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CORRELATION OF CD4+Т LYMPHOCYTES ACTIVATION WITH INTERLEUKIN IL-9, IL-17, IL- 22 PROFILES IN THE PERIPHERAL BLOOD OF PATIENTS WITH PLAQUE PSORIASIS.

Georgian Med News 2021 Mar(312):75-78

3Ilia State University, School of Natural Sciences and Medicine, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Psoriasis is a T cell mediated chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting about 2% of the population worldwide. Recently has established the central role of IL-23/Th17 immune axis in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and different subclasses of T cells including Th1 and Th17 cells are involved in initiation and amplification of the skin inflammation process, in addition, in cases of recurrent psoriasis, Th22 cells play the role of memory cells with the help of Th9 cells, which are also important in this process. The main goal was to evaluate the ratio of T cell profile and IL23/Th17 axis by evaluating IL17A, IL22, IL9 in peripheral blood of persons with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Read More

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INFLUENCE OF URSODEOXYCHOLIC ACID ON THE CHOLECYSTOKININ LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE AND TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS.

Georgian Med News 2021 Mar(312):67-71

State Higher Educational Institution «Uzhhorod National University», Medical Faculty, Ukraine.

Of particular interest is the study of the peculiarities of clinical findings and diagnostics of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). The aim of the research - to study the dynamics of cholecystokinin (CCK) level on the background of complex therapy using the ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) drug in patients with GERD with type 2 DM. 68 patients with combination of type 2 DM and GERD were examined. Read More

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[INFLUENCE OF COMBINED ERADICATION AND PROKINETIC THERAPY ON CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS, PSYCHOLOGICAL STATUS AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS WITH FUNCTIONAL DYSPEPSIA - POSTPRANDIAL DISTRESS SYNDROME: RANDOMIZED PROSPECTIVE STUDY].

Georgian Med News 2021 Mar(312):61-67

1Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv; Ukraine.

Functional dyspepsia - postprandial distress-syndrome (FD-PDS) is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical attention of general practitioners, internists and gastroenterologists worldwide. Standard approaches to the treatment of patients with postprandial distress syndrome are only effective in small amount of cases. Aim of the study - comparative assessment of the effectiveness of combined eradication and prokinetic therapy and eradication therapy only in the treatment of FD-PDS by studying their effect on the clinical manifestations of the disease, patients' psychological status and quality of life. Read More

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CLINICAL AND GENETIC FACTORS OF CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS DEVELOPMENT AFTER PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION.

Georgian Med News 2021 Mar(312):52-56

NJSC "Medical University of Karaganda", Kazakhstan.

The new cardiovascular events development remains the main factors limiting its long-term effectiveness despite technological progress and the widespread use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Objective - to assess the effect of clinical and genetic factors on the development of complication after percutaneous coronary intervention with double antiplatelet therapy (DAT). Case-control. Read More

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[REMODELING OF THE LEFT VENTRICLE, SUBCLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN PATIENTS WITH HYPERTONIC DISEASE WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS BY THE INFLUENCE OF DIFFERENT TREATMENT SCHEMES].

Authors:
Y Ivashchuk

Georgian Med News 2021 Mar(312):46-52

State Institution "Zaporozhye Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education" of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Objective - to determine the features of the daily profile of blood pressure (BP), blood lipid spectrum, features of left ventricular remodeling in patients with hypertension in combination with RA and to evaluate the effectiveness of using medium doses of rosuvastatin to correct dyslipidemia in this group of patients. 70 patients aged 40-65 years were examined (average - M±m - 54.88±0. Read More

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ADIPOCYTOKINES LEPTIN AND ADIPONEСTIN AS PREDICTORS OF GENERALIZED PERIODONTITIS ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY.

Georgian Med News 2021 Mar(312):42-46

Bogomolets National Medical University, Institute of Postgraduate Education, Department of Dentistry, Kyiv, Ukraine.

In recent years, according to the WHO, more than 1,9 billion people over the age of 18 are overweight, of whom more than 650 million are obese, with an annual trend. Studies in recent decades have shown that obese young people with generalized periodontitis have abnormalities in protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, which contributes to the early destruction of the periodontal tissue complex and rapid tooth loss. The aim of our study was to examine changes in serum leptin and adiponectin in patients with generalized periodontitis on the background of obesity. Read More

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COVID-19 infection in severe Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency: Looking for a rationale.

Respir Med 2021 Apr 30;183:106440. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Centre for Diagnosis of Inherited Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics, Institute for Respiratory Disease, Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pavia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy.

The clinical manifestations of COVID-19 are heterogeneous: 46.4% of patients admitted into hospital reported to have at least one comorbidity. Comorbidities such as COPD, diabetes, hypertension and malignancy predispose patients with Covid-19 to adverse clinical outcomes. Read More

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Automated detection of hippocampal sclerosis: Comparison of a composite MRI-based index with conventional MRI measures.

Epilepsy Res 2021 Apr 9;174:106638. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Radiology, Sanbo Brain Hospital, Capital Medical University, China. Electronic address:

Purpose: This study aims to compare the performance of an MRI-based composite index (HSI) with conventional MRI-based measures in hippocampal sclerosis (HS) detection and postoperative outcome estimation.

Methods: Seventy-two temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients with pathologically confirmed HS and fifteen TLE patients without HS were included retrospectively. The T1-weighted and FLAIR images of these patients were processed with AccuBrain to quantify the hippocampal volume (HV) and the hippocampal FLAIR signal. Read More

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Fasting gallbladder volume is increased in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2021 Apr 30;87:56-60. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Aarhus University Hospital, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 165, J220, 8200, Aarhus N, Denmark.

Introduction: Autonomic denervation in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and isolated REM-sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) could impede gallbladder function leading to increased fasting gallbladder volume (fGBV) and higher risk of gallstones. We aimed to determine fGBV in patients with PD, iRBD, and healthy controls (HCs).

Methods: We included 189 subjects; 100 patients with PD, 21 with iRBD, and 68 HCs. Read More

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Comparison in detection of prodromal Parkinson's disease patients using original and updated MDS research criteria in two independent cohorts.

Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2021 Apr 30;87:48-55. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Neurology, P. J. Safarik University, Trieda SNP 1, 04011, Kosice, Slovak Republic; Department of Neurology, University Hospital L. Pasteur, Rastislavova 43, 04190, Kosice, Slovak Republic.

Introduction: MDS research criteria for prodromal Parkinson's disease (pPD) were published in 2015 and updated in 2019. We aimed to determine the difference in pPD patient detection rates in two cohorts recruited via gastrointestinal symptoms (PARCAS study) and the presence of a probable REM sleep behaviour disorder (PDBIOM study) using the original and updated criteria.

Methods: We evaluated all risk and prodromal markers, except genetic testing, plasma urate and physical inactivity, in both cohorts and DaT scan, diabetes mellitus type II and cognitive deficit in the PARCAS cohort. Read More

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Plasma NfL, clinical subtypes and motor progression in Parkinson's disease.

Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2021 Apr 27;87:41-47. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Neurology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Introduction: neurofilament light chain (NfL) levels have been proposed as reliable biomarkers of neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD) but the relationship between plasma NfL, clinical subtypes of PD and motor progression is still debated.

Methods: plasma NfL concentration was measured in 45 healthy controls and consecutive 92 PD patients who underwent an extensive motor and non-motor assessment at baseline and after 2 years of follow-up. PD malignant phenotype was defined as the combination of at least two out of cognitive impairment, orthostatic hypotension and REM sleep behavior disorder. Read More

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The association between treatment and systemic inflammation in acromegaly.

Growth Horm IGF Res 2021 Apr 30;57-58:101391. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Internal Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Objective: Acromegaly is characterized by an excess of growth hormone (GH) and insulin like growth-factor 1 (IGF1), and it is strongly associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Both acute and long-lasting pro-inflammatory effects have been attributed to IGF1. Previous results suggest the presence of systemic inflammation in treated patients. Read More

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Jejunal GIST masquerading as an ovarian mass: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 May 3;82:105960. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of GI and General Surgery, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Introduction And Importance: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are rare mesenchymal tumors originating in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. Jejunal GIST is the rarest subtype. Large GIST can present with an abdominopelvic mass which can be preoperatively misdiagnosed as a gynecological tumor. Read More

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Concomitant valve-sparing aortic root replacement with tetralogy of Fallot repair in a 30-year-old patient: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Apr 29;82:105930. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Adult Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Hanoi Heart Hospital, Hanoi, Viet Nam.

Introduction And Importance: Aortic regurgitation and aortic root dilatation are common features in adults with both repaired and unrepaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Valve-sparing aortic root replacement (VSARR) is an effective repair for aortic regurgitation due to progressive aortic root dilatation with TOF after repair. However, the effectiveness of this technique for unrepaired patients has rarely been reported. Read More

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Pediatric Autoimmune Encephalitis and Its Relationship With Infection.

Pediatr Neurol 2021 Apr 7;120:27-32. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Pediatrics, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China. Electronic address:

Autoimmune encephalitis (AE) is an increasingly recognized inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system and is most often characterized by antibodies against intracellular and neuronal surface antigens. AE is a devastating disease that may result in developmental delay or regression in children. However, the pathogenesis of AE is not clear, and immune system disorders after infection likely play an important role in AE. Read More

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Vestibular disorders in children: A retrospective analysis of vestibular function test findings.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Apr 29;146:110751. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Acibadem Maslak Hospital ENT Department, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: This study was designed to describe the most common vestibular disorders in children and their associated findings on vestibular function testing.

Method: Data from 203 children with a mean age of 11.16 ± 3. Read More

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Clinicopathological characteristics and outcomes in embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes: A decade long experience from a tertiary care centre in North India.

Ann Diagn Pathol 2021 Apr 19;53:151745. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Departments of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Background: Embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes (ETMR) are a heterogenous group clinically, pathologically and topographically. Due to limited cases, data regarding its molecular genetics, pathology and prognostic factors is evolving. We retrospectively analysed our cohort of ETMR over last decade in order to study their clinicopathological characteristics and outcome. Read More

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Out of balance: the role of evolutionary mismatches in the sex disparity in autoimmune disease.

Med Hypotheses 2021 Mar 29;151:110558. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK.

Over the past century autoimmune disease incidence has increased rapidly in (post-) industrialised, affluent societies, suggesting that changes in ecology and lifestyle are driving this development. Epidemiological studies show that (i) 80% of autoimmune disease patients are female, (ii) autoimmune diseases co-occur more often in women, and (iii) the incidence of some autoimmune diseases is increasing faster in women than in men. The female preponderance in autoimmunity is most pronounced between puberty and menopause, suggesting that diverging sex hormone levels during the reproductive years are implicated in autoimmune disease development. Read More

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Circulating Epstein-Barr virus DNA level post induction chemotherapy contributes to prognostication in advanced-stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Eur J Cancer 2021 May 5;151:63-71. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Radiation Oncology, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Diagnosis and Therapy, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, No. 651 Dongfeng Eastern Road, Guangzhou, 510060, China. Electronic address:

Background: To investigate the value of post-induction chemotherapy (IC) cell-free Epstein-Barr virus DNA (cfEBV DNA) for prognostication in locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC).

Methods: A total of 910 histologically proven LA-NPC undergoing radical IC + concurrent chemo-radiotherapy (CCRT) or targeted radiotherapy (CTRT) or both (CTCRT) were involved. The concentration of cfEBV DNA was measured by quantitative polymerase chain reaction pre-IC (cfEBV DNA) and at IC completion. Read More

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Temporal trends in the incidence and prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis in the Northwest of Spain.

Mult Scler Relat Disord 2021 Apr 24;52:102979. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Neurology Department, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Travesía da Choupana s/n, 15706, Santiago de Compostela, (A Coruña), Spain.

Background: During the last decades, the frequency of multiple sclerosis (MS) is increasing worldwide. Nevertheless, the higher sensibility of the new diagnostic criteria obscures the comparison between studies performed in different decades.

Methods: The evolution of the frequency of MS in Santiago de Compostela (North-West of Spain) between 2003 and 2015 was analyzed using Poisson regression. Read More

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A review of the Turned-down Onto Pericapsular-tissue Hemisectioned Amputated Toe (TOPHAT) flap for wound coverage during ray amputations of the toes.

Foot (Edinb) 2021 Apr 20;47:101803. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Academia Level 5, Outram Road, 169608, Singapore. Electronic address:

Introduction: Exposure of the adjacent Metatarsal-Phalangeal Joint (MTPJ) commonly occurs after application of Topical Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (TNPWT) for a ray amputation wound. This is due to mechanical soft tissue erosion or trauma to the adjacent digital artery from direct pressure effect. This results in toe gangrene requiring a ray amputation and ultimately a larger wound bed. Read More

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Outcomes of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in patients with mixed response to treatment of confirmed or suspected invasive fungal infection before HCT.

Transplant Cell Ther 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA; Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

Background: Patients with hematologic malignancy or bone marrow failure are typically required to achieve radiographic improvement or stabilization of invasive fungal infection (IFI) prior to hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) due to concern for progression prior to engraftment. Refractory IFI with a mixture of improvement and progression on serial imaging (or a "mixed response") poses a clinical dilemma, as delay in HCT may allow hematologic relapse or other complications. Further, HCT itself may yield the immune reconstitution necessary for clearance of infection. Read More

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Acute effects of graduated and progressive compression stockings on leg vein cross-sectional area and viscoelasticity in patients with chronic venous disease.

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Vascular Medicine, Montpellier University Hospital, France; EA2992, Montpellier University, France.

Objective: To determine the effects of graduated and progressive elastic compression stockings (ECS) on postural diameter changes and viscoelasticity of leg veins in healthy controls and in limbs with chronic venous disease (CVD).

Methods: In 57 patients whose legs presented with C, C, or C CEAP classes of CVD and treated primarily with compression, and 54 healthy controls matched for age and body mass index, we recorded interface pressures at 9 reference leg levels. Cross-sectional areas of the small saphenous vein (SSV) and a deep calf vein (DCV) were measured with B-mode ultrasound with subjects supine and standing, recording the force (PF) applied on the ultrasound probe to collapse each vein with progressive ECS, and with and without graduated 15‒20 mmHg and 20‒36 mmHg elastic stockings. Read More

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Prognostic value of preoperative psoas muscle index as a measure of nutritional status in patients with esophageal cancer receiving neoadjuvant therapy.

Nutrition 2021 Mar 6;90:111232. Epub 2021 Mar 6.

First Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan.

Objectives: It has been reported that preoperative nutritional status in some gastrointestinal cancers has a significant effect on postoperative prognosis. However, there are few reports on esophageal cancer, especially for esophageal cancer patients who have undergone neoadjuvant therapy and surgery. Psoas muscle index (PMI) is widely known as an index for assessing preoperative nutritional status, and has recently been reported for its prognostic value in many malignancies. Read More

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Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment outcome of CNS aspergillosis: A systematic review of 235 cases.

Infect Dis Now 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Radiology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Aspergillus is a ubiquitous ascomycete that can cause a variety of clinical presentations depending on immune status. Central nervous system aspergillosis is a fatal disease with non-specific clinical features. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis and therapeutic interventions in CNS aspergillosis patients. Read More

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Arrhythmia incidence and associated factors during volatile induction of general anesthesia with sevoflurane: a retrospective analysis of 950 adult patients.

Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med 2021 May 5:100878. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Electronic address:

Background: Sevoflurane has been used to induce anaesthesia in adults due to its suitability for airway management and haemodynamic stability. Few studies have reported arrhythmia during volatile induction with sevoflurane in adults. Here, we investigated the incidence of arrhythmia and risk factors associated with its occurrence during sevoflurane induction of anaesthesia in adults. Read More

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Plumbagin suppresses non-small cell lung cancer progression through downregulating ARF1 and by elevating CD8 cells.

Pharmacol Res 2021 May 5:105656. Epub 2021 May 5.

Dr. Neher's Biophysics Laboratory for Innovative Drug Discovery, Macau University of Science and Technology, Avenida Wai Long, Taipa, Macau (SAR), China; State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Macau University of Science and Technology, Avenida Wai Long, Taipa, Macau (SAR), China; Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Joint Lab on Chinese Medicine and Immune Disease Research. Electronic address:

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers and the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Therefore, new therapeutic agents are urgently needed to improve patient outcomes. Plumbagin (PLB), a natural sesquiterpene present in many Chinese herbal medicines, has been reported for its anti-cancer activity in various cancer cells. Read More

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Genetic association scan of 32 osteoarthritis susceptibility genes identified TP63 associated with endemic osteoarthritis Kashin-Beck disease.

Bone 2021 May 5:115997. Epub 2021 May 5.

Key Laboratory of Trace Elements and Endemic Diseases, Collaborative Innovation Center of Endemic Disease and Health Promotion for Silk Road Region, School of Public Health, Health Science Center, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 710061, PR China. Electronic address:

Background: Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) is an endemic chronic osteochondropathy. The clinical manifestations and radiographic features of KBD were similar to that of osteoarthritis (OA).

Methods: We first performed a genetic association scan of 32 OA susceptibility genes with KBD in 898 Han Chinese subjects. Read More

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Immunotherapy as Single Treatment for Non-small-cell Lung Cancer Patients with Brain Metastases: a systematic review and meta-analysis - the META-L-BRAIN study.

J Thorac Oncol 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

AC Camargo Cancer Center, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction: Brain metastases (BM) occur in 40% of lung cancer patients. The activity of immunotherapy in these patients, however, remains controversial, as the cornerstone treatment is radiotherapy (RT). Since RT is associated with adverse events that may impair quality of life, the possibility of substituting it by a single systemic approach is attractive. Read More

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Lack of Conclusive Evidence of the Benefit of Biologic Augmentation in Core Decompression for Nontraumatic Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head: A Systematic Review.

Arthroscopy 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland.

Purpose: To assess whether biologic augmentation in addition to core decompression (CD), compared to CD alone, improves clinical and radiographic outcomes in the treatment of nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). Our hypothesis was that biologic augmentation would reduce the progression of osteonecrosis and therefore also the rate of conversion to THA.

Methods: A systematic review was performed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) statement. Read More

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