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Hire Justin M JM Department of Orthopaedics, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA, - - 2014
Little objective evidence is available to guide rehabilitation protocols in regard to the sling weaning process following arthroscopy surgery of the shoulder. The purpose of this study was to establish an objective, criterion based protocol for accelerated sling weaning following shoulder arthroscopy. 82 active duty service members (ADSM) underwent elective ...
Dawson-Bowling Sebastian J SJ The Conquest Hospital, Hastings, East Sussex - - - 2014
We present three- to five- year results of 100 sequential patients undergoing total hip replacement (THR) through a multidisciplinary rapid recovery programme, with mean length of stay (LOS) 1.99 nights. Patients attend pre-admission 'bone school', with talks and assessments by the senior sister, physiotherapist and occupational therapist. All receive an ...
Jabir Shehab S St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, United - - 2014
Introduction: Currently there is a multiplicity of postoperative mobility-based rehabilitation protocols following isolated digital nerve repair. The regime chosen appears to be dependent on the preference of the surgeon and unit rather than being evidence based. We aim to systematically review the current evidence to provide an insight toward formulating ...
Dickhaut Veronique V Community Mental Health Center Maastricht, The - - 2013
Schema Therapy (ST) is a highly effective treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). In a group format, delivery costs could be reduced and recovery processes catalyzed by specific use of group processes. As patients may also need individual attention, we piloted the combination of individual and group-ST. Two cohorts of ...
Rossell-Perry Percy P Post Graduate Studies, San Martin de Porres University , Lima , - - 2014
Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a new technique for uvular repair in patients with cleft palate. This is a prospective, randomized, double blind controlled trial study with Ethical Committee approval between two groups of 30 patients each with cleft palate who were operated ...
Restek-Petrović Branka - - 2013
Work with dreams in the group analysis represents an important part of the analytical work, with insight into unconscious experiences of the individual dreamer, and his transferrential relations with the therapist, other members of the group, and with the group as a whole. The way dreams are addressed varies from ...
Cornwall Mark W - - 2013
Anti-pronation-taping utilizing both inelastic and elastic tape has been advocated to reduce pain and symptoms associated with excessive foot pronation. An important question regarding the use of taping is whether it can be applied consistently from one therapist to the next, from one session to the next or from one ...
Pape Britta - - 2013
Abstract Fast-track hip and knee surgery focuses on optimising pain management, achieving early mobilisation and shortening the length of stay in hospital. These factors make interprofessional collaboration imperative. With the aim of further diminishing the length of stay for patients admitted to an orthopaedic ward for hip or knee replacement ...
Drummond Avril - - 2013
Background Although hip information literature is given to people following total hip replacement (THR) almost routinely, little evaluation has been conducted on it to date. Our aim was therefore to analyse and evaluate the literature provided to patients by occupational therapists concerning elective hip surgery in the UK. Methods This ...
Kelley Todd C - - 2013
Pain control is necessary for successful rehabilitation and outcome after total knee arthroplasty. Our goal was to compare the clinical efficacy of periarticular injections consisting of a long-acting local anesthetic (ropivacaine) and epinephrine with and without combinations of an α2-adrenergic agonist (clonidine) and/or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent (ketorolac). In a ...
Stelmack Joan A - - 2012
Citation information: Stelmack JA, Tang XC, Reda DJ, Stroupe KT, Rinne S & Massof RW. VA LOVIT II: a protocol to compare low vision rehabilitation and basic low vision. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2012. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-1313.2012.00933.x ABSTRACT: Purpose:  To compare the effectiveness of low vision rehabilitation (LVR) and basic low vision ...
Leclère Franck Marie - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Micro- or macroreplantation is classified depending on the level of amputation, distal or proximal to the wrist. This study was performed to review our experience in macroreplantation of the upper extremity with special attention to technical considerations and outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 1990 and December 2010, 11 ...
Egashira Yusuke - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of multimodal endovascular treatment (EVT) other than clot retrieval for acute large-vessel occlusion (LVO). METHODS: Fifty-six consecutive patients with a median National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score of 15 were included this study. In all cases, intravenous ...
Iyegha Uroghupatei P - - 2012
MINI-ABSTRACT: In our porcine model of polytrauma and hemorrhagic shock, initial resuscitation couple with targeted hypothermia for 1 hour was not associated with increased morbidity or mortality despite mildly elevated markers of organ injury at 24 hours after injury. STRUCTURED ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: We have previously demonstrated survival benefit to induced ...
Goessaert An-Sofie Om - - 2012
Evidence for the efficacy and safety of intravesical onabotulinum toxin A (onabotA) injections has led to it being licensed in many countries in patients with urinary incontinence due to neurogenic detrusor overactivity resulting from spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis, who are refractory or intolerant to the gold-standard treatment, anticholinergics. ...
Dorn F - - 2012
Background and Purpose: Stent retrievers are currently displacing 'classical' thrombectomy devices for recanalization in acute ischaemic stroke. The aim of our study was to show the procedural efficacy and safety of the Solitaire stent retriever as part of our multimodality endovascular approach in the treatment of ischaemic stroke. Methods: Between ...
Dumont Guillaume D - - 2012
BACKGROUND:Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are commonly associated with meniscal and chondral injuries. Although lateral meniscal tears are commonly associated with acute ACL injuries, the chronically ACL-deficient knee is associated with an increased rate of medial meniscal injury. These associations have been described in the adult knee literature. PURPOSE:To evaluate ...
Padayachy Llewellyn C - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: The frequency of adverse events, such as cerebral ischemia, following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often debated. Point-in-time monitoring modalities provide important information, but have limited temporal resolution. PURPOSE: This study examines the frequency of an adverse event as a point prevalence at 24 and 72 h post-injury, compared with ...
Djoric P - - 2012
In patients with unreconstructable arterial occlusive disease distal venous arterialization (DVA) seems to be a promising option in the treatment. The goals of this prospective study were to assess clinical efficiency and possible impact of DVA on tissue damage by estimating oxidative status of patients with critical limb ischemia treated ...
Theodorou Panagiotis - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To analyze trends in incidence and treatment of thermal injuries over the last two decades. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our local single center database of patients with thermal injuries admitted to the burn intensive care unit (BICU) of the Cologne-Merheim Medical Center (University Hospital of Witten/Herdecke). The cohort was ...
Hemilä Harri - - 2012
Response to: Peters JL, Moreno SG, Phillips B, Sutton AJ. Are we sure about the evidence for zinc in prophylaxis of the common cold? Expert Rev. Respir. Med. 6(1), 15-16 (2012).
Di Mauro Michele - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To identify a safety threshold of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) duration; to determine which protection offers the best outcome and whether a 10-min period of cold perfusion (20°C) preceding rewarming can reduce neurological events (NE). METHODS: From January 1988 to April 2009, 456 patients underwent aortic surgery using ...
Gupta Rishi - - 2012
Background and purposeTechnological advances have helped to improve the efficiency of treating patients with large vessel occlusion in acute ischemic stroke. Unfortunately, the sequence of events prior to reperfusion may lead to significant treatment delays. This study sought to determine if high-volume (HV) centers were efficient at delivery of endovascular ...
Ramasamy Maj Arul - - 2012
OBJECTIVES:: Due to the absence of clinical blast data, automotive injury data using the abbreviated injury score (AIS) has been extrapolated to define current North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) injury thresholds for anti-vehicle mine tests. We hypothesized that AIS, being a marker of fatality rather than disability, would be a ...
Reichenberger Matthias A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Advances in the treatment of ischemia- reperfusion injury have created an opportunity for plastic surgeons to apply these treatments to flaps and implanted tissues. We examined the capability of adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) to protect tissue against IRI using an extended inferior epigastric artery skin flap as a ...
Todoran Thomas M - - 2012
Patients with critical limb ischemia have higher rates of death and amputation after revascularization compared to patients with intermittent claudication. However, the differences in patency after percutaneous revascularization of the superficial femoral artery are uncertain and impact the long-term risk of amputation and function in critical limb ischemia. We identified ...
Pratesi A - - 2012
Objectives: To describe the surgical technique and to report outcomes in cats with coxofemoral luxation treated with open reduction and toggle rod stabilisation. Methods: Retrospective study of cats with coxofemoral luxation stabilised via the toggle rod method. Short-term follow-up included clinical examination and radiographs. Long-term follow-up was via owner questionnaire. ...
Onorati Francesco - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Leukocyte filtration of blood cardioplegia (cLkF) is postulated to reduce ischaemia-reperfusion myocardial injury. Contradictory results have been published and few studies have addressed perioperative cytokine leakage and haemodynamic status after LkF. METHODS: Thirty patients undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement were randomized to cLkF (cLkF-Group) or to standard cold blood ...
Hou Wen-Hsuan - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to explore the trajectories of return to work (RTW) and examine the predictors of different trajectories among workers following traumatic limb injury. METHODS: A total of 804 participants were recruited during hospital admission for a 2-year prospective study. The RTW outcome was repeatedly assessed at 1, ...
Christoforidis G A - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Because alteplase does not penetrate thrombus effectively, this study examined whether a method thought to maximize surface distribution of alteplase on the offending thrombus during IATT would result in greater reperfusion rates in acute ischemic stroke.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Clinical information, arteriograms, and CT scans following treatment from 85 consecutive ...
Cakal B - - 2012
The ingestion of caustic substances may result in significant esophageal injury. There is no standard treatment protochol for esophageal injury and most patients are treated with a proton pump inhibitor or H2 antagonist. However, there is no clinical study evaluating the efficacy of omeprazole for caustic esophageal injury. A prospective ...
Eastvold Angela D - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:: To examine the relative contributions of preinjury, injury severity, and acute postinjury variables in predicting outcomes at 1 year following moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN:: Secondary analysis of a prospective longitudinal cohort study. SETTING:: Four Veterans Affairs Medical Center acute inpatient rehabilitation programs. PARTICIPANTS:: Active duty military or ...
Lynch Niamh E - - 2012
Purpose:  Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) accounts for 60% of all neonatal seizures. There is emerging evidence that seizures cause additional injury to the developing brain that has sustained hypoxic ischemic injury. Temporal evolution of clinical seizure burden in HIE has been characterized, with maximum clinical seizure burden (the period of ...
Callcut Rachael A - - 2012
Early pharmacologic treatment for blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) is often withheld when concomitant traumatic brain injury or cervical spinal cord injury occurs. This study examines the safety and efficacy of early treatment for patients with both BCVI and traumatic neurologic injury (TNI). Ten-year retrospective review of patients with BCVI and ...
Tripodaki Elli-Sophia - - 2012
Background. The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between microcirculatory alterations after open cardiac surgery, macrohemodynamics, and global indices of organ perfusion. Methods. Patients' microcirculation was assessed with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and the vascular occlusion technique (VOT). Results. 23 patients undergoing open cardiac surgery (11 male/12 female, ...
Andruszkow Hagen - - 2012
Purpose of the presented study is to answer the following questions: Are knee injuries associated with trauma mechanisms or concomitant injuries? Do injuries of the knee region aggravate treatment costs or prolong hospital stay in polytraumatized patients? A retrospective analysis including 29.779 severely injured patients (Injury Severity Score [greater than ...
Hong Deok Man - - 2012
Myocardial injury is associated with an adverse outcome after off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (OPCAB). The authors conducted a randomized controlled trial to evaluate whether remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) with remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPostC) reduces myocardial injury in patients undergoing OPCAB. Methods and Results: Seventy patients scheduled for OPCAB ...
Prakash Advait - - 2012
A brain injury results in a temporary or permanent impairment of cognitive, emotional, and/or physical function. Predicting the outcome of pediatric brain injury is difficult. Prognostic instruments are not precise enough to reliably predict individual patient's mortality and long-term functional status. The purpose of this article is to provide a ...
Prothmann Sascha - - 2012
Purpose. We analyzed our experience with the phenox clot retriever as part of a multimodal mechanical thrombectomy (MTE) approach in acute ischemic stroke. Methods. 56 patients were treated by MTE with the phenox clot retriever alone or in combination with other modalities. Results. Overall we achieved TICI 2b/3 reperfusion rates ...
Burgess Alison - - 2012
It is estimated that only 2-6% of patients receive thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke suggesting that alternative therapies are necessary. In this study, we investigate the potential for high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to initiate thrombolysis in an embolic model of stroke. Iron-loaded blood clots were injected into the ...
Soori H - - 2011
This study investigated the efficacy of mandatory seatbelt legislation on traffic injuries and intensity of road traffic injuries (RTIs). We carried out a before- after interventional study. Data regarding road traffic accidents and injuries one year before and one and two years after the implementation of mandatory seatbelt legislation were ...
Uludağ O - - 2011
Aim  Since 1994 sacral neuromodulation (SNM) has increasingly been used for the treatment of faecal incontinence, but no long-term data in a large group of patients have so far been published. We report long-term outcome and quality of life in the first 50 patients treated by permanent SNM for faecal ...
Hollingshead J R F - - 2011
Aim  Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is considered a first-line surgical treatment option for faecal incontinence. There is little information on long-term results. The results of SNS for faecal incontinence performed at a single centre over a 10-year period are reported. Method  A cohort analysis of consecutive patients treated with SNS ...
Chew S S B - - 2011
Aim  The aim of this study was to investigate the potential use of S3 transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in the treatment of idiopathic faecal incontinence. Method  Seventeen patients were treated by S3 TENS 2 h a day for 3 months. The outcome was evaluated by faecal incontinence severity index (FISI), faecal ...
Fischer Henrik - - 2011
PURPOSE: The goal of this randomized, open, controlled crossover manikin study was to compare the performance of "Animax", a manually operated hand-powered mechanical resuscitation device (MRD) to standard single rescuer basic life support (BLS). METHODS: Following training, 80 medical students performed either standard BLS or used an MRD for 12min ...
Groutz Asnat - - 2011
To analyze the safety and efficacy of the trans-obturator tension-free vaginal tape (TVT-O) in elderly versus younger stress-incontinent women. Ninety-seven consecutive elderly, aged 70 and older, and 256 younger women (mean age 75 and 55 years, respectively) who underwent TVT-O for urodynamically confirmed stress urinary incontinence (SUI) were prospectively enrolled. ...
Campos Javier H - - 2011
To compare the effectiveness of training with an airway model simulator versus digital video disc (DVD)-based instruction in placement of double-lumen endotracheal (DLT) tubes by anaesthesiologists with limited thoracic experience. Single academic centre parallel randomised controlled trial with computer-generated random allocation. Sixty patients undergoing elective thoracic or oesophageal surgeries requiring ...
Stather David R - - 2011
Background: Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a revolutionary diagnostic procedure. There is currently no accepted method of assessing EBUS technical skill or competency. Objectives: This study aimed to validate a computer EBUS simulator in differentiating between operators of varying clinical EBUS experience. Methods: A convenience sample (n = 22) of bronchoscopists ...
Kariya T - - 2011
The Pentax-AWS (AWS(®)), a new video laryngoscope, has been shown to be useful in cases of difficult intubation. We hypothesized that the AWS(®) would be more useful in the settings of a narrow upper airway than the Macintosh laryngoscope. We compared each device in simulated scenarios of representative difficulty of ...
Fischer Henrik - - 2011
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during flight is challenging and has to be sustained for long periods. In this setting a mechanical-resuscitation-device (MRD) might improve performance. In this study we compared the quality of resuscitation of trained flight attendants practicing either standard basic life support (BLS) or using a MRD in a ...
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