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Kelly Michael P MP Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United - - 2013
Study Design Post hoc analysis of prospective, randomized trial. Objective To investigate the disability associated with driving and single-level degenerative, cervical disc disease and to investigate the effect of surgery on driving disability. Methods Post hoc analysis of data obtained from three sites participating in a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial comparing cervical disc ...
Marijnissen A C A - - 2013
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a slowly progressive joint disease. Joint distraction can be a treatment of choice in case of severe OA. Prediction of failure will facilitate implementation of joint distraction in clinical practice. Patients with severe ankle OA, who underwent joint distraction were included. Survival analysis was performed over 12 ...
Luchetti R - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the objective and subjective functional outcomes after foveal reattachment of proximal or complete ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilage complex lesions by two surgical procedures: an open technique or an arthroscopically assisted repair. The study was done prospectively on 49 wrists affected by post-traumatic distal ...
Heiberg Kristi Elisabeth - - 2013
In the field of rehabilitation, patients are supposed to be experts on their own lives, but the patient's own desires in this respect are often not reported. Our objectives were to describe the patients' desires regarding functional improvements before and after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Sixty-four patients, 34 women and ...
Liu Lizu - - 2013
The objective indicators which reflect the past results of end-stage knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients who have already received total knee arthroplasty (TKA) could be helpful for physicians to discuss with patients who are considering TKA. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to examine whether we could predict the ...
Luengo-Fernandez Ramon R From the Nuffield Department of Population Health, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (R.L.-F., A.M.G.); and Stroke Prevention Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom (N.L.M.P., S.T.P., L.M.B., S.J.V.W., F.C.C., - - 2013
Long-term outcome information after transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke is required to help plan and allocate care services. We evaluated the impact of TIA and stroke on disability and institutionalization over 5 years using data from a population-based study. Patients from a UK population-based cohort study (Oxford Vascular Study) ...
Tsai Sheng-Tzung - - 2013
Age of onset is considered a poor prognostic factor for subthalamic deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) outcome in the case of Parkinson's disease (PD). The goal of current study is to identify the long-term impact of STN-DBS for young onset PD (YOPD) patients. 17 YOPD patients with a mean disease onset ...
Kim Eunkuk - - 2013
To determine the efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) compared with dextrose prolotherapy (DP) in patients with chronic recalcitrant plantar fasciitis (PF) DESIGN: A single-blinded, randomized, controlled study SETTING: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of University Hospital PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-one patients with a clinical diagnosis of chronic PF confirmed by ...
Paolini Guido - - 2013
Abstract Arm morbidity following unilateral Latissimus Dorsi (LD) flap harvest is controversial and bilateral harvest is considered potentially disabling. Arm and shoulder disability was investigated in patients undergoing bilateral mastectomy and immediate LD flap reconstruction. Thirty consecutive bilateral immediate reconstructions with denervated LD flaps, performed between 2005-2009, were retrospectively analyzed. ...
Lozeron P - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of Tafamidis, which slows the progression of early stages of Met30 transthyretin (TTR) familial amyloidosis polyneuropathy (FAP) in more advanced cases. The study was a prospective, non-randomized controlled trial carried out at the French national reference centre for FAP with ...
Schellinger P D - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:The Safety and Efficacy of NeuroFlo Technology in Ischemic Stroke trial showed a trend for reduced all-cause mortality and positive secondary safety end point outcomes. We present further analyses of the mortality and severe disability data from the Safety and Efficacy of NeuroFlo Technology in Ischemic Stroke trial.MATERIALS ...
Ahsan Zahab S - - 2013
To evaluate the outcomes of patients with ulnar impaction syndrome treated with a jig-facilitated, oblique, diaphyseal ulnar shortening osteotomy and fixed with a TriMed (Santa Clarita, CA) ulnar osteotomy compression plate. A retrospective chart review of patients with ulnar impaction syndrome identified 38 patients who had had ulnar shortening osteotomy ...
Arias Carolina C Laboratory of Genetics and Metabolic Diseases, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, (INTA) University of Chile, El Líbano 5524, Santiago, 7830490, Chile, - - 2014
Introduction: Propionic acidemia is a metabolic disease produced by a deficiency of the enzyme propionyl-CoA carboxylase. It can lead to coma, with severe neurologic encephalopathy or present later in life with vomiting, hypotonia, and seizures. An early diagnosis with adequate treatment helps to prevent the sequelae. Among the described complications ...
Athanasakopoulos Michael - - 2013
Few clinical studies have reported polyetheretherketone (PEEK) rod pedicle screw spinal instrumentation systems (CD-Horizon Legacy PEEK rods; Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota). This article describes a clinical series of 52 patients who underwent posterior spinal fusion using the PEEK Rod System between 2007 and 2010. Of the 52 patients, 25 had degenerative ...
Chen Yu - - 2013
Cervical total disk arthroplasty has proven to be an effective and safe alternative for anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the treatment of cervical disk degenerative disease. However, whether and when cervical disk arthroplasty is indicated for preoperative cervical spine kyphosis is unclear. In the authors' clinical experiences, preoperative ...
Nambi Gopal S - - 2013
There are limited data about Iyengar Yoga and EMG biofeedback in knee OA, although the efficacy of EMG biofeedback in the rehabilitation of patients with quadriceps muscle weakness secondary to immobilization, contracture, and joint surgery has been well established. Thirty subjects who have fulfilled inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected ...
Mofidi Ali - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcome of robotic-assisted (MAKO Surgical Corp.) unicondylar replacement in the treatment for knee osteoarthritis after the initial surgical insult is worn off to evaluate the impact of residual patellofemoral and lateral osteoarthritis on the outcome of medial unicompartmental knee replacement. One ...
Axelsson Peter - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes for the Scheker total joint endoprosthesis when used for previously failed surgeries of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). METHODS: Eight patients with DRUJ derangement with painful instability and 1 patient with DRUJ synostosis received a Scheker DRUJ total joint endoprosthesis between 2006 ...
Srinivasan Ramesh C - - 2013
PURPOSE: To report the clinical outcomes and complications for a cohort of patients who had extra-articular distal radius malunions treated with isolated ulnar-shortening osteotomy (USO). A second purpose was to define the dorsal angulation limit that would still result in clinical and functional improvement after isolated USO for distal radius ...
Schwab Frank J - - 2013
STUDY DESIGN.: Prospective multicenter study evaluating operative (OP) versus nonoperative (NONOP) treatment for adult spinal deformity (ASD). OBJECTIVE.: Evaluate correlations between spinopelvic parameters and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores in patients with ASD. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Sagittal spinal deformity is commonly defined by an increased sagittal vertical axis ...
Ouss Lisa - - 2013
West syndrome (WS) is a rare epileptic encephalopathy with early onset and a high risk of autistic outcome. The PréAut grid assesses this risk following WS onset by taking into account synchrony and emotion in interactions and by evaluating the baby's active desire to engage in pleasant interactions (especially the ...
Jull Gwendolen - - 2013
Acute whiplash is a heterogeneous disorder that becomes persistent in 40-60% of cases. Estimates of recovery have not changed in recent decades. This randomized, single blind, controlled trial tested whether multidisciplinary individualized treatments for patients with acute whiplash (<4 weeks post-injury) could reduce the incidence of chronicity at 6-months by ...
Bolster Mireille - - 2013
Abstract Inversion of the wound edges is one of the potential causes of postoperative scar tenderness after open carpal tunnel release. When using vertical mattress sutures (also named Donati sutures), inversion of wound edges is less likely to occur compared with single interrupted sutures. The purpose of this study was ...
Comstock Bryan A - - 2013
Purpose:To evaluate 1-year outcomes of the Investigational Vertebroplasty Safety and Efficacy Trial (INVEST), a blinded, randomized, controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of percutaneous vertebroplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.Materials and Methods:Patients were enrolled at 11 sites in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia by ...
Hsieh Lin-Fen - - 2013
PURPOSE: Although ultrasound (US)-guided subacromial injection has shown increased accuracy in needle placement, whether US-guided injection produces better clinical outcome is still controversial. Therefore, this study aimed to compare the efficacy of subacromial corticosteroid injection under ultrasound guidance with palpation-guided subacromial injection in patients with chronic subacromial bursitis. METHODS: Patients ...
González-Iglesias Javier - - 2013
The purpose of this case series was to describe the outcomes of patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) treated with mobilization with movement (MWM) directed at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the cervical spine, thoracic manipulation, and trigger point (TrP) dry needling. Fifteen patients with TMD completed the Steigerwald/Maher TMD disability ...
Lisbeth Mendoza - - 2013
Summary: Vertigo has a negative impact on quality of life; therefore, it is important to find an effective and convenient therapy that allows patients to continue their everyday tasks as soon as possible and to have a better quality of life. Methods: There were two formulations used to assess the ...
Anselmetti Giovanni Carlo - - 2013
PURPOSE: This study was designed to assess the clinical outcomes of patients treated by vertebral augmentation with nitinol endoprosthesis (VNE) to treat painful vertebral compression fractures. METHODS: Forty patients with one or more painful osteoporotic VCF, confirmed by MRI and accompanied by back-pain unresponsive to a minimum 2 months of conservative ...
Yao Jeffrey - - 2013
PURPOSE: To retrospectively review the results at a minimum of 2 years of suture-button plasty with partial or full trapeziectomy and suture-button suspensionplasty. METHODS: We evaluated 21 patients who received suture-button suspensionplasty at least 2 years after surgery. We measured postoperative pinch strength, grip strength, range of motion, and metacarpal ...
Shunzhi Yu - - 2013
The optimal surgical approach for 4-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy is controversial. The authors compared the clinical outcomes, radiographic changes, and complications of 53 patients who underwent either discontinuous corpectomy and fusion (DCF) with reservation of the middle vertebra (n=29) or laminectomy and fusion (n=24). Neurological function was measured using Nurick's ...
Rao P S S - - 2013
Background & objectives: Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) have been accepted as a useful method to estimate the burden of disease, and can be adapted to determine the number of productive years lost due to the disability. DALY has been reported for many studies but not for leprosy. Hence this study ...
Tanoue Koji - - 2013
AIM: To evaluate the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values for predicting the long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of patients with abusive head trauma (AHT). METHODS: ADC maps were retrospectively reviewed for 14 patients who presented with AHT at a mean age of 6.7 months (range: one month to 18 months) and the ...
Zivadinov R - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Pathologic changes in GM have an important role in MS. We investigated the association between SDGM and cortical volume changes and disability progression in early RRMS.MATERIALS AND METHODS:One hundred eighty patients with RRMS had clinical assessment during 5 years and were divided into those with or without SDP ...
Moon Jee Youn - - 2013
BACKGROUND:An alternative technique involving a "distal approach" can be used for lumbar medial branch radiofrequency denervation (LMBRFD). We described and assessed this technique by comparing it with a conventional tunnel vision approach in a prospective randomized trial.METHODS:Eighty-two patients underwent LMBRFD by a distal (n = 41) or a tunnel vision ...
van den Broek Marianne - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether early swelling and tenderness in large joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is predictive of later local damage and whether this leads to functional disability. METHODS: Two-year clinical and 8-year radiological followup data from the BeSt study (trial numbers NTR262 and NTR265), a randomized controlled ...
Gum Jeffrey L - - 2013
The authors identified patients with an increase in their Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score after lumbar spine fusion to evaluate whether this is a plausible definition of deterioration and to determine whether any common patient characteristics exist.A total of 1054 patients who underwent lumbar spinal fusion and had 2-year follow-up ...
Schwab Frank J - - 2013
: Study Design: Prospective multi-center study evaluating operative (OP) vs. nonoperative (NON) treatment for adult spinal deformity (ASD).Objective: Evaluate correlations between spino-pelvic parameters and health related quality of life (HRQL) scores in ASD patients.Summary of Background Data: Sagittal spinal deformity is commonly defined by an increased sagittal vertical axis (SVA), ...
Kaszap Balázs - - 2013
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcome between secondary trapezial excision after failed total trapeziometacarpal joint replacement and primary trapeziectomy. METHODS: Between October 2003 and July 2008, we performed 16 revision procedures in our institution because of failed trapeziometacarpal joint replacements. Of these patients, 15 were followed up. We compared clinical ...
Wollenweber Frank Arne - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Subclinical hyperthyroidism is associated with adverse cardiovascular events, including stroke and atrial fibrillation. However, its impact on functional outcome after stroke remains unexplored. METHODS: A total of 165 consecutively recruited patients admitted for ischemic stroke were included in this observational prospective study. Blood samples were taken in ...
Mandl Lisa A - - 2013
Total hip and total knee replacements (THR and TKR respectively), the definitive treatments for end-stage arthritis, are both safe and extremely successful in relieving pain and improving function. However, physicians who care for patients with chronic hip and knee arthritis are often the 'gatekeepers' to total joint replacement (TJR) procedures ...
Archavlis Eleftherios - - 2013
PURPOSE: The object of this study was to compare minimally invasive surgery (MIS) with open surgery in a severely affected subgroup of degenerative spondylolisthetic patients with severe stenosis (SDS) and high-grade facet osteoarthritis (FJO). METHODS: From January 2009 to February 2010, 49 patients with severe SDS and high-grade FJO were ...
Rodriguez Rosendo A - - 2013
Uncertainty regarding the long-term functional outcome of patients who awaken from coma after cardiac operations is difficult for families and physicians and may delay rehabilitation. We studied the long-term functional status of these patients to determine if duration of coma predicted outcome. We followed 71 patients who underwent cardiac operations; ...
Becker Stéphanie J E - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: In patients with trapeziometacarpal arthrosis, we tested the hypothesis that there is no difference in arm-specific disability 5 to 15 weeks after prescription of a pre-fabricated neoprene or a custom-made thermoplast hand-based thumb spica splint with the metacarpophalangeal joint included and the first interphalangeal joint free. METHOD: One hundred ...
Kim Jae Kwang - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: The objective of this study was to determine whether intra-operative laxity of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) is associated with adverse postoperative outcomes following volar plate fixation of a distal radius fracture (DRF) and 4 weeks of immobilization. DESIGNS;: Prospective study with clinical and radiographic assessment SETTING;: Level 1 ...
Chopko Bohdan W - - 2013
OBJECTIVE:: The aim of this report was to evaluate the long-term effectiveness and safety of mild lumbar decompression for the treatment of neurogenic claudication associated with lumbar spinal stenosis. This technique uses a percutaneous dorsal approach to remove small portions of ligament and lamina, thereby restoring space and decompressing the ...
Bhatia Robin - - 2013
Object Over the past 40 years, various methods and instrumentation types have been developed for occipitocervical fixation (OCF) in the management of occipitocervical instability. This study reports indications, outcomes, and complications with rigid OCF using screw-rod and screw-plate instrumentation, which has comparatively less long-term data. Methods A prospectively maintained database ...
Raju Seshadri - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Iliac vein stenting technology is rapidly emerging as a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open venovenous bypass procedures for iliac vein stenoses and chronic total occlusions. METHODS: Peer-reviewed publications meeting eligibility criteria were retrieved and reviewed from public domain databases. RESULTS: Reviewed reports encompass ∼1500 patients. Evidence quality was ...
Rowland Kate - - 2013
QUESTION Does a clinical prediction rule based on data collected at hospital admission predict risk for death and severe disability after acute ischemic stroke? METHODS DESIGN Registry-based cohort study with individual patient linkage to administrative databases and separate derivation and validation cohorts. SETTING 11 regional stroke centers in Ontario, Canada. ...
Camacho Elizabeth M - - 2013
Cross-sectional studies have found that learned helplessness (LH) is associated with disease outcome in patients with RA. However, little is known about the longitudinal impact of LH. The aim of this study was to investigate whether LH is associated with future disease outcome (disability, pain and fatigue) and to investigate ...
Virtanen Kaisa J - - 2013
Long-term outcome after surgery for grade-V acromioclavicular joint dislocation has not been reported. We performed a retrospective analysis of functional and radiographic outcome 15-22 years after surgery. We examined 50 patients who were treated at our hospital between April 1985 and December 1993. Various methods of stabilization were used: K-wires ...
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