Pediatric Audiology Casebook.

Pediatric audiology casebook.

Ear Hear. 2013 Mar; 34(2): 249
Vento BA

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‘Rheumatologist go home!’ Coming up next?

Ann Rheum Dis. 2013 Feb 20;
Uhlig T, Sokka T

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Prevention, management and rehabilitation of patients with cerebral palsy.

Prilozi. 2012 Dec; 33(2): 153-61
Poposka A, Georgieva D, Dzoleva-Tolevska R, Georgiev A

(Full text is available at The aim of this paper is to present the importance of orthopaedics in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of persons with cerebral palsy. Material and methods: The paper is based on a study realized at the University Orthopaedic Clinic, Medical School, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, with application of documentary analysis, observation and clinical analysis of 76 patients with cerebral palsy, aged between 1 and 15 years. Results: Orthopaedics is a surgical field of medicine, in which context there have been, are and will be, as a challenge, many questions for the present and future generations. Data analysis pointed out that surgical treatment in combination with conservative treatment give a hope that a definite or prolonged cure is possible, with maximal and possibly preserved function of the loco-motor system or, in the most serious cases, abatement of the impaired locomotor system symptoms. Summary: Early diagnosis and appropriate application of surgical treatment enable better functioning of persons with cerebral palsy by maximal exploitation of their remaining abilities. Key words: cerebral palsy, orthopaedics, early diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, multidisciplinary approach. HubMed – rehab


Venous thromboembolism in psychogeriatric in-patients – A study of risk assessment, incidence, and current prophylaxis prescribing.

Int Psychogeriatr. 2013 Feb 21; 1-5
Liu X, O’Rourke F, Van Nguyen H

ABSTRACT Background: While venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment and prophylaxis is well established for medical and surgical in-patients, there is a paucity of evidence, and therefore guidelines, in this area for psychogeriatric in-patients. We wished to determine VTE incidence, risk, and use of prophylaxis, in a psychogeriatric in-patient population. Methods: Retrospective audit of consecutive psychogeriatric patients aged 65 years and over admitted to Bankstown Hospital over a 3-year period, 2007-2009. Using an adapted VTE risk scoring system, patients were assigned as low, medium, or high VTE risk. Results: A total of 192 patients were included in the study. Mean age was 79.1 ± 7.0 years. Out of the total, 55.2% of patients had diagnosis of dementia, and 33.3% had depression. Overall, 81.8% (157/192) were assessed as low risk, and 18.2% (35/192) as medium risk. Also, 16.7% (32/192) received VTE prophylaxis. Four new VTE events occurred in medium-risk group, and one in low-risk group (p = 0.004). Overall VTE incidence was 10.5/10,000 patient-days, but 44.2 per 10,000 in medium-risk group. VTE risk score was predictive of VTE events – IRR 6.02 (95% Confidence Intervals (CI) = 1.76-20.7, p = 0.004) for every one-point increment in risk. Depression was associated with significantly higher VTE occurrence (6.3% in those with diagnosis vs. 0.8% without, p = 0.043). Conclusion: Using a VTE risk scoring system adapted for psychogeriatric in-patients, those assessed to be at medium risk had a significantly increased rate of VTE. On this basis, we would recommend VTE prophylaxis be prescribed for psychogeriatric in-patients assessed to be at medium and high level of risk. HubMed – rehab


For physical rehabilitation in the ICU, is it early to bed, early to rise?*.

Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar; 41(3): 909-10
Nathanson BH

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