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BACKGROUND Anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions (ACLRs) are frequently performed on young, active patients and can result in persistent knee symptoms and activity limitations that may affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL). To date, there has been no systematic review of HRQoL outcomes after ACLR. PURPOSE The objectives of this study were to(More)
OBJECTIVE We conducted a systematic review to evaluate the associations of knee alignment or trochlear morphology (measured on imaging) with presence, severity, onset, and/or progression of patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PFOA). METHODS We prospectively registered our protocol with PROSPERO (International prospective register of systematic reviews) and(More)
Determining mobility status is an important component of any health assessment for older adults. In order for a mobility measure to be relevant and meaningful, normative data are required for comparison to a healthy reference population. The DEMMI is the first mobility instrument to measure mobility across the spectrum from bed bound to functional levels of(More)
In May 1999, a cluster of cases of African tick-bite fever was detected in six Italian tourists who had returned from South Africa. All of the patients had moderate fever and cutaneous eschars. Regional lymphangitis was observed in three of the patients and skin rash in two. By comparing the number of eschars with the number of detectable bite sites it was(More)
BACKGROUND Fall-related hip fractures result in significant personal and societal consequences; importantly, up to half of older adults with hip fracture never regain their previous level of mobility. Strategies of follow-up care for older adults after fracture have improved investigation for osteoporosis; but managing bone health alone is not enough.(More)
This article describes major topics discussed from the 'Economics of Physical Inactivity Consensus Workshop' (EPIC), held in Vancouver, Canada, in April 2011. Specifically, we (1) detail existing evidence on effective physical inactivity prevention strategies; (2) introduce economic evaluation and its role in health policy decisions; (3) discuss key(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to (1) determine reference values for trochlear morphology and patellofemoral (PF) alignment in adults without magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-defined PF full thickness cartilage damage or knee pain; and (2) evaluate dose-response patterns for these measures with prevalent MRI-defined PF structural damage and/or knee pain. DESIGN The(More)
Western Washington University for providing funding to purchase necessary materials for this project. I am grateful to Erin Macri and Scientific Technical Services at WWU for devoting time and resources towards teaching me to use the Scanning Electron Microscope. My fellow toxicology classmates deserve a warm thank you as well for the comradery which helped(More)