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Camurati-Engelmann disease review

Location: http://jmg.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/43/1/1

Camurati-Engelmann disease: review of the clinical, radiological, and molecular data of 24 families and implications for diagnosis and treatment Journal of Medical Genetics 2006;43:1-11 Full Text Abstract Camurati-Engelmann disease (CED) is a rare autosomal dominant type of bone dysplasia. This review is based on the unpublished and detailed clinical, radiological, and molecular findings...
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Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infections of the Hip and Knee JAAOS

Location: http://www.jaaos.org/cgi/content/full/18/12/760

Abstract No preferred test for diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection exists, and the algorithm for the workup of patients suspected of infection remains unclear. The work group evaluated the available literature to determine the role of each diagnostic modality and devise a practical algorithm that allows physicians to reach diagnosis...
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Outcome of Subtalar Arthrodesis After Calcaneal Fracture

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/423204

J South Orthop Assoc 10(3):129-139, 2001 (full text)
Patricia Kolodziej, MD and James A. Nunley, MD
Abstract Between 1983 and 1995, we used subtalar arthrodesis to treat 16 consecutive patients for continued pain after an intra-articular calcaneal fracture. Average time to union was 3 months (2 to 4 months). Complications were minor in...
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Functional Outcome after Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Both Bone

Location: http://www.hwbf.org/ota/am/ota02/otapa/OTA02070.htm

OTA 2002 - Session 10 Session X - Upper Extremity Sun., 10/13/02 Upper Extremity, Paper #70, 11:13 AM Functional Outcome after Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Both-Bone Forearm Fractures Frank Tull, MD ; Joseph Borrelli, Jr., MD; Dawn Ray, RN; William M. Ricci, MD; Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis,...
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Rhabdomyosacroma eMedicine Pediatrics

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic2005.htm

Several distinct histologic groups have prognostic significance, including embryonal RMS (ERMS, which occurs in 55% of patients), the botryoid variant of ERMS (5% of patients), alveolar RMS (ARMS, 20% of patients), and undifferentiated sarcoma (UDS, 20% of patients). Treatment responses and prognoses vary widely depending on location and histology. Studies...
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What questions do patients undergoing lower extremity joint replacement surgery have

Location: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/3/11

CONCLUSIONS: Although there was enough agreement to define a core set of questions that should be addressed with most patients considering THA or TKA, some of the remaining questions were also highly important to some patients. The Web may offer a flexible medium for accommodating this large variety of information...
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Anterior spinal decompression in HIV-positive patients with tuberculosis

Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/83-B/6/864.pdf

A PROSPECTIVE STUDY S. Govender, A. H. Parbhoo, K. P. S. Kumar, K. Annamalai From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Natal, South Africa
A total of 39 HIV-infected adults with spinal tuberculosis underwent anterior spinal decompression for neurological deficit. Fresh-frozen allografts were used in 38 patients. Antituberculous drugs...
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Validation of the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index in patients with Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Location: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/12/64/abstract

The WORC is a quality of life questionnaire designed for patients with disorders of the rotator cuff. The score is validated for rotator cuff disease, but not for rotator cuff repair specifically. The aim of this study is to investigate reliability, validity and responsiveness of WORC in patients undergoing arthroscopic...
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Aspirin May Be Best to Prevent VTE in Some TKA Patients Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/571157

Aspirin may be the most effective choice to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, according to a new study examining a potential role for aspirin in these patients. Aspirin is not currently recommended by the American College of Chest Physicians to help prevent deep...
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Total knee arthroplasty in patients with haemophilia who are HIV-positive

Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/84-B/2/170

As a result of repeated episodes of articular bleeding from early childhood adult patients with haemophilia commonly have severe damage to the knee. They may present to the orthopaedic surgeon with pain and severe functional disability arising from advanced haemophilic arthropathy. There are many reports of successful operations on the...
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2011 Prescription patterns and appropriateness of NSAID therapy according to gastrointestinal risk and cardiovascular history in patients with diagnoses of osteoarthritis Open Access

Location: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/9/38/abstract

Conclusions Over 90% of patients with OA are at increased GI and/or CV risk. In over half of these patients, the prescription of NSAIDs was not in accordance with current guidelines or recommendations made by regulatory agencies.
Prescription patterns and appropriateness of NSAID therapy according to gastrointestinal risk and cardiovascular history in...
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2011 Decrease in the incidence of total hip arthroplasties in patients with rheumatoid arthritis Open Access

Location: http://arthritis-research.com/content/13/2/R67/abstract

Introduction One aim of modern pharmacologic treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is to prevent joint destruction and reduce the need for surgery. Our purpose was to investigate secular trends in the incidence of primary total hip and knee arthroplasties in a well defined sample of patients with RA.
Conclusions Our investigation shows a...
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Do your patients understand

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=613149

Do Your Patients Understand? Determining Your Patients' Health Literacy Skills (Nursing Center CE)
This article provides specific information on health literacy assessment tools and the skills needed by nurses to use these tools. Each nurse must decide what tools will work for his or her patients, so that in the end,...
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2009 Vaccines in Adult Patients With Rheumatic Disease Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/704388

Infection prevention, including optimal use of vaccinations, should be maximized in patients with autoimmune disease. However, due to underlying immune dysregulation and immunosuppressive treatments, use of vaccines is complicated. This article will review the current understanding and recommendations for vaccines in adult patients with rheumatic disease in order to help...
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Do corticosteroids reduce the risk of fat embolism syndrome in patients with long-bone fractures

Location: http://www.cma.ca/multimedia/staticContent/HTML/N0/l2/cjs/vol-52/issue-5/pdf/pg386.pdf

Our objective was to determine the effect of corticosteroids in preventing FES in patients with long-bone fractures.
Conclusion: Evidence suggests that corticosteroids may be beneficial in preventing FES and hypoxia but not mortality in patients with long-bone fractures. The risk of infection is not increased with the use of cortisosteroids. However, methodological limitations of...
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2001 Long-Term Outcome for Patients With Split Cord Malformation Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/405678

Long-Term Outcome for Patients With Split Cord Malformation
from Neurosurg Focus 10(1), 2001
Mark R. Proctor, M.D., and R. Michael Scott, M.D, Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Conclusions. The primary conclusion is that patients with SCM generally tolerate surgery well and experience few complications. Neurological deterioration is rare...
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2/3 rds patients improve after hardware removal

Location: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rid=22690

Nearly 68% of patients improve after hardware removal, but surgery is costly
Outpatient vs. in-hospital removal cost about $4,500 compared to $7,500, but patients paid much more.
Surgeons should be selective about removing orthopedic hardware in the presence of a healed fracture, even if it is painful and patients are symptomatic. Investigators...
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Olecranon bursitis in chronic haemodialysis patients

Location: http://ndt.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/16/9/1956

Osteoarticular diseases are frequent complications observed in chronic haemodialysis patients. Aetiologies of articular manifestations are numerous, including secondary hyperparathyroidism, crystal arthropathy such as gout and hydroxyapatite deposition, amyloidosis, aluminum overload and infectious processes. We report here swelling of olecranon bursa observed over a 9-month period (during years 1999 and 2000)...
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Early results of the Souter-Strathclyde unlinked total elbow arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis

Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/85-B/3/351

We have carried out a retrospective review of 11 Souter-Strathclyde primary total elbow arthroplasties in ten patients with osteoarthritis, over a period of nine years. The diagnosis was primary osteoarthritis in nine elbows and post-traumatic arthritis in two. The mean follow-up was 68 months (15 to 117). Although no patient...
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2008 Evaluation of Patients With a Recent Clinical Fracture and Osteoporosis Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/579631

The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of contributors to secondary osteoporosis (eg osteomalacia) in patients presenting with a clinical vertebral or non-vertebral fracture. Identifying and correcting these contributors will enhance treatment effect aimed at reducing the risk of subsequent fractures.
We conclude that more than one in...
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Ainhum an account of 54 patients

Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/47-B/1/43

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
1 . An account of fifty-four patients suffering from ainhum is presented, and the clinical and pathological findings are discussed.
2. Etiology is considered, and a plan of treatment proposed.
3. Ainhum in Ibadan is a disease of all ages and both sexes.
4. Most patients have considerable pain.
5. It is due...
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2010 Cemented hip designs are a reasonable option in young patients CORR Open Access

Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2974862

Results Eight hips (of 69) were revised (three for infection and five for aseptic loosening) and one hip dislocated for which open reduction was necessary. One additional cup was considered a radiographic failure. The 10-year survival was 83% (95% confidence interval, 69%–92%) with revision for any reason as the end point...
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Severe Necrotising Soft Tissue Infections In Orthopaedic Surgery

Location: http://www.josonline.org/PDF/v10i2p108.pdf

Severe necrotising soft tissue infections in orthopaedic surgery Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery10(2):108–13 JC Theis, J Rietveld, T Danesh-Clough Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dunedin School of Medicine, PO Box 913, Dunedin, New Zealand PURPOSE. To review all cases of necrotising infection managed in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Dunedin Hospital in New...
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Musculoskeletal Manifestations Of Hiv Infection

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/450275

Research Focus Musculoskeletal Manifestations of HIV Infection from The AIDS Reader ® Posted 03/25/2003 Ann-Marie Plate, MD, Brian A. Boyle, MD Introduction Musculoskeletal disorders are relatively common during the course of HIV infection, although they are more prevalent in the late stages of disease. These disorders cause a significant amount of morbidity, and occasionally mortality, in...
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Acute haemarthrosis of the knee in athletes

Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/75-B/6/945

We made a prospective arthroscopic study of 106 skeletally mature male sportsmen with an average age of 28.35 years (16.8 to 44) who presented with an acute haemarthrosis of the knee due to sporting activities. We excluded those with patellar dislocations, radiographic bone injuries, extra-articular ligamentous lesions or a previous...
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