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Abdel Matthew P MP Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is recognized as a heterogenous group of disorders in which the common factor is persistent arthritis in at least 1 joint occurring before the age of 16 years. Although conservative management with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs can be effective, approximately 10% of JIA patients ...
Qadir Rabah R Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Ochsner Clinical School, University of Queensland School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, - - 2014
To document the long-term results of our volar metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint capsulodesis technique that is completed concomitantly with basal joint arthroplasty and involves a suture anchor placement, short-term pinning, and a rigid hand therapy protocol. We conducted a retrospective chart review to examine results over a 30-month period of our ...
LaPrade Christopher M CM Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, - - 2014
In recent years, the use of biologics for the primary treatment and augmentation of treatment in patients with knee pathology has increased substantially. Techniques and applications for biologic preparations such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been developed and refined to increase the healing response in ...
Houdek Matthew T MT Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
Ankle arthrodesis is considered to be a well-accepted technique for end-stage ankle arthritis. Our purpose was to evaluate outcomes of patients with bilateral ankle arthrodeses with attention to radiographic and functional outcomes. Medical records of 31 patients were reviewed from 1977 through 2007. All patients had 1 year of clinical ...
Harty Len L Department of Rheumatology and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. - - 2014
The aims of this study were to audit the annual national incidence of inpatient days and musculoskeletal surgical procedures (MSKSPs) for RA patients and to establish concurrent changes in clinical rheumatology practice from 1995 to 2010. Hospital inpatient enquiry systems were evaluated for 57 hospitals from 1995 to 2010. National ...
Lu Szu-Ching SC Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University; Medical Device Innovation Center, National Cheng Kung - - 2014
To develop and test a postoperative rehabilitation protocol for use by individuals with trigger finger undergoing ultrasound-guided percutaneous pulley release. Nonrandomized controlled trial. Hospital and local community. Twenty-one individuals suffering from trigger finger with joint contracture were recruited and grouped into the intervention group (N = 9) and the control ...
Nagai Toshihiro - - 2014
IntroductionAngiogenesis is an important factor in the development of osteoarthritis (OA). We investigated the efficacy of bevacizumab, an antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor and an inhibitor of angiogenesis, in the treatment of OA using a rabbit model of anterior cruciate ligament transection.MethodsFirst, we evaluated the response of gene expression ...
Intzoglou Konstantinos S KS Konstantinos S Intzoglou, Laboratory for Research of the Musculoskeletal System, University of Athens, Maroussi 14561, - - 2014
To investigate donor site's area histological and immunohistochemical knee cartilage appearances after resurfacing iatrogenic defects with biosynthetic plugs orautografts. Thirty New Zealand White rabbits were used in this study. A full-thickness cylindrical defect of 4.5 mm (diameter) × 7 mm (depth) was created with a hand drill in the femoral ...
Vizzardi Enrico E Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Study of Brescia, Brescia, - - 2014
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of vascular events. Data on the effects of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) blocking agents on aortic vascular function are still debated. To evaluate the effects of anti-TNF-α treatment on elastic properties of the ascending aorta (distensibility, stiffness, and tissue Doppler imaging ...
Körsmeier Konrad K Facharztklinik Essen, Giradetstr. 2-38, 45131, Essen, - - 2014
Treatment of full-thickness cartilage defects in the hip is a major issue for orthopaedic surgeons. Autologous matrix-induced three-dimensional chondrocyte transplantation using three-dimensional spheroids (ACT 3D) may be an option for treatment. The aim of the study is to describe the feasibility and first clinical results of ACT 3D with spheroids ...
Matsuzaki Tokio T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, - - 2014
Autophagy is a cellular homeostasis mechanism that may have a protective role against osteoarthritis (OA). The present study investigated the therapeutic effect of local administration of rapamycin, a potent activator of autophagy, against OA. To achieve controlled intra-articular administration of rapamycin, gelatin hydrogels incorporating rapamycin-micelles were created and the release ...
Cinotti G G Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic Medicine and Orthopaedics Sciences, University "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy, - - 2014
Tibia torsion may influence the accuracy of extramedullary instrumentations in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study assessed whether the effect of tibial torsion may be overcome using a surgical technique in which the extramedullary rod is aligned to reference points at the proximal tibia only. A consecutive series of 94 ...
Metzlaff S S Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Martin Luther Hospital, Grunewald, Berlin, Germany, - - 2014
This study was performed to compare the clinical results of a minimally invasive technique for acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocation repair with the traditional hook plate fixation. Forty-four patients with an acute (within 2 weeks after trauma) complete AC joint separation (35 male, nine female; median age 36.2 years, range 18-56) underwent ...
Lewis John S JS Jr Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (JSL, JKD) - - 2014
We review the surgical management of 4 adult patients with ball-and-socket ankle deformity who developed end-stage subtalar and/or ankle joint arthritis. We retrospectively reviewed a series of 4 adult patients with ball-and-socket ankle configurations who underwent surgical treatment for either end-stage tibiotalar or subtalar arthritis, with either subtalar arthrodesis or ...
Rodriguez-Merchan E C EC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Radiosynovectomy (RS) can reduce the number of haemarthroses in chronic haemophilic synovitis. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of RS in terms of the objective improvement of five parameters (number haemarthroses, articular pain, degree of clinical synovitis, clinical score of the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH), ...
Mickelson Dayne T DT Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the efficacy, tolerance, and safety of manual manipulation at day 7 to day 1 following collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) injection for Dupuytren contracture. Eligible patients were randomized to manipulation at day 1 versus day 7 following CCH injection. Preinjection, premanipulation, postmanipulation, and 30-day follow-up metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and proximal ...
Seo Jai-Gon JG Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 81 Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-710, - - 2014
Pseudo-patella baja (PPB) is a surgical complication that can arise from total knee arthroplasty and occurs when the patella tendon is not shortened but the level of the femorotibial joint line is elevated. The goal of this study was to assess the performance of a technique specifically designed to prevent ...
Malerich Matthew M MM C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, - - 2014
To evaluate the long-term results of distal scaphoid excision for degenerative arthritis secondary to scaphoid nonunion and compare them with our original results published in 1999. Nineteen patients who were treated by distal scaphoid resection arthroplasty from 1987 through 2010 were included. The mean follow-up was 15 years (range, 10-25 ...
Wesseling Janet J Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Image Sciences Institute, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Allied Health Care Centre for Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Groningen, The Netherlands, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Department of Psychiatric, and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Reade, Centre for Rehabilitation and Rheumatology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - - 2014
The Cohort Hip and Cohort Knee (CHECK) study included participants with early symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip or knee and evaluated clinical, radiographic and biochemical variables in order to establish the course, prognosis and underlying mechanisms of early symptomatic osteoarthritis. A total of 1002 participants aged 45-65 years, with ...
Youm Yoon-Seok YS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Arthro-center, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, - - 2014
To evaluate minimum 5-year follow-up clinical and radiological results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using a posterior cruciate ligament sacrificing (PS), non-substituting Advance Medial Pivot Knee. One hundred and twenty knees in 80 patients who could be followed up for more than 5 years after TKA using the PS Advance ...
Kim Kyung Taek KT Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dong-Eui Medical Center, Busan, - - 2014
To evaluate the clinical and radiological results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using the anterior-posterior glide (APG) low contact stress (LCS) mobile-bearing system. We evaluated 130 knees in 117 patients who had undergone TKA with APG LCS mobile-bearing system between September 2005 and July 2007 and could be followed over ...
Tsukeoka Tadashi T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chiba Rehabilitation Center, 1-45-2 Hondacho, Midori-ku, Chiba, 266-0005, Japan, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the second metatarsal (MT2) as a landmark for proximal tibial cutting in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It was hypothesized that the accuracy of the MT2 is not high, especially in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients whose foot joints are apt ...
Broeckx Sarah - - 2014
Cell-based therapies, such as treatments with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are thought to have beneficial effects on the clinical outcome of orthopedic injuries, but very few animal studies with large sample size are published so far. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the ...
Moriyama Hiroaki H Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kurume University Medical - - 2014
We report our clinical experience using the modified Cadenat method to treat acromioclavicular joint dislocation, and discuss the usefulness of this method. This study examined 6 shoulders in 6 patients (5 males, 1 female) who were diagnosed with acromioclavicular joint dislocation and treated with the modified Cadenat method at our ...
Marcheggiani Muccioli Giulio Maria GM Laboratorio di Biomeccanica - Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, University of Bologna, via di Barbiano, 1/10, 40100, Bologna, Italy, - - 2014
To compare outcomes of acromioclavicular (AC) joint reconstruction with ligament augmentation and reconstruction system (LARS) ligament in professional and non-professional athletes at 2-year minimum follow-up. Forty-three patients (men; mean age 30, range 19-54 years) with Rockwood type III to V chronic AC joint dislocations underwent AC joint reconstruction with LARS ligament ...
Balci H I HI Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, - - 2014
Haemophilia, a bleeding disorder, causes recurrent intra-articular bleeding of the joints result-ing in chronic haemophilic arthropathy with fixed knee flexion deformity. Mid-long-term results (between 2002 and 2006) of deformity correction in haemophilic patients with Ilizarov type circular external fixators were retrospectively evaluated. There were six patients (five haemophilia A and ...
Baray A L AL Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique, CHU Saint-Etienne, Hôpital Nord, avenue Albert-Raimond, 42270 Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Hemi-Castaing ligamentoplasty is a treatment for chronic ankle instability, accused of weakening a powerful stabilizing muscle: the peroneus brevis. To assess proprioceptive and muscular impairment following hemi-Castaing and impact on postural control. A retrospective series of 21 patients underwent clinical (Karlsson, AOFAS) and proprioceptive assessment with isokinetic assessment (evertors and ...
Tuncel Umut U Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (Head: Prof. N. Kostakoglu, MD), Gaziosmanpasa University, Faculty of Medicine, 60100 Tokat, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of temporalis muscle-fascia graft, fresh and cryopreserved human amniotic membrane as an interpositional material in preventing temporomandibular joint ankylosis in a rabbit model. In this experimental study, 21 New Zealand white rabbits were used. The condyle and the joint disc ...
Koyano Gaku G Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Hospital of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, - - 2014
One-stage primary bilateral cementless total hip arthroplasty with unilateral closed suction drainage (CSD) was prospectively performed for 51 patients (102 hips), and local effects of CSD were quantitatively evaluated. Postoperatively, pain scores evaluated by visual analog scale and periwound temperatures measured by thermography were lower in the CSD side than ...
Simhan Jay J Department of Urology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX - - 2014
We analyzed our initial 100-case experience using the 3.5 cm artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) cuff to identify risk factors for cuff erosion. A single-surgeon consecutive series of patients undergoing 3.5 cm AUS cuff placement from September 2009 to August 2013 was reviewed. Each patient had a single perineal cuff placement ...
Asiri Alhussain A Aseer Central Hospital, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia. - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of leflunomide alone and in combination with methotrexate in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Patients were followed at the University of Toronto PsA Clinic. PsA patients who received leflunomide alone or in combination with methotrexate were identified from the PsA ...
Bálint Zsófia Z Department of Rheumatology and Immunology Clinic Centre, University of Pécs, Hungary. - - 2014
To analyse the correlation between the number of joint-contractures and other major clinical findings in a follow-up study of 131 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The range of motion of joints (ROM), HAQ-DI, and the major clinical characteristics were assessed. A high frequency of contractures (ROM<75% of the normal) were ...
Teng Gim Gee GG Division of Rheumatology, University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System, - - 2014
Up to 30% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) respond inadequately to conventional non-biologic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (nbDMARDs), and may benefit from therapy with biologic DMARDs (bDMARDs). However, the high cost of bDMARDs limits their widespread use. The Chapter of Rheumatologists, College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore aims ...
Foong Wei Sheng WS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 168608, - - 2014
To investigate the post-operative outcomes of a revised UKA to a TKA compared to a primary TKA. 33 revised UKA were matched to primary TKA and assessed using SF-36, Oxford Knee Scores (OKS) and Knee Society Scores (KSS). Both cohorts attained statistically similar SF-36 scores (p > 0.05). KSS improved by 51.12 ...
Gadel Rab Mohammed T MT Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, El Minia University, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of the use of transcervical Foley's catheter versus Cook cervical ripening balloon in pregnant women with stillbirth, unfavorable cervix and scarred uterus. Design: Randomized controlled study. Setting: El Minia University Hospital, El Minia, Egypt. Patients and Methods: Two hundred pregnant women with ...
Chang Moon Jong - - 2014
The objectives of this study were to describe changes in physical activity profiles of Korean patients after TKA and to determine whether the postoperative physical activity level is influenced by patient socio-demographic factors and postoperative functional outcomes. We also sought to determine whether regular postoperative physical activity is associated with ...
Morris Brent J BJ Fondren Orthopedic Group, Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
The potential adverse effect of preoperative opioid use on outcomes after reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes after RSA in patients with a history of preoperative opioid use and compare them with a control group without a history of ...
Barnes C C Sports Science, CB Sports Performance Ltd, Rugeley, United - - 2014
This study examined the evolution of physical and technical soccer performance across a 7-season period in the English Premier League. Match performance observations (n=14 700) were analysed for emergent trends. Total distance covered during a match was ~2% lower in 2006-07 compared to 2012-13. Across 7 seasons, high-intensity running distance and ...
Hariharan Samyuktha S Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, No. 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai- 600 077. Electronic address: - - 2014
We compared outcome variables (operative complications, inflammatory complications, and operating time) in patients being treated by orthodontic extraction of upper premolars with the Physics forceps or the universal extraction forceps. We organised a single blind, split-mouth clinical trial to compare the outcomes of the 2 groups (n=54 premolars). The Physics ...
Ferrari Robert R Department of Medicine and Department of Rheumatic Diseases, University of Alberta, 13-103 Clinical Sciences Building, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G3, Canada, - - 2014
The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of primary hyperparathyroidism in a referred sample of fibromyalgia patients. Consecutively, referred patients with confirmed fibromyalgia (FM group) had measurements of serum levels of vitamin D, alkaline phosphatase, total calcium, magnesium, phosphate, creatinine, total protein, albumin, and parathyroid hormone. The ...
Semenowicz Jacek J Janusz Daab Independent Public Regional Hospital of Trauma Surgery in Piekary Śląskie, - - 2014
Background. The aim of the study was to assess total hip arthroplasty procedures using the cementless Avantage cup in women with additional risk factors for postoperative hip instability. Material and methods. A total of 280 cementless Avantage and Avantage Reload cups were implanted in 260 women aged between 29 and ...
Lu Chao C Department of Laboratory Medicine, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Ji'nan, PR - - 2014
Proliferation-associated antigen Ki-67 is used for the histological evaluation of different tumors. Few studies have been conducted on women with a resistant prolactinoma. To better define the characteristics and to evaluate the differences between patients with different Ki-67 labeling index (LI), a retrospective study was designed to recruit 199 females ...
Tsuchie Sara Yumi SY Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, - - 2014
Preoperative fasting guidelines do not recommend H2 receptor antagonists or proton pump inhibitors. This study investigated prophylactic use of gastric protection and the incidence of dyspeptic symptoms in the immediate postoperative period. Non-randomized observational investigation in a post-anesthesia care unit. American Society of Anesthesiologists risk classification ASAP1 and ASAP2 patients ...
Komatsu Ryu R Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue/E30, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA, - - 2014
Atrial arrhythmias are common after non-cardiac thoracic surgery. We tested the hypothesis that TEA reduces the risk of new-onset atrial arrhythmias after pulmonary resection. We evaluated patients who had pulmonary resection. New-onset atrial arrhythmias detected before hospital discharge was our primary outcome. Secondary outcomes included other cardiovascular complications, pulmonary complications, ...
Singh Jasvinder A - - 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the impact of gout on quality of life (QOL) and study differences by gender and race. Ten race- and sex-stratified nominal groups were conducted, oversampling for African-Americans and women with gout. Patients presented, discussed, combined and rank-ordered their concerns. A total of ...
Lamberts Mark P MP Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Radboud University Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, - - 2014
Up to 41 % of patients report pain after cholecystectomy and in most studies follow-up for these symptoms did not exceed 5 years. The episodic nature of abdominal pain associated with symptomatic cholelithiasis warrants long-term follow-up studies. We assessed which patient and surgical factors were associated with absence of pain and patient-reported ...
Walfisch Asnat A Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of the trans-cervical double balloon catheter with and without extra-amniotic saline infusion (EASI) for cervical ripening. Methods: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective randomized study conducted between Nov 2007 and Jan 2011 evaluating different ripening methods. Women presenting for labor ...
Wedzicha J A JA National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
The FORWARD study is a randomised, double-blind trial that compares the efficacy and safety of 48 weeks treatment with extrafine beclomethasone dipropionate/formoterol fumarate (BDP/FOR), 100/6 μg pMDI, 2 inhalations BID, vs. FOR 12 μg pMDI, 1 inhalation BID, in severe COPD patients with a history of exacerbations. Co-primary endpoints were exacerbation rate ...
Scheinberg Phillip - - 2014
In severe aplastic anemia, approximately one-third of responders to standard horse antithymocyte globulin (h-ATG) plus cyclosporine (CsA) will relapse. Anecdotal experience has suggested that a gradual CsA taper might avoid relapse, but this practice has not been rigorously assessed prospectively. In 2003, we adopted a strategy to taper CsA beyond ...
Lin Tao T Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Anzhen Road, Chao Yang District, Beijing 100029, - - 2014
To address whether menopause affects outcome of catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) by comparing the safety and long-term outcome of a single-procedure in pre- and post-menopausal women. A total of 743 female patients who underwent a single CA procedure of drug-refractory AF were retrospectively analyzed. The differences in ...
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