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Emre, Tuluhan - - 2012
Osteochondral defects of the femoral head are rare and principles of treatment include anatomic reduction, rigid fixation, enhancement of blood supply, and restoration of articular congruity. In this report, we present a case where the defect of the femoral head was treated with surgical dislocation of hip anteriorly and mosaicplasty. ...
Yim, Annabella - - 2012
Hibernoma is an uncommon, benign tumor of brown fat origin. The distribution of this tumor originally was described as following the location of persistent brown fat within the subcutaneous tissue of the thorax (especially the periscapular and interscapular regions), neck, axilla, shoulder, and retroperitoneum. Recently, hibernoma was described as being ...
Konda, Sanjit - - 2012
Wire breakage and migration is a known complication of using a wire tension band construct to treat displaced patella fractures. We report a case of a broken K-wire that migrated from the patella completely into the proximal tibia without complication 9 years after the index surgery. This report highlights the ...
Artiaco, Stefano - - 2012
Acinetobacter baumannii is an emerging gram-negative nosocomial pathogen that rarely causes infections in orthopaedic patients. We report a case of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii para-articular infection of the knee occurring in a healthy patient following one ambulatory steroid injection for the treatment of quadriceps tendinopathy. The infection was reduced by early ...
Ward, James - - 2012
Distal radius fractures are among the most commonly encountered fractures in the extremities. Volar plating of distal radius fracture has gained popularity in recent years with the introduction of the locked plating system. Complications of volar plating include extensor and flexor tendon rupture. Here we present a case report of ...
Bachhal, Vikas - - 2012
Although bilateral anterior dislocation of shoulder is not that uncommon, there have been only 12 published reports on bilateral anterior fracture dislocation of shoulder. The associated fractures have mostly been greater tuberosity fractures with bilateral three part fractures being reported in only two cases. To our knowledge, a bilateral four ...
Beltran, Luis - - 2012
A 29-year-old female presented with pain and a palpable mass in the left wrist. Imaging demonstrated a multiloculated cystic mass adjacent to the radial aspect of the scaphoid, which was intimately associated with and appeared to arise from the wall of the radial artery and its dorsal branch. The mass ...
Kummer, Frederick - - 2012
The footprint is thought to be an important fact in rotator cuff repairs and has been used to compare various cuff fixation techniques. The following experiment used two different measurement sensors to evaluate the footprint as it is affected by suture tensions in a transosseous equivalent suture bridge repair. It ...
Roder, Christoph - - 2012
Spine Tango is currently the only international spine registry in existence. It was developed under the auspices of Eurospine, the Spine Society of Europe, and is hosted at the University of Bern, Switzerland. The HJD Spine Center successfully tested Spine Tango during a 3-month pilot study and has since expanded ...
Schwarzkopf, Ran - - 2012
Recent resurgence in the interest of barbed suture has extended its application to wound closures in total joint surgery. Improved suture biomaterials and barb geometry has lead to consideration for its use in various orthopedic procedures including arthroplasty. The reported superior wound tensile stress distribution, no need for knots, and ...
Panchmatia, Jaykar - - 2012
Purpose: Our aim was to determine whether the administration of intravenous tranexamic acid is a safe and effective means of reducing blood loss associated with hip and knee replacement surgery.
Chan, Keith - - 2012
Purpose: Accurate prediction of autograft size for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction can assist in preoperative planning and decision-making regarding graft choices. This study seeks to determine the accuracy of MRI measurements by comparing intraoperative measurements of the patella, semitendinosis, and gracilis tendons while correlating these measurements with patient anthropometric data ...
Kim, L.T. - - 2012
Incidental bone tumors are, by definition, asymptomatic lesions that are discovered through routine radiographs obtained for other reasons. Generally, these lesions are benign and latent, requiring no further intervention except observation. However, occasionally these radiographs will detect benign aggressive processes or even malignant lesions that do require further treatment and ...
Grelsamer, Ronald - - 2012
Although the presence of patellar tilt usually implies a tight lateral retinaculum and unhealthy pressure distributions within the patellar cartilage, it is possible for the bony portion of the patella to appear tilted while the articular cartilage is in fact fully congruous in a medial-lateral direction. We call this "congruous ...
Egol, Kenneth - - 2012
Purpose: Nonunions of the upper and lower extremity have been associated with pain and functional deficits. Recent studies have demonstrated that healing of these nonunions is associated with pain relief and both subjective and objective functional improvement. The purpose of this study was to determine which patient and surgical factors ...
Strauss, Eric - - 2012
Indications for the use of osteochondral allografts for orthopaedic surgical applications are increasing with improved surgical techniques and advancing experience. Modern tissue banks have developed harvesting, processing, and storage methods that ensure an adequate, safe supply of grafts. Continued research is necessary to find a technique that maximizes chondrocyte viability ...
Yazici, Yusuf - - 2012
Kinase inhibitors have now been shown to work in various types of patients and have potential to be additional weapons in our armamentarium in rheumatoid arthritis treatment. This review will go over the currently available data and discuss potential uses for these new agents.
Scher, Jose - - 2012
B cells were originally considered key mediators in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The presence of these cells in many RA synovial tissues and the discovery of rheumatoid factor had put B cells originally at the center of disease pathogenesis. That enthusiasm vanished shortly thereafter only to resurface in ...
Woodrick, Robert - - 2012
New data published or presented in the past year has expanded our understanding of the clinical use of interleukin 6 (IL-6) inhibitors and their role in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other rheumatic diseases. Data has become available on the use of tocilizumab (TCZ) in comparison to adalimumab, ...
Simsek, Ismail - - 2012
The use of biological agents in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has grown constantly since the approval of the first therapeutic monoclonal antibody against tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) in 1996. While these agents transformed RA treatment, not all patients respond to these agents. Moreover, the cost of these agents ...
Pincus, Theodore - - 2012
The management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) depends more on the patient history than most other chronic diseases. A patient questionnaire provides a uniform, quantitative, protocolized, "scientific" patient history, with documented prognostic significance for work disability and mortality in RA greater than radiographs and laboratory tests and capacity to distinguish active ...
Mease, Philip - - 2012
Some of this past year's key papers or abstracts on psoriatic arthritis (PsA) assessment and treatment are reviewed in this paper. Treatment begins with identification of the PsA patient. Several screening questionnaires have been developed to be used in dermatology and primary care settings to identify which patients with psoriasis ...
Kahn, Philip - - 2012
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) comprises a collection of all forms of chronic arthritis in childhood with no apparent cause. JIA is the most common rheumatic disease in children, and may result in significant pain, joint deformity, and growth impairment, with persistence of active arthritis into adulthood. Prior to the mid ...
Crittenden, Daria - - 2012
From an epidemiologic view, gout is an increasingly prevalent and increasingly pressing clinical problem. This fact, together with technical advances in biology, pharmacology, and imaging techniques, have led to a decade of increasingly rapid progress in our collective understanding of gout and hyperuricemia. Here we review some of the most ...
Honig, Stephen - - 2012
The past year has been a dynamic one for clinicians and researchers with an interest in osteoporosis. This update will focus on the issue of the relationship between bisphosphonate treatment and atypical femoral fractures, highlight the advances in imaging techniques that are increasingly being studied as adjuncts to bone density ...
Attur, Mukundan - - 2012
Objective: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that are prescribed for treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms including pain and inflammation target the production eicosanoids which exhibit numerous functions in various cell types. In these studies, we have (a) identified the diverse eicosanoid pathways that are activated in human chondrocytes of normal and ...
Yazici, Hasan - - 2012
Patient registries are very popular. On the other hand, scientific data collections in registries are commonly observational and retrospective and, in many instances, are prone to biases. Same thing is true of administrative data bases. The selection of the control group(s) is probably the Achilles heel of scientific data collection ...
Pincus, Theodore - - 2012
An evidence-based visit is described based on quantitative, standard scientific data on two simple forms for a patient and a physician. The focus is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but the principles may be applied to most rheumatic and chronic diseases. A quantitative patient history is recorded on a self-report multidimensional health ...
Lesaffre, Emmanuel - - 2012
In a follow-up study, patients are monitored over time. Longitudinal and time-to-event studies are the two most important types of a follow-up study. In this paper, the focus is on longitudinal studies with a continuous response where patients are examined at several time points. While longitudinal studies provide a powerful ...
Khattri, Saakshi - - 2012
Primary Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease wherein there is lymphocytic infiltration of salivary and lacrimal glands. This inflammation is thought to be caused by B-lymphocytes. The most common clinical feature of Sjogren's is dryness of the mouth and eyes, but rare complications can occur such as autoimmune cytopenias. Here ...
Kayatas, Semra - - 2012
Background: Pregnancy in patients with Wegener's granulamotosis (WG) is rare, and differential diagnosis of WG flare and preeclampsia is difficult.
DiLorenzo, Michael - - 2012
Symptomatic babesiosis is a complication of a disease transmitted to immunocompromised patients via tick-borne inoculation or through blood transfusion. We report a case of a 43-year-old African American woman with severe systemic lupus erythematosus that required renal transplantation and hemodialysis for renal failure and multiple transfusions for massive hemorrhaging from ...
Yilmaz, Sedat - - 2012
Although neurological involvement in Behcet's disease is not so uncommon, isolated spinal cord disease is quite rare and reported to be observed in about 2% of all cases with neurological involvement. Here we report a Behcet's patient with spinal cord disease presented with anterior spinal cord syndrome. This rare syndrome ...
Srikakulam, Sundeep - - 2012
Neuropsychiatric (NP) systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex entity comprising 19 different discrete syndromes. We report a case of a 32-year-old female with SLE and new onset neurological symptoms and radiographic evidence of a contrast enhancing lesion on brain MRI. The lesion was successfully excised and found to be ...
Alias, Abie - - 2012
Objective: Review of the literature addressing the rheumatic manifestations of various malignancies as well as of common chemotherapeutic agents.
Pincus, Theodore - - 2012
The patient history often provides the most important information in diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other rheumatic diseases. A multidimensional health assessment questionnaire (MDHAQ)--with templates to score RAPID3 (routine assessment the patient index data), an index of three patient self-report measures, physical function, pain, and patient global ...
Haus, Erhard - - 2012
Biological processes and functions at all hierarchical levels are organized in time as biological rhythms of discrete periods. Circadian (24-hour) rhythms, which are of direct importance to clinical medicine, are orchestrated by a set of clock genes of the master brain clock situated in the suprachiasmatic nuclei of the hypothalamus ...
Buttgereit, Frank - - 2012
Glucocorticoids form a mainstay of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other conditions since they exert strong anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and disease-modifying therapeutic effects. However, there is increasing awareness of the potential for these drugs to produce adverse effects. Therefore, improvement of the glucocorticoid benefit-risk ratio represents both a current need ...
Saag, Kenneth - - 2012
Despite over 60 years of use, glucocorticoids continue to be a controversial therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This stems largely from their measured a well as their perceived toxicity. However, a paucity of top tier evidence from clinical trials or very carefully controlled observational studies leads to limited evidence supporting ...
Pincus, Theodore - - 2012
The efficacy of initial and long-term prednisone < 5 mg/ day in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by one academic rheumatologist over 25 years from 1980 to 2004 is summarized. Patient responses were assessed using a multidimensional health assessment questionnaire (MDHAQ), completed by all patients at all visits in the ...
Yazici, Yusuf - - 2012
The current approach to treatment of RA includes early and aggressive treatment with routine monitoring of outcomes to give patients the best chance of decreasing disease activity as much as possible, with low disease activity and remission being a realistic goal for many patients. In this quest, DMARDs, especially MTX, ...
Landa, Joshua - - 2012
Epidural spinal injections can be administered via a translaminar or transforaminal route, depending on the clinical scenario. When it is more desirable to target a specific nerve root, a transforaminal approach is typically used, and when the target is more diffuse, a translaminar method is chosen. Both are commonly used ...
Murthy, Anjali - - 2012
All physicians are faced at some time with fundamental challenges while striving to respect the principle canons which define a physician's ethical code. These canons are: 1. Primacy of patient interests, 2. Patient confidentiality, 3, Informed consent, and 4. Maintenance of a high standard of care. Athletes, because of their ...
Ding, Bryan - - 2012
Fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal are among the most common fractures of the foot. History, physical examination, and subsequent radiographic work-up can help with the diagnosis of such a fracture. Many fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal can have an associated prodrome, thereby establishing a level of chronicity to ...
Ropiak, Christopher - - 2012
Hamstring injuries are a frequent injury in athletes. Proximal injuries are common, ranging from strain to complete tear. Strains are managed nonoperatively, with rest followed by progressive stretching and strengthening. Reinjury is a concern. High grade complete tears are better managed surgically, with reattachment to the injured tendon or ischial ...
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