Gerard P. Slobogean

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There is an urgent need for both the scientific development and clinical validation of novel therapies for acute spinal cord injury (SCI). The scientific development of novel therapies would be facilitated by a better understanding of the acute pathophysiology of human SCI. Clinical validation of such therapies would be facilitated by the availability of(More)
HYPOTHESIS The Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder, Hand (DASH), EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D), Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3), and Short Form (SF)-6D questionnaires are reliable and valid measures of functional outcome and health state values in patients with proximal humeral fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients aged 55 and older treated for a proximal humeral(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that all primary studies used in orthopedic meta-analyses are indexed in MEDLINE or EMBASE. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Using MEDLINE from 1995 to 2005, we retrieved all published meta-analyses of orthopedic surgical interventions. The primary studies in each meta-analysis were defined as the "gold standard" set. MEDLINE and(More)
OBJECTIVE The measurement of functional outcomes in pelvic fracture patients remains difficult for authors. The authors aimed to test the construct validity, respondent burden, floor and ceiling effects, and patient perception of 3 previously published pelvic outcome questionnaires. DESIGN Prospective case series. SETTING Level I Trauma Center. (More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the treatment preferences of orthopaedic surgeons for displaced three- and four-part proximal humerus fractures. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Academic and nonacademic institutions across Canada. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS Members of the Canadian Orthopedic Trauma Society and the Joint Orthopedic Initiative for National Trials(More)
BACKGROUND Femoral neck fractures in patients 60 years of age or younger are challenging injuries to treat because of the high-energy trauma mechanisms and the displaced fracture patterns typically found in this patient population. Understanding the burden of disease is an important first step in addressing treatment controversies in this population. The(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to systematically review the content and clinimetric evidence (rigor of rating scales and indexes for the description of clinical phenomena) of published patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments used to assess femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral hip pathology. METHODS We used Medical Subject Heading terms(More)
BACKGROUND Supracondylar fractures of the humerus are common pediatric elbow injuries. Most displaced or angulated fractures are treated by closed reduction and percutaneous pinning, with either a crossed pin or lateral pin configuration. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review to determine if there is an increased risk of iatrogenic(More)
BACKGROUND Flail chest is a life-threatening injury typically treated with supportive ventilation and analgesia. Several small studies have suggested large improvements in critical care outcomes after surgical fixation of multiple rib fractures. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of surgical fixation and nonoperative management for flail(More)
PURPOSE To systematically review the available evidence for arthroscopic repair of chronic massive rotator cuff tears and identify patient demographics, pre- and post-operative functional limitations, reparability and repair techniques, and retear rates. METHODS Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the Cochrane Central(More)