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Kim Sung-Jae SJ Arthroscopy and Joint Research Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
There have been no clinical studies regarding the effect of decreased meniscal thickness on outcomes after meniscectomy. To examine the postoperative outcomes of partial meniscectomy with or without horizontal resection compared with the outcomes of subtotal meniscectomy and to evaluate the influence of decreased thickness of the medial meniscus on ...
Luiten Willem E WE Department of Anesthesiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, - - 2014
Talar and calcaneal fractures and their treatment can cause severe postoperative pain. We hypothesized that a continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB) would reduce pain scores more effectively than systemic analgesics, improve recovery, and lead to reduced length of stay (LOS). Over a 3-year period patients undergoing open reduction and internal ...
Faizan Mohammad M Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2014
We conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of the Ponseti technique in the management of idiopathic congenital clubfoot in patients older than 1 year of age. A total of 19 patients with 28 clubfeet (16 males [84.2%], 3 females [15.8%]) were included in the present study. The mean age at ...
Naal Florian D FD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Ismaninger Strasse 22, 81675, Munich, Germany, - - 2014
To determine the measurement properties of a German version of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis undergoing total joint replacement (TJR). This prospective cohort study included 486 consecutive patients. The LEFS and other self-reported outcome measures were administered at different time points and ...
Lee Dhong W DW Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Daejeon Military Hospital, Daejeon; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Inje University, Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, South - - 2014
This study compared the clinical and radiologic outcomes of arthroscopic medial meniscus root refixation using the modified Mason-Allen stitch and simple stitches. The outcomes of 25 patients who underwent arthroscopic meniscus root refixation using the modified Mason-Allen stitch (M group) between June 2010 and January 2012 were compared with those ...
Njoku Innocent I Jr Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College; - - 2014
Object Anterior cervical plating decreases the risk of pseudarthrosis following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Dysphagia is a common complication of ACDF, with the anterior plate implicated as a potential contributor. A zero-profile, stand-alone polyetheretherketone (PEEK) interbody spacer has been postulated to minimize soft-tissue irritation and postoperative dysphagia, but ...
Mulcahey Mary K MK San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, San Diego, California, U.S.A. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare clinical outcomes between transtibial drilling and anteromedial portal techniques for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using soft-tissue grafts secured with expandable fixation. Patients undergoing soft-tissue ACL reconstruction using expandable fixation between 2007 and 2011 were reviewed for inclusion in this study. Revision ACL cases were excluded. All surgeries ...
Bieler Theresa T Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Unit, Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy and Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark. - - 2014
Objective: To investigate the reliability and agreement of measures of lower extremity muscle strength, power and functional performance in patients with hip osteoarthritis at different time intervals, and to compare these with the same measures in healthy peers. Design: Intra-rater test-retest separated by 1, 2, or 2.5 weeks in patients, ...
Heusch Philipp P *Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Medical Faculty, University of Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf †Bracco Imaging, Global Medical & Regulatory Affairs, Konstanz, - - 2014
The present study evaluates the combination of a high iodine delivery rate with a low tube current-time product for pulmonary computed tomography angiography (CTA). One-hundred nineteen consecutive patients undergoing pulmonary CTA for suspected pulmonary embolism were included and imaged on a 128-row computed tomography scanner at 100 kVp using highly ...
Wu Guang-Yu GY Department of Radiology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, No. 1630, Dongfang Rd, Pudong, Shanghai 200120, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to assess whether changes to radiographic parameters before and after treatment with antiangiogenic drugs would improve performance in predicting tumor response with non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography (NCECT) compared to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST). The exploration sample group and the validation sample group ...
Casale M M Area of Otolaryngology, University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy. - - 2014
Simple snoring represents a social problem, not only because it could affect the patient's married life, but it often goes along with sleep-disordered breathing. Chronic nasal obstruction has many sequel including snoring and the inferior turbinate hypertrophy (ITH) is its most common cause. The aim of the study is to ...
Malavolta Eduardo Angeli EA Shoulder and Elbow Group and Trauma Group, Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil - - 2014
Although platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used in rotator cuff repair, most authors have been unable to report the advantages of this method in clinical trials. The use of PRP promotes better functional and structural results in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. This was ...
Chuang Michael J - - 2014
This article reports the authors' experience with single-row arthroscopic revision rotator cuff repairs and analyzes the variables associated with a poorer long-term outcome. A retrospective review was performed of patients who had undergone an all-arthroscopic, single-row revision rotator cuff repair for pain with a documented re-tear over a 13-year period. ...
Spiliopoulos Stavros S 1 Department of Interventional Radiology, Patras University Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Patras, - - 2014
Purpose : To investigate the phenomenon of distal embolization during subintimal angioplasty with or without stenting of femoropopliteal chronic total occlusions (CTOs). Methods : This prospective study included 40 consecutive patients (35 men; mean age 65.4±9.3 years) who underwent subintimal angioplasty alone (n=14) or with stenting (n=26) of CTOs in ...
Khouri Joseph S JS Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New - - 2014
Background Ulnar sided wrist pain is a commonly encountered complaint of the hand surgeon, and ulnar impaction is a common cause. Surgical treatment aims to reduce the force transmitted through the ulna and traditionally includes diaphyseal ulnar shortening osteotomy and the "wafer" procedure. These procedures have known shortcomings. We describe an ...
Haxby Abbott J J Centre for Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research, Orthopaedic Surgery Section, Department of Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New - - 2014
To investigate, in patients with chronic or recurrent low back pain (LBP), the predictive validity of history items, demographic variables, outcome measure questionnaire scores, clinical examination items, and physical therapists' (PTs') summative estimation of prognosis on a four-point scale. Little is known about the ability of PTs to predict functional ...
Levy David M - - 2014
To study the technique and clinical outcomes of arthroscopic shoulder stabilization with anterior labral repair and percutaneous posteroinferior capsular plication, we retrospectively reviewed 20 cases. Mean (SD) final postoperative follow-up was 3.4 (0.6) years (range, 2.7-5.1 years). A mean (SD) of 4.9 (0.9) suture anchors (range, 4-7) was used during ...
Bashandy Ghada Mohammad Nabih GM Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, - - 2014
Many multimodal analgesia techniques have been tried to provide adequate analgesia for midline incisions extending above and below the umbilicus aiming at limiting the perioperative use of morphine thus limiting side effects. Ultrasound (US) guidance made the anesthesiologist reconsider old techniques for wider clinical use. The rectus sheath block (RSB) ...
Riddle Daniel L DL Virginia Commonwealth University, - - 2014
In previous studies conducted outside the US, ∼20% of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries were judged to be inappropriate. The present study was undertaken to determine the prevalence rates of TKA surgeries classified as appropriate, inconclusive, and inappropriate in a knee osteoarthritis population in the US. We used a modification ...
Zhu Yue-Qi YQ Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, No. 600, Yi Shan Road, Shanghai, 200233, - - 2014
Our aim was to assess the reliability of detecting distal runoff vessels using contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CE-MRA) that were occult on digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for predicting the outcome of endovascular recanalization (ER). This retrospective analysis comprised 63 patients with diabetes (98 limbs) who underwent ER for infrapopliteal lesions. Before ...
Dahm Diane L DL Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St., SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to review the results of patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) performed by a single surgeon at a single institution in order to determine factors associated with clinical outcomes and progression of tibiofemoral degenerative joint disease. Sixty-one patients with isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis were treated with a PFA ...
Chausson Nicolas N Stroke Unit, Hôpital Universitaire de Fort-de-France, Martinique, French West Indies, - - 2014
This study was undertaken to describe the still poorly known evolving profile of anterior choroidal artery (AChA) infarctions, identify their prognosis factors, and evaluate responses to intravenous (IV) thrombolysis. During 42 months, we prospectively enrolled patients with an isolated AChA stroke. Clinical and radiologic parameters were compared between patients with or ...
Morales-Gisbert S M SM Department of Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset.Valencia, Spain - - - 2014
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a prophylactic surgery focused in preventing stroke in the mid--long term. The purpose of this study is to analyze mid--term mortality in patients undergoing CEA, identify predictors of 3--years mortality and design a score to estimate individual risk of mortality in this population. A retrospective single--center ...
Vogel Asmus A Danish Dementia Research Center,Department of Neurology,Rigshospitalet,University of - - 2014
ABSTRACT Background: Longitudinal changes in awareness in dementia have been studied with short follow-up time and mostly in small patient groups (including patients with moderate dementia). We investigated awareness in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) over 36 months and studied if a decline in awareness was associated with decline ...
Chen Zhen Z Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University, 100053 Beijing, China. zchen@icord.org, - - 2014
Objective: To investigate the impact of ventriculoperitoneal shunting during clinical rehabilitation of chronic normal pressure hydrocephalus patients with disorders of consciousness following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Design: Cross-sectional study. Patients and methods: Thirty-five patients with disorders of consciousness following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage who had undergone ventriculoperitoneal shunting for chronic normal pressure ...
Saragaglia D D Clinique universitaire de chirurgie orthopédique et de traumatologie du sport, hôpital Sud, CHU de Grenoble, avenue de Kimberley, 38130 Échirolles, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Computer-assisted surgery has been shown to be beneficial for correcting misaligned lower limbs. The purpose of this study was to analyze the medium-term results of computer-assisted osteotomy for 29 valgus knees. The hypothesis was that computer navigation would allow a valgus deformity to be corrected with similar precision as varus ...
Lahoti Sourabh S From the Department of Neurology (S.L., L.C.P.) and Department of Biostatistics (R.K.), University of Kentucky, Lexington; Department of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (S.G); Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA (L.C.); Department of Neurology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland (P.M.); Department of Neurology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, APHP, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (Y.S., C.R.); Department of Neurology, University of Arkansas, Little Rock (K.L., A.H.); Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (A.S., S.A.); Center for Brain and Nervous System, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India (N.D., S.H.); and University of California, Los Angeles (D.S.L.). - - 2014
None of the randomized trials of intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator reported vascular imaging acquired before thrombolysis. Efficacy of tissue-type plasminogen activator in stroke without arterial occlusion on vascular imaging remains unknown and speculative. We performed a retrospective, multicenter study to collect data of patients who presented to participating centers during ...
Tabaraee Ehsan E *Department of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California †Louisiana State University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery ‡University of Southern California §Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Neurological Sugery ∥Stanford University Medical Center, Orthopaedic - - 2014
Retrospective case-controlled study. Open-door laminoplasty has been successfully used to address cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). Two common implants include rib allograft struts and metallic mini-plates. The goals of this study were to compare outcomes, complications, and costs associated with these two implants. ...
Demir Omer F OF aDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital bDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine cDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara dDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir eDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, - - 2014
To compare two intraosseous (IO) insertion devices in terms of safety and ease of use in patients who need urgent vascular access in the emergency setting following failed attempts for intravenous lines. This prospective, randomized clinical study compared two different IO access devices in adults (≥16 years of age or ...
Lewis Ariane A Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
There are multiple etiologies for failure while weaning an external ventricular drain (EVD) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), but there is little data on the relationship between etiology of wean failure and ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) placement. We performed a retrospective analysis of SAH patients who had an EVD placed between January ...
Jiang Dong D Institute of Sports Medicine of Peking University, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
Meniscus allograft transplantation (MAT) is generally used for patients who sustain symptoms after meniscectomy, which could be called delayed MAT. Meniscus allograft transplantation for patients immediately after meniscectomy has not been reported. Compared with the conventional delayed MAT, immediate MAT might provide better clinical results and reduce joint degeneration. Cohort ...
Cristaudi Alessandra A Department of Visceral Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, 46 rue de Bugnon, 1011, Lausanne, Switzerland, - - 2014
The purpose of the present study was to challenge the hypothetical advantage of single port laparoscopy (SPL) over conventional laparoscopy by measuring prospectively the morbidity specifically related to conventional trocar sites (TS). From November 2010 to December 2011, 300 patients undergoing various laparoscopic procedures were enrolled. Patient, surgery, and trocar ...
Teitelbaum Ezra N EN Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 North Saint Clair Street, Suite 650, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA, - - 2014
The functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) is a novel diagnostic tool that can be used to measure esophagogastric junction (EGJ) distensibility. In this study, we performed intraoperative FLIP measurements during laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) and peroral esophageal myotomy (POEM) for treatment of achalasia and evaluated the relationship between EGJ distensibility ...
Kadimcherla Praveen P Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New - - 2014
The purpose of this biomechanical study was to evaluate knee arthrotomy closure with a barbed suture in flexion versus extension. 48 porcine knees were randomized into three groups: full extension, 30° flexion, and 60° flexion. Each knee was then flexed to 90° and then 120°, with failures recorded. Arthrotomy closure ...
Gupta Asheesh A American Hip Institute, Westmont, Illinois, - - 2014
There are currently no studies that have examined the recurrence of the cam lesion after femoral neck osteoplasty for femoroacetabular impingement. Although patient-reported outcome (PRO) scores at midterm follow-up have shown continued success, the maintenance of a normalized alpha angle has not been shown radiographically. To assess the radiographic recurrence ...
Kwak Steve K SK North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists, Teaneck, New Jersey, - - 2014
The treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus after failed surgery is challenging, with no clear solution. Short-term results using autologous chondrocyte implantation have been promising. To report the long-term outcomes of patients who underwent autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) of the talus after failed marrow stimulation techniques for osteochondral lesions ...
Saccomanno Maristella F MF Department of Orthopaedics, Catholic University, Rome, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare clinical and functional outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using cortical button versus transfemoral suspensory fixation. This systematic review was conducted following the Cochrane handbook guidelines and PROSPERO registration. Only Level I and II randomized controlled trials comparing cortical button and transfemoral suspensory fixation in hamstring ACL ...
Williams Reed G RG Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. Electronic address: - - 2014
Operative performance ratings (OPRs) need adequate clarity and detail to support self-directed learning and valid progress decisions. This study was designed to determine (1) the elapsed time between observing operative performances and completing performance ratings under field conditions and (2) the effect of increased elapsed time on rating clarity and ...
Gallusser N N Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, - - 2014
Anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) for glenohumeral osteoarthritis (OA) and severe posterior glenoid wear may entail early postoperative complications (recurrence of posterior subluxation, glenoid loosening). To avoid these mechanical problems, reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) has recently been proposed, mainly for its intrinsic stability. Our purpose was to present the results ...
Yasui Kenichi - - 2014
BackgroundOnly a few prospective studies have determined which clinical symptoms and factors are associated with the disease severity of spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6). A multicenter longitudinal cohort study was conducted to clarify both the natural history of SCA6 in Japan and the factors influencing disease progression.MethodsPatients were consecutively recruited ...
Kim Yong-Chan YC 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Center, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University School of Medicine, Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea 3Department of Neurosurgery, Spine Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Republic of - - 2014
Study Design. Retrospective review of pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) cases.Objective. To report our results, radiographic and clinical outcomes at a minimum 5 years after revision surgery for pseudarthrosis following a PSO.Summary of Background Data. To our knowledge, there is no report on the results of revision surgery for pseudarthrosis following ...
McCallum Jeremy R JR Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, USA - - 2014
Civilian literature has reported excellent outcomes after elective fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS). Our study's purpose was to objectively investigate the functional outcome of fasciotomies performed for CECS in a high demand military population. A retrospective review of all fasciotomies performed for CECS at a single tertiary military ...
Saglam Remzi R Department of Urology, Medicana International Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
An improved armamentarium has had a significant impact on the emerging role of flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) for the management of nephrolithiasis; however, FURS still represents a challenging technique. To examine a robotic device designed for FURS for its impact on ergonomics and outcome of the procedure based on the IDEAL ...
Xue Enxing - - 2014
BackgroundLeg length discrepancy (LLD) after total hip arthroplasty (THA) can lead to unsatisfactory outcome. Our objective was to design and evaluate a simple and reliable intraoperative device (Length-offset Lever) to minimize leg length discrepancy.MethodsThis device was used in 51 patients undergoing primary total hip replacements. The leg length discrepancy was ...
Valenti Pietro P Medicina Interna I, Ospedale Ca' Foncello, Via Ospedale, 31100, Treviso, - - 2014
The influence of carotid stenosis and its surgical treatment on brain function is still poorly defined. We therefore performed a study to assess psychometric and quantified EEG findings after carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Sixty-nine non-demented patients (aged 72 ± 7 years) with severe carotid stenosis (≥70 %) eligible for CEA were studied. Forty patients (group ...
Toktas Hasan H Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University , - - 2014
Objective. The aim of this study was to assess the ultrasonographic (US) findings of pes anserinus tendon and bursa in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) with or without clinical pes anserinus tendinitis bursitis syndrome (PATBS). Methods. A total of 157 female patients with the diagnosis of knee OA on both ...
Luo Jiaquan J Department of Spine Surgery/Orthopaedic Research Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510080, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to evaluate whether there is a superior clinical effect of artificial cervical arthroplasty compared with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the treatment of one-level cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD). A comprehensive literature search of multiple databases, including PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus, Embase, Cochrane ...
Michelotti Brett B From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, - - 2014
Most randomized trials have shown similar results with endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) and open carpal tunnel release (OCTR); however, there are studies suggesting less postoperative pain, faster improvement in grip and pinch strength, and earlier return to work with the endoscopic technique. The goal of this study was to ...
Suyama Kazuhiko K Department of Neurosurgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC) for malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction has been shown to reduce mortality and improve functional outcomes in young adults; however, there is currently debate regarding how routinely such surgery should be performed in the clinical setting, considering the very high rate of disability and functional dependence ...
Ramazzini-Castro R R Hospital ASEPEYO, Barcelona, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the clinical results of reinsertion of the distal biceps tendon with anterior bone anchors. A retrospective study was conducted on 79 patients who underwent reinsertion of the distal biceps tendon with anterior bone anchors. The mean age was 46 years (range, 32-64). Two anchors were used in 57% ...
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