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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24760591/considerations-for-the-use-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-orthopedics
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Taralyn M McCarrel, Nathan A Mall, Andrew S Lee, Brian J Cole, Davietta C Butty, Lisa A Fortier
The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is expanding to numerous medical fields, including orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The popularity of this new treatment option has prompted a rapid increase in research endeavors; however, the differences in application technique and the composition of PRP have made it difficult to compare results or make any firm conclusions regarding efficacy. The purpose of this article is twofold. First, to recommend details that should be provided in basic science and clinical PRP studies to allow meaningful comparisons between studies which may lead to a better understanding of efficacy...
August 2014: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25270819/identifying-foot-fractures-and-dislocations
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Fiona Caswell, Craig Brown
As the roles of emergency nurse practitioners expand, more patients with minor injuries are being managed independently by nursing staff. Injuries to the foot and ankle are common among such patients, and X-rays are frequently performed to aid their diagnoses. Some of these fractures and dislocations are subtle and difficult to identify, so practitioners must adopt a structured approach to reading X-rays. This article describes some of these injuries and offers advice, including X-ray illustrations, on how to identify them...
October 2014: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
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