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Jamal Shahin - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To determine the proportion of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) seen by rheumatologists and treated with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) within 3 months of symptom onset, to determine where treatment delays occur, and to identify contributing factors. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study in which adult patients with RA, diagnosed ...
Kameda Hideto - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the Efficacy and Safety of Etanercept on Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Despite Methotrexate Therapy in Japan (JESMR) study is to compare the efficacy of continuation versus discontinuation of methotrexate (MTX) when starting etanercept (ETN) in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: In total, 151 patients with ...
Markenson Joseph A - - 2011
To evaluate persistence with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy and predictors of discontinuation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This retrospective analysis used data from RADIUS 1, a 5-year observational registry of patients with RA, to determine time to first- and second-course discontinuation of etanercept, infliximab, and adalimumab. First-course therapy ...
Li Xueping - - 2011
We evaluated the effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on MMP-13 and MAPKs expression in rabbit knee osteoarthritis (OA). For this purpose, 18 New Zealand white rabbits were randomly and equally divided into O + L, O - L, and SO groups. In O + L group, animals underwent right back leg ACLT operation and LIPUS ...
Verkleij S P J - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To identify sources of heterogeneity (statistical, methodological, and clinical) in studies evaluating non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) vs acetaminophen in patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) to elucidate variations in outcomes. METHOD: A database search (1966 to January 2010) was made for (randomized) controlled trials ((R)CTs) comparing NSAIDs vs ...
Albert A - - 2011
Isolated subtalar arthrodesis is the treatment of choice for several conditions -mostly subtalar arthritis, tarsal coalition and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction- unresponsive to conservative treatment. Arthroscopic procedures are an interesting recent alternative, less invasive than conventional open techniques. Posterior arthroscopy, in prone position, could be more advantageous than the conventional lateral and/or ...
Lanni Stefano - - 2011
Objectives. To investigate the efficacy of IA CS (IAC) therapy in single and multiple joints in children with JIA and to seek for predictors of synovitis flare. Methods. The clinical charts of patients who received their first IAC injection between January 2002 and December 2008 were reviewed. The CS used ...
Huang I-Yueh - - 2011
The aims of this preliminary study were to present a modified mandibular splint together with a treatment regimen and to evaluate their effects on the treatment of reciprocal joint sounds of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The study participants were recruited from 312 consecutive patients in the temporomandibular disorder clinic of ...
Lamontagne Mario - - 2011
Understanding how the function of the lower extremity joints during everyday movements following surgery to treat cam femoro-acetabular impingement is essential to assess whether surgical intervention effectively restores the normal biomechanics of the hip. The purpose of this study was to compare preoperative and postoperative lower-extremity joint and pelvic angular ...
Ramisetty N - - 2011
We performed a retrospective radiological audit of the hip resurfacings carried out in our trust over a five-year period. Abnormal cup inclination angle (CIA) and stem shaft angle (SSA) are recognised risk factors for revision in hip resurfacing. Our aims were to identify the CIA and SSA for hip resurfacings ...
Kivlan Benjamin R BR John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282, USA. - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to compare the percent relief from injection among subjects with arthroscopic findings of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral and chondral pathologies while controlling for coexisting extra-articular pathology. We retrospectively reviewed 72 consecutive subjects (54 female and 18 male subjects), aged 29.9 ± 10.4 years ...
Mann Jeffrey A JA Oakland Bone and Joint Specialist, Orthopedic Surgery, 80 Grand Avenue, 5th floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA. - - 2011
There has been a resurgence of interest in total ankle replacement (TAR) due to improved results with newer prostheses. However, long-term survivorship data has been limited. The STAR™ Ankle prosthesis is the first three-part prosthesis approved for use in the United States. Eighty-four total ankle replacements were performed in 80 ...
Kuo Li-Lin - - 2011
Rationale, aims and objectives  To develop a short screening test for the detection of preclinical glaucoma. Method  This case-control study involved 690 participants aged 40 years or older: 338 patients with glaucoma or suspected glaucoma and 352 patients without glaucoma, who served as a control group. All participants were interviewed ...
Li Jian - - 2011
Our purpose was to assess the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of a modified predilation for middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis. Wingspan stenting of MCA remains a technical challenge, and rates of residual stenosis and restenosis must be lowered. A series of 48 patients with symptomatic MCA stenosis greater than 50% ...
Nemec Scott A SA Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI, - - 2011
Primary midfoot arthritis is a disabling painful condition of the foot. The aim of the study was to assess the functional outcomes following midfoot arthrodesis for primary midfoot arthritis. Between 2000 and 2006, 95 patients (104 feet) underwent midfoot arthrodesis for primary midfoot arthritis. Midfoot collapse, if present, was corrected ...
Hassaballa Mo - - 2011
Accurate component alignment and joint line reproduction in total knee replacement (TKR) is crucial for successful clinical outcome. Advances in instrumentation and better understanding of the biomechanics can help to achieve better three dimensional alignments of TKR components and joint line restoration. We compared the accuracy of component alignment and ...
Bundhoo Shantu S - - 2011
Background: Limited data is available to guide operators as to the optimal revascularisation strategy in patients with previous CABG representing with angina. Method: Retrospective analysis of 161 patients with prior CABG undergoing PCI in two centres between September 2005 and April 2008. Results: 161 patients (132 male, 68 ± 8years) ...
Lindholt J S - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the mortality rate within 30 days of elective surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in men randomized to an invitation for ultrasound screening with that of men in the control group, whose aneurysms were detected incidentally. METHODS: Relevant reports from randomized ...
Bertrand Olivier F - - 2011
Background: The use of routine aspiration thrombectomy in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains controversial. Methods: Patients in the EArly Discharge after Transradial Stenting of CoronarY Arteries in Acute Myocardial Infarction (n = 105) study were treated with aspirin, clopidogrel, and abciximab within 6 hr of symptoms onset. Operators were ...
Birkmeier K Anette - - 2011
Objectives and Background: First generation drug-eluting stents have shown differential efficacy in high-risk patient subsets at one year. It is unclear whether these differences endure over the medium- to long-term. We compared the five-year clinical efficacy and safety of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) and paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) in a population of ...
Yildiz Necmettin - - 2011
The aim of the study was to determine which vasoactive agent was more efficacious for erectile dysfunction (ED), intracavernosal papaverine or oral sildenafil, in paraplegic men within the first year after injury by using a penile color Doppler ultrasound as a quantitative imaging method and to determine the association between ...
Ajike S O - - 2011
Twenty-six patients (12 males and 14 females) between two days and 41 years old with temporomandibular joint ankylosis were retrospectively reviewed. Thirty-three joints were involved; 19 unilateral and six bilateral. The aetiologies were trauma, 69.2%; infection, 15.4%; unknown, 11.5% and congenital, 3.9. The majority, 31 were intracapsular while the remaining ...
Brown Christopher - - 2011
Postoperative or postinjury inflammation after knee surgery is a significant clinical challenge. Cytokines, particularly interleukin-1 (IL-1), released by inflammatory cells have been shown to have a role in cartilage homeostasis and tissue repair and fibrosis. Anakinra, an IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra), has shown promising results from its use in treating ...
Fjeldstad Cecilie - - 2011
To evaluate balance in women with multiple sclerosis (MS) who have low disability and minimal clinical impairments as measured by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), and compare them with healthy age-matched controls. Patients were aged between 18 and 64 years; 67 individuals with MS (μ=44.0±1.2 years) and 45 healthy ...
von der Leyen Heiko E - - 2011
Abstract Neointimal hyperplasia causing recurrent stenosis is a limitation of the clinical utility of percutaneous transluminal coronary interventions (PCI). Nitric oxide (NO) inhibits smooth muscle cell proliferation, platelet activation, and inflammatory responses, all of which have been implicated in the pathogenesis of restenosis. In animals, neointimal proliferation after balloon injury ...
Ana Monzó M Hospital Universitario "La Fe". Avda. Campanar, 21. 46009. Valencia, - - 2011
To compare the clinical results of four different protocols of COH for IVF-ICSI in normovulatory women, using in all cases pituitary suppression with GnRH antagonists. A single center, open label, parallel-controlled, prospective, post-authorization study under the approved conditions for use where 305 normal responders women who were candidates to COH ...
Saeed Bilal - - 2011
Aim: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting outcomes after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in chronic total occlusions (CTOs). Methods: A review of publications and online databases in January 2010 retrieved 17 published studies that reported outcomes after DES implantation in CTOs: eight uncontrolled studies, seven nonrandomized ...
Shervin Nina - - 2011
Health status questionnaires are important, especially with the growing interest in outcome studies. However, these questionnaires continue to be administered in their original paper format. We hypothesized that total hip arthroplasty outcome data derived with computer-based questionnaires do not differ significantly from those derived with established paper-based formats. From January ...
Prasad Sandhir B - - 2011
Background: A selective policy of drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients at high risk of restenosis may maximize the benefit from restenosis reduction and minimize risk from late stent thrombosis (LaST). Objectives: We sought to prospectively determine the safety of selective DES implantation for long lesions ...
Hoffman Richard M - - 2011
To determine whether mailing guaiac-based fecal occult blood tests (gFOBTs) directly to patients who are due for colorectal cancer screening would achieve higher screening uptake than using visit-based screening. Comparative effectiveness analysis. We used an electronic medical record to identify 7053 New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System patients aged ...
Berend Keith R - - 2011
One contested contraindication to medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) has been status of the patellofemoral joint. Surgeons have avoided UKA when the patellofemoral joint has radiographic evidence of arthritic changes. However, recent studies advocate ignoring patellofemoral joint status when considering UKA. The purpose of this study was to compare the ...
Camerota Filippo - - 2011
Objective. To investigate quantitatively and objectively the effects of repeated muscle vibration (rMV) of triceps surae on the gait pattern in a 5-year-old patient with Cerebral Palsy with equinus foot deformity due to calf spasticity. Methods. The patient was assessed before and one month after the rMV treatment using Gait ...
Meftah Morteza - - 2011
Limited data exist regarding the long-term results of labral debridement and the effect of coexisting pathology on outcomes. Our hypothesis was that untreated coexisting hip pathologies such as femoroacetabular impingement and arthritis significantly affect the outcomes of arthroscopic labral debridement.Between 1996 and 2003, fifty consecutive patients who underwent hip arthroscopy ...
Millauer Niklas - - 2011
We aimed at comparing the long term clinical outcome of SES and PES in routine clinical practice. Although sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) more effectively reduce neointimal hyperplasia than paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES), uncertainty prevails whether this difference translates into differences in clinical outcomes outside randomized controlled trials with selected patient populations and ...
Olendzki Barbara C - - 2011
The gap in mortality between patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the general population (1.5-3.0 fold risk) is increasing. This disparity is attributable mainly to cardiovascular disease (CVD), as the CVD risk is comparable to patients with diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this study is to determine whether borage seed ...
Yura Shinya - - 2011
Background. The purpose of this study is to investigate the conditions of the temporomandibular joint relative to the effectiveness of an arthrocentesis-like enforced manipulation technique followed by irrigation under high pressure in patients with closed lock. Methods. We performed arthroscopic examination and manipulation followed by irrigation as the initial treatment ...
Glassner Philip J - - 2011
In total joint arthroplasty, it is often necessary to formulate decisions that are not clearly evidence-based. This review presents some current controversial topics in total joint arthroplasty, including preoperative autologous blood donation versus erythropoietin (EPO) usage, preoperative screening and treatment for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and the use of ...
Louder Anthony M - - 2011
To compare the incidence of serious gastrointestinal (GI) complications and associated medical costs in a population with either osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) enrolled in Medicare plans with celecoxib formulary restrictions versus plans without such restrictions. This study was a retrospective cohort analysis of Medicare members in plans with ...
Milano G - - 2011
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of local application of Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP) on the treatment of full-thickness cartilage injuries of the knee. The hypothesis of the study was that ACP can enhance healing response of injured cartilage. A full-thickness chondral lesion on the ...
Chen Chao-Wei - - 2011
Du-Huo-Ji-Sheng-Tang (DHJST) is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine used to treat osteoarthritis. In the present study, the therapeutic effect of DHJST on cartilage degradation in a rabbit model of osteoarthritis was investigated. In the knee joints of rabbits, anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) was performed to induce experimental osteoarthritis. At ...
Sorbie Charles - - 2011
With increasing usage of many types of total elbow replacements, there is a continuing need for clinical series that report survivorship, complications and revisions, and performance of single types of implants over extended time periods. The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term effectiveness of all implants of ...
Rönn Karolin - - 2011
Osteoathritis (OA) of the knee is common, and the chances of suffering from OA increase with age. Its treatment should be initially nonoperative-and requires both pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment modalities. If conservative therapy fails, surgery should be considered. Surgical treatments for knee OA include arthroscopy, cartilage repair, osteotomy, and knee ...
Demirağ Burak - - 2011
Although septic arthritis following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a rare complication, it has a high morbidity deteriorating the clinical outcome. Current treatment options include long-term antibiotic therapy, open or arthroscopic surgical lavage, aspiration, continuous irrigation, graft preservation, and removal of graft and fixation materials with or without reimplantation. ...
Sternheim Amir - - 2011
Distal femoral medial closing wedge osteotomy is useful for mechanical axis realignment to unload the lateral compartment of the valgus knee. The primary indication for unloading the lateral compartment is lateral unicompartmental osteoarthritis. Alternative treatment options include lateral unicompartment or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Prerequisites for the osteotomy include a ...
D'Alesio Valerie - - 2011
Objective: To identify whether veterans receiving androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) are screened at any time by bone mass measurement.Design: Cross-sectional study.Setting: Veterans Administration Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA-TVHS).Patients: All male veterans who received at least one dose of goserelin or leuprolide within the fiscal years October 1, 2005, through September 30, ...
Yanmış Ibrahim - - 2011
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between arthroscopic findings and functional outcomes in patients with septic arthritis of the knee joint, treated with arthroscopic debridement and irrigation. Twenty patients (17 male, 3 female; mean age: 31 years [5-63 years]) with knee septic arthritis treated with arthroscopic ...
Dimitris Craig N - - 2011
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has a well-established track record for relieving pain associated with arthritis of the knee joint. The total rate of bilateral TKA has doubled over the past 2 decades, and the rate in women has tripled over that same time period. In patients with bilateral knee arthritis, ...
Mahto Raja Ram - - 2011
The present study was aimed to assess the clinical effectiveness of Rasona Rasnadi Ghanavati and Simhanada Guggulu along with Rasona Rasnadi Lepa in Amavata, and to compare the effect of these two therapies in the treatment. Total 101 patients of Amavata were registered for the present study and were randomly ...
Cubick Erin E - - 2011
Myofascial release (MFR) is a manual therapeutic technique used to release fascial restrictions, which may cause neuromusculoskeletal and systemic pathology. This case report describes the use of sustained release MFR techniques in a patient with a primary diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and a secondary diagnosis of collagenous colitis. Changes ...
Endres S - - 2011
Because of demographic changes, ever greater demands are made of knee replacement systems by patients and surgeons. To meet these demands, knee joint systems with increased flexion are currently being marketed. The main hypothesis of the present study was to evaluate the functional outcome of a high flexion TKA in ...
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