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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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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