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Wong John H - - 2014
Chemical thrombolysis with intraventricular tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) after endovascular aneurysm occlusion may offer benefit related to accelerated clot clearance from the subarachnoid and intraventricular spaces. We examined the long-term results of our local policy of treating patients with high-grade aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, with intraventricular TPA after endovascular aneurysm occlusion ...
Giannicola Giuseppe G Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic Medicine and Orthopedics Sciences, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
To prospectively evaluate preliminary results of the Discovery Elbow System (DES) used for acute distal humerus fractures and posttraumatic conditions. We analyzed 24 patients (9 men and 15 women), with a mean age of 69 years (range, 45-89 y). Ten had comminuted distal humerus fractures (group I), and 14 had ...
Recoules-Arche Didier D *Groupe Hospitalier du Havre, Hopital Jacques Monod, Montvilliers/Le Havre, France ‡Institut de l'Appareil Locomoteur Nollet, Paris et Polyclinique du Ternois, St. Pol sur Ternoise, France §Clinique d´Alliance, Boulevard Alfred Nobel, Saint-Cyr-Sur-Loire, France †Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spine Surgery Unit, Campus Virchow, Charité - University Berlin, - - 2014
Description of the technique and retrospective study of patients treated by unilateral ELIF (extraforaminal lumbar interbody fusion) for degenerative lumbar spinal disorders. To investigate clinical and radiological outcome of patients treated by unilateral ELIF. Lumbar interbody fusion is the classical treatment for higher grades of degenerative disc disease or lumbar ...
Rousseaux Marc M Neurological Rehabilitation Unit, Hôpital Swynghedauw, CHRU of Lille, - - 2014
Hemiplegic patients with supraspinal spasticity can present with a flexor pattern at the hip and knee that hampers both passive and active functions. To investigate the efficacy of OnabotulinumtoxinA injections on this flexor scheme. This open-label observational study included eleven patients who had suffered a unilateral stroke or traumatic brain ...
Engstrand Christina C Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Burns, County Council of Östergötland; Division of Physiotherapy, and Division of Health Care Analysis, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University; Linköping, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
To describe changes in joint motion, sensibility, and scar pliability and to investigate the patients' expectations, self-reported recovery, and satisfaction with hand function, disability, and quality of life after surgery and hand therapy for Dupuytren disease. This prospective cohort study collected measurements before surgery and 3, 6, and 12 months ...
Ayers David C DC Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA, 01655, USA, - - 2014
As the number of primary total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) performed in the United States increases, policymakers have questioned whether the indications and timing of TKA have evolved so that surgery is offered earlier. We analyzed data from a US national TKA cohort to evaluate variation in surgeon selection criteria for ...
Grasso G G Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences (BIONEC), University of Palermo, Palermo, - - 2014
Study design:Retrospective study.Objectives:We present our experience with patients treated with interspinous devices who are affected by neurogenic intermittent claudication (NIC) or lumbar disc herniation (LDH) where the interspinous system has been inserted following microdiscectomy.Methods:This study included patients (n=100) with NIC secondary to lumbar spinal stenosis (group 1), and patients (n=100) ...
Batt Michel M Departments of 1Vascular Surgery - - 2014
Purpose : To evaluate the performance of balloon angioplasty in the treatment of superior gluteal artery (SGA) lesions and the factors influencing results. Methods : Between April 1997 and June 2012, 217 patients were treated for disabling buttock claudication. Of these, 34 (15%) consecutive patients (30 men; mean age 70±9 ...
Holtby Richard - - 2014
The literature has shown good results with partial repairs of large and massive tears of rotator cuff but the role of factors that affect reparability is less clear. The purpose of this study was twofold, 1) to examine clinical outcomes following complete or partial repair of large or massive full-thickness ...
Tuohy Orla O Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, - - 2014
Alemtuzumab is a newly licensed treatment of active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) in Europe, which in phase II and III studies demonstrated superior efficacy over β-interferon in reducing disability progression over 2-3 years. In this observational cohort study, we sought to describe our longer-term experience of the efficacy and safety of ...
Tu Chao-Wei CW Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, New Taipei City, - - 2014
Clinical outcomes of intravenous (IV) infusion of zoledronic acid (ZOL) for lumbar interbody fusion surgery (LIFS) remain unknown. We investigated the efficacy of IV ZOL on clinical outcome and bone fusion after LIFS. We retrospectively analyzed 64 patients with both degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis and osteoporosis who underwent LIFS from January ...
Polanowska Katarzyna Ewa KE Instytut Psychiatrii i Neurologii, II Klinika Neurologiczna, ul. Sobieskiego 9, 02-957 Warszawa. - - 2014
Defuse brain injury is a key component of post-cardiac arrest syndrome reported in 30-80% of survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). It is responsible for a high mortality rate, and is a common cause of cognitive and neurological deficits and disability. Symptom variability and dynamics and rehabilitation potential remain poorly ...
Monteiro A A Hospital de Sao Joao, 4200-351 Porto, - - 2014
INTRODUCTION. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) in Parkinson's disease (PD) is safe and effective. Most series report stable long-term motor responses. AIM. To report the long-term outcome of STN-DBS in advanced stage PD patients at a Portuguese center. PATIENTS AND METHODS. Motor status was evaluated before ...
Omidi-Kashani Farzad F Orthopedic Department, Orthopedic and Trauma Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2014
The two most common types of surgically treated lumbar spondylolisthesis in adults include the degenerative and isthmic types. The aim of this study was to compare the functional outcomes of surgical decompression and posterolateral instrumented fusion in patients with lumbar degenerative and isthmic spondylolisthesis. In this retrospective study, we reviewed ...
Proubasta Ignacio R IR Hand Unit, Orthopaedic Department, Hospital Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the short-term clinical and radiographic outcome of a silicone proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint implant using a volar approach in patients with primary osteoarthritis. We retrospectively reviewed 36 proximal PIP joints that were replaced with Avanta silicone implants in 26 patients. Inclusion criteria were diagnosis of primary osteoarthrtitis of ...
Marques Pedro Santos PS Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Centro Hospitalar de S. João EPE , Porto , - - 2014
Abstract Conclusions: The presence of orthotropic nystagmus (ON), in multiple positions, appears to predict the success of canalith repositioning maneuvers (CRMs). In this sense CRMs under video-Frenzel are informative for the immediate follow-up, although not related to the degree of disability or emotional distress. Still, attention should be given to ...
Owens Roger Kirk RK 2nd Norton Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, - - 2014
Case-matched retrospective. The purpose of this study is to compare 2-year health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes of patients who underwent 1-level or 2-level posterolateral spine fusion (PSF) versus transforaminal interbody fusion (TLIF) for degenerative spondylolisthesis, disk pathology, and postdecompression instability. The optimal surgical technique for patients with spondylolisthesis or ...
Smith Justin S JS Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, - - 2014
Object Increased sagittal vertical axis (SVA) correlates strongly with pain and disability for adults with spinal deformity. A subset of patients with sagittal spinopelvic malalignment (SSM) have flatback deformity (pelvic incidence-lumbar lordosis [PI-LL] mismatch > 10°) but remain sagittally compensated with normal SVA. Few data exist for SSM patients with ...
Hussein Mohamed M Tennessee University, Memphis, USA, - - 2014
There is a long-held concept among spine surgeons that endoscopic lumbar discectomy procedures are reserved for small-contained disc herniation; 8-year follow-up has not been reported. The purpose of this study is to assess microendoscopic discectomy (MED) in patients with large uncontained lumbar disc herniation (the antero-posterior diameter of the extruded ...
Heijink Andras A Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Amphia Hospital, Breda, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Radiocapitellar prosthetic arthroplasty has recently been introduced to treat isolated degenerative arthritis of the radiocapitellar joint. Although this procedure is conceptually attractive and sound in situations in which radial head resection is inadequate, clinical experience is still limited. Its role in the treatment of isolated radiocapitellar degenerative arthritis in the ...
Jimenez-Gomez Elvira E Neuroradiology Unit, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, - - 2014
Surgery is known to have fewer adverse events in patients aged >75 years with carotid stenosis, but some are not candidates due to comorbidity. Stenting using protection devices is the most accepted endovascular technique. Our aim is to show the safety and efficacy of carotid stenting without any protection device ...
Sheean Andrew J AJ 1San Antonio Military Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX 2Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery, Charlotte, - - 2014
To characterize the return to duty rates and disability outcomes for soldiers who sustained combat-related hindfoot injuries that were treated with either reconstruction or transtibial amputation (TTA). Retrospective cohort series SETTING:: Tertiary trauma center PATIENTS/ PARTICIPANTS:: All patients treated for combat related hindfoot injuries between May 2005 and July 2011. ...
Lundquist Camilla B CB Fysioterapien, Regionshospitalet Viborg, Heibergs Allé 4, 8800 Viborg, Denmark. - - 2014
This prospective cohort study in consecutive shoulder patients sought to determine the minimal, clinically important difference of the Danish version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and to evaluate patient responsiveness to it. The study was undertaken at the Outpatient Clinic of the Department of ...
Wolford Larry M LM Clinical Professor Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas TX. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the outcomes from surgical treatment of mandibular condylar osteochondroma (condylar hyperplasia [CH] type 2) using a specific surgical protocol. CH type 2 is a unilateral benign pathologic condition, with progressive proliferation of osseous and cartilaginous tissues in the condylar head. This causes condylar enlargement, often with exophytic growth, ...
Jüttler Eric E From the Departments of Neurology (E.J., J.B., H.A., W.H.) and Neurosurgery (A.U., O.W.S.), the Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics (M.G., P.S., R.L.), and the Coordination Center for Clinical Trials (S.L.), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, the Department of Neurology, University of Ulm, University and Rehabilitation Hospitals, Ulm (E.J.), the Center for Stroke Research Berlin (E.J.) and the Department of Neurosurgery (J.W.), Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, the Departments of Neurology (H.S.) and Neurosurgery (T.P.), University of Dresden, Dresden, and the Departments of Neurology (C.H.) and Neurosurgery (J.M.), University of Leipzig, Leipzig - all in - - 2014
Early decompressive hemicraniectomy reduces mortality without increasing the risk of very severe disability among patients 60 years of age or younger with complete or subtotal space-occupying middle-cerebral-artery infarction. Its benefit in older patients is uncertain. We randomly assigned 112 patients 61 years of age or older (median, 70 years; range, ...
Desai Amidevi A Department of Radiology, Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospitals, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH, - - 2014
CT-guided cervical nerve root injection with corticosteroid and/or local anesthetic is a recognized technique in the evaluation and treatment of cervical radiculopathy. There are few prospective studies on the efficacy of the various techniques employed in cervical nerve root injection. We present our results from a 1-year prospective series using ...
Lefaucheur Romain R Departments of *Neurology, †Pharmacology, Rouen University Hospital, University of Rouen, and ‡Faculty of Medicine, University of Rouen, Rouen, - - 2014
A 66-year-old woman with advanced Parkinson disease (PD) was referred to our center for an adjustment of her antiparkinsonian medication. To reduce daily off-time, we introduced rasagiline 1 mg/d. Three days after starting this new treatment, she presented with intense arthralgia that symmetrically affected the shoulders, hands, and hips without ...
Matsui Yuichiro Y Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan; Hokkaido Orthopaedic Memorial Hospital, Sapporo, Japan; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kushiro Rosai Hospital, Kushiro, - - 2014
To clarify long-term clinical and radiological results more than 10 years after radial shortening osteotomy for Kienböck disease. Eleven wrists of 10 patients that had been classified as Lichtman stages 3A (2 wrists), 3B (8 wrists), and 4 (1 wrist) underwent radial shortening for Kienböck disease. The mean follow-up period ...
Lapner Michael A MA Department of Orthopedics, Saint Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, - - 2014
To evaluate the functional outcome after removal of digital calcinosis cutis in patients with scleroderma using a high-speed burr. A retrospective analysis was performed of 9 consecutively enrolled scleroderma patients who underwent surgery by the senior author. A debulking procedure using a high-speed micro-burr to soften and express calcific material ...
Oʼneill Kevin R KR From the Department of Orthopaedics, Washington University, St. Louis, - - 2014
Retrospective review of prospective database. To investigate long-term results after 3-column osteotomies (3-CO). Short-term studies have noted improved outcomes and alignment after 3-CO, but there is a paucity of long-term studies with a large group of patients. An analysis of 126 patients who underwent a 3-CO (pedicle subtraction osteotomy [N ...
Chen Abel Wl AW Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, National University Health System, - - 2014
Introduction: This study aimed to examine the attendance rates of post-discharge supervised rehabilitation as recommended by the multidisciplinary team at discharge among subacutely disabled adults and the barriers preventing adherence. Materials and Methods: Patients were from a community hospital, aged 40 years or older. They had been assessed by a ...
Wylde V V Musculoskeletal Research Unit, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, BS10 5NB, United - - 2014
Range of motion (ROM) is a core component of some commonly used measures of disability, such as the American Knee Society Score and Harris Hip Score. However, the relationship between ROM and function is contested. The aim of this cross-sectional analysis was to investigate the relationship between pre-operative range of ...
Flinterman Hendrik J A HJ Orthotrauma Research Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Operative treatment of a displaced, transverse, noncomminuted fracture of the olecranon is associated with good to excellent elbow function in retrospective short-term followup studies. However, to our knowledge, no studies have evaluated objective and subjective outcomes using standardized outcome instruments (ie, DASH and Mayo Elbow Performance Index [MEPI]) to quantify ...
Mariconda M M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, "Federico II" University, Naples, - - 2014
A prospective study was undertaken to assess the outcomes of a series of patients treated using pyrocarbon implant arthroplasty after partial trapeziectomy for trapeziometacarpal joint osteoarthritis. We analysed the results of this procedure in 27 trapeziometacarpal joints of 25 patients. The mean follow-up interval was 34 months (range 26-52). The ...
Dadoun Sabrina - - 2014
Objective: To assess work productivity (WP) loss during the first 3 years of disease in a cohort of patients with early arthritis (EA) diagnosed between 2002 and 2005. Methods: The ESPOIR cohort included 813 EA patients; we included those of working age at baseline in the present study. WP loss ...
Higuchi Daisuke D Department of Rehabilitation, Harunaso Hospital, Takasaki, - - 2014
A prospective study in a hospital. To investigate whether each disability based on the three sub-categories of the Roland-Morris disability questionnaire (RDQ) during hospitalization is associated with itself at 1 year postoperatively in patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Although the total score of the RDQ represents whole pain-related ...
Schlaeger R R Department of Neurology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland; University of Basel, - - 2014
Little is known about optimal timing of multimodal evoked potential (EP)-investigations regarding prediction of MS disability. The aim of this study was to investigate whether timing of EP-investigations during a relapse or in the relapse-free interval influences prediction of MS disability. Two groups of MS patients with similar age and ...
Johnson Shanthi S College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, - - 2014
There is a dearth of information about the predictors of disability in schizophrenia from low and middle-income countries. This study attempted to investigate the impact of socio-demographic and clinical variables on disability in a cohort of first episode schizophrenia. Patients diagnosed to have DSM IV schizophrenia (n=131) were assessed prospectively ...
Finger T T Department of Neurosurgery, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow Klinikum, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353, Berlin, Germany, - - 2014
Retrospective study. For successful multilevel correction and stabilization of degenerative spinal deformities, a rigid basal construct to the sacrum is indispensable. The primary objective of this study was to compare the results of two different sacropelvic fixation techniques to conventional stabilization to the sacrum in patients with multilevel degenerative spine ...
Meijs Simone S Academic Medical Centre, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Background and aims: We compared health-related quality of life (HRQL) and disability in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients in remission with anti-tumor necrosis factor agents (TNF) or after restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA). Two patient cohorts were studied. The first group consisted of patients in remission after RPC ...
Rai Vinod Kumar - - 2014
Background: Malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Decompressive hemicraniectomy (DH) reduces mortality significantly but evidence for long-term functional benefit is sparse and contradictory. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 patients with malignant MCA infarction were prospectively enrolled. 36 (60%) patients underwent DH ...
Milburn James J Department of Radiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, - - 2014
Interlaminar epidural steroid injections (ILESIs) are commonly employed in the management of patients with symptomatic degenerative lumbar spinal canal stenosis despite little experimental evidence to guide technique optimization. One untested performance parameter is the intervertebral level at which the ILESI should be performed for maximum patient relief. This study randomized ...
Omidi-Kashani Farzad F 0000-0002-6964-3982 Orthopedic Research Center, Orthopedic Department, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad 913791-3316, - - 2014
Background. In lumbar disc herniation, most authors recommend nonoperative treatment for the first few weeks of presentation, but what about the upper limit of this golden period? The aim of this study is to assess the effect of preoperative sciatica duration on surgical outcome of lumbar disc herniation. Methods. We ...
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) ...
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 ...
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