Vertebral Column Resection for Post Tuberculosis Severe Kyphotic deformity: Results of 5 year follow-up

This study was undertaken to evaluate the results, efficacy and safety of this technique.MethodsDeformity correction of 16 patients was done during January 2012 to December 2014. All patients underwent posterior only approach for vertebral column resection at peri-apical region, posterior instrumentation with pedicular screws and anterior reconstruction using mesh cage. Postoperative X-ray films were evaluated. All patients were followed up at six weeks, 12 weeks, 18 weeks, six months and yearly thereafter. At follow-up patients were evaluated neurologically and radio-graphically.ResultsMean age of the patients was 19.43 years. (Range 3-37) An average 1.62 vertebrae were excised and 5.93 vertebral levels were instrumented. Mean blood loss was 1013ml and the mean duration of surgery was 6.78 hours. The decrease in mean kyphotic deformity from preoperative 90.08⁰ to postoperative 38.06⁰ was statistically significant. (P
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Dalton Trans., 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0DT01365J, PerspectiveLuiz Gonzaga Fran ça de França Lopes, Edinilton Muniz Carvalho, Eduardo Henrique Silva Sousa Medicinal inorganic chemists have provided many strategies to tackle a myriad of diseases, pushing forward the frontiers of pharmacology. As an example, the fight against tuberculosis (TB), an infectious bacterial... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Conclusion: The burden of disease (BD) increased by 1.6% from 1990 to 2015. The main causes were migraine, CVD, and NE. ADD and NSC doubled the DALY in this period. These diseases represent a significant cause of disability attributable to the increase in the life expectancy of our population among other factors. Priority actions should be taken to prevent and treat these causes.RESUMEN Introducci ón: Los indicadores de carga de la enfermedad evalúan el impacto que producen las enfermedades en una población. Integran la mortalidad y discapacidad en un solo indicador. Esto permite fijar prioridades para...
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Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Volume 21Author(s): Lebogang Kenaope, Hannetjie Ferreira, Faheem Seedat, Kennedy Otwombe, Neil A. Martinson, Ebrahim Variava
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CONCLUSIONS: Pulmonary fibrosis may develop early in patients with COVID-19 after hospital discharge. Older patients with severe illness during treatment were more prone to develop fibrosis according to thin-section CT results. PMID: 32474479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusion and Future Directions The ECM model has produced a wealth of information on CM pathogenesis in mice with the aim to find an adjunctive therapy for HCM but its validity has been questioned. However, several investigators have provided a critical and evidence-based defense of this model (17, 128–131) and from knowledge gained from it, numerous laboratories have tested preclinical therapeutic interventions. Many have demonstrated efficacy at blocking the development of ECM but disappointingly, in a majority of cases, this was only found when administered before or early post infection and prior to the onset ...
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A young boy from the Philippines with leprosy. The chronic disease is curable, and if treated in time disabilities related to the disease can be averted. Courtesy: moyerphotos/CC By 2.0By Elisio MuchangaMAPUTO, Jul 30 2018 (IPS)In the first six months of this year, the southern African nation of Mozambique has already registered 300 more cases of leprosy, some 951 cases, than it registered for the whole of 2017.The country, which had previously eliminated the chronic disease in 2008, is receiving funding from the Nippon Foundation—a non-profit philanthropic organisation from Japan that is active in many countrie...
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 10.2 Tuberculosis Source Type: research
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