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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17088, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567944

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An international consensus for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients at risk of developing interstitial lung disease (ILD) is still lacking. The aims of study were to evaluate: the prevalence of ILD involvement in RA over high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT); the relationships between pulmonary function tests (PFTs), patient-centered measurements, and ILD; and the potential risk factors contributing to RA-ILD patients.Data regarding the clinical characteristics (age, sex, age at onset of RA), laboratory findings (rheumatoid factor [RF] and anti-citrullinated protein antibodies [ACPA]), respiratory functional assessment (forced vital capacity [FVC] and carbon monoxide diffusion capacity [DLCO]), patient-centred measures of dyspnea (PCMD), Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI), and HRCT have collected retrospectively. HRCT abnormalities were evaluated using a conventional visual reader-based score (CoVR) and a computer-aided method (CaM). The relationships between the 2 HRCT scores-PFTs and PCMD-were calculated using Pearson correlation. The area under the receiving-operating characteristic (AUC-ROC) curve was calculated to determine the discriminatory performance of measurements between patients with and without ILD. The multivariate regression model was used to evaluate the association force between ILD and RA characteristics.In all, 151 patients (45 males and 106 females, mean age 53.4 ±â€Š7.6 years) were included. ILD had been detected in 29 patients out of 151 (19.2%). Usual interstitial pneumonia was the most common HRCT. RA-ILD patients were older, and older at RA onset (both P < .01), with a higher HAQ-DI (P < .05) than patients without ILD. ACPA positivity and titer were higher in the RA-ILD group (P = .02). Extent and severity of ILD, and total CoVR and CaM score closely related to DLCO and PCMD (both P < .0001). A reduced DLCO was the most sensitive test for predicting the presence of ILD on HRCT (AUC-ROC 0.811 ±â€Š0.037). Advanced age (P < .0001), age at RA onset (P = .025), ACPA titer (P = .004), and smoking (P = .008) were independent explanatory variables of HRCT damage in multivariate analysis.The RA-ILD is associated with age and older age of RA onset, smoking, and ACPA titer. DLCO seems to be the most sensitive parameter to predict ILD on HRCT, followed by PCMD.


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Artrite Reumatoide , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/epidemiologia , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Itália/epidemiologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico por imagem , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/etiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Curva ROC , Testes de Função Respiratória , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Inquéritos e Questionários , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17123, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567950

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To investigate the age, gender, time, and etiology differences of traumatic lower limb fractures (TLLFs) in a population of children (≤18 years old), we retrospectively reviewed 936 children who had TLLFs and who came to our university-affiliated hospitals from 2001 to 2010. This study enrolled 657 males (70.2%) and 279 females (29.8%) aged (11.6 ±â€Š4.9) years old. The most common etiologies and fracture sites were motor vehicle collisions (MVCs, 440, 47.0%) and tibias (376, 40.2%). A total of 126 (13.5%) patients suffered neurological deficits (NDs), 127 (13.6%) patients sustained associated injuries (ASOIs), and 78 (8.3%) patients sustained complications. During all periods the occurrence increased with increasing age group and a male preponderance was observed in all age groups. With increasing age, the proportion of injuries due to different etiologies increased and the proportion of femur fracture decreased from 65.2% to 34.5%. With increasing year of admission, the proportion of injuries due to MVCs decreased. The most common fracture sites were tibias in MVCs, femurs in low fall, high fall, and struck by object, feet in sprain. Male patients presented with significantly higher proportions of injuries due to struck by object and sprain, significantly lower proportions of pelvis fracture than the female patients. MVCs and tibias were the most common etiologies and fracture sites. Prevention and treatment should be taken according to the pattern of TLLFs which have specific annual, gender, and age characteristics.


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Fraturas do Fêmur/epidemiologia , Fraturas da Tíbia/epidemiologia , Acidentes por Quedas/estatística & dados numéricos , Acidentes de Trânsito/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Fatores Etários , Criança , Serviços de Saúde da Criança , Pré-Escolar , China/epidemiologia , Feminino , Fraturas do Fêmur/etiologia , Humanos , Lactente , Extremidade Inferior/lesões , Masculino , Fatores Sexuais , Fraturas da Tíbia/etiologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17203, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567971

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The study aimed to expand previous data regarding an association between asthma and appendectomy in children compared with the population of all ages.The Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service-National Sample Cohort from 2002 through 2013 was used. In all, 22,030 participants who underwent appendectomy were matched for age, sex, income, region of residence, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia with 88,120 participants who were included as a control group. In both the appendectomy and control groups, previous history of asthma was investigated. Appendectomy for appendicitis was identified based on a surgical code (International Classification of Disease-10 [ICD-10]: K35). Asthma was classified using an ICD-10 code (J45 and J46) and medication history. The crude and adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of asthma for appendectomy were analyzed using conditional logistic regression analysis. Subgroup analyses were conducted according to age and sex.Approximately 15.2% (3358/22,030) of individuals in the appendectomy group and 13.3% (11,749/88,120) of those in the control group had asthma (P < .001). The appendectomy group demonstrated a higher adjusted odds of asthma than the control group (adjusted OR 1.18, 95% CI 1.13-1.23, P < .001). This result was consistent in the subgroups divided according to age and sex.The odds for asthma were higher in the appendectomy group than in the control group.


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Apendicectomia/estatística & dados numéricos , Asma/complicações , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Apendicite/epidemiologia , Apendicite/etiologia , Apendicite/cirurgia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , República da Coreia/epidemiologia , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Adulto Jovem
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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(10): 1192-1198, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564144

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AIMS: Radiostereometric analysis (RSA) studies of vitamin E-doped, highly crosslinked polyethylene (VEPE) liners show low head penetration rates in cementless acetabular components. There is, however, currently no data on cemented VEPE acetabular components in total hip arthroplasty (THA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of a new cemented VEPE component, compared with a conventional polyethylene (PE) component regarding migration, head penetration, and clinical results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 42 patients (21 male, 21 female) with osteoarthritis and a mean age of 67 years (sd 5), in a double-blinded, noninferiority, randomized controlled trial. The subjects were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive a reverse hybrid THA with a cemented component of either argon-gas gamma-sterilized PE component (controls) or VEPE, with identical geometry. The primary endpoint was proximal implant migration of the component at two years postoperatively measured with RSA. Secondary endpoints included total migration of the component, penetration of the femoral head into the component, and patient-reported outcome measurements. RESULTS: In total, 19 control implants and 18 implants in the VEPE group were analyzed for the primary endpoint. We found a continuous proximal migration of the component in the VEPE group that was significantly higher with a difference at two years of a mean 0.21 mm (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.05 to 0.37; p = 0.013). The total migration was also significantly higher in the VEPE group, but femoral head penetration was lower. We found no difference in clinical outcomes between the groups. CONCLUSION: At two years, this cemented VEPE component, although having a low head penetration and excellent clinical results, failed to meet noninferiority compared with the conventional implant by a proximal migration above the proposed safety threshold of RSA. The early proximal migration pattern of the VEPE component is a reason for continued monitoring, although a specific threshold for proximal migration and risk for later failure cannot be defined and needs further study. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1192-1198.


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Artroplastia de Quadril/efeitos adversos , Migração de Corpo Estranho/diagnóstico por imagem , Osteoartrite do Quadril/cirurgia , Polietilenos/química , Desenho de Prótese , Falha de Prótese/tendências , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Artroplastia de Quadril/métodos , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Migração de Corpo Estranho/epidemiologia , Prótese de Quadril , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Osteoartrite do Quadril/diagnóstico por imagem , Prognóstico , Análise Radioestereométrica , Medição de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fatores Sexuais , Estatísticas não Paramétricas , Suécia , Vitamina E/farmacologia
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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(10): 1199-1208, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564148

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AIMS: We compared implant and patient survival following intraoperative periprosthetic femoral fractures (IOPFFs) during primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) with matched controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study compared 4831 hips with IOPFF and 48 154 propensity score matched primary THAs without IOPFF implanted between 2004 and 2016, which had been recorded on a national joint registry. Implant and patient survival rates were compared between groups using Cox regression. RESULTS: Ten-year stem survival was worse in the IOPFF group (p < 0.001). Risk of revision for aseptic loosening increased 7.2-fold following shaft fracture and almost 2.8-fold after trochanteric fracture (p < 0.001). Risk of periprosthetic fracture of the femur revision increased 4.3-fold following calcar-crack and 3.6-fold after trochanteric fracture (p < 0.01). Risk of instability revision was 3.6-fold after trochanteric fracture and 2.4-fold after calcar crack (p < 0.001). Risk of 90-day mortality following IOPFF without revision was 1.7-fold and 4.0-fold after IOPFF with early revision surgery versus uncomplicated THA (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: IOPFF increases risk of stem revision and mortality up to ten years following surgery. The risk of revision depends on IOPFF subtype and mortality risk increases with subsequent revision surgery. Surgeons should carefully diagnose and treat IOPFF to minimize fracture progression and implant failure. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1199-1208.


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Artroplastia de Quadril/efeitos adversos , Osteoartrite do Quadril/cirurgia , Fraturas Periprotéticas/cirurgia , Sistema de Registros , Reoperação/métodos , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Artroplastia de Quadril/métodos , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Inglaterra , Feminino , Fraturas do Fêmur/diagnóstico por imagem , Fraturas do Fêmur/cirurgia , Seguimentos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Irlanda do Norte , Osteoartrite do Quadril/diagnóstico por imagem , Fraturas Periprotéticas/diagnóstico por imagem , Fraturas Periprotéticas/epidemiologia , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Reoperação/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Reino Unido , País de Gales
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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(10): 1186-1191, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564149

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AIMS: In previous studies, we identified multiple factors influencing the survivorship of hip resurfacing arthroplasties (HRAs), such as initial anatomical conditions and surgical technique. In addition, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) activity score presents a ceiling effect, so a better quantification of activity is important to determine which activities may be advisable or detrimental to the recovered patient. We aimed to determine the effect of specific groups of sporting activities on the survivorship free of aseptic failure of a large series of HRA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 661 patients (806 hips) representing 77% of a consecutive series of patients treated with metal-on-metal hybrid HRA answered a survey to determine the types and amounts of sporting activities they regularly participated in. There were 462 male patients (70%) and 199 female patients (30%). Their mean age at the time of surgery was 51.9 years (14 to 78). Their mean body mass index (BMI) was 26.5 kg/m2 (16.7 to 46.5). Activities were regrouped into 17 categories based on general analogies between these activities. Scores for typical frequency and duration of the sessions were used to quantify the patients' overall time spent engaging in sporting activities. Impact and cycle scores were computed. Multivariable models were used. RESULTS: We found no association between any category of activity and a decrease in survivorship. Impact and hip cycle scores also failed to show any association with revision for aseptic failure or wear. CONCLUSION: Return to sporting activities after surgery is safe for patients treated with well-designed and well-implanted HRA. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1186-1191.


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Artroplastia de Quadril/métodos , Exercício/fisiologia , Próteses Articulares Metal-Metal , Segurança do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Volta ao Esporte/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Artroplastia de Quadril/reabilitação , California , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Prognóstico , Falha de Prótese , Qualidade de Vida , Medição de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Inquéritos e Questionários , Sobrevivência , Fatores de Tempo
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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(10): 1230-1237, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564152

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AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) resection on flexion-extension gaps, mediolateral soft-tissue laxity, fixed flexion deformity (FFD), and limb alignment during posterior-stabilized (PS) total knee arthroplasty (TKA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 110 patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee undergoing primary robot-assisted PS TKA. All operations were performed by a single surgeon using a standard medial parapatellar approach. Optical motion capture technology with fixed femoral and tibial registration pins was used to assess gaps before and after PCL resection in extension and 90° knee flexion. Measurements were made after excision of the anterior cruciate ligament and prior to bone resection. There were 54 men (49.1%) and 56 women (50.9%) with a mean age of 68 years (sd 6.2) at the time of surgery. The mean preoperative hip-knee-ankle deformity was 4.1° varus (sd 3.4). RESULTS: PCL resection increased the mean flexion gap significantly more than the extension gap in the medial (2.4 mm (sd 1.5) vs 1.3 mm (sd 1.0); p < 0.001) and lateral (3.3 mm (sd 1.6) vs 1.2 mm (sd 0.9); p < 0.01) compartments. The mean gap differences after PCL resection created significant mediolateral laxity in flexion (gap difference: 1.1 mm (sd 2.5); p < 0.001) but not in extension (gap difference: 0.1 mm (sd 2.1); p = 0.51). PCL resection significantly improved the mean FFD (6.3° (sd 4.4) preoperatively vs 3.1° (sd 1.5) postoperatively; p < 0.001). There was a strong positive correlation between the preoperative FFD and change in FFD following PCL resection (Pearson's correlation coefficient = 0.81; p < 0.001). PCL resection did not significantly affect limb alignment (mean change in alignment: 0.2° valgus (sd 1.2); p = 0.60). CONCLUSION: PCL resection creates flexion-extension mismatch by increasing the flexion gap more than the extension gap. The increase in the lateral flexion gap is greater than the increase in the medial flexion gap, which creates mediolateral laxity in flexion. Improvements in FFD following PCL resection are dependent on the degree of deformity before PCL resection. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1230-1237.


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Artroplastia do Joelho/métodos , Instabilidade Articular/prevenção & controle , Osteoartrite do Joelho/cirurgia , Ligamento Cruzado Posterior/cirurgia , Amplitude de Movimento Articular/fisiologia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Robóticos/métodos , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Análise de Variância , Artroplastia do Joelho/efeitos adversos , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Prótese do Joelho , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Osteoartrite do Joelho/diagnóstico por imagem , Cuidados Pós-Operatórios/métodos , Estudos Prospectivos , Melhoria de Qualidade , Medição de Risco , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Robóticos/efeitos adversos , Fatores Sexuais , Resultado do Tratamento
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Rev Bras Epidemiol ; 22Suppl 1(Suppl 1): e190004, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31576980

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INTRODUCTION: Travestis and transgender women resort to the use of hormones for body modification. Due to restrictions in the access to health services, self-medication is frequent. The aim of this study was to describe the self-reported prevalence of hormones used by travestis and transgender women in the Federal District. Method: This is a cross-sectional study with Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) and Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices questionnaire (KAP) along with travestis and transgender women over 18 years in the FD. Prevalence was calculated using the RDS-II estimator. Logistic models were used to investigate the associated factors. A total of 201 volunteers participated. RESULTS: There was a young sample (median age of 24 years). The overall prevalence of continuous use of hormones was 64.5%. The most used formulation was the combination of estrogen and progesterone (86.2%) by injectable (75.1%) and oral (66%) administration. Most participants (84%) got the hormones without a prescription. Guidance on the use of these hormones came from their peers in 41% of the cases. We observed that the continuous use of hormones is associated with race, income and age, as well as the search for guidance of healthcare professionals, which is also associated with schooling. DISCUSSION: The reality of the process of hormone use by these people in the quest for femininity is reflected in high rates of self-medication. CONCLUSION: This study contributes to the visibility of the need to improve the access conditions of these people to health services.


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Hormônios/administração & dosagem , Pessoas Transgênero/estatística & dados numéricos , Travestismo , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Brasil , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Identidade de Gênero , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Automedicação/estatística & dados numéricos , Autorrelato , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Travestismo/etnologia , Adulto Jovem
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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(10): 1256-1262, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564155

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AIMS: Postoperative rehabilitation regimens following ankle arthrodesis vary considerably. A systematic review was conducted to determine the evidence for weightbearing recommendations following ankle arthrodesis, and to compare outcomes between different regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS: MEDLINE, Web of Science, Embase, and Scopus databases were searched for studies reporting outcomes following ankle arthrodesis, in which standardized postoperative rehabilitation regimens were employed. Eligible studies were grouped according to duration of postoperative nonweightbearing: zero to one weeks (group A), two to three weeks (group B), four to five weeks (group C), or six weeks or more (group D). Outcome data were pooled and compared between groups. Outcomes analyzed included union rates, time to union, clinical scores, and complication rates. RESULTS: A total of 60 studies (2426 ankles) were included. Mean union rates for groups A to D were 93.2%, 95.5%, 93.0%, and 93.0%, respectively. Mean time to union was 10.4 weeks, 14.5 weeks, 12.4 weeks, and 14.4 weeks for groups A to D, respectively. Mean complication rates were 22.3%, 23.0%, 27.1%, and 28.7% for groups A to D, respectively. Reporting of outcome scores was insufficient to conduct meaningful analysis. CONCLUSION: Outcomes following ankle arthrodesis appear to be similar regardless of the duration of postoperative nonweightbearing, although the existing literature is insufficient to make definitive conclusions. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1256-1262.


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Articulação do Tornozelo/cirurgia , Artrodese/métodos , Medição da Dor , Cuidados Pós-Operatórios/métodos , Suporte de Carga/fisiologia , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Articulação do Tornozelo/fisiopatologia , Artrodese/reabilitação , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Amplitude de Movimento Articular/fisiologia , Recuperação de Função Fisiológica , Medição de Risco , Fatores Sexuais
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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(10): 1209-1217, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564156

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AIMS: There is an increasing demand for hip arthroplasty in China. We aimed to describe trends in in-hospital mortality after this procedure in China and to examine the potential risk factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included 210 450 patients undergoing primary hip arthroplasty registered in the Hospital Quality Monitoring System in China between 2013 and 2016. In-hospital mortality after hip arthroplasty and its relation to potential risk factors were assessed using multivariable Poisson regression. RESULTS: During the study period, 626 inpatient deaths occurred within 30 days after hip arthroplasty. Mortality decreased from 2.9% in 2013 to 2.6% in 2016 (p for trend = 0.02). Compared with their counterparts, old age, male sex, and divorced or widowed patients had a higher rate of mortality (all p < 0.05). Risk ratio (RR) for mortality after arthroplasty for fracture was two-fold higher (RR 2.0, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.5 to 2.6) than that for chronic disease. RRs for mortality were 3.3 (95% CI 2.7 to 3.9) and 8.2 (95% CI 6.5 to 10.4) for patients with Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) of 1 to 2 and CCI ≥ 3, respectively, compared with patients with CCI of 0. The rate of mortality varied according to geographical region, the lowest being in the East region (1.8%), followed by Beijing (2.1%), the North (2.9%), South-West (3.6%), South-Central (3.8%), North-East (4.1%), and North-West (5.2%) regions. CONCLUSION: While in-hospital mortality after hip arthroplasty in China appears low and declined during the study period, discrepancies in mortality after this procedure exist according to sociodemographic factors. Healthcare resources should be allocated more to underdeveloped regions to further reduce mortality. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1209-1217.


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Artroplastia de Quadril/efeitos adversos , Artroplastia de Quadril/mortalidade , Causas de Morte , Mortalidade Hospitalar/tendências , Sistema de Registros , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Artroplastia de Quadril/métodos , China , Estudos de Coortes , Bases de Dados Factuais , Feminino , Humanos , Tempo de Internação , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Distribuição de Poisson , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/mortalidade , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/fisiopatologia , Falha de Prótese , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores Sexuais , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(10): 1300-1306, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564159

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AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to develop a reliable, effective radiological score to assess the healing of humeral shaft fractures, the Radiographic Union Score for HUmeral fractures (RUSHU). The secondary aim was to assess whether the six-week RUSHU was predictive of nonunion at six months after the injury. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Initially, 20 patients with radiographs six weeks following a humeral shaft fracture were selected at random from a trauma database and scored by three observers, based on the Radiographic Union Scale for Tibial fractures system. After refinement of the RUSHU criteria, a second group of 60 patients with radiographs six weeks after injury, 40 with fractures that united and 20 with fractures that developed nonunion, were scored by two blinded observers. RESULTS: After refinement, the interobserver intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was 0.79 (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.67 to 0.87), indicating substantial agreement. At six weeks after injury, patients whose fractures united had a significantly higher median score than those who developed nonunion (10 vs 7; p < 0.001). A receiver operating characteristic curve determined that a RUSHU cut-off of < 8 was predictive of nonunion (area under the curve = 0.84, 95% CI 0.74 to 0.94). The sensitivity was 75% and specificity 80% with a positive predictive value (PPV) of 65% and a negative predictive value of 86%. Patients with a RUSHU < 8 (n = 23) were more likely to develop nonunion than those with a RUSHU ≥ 8 (n = 37, odds ratio 12.0, 95% CI 3.4 to 42.9). Based on a PPV of 65%, if all patients with a RUSHU < 8 underwent fixation, the number of procedures needed to avoid one nonunion would be 1.5. CONCLUSION: The RUSHU is reliable and effective in identifying patients at risk of nonunion of a humeral shaft fracture at six weeks after injury. This tool requires external validation but could potentially reduce the morbidity associated with delayed treatment of an established nonunion. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1300-1306.


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Consolidação da Fratura/fisiologia , Fraturas não Consolidadas/diagnóstico por imagem , Fraturas do Úmero/cirurgia , Radiografia/métodos , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Tratamento Conservador/métodos , Bases de Dados Factuais , Feminino , Seguimentos , Fixação de Fratura/métodos , Fraturas não Consolidadas/cirurgia , Humanos , Fraturas do Úmero/diagnóstico por imagem , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Variações Dependentes do Observador , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Curva ROC , Reoperação/métodos , Reoperação/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Fatores de Tempo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17200, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567968

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The universal two-child policy has now been fully implemented in China. This change requires adaptations to maternal care and childcare systems, but the features of prenatal diagnosis before and after implementation of the policy have not been reported.We conducted a retrospective study of 6736 prenatal cytogenetic diagnoses performed on amniotic fluid cells over a 4-year period, including 2 years before and after implementation of the second child policy. Amniotic fluid cells collected through amniocentesis were cultured, harvested, and stained for chromosome analysis using standard laboratory protocols.The study included 3222 pregnant women referred before implementation of the policy, which we used as a control group, and 3514 pregnant women referred after policy implementation as an investigational study group. There were significantly fewer pregnant women aged <25 years in the investigational group than in the control group (P < .001). There were no significant between-group differences for other pregnant women aged >31 years and 27-28 years old (P > .05). A total of 358 cases with chromosomal abnormalities were diagnosed, including 129 (4%, 129/3222) in the control group which was significantly lower than the 229 (6.5%, 229/3514) in the study group (P < .001). In particular, significantly more trisomy 21 cases were observed in the study group than in the control group (120 vs 59). More pregnant women underwent non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in the study group (46%) than in the control group (20%). In the study group, the average age of pregnant women who underwent NIPT was significantly higher than that of women who did not receive NIPT (P < .05). However, there were no significant between-group differences for the control group (P > .05).The number of cases with chromosomal abnormalities increased in northeastern China in the 2 years after implementation of the two-child policy. The number of pregnant women of advanced maternal age did not increase significantly, perhaps because of the widespread application of NIPT. However, the number of fetuses with Down syndrome increased significantly, suggesting that prenatal screening and diagnosis should be strengthened.


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Controle da População , Diagnóstico Pré-Natal/estatística & dados numéricos , Política Pública , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Amniocentese/estatística & dados numéricos , China , Aberrações Cromossômicas , Feminino , Humanos , Controle da População/estatística & dados numéricos , Gravidez , Estudos Retrospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 144, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31565116

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Introduction: Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers and cause of death among women globally. Mortality due to breast cancer was higher in lower (LMICs) and middle-income countries than high income countries (HICs) mostly due to lack of timely detection and treatment. There was limited evidence related to breast cancer screening practice among women in Eastern Ethiopia. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess breast cancer screening practice and its associated factors among women in this area. Methods: A community based descriptive cross-sectional study design was conducted among 422 randomly selected women in Kersa district, Eastern Ethiopia using systematic sampling. Data were collected using pretested interviewer administered questionnaire. Logistic regression was used to analyse the association between the dependent and independent variables. Results: The overall breast cancer screening practice among women was 6.9%. Women with the age of 26 years and above were 2.3 times more likely to have breast cancer screening practice as compared to women with age of 20-25 years (AOR=2.3; 95% CI: 1.4, 3.7), and women who had good knowledge on breast cancer risk factors were 3.4 times more likely to had breast cancer screening as compared to their counterpart (AOR=3.4; 95% CI: 1.3, 9.4). The women who had ever heard about breast cancer screening were 2.8 times more likely to have breast cancer screening as compared to those who had never heard about breast cancer screening (AOR=2.8; 95% CI: 1.2, 6.5). Conclusion: The overall breast cancer screening practice was very low among women in the study area. Age and women's knowledge towards breast cancer risk factors and breast cancer screening information were identified as important factors for breast cancer screening practice.


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Neoplasias da Mama/diagnóstico , Detecção Precoce de Câncer/métodos , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Programas de Rastreamento/métodos , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Estudos Transversais , Etiópia , Feminino , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 168, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31565129

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Introduction: Female condom awareness and use have been poorly documented in sub-Saharan region especially among street youths. This study assessed its awareness and use among street youths. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 964 youths between ages 15 to 24 years old using questionnaires to elicit information. Univariate and multivariate analysis were conducted at 5% level of significance. Results: More than half (69.9%) were males and between 20-25 years of age (61.2%). More than three-quarter (81.0%) had initiated sexual activity. Almost half (47.9%) of the respondents have heard about female condoms however only 16.8% have ever seen while 4.3% have actually ever used a female condom. Age, education, current sexual activity and experience of rape attempt were predictors of female condom awareness. Conclusion: Awareness of female condom was a significant predictor of utilization of female condoms. There is therefore a need for proper awareness and education on the effectiveness of female condoms.


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Preservativos Femininos/estatística & dados numéricos , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Jovens em Situação de Rua/estatística & dados numéricos , Comportamento Sexual/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Fatores Etários , Estudos Transversais , Escolaridade , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Análise Multivariada , Nigéria , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5589-5596, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570454

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BACKGROUND/AIM: To quantify the prognostic impact of age on relapse and mortality in patients with metastatic testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Electronical medical records of 1,225 TGCT patients who were treated at a single academic center between 1994 and 2015 were reviewed. RESULTS: Higher age did not predict for worse progression-free survival (PFS) or for higher progression risk. The corresponding 5-year PFS estimates were 85% in patients younger than 40 years and 83% in the elderly population. Although not statistically significant, higher age was numerically associated with worse overall survival (OS) (univariate HR per five years increase in age=1.18, 95%CI=0.99-1.41). This was explained in regression analysis where age predicted for significantly higher risk of treatment-related death (p=0.022). CONCLUSION: Elderly patients with metastatic TGCT can achieve high cure rates similar to younger patients if they tolerate risk-adapted chemotherapy.


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Neoplasias Embrionárias de Células Germinativas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Embrionárias de Células Germinativas/patologia , Neoplasias Testiculares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Testiculares/patologia , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Recidiva , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento
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Cancer Radiother ; 23(6-7): 720-731, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31471255

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Stereotactic radiotherapy (or Stereotactic body radiotherapy [SBRT]) is a technique currently well established in the therapeutic arsenal for the management of bronchial cancers. It represents the standard treatment for inoperable patients or who refuses surgery. It is well tolerated, especially in elderly and frail patients, and the current issue is to define its indications in operated patients, based on retrospective and randomized trials comparing stereotactic radiotherapy and surgery, with results equivalents. This work analyzes in detail the different aspects of pulmonary stereotactic radiotherapy and suggests arguments that help in the therapeutic choice between surgery and stereotaxic irradiation. In all cases, the therapeutic decision must be discussed in a multidisciplinary consultation meeting, while informing the patient of the possible therapeutic options.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/radioterapia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/radioterapia , Radiocirurgia/métodos , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/diagnóstico por imagem , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/cirurgia , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/cirurgia , Dosagem Radioterapêutica , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Estudos Retrospectivos , Equipolência Terapêutica
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 21(9): 589-594, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31542902

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BACKGROUND: Cryptosporidium is a major threat to water supplies worldwide. Various biases and obstacles in case identification are recognized. In Israel, Cryptosporidiosis was included among notifiable diseases in 2001 in order to determine the burden of parasite-inflicted morbidity and to justify budgeting a central drinking water filtration plant. OBJECTIVES: To summarize the epidemiologic features of 14 years of Cryptosporidium surveillance and to assess the effects of advanced water purification treatment on the burden of disease. METHODS: From 2001 to 2014, a passive surveillance system was used. Cases were identified based on microscopic detection in stool samples. Confirmed cases were reported electronically to the Israeli Ministry of Health. Overall rates as well as age, gender, ethnicity and specific annual incidence were calculated per 100,000 population in five age groups: 0-4, 5-14, 15-44, 45-64, > 65 years. RESULTS: A total of 522 Cryptosporidium cases were reported in all six public health districts. More cases were detected among Jews and among males, and mainly in young children, with a seasonal peak during summer. The Haifa sub-district reported 69% of the cases. Most were linked to an outbreak from the summer of 2008, which was attributed to recreational swimming pool activity. Cases decreased after installation of a central filtration plant in 2007. CONCLUSIONS: As drinking water in Israel is treated to maximal international standards, the rationale for further inclusion of Cryptosporidium among mandatory notifiable diseases should be reconsidered. Future surveillance efforts should focus on timely detection of outbreaks using molecular high-throughput testing.


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Criptosporidiose/epidemiologia , Cryptosporidium/isolamento & purificação , Monitoramento Epidemiológico , Política de Saúde , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Efeitos Psicossociais da Doença , Grupos Étnicos/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Lactente , Israel/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Vigilância da População/métodos , Estações do Ano , Fatores Sexuais , Purificação da Água/estatística & dados numéricos , Abastecimento de Água/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto Jovem
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Rev Saude Publica ; 53: 66, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31553376

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of the ratio between the waist circumference and the height in the identification of health risk compared with the correlation matrix between the anthropometric parameters body mass index and waist circumference. METHODS: A population-based study presenting a transversal cut in a representative sample of the Brazilian adult and older population. The combination of the body mass index with the waist circumference resulted in health risk categories, and the cutoff points of the ratio between the waist circumference and the height as anthropometric indicator were used for classification of low and increased risk. Poisson regression was used to verify the association of systemic arterial hypertension with the health risk categories. RESULTS: The results showed 26% of adult men, 10.4% of adult women and more than 30% of the older adults of both genders classified as without risk by the combination matrix between body mass index and waist circumference presented a ratio between the waist circumference and height that showed increased risk. All risk categories continued to be associated with hypertension after control for confounding factors, being almost two times higher for adults with moderate and high risk according to both methods. When the waist-to-height ratio was used as a risk indicator, the prevalence of hypertension ratios for the older adults was 1.37 (95%CI 1.16-1.63) and 1.35 (95%CI 1.12-1.62) for men and women, respectively, being these values close to the combination matrix body mass index and waist circumference. CONCLUSIONS: The waist-to-height ratio identified more individuals at early health risk than the combination matrix between the body mass index and the waist circumference and showed comparable ability to identify health risk, regardless of gender and age, regarding the prevalence ratios for systemic arterial hypertension.


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Sobrepeso/complicações , Medição de Risco/métodos , Razão Cintura-Estatura , Adulto , Distribuição por Idade , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Índice de Massa Corporal , Brasil/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Hipertensão/etiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/complicações , Sobrepeso/fisiopatologia , Distribuição de Poisson , Valores de Referência , Fatores de Risco , Distribuição por Sexo , Fatores Sexuais , Circunferência da Cintura , Adulto Jovem
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Nervenarzt ; 90(10): 1013-1020, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31471619

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As a whole, rare stroke causes represent a frequent stroke etiology. Since rare stroke causes affect primarily young patients, early diagnosis and treatment are of high socioeconomic relevance. In our everyday clinical practice, cervical artery dissection, which is the most common stroke etiology among patients < 45 years, and vasculitis are particularly important. In the case of vasculitis, devastating disease courses and potentially harmful treatment options complicate clinical decision-making. Non-vasculitic vasculopathies, infections, hematological disorders, coagulation disorders, metabolic disorders and malignancies are further rare causes of stroke with variable clinical manifestations, thus impeding an early diagnosis. If eligible, patients with rare stroke causes should be considered for thrombectomy. Except for infective endocarditis, most rare stroke causes are not per se a contraindication to thrombolysis, so that eligible patients should also be considered for thrombolysis. Evidence based recommendations for the secondary prevention of most rare stroke causes are still missing. In many cases, treatment regimens are adapted to the patients' individual risk of stroke recurrence and bleeding complications.


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Acidente Vascular Cerebral , Fatores Etários , Contraindicações , Humanos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/terapia , Trombectomia
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Rev Saude Publica ; 53: 65, 2019 Sep 02.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31483006

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether age group, complications or comorbidities are associated with the length of hospitalization of women undergoing cesarean section. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out between June 2012 and July 2017, with 64,437 women undergoing cesarean section and who did not acquire conditions during their hospital stay. Hospital discharge data were collected from national health institutions, using the Diagnosis-Related Groups system (DRG Brasil®). The DRG referring to cesarean section with additional complications or comorbidities (DRG 765) and cesarean section without complications or associated comorbidities (DRG 766) were included in the initial diagnosis. The influence of age group and comorbidities or complications present at admission on the length of hospital stay was assessed based on the means of the analysis of variance. The size of the effect was verified by Cohen's D, which allows evaluating clinical relevance. The criticality levels were identified using the Duncan test. RESULTS: The longest length of hospital stay was observed in the age group from 15 to 17 years old and among those aged 45 years old or more. The hospital stay of women with complications or comorbidities at the time of admission was also longer. Moreover, it was noted that the increase in criticality level was associated with an increase in the mean length of hospital stay. CONCLUSIONS: The length of hospital stay of women is higher among those belonging to the age group ranging from 15 to 17 years old and for those aged 45 years old or more. The presence of associated comorbidities, such as eclampsia, pre-existing hypertensive disorder with superimposed proteinuria and gestational hypertension (induced by pregnancy) with significant proteinuria increase the length of hospital stay. This study enabled the construction of distinct criticality level profiles based on the combination of age groups and the main comorbidities, which were directly related to the length of hospital stay.


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Cesárea/estatística & dados numéricos , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Brasil , Comorbidade , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Período Pós-Parto , Gravidez , Fatores de Risco , Adulto Jovem
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