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INTRODUCTION: Spinal implants play a vital role in healthcare delivery, and regulations are necessary to ensure their quality, approval, access, and use. In this article, we examine the current state of regulation and approval procedures for medical devices in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), emphasizing the situation in Tanzania.
INTRODUCTION: Pain in multiple sclerosis (MS) is common, but literature on pain in children with MS remains scarce. Pain has physical, psychological, and social implications in MS, and both comprehensive assessment and interdisciplinary management approaches are needed. We sought to develop an interdisciplinary interim guideline for the assessment and management of pain in children with MS.
CONCLUSIONS: Deep brain stimulation was cost effective for Parkinson's disease when considered over the course of the patient's remaining life after implantation.
CONCLUSION: Our result suggested that cervical paraspinal muscle morphology, specifically greater asymmetry, and fatty infiltration may be important predictors of functional recovery and post-surgical outcomes in patients with DCM.
Gun violence killed over 46,000 Americans in 2021; almost 120,000 suffered gunshot wounds. This epidemic has attracted national attention and increasing concern from medical and surgical organizations, as evident in this special issue. 'Through and Through History' explores the surgical management of gunshot wounds from their earliest appearance in 14th-century Europe to the present. Interweaving the civilian and military experience, it details not only the evolution of care directly applied to...
CONCLUSIONS: STarTBack and OSPRO-YF are short screening tools with acceptable convergent and known-group construct validity and no floor or ceiling effect of their total score. Both tools could assist with the identification, evaluation, and management of psychological distress in patients presenting to tertiary care spine centres.
CONCLUSIONS: Rates of re-admission and re-operation were similar to literature despite lack of a standardized treatment pathway or discharge protocol. Outcomes of pediatric septic arthritis did not correlate with discharge CRP level. There was a high rate of unplanned ED visits after discharge.