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The physical function of children with sarcoma after surgery has not been studied explicitly. This paucity of research is partly because of the lack of a sufficiently sensitive pediatric functional measure. The goal of this study was to establish and validate a standardized measure of physical function in pediatric patients with extremity tumors.
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Name: Clinical orthopaedics and related research
It has long been reported that cryogenic allografts have sub-optimal mid and long-term patencies and consequently, are only used in the absence of autologous vein, predominantly in lower extremity lim...
Lower extremity trauma with soft tissue loss presents a challenge to the reconstructive surgeon. Cross-leg flaps, first described by Hamilton in 1854, are still used to salvage traumatized lower ex...
The Pediatric Trauma Score (PTS) stratifies the severity of injury and mortality risk in pediatric trauma patients.
Military lower extremity arterial injuries present threats to life and limb. These injuries are common and limb salvage is a trauma system priority. Understanding the timing and predictors of amputati...
Both bone forearm infective nonunions represent a rare but functionally limb threatening condition. We report a successful salvage of a severe near total both bone diaphysial osteomyelitis by convers...
This study aims to: 1. validate the Finnish version of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society scale and the Toronto Extremity Salvage Score lower extremity sections and to 2. a...
Primary Objectives: 1. To classify the types of wound healing complications that occur after pre-operative radiation therapy and limb sparing resection for the treatment of soft ti...
The purpose of this study is to look at the amount of function that returns in participants that have reconstruction with bone graft or artificial device and in participants who have tumor...
Derivation and Validation of a combination of STOP-Bang score and DES-OSA score to exclude OSA or to confirm OSA in patients.
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the toxicity profile of GRID therapy using dose levels of 10Gy, 15 Gy and 20Gy in pediatric osteosarcoma of the extremity.
A method, developed by Dr. Virginia Apgar, to evaluate a newborn's adjustment to extrauterine life. Five items - heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability, and color - are evaluated 60 seconds after birth and again five minutes later on a scale from 0-2, 0 being the lowest, 2 being normal. The five numbers are added for the Apgar score. A score of 0-3 represents severe distress, 4-7 indicates moderate distress, and a score of 7-10 predicts an absence of difficulty in adjusting to extrauterine life.
An alternative to amputation in patients with neoplasms, ischemia, fractures, and other limb-threatening conditions. Generally, sophisticated surgical procedures such as vascular surgery and reconstruction are used to salvage diseased limbs.
A therapeutic approach, involving chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery, after initial regimens have failed to lead to improvement in a patient's condition. Salvage therapy is most often used for neoplastic diseases.
Registered nurses with graduate degrees in nursing who provide care to pediatric patients who are acutely or critically ill.
An anatomic severity scale based on the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and developed specifically to score multiple traumatic injuries. It has been used as a predictor of mortality.
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...