190,986 results match your criteria Femoral Neck Fracture Imagings
FASEB J 2018 Dec 6:fj201801463R. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC) Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR) 7178, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.
Bone loss and immune dysregulation are among the main adverse outcomes of spaceflight challenging astronaut's health and safety. However, consequences on B-cell development and responses are still under-investigated. To fill this gap, we used advanced proteomics analysis of femur bone and marrow to compare mice flown for 1 mo on board the BION-M1 biosatellite, followed or not by 1 wk of recovery on Earth, to control mice kept on Earth. Read More
Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):163-166
Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología, Hospital de Sabadell. Institut Universitari Parc Taulí Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, España.
We present the case of an 81-year-old woman who was followed up by the Rheumatology Service for osteoporosis and treated with bisphosphonates for more than five years. She reported a fracture of the distal third of the contralateral femur by a low energy mechanism, treated with retrograde intramedullary nailing the previous year. She presented a clinic of cruralgia and left gonalgia, without previous trauma. Read More
Acta Ortop Mex 2018 May-Jun;32(3):126-130
Centro de Evaluación de Tecnologías, Universidad CES, Medellín, Colombia.
Introduction: Cephalomedullary nails are used for the treatment of hip fractures; however, there are few studies that allow identifying data on the complications of the use of these devices and the results in terms of restoration of the functionality of the patient.
Methods: A cross-sectional study of patients with femur fracture was conducted during the period from January 2008 to December 2012. Data on demographic and clinical variables were collected. Read More
Clin Anat 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.
Introduction: We compared the spatial distribution of tibiofemoral cartilage change between individuals who will develop accelerated knee osteoarthritis (KOA) versus typical onset of KOA prior to the development of radiographic KOA.
Materials And Methods: We conducted a longitudinal case-control analysis of 129 individuals from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. We assessed the percent change in tibiofemoral cartilage on magnetic resonance images at 36 informative locations from two to one year prior to the development of accelerated (n=44) versus typical KOA (n=40). Read More
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Department of Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
Objectives: Idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ION) is a common complication of SLE associated with CS therapy. Although the pathogenesis of ION involves local bone ischaemia favoured by thrombophilia, the involvement of aPL in lupus ION remains to be elucidated. We have previously reported the aPL score (aPL-S) as a quantitative marker of aPL and the development of thrombotic events in autoimmune diseases. Read More
Acta Bioeng Biomech 2018 ;20(4):31-42
Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, New Delhi, India.
Purpose: Deep freezing and storing in formalin are some of the common techniques of human tissue preservation. However, the preservation modes affect the biomechanical properties of the tissues. In this work, the effects of the above-stated preservation tech- niques are compared with that of fresh cadaveric samples. Read More
Acta Bioeng Biomech 2018 ;20(4):153-164
Institute of Precision Mechanics, Departament of Mechanical Properties, Warsaw, Poland.
Purpose: The goal of the study was to determine the influence of the penetrator geometry on the human cancellous bone mechanical properties in indentation tests. The aim of this research was also the assessment of the material properties of bone structures, having in mind the energy aspects of the curve obtained in the cycle: inelastic loading and elastic unloading.
Methods: The samples were resected from a femoral heads of patients qualified for a hip replacement surgery. Read More
Scand J Surg 2018 Dec 6:1457496918816928. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
1 Heart Center, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland.
Background And Aims:: Cardiovascular complications are common in hip fracture patients but the role of fracture type and operative method in these is unclear. This prospective cohort study aimed to evaluate the impact of fracture- and operative characteristics on perioperative cardiovascular complications and prognosis in unselected hip fracture patients.
Material And Methods:: During a 7-month trial registration period, a population of 197 consecutive hip fracture patients (median age 84 years) diagnosed with femoral neck or pertrochanteric fracture was formed. Read More
Hip Int 2018 Dec 6:1120700018815404. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
4 Depaetment of Orthopaedics, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden.
Purpose:: We present a randomised clinical study using 18F-fluoride positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-PET/CT) to analyse the osteoblastic part of bone metabolism (new bone mineralisation) in periprosthetic bone adjacent to femoral stems following total hip arthoplasty (THA) surgery. Patients with hip osteoarthritis were randomly assigned to THA surgery with cemented or uncemented femoral components.
Patients And Methods:: THA was performed on 26 patients (26 cases) with hip osteoarthritis. Read More
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus Stuttgart, Auerbachstrasse 110, 70376, Stuttgart, Germany.
Objective: The objective of the current study was to evaluate the effect of a quality management system on treatment and care delivery of proximal femoral fractures. Specifically, our hypothesis was that the "plan-do-check-act (PDCA)" philosophy of the ISO 9001 quality management system results in a continuous improvement process.
Methods: 1015 proximal femoral fractures were prospectively included into a hip fracture database over a 5-year period, after a restructuring process with implementation of clinical pathways and standard operation procedures. Read More
Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, via Pupilli n1, 40136, Bologna, Italy.
Introduction: Combining massive bone allograft and vascularized fibula in intercalary reconstruction following resection of bone tumors represents a complex reconstructive procedure that requires specialists in microvascular surgery as well as orthopedic surgery. The purpose of our study was to examine the outcomes using this surgical technique in patients with bone tumors in terms of oncologic results, complications related to surgery, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) scores and duration of surgery.
Materials And Methods: We analyzed 81 patients with femoral or tibial sarcomas who underwent intercalary resection and microsurgical reconstruction with massive bone allograft and vascularized fibula. Read More
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
Interventional Radiology Service - Department of Radiology, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, VIC, 3084, Australia.
Purpose: Aortic dissection is a complex condition with high morbidity and mortality. Endovascular treatments including percutaneous fenestration can be used to manage branch vessel ischaemia or risk of aortic rupture. A variety of techniques for aortic fenestration have been described. Read More
J Pain Res 2018 8;11:2821-2826. Epub 2018 Nov 8.
School of Medicine, Jiaxing University, Jiaxing 314000, Zhejiang, China,
Background: Postoperative agitation after general anesthesia is a common complication in children; however, pain or uncomfortable feeling is the main reason of emergence agitation. Here, we have investigated the effects of fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) combined with general laryngeal mask airway (LMA) anesthesia in children undergoing femoral surgery.
Methods: Eighty children undergoing femoral surgery were randomly divided into two groups: FICB + LMA group and control group (n=40). Read More
Nat Commun 2018 Dec 5;9(1):5169. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100044, Beijing, China.
Medullary bone is an ephemeral type of bone tissue, today found only in sexually mature female birds, that provides a calcium reservoir for eggshell formation. The presence of medullary bone-like tissues in extant birds, pterosaurs, and dinosaurs distantly related to birds shows that caution must be exercised before concluding that fossils bear medullary bone. Here we describe a new specimen of pengornithid enantiornithine from the Lower Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation. Read More
Injury 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
Hip Department - Orthopedic and Trauma v, I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Donato, 20097, San Donato Mil.se, Milan, Italy; Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Canada.
An infected non-union is a major and potentially devastating complication following bone fractures. It is often debilitating for the patients, physically and psychologically, because of its long healing period and emotional toll on patient and caregivers. Different surgical procedures (in one or two stages) are described in literature for its treatment. Read More
Injury 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
Orthopaedics and Trauma Unit, Emergency Department, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Largo R. Benzi 10-16132, Genoa, Italy.
Septic nonunion is one of the most serious complications after an open fracture because both the infection and the bone defect need to be dealt with. Treatment is always protracted and expensive, and the result is uncertain. In the 1980s, Masquelet first described the technique of the induced membrane and autologous bone grafting to manage critical bone defects. Read More
Injury 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Department of Traumatology, IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital, Milano, Italy.
The large bone defect treatment is a challenge issue in modern orthopaedic trauma surgery. One of the most used technique is the Masquelet's technique. In this case report we used a modified Masquelet technique to fill a six centimeters bone gap in the proximal femur. Read More
Ugeskr Laeger 2018 Nov;180(48)
In females, approximately 75% of groin hernias are inguinal hernias, and 25% are femoral. However, all groin hernias in women should be considered potential femoral hernias due to the difficult preoperative diagnosis of hernia type and the high incidence of femoral hernias. Complications following an untreated femoral hernia are unacceptable, which is why, watchful waiting is not recommended in women. Read More
Biosensors (Basel) 2018 Dec 4;8(4). Epub 2018 Dec 4.
Biocrede Inc., Plymouth, MI 48170, USA.
We present an animal model used to evaluate the in vivo performance of electrochemical amperometric continuous lactate sensors compared to blood gas instruments. Electrochemical lactate sensors were fabricated, placed into 5 Fr central venous catheters (CVCs), and paired with wireless potentiostat devices. Following in vivo evaluation and calibration, sensors were placed within the jugular and femoral veins of a porcine subject as a preliminary assessment of in vivo measurement accuracy. Read More
Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University Langone Health.
Background: Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) support can be associated with significant deconditioning due to the requirement for strict bedrest as a result of femoral arterial cannulation. In order to address this issue, we evaluated our experience with ambulation in patients with peripheral femoral cannulation for VA-ECMO.
Methods: All patients that were peripherally cannulated for VA-ECMO over a two year period were retrospectively reviewed. Read More
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.
5 Premier Applied Sciences, Premier, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina.
Objective: Reproductive events have been linked with increased cardiovascular risk in women, but whether they are associated with pre-clinical peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has been understudied. We evaluated associations between reproductive factors and later-life ankle-brachial index (ABI), femoral artery intima-media thickness (fIMT), and femoral plaques.
Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of 707 multiethnic women who participated in a follow-up exam of the San Diego Population Study in 2007-2011. Read More
J Bone Miner Res 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, USA.
Romosozumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds and inhibits sclerostin, has the dual effect of increasing bone formation and decreasing bone resorption. As previously reported in the pivotal FRActure study in postmenopausal woMen with ostEoporosis (FRAME), women with a T-score of ≤ -2.5 at the total hip or femoral neck received subcutaneous placebo or romosozumab once monthly for 12 months, followed by open-label subcutaneous denosumab every 6 months for an additional 12 months. Read More
Am J Hypertens 2018 Dec 2. Epub 2018 Dec 2.
Department of Nutrition, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil.
Background: To analyze the relationship between early life indicators, blood pressure (BP) and arterial stiffness in childhood, in three samples with different bio-cultural characteristics.
Methods: The total sample included 520 schoolchildren 9-10 years of age from Madrid (Spain), Vitória (Brazil) and Luanda (Angola). Height and weight, BP and carotid-femoral Pulse Wave Velocity (cf-PWV) were measured, all by 1 observer in each site, BMI was calculated. Read More
Poult Sci 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Department of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA.
Bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO) is a leading cause of lameness in broilers. Infrared thermography (IRT) is a noninvasive technique for measuring infrared radiation from an object and can be used to evaluate clinical health. Two replicated studies compared the effect of light intensity on broilers grown on a wire flooring model that experimentally increased their susceptibility to and incidence of BCO lameness. Read More
Clin Orthop Relat Res 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.
F. Schmaranzer, E. F. Liechti, M. Tannast, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland L. Arendt, K. Nuss, B. von Rechenberg, M. Tannast, Musculoskeletal Research Unit (MSRU), Equine Hospital, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland P. R. Kircher, Department of Small Animals, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.
Background: Biochemical MRI of hip cartilage such as delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage (dGEMRIC) and T2 mapping is increasingly used to judge cartilage quality in the assessment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). The current evidence is sparse about which of these techniques yields a stronger correlation with histologic cartilage degeneration because of the difficulty in validating biochemical MRI techniques against histology in the clinical setting. Recently, an experimental ovine FAI model was established that induces chondrolabral damage and offers a validated platform to address these limitations. Read More
Int Wound J 2018 Dec 2. Epub 2018 Dec 2.
Department of Surgery, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York, New York, New York.
It has been shown that pressure ulcer formation in critically ill paediatric patients increases morbidity and mortality. We sought to identify factors associated with pressure ulcer formation in paediatric patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). From December 2014 to 2015, we identified patients at our institution who developed a pressure ulcer to create two cohorts: ulcer and no ulcer. Read More
J Biochem Mol Toxicol 2018 Dec 1:e22265. Epub 2018 Dec 1.
Department of Orthopaedic, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.
Steroid-induced avascular necrosis of the femoral head (SANFH) is mainly induced by glucocorticoids. Fludarabine (Flu) is a specific signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) inhibitor. In this study, we investigated the effect of Flu on SANFH and the role played by the STAT1/caspase-3 signaling pathway. Read More
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Department of Orthopaedics, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, School of Clinical Medicine, Tsinghua University, No. 168, Li Tang Road, Changping District, Beijing, 102218, China.
Objectives: Intramedullary (IM) nailing is the preferred method for treatment of femoral shaft fractures. However, for the surgical staff and the patients, exposure to large dose of X-rays is inevitable during the procedure. In this paper, a new technique based on ultrasound is proposed to guide the reduction of femoral fractures, reducing radiation exposure. Read More
Hernia 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.
Department of Anatomy and Surgical Anatomy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
Purpose: A hernia containing Meckel's diverticulum is called a Littre's Hernia. It's a rare entity and its diagnosis is often incidental during routine hernia repair surgery. The objective of this study is the evaluation of the current evidence on Littre's hernias regarding their clinical presentation and optimal treatment approach. Read More
Calcif Tissue Int 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.
State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041, People's Republic of China.
Hyperglycemia induces osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption through complicated, undefined mechanisms. Ca/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) promotes osteoclastogenesis, and could be activated by hyperglycemia. Here, we investigated whether CaMKII is involved in hyperglycemia-induced osteoclastogenesis and subsequent bone resorption. Read More
Endocrine 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.
Department of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Medical University of Warsaw, Banacha 1a, 02-097, Warsaw, Poland.
Purpose: To evaluate the influence of intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP) pulse administration on bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine and the femoral neck in patients with moderate-to-severe Graves' orbitopathy (GO).
Methods: Thirty-five patients with GO in euthyreosis were treated with 12 IVMP pulses (6 × 0.5 g, 6 × 0. Read More
Clin Rheumatol 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.
Laboratory of Immunology, Research Unit UR 807, Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Ibn Al Jazzar street, 4000, Sousse, Tunisia.
Objectives: This study was aimed to investigate the association of the single nucleotide polymorphism of tumor necrosis factor receptor associated factor 6 (TRAF6), rs540386, with low bone mineral density (BMD) among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Methods: TRAF6 rs540386 genotyping was performed by mutagenically separated PCR in a cohort of 188 (23 men, 165 women, median age, 56.2 years) adult RA patients and 224 age and gender-matched controls. Read More
Hernia 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, Lancaster, UK.
Introduction: In a single centre evaluation of a novel hernia repair device, 200 consecutive patients underwent 247 laparoscopic (TAPP) groin hernia repairs (47 bilateral) using n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Liquiband®Fix8™) for mesh fixation and peritoneal closure over a 2-year period by a single experienced laparoscopic surgeon.
Patients And Methods: All groin hernia patients requiring TAPP repair were included in the study: Inguinal 142, Femoral 14, Spigelian 4, and Inguinal disruption 40. A retrospective review of the data was performed. Read More
Int Orthop 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
Hip Surgery Unit, Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires, Institute of Orthopaedics "Carlos E. Ottolenghi", 4247 Potosí St, C1199ACK, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Purpose: It has been acknowledged that implant wear correlates with the risk for periprosthetic osteolysis, being aggressive granulomatosis the worst expression of bone resorption. We sought to determine the clinical, radiological, and histological features of aggressive granulomatosis after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA).
Methods: We included nine cases with aggressive granulomatosis of the hip around cemented stems. Read More
EJVES Short Rep 2018 16;41:13-15. Epub 2018 Nov 16.
Istituto Flebologico Italiano, Ferrara, Italy.
Objectives: Hydrostatic compression (HC) occurring during body immersion is considered beneficial for venous return from the lower limbs. No study has evaluated the effects of HC on the veins of the lower limbs using duplex ultrasound (DU). The purpose of this study was to use DU to evaluate the morphology and flow of the leg veins during immersion. Read More
Int J Orthop (Hong Kong) 2018 28;5(1):863-871. Epub 2018 Feb 28.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.
Breast cancer-associated bone metastasis induces bone loss, followed by an increased risk of bone fracture. To develop a strategy for preventing tumor growth and protecting bone, an understanding of the mechanical properties of bone under tumor burden is indispensable. Using a mouse model of mammary tumor, we conducted finite element analysis (FEA) of two bone samples from the distal femur. Read More
Clin Orthop Surg 2018 Dec 21;10(4):491-499. Epub 2018 Nov 21.
Department of Orthopaedics, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Background: Advances in surgical techniques, implant technology, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy have increased the recovery chances of patients with bone sarcomas. Accordingly, patients' expectations on life quality have also increased, highlighting the importance of objective evaluation of the functional results of reconstruction.
Methods: Thirteen patients with distal femoral endoprosthesis, who had been followed for an average of 2. Read More
Clin Orthop Surg 2018 Dec 21;10(4):427-432. Epub 2018 Nov 21.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea.
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of sonication technique for microbiological diagnosis and the sterility of the recycled autoclaved femoral components from infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using a sonication method.
Methods: Nineteen femoral implants explanted from patients with infected TKA were sterilized with a standard autoclave method. Standard culture of the fluid before and after sonication of the sterilized implants was performed to detect pathogenic microorganisms. Read More
Clin Orthop Surg 2018 Dec 21;10(4):420-426. Epub 2018 Nov 21.
Center for Joint Disease, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, Korea.
Background: The tibial tuberosity-trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance is used to determine the necessity of tibial tubercle osteotomy. We conducted this study to determine the extent to which each of the tibial tuberosity lateralization, trochlear groove medialization, and knee rotation angle affects the TT-TG distance in both normal and patella dislocated patients and thereby scrutinize the rationale for tuberosity transfer based on the TT-TG distance.
Methods: Retrospective analysis of rotational profile computed tomography was done for patella dislocated and control group patients. Read More
Clin Orthop Surg 2018 Dec 21;10(4):413-419. Epub 2018 Nov 21.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pohang St. Mary's Hospital, Pohang, Korea.
Background: We aimed to examine the factors that influence synovialization of the grafted tendon after double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction based on second-look arthroscopic findings.
Methods: Out of 205 knees that were treated between August 2008 and May 2016 with double-bundle ACL reconstruction using bio-absorbable cross-pins and Endobuttons for femoral tunnel fixation, we enrolled 65 knees (64 patients) that underwent second-look arthroscopy with hardware removal at 1 year postoperatively. Measured clinical outcomes included the Lysholm score and Tegner activity score that were evaluated preoperatively and during the final follow-up. Read More
Clin Orthop Surg 2018 Dec 21;10(4):407-412. Epub 2018 Nov 21.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yonsei Sarang Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Background: We conducted this study to determine the optimal length of patellar and tibial bone blocks for the modified transtibial (TT) technique in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using the bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) graft.
Methods: The current single-center, retrospective study was conducted in a total of 64 patients with an ACL tear who underwent surgery at our medical institution between March 2015 and February 2016. After harvesting the BPTB graft, we measured its length and that of the patellar tendon, patellar bone block, and tibial bone block using the arthroscopic ruler and double-checked measurements using a length gauge. Read More
Patient Saf Surg 2018 27;12:32. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
1Department of Trauma, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Background: Nonoperative management for blunt splenic injury is the preferred treatment. To improve the outcome of selective nonoperative therapy, the current challenge is to identify factors that predict failure. Little is known about the impact of concomitant injury on outcome. Read More
Kidney Blood Press Res 2018 Nov 30;43(6):1765-1771. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
Background/aims: Elderly patients with normal systemic arterial blood pressure associated with femoral carotid pulse velocity (cf-PWV) less than 7.6 m/s and without associated comorbidities are considered to have good vascular health. The aim of the current study was to verify the probability that elderly patients with good vascular health have at least one blood pressure measurement above the different thresholds for systolic blood pressure (120, 130 and 140 mmHg) during two years of follow-up. Read More
J Invasive Cardiol 2018 Dec;30(12):456-460
Minneapolis Heart Institute, 920 E. 28th Street #300, Minneapolis, MN 55407 USA.
Objectives: Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is most commonly used in patients with cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock. There are limited data on the use of VA-ECMO for elective, high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We examined the in-hospital and mid-term clinical outcomes in patients undergoing complex, high-risk PCI with VA-ECMO support. Read More
J Clin Densitom 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.
Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research & Development Service National Center for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA; Departments of Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.
Objective: The rate of areal bone mineral density (aBMD) loss at the knee (distal femur (DF) and proximal tibia ) and hip (femoral neck (FN) and total hip (TH)) was determined in persons with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) who were stratified into subgroups based on time since injury (TSI).
Design: Cross-sectional retrospective review.
Setting: Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Private Rehabilitation Hospital. Read More
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.
Background: Although areal bone mineral density (aBMD) assessed by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the clinical standard for determining fracture risk, most older adults who sustain a fracture have T scores greater than -2·5 and thus do not meet the clinical criteria for osteoporosis. Importantly, bone fragility is due to low BMD and deterioration in bone structure. We assessed whether indices of high-resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) were associated with fracture risk independently of femoral neck aBMD and the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) score. Read More
Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.
Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Davenport, IA, United States of America.
Background: The WIRION EPS filter was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used in conjunction with all atherectomy devices when treating infrainguinal peripheral arterial disease. The safety of this filter with Jetstream atherectomy (JA) in a real world setting remains unclear.
Methods: Consecutive patients from the practice of one operator who underwent JA under WIRION EPS when treating femoropopliteal arteries were enrolled in this retrospective analysis. Read More