AHRA: Most practices still use CR, despite pay cut

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AbstractPurposeRevision of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is technically demanding but can be performed with computer navigation system guidance. The purpose of this study was (1) to compare the outcomes of revision of UKA to TKA to those of primary TKA and (2) to describe a surgical technique for the revision of UKA to TKA using a navigation system.MethodsFrom May 2011 to April 2014, a total of 298 knees underwent primary navigation-assisted TKA (group 1), and navigation-assisted UKA revision to TKA was performed in 15 patients (group 2). One to three propensity score matching wa...
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionHybrid fixation for treating osteochondritis dissecans lesions of the femoral condyles using mechanical and biological fixation provides healing of the osteochondral fragments with good long-term outcomes. No significant osteoarthritic change was seen with this technique at a mid-term follow-up.Level of evidenceIV —case series.
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis is the first report describing objective clinical and radiographic responses following immunotherapy for widely metastatic sebaceous carcinoma. The dramatic therapeutic response to pembrolizumab was associated with peripheral blood circulating memory T cells and mature Natural Killer cells after 6  months (24 weeks) of therapy. This report supports prospective clinical trials of anti-PD1 checkpoint blockade for metastatic sebaceous carcinoma.
Source: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
OBJECTIVES: To compare the results respectively obtained from the utilization of 60% barium sulfate suspension and Iohexol as contrast agents for videofluoroscopic swallowing studies and the relationship between the clinical application of the two kinds of contrast agents and the incidence of pneumonia. METHODS: Sixty cases of stroke patients with dysphagia were selected in rehabilitation department of our hospital, and the gender, age, position of the disease, and stroke nature between groups had no significant difference. Among which, 30 patients who were administered 350 mgI/ml Iohexol, and the other 30 patients with 60...
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Our aim was to radiographically and histologically characterize the tongue base tissues removed after robotic surgery and to analyze their relationship with polysomnographic measurements in obstructive sleep apnea.
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn the present study, stem subsidence was significantly higher in the collarless group compared to collared stems. No anatomical parameter (CFI and CFR) could be identified as risk factor for subsidence. Neither age nor BMI influenced subsidence in this cohort. Still, subgroup analysis indicated a sex-dependent role of BMI. Prospective studies of large cohorts should address the problem of subsidence in the future.Level of evidenceRetrospective therapeutic study, Level IV.
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Spinal curvature in the sagittal plane is associated with poor health related outcomes with age, such as decreased mobility, respiratory problems and increased mortality [1]. The gold standard for measuring sagittal spine curvature is the modified Cobb angle obtained from a lateral radiograph of the spine [2]; however, it is expensive and employed restrictively due to radiation exposure. Other widely accepted non-invasive methods, such as the flexicurve and Debrunner ’s kyphometer, have been shown to have high reliability and moderate validity in the thoracic kyphosis measurement [3], indicating space exists for a mo...
Source: Gait and Posture - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Short communication Source Type: research
Conclusion These results may suggest promoting systematic CXR theoretical training course in the curriculum of radiology residents.
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2018 Source:Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Author(s): A. Blum, A. Noël, D. Regent, N. Villani, R. Gillet, P. Gondim Teixeira Tomosynthesis is an imaging technique that uses standard X-ray equipment with digital flat panel detectors to create tomographic images from very low-dose projections obtained at different angles. These images are parallel to the plane of the detector. Filtered back-projection or iterative reconstruction algorithms can be used to produce them. Iterative reconstruction used with a metal artifact reduction algorithm reduces metal artifacts, and the...
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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