Pelvic endoprostheses are becoming more commonly used in recent years. In 2007, we reported the early results of modular hemipelvic endoprosthesis. In order to provide longer follow-up results, we conducted the current study.|To explore overall survival, local recurrence rate, metastasis rate, function score and survivorship of the prosthesis and related complications.|We retrospectively reviewed one hundred consecutive patients who received reconstruction with modular hemipelvic endoprostheses from June 2001 to March 2010. The living patients were followed for an average of 52.9 (range, 24-103) months. There were 85 primary tumors and 15 isolated metastases.|At the time of last follow-up, fifty-eight patients were alive with no evidence of disease and thirty-six patients died of disease. Twenty patients experienced a local recurrence and twenty-eight patients developed distant metastasis. Patients with wide surgical margins had a significantly lower local recurrence rate than those
The durability of total hip arthroplasty in younger patients has been reported to be less than that in older patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of cementless total hip arthroplasty performed in a consecutive series of patients fifty years of age or younger who were followed for a minimum of ten years.|We prospectively followed 100 consecutive patients (115 hips) who were fifty years of age or younger when they were treated with primary cementless total hip arthroplasty with use of a second-generation, extensively porous-coated femoral stem and a cementless acetabular component. The patients were followed for a minimum of ten years, and the results were compared with our patients in the same age group who had total hip arthroplasty with cement. Evaluation included the need for revision, activity questionnaires, six-minute walks, activity level monitoring with an accelerometer, and radiographic evaluation for evidence of loosening, wear, and
The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and radiographic long-term outcomes of patients treated with a third-generation cemented total shoulder replacement and followed for at least ten years.|The results of thirty-nine arthroplasties were analyzed clinically with use of the Constant score and on radiographs in two projections, with special regard to glenoid component loosening, at a mean of eleven years (range, ten to fifteen years) postoperatively.|The mean Constant score was 27 points (range, 11 to 54 points) preoperatively and 61 points (range, 21 to 86 points) postoperatively (p < 0.0001). Mean shoulder flexion increased from 84 (range, 40 to 150) preoperatively to 133 (range, 40 to 180) postoperatively; mean abduction, from 77 (range, 40 to 110) to 123 (range, 40 to 180); and mean external rotation, from 11 (range, -20 to 40) to 35 (range, 0 to 60). No humeral components but 36% of the glenoid components were radiographically
Disparities in cancer burden between specific populations are widely acknowledged, including differences associated with sexual orientation. We searched PubMed for articles about cancer in men who have sex with men. Of the 410 publications that we identified, 47 reports were eligible for inclusion and review. Most addressed issues of cancer prevention, followed by diagnosis, survivorship, detection, and cancer treatment. Disparities exist mainly in the prevalence of viruses linked to cancers. Knowledge about sexual orientation and cancer is skewed towards infection-related cancers, so information about the association between sexual orientation and other cancers, and social and cultural causes for disparities in cancer, is less available. Men who have sex with men are still a largely overlooked minority group in this respect. Future research should examine the effects of sexual orientation on cancer, from prevention to survivorship.
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