Knee surgery outcomes linked with education level

(Reuters Health) - Patients who live in low-income communities and lack a college education may have worse pain after knee replacement surgery than their more educated neighbors, a recent study suggests.
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Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Spine Deformity, Volume 6, Issue 6Author(s): Sayf S.A. Faraj, Toon F.M. Boselie, Alba Vila-Casademunt, Marinus de Kleuver, Roderick M. Holewijn, Ibrahim Obeid, Emre Acaroglu, Ahmet Alanay, Frank Kleinstück, Francisco S. Pérez-Grueso, Ferran Pellisé, European Spine Study GroupAbstractStudy DesignRetrospective study of prospectively collected data.ObjectivesThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between apical vertebral axial rotation and pretreatment patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL), disability, and pain in pa...
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionsSpinal deformity is the most common musculoskeletal manifestation of NF1. Cervical lesions are frequently asymptomatic, but patients with thoracolumbar scoliosis, dystrophic features, or a history of laminectomy should have the cervical spine carefully evaluated. For severe and progressive kyphotic deformities, most authors recommend a period of traction followed by a combined anterior-posterior fusion that is instrumented from parallel to parallel vertebra (or six or more levels). Close follow-up is very important because complications and progression are frequent.
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study assessed changes in HRQOL prospectively and compared them to those occurring in AIS.Summary of Background DataThere has been limited evaluation of patient-reported HRQOL changes with operative management of SK.MethodsMedian SRS values for the SK and AIS cohorts were compared using a repeated measure of analysis of variance with age as a covariate and using a Mann-Whitney U nonparametric comparison.ResultsKyphosis was corrected from 73.9° to 45.8° (p
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Most patients with moderate psoriasis receiving apremilast had improved at 6-month follow-up. Safety and tolerability were consistent with the safety profile of apremilast. PMID: 30339049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 October 2018Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Fatma Caylakli
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
PMID: 30335639 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Health Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research
BACK PAIN is experienced by most people at some point in their lives, particularly in the lower back. At times it can be severe and cause a lot of stress and discomfort. Follow these five ways to treat and improve pain in back.
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Authors: Coello-Gómez A, Navarro-Suárez S, Diosdado-Cano JM, Azcárate-Velazquez F, Bargiela-Pérez P, Serrera-Figallo MA, Torres-Lagares D, Gutiérrez-Pérez JL Abstract BACKGROUND: The main objective of the present study is to evaluate the effects and possible benefits with regard to the postoperative period of lower third molar extractions, comparing the intraalveolar application of a bioadhesive gel of 0.2% chlorhexidine (CHX) to the use of a mouthwash with a super-oxidized solution, (SOS) Dermacyn® Wound Care (Oculus Innovative Sciences lnc., California, USA). MATE...
Source: Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal Source Type: research
In this study, a total of 30 patients (14 males and 16 females) with a mean age of 23.9 ± 3.9 were investigated. The incidence of postoperative nausea in women was more than men (p=0.003), also the correlation between the incidence of PON and the surgery duration ≥ 3 hours was statistically significant (p = 0.050). The frequency of postoperative nausea (PON) in the ondansetron group was less than clonidine (53.3% vs 73.3% respectively). There was no postoperative vomiting (POV) in the ondansetron group, but 6.7% of cases in clonidine group suffered POV. Post-operative nausea in ondansetron group occurred signific...
Source: Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal Source Type: research
BLOATED stomach pain can be caused by eating certain foods which are gassy or hard to digest. These three foods are common culprits of stomach cramps and bloating, so cut down on them to avoid abdominal pain.
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