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The Epidemiology of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: An Update
Abstract: The Kids' Inpatient Database, reflecting 6.70 million pediatric discharges in 1997 and 7.30 million in 2000, was coupled with the US Census Bureau data and was used to elicit the… Expand
Severe itching in the patient with burns.
- M. Vitale, C. Fields-Blache, A. Luterman
- The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation
- 1 July 1991
After discharge, the patient with burns is often plagued with persistent, unrelenting itching. The purpose of this study was to document the incidence and severity of itching in discharged patients… Expand
Diagnosis and management of spinal muscular atrophy: Part 1: Recommendations for diagnosis, rehabilitation, orthopedic and nutritional care
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a severe neuromuscular disorder due to a defect in the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. Its incidence is approximately 1 in 11,000 live births. In 2007, an… Expand
Rotator cuff repair: an analysis of utility scores and cost-effectiveness.
- M. Vitale, M. Vitale, J. Zivin, Jonathan P. Braman, L. Bigliani, E. Flatow
- Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery
- 1 March 2007
More than 75,000 rotator cuff repairs are performed annually, yet cost-effectiveness data are unavailable. This study examines the cost utility of rotator cuff repair by relating surgical costs to… Expand
Screening for idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents. An information statement.
Many states mandate school screening to identify children at risk for scoliosis, though recent studies have cast some controversy on the effectiveness of routine scoliosis screening. Previous studies… Expand
Access to Orthopaedic Care for Children With Medicaid Versus Private Insurance: Results of a National Survey
Background: It has been documented that children insured by Medicaid in California have significantly less access to orthopedic care than children with private insurance. Low Medicaid physician… Expand
Patient-Based Outcomes After Clubfoot Surgery
Despite decades of experience in the area of clubfoot repair, considerable uncertainty remains regarding indications, surgical technique, and long-term results of treatment. Much of this uncertainty… Expand
Diagnosis and management of spinal muscular atrophy: Part 2: Pulmonary and acute care; medications, supplements and immunizations; other organ systems; and ethics
This is the second half of a two-part document updating the standard of care recommendations for spinal muscular atrophy published in 2007. This part includes updated recommendations on pulmonary… Expand
Orthopaedic manifestations of neurofibromatosis in children: an update.
Neurofibromatosis is one of the most common genetic disorders affecting mankind. Despite extensive basic science research, the diagnosis still is based largely on well-defined clinical criteria,… Expand
Femoral Deformity Correction in Children and Young Adults Using Taylor Spatial Frame
- S. Marangoz, D. Feldman, D. Sala, J. Hyman, M. Vitale
- Clinical orthopaedics and related research
- 23 September 2008
AbstractThe Taylor spatial frame (TSF) has been used commonly in children and young adults. Its use in the tibia is more extensively studied and applied than in the femur. We asked whether normal… Expand