Anthony Ndu's research while affiliated with Albert Einstein Medical Center and other places

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Ankle fractures are common orthopedic injuries with favorable outcomes when managed with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Several patient-related risk factors may contribute to poor short-term outcomes, and machine learning may be a valuable tool for predicting outcomes. The objective of this study was to evaluate machine-learning algor...
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Rigid flatfoot deformity is a debilitating condition that can be managed by triple arthrodesis surgery. Triple arthrodesis has the potential to restore health-related quality of life, but it is also associated with several complications. Few studies have examined the 30-day readmission rates after triple arthrodesis. The objective of this study was...
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Background End-stage ankle arthritis is a debilitating condition that negatively impacts patient quality of life. Tibiotalar fusion and total ankle replacement are treatment options for managing ankle arthritis. Few studies have examined short term readmission rates of these two procedures. The objective of this study was compare all-cause 30-day r...
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Category Other Introduction/Purpose Patients are frequently required to maintain a non-weight bearing (NWB) status after foot and ankle surgery in order to prevent post op complications. Adherence to these instructions is of paramount importance and lack of compliance may lead to wound breakdown, loss of fracture fixation, or hardware failure. Unf...

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... Although the criteria presented in these papers are slightly different in various diseases, most papers shared similarities. The most common exclusion factor was under-aged patients at the time of index admission [2,22,32,34,41,43,44,[50][51][52]. This could be due to the incomparability of readmission issues for adults and children [53]. ...
... [4][5][6] Several other independent studies evaluated admissions based on specific disease states or surgeries such as heart failure, sepsis, chronic obstructive lung disease, heart valve surgery, and spine surgery. [7][8][9][10][11] However, relatively few studies have assessed whether or not traits of the physicians caring for the patients influence readmission rates as well. The current study attempts to address this literature gap. ...
... 3 Independent risk factors related to readmission were related to deficiency anemia, coagulopathy, renal failure, other insurance relative to private, and tibiotalar fusion. 4 However, the revision rate of ankle arthroplasty is much higher than that of ankle fusion. 5 It has also been reported that the failure rate of ankle joint replacement is relatively high, which is related to 45% of poor alignment after operation. ...