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Welcome to Thieme Open

Thieme Open is the gateway to the Open Access journal content from the Thieme Publishing Group.  It covers both fully Open Access journals, as well as articles published on an Open Access basis in our subscription journals. All Open Access content published by Thieme is freely and permanently available online for everyone, increasing the visibility, usage and impact of your work.

As you would expect from Thieme, all our Open Access journals are subject to thorough, independent peer review. Our Open Access articles meet the same high quality of editorial, author and production services you have gotten used to from Thieme.  Check out the latest content below and see for yourself!


Featured Open Access Articles

Patients' Perception of Bone and Tissue Excision, and the Size and Weight of Prostheses at Total Knee Arthroplasty (The Surgery Journal)

Benjamin Rossi, Narlaka Jayasekera, Fionnuala Anne Kelly, Keith Eyres

The aim of this study is to ascertain patients' perception of the amount of bone and tissue excision and size and weight of their implanted prostheses at total knee arthroplasty (TKA). To our knowledge, no prior study in the English orthopaedic literature has analyzed these parameters against patient perception of TKA. In a prospective study of eight consecutive TKA (six primary and two single-stage revision TKA procedures) by a single surgeon, patients estimated the weight of their implanted knee. Read more.

It's Rare So Be Aware: Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Mimicking Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation (The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)

Fayza Haider, Khulood Al Saad, Fatima Al-Hashimi, Hakima Al-Hashimi

Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) is a rare aggressive malignant tumor of infancy and early childhood. The tumor arises in the lung and pleura and is regarded as a pulmonary dysontogenetic or embryonic neoplasm. Four types are defined in literature. Type I PPB is a rare, cystic lung neoplasm in infants characterized by subtle malignant changes and a good prognosis. Recurrences after type I PPB are usually advanced with a poor prognosis. Read more.

The Comparison of the Protective Effects of α- and β-Antithrombin against Vascular Endothelial Cell Damage Induced by Histone in Vitro (TH Open)

Toshiaki Iba, Tetsuya Sasaki, Kazutoshi Ohshima, Koichi Sato, Isao Nagaoka, Jecko Thachil

Antithrombin is a promising option for the treatment of sepsis, and vascular endothelium is an important target for this fatal condition. Here, we aimed to evaluate the protective effects of different glycoforms of antithrombin on histone-induced endothelial cell damage and explore the responsible mechanisms in an experimental model in vitro. Endothelial cells were treated in vitro using histone H4 to induce cellular damage. Various doses of either α- or β-antithrombin were used as treatment interventions, and both cell viability and the levels of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in the medium were assessed. Read more.

Association Between Years of Experience and Ankle Joint Disorder in Male Student Basketball Players Based on Ultrasonography (Ultrasound International Open)

Yaeko Fukushima

Inversion sprain of the ankle joint occurs frequently in basketball players and lateral ligament injuries of the ankle joint account for 45% of all traumas in basketball. Of these injuries, the incidence of anterior talofibular ligament injury is the highest, and this is the primary cause of lateral instability of the ankle joint, for which concomitant occurrence of osteochondral injury in the talocrural joint region is of concern. McKay reported the rate of ankle injury and risk factors of ankle injuries in basketball players. The chronic ankle symptoms were as high as 74%. Read more.


Closed-Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy in Obese Patients Undergoing Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Controlled Trial (American Journal of Perinatology Reports)

Ravindu P. Gunatilake, Geeta K. Swamy, Leo R. Brancazio, Michael P. Smrtka, Jennifer L. Thompson, Jennifer B. Gilner, Beverly A. Gray, Robert Phillips Heine

Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States. Of the approximately 3.9 million births in the United States in 2013, more than 1.28 million (32.7%) occurred via cesarean delivery. About 2 to 7% of cesarean deliveries resulted in a surgical site occurrence (SSO) leading to prolonged wound healing and postoperative pain, increased rates of secondary infection and rehospitalization, decreased patient satisfaction, and increased costs of medical care. Read more.

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