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Stepan Jeffrey G - - 2013
Patient self-reporting questionnaires such as the QuickDASH, a shortened version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) outcome measure, are critical to current orthopaedic outcomes research. The use of these questionnaires could introduce recall bias in retrospective, case-control, and cross-sectional studies if no preoperative data has been ...
Malham Gregory M GM Epworth Hospital, Richmond, VIC, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2013
Cervical artificial disc replacement (ADR) is indicated for the treatment of severe radiculopathy permitting neural decompression and maintenance of motion. We evaluated the clinical and radiographic outcomes in cervical ADR patients using the ProDisc-C device (DePuy Synthes, West Chester, PA, USA) with a 5-9year follow-up. Data were collected through a ...
Mayer Tom G - - 2013
Systematic reviews of lumbar fusion outcomes in purely workers' compensation (WC) patient populations have indicated mixed results for efficacy. Recent studies on lumbar fusions in the WC setting have reported return-to-work rates of 26-36%, re-operation rates of 22-27%, and high rates of persistent opioid use two years post-surgery. Other types ...
Arrigoni Paolo - - 2013
To determine whether the radial component of the lateral collateral ligament (R-LCL) and extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) are consistently visible, using a 70° arthroscope, as parallel structures in the extra-articular space of the elbow, and to evaluate the clinical outcomes of these techniques in a series of patients. An ...
Eyigor Can C Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, - - 2014
This is a prospective, randomized, single-blind study. We aimed to compare the tracheal intubation conditions and hemodynamic responses either remifentanil or a combination of remifentanil and lidocaine with sevoflurane induction in the absence of neuromuscular blocking agents. Fifty intellectually disabled, American Society of Anesthesiologists I-II patients who underwent tooth extraction ...
Raya Amanda - - 2013
Spontaneous idiopathic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) with a perimesencephalic bleeding pattern is usually associated with a benign course, whereas a diffuse bleeding pattern has been associated with a higher risk of vasospasm and disability. We evaluated whether volume of bleeding explains this disparity. Pattern and amount of bleeding (by Hijdra and ...
Parker Scott L - - 2013
Prospective cohort study. Evaluate if an annular closure device could be implanted safely, reduce same-level recurrent disc herniation, or attenuate disc height loss and improve outcome after lumbar discectomy. Same-level recurrent disc herniation, disc height loss, and progressive degeneration are common complications and sequellae after lumbar discectomy. Techniques to reduce ...
Shiple Brian J - - 2013
To compare the effectiveness, after 3 months, of a single injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), glucocorticoid (GC), or saline in reducing pain in lateral epicondylitis. Randomized, controlled, 3-group trial (RCT). Patients and outcome assessors were blinded to intervention group. Sample size was calculated to show a clinically important difference in ...
Kim Byungsung - - 2013
Our aim was to evaluate the clinical results of patients treated by arthroscopically assisted reconstruction of foveal avulsion injury of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) using a suture anchor. We retrospectively reviewed the results of 15 patients (11 men and 4 women; mean age, 30.5 years) who underwent surgical procedures ...
Ghayas Abdul Salam AS Provincial Leprosy/TB, Leprosy/TB Control Programme/CDC, Gilgit Baltistan. - - 2013
To document clinical status and disabilities among live treated leprosy patients. The observational, descriptive study was carried out at the Leprosy Field Clinic, Diamer, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, over a period of six months from April 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009. All leprosy patients of either gender and all ages presenting ...
Schuurman Arnold H AH Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The - - 2013
Pain and instability of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) are common sequelae following a fracture of the distal radius. Many soft tissue procedures have been described, not all of which are successful. Ulnar head replacement prostheses are available but do not always provide stability. We designed a two-part, easy to ...
Tiippana-Kinnunen Tarja - - 2013
To investigate long-term work disability of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to examine impact of early disease activity and radiological progression on the loss of final work capacity. Work disability due to RA was studied over 15 years in 86 Finnish patients with early RA and available for ...
L de Lima E - - 2013
Objective: To assess disability in patients with venous leg ulcers treated with compression therapy with Unna's boot. Method: A descriptive analytic case control study was conducted from June 2010 to May 2011 in an outpatient wound care clinic in interior Brazil. Fifty patients of both sexes, aged 18 years or ...
Westberg Marianne - - 2013
Arthropathy of the knee is a frequent complication in patients with severe bleeding disorders leading to considerable pain and disability. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) provides marked pain relief. However, a modest functional outcome and a high number of complications due to prosthetic infection and loosening are reported. Data on long-term ...
Dauw Casey A - - 2013
While medical expulsive therapy (MET) use is associated with lower healthcare expenditures when compared with early endoscopic stone removal in patients with renal colic, little is known about the effect of MET on indirect costs. Using a previously validated claims-based algorithm, we identified a cohort of patients with acute renal ...
Cappelletto Barbara - - 2013
The purpose of this retrospective analysis is to determine whether disc prosthesis replacement can be equivalent or superior compared with the disc interbody fusion. Between January, 2005 and June, 2011 we performed microdiscetomy by the anterior approach in 176 patients. We subdivided the total set of patients into two groups. ...
Landers Merrill R - - 2013
Intractable cervical radiculopathy secondary to stenosis or herniated nucleus pulposus is commonly treated with an anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) procedure. However, there is little evidence in the literature that demonstrates the impact such surgery has on long-term range of motion (ROM) outcomes. The objective of this study was ...
Khan Yasmin - - 2013
Abstract This study reports a case of revision of a failed Swanson silastic interpositional wrist replacement to a Universal 2 (KMI medical Inc, San Deigo, CA, Jan 2009) total wrist arthroplasty, in a 68-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and pyrophosphate arthropathy. At the 2-year follow-up, the patient was pain-free and ...
Rosa Dayana P - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the immediate effects of seated thoracic manipulation on scapulothoracic kinematics and scapulohumeral rhythm during arm flexion in young asymptomatic participants. A convenience sample of 42 young asymptomatic participants was randomly divided in 2 groups: manipulation and sham group. Measurements were taken before ...
Prosperini Luca - - 2013
The objective of this paper is to investigate four-year outcomes of interferon beta (IFNB)-treated patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) according to their clinical or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) activity status at first year of treatment. A total of 370 patients with MS duration ≤5 years before IFNB start were followed-up ...
Choudhry Shehla S Department of Paediatrics, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan. - - 2013
To study the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup and outcome of children presenting with suspected inborn errors of metabolism. The cross-sectional study was conducted at the Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, and included all patients diagnosed with the condition between January 2006 and June 2011. Medical records of the patients were reviewed ...
Al-Tamimi Y Z - - 2013
The Myelopathy Disability Index and the Neck Disability Index are widely used to assess outcome in cervical spine surgery. Short Form (SF) 36 is a generic measure of health which can be used to measure health gains across a wide variety of conditions. The aim of the current study is ...
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 ...
Islam M A - - 2013
Spondylolisthesis in adults is characterized by the loss of disc height across the affected segment with sagital translation. The goal of stabilizing the spine is accomplished by fusion. Transforaminal approach for lumbar interbody fusion is a very good approach and reduces the complications associated with traditional posterior approach. It has ...
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 ...
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