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The Clinical Evidence Behind Biologic Therapies Promoted at Annual Orthopaedic Meetings: A Systematic Review.

Arthroscopy 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.. Electronic address:

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to systematically evaluate the available clinical data for biologic therapies promoted for articular cartilage defects and osteoarthritis of the knee at the 2016 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Meeting (AOSSM) and the 2017 Arthroscopy Association of North America meeting (AANA).

Methods: Our sample included all exhibitors at the 2016 AOSSM meeting and 2017 AANA meeting. All biologic products marketed at each conference were identified by reviewing exhibition booths and company websites. Read More

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November 2018

Design and Performance Assessment of a Solid-State Microcooler for Thermal Neuromodulation.

Micromachines (Basel) 2018 Jan 27;9(2). Epub 2018 Jan 27.

CMEMS, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal.

It is well known that neural activity can be modulated using a cooling device. The applications of this technique range from the treatment of medication-resistant cerebral diseases to brain functional mapping. Despite the potential benefits of such technique, its use has been limited due to the lack of suitable thermal modulators. Read More

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January 2018
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Are femoroacetabular impingement tomographic angles associated with the histological assessment of labral tears? A cadaveric study.

PLoS One 2018 21;13(6):e0199352. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Purpose: This study sought to investigate the association between tomographic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) angles and histologically evaluated labral tears. The authors hypothesized that cadavers presenting with cam and pincer morphologies would present a higher prevalence of acetabular labral tears.

Methods: Twenty fresh cadavers were submitted to computed tomography. Read More

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June 2018
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Demographics and rates of surgical arthroscopy and postoperative rehabilitative preferences of arthroscopists from the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).

J Orthop 2018 Jun 7;15(2):591-595. Epub 2018 May 7.

Division of Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery, NY Sportscare, New York, NY, United States.

Survey of 869 arthroscopists regarding joint-specific arthroscopic procedures and postoperative rehabilitative preferences revealed comparable support for use of supervised physical therapy (SPT) and home exercise programs (HEPs) but stronger preference for joint-specific HEP applications (wrist, knee). Among respondents utilizing HEPs, modality of delivery (verbal/handout/web-based) didn't differ by joint, yet only 2.9% utilized web-based HEPs. Read More

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June 2018
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Hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement.

EFORT Open Rev 2018 Apr 26;3(4):121-129. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

American Hip Institute, Westmont, Illinois, USA; Hinsdale Orthopaedics, Westmont, Illinois, USA.

The purpose of this article is to give a general overview of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and how it could be treated arthroscopically, with some details about indications, the procedure itself and some of the complications associated with the surgery.FAI is a dynamic condition of the hip that can be a source of pain and disability and could potentially lead to arthritis.When symptomatic, and if conservative treatment fails, FAI can be addressed surgically. Read More

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My Kind of Town (Chicago Is): Content Collections Optimize Learning Related to the 2018 AANA Annual Meeting.

Arthroscopy 2018 Apr;34(4):1001-1004

The 2018 Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting represents an opportunity to deepen one's understanding of a wide variety of topics. Arthroscopy journal readers have diverse practices and interests, and the meeting is designed to accommodate individual needs. The constructivist learning theory provides that scholars learn in many different ways. Read More

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April 2018
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Synthesis of a bioadsorbent from jute cellulose, and application for aqueous Cd (II) removal.

Carbohydr Polym 2018 Jun 22;189:152-161. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

National Engineering Research Center of Novel Equipment for Polymer Processing, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510641, PR China; The Key Laboratory of Polymer Processing Engineering of the Ministry of Education, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510641, PR China.

A low-cost, high-adsorption-capacity, eco-friendly bioadsorbent for removing Cd from aqueous solution is reported. J-g-P(AM-co-AANa) was prepared by hydrolysis of the grafted copolymer, which was synthesized by free radical polymerization of acrylamide (AM) with jute fibers (JSE) pretreated by continuous screw-extrusion steam explosion. Fourier transform infrared and solid-state C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies, confirmed that amino and carboxylate groups were introduced into J-g-P(AM-co-AANa). Read More

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June 2018
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Management of Isolated Greater Tuberosity Fractures: A Systematic Review.

Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2017 Nov/Dec;46(6):E445-E453

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

As isolated fractures of the greater tuberosity present a therapeutic challenge, we systematically reviewed all studies of greater tuberosity fracture management. Inclusion criteria were level I to IV evidence and 2-year follow-up. Thirteen studies and 429 shoulders were included in our analyses, which compared 3 paired groups: treatment type (nonoperative vs operative), fracture displacement amount (<5 mm vs >5 mm), and surgery type (open vs arthroscopic). Read More

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August 2018
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Surgical Management of Simultaneous Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Patellar Tendon Ruptures: A Systematic Review.

J Knee Surg 2018 Oct 28;31(9):875-883. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

This study performs a systematic review to determine (1) if a significant difference exists in return to preinjury activity level between one- and two-stage treatment of combined anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and patellar tendon (PT) tears; and (2) if a significant difference exists in the number of postoperative complications between the two differing surgical treatment approaches. A systematic review was performed using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines and registered on PROSPERO. MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, SCOPUS, and Sport Discus were searched for English language level I-IV evidence studies on either one- (simultaneous) or two-stage (sequential) surgical treatment of simultaneously sustained ipsilateral ACL and PT tears. Read More

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October 2018
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An In-Depth Analysis of Publication Characteristics of Podium Presentations at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meetings, 2011-2014.

Arthroscopy 2018 03 15;34(3):884-888. Epub 2017 Dec 15.

Department of Orthopedics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, U.S.A.

Purpose: To determine the publication rate of abstracts presented at the annual meetings of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) from 2011 through 2014 and to compare the level of evidence (LoE) between published and unpublished studies.

Methods: A comprehensive search was performed using PubMed and Google Scholar for all abstracts given as podium presentations at the 2011 through 2014 AANA Annual Meetings. A publication rate was calculated from all presented abstracts. Read More

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March 2018
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2017: Alterum Annum Nobilis Arthroscopy (AANA).

Arthroscopy 2017 Dec;33(12):2097-2098

In 2017, the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) continues to be defined. Arthroscopy is an international journal and represents a worldwide Academic Association of Naturally-gifted Arthroscopists (AANA). When we look to the past to better understand the present and to foretell the future, we observe that our cooperative effort, merging surgeons and scientists, researchers and scholars, and authors and readers, has evolved beyond national borders. Read More

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December 2017
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Pro-angiogenic effect of RANTES-loaded polysaccharide-based microparticles for a mouse ischemia therapy.

Sci Rep 2017 Oct 16;7(1):13294. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

INSERM, U1148, Laboratory for Vascular Translational Science, UFR SMBH, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Bobigny, France.

Peripheral arterial disease results from the chronic obstruction of arteries leading to critical hindlimb ischemia. The aim was to develop a new therapeutic strategy of revascularization by using biodegradable and biocompatible polysaccharides-based microparticles (MP) to treat the mouse hindlimb ischemia. For this purpose, we deliver the pro-angiogenic chemokine Regulated upon Activation, Normal T-cell Expressed and Secreted (RANTES)/CCL5 in the mouse ischemic hindlimb, in solution or incorporated into polysaccharide-based microparticles. Read More

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October 2017
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Substrate-Independent Ag-Nanoparticle-Loaded Hydrogel Coating with Regenerable Bactericidal and Thermoresponsive Antibacterial Properties.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2017 Dec 14;9(51):44782-44791. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

College of Polymer Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering, Sichuan University , Chengdu 610065, People's Republic of China.

We report a Ag-nanoparticle (AgNP)-based substrate-independent bactericidal hydrogel coating with thermoresponsive antibacterial property. To attach the hydrogel coating onto model substrate, we first coated ene-functionalized dopamine on the substrate, and then the hydrogel thin layer was formed on the surface via the UV light initiated surface cross-linking copolymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) and sodium acrylate (AANa). Then, Ag ions were adsorbed into the hydrogel layers and reduced to AgNPs by sodium borohydride. Read More

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December 2017
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An Analysis of Duplicate Presentations at the 2014 Through 2016 AOSSM and AANA Annual Meetings.

Orthop J Sports Med 2017 Jul 13;5(7):2325967117718531. Epub 2017 Jul 13.

Department of Orthopedics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA.

Background: Previous studies have shown a high incidence of duplicate presentations at research conferences within different medical disciplines.

Purpose: To determine the rate and analyze characteristics of duplicate presentations at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Annual Meetings.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Read More

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July 2017
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Don't Miss the Meeting: Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Scientific Meeting Reveals Timely and Unique Content.

Arthroscopy 2017 Apr;33(4):691-692

The Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) is notable for timely presentation of innovative research and development. In addition, much of what is presented at the Annual Meeting is never published in Arthroscopy journal. Readers are encouraged to attend the AANA meeting to keep up with the discussion and debate. Read More

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April 2017
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In Defense of Values.

Authors:
Brad Verhulst

AANA J 2016 Oct;84(5):305-308

Research associate in statistical genetics at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

P values have become the scapegoat for a wide variety of problems in science. P values are generally over-emphasized, often incorrectly applied, and in some cases even abused. However, alternative methods of hypothesis testing will likely fall victim to the same criticisms currently leveled at P values if more fundamental changes are not made in the research process. Read More

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October 2016
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AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists-Part 5-Use of Tranexamic Acid in Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage.

AANA J 2016 Dec;84(6):427-438

Department of Nurse Anesthetist Practice at Florida International University College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Miami, Florida.

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) continues to be a serious complication in both developed and underdeveloped countries. It remains the leading cause of maternal mortality in underdeveloped countries. Implementation of the World Health Organization guidelines of PPH treatment has reduced mortality. Read More

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December 2016
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Laryngeal Mask Airway and Valsalva Maneuver During Ophthalmic Surgery: A Case Report.

AANA J 2016 Dec;84(6):423-425

Anesthesiology Department at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

The use of a supraglottic airway, also called laryngeal mask airway (LMA), is gaining in popularity for delivery of general anesthesia in certain situations and is shown to be safe. Use of infraglottic airways (tracheal tubes) allows for positive pressure ventilation and maneuvers, such as holding continuous positive pressure in the airway to check for pleural and dural leaks. We describe the successful use of the LMA (Teleflex Inc) for general anesthesia, in which continuous positive airway pressure of 15 cm H2O held for 20 seconds allowed the neurosurgeon to identify the site of a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and successfully repair the leak. Read More

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December 2016
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Laryngospasm as a Cause of Unsuccessful Placement of Laryngeal Mask Airway ProSeal: A Case Report.

AANA J 2016 Dec;84(6):420-422

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University College of Medical Sciences.

Laryngospasm is a potential complication encountered during anesthesia using a laryngeal mask airway (LMA). We report a case in which laryngospasm resulted in unsuccessful placement of an LMA ProSeal Airway (Teleflex Inc), and we discuss the various causes of unsuccessful placement of this type of airway device. Laryngospasm causes increased resistance to gas flow by inducing closure of vocal cords, aryepiglottic fold, and periglottic tissue. Read More

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December 2016
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Low-Dose Vasopressin and Analogues to Treat Intraoperative Refractory Hypotension in Patients Prescribed Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors Undergoing General Anesthesia: A Systematic Review.

AANA J 2016 Dec;84(6):413-419

University at Buffalo School of Nursing, Buffalo, New York.

This review assessed the utility of vasopressin and vasopressin analogues for the treatment of refractory hypotension associated with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in the perioperative setting. A systematic review of the literature was conducted using MEDLINE, Embase, and ProQuest. Six randomized controlled trials met eligibility criteria. Read More

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December 2016
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A Patient Safety Dilemma: Obesity in the Surgical Patient.

AANA J 2016 Dec;84(6):404-412

Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina.

Patient safety and the delivery of quality care are major concerns for healthcare in the United States. Special populations (eg, obese patients) need study in order to support patient safety, quantify risks, advance education for healthcare-workers, and establish healthcare policy. Obesity is a complex chronic disease and is considered the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States with approximately 300,000 deaths per year. Read More

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December 2016
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Exploring Strategies to Increase and Sustain Membership in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

AANA J 2016 Dec;84(6):396-403

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists in Park Ridge, Illinois.

The total numbers of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the United States and members of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) have risen to an all-time high. However, the percentage of CRNAs who are AANA members has been slowly declining since 2006, particularly among newly certified nurse anesthetists. To develop new strategies to increase and sustain CRNA membership, the AANA conducted a translational research project that explored evidence-based determinants of individuals' decisions to join professional associations, current membership practices and patterns, results of a recent member needs survey, and socialization of student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) into the AANA. Read More

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December 2016
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Legal Briefs: Navigating the "Captain of the Ship" Argument.

Authors:
Mark J Silberman

AANA J 2016 Dec;84(6):392-394

Duane Morris LLP, Chicago, Illinois.

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December 2016
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Guest Editorial: Active Shooter: Are We Complacent?

Authors:
Brenda Wands

AANA J 2016 Dec;84(6):388-390

Department of Nurse Anesthesia at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

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December 2016
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Postoperative Rehabilitation After Rotator Cuff Repair: A Web-Based Survey of AANA and AOSSM Members.

Orthop J Sports Med 2017 Jan 30;5(1):2325967116684775. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Background: Postoperative rehabilitation after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR) remains controversial and suffers from limited high-quality evidence. Therefore, appropriate use criteria must partially depend on expert opinion.

Hypothesis/purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine and report on the standard and modified rehabilitation protocols after ARCR used by member orthopaedic surgeons of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). Read More

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January 2017
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Accredited Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Websites: An Updated Assessment of Accessibility and Content.

Orthop J Sports Med 2017 Jan 27;5(1):2325967116683942. Epub 2017 Jan 27.

Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Background: A substantial number of orthopaedic surgeons apply for sports medicine fellowships after residency completion. The Internet is one of the most important resources applicants use to obtain information about fellowship programs, with the program website serving as one of the most influential sources. The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), San Francisco Match (SFM), and Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) maintain databases of orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship programs. Read More

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January 2017

Consensus Bundle on Prevention of Surgical Site Infections After Major Gynecologic Surgery.

AANA J 2017 Feb 6;85(1):1-12. Epub 2017 Feb 6.

Health Policy and strategic Health Care Initiatives, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC.

Surgical site infections are the most common complication of surgery in the United states. Of surgeries in women of reproductive age, hysterectomy is one of the most frequently performed, second only to cesarean birth. Therefore, prevention of surgical site infections in women undergoing gynecologic surgery is an ideal topic for a patient safety bundle. Read More

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February 2017
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Publication Rates of Podium Presentation Abstracts at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meetings 2004-2012.

Arthroscopy 2017 Jan 24. Epub 2017 Jan 24.

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Purpose: To determine the publication rates of podium presentation abstracts at the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) annual scientific meetings from 2004 to 2012.

Methods: A database of podium presentation abstracts at the annual meetings of the AANA was compiled. Abstract presentations that reached manuscript publication were determined by a PubMed search of the MEDLINE database and Google Scholar. Read More

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January 2017
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Publication Rates of Podium Versus Poster Presentations at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Meetings 2008-2012.

Arthroscopy 2017 Jan 6;33(1):6-11. Epub 2016 Oct 6.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.. Electronic address:

Purpose: To analyze the publication rate of poster and podium presentations at Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) annual meetings from 2008 to 2012.

Methods: An online search using PubMed and Google Scholar for all published manuscripts associated with abstracts presented from 2008 to 2012 AANA annual meetings was performed. Abstracts were classified by presentation type (poster vs podium), and the journal and publication date were recorded for all published abstracts. Read More

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January 2017
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The Arthroscopy Association of North America Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship: A 10-Year History.

Arthroscopy 2016 10;32(10):2179-2184

In its brief 10-year existence, the Arthroscopy Association of North America Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship has quickly established itself as the paramount educational experience for aspiring young surgeons in sports medicine and arthroscopy. The Traveling Fellowship is structured as a 10-day experience with visits to 3 host sites and culminates at the AANA Annual Meeting. With 4 selected fellows and an honorary "Godfather," the Traveling Fellowship affords a unique and invaluable opportunity to forge enduring friendships and rare mentorships with established leaders in the field of Arthroscopy. Read More

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October 2016
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Hip labral repair: options and outcomes.

Authors:
Joshua D Harris

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2016 Dec;9(4):361-367

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, 6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower, Suite 2500, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

The importance of the acetabular labrum has been increasingly recognized, playing a critical role in both normal anatomy and abnormal pathology of the hip joint. The labrum increases acetabular surface area and volume, providing a stable and durable articulation. The fibrocartilaginous composition affords a tissue capable of a lifetime of normal function in the absence of significant osseous pathology. Read More

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December 2016
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The Evolution of a Peer Assistance Network for Nurse Anesthetists' Substance Use Disorder.

J Addict Nurs 2016 Jul-Sep;27(3):218-20

Linda Stone, DNP, CRNA, Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia/University of North Carolina Greensboro, and AANA Peer Assistance Advisors Committee, Chair, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Raleigh, North Carolina. Diana Quinlan, CRNA, MA, AANA Peer Assistance Advisors Committee, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Jacksonville, Florida. Julie A. Rice, BA, AANA Health & Wellness and Peer Assistance Programs, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Park Ridge, Illinois. Elizabeth Laura Wright, PhD, CRNA, AANA Peer Assistance Advisors Committee, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Birmingham, Alabama.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists has a long history of providing peer support for its members with substance use disorder (SUD). The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists' Peer Assistance Advisors Committee (PAAC) is a group of certified registered nurse anesthetist volunteers who strive to promote the awareness of SUD through education and research and provide support to certified registered nurse anesthetists and students with this disease. During the committee's 33-year history, educational outreach to nurse anesthesia educational programs and anesthesia workplaces has expanded, the peer support network has been strengthened, resources and guidelines have been developed, and research related to SUD has been conducted in an effort to accomplish these goals. Read More

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March 2017
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Tranexamic Acid in Anesthetic Management of Surgical Procedures.

AANA J 2016 Jun;84(3):201-9

Blood loss during surgical procedures poses a grave risk to the patient, but transfusion is costly and associated with adverse outcomes. Antifibrinolytics, however, offer an economical and effective means of decreasing blood loss associated with surgical procedures. Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic that blocks lysine-binding sites of fibrinogen and fibrin, preventing the breakdown of existing clots. Read More

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June 2016
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Unknown Pseudocholinesterase Deficiency in a Patient Undergoing TIVA with Planned Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring: A Case Report.

Authors:
Candace Binkley

AANA J 2016 Jun;84(3):198-200

Pseudocholinesterase abnormalities are a genetic cause of aberrant metabolism of the depolarizing muscle relaxant succinylcholine. This article examines a case where succinylcholine was chosen to facilitate intubation due to its ultra short duration and the request of the surgeon to monitor motor evoked potentials. Following succinylcholine administration the neurophysiologist was unable to obtain motor evoked potentials. Read More

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June 2016
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Preventive Dorzolamide-Timolol for Rising Intraocular Pressure During Steep Trendelenburg Position Surgery.

AANA J 2016 Jun;84(3):189-96

The study purpose was to evaluate preventive use of dorzolamide-timolol ophthalmic solution (Cosopt) during laparoscopic surgery with the patient in steep Trendelenburg (ST) position. Periorbital swelling, venous congestion, and elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) may produce low ocular perfusion. Prompt IOP reduction is important because 30- to 40-minute episodes of acute IOP elevations can result in retinal ganglion cell dysfunction. Read More

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June 2016
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Anesthetic Considerations of Stiff-Person Syndrome: A Case Report.

AANA J 2016 Jun;84(3):181-7

Stiff-person syndrome (SPS) is a neurologic disorder characterized by painful involuntary episodes of severe muscle rigidity affecting the axial muscles and extremities. Although the etiology of SPS is unknown, it is suspected to involve the synthesis of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Symptoms of SPS are precipitated by sudden unexpected movements, noises, and stress. Read More

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June 2016
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The Jehovah's Witness Population: Considerations for Preoperative Optimization of Hemoglobin.

AANA J 2016 Jun;84(3):173-8

Most members of the Jehovah's Witness community refuse blood transfusions, and there are variations in what alternatives they will accept depending on their personal decisions. To provide culturally competent care, healthcare providers need to be knowledgeable about substitutions for blood administration as well as the risks and benefits of available alternatives so that they can inform their patients. It has been recognized in the literature that preoperative optimization of hemoglobin levels with alternative treatment modalities through a multidisciplinary approach can improve clinical outcomes in patients who refuse blood products. Read More

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June 2016
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Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Plastic Surgery: A Literature Review.

AANA J 2016 Jun;84(3):167-72

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major health concern because it increases morbidity and mortality after a surgical procedure. A number of well-defined, evidence-based guidelines are available delineating suitable use of prophylaxis to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Despite the available literature, there are clear gaps between recommendations and clinical practice, affecting the incidence of VTE. Read More

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June 2016
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Effects of a 30-mL Epidural Normal Saline Bolus on Time to Full Motor Recovery in Parturients Who Received Patient-Controlled Epidural Analgesia With 0.125% Bupivacaine With 2 µg/mL of Fentanyl.

AANA J 2016 Jun;84(3):159-65

Previous research suggests that an epidural bolus of 30 mL of normal saline after vaginal delivery may decrease the time for recovery from motor block. A double-blind, randomized controlled study was conducted in 46 parturients to determine if a 30-mL normal saline bolus or sham administered via epidural approach after delivery reduces the time to full motor recovery and the time to 2-dermatome regression. No significant difference was found in time to full motor recovery (saline group 83. Read More

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June 2016
12 Reads

Response.

AANA J 2016 Jun;84(3):155

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June 2016
8 Reads

On Combat Anesthesia.

Authors:
Karl Kammer

AANA J 2016 Jun;84(3):155

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June 2016
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Does the Level of Evidence of Paper Presentations at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meetings From 2006-2010 Correlate With the 5-Year Publication Rate or the Impact Factor of the Publishing Journal?

Arthroscopy 2017 Jan 21;33(1):12-18. Epub 2016 Jul 21.

Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of paper (podium) presentations at the 2006-2010 Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) annual scientific meetings that were ultimately published in a peer-reviewed journal. Furthermore, we aimed to evaluate whether the level of evidence correlated with the publication rate of these presentations or the impact factor (IF) of the publishing journal.

Methods: Paper presentations from the 2006-2010 AANA annual meetings were included for evaluation. Read More

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January 2017
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Answering the call to address chronic pain in military service members and veterans: Progress in improving pain care and restoring health.

Nurs Outlook 2016 Sep-Oct;64(5):459-84. Epub 2016 Jun 9.

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) in military and veteran populations mirrors the experience of chronic pain in America; however, these two populations have unique characteristics and comorbid conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, postconcussive syndrome, posttraumatic stress disorder, and behavioral health disorders that complicate the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. Military members and veterans may also be stigmatized about their conditions and experience problems with integration back into healthy lifestyles and society as a whole following deployments and after military service. The military and veteran health care systems have made chronic pain a priority and have made substantial strides in addressing this condition through advances in practice, education, research, and health policy. Read More

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May 2017
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Thromboelastography: Clinical Application, Interpretation, and Transfusion Management.

AANA J 2016 Apr;84(2):129-34

The coagulation cascade is a dynamic process dependent on many factors. It involves interaction between primary hemostasis, platelet clot formation, secondary hemostasis, thrombin generation, and fibrinolysis. The assessment of this process is particularly important in the surgical patient to properly manage hemostatic issues. Read More

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April 2016
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Using a Structured Assessment Tool to Evaluate Nontechnical Skills of Nurse Anesthetists.

AANA J 2016 Apr;84(2):122-7

Nontechnical skills are critical for good anesthetic practice but are seldom addressed explicitly in clinical training. The purposes of this study were (1) to evaluate the reliability and validity of the observation-based assessment tool Nurse Anaesthetists' Non-Technical Skills system (N-ANTS) and (2) to evaluate the effect of training nurse anesthetist supervisors in the use of N-ANTS. This system comprises a global rating score, 4 categories, and 15 elements to rate nurse anesthetists' nontechnical skills. Read More

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April 2016
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Use of Personal Electronic Devices by Nurse Anesthetists and the Effects on Patient Safety.

AANA J 2016 Apr;84(2):114-9

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) provide high-quality patient care to ensure patient safety. Strict vigilance and prompt response is required of the CRNA to make critical decisions. Distractions during anesthesia delivery may threaten patient safety. Read More

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April 2016
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Design of an Evidence-Based "Second Victim" Curriculum for Nurse Anesthetists.

AANA J 2016 Apr;84(2):107-13

The "second victim" phenomenon--when a healthcare provider experiences adverse events because of the adverse events of a patient--is not well known or understood among healthcare professionals, including Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). No published research is currently available on the impact of second victim specifically in CRNAs, but it is known that second victim poses major challenges for healthcare professionals. Therefore, it is important to acknowledge its occurrence and to develop an educational curriculum based on the available evidence in order to promote peer and organizational support infrastructures. Read More

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April 2016
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