Kindyle Losey Brennan

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This review focuses on the neurobiological processes involved in achieving successful abstinence from drugs of abuse. While there is clinical and public health value in knowing if the deficits associated with drug use correct with abstinence, studying the neurobiology that underlies successful abstinence can also illuminate the processes that enable(More)
BACKGROUND As the population ages, the number of proximal femoral fractures seen each year is expected to increase. Subsequent contralateral hip fractures have been reported to occur in as many as 11.8% of patients after surgical fixation of the initial fracture, but it is unknown if this rate is similar among patients managed with different surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Femoral neck fractures (FNFs) comprise 50% of geriatric hip fractures. Appropriate management requires surgeons to balance potential risks and associated healthcare costs with surgical treatment. Treatment complications can lead to reoperation resulting in increased patient risks and costs. Understanding etiologies of treatment failure and the(More)
BACKGROUND Frailty, a multidimensional syndrome entailing loss of energy, physical ability, cognition, and health, plays a significant role in elderly morbidity and mortality. No study has examined frailty in relation to mortality after femoral neck fractures in elderly patients. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We examined the association of a modified frailty index(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of rotator cuff repair continues to rise, with a noted transition from open to arthroscopic techniques in recent years. One reported advantage of arthroscopic repair is a lower infection rate. However, to date, the infection rates of these 2 techniques have not been directly compared with large samples at a single institution with(More)
METHODS A retrospective comparative study was performed at a level 1 trauma center at which electronic medical records and digital radiographs were reviewed for 949 femoral neck fractures. For the primary outcome of reoperation based on age, Kaplan-Meier models were built and analysis applied. RESULTS A total of 334 fractures were nondisplaced treated(More)
BACKGROUND Trauma centers are projected to have an increase in the number of elderly patients with high-energy femur fractures. Greater morbidity and mortality have been observed in these patients. Further clarification regarding the impact of high-energy femur fractures is necessary in this population. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES Our purpose was to assess the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether the presence of ipsilateral rib fractures affects the rate of a clavicle fracture being unstable (>100% displacement). DESIGN A retrospective review from 2002-2013 performed at a single level 1 trauma center evaluated 243 midshaft clavicle fractures. SETTING Single Level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS These(More)
Study Design Prospective, randomized, partially blinded. Background Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is the current terminology for what was once called greater trochanteric or subgluteal bursitis. Cortisone (corticosteroid) injection into the lateral hip has traditionally been the accepted treatment for this condition; however, the effectiveness(More)
A retrospective, comparative study was performed reviewing the electronic medical records and digital radiographs of patients who underwent treatment for intertrochanteric and pertrochanteric hip fractures with either a hip screw and side plate (HSSP) or intramedullary nail. A total of 430 patients were treated with HSSP, and 725 were managed with a(More)
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