males and 6 females; age, 7-17 years) with hemiplegic CP, but no history of orthopedic intervention or botulinum toxin treatment over the 1 year prior to the assessment...
October 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132575/acute-management-of-the-traumatically-injured-pelvis
#7
REVIEW
Steven Skitch, Paul T Engels
Severe pelvic trauma is a challenging condition. The pelvis can create multifocal hemorrhage that is not easily compressible nor managed by traditional surgical methods such as tying off a blood vessel or removing an organ. Its treatment often requires reapproximation of bony structures, damage control resuscitation, assessment for associated injuries, and triage of investigations, as well as multimodality hemorrhage control (external fixation, preperitoneal packing, angioembolization, REBOA [resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta]) by multidisciplinary trauma specialists (general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, endovascular surgeons/interventional radiologists)...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121841/prophylactic-inferior-vena-cava-filter-utilization-and-risk-factors-for-nonretrieval
#8
Jordan R Stern, Danielle E Cafasso, Andrew J Meltzer, Darren B Schneider, Sharif H Ellozy, Peter H Connolly
PURPOSE: Inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) are often placed for prophylactic indications. We sought to better define the range of practice indications for placement of prophylactic IVCFs, as well as the specific retrieval rate and risk factors for nonretrieval. METHODS: A retrospective, single-institution review of patients undergoing IVCF placement over a 2-year period was performed. Patients undergoing prophylactic IVCF placement were selected from a prospectively collected database...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119592/orthopedic-complications-of-linear-morphea-implications-for-early-interdisciplinary-care
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REVIEW
Jennifer J Schoch, Bradley S Schoch, Jean David Werthel, Amy L McIntosh, Dawn M R Davis
Linear morphea of the limb primarily affects children, and extracutaneous manifestations are common. Orthopedic surgeons are often essential in the care of patients with linear morphea, yet there are few reports outlining specific orthopedic complications in this population. We sought to improve the understanding of orthopedic complications in linear morphea of the limb. Between 1999 and 2014, 51 children were evaluated for linear morphea of an extremity. Twenty-six (51%) had documented orthopedic manifestations...
November 9, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116327/the-effect-of-a-door-alarm-on-operating-room-traffic-during-total-joint-arthroplasty
#10
Scott M Eskildsen, Peter T Moskal, Jeffrey Laux, Daniel J Del Gaizo
Operating room traffic has been implicated in several studies to contribute to the risk of surgical site infections and periprosthetic joint infections. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a door alarm on operating room traffic during total joint arthroplasty. This prospective cohort study evaluated 100 consecutive primary total hip and knee arthroplasty surgeries performed by a single surgeon. An inconspicuous electronic door counter was placed on the substerile operating room door. Door openings and time left ajar were recorded...
November 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109757/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-ajuga-decumbens-extract-supplement-in-individuals-with-knee-discomfort-associated-with-physical-activity-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Yoko Sawada, Atsushi Sugimoto, Takehito Hananouchi, Norimasa Sato, Isao Nagaoka
The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and safety of the oral administration of Ajuga decumbens extract (ADE) supplement to individuals with knee discomfort associated with physical activity. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted using 48 subjects. The subjects were randomly allocated to an ADE diet group (oral administration of ADE-containing diet, n=24) or a placebo group (n=24), and the intervention was conducted for 12 weeks. A total of 22 subjects in the placebo group and 22 subjects in the ADE diet group were assessed to be eligible for assessment of the efficacy of supplement...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109029/transcriptional-profile-of-human-macrophages-stimulated-by-ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene-particulate-debris-of-orthopedic-implants-uncovers-a-common-gene-expression-signature-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Mohamad Alaa Terkawi, Masanari Hamasaki, Daisuke Takahashi, Masahiro Ota, Ken Kadoya, Tomoyo Yutani, Keita Uetsuki, Tsuyoshi Asano, Tohru Irie, Ryuta Arai, Tomohiro Onodera, Masahiko Takahata, Norimasa Iwasaki
Osteolysis is a serious postoperative complication of total joint arthroplasty that leads to aseptic loosening and surgical revision. Osteolysis is a chronic destructive process that occurs when host macrophages recognize implant particles and release inflammatory mediators that increase bone-resorbing osteoclastic activity and attenuate bone-formation osteoblastic activity. Although much progress has been made in understanding the molecular responses of macrophages to implant particles, the pathways/signals that initiate osteolysis remain poorly characterized...
November 3, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102560/can-a-clinician-scientist-training-program-develop-academic-orthopaedic-surgeons-one-program-s-thirty-year-experience
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Aaron M Brandt, Samantha A Rettig, Neel K Kale, Joseph D Zuckerman, Kenneth A Egol
BACKGROUND: Clinician-scientist numbers have been stagnant over the past few decades despite awareness of this trend. Interventions attempting to change this problem have been seemingly ineffective, but research residency positions have shown potential benefit. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the effectiveness of a clinician-scientist training program (CSTP) in an academic orthopedic residency in improving academic productivity and increasing interest in academic careers...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100205/influence-of-cement-compressive-strength-and-porosity-on-augmentation-performance-in-a-model-of-orthopedic-screw-pull-out
#14
Michael Pujari-Palmer, Celine Robo, Cecilia Persson, Philip Procter, Håkan Engqvist
Disease and injuries that affect the skeletal system may require surgical intervention and internal fixation, i.e. orthopedic plate and screw insertion, to stabilize the injury and facilitate tissue repair. If the surrounding bone quality is poor the screws may migrate, or the bone may fail, resulting in fixation failure. While numerous studies have shown that cement augmentation of the interface between bone and implant can increase screw pull-out force, the physical properties of cement that influence pull-out force have not been investigated...
October 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098319/-multiple-myeloma-what-has-been-confirmed-in-therapy
#15
REVIEW
M-A Baertsch, H Goldschmidt
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignancy of terminally differentiated B cells/plasma cells and is primarily located in the bone marrow. Symptomatic multiple myeloma typically presents with osteolyses, anemia, reduced renal function, and/or hypercalcemia. In the case of such MM-related end organ damage, urgent systemic treatment is indicated. In order to prevent end organ damage, current guidelines now recommend treatment initiation already when certain biomarkers are met. Current first-line treatment is based on proteasome inhibition and immunomodulation...
November 2, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077977/packed-red-blood-cell-transfusion-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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Allison R Jones, Gwen McGhan, Jill Deaver
Most packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion research focuses on younger patient populations (younger than 65) given the complexity of care and presence of comorbidities in older adults. The purpose of the current study was to critically examine the current evidence related to PRBC transfusion among older adults (age ≥65). PubMed, CINAHL, and Embase were searched for randomized controlled trials that evaluated blood transfusion in any manner (e.g., prevention, associated outcomes). Using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, the search resulted in 10 studies focused on cardiac, orthopedic, and gastrointestinal surgery patients...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072987/can-surgical-site-infections-be-reduced-with-the-adoption-of-a-bundle-of-simultaneous-initiatives-the-use-of-nsqip-incidence-data-to-follow-multiple-quality-improvement-interventions
#17
Duncan Rozario
Surgical site infections (SSI) are a common complication after surgical procedures. To reduce the incidence of SSIs, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital decided to institute a bundle of initiatives to change multiple factors simultaneously based on best available evidence and the understanding of infection pathophysiology. We used National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data on the incidence of SSIs in our targeted and essentials, general surgery and orthopedic surgery cases before and after the implementation of an SSI reduction bundle...
October 26, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062821/outcome-assessment-in-the-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-tear-what-is-utilized-in-brazil
#18
REVIEW
Jorge Henrique Assunção, Eduardo Angeli Malavolta, Vitor Rodrigues Domingues, Mauro Emilio Conforto Gracitelli, Arnaldo Amado Ferreira Neto
This review evaluated the outcomes used in clinical studies involving rotator cuff tear published in the last decade in the two leading Brazilian orthopedic journals. A literature review was performed using the journals Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia and Acta Ortopédica Brasileira. It included all original clinical articles describing at least one outcome measured before or after any clinical or surgical intervention related to rotator cuff tear, published between 2006 and 2015. The authors evaluated range of motion, muscle strength, patient satisfaction, and tendon integrity and functional outcomes scores...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058226/clinical-guidelines-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-osteoporosis-summary-statements-and-recommendations-from-the-italian-society-for-orthopaedics-and-traumatology
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Umberto Tarantino, Giovanni Iolascon, Luisella Cianferotti, Laura Masi, Gemma Marcucci, Francesca Giusti, Francesca Marini, Simone Parri, Maurizio Feola, Cecilia Rao, Eleonora Piccirilli, Emanuela Basilici Zanetti, Noemi Cittadini, Rosaria Alvaro, Antimo Moretti, Dario Calafiore, Giuseppe Toro, Francesca Gimigliano, Giuseppina Resmini, Maria Luisa Brandi
BACKGROUND: The Italian Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology conceived this guidance-which is primarily addressed to Italian orthopedic surgeons, but should also prove useful to other bone specialists and to general practitioners-in order to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis and its consequences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature reviews by a multidisciplinary team. RESULTS: The following topics are covered: the role of instrumental, metabolic, and genetic evaluations in the diagnosis of osteoporosis; appraisal of the risk of fracture and thresholds for intervention; general strategies for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (primary and secondary prevention); the pharmacologic treatment of osteoporosis; the setting and implementation of fracture liaison services for tertiary prevention...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053498/the-community-orthopaedic-surgeon-taking-trauma-call-pediatric-forearm-shaft-fracture-pearls-and-pitfalls
#20
Martin J Herman, Matthew Simon, Charles T Mehlman
Pediatric forearm shaft fractures are the third most common fracture in children, and the forearm is the third most mobile joint in the body (with a nearly 180 degree arc of motion). The goals of treatment are aimed squarely at achieving satisfactory anatomic alignment (within defined parameters) as the consequences of malunion can be permanent forearm stiffness and deformity. Nonoperative treatment approaches still dominate care of the youngest age groups while surgical intervention has become increasingly common in older children...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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