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Truszczyńska Aleksandra A Professor A. Gruca Independent Public Research Hospital, Otwock Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Otwock, Poland. Faculty of Physical Education and Sport in Biała Podlaska,Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Biała Podlaska, Poland. Faculty of Rehabilitation, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Warsaw, - - 2014
The osteoarthritis of the hip dominant symptom is pain that leads to disability and to postural and gait disorders. The aim of this study was to analyze postural stability and its impact on disability and pain. The study population consisted of 60 patients and control group of 30. Group 1 ...
Al-Taher M M Maastricht University Medical Center, P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht, The - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of surgical intra-osseous fixation of the distal tendon of the ruptured biceps brachii muscle using Mitek anchors. Between 2005 and 2011, seven patients underwent unilateral distal biceps tendon repair using Mitek anchors. All patients were men aged between 36 and ...
Liu Yu-Ping YP Department of Orthopedics, Tengzhou Central Pepoles' Hospital, Tengzhou, China - - 2014
Background To present the treatment outcome for patients with stenosing tenosynovitis of thumb flexor tendon treated with a small S incision and page turning style of annular ligament partial resection. Material and Methods During a 2-year period between August 2011 and July 2013, 12 consecutive patients (mean age, 45.8 years) ...
Truszczyńska Aleksandra A Department of Physiotherapy, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education, Warsaw, - - 2014
Background The purpose of this study was to evaluate lumbar spine-related functional disability in individuals 10 years after lumbar decompression and lumbar decompression with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) with corundum implants surgery for degenerative stenosis and to compare the long-term outcome of these 2 surgical techniques. Material and Methods ...
Rojas J I - - 2013
Background: Several predictors for treatment failure to interferon-beta (IFN-beta) have been proposed; however, brain atrophy has not been well studied. Methods: In this prospective and longitudinal study, all consecutive relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients treated with sc IFN-beta-1a were included. Confirmed disability progression or a new relapse between weeks 48 ...
Cha Soo-Min SM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regional Rheumatoid and Degenerative Arthritis Center, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, - - 2013
To compare the clinical and radiological outcomes in patients treated with the mini-open Outerbridge-Kashiwagi procedure according to radiological grading of the radiocapitellar joint. Sixty-three patients with primary elbow arthritis diagnosed between March 2004 and February 2010 were enrolled. Patients without and with radiocapitellar arthrosis were assigned to groups 1 (n = ...
Impellizzeri Franco M - - 2013
The aim of the study was to examine whether patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) are better able to accept a given level of pain and disability than patients undergoing surgery for femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI). Before surgery, 417 THA and 162 FAI patients completed the Oxford Hip Score (OHS). At ...
Eckman Walter W - - 2013
The versatility of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) allows fusion at any level along with any necessary canal decompression. Unilateral TLIF with a single interbody device and unilateral pedicle fixation has proven effective, and minimally invasive techniques have shortened hospital stays. Reasonable questions have been raised, though, about whether same-day ...
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
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 is ...
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 ...
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