Rheumatoid Arthritis: A systematic approach

(Bentham Science Publishers) The text combines comprehensive and systematic information about the diseases with a collection of diagnostic images. The key feature of the book is the systemic approach towards medical diagnosis in cases based on radiographic imaging. Topics covered in the book include also include osteoarthritis, lupus, myositis, vasculitis, juvenile arthritis, gout, systemic sclerosis, adult onset Still's disease, Beh ç et's disease and so on. Chapters have been contributed by experts in rheumatology.
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Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: Radial head arthroplasty with a monoblock UHMW-PE RHP is safe and effective at short-term follow-up for treating acute unreconstructable radial head fractures with satisfactory functional and radiographic outcomes. Level of Evidence: Level IV.
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Special Focus: Trauma Source Type: research
Conclusions: Nonarticulating antibiotic spacers offer a viable treatment option to stabilize a knee with significant soft-tissue injury and bone loss from explant procedures for infection. Level of Evidence: Level IV.
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
This study aimed to elucidate any connection between central sensitization and ongoing pain after knee replacement surgery and other associated factors. Methods: The population was composed of 182 patients who had undergone TKR, and in follow-up visits from 1 mo to 2 yr after the operation, they were evaluated using the Pressure Pain Threshold (PPTs), the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI), the Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANSS), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and the painDETECT test. Results: Th...
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Background: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is an effective treatment for symptomatic osteoarthritis after failed nonsurgical therapies. Minimizing perioperative complications is critical for faster recovery and shorter hospital stay. The primary aim of this study was to identify predictors of perioperative major complications (MC) and mortality after THA, and to use these predictors to develop a risk scoring system. Methods: The 2006-2016 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was queried for adult patients who underwent primary elective THA performed under general or neuraxial anesthesia. Univar...
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: For one-level ACDF, the anchored cage with screws has some advantage compared to the stand-alone PEEK cage in avoiding dysphagia and restoring disc space height and cervical lordosis. We suggest the anchored spacer may be a good substitute for the stand-alone cage in one-level ACDF. Level of Evidence: Level II
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Editor's note: From its first issue in 1900 through to the present day, AJN has unparalleled archives detailing nurses' work and lives over more than a century. These articles not only chronicle nursing's growth as a profession within the context of the events of the day, but they also reveal prevailing societal attitudes about women, health care, and human rights. Today's nursing school curricula rarely include nursing's history, but it's a history worth knowing. To this end, From the AJN Archives highlights articles selected to fit today's topics and times. In this month's article, from the May 1925 issue, nurse Ellen G...
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: From the AJN Archives: PDF Only Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results indicate that, in addition to previously identified predictors of inadequate physical activity in cancer survivors, having arthritis-related functional limitations is a significant predictor of inadequate physical activity in female adult cancer survivors. Assessment and management of arthritis-related functional limitations by health care providers are needed to facilitate successful adherence to physical activity guidelines.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Authors: Ingawale DK, Mandlik SK Abstract Inflammation is a physiological intrinsic host response to injury meant for removal of noxious stimuli and maintenance of homeostasis. It is a defensive body mechanism that involves immune cells, blood vessels and molecular mediators of inflammation. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are steroidal hormones responsible for regulation of homeostatic and metabolic functions of body. Synthetic GCs are the most useful anti-inflammatory drugs used for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), allergies, multiple sclerosis, te...
Source: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol Source Type: research
ConclusionsGTR of intrabony defects in AgP with either standard or modified CM yielded similarly successful and maintainable clinical benefits for compromised teeth 4  years following the surgery. The use of MPM showed no additional benefit.Clinical relevanceThis study demonstrates that most of the positive outcomes of GTR in AgP may be preserved over 4  years. Periodontitis recurrence might influence long-term outcomes.
Source: Clinical Oral Investigations - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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