Surgery 2021 Feb 27. Epub 2021 Feb 27.
Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI; Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI. Electronic address: https://twitter.com/jzayanian.
PLoS One 2021 11;16(5):e0251128. Epub 2021 May 11.
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America.
While firefighters currently have low smoking rates, rates of smokeless tobacco (SLT) use among this population are remarkably high and substantially greater than similar occupational groups, and the general population. This study explored determinants associated with SLT use, barriers to cessation, and motivators for SLT cessation in the fire service. Key informant interviews were conducted in 23 career firefighters who were current (n = 14) and former (n = 9) SLT users from across the U. Read More
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.
Palmer College of Chiropractic, United States.
Objective: A mixed methods, randomized controlled trial comparing short- and long-term chiropractic care and exercise therapy for spinal disability in older adults found no between-group differences in the primary outcome. However, those who received long-term management reported greater improvement in neck pain, self-efficacy, function, and balance. This nested qualitative study explored participants' perceptions of the benefits and drawbacks of chiropractic and exercise for spine-related outcomes, with an emphasis on understanding what makes treatment for spine-related problems worthwhile. Read More
Cureus 2021 Apr 7;13(4):e14342. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Okayama, JPN.
Recently, the "Choosing Wisely" initiative has gained traction and high-value care has garnered attention. However, the actual situation of high-value care is different between developed and developing countries. To elucidate this, we highlight the differences between the high-value care provided by healthcare systems in Japan and Myanmar, as representations of developed and developing countries, respectively. Read More
HSS J 2021 Feb 21;17(1):51-58. Epub 2021 Feb 21.
Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA.
With the increase in technological advances over the years, telehealth services in orthopedic surgery have gained in popularity, yet adoption among surgeons has been slow. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, orthopedic surgery practices nationwide have accelerated adaptation to telemedicine. Telehealth can be effectively applied to total joint arthroplasty, with the ability to perform preoperative consultations, postoperative follow-up, and telerehabilitation in a virtual, remote manner with similar outcomes to in-person visits. Read More