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2009 The Effect of Time-to-Surgery on Outcome in Elderly Patients With Proximal Femoral Fractures Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/587546

Background: Whether reducing time-to-surgery for elderly patients suffering from hip fracture results in better outcomes remains subject to controversial debates.
Conclusion: Although this study found a trend toward more frequent post-operative complications in the longest time-to-surgery group, there was no effect of time-to-surgery on mortality. Shorter time-to-surgery may be associated with...
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Do Not Resuscitate DNR Order

Location: http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/Ce-Fi/Do-Not-Resuscitate-DNR-Order.html

Definition Do not resuscitate (DNR) order is a part of advanced medical directives allowed by federal law passed in 1991, expanding the notion of patient autonomy to situations in which they may not be able to make crucial medical decisions due to incapacitation. It instructs medical personnel not to perform life-saving... Expert
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Spine-health dot com -the Back Pain Medical Journal For Patients

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/

In-depth information written and peer-reviewed by physicians to help patients better understand disorders related to the back and spine and treatment options. Includes animations of surgical procedures, patient message board communities, and podcasts.
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Outpatient Surgery

Location: http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/La-Pa/Outpatient-Surgery.html

Definition Outpatient surgery, also referred to as ambulatory surgery, is surgery that does not require an overnight hospital stay. Patients may go home after being released following surgery and time spent in the recovery room. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers Expert
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Psychological Distress among Patients with a Severe Lower Limb Injury

Location: http://www.hwbf.org/ota/am/ota02/otapa/OTA02321.htm

OTA 2002 - Session 3 Session III - Polytrauma Fri., 10/11/02 Polytrauma, Paper #21, 4:47 PM Psychological Distress among Patients with a Severe Lower Limb Injury Melissa L. McCarthy, ScD ; Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD; David Edwin, PhD; Michael J. Bosse, MD; Renan C. Castillo, MS; Adam J. Starr, MD; Johns...
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MR Imaging of Popliteal Pterygium in Pediatric Patients

Location: http://www.ajronline.org/cgi/content/full/178/5/1281

OBJECTIVE. Our purpose was to describe the use of MR imaging in the evaluation of the positions of the popliteal artery and peroneal nerve in children with popliteal pterygium syndrome for preoperative planning and to describe the typical appearance of popliteal pterygium on MR imaging.
CONCLUSION. By depicting the popliteal artery...
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2009 Low Back Pain - Evaluating Presenting Symptoms in Elderly Patients

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/712253

The prevalence of back pain in the geriatric population is estimated to be more than 70%.[1-3] As with many other clinical conditions, the cause, course, and evaluation of back pain in elderly people is different than in younger people. An elderly patient with a very first episode of low back merits...
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Multidisciplinary Patient Education for Total Joint Replacement Surgery Patients

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=660683

The purpose of this article is to describe a preadmission, preoperative educational program offered free of charge for patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery at a large teaching hospital
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2009 Characteristics of patients with chronic back pain who benefit from acupuncture

Location: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/10/114/abstract

Background Although many clinicians believe there are clinically important subgroups of persons with "non-specific" low back pain, such subgroups have not yet been clearly identified. As part of a large trial evaluating acupuncture for chronic low back pain, we sought to identify subgroups of participants that were particularly responsive to acupuncture.
Conclusion This...
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Distinctive spinal changes in two patients with unusual forms of autosomal dominant endosteal hyperostosis

Location: http://www.jmedicalcasereports.com/content/1/1/142

Case report Distinctive spinal changes in two patients with unusual forms of autosomal dominant endosteal hyperostosis: a case series Ali Al Kaissi , Franz Varga , Shahin Zandieh , Klaus Klaushofer and Franz Grill
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007, 1:142
Endosteal hyperostosis was encountered in a 26-year-old-man and his 6-month-old daughter....
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Breakthrough in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or more frustration

Location: http://boards.medscape.com/forums?128@757.EbEvacOHfTc@.29f704c1!comment=1

This past week, a fascinating article came out regarding chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Published in Science, "Detection of an Infectious Retrovirus, XMRV, in Blood Cells of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", the article links chronic fatigue syndrome with a recently identified retrovirus. CFS has been a challenge for patients and...
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Rotator Cuff Tears Rarely Heal Themselves Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/738279

Full-thickness rotator cuff tears tend to increase in size over time and rarely heal without surgery, researchers from Israel report in the February 10th online issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
"Full-thickness rotator cuff tears tend to increase in size in about half of patients aged 60 years or...
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2004 Restrictive Lung Disease Following Reconstructive Spine Surgery Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/470990

Outcome of Pediatric Patients With Severe Restrictive Lung Disease Following Reconstructive Spine Surgery
Spine 29(5):528-534, 2004 Posted 03/29/2004
April N. Wazeka, MD; Mary F. DiMaio, MD; Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD
Conclusions: Reconstructive spine surgery in pediatric patients with severe restrictive lung disease and significant spinal deformity is well tolerated. Familiarity with different...
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Michael Yee NP Sacramento CA 95816

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/nurse-practitioner/michael-yee-sacramento-ca

Michael Yee, N.P., has been a registered nurse since 1980, and a nurse practitioner since 1983. For 12 years, until 1995, he worked in a variety of settings providing primary care for outpatient orthopedic services. Since 1995 he has worked as a nurse practitioner in the sub-specialty area of orthopedic...
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Tibial Fractures

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/444926_9

18th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association New-generation tibial nails incorporate multiple holes in different planes in order to maximize options for interlocking and allow nailing of fractures near the proximal and distal ends of the tibia. Russell Weisz, MD,[25] from Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, presented "Distal Fourth...
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The Efficacy Of The Hematoma Block For Fracture Reduction In The Distal Forearm Fractures

Location: http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlPrinter=true&xmlFilePath=journals/ija/vol17n2/block.xml

50 patients receiving Brachial Plexus Block (BPB group), and 50 patients receiving Hematoma Block (HB group) during reduction of distal forearm fractures,
Pain measured by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was recorded before, during, and after reduction.
Visual Analogue Scale during reduction in both the groups was comparable meaning that pain...
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Dr Thomas W Lawhorne III MD Orthopedic Surgeon Savannah GA

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/orthopedic-surgeon/thomas-lawhorne-savannah-ga

Dr. Thomas W. Lawhorne III is a Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon in Savannah, Georgia who treats degenerative spine conditions, neck pain and spinal injuries. Dr. Lawhorne utilizes the most cutting edge techniques when addressing his patients' problems. Evolution of spinal care has changed significantly in recent years, resulting in "minimally invasive" techniques with less post-operative...

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1986 Hemivertebra as a cause of scoliosis

Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/68-B/4/588

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1986 Aug;68(4):588-95. Hemivertebra as a cause of scoliosis. A study of 104 patients.McMaster MJ, David CV. We studied 104 patients with a total of 154 hemivertebrae which had produced scoliotic curves. Of the hemivertebrae 65% were of a fully segmented (non-incarcerated) type, 22% were semi-segmented and...
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2011 Socio-economic outcome after blunt orthopaedic trauma

Location: http://www.pssjournal.com/content/5/1/9/abstract

Economic consequences are reported by polytraumatized patients even ten or more years after injury. Financial losses appear to be common in patients between 19 and 50 years. In contrast, social deprivation appears to be most pronounced in the younger age groups. Early socio-economic support and measures of injury prevention should...
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2011 Gout treatment and comorbidities

Location: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/12/103/abstract

Gout prevalence increased in recent years to become one of the most common causes of inflammatory arthritis in most industrialised countries. Comorbidities may affect the disease severity and treatment patterns. We describe the main characteristics of gout patients, gout-related treatment patterns and prevalent comorbidities in a managed care population.
Conclusions Comorbidities affected...
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Samer S Hasan MD

Location: http://orthodoc.aaos.org/samerhasanmdphd

I am an orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery. My interests include joint replacement, sports medicine, and the full spectrum of shoulder and elbow conditions in patients young and old. I treat patients with a variety of conditions including instability, arthritis, and rotator cuff disorders. Other...
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2009 Injection Bicipital Tendon eMedicine Procedures

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/103352-overview

Biceps (bicipital) tendonitis is an inflammation of the long head of the biceps tendon as it passes through the bicipital groove of the anterior humerus.
* Repetitive lifting and, to a lesser extent, overhead reaching lead to inflammation, microtearing, and, if untreated, degenerative change.
* Patients with bicipital tendonitis typically report anterior...
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2002 Chiari I Malformation Associated with Syringomyelia and Scoliosis

Location: http://pediatrics.uchicago.edu/chiefs/inpatient/documents/ChiariScoliosis.pdf

Conclusion. Early decompression of Chiari I malformation with syringomyelia and scoliosis resulted in improvement or stabilization of the spinal deformity in 5 cases. Each of these patients underwent decompression before 8 years of age and before the curve was severe. However, this series represents a few patients demonstrating this trend, and further follow-up and investigation are warranted....
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Paget Disease Bone Scan MedPix Topic 4755

Location: http://rad.usuhs.edu/medpix/master.php3?mode=single&recnum=4755&table=card&srchstr=&search=#top

Contributor: Christopher J Bennett - National Capital Consortium Paget's disease at osseous scintigraphy Factoid 4755 - Created: 2003-04-24 12:50:56-04 - Modified: 2003-05-04 19:15:37-04 ACR Codes: 4.5 Paget’s disease is characterized by high rates of bone turnover and the formation of abnormal, weak bone. It is extremely common, found in...
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Guy A Lee MD Orthopaedic Specialty Center

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/GuyLee/

The mission of the Orthopaedic Specialty Center is to provide the highest quality care for our patients, provide a challenging and rewarding work environment for our staff, and provide superior business services in support of our patients and physicians. Our goal is to organize our resources to meet these three...
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