Stuart Martin's research while affiliated with McMaster University and other places

Publications (4)

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In an otherwise healthy patient with severe facial disfigurement secondary to burns, composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA) results in life-long immunosuppressive therapy and its associated risk. In this study, we assess the net gain of CTA of face (in terms of utilities) from the perspectives of patient, general public and medical expert, in c...
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Background: The traditional outcome measured following treatment of Dupuytren's Disease (DD) has been digital range of motion; specifically the gain in digital extension. The outcomes research movement in the last three decades however has been advocating the measurement of outcomes from the patient's perspective using Health-Related Quality of Li...
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The present study was undertaken to assess the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in patients with Dupuytren's disease who undergo palmar fasciectomy. A prospective cohort of patients with Dupuytren's Disease undergoing palmar and/or digital fasciectomy was recruited from the practice of three plastic surgeons in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Afte...

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... Keep in mind that, in cases done with pure WALANT, it takes about 30 minutes after administration for the chemical tourniquet effect of epinephrine to be optimal. 19 In the authors' clinic workflow (Fig. 2), surgeries are scheduled at the beginning or end of a clinic day. An alternative model is to schedule surgery-only days. ...
... Regarding the selection of participants into the study, preferences were identified from the general public in twenty-eight studies, from students in eight studies, 1 from patients in four studies-valuing conditions that they themselves were inflicted with-and from medical experts in six studies (Table 1). However, since the methods to recruit study participants included advertising the survey on a web site [14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26], a newspaper advertisement [27], recruitment in shopping centres [28] and train stations [29], e-mails to university students [16,[18][19][20][21][22]30], and/or employees [31][32][33] a critical bias may have been introduced in the samples. Moreover, there was limited geographical diffusion of the studies, as thirty-one of the studies were conducted in North America and one in the Middle East. ...
... They provide a standardized tool for measuring specific constructs and a means for quantifying qualitative, first-hand information. 5 Few studies have analyzed these tools in DD, 6 and to our knowledge, no studies have compared the recently developed disease-specific questionnaires the Unité Rhumatologique des Affections de la Main (URAM) scale 7 and the Southampton Dupuytren's Scoring Scheme (SDSS) 8 with the most widely used questionnaires in hand conditions. The aim of this study was to compare the most widely used PROMS in DD, their psychometric properties, and association with objectively measured hand function (range of motion) in a series of patients with DD treated with collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH). ...
... The most frequently investigated were common hand disorders (e.g., trigger finger, chronic tendon problems, etc.) in 14 articles [7,8,15,16,18,20,27,31,34,42,47,51,57,58], traumatic hand injuries in 12 articles [17,28,38,39,46,48,50,52,53,55,56,65], and rheumatoid arthritis in 7 articles [19,22,24,36,54,60,62]. The English version of the MHQ was the most frequently used, in 21 articles [7,8,14,18,20,21,24,28,33,35,36,45,46,48,53,54,57,59,[61][62][63]. ...