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Friday, July 22, 2011

Why do I like Google+ even in Medicine?

This is a real professional networking site, while Facebook is just a playground for friends. ScienceRoll

Bone Feed allows the busy orthopedist to quickly browse abstracts, but can be improved

Being able to scan and read journal articles is integral to clinical practice and teaching. However, with so much information and new research available, sorting through the publications can be a daunting task. Even Orthopedics, considered to be a specialized field, has over 50 American publications and journals.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint, an orthopedic hand specialist in cooperation with Hand Fed developers created Bone Feed as a way for orthopedic surgeons at all levels of training to have access to abstracts from popular orthopedic journals using an iPhone. It is a good concept, but does the app perform?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Yang JH, Yoon JR, Oh CH, Kim TS. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21773833
Huri G, Atay OA, Ergen B, Atesok K, Johnson DL, Doral MN. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21773832
Ellera Gomes JL, da Silva RC, Silla LM, Abreu MR, Pellanda R. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:  21773831
Blonna D, Castoldi F, Delicio D, Bruzzone M, Dettoni F, Bonasia DE, Rossi R. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21773830
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:  21773829
6. Anterior cruciate ligament tears: conservative or surgical treatment? A critical review of the literature. Delincé P, Ghafil D. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:  21773828
Van Dyck P, De Smet E, Veryser J, Lambrecht V, Gielen JL, Vanhoenacker FM, Dossche L, Parizel PM. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:  21773827
8. Cryopreservation increases apoptosis in human menisci. Villalba R, Peña J, Navarro P, Luque E, Jimena I, Romero A, Gómez Villagrán JL. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:  21773826

The Effect of Long-term Alendronate Treatment on Cortical Thickness of the Proximal Femur.

Long-term alendronate treatment did not appear to cause thickened femoral cortices within the detection limits of our method. This finding contrasts with the notion that long-term alendronate treatment leads to generalized cortical thickening. Unnanuntana A, Ashfaq K, Ton QV, Kleimeyer JP, Lane JM. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21773861

Trying to save troops' lives with flying hospital

The critical care flights are part of a big evolution in getting wounded troops back to the U.S., which took about three weeks on average during the Vietnam War. That process can now take as little as three days, depending on the patient's needs.  The Associated Press rode along on one of these special flights when Castagna and two other patients were flown from Germany home to the U.S. AP

Coagulate is a useful reference when dealing with the anticoagulated patient in the OR

“Is it safe for me to perform a regional or neuraxial procedure on this patient taking anticoagulants?”
This is a question we are often faced with in the operating room when dealing with patients taking anticoagulants. Answering this question has become increasingly difficult as both the number of anticoagulant drugs and the indications for these drugs have increased recently. iMedicalApps

New Audio-Digest Orthopaedics

Now available online!  Contact Library for User Name and Password

Audio-Digest Orthopaedics
Volume 34, Issue 15
August 7, 2011
Death and dying – Steven Z. Pantilat, MD
"Do not resuscitate" in the perioperative period – Carl W. Peters, MD

Audio-Digest Orthopaedics
Volume 34, Issue 14
July 21, 2011
Painful flatfoot in adolescents – Vincent Mosca, MD,
Adults with a history of club foot – Richard Miller, MD
Tarsal coalition: it’s not just about size – Dr. Mosca

Audio-Digest Orthopaedics
Volume 34, Issue 13
July 7, 2011
Maximizing nonoperative treatment – Jeffrey L. Nacht, MD
Optimizing the patient for surgery – Alastair S.E. Younger, MD
Nonoperative management of the ankle – Kevin J. Wing, MD
Osteochondritis dissecans lesions of the talus – Gregory C. Berlet, MD

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

When injured muscles mistakenly grow bones

For hundreds of thousands of people, injuring a muscle through an accident like falling off a bike or having surgery can result in a strange and serious complication. Their muscles start growing bones. New research shows a neuropeptide called Substance P appears to trigger the formation of the extraskeletal bone. Eliminating Substance P prevents the bone growth, offering a new drug target to prevent and treat the bone growth. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry via Eurekalert!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Patient participation in surgical site marking: can this be an additional tool to help avoid wrong-site surgery?

Wrong-site surgery is defined as an operation conducted at the wrong site, on the wrong person, or resulting in the wrong procedure. Since 1993, more than 2200 wrong-site surgeries have been reported by the National Practitioner Data Base. A 2005 survey reported, 5.6% of replying academy fellows encountered a wrong-site surgery incident. Multiple interventions have been since suggested for prevention of these occurrences by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Bergal LM, Schwarzkopf R, Walsh M, Tejwani NC. J Patient Saf. 2010 Dec;6(4):221-5. PMID: 21500609

Painful legacy of teen sports

Vigorous sports activities, like basketball, during childhood and adolescence can cause abnormal development of the femur in young athletes, resulting in a deformed hip with reduced rotation and pain during movement. This may explain why athletes are more likely to develop osteoarthritis than more sedentary individuals, according to Dr. Klaus Siebenrock, from the University of Bern in Switzerland, and colleagues, whose work is published online in Springer's journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Eurekalert!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Army Develops Home-Made Leg Prostheses

The DIY spirit is so strong these days that even the U.S. Army is now building home made leg prostheses and planning on teaching Afghans how to make more from readily available parts. A team of soldiers developed a custom prototype for an eight year old boy who lost both legs, with the idea that locals should be able to make their own prostheses so that people injured by mines and bombs can get on their feet quickly, without having to wait for a distant charity to help.

CPT® E/M Quick Reference App

CPT® E/M Quick Reference—now available for the Apple iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch®. Fast. Easy. Reliable. This on-the-go reference guide helps you easily determine the appropriate CPT Evaluation and Management (E/M) billing codes. Featuring both decision-tree logic and quick search options, this critical app allows you to digitally track the codes you select and then email them anywhere.

A meta-analysis of the Gamma nail and dynamic hip screw in treating peritrochanteric fractures

The review found there was a higher rate of postoperative femoral shaft fracture with Gamma nail compared with dynamic hip screw fixation in treating peritrochanteric fractures, but no differences for other outcomes; further research is needed. The authors' conclusions reflect the data presented, but should be interpreted considering the substantial methodological flaws in included trials and potential review process bias.
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