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The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Spine Surgeons Worldwide : A One Year Prospective Comparative Study
Study Design: Survey Objective: In March of 2020, an original study by Louie et al investigated the impact of COVID-19 on 902 spine surgeons internationally. Since then, due to varying government responses and public health ...
Research Practices and Needs Among Spine Surgeons Worldwide
Objective: Resource allocation to research activities is challenging and there is limited evidence to justify decisions. Members of AO Spine were surveyed to understand the research practices and needs of spine surgeons ...
Study protocol : Prosthesis versus Active (ProAct) exercise program in patients with glenohumeral osteoarthritis - a multicenter, randomized controlled trial
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) and shoulder exercises are both effective treatments for reducing pain and improving function in glenohumeral osteoarthritis. However, the effectiveness of TSA has ...
The emergency department arrival mode and its relations to ED management and 30-day mortality in acute heart failure : an ancillary analysis from the EURODEM study
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure patients are often encountered in emergency departments (ED) from 11% to 57% using emergency medical services (EMS). Our aim was to evaluate the association of EMS use with acute heart failure ...
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for chronic prostatitis/ chronic pelvic pain syndrome : A prospective pilot study
Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in patients with treatment-resistant chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). Methods: ...
The expanded prostate cancer index composite short form (EPIC-26) for measuring health-related quality of life : content analysis of patients' spontaneous comments written in survey margins
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates comments that prostate cancer patients spontaneously write in the margins of the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Short Form (EPIC-26) questionnaire. We aim to show the possible barriers ...
Treatment response of colorectal cancer liver metastases to neoadjuvant or conversion therapy : a prospective multicentre follow-up study using MRI, diffusion-weighted imaging and 1H-MR spectroscopy compared with histology (subgroup in the RAXO trial)
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer liver metastases respond to chemotherapy and targeted agents not only by shrinking, but also by morphologic and metabolic changes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of advanced ...
Proximal Adductor Longus Tendon Repair With a Concomitant Distal Fascial Release for Complete Hip Adductor Tendon Tears : Surgical Technique and Outcomes in 40 Male Athletes
Background: The optimal treatment for complete avulsions of the proximal adductor longus (AL) is still debatable, and different operative and nonoperative treatment options have been suggested. Purpose: To report surgical ...