Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae: A Cadaveric Investigation of Prevalence and Relation to Lumbar Degenerative Disease
Conclusions: This cadaveric study aids in establishing the prevalence of LSTV (12.7%) in a random population and the frequency of the various Castellvi LSTV morphologies. An association was found between type Ia morphology and L4–L5 osteoarthritis which has not been reported in the past, suggesting that mild LSTV may carry more significance to lumbar pathology than previously considered.
Weight-bearing CT scans can provide new insight into foot and ankle disorders and valuable information for surgical planning.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Might alteration of the gut microbiome by regular use of protein pump inhibitors increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women?Alimentary Pharmacology &Therapeutics
Might HCV treatment have a role in mitigating the risk for developing chronic kidney disease among HIV/HCV co-infected individuals?AIDS
How does sustained virologic response from direct-acting antiviral and interferon-based treatments impact the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma?Journal of Viral Hepatitis
[Foroyaa] Unlike HIV/AIDS which is not transmitted by shaking hands, COVID-19 is highly contagious. Inhaling droplets while a person is coughing, sneezing or even talking, if those chatting are in closed, one could become infected. In the same vein, a person could transfer the virus through hand shake.
CONCLUSION: Anti-NMO assays, made available during the last five years with the help of The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation, have led to a clear jump in the number of cases diagnosed. Major advances in the field of epidemiology, imaging, and pathophysiology of NMO-SD have led to improved patient care and outcome. PMID: 32741562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Supervised progressive resistance training might be of clinical relevance for patients with hip osteoarthritis and was effective in improving patient-reported function, hip-related pain and health-related quality of life. The level of evidence is low and future studies may therefore affect the findings reported herein. PMID: 32741435 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Polypharmacy is prevalent in Denmark with no relevant regional differences. The prevalence of polypharmacy increased with age, and more than half of the population aged ≥ 75 years redeemed prescriptions for> 5 different medicines. The most redeemed medicines among older citizens were against pain and cardiovascular disease. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32741431 [PubMed - in process]
There are many conditions that can be associated with elbow pain. Elbow pain is not usually a serious condition. Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow can also be referred to as lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is an inflammation, soreness or pain on the outside (lateral) area near the elbow (Figure 1). The condition is usually seen in patients who perform manual labor or sports that require twisting and extension of the wrist against resistance. Tennis elbow is often associated with degeneration, irritation, tears and pain of the extensor tendons. Treatment: Treatment of tennis elbow includes ice, wearing an elbow pad, a decrea...
Total joint replacement surgery is among the most commonly performed inpatient procedures in the United States. More than 1,000,000 hip and knee replacements are performed each year, and, with the aging of our population, that number is expected to grow quickly. Despite the general success of such replacements, approximately 20 percent of recipients of well-done replacements are unsatisfied with their surgery, and unmet patient expectations for the procedure are typically an important cause of such dissatisfaction. In fact, one study found that the most important contributing factor to dissatisfaction following total knee ...