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Cassuto Daniel D Milan, Italy; Rockville, Md.; and Fairfax, Va. From private - - 2013
Hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers are generally safe, efficacious, and well tolerated. However, complications are inevitable, as with any medical procedure. Nodules at the site of filler implantation may pose the greatest challenge, as treatment is often empiric and can be influenced by misconceptions. Hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite ...
Tan J W-L - - 2013
Many children with IgE-mediated egg allergy can tolerate products containing extensively heated (baked) egg. Aside from food challenge, there are no tests which reliably predict tolerance to baked egg in egg-allergic individuals. To determine if skin prick test (SPT) to baked egg (muffin) and ovomucoid can predict the outcome of ...
Claridge Jeffrey A - - 2013
The Northern Ohio Trauma System (NOTS) was created with the expressed goal of improving trauma care through collaboration, system-wide protocol implementation, and evidence-based process improvement. The primary goal of this study was to evaluate the mortality of trauma patients seen across the region after 2 years of beginning NOTS. Regional ...
Manca Giorgio G Brescia, Pavia, Bologna, and Modena, Italy From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital "Spedali Civili di Brescia"; the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialization School, University of Pavia; the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute; and IGEA S.p.A. - - 2013
Keloids and hypertrophic scars are the result of abnormal healing responses and dermal tissue proliferation; current surgical procedures can give rise to exuberant scarring and permanent functional loss or disfigurement. Considering the promising results reported when treating keloids and hypertrophic scars with intralesional bleomycin injection and the enhanced effect of ...
Stokes O M - - 2013
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis affects about 3% of children. Non-operative measures are aimed at altering the natural history to maintain the size of the curve below 40° at skeletal maturity. The application of braces to treat spinal deformity pre-dates the era of evidence-based medicine, and there is a paucity of irrefutable ...
Larsson A - - 2013
Municipal home care workers provide high-quality services to an increasing proportion of elderly people living in private homes. The work environments and working conditions of these workers vary to a great extent, implying rapid priority-making among both employers and employees to ensure that the work can be performed in a ...
Sólyom Réka - - 2013
Introduction: Children's sleep duration is decreasing in the last decade. Despite of the well known negative consequences, there are no data on children's sleep duration in Hungary and Romania. Aim: The aim of the authors was to assess sleep duration of school-age children in Hungary and Romania. Method: A self-edited ...
Downie Jeanine B JB Montclair, N.J.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and Glenn Dale, Md. From private practice; the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California; the Department Dermatology, University of California, Los Angeles; Howard University School of Medicine; and the Callender Skin and Laser - - 2013
Although the use of the hyaluronic acid with cohesive polydensified matrix hyaluronic acid has been well explored in subjects with lighter skin (i.e., Fitzpatrick skin types I, II, and III), further exploration in subjects with Fitzpatrick skin types IV, V, and IV is warranted. The primary purpose of the study ...
Petrera Massimo - - 2013
This study aimed to determine the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on the histologic, biochemical, and biomechanical properties of tissue-engineered cartilage. Chondrocytes isolated from bovine metacarpal-phalangeal articular cartilage were seeded on top of a porous ceramic substrate (calcium polyphosphate [CPP]). Cultures were supplemented with fetal bovine serum (FBS), PRP, or ...
Gershuni Victoria V Department of Surgery and Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, - - 2013
We evaluated suturing skills performance and retention in senior medical students (MS4) at the beginning of their fourth year and 7 months later. MS4 students entering a surgery specialty were randomized to a proficiency-based suturing/knot-tying curriculum at the beginning of fourth year (Intervention, n = 11) versus no training (Control, ...
Pinhal Carolina Staut - - 2013
Evidence is emerging that highlights the far-reaching consequences of a high-fat diet (HFD) on kidney morphology and function disorders. The present study was performed on 3-, 5-, 7- and 9-week-old HFD female rats compared with the appropriate gender and age-matched animals. We evaluated the kidney expression of angiotensin type II ...
Allicock Marlyn - - 2013
Peer Connect matches cancer survivors and caregivers (guides) with those currently experiencing cancer-related issues seeking support (partners). Motivational interviewing (MI)-based communication skills are taught to provide patient-centered support. There is little guidance about MI-based applications with cancer survivors who may have multiple coping needs. This paper addresses the results and ...
Sundaram Hema H Rockville, Md.; Fairfax, Va.; and Milan, Italy From private - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to present new rheologic data for hyaluronic acid filler products, correlate them with recent tissue integration studies, and provide a scientific rationale for selecting appropriate products for volume replacement within different tissue levels and anatomical zones. A brief overview of the methodology of filler ...
De Cock D - - 2013
The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of initial disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) combination therapy with steroids (ICTS) and DMARD monotherapy (IMT) on the clinical and radiologic evolution of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over a 2-year treatment period, applying tight control (TC) in daily practice. ...
Munoz-Price L Silvia - - 2013
We describe 1,132 contacts between anesthesiologists and the operating room. Objects most commonly touched included anesthesia machines and keyboards. Only 13 hand hygiene events were witnessed during 8 hours of observations. Line insertions, bronchoscopies, or blood exposures were not followed by hand hygiene. Stopcocks were accessed 66 times and only disinfected ...
Patel M - - 2013
Beta-agonist overuse is associated with adverse outcomes in asthma, however, the relationships between different metrics of salbutamol use and future risk are uncertain. To investigate the relationship between metrics of salbutamol use and adverse outcome. In a 24-week randomized controlled trial of 303 asthma patients at risk of severe exacerbations ...
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hESC research is an ethically acceptable use of human embryos that are in excess of those needed to meet the fertility goals of patients. The ethical basis for this view and issues to be considered during the informed consent process for the donation of embryos are developed in this document. ...
Kenchappa Rajappa S - - 2013
The development of brain metastases is common in patients with melanoma and is associated with a poor prognosis. Treating patients with melanoma brain metastases (MBMs) is a major therapeutic challenge. Standard approaches with conventional chemotherapy are disappointing, while surgery and radiotherapy have improved outcomes. In this article, we discuss the ...
Bailie George R - - 2013
To examine patterns of intravenous (IV) iron use across 12 countries from 1999 to 2011. Trends in iron use are described among 32 192 hemodialysis (HD) patients in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study. Adjusted associations of IV iron dose with serum ferritin and transferrin saturation (TSAT) values were ...
Felice Peter A PA Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Columbia, S.C. From the Craniofacial Research Laboratory, Plastic Surgery Section, University of Michigan; and the Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of - - 2013
The authors' laboratory has previously demonstrated that deferoxamine promotes angiogenesis and bone repair in the setting of radiation therapy coupled with distraction osteogenesis. However, clinically relevant effects of deferoxamine administration on union rate and micro-computed tomographic and biomechanical parameters are unknown. The authors posit that administration of deferoxamine will increase ...
Ortiz-Rosario Alexis - - 2013
Abstract Here, we present a state-of-the-art review of the research performed on the brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies with a focus on signal processing approaches. BCI can be divided into three main components: signal acquisition, signal processing, and effector device. The signal acquisition component is generally divided into two categories: noninvasive ...
Muir D - - 2013
We performed a retrospective review of a consecutive series of 178 Mobility total ankle replacements (TARs) performed by three surgeons between January 2004 and June 2009, and analysed radiological parameters and clinical outcomes in a subgroup of 129 patients. The mean follow-up was 4 years (2 to 6.3). A total ...
Srai Jemnique Pal Kaur - - 2013
Despite the high prevalence of dental anxiety in children, there is little research examining anxiety before orthodontic procedures. This parallel-group randomized controlled trial assessed whether provision of additional multimedia information regarding the bond-up procedure affected anxiety in adolescent orthodontic patients. The effects of sex, ethnicity, and age were also investigated. ...
Baumann R - - 2013
Serum levels of IL-16, IL-33 and the decoy receptor of IL-33, soluble ST2, are elevated in allergic rhinitis. Recent studies show that IL-16, soluble ST2 or anti-IL-33 reduce type 2 cytokines (such as IL-5) and eosinophilia in murine models of allergic asthma or allergic rhinitis respectively. In this study, we ...
Buster John E - - 2013
Female sexual dysfunctions (FSDs) range from short-term aggravations to major emotional disturbances adversely affecting family and workplace. This review highlights diagnosis and management of the four most widely diagnosed FSDs. It initially focuses on hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) as a driving force at the heart of all other FSDs; ...
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General mechanism for exaggerated sexuallyselected traits. Many animals wield sexually-selected exaggerated traits. 'Classic' examples include the peacock's train, and the antlers observed in male deer, as well as fiddler crabs with enlarged claws, and the enlarged head-horns of rhinoceros beetles (Trypoxylus dichotomus, cover). These traits are used for mate choice, ...
Huang Hsin-Lei - - 2013
Melamine and cyanuric acid (M/CA), when orally administered together to rats, can induce crystal formation within renal tubules and cause acute kidney injury. To investigate the pathomechanism of crystal-induced nephritis, melamine and/or cyanuric acid were administered to 3-week-old (young) and 8-week-old (adult) rats, respectively. Crystal formation, blood urea nitrogen elevation, ...
Camenisch Colette C CC Stockholm and Solna, Sweden From Akademikliniken; Department of Radiology, Sophiahemmet Hospital Stockholm; and Karolinska University - - 2013
Macrolane is a biocompatible, biodegradable, injectable stabilized hyaluronic acid-based gel of nonanimal origin manufactured using the nonanimal stabilized hyaluronic acid technology. This was a substudy to evaluate localization, displacement, and degradation of the gel when used for volume restoration and shaping of the buttocks. Subjects aged 20 years or older ...
Tian Yanqing - - 2013
A fluorescent colorimetric pH sensor was developed by a polymerization of a monomeric fluorescein based green emitter (SM1) with a monomeric 2-dicyanomethylene-3-cyano-4,5,5-trimethyl-2,5-dihydrofuran derived red emitter (SM2) in poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate)-co-polyacrylamide (PHEMA-co-PAM) matrices. Polymerized SM1 (PSM1) in the polymer matrices showed bright emissions at basic conditions and weak emissions at acidic conditions. ...
Zhou Nan-di - - 2013
Urethanase produced by Penicillium variabile was purified through ultrasonication, concentration by polyethylene glycol 20,000, and Superdex G-200 gel filtration chromatography. The molecular weight of urethanase was determined to be around 96 kDa by gel filtration. The purified enzyme showed a single band in SDS-PAGE with the molecular weight of ~13.7 kDa, which ...
Huh Ahrin A Private practice, Teaneck, - - 2013
Genetic influences on the development of malocclusion include heritable effects on both masticatory muscles and jaw skeletal morphology. Beyond genetic variations, however, the characteristics of muscle and bone are also influenced by epigenetic mechanisms that produce differences in gene expression. We studied 2 enzymes known to change gene expressions through ...
Keller Deborah S - - 2013
Several methods have been used to measure quality of life (QOL) in colorectal patients, but existing QOL assessment tools are often complex, require complicated analysis, lack specificity for colorectal surgery, and are not focused on assessment of perioperative care. The postoperative QOL (PQL) assessment is designed to capture subtle yet ...
Tepas Joseph J JJ - - 2013
We hypothesized that a novel algorithm that uses data from the electronic medical record (EMR) from multiple clinical and biometric sources could provide early warning of organ dysfunction in patients with high risk for postoperative complications and sepsis. Operative patients undergoing colorectal procedures were evaluated. The Rothman Index (RI) is ...
Kanie Sayoko - - 2013
To investigate the effects of TRK-380, a selective β3-adrenoceptor (β3-AR) agonist, on voiding behavior in rats with pollakiuria and on carbachol (CCh)-induced bladder contraction in dogs. The voiding behavior of female Sprague Dawley rats was recorded continuously with a balance. Rats were intravesically pretreated with 2.5% formalin under isoflurane anesthesia. ...
Chang Eric I EI Houston, Texas From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer - - 2013
The internal mammary vessels are commonly used as primary recipient vessels for free flap breast reconstruction. However, there is debate about the reliability of the left internal mammary vein. The authors explored the anatomy of the internal mammary vessels as revealed during free flap breast reconstruction to determine whether microvascular ...
Hultgren T - - 2013
We evaluated results at one year after surgical correction of internal rotation deformities in the shoulders of 270 patients with obstetric brachial plexus palsy. The mean age at surgery was 6.2 years (0.6 to 35). Two techniques were used: open subscapularis elongation and latissimus dorsi to infraspinatus transfer. In addition, ...
Lorenc Z Paul ZP New York and Nanuet, N.Y.; Boca Raton, Fla.; and Cary, N.C. From private practice; and Mount Sinai School of - - 2013
Belotero Balance is a novel highly cross-linked hyaluronic acid that uses cohesive polydensified matrix technology to achieve cohesive gel; improved adaptation by the dermis; and a soft, smooth fill. Several studies have now compared Belotero Balance to bovine collagen and other hyaluronic acids. Two pivotal studies demonstrated the noninferiority and ...
Shimada Yutaka - - 2013
Esophagectomy in the prone position has recently been introduced as a less-invasive procedure for treating esophageal cancer. We herein present a case of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) treated with a bilateral thoracic approach in the prone position. The patient was a 69-year-old male diagnosed with middle thoracic ESCC. Computed ...
Constantinou Jason - - 2013
Carotid atheromatous disease is an important cause of stroke and represents a key target in stroke prevention. Randomized trials have shown the efficacy of carotid endarterectomy in secondary stroke prevention. Carotid stenting presents a less invasive alternative to surgical intervention. Advances in medical management, if compliance can be ensured, are ...
Anderson Ryan James - - 2013
The benefit of somatostatin for the prevention of pancreatic fistula has been debated widely in the literature. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of somatostatin in preventing pancreatic fistulas and improving postoperative outcomes after pancreatic resection. Somatostatin improves postoperative outcomes after pancreatectomy. A review was performed ...
East Susan A - - 2013
Little research or attention has been paid to finding out whether wound closure with sutures or staples attains the best outcomes after saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting. We undertook a quality improvement project to compare the prevalence of leg wound complications (eg, infection, seroma, hematoma, dehiscence) between ...
Pinder V A E - - 2013
Variegate porphyria is an autosomal dominant disorder that usually presents with photosensitivity and acute neurological crises in adulthood. It is caused by heterozygous mutations in the protoporphyrinogen oxidase gene (PPOX). A rarer variant, homozygous variegate porphyria (HVP), presents in childhood with recurrent skin blisters and scarring. More variable features of ...
Viljoen Adie - - 2013
The current lack of sufficient evidence of vitamin D's role in CVD calls for perspective and caution to avoid that health claims, vitamin D testing and supplementations' sales will continue to run well ahead of the scientific evidence.
Ferrara Gerardo - - 2013
Spitz nevus can clinically present either in the classical (reddish pink) or the pigmented (brownish black) variant. Dermoscopy demonstrates that the pigmented variant is much more common than the classical variant; however, none of these show dermoscopic patterns clearly distinguishable from melanoma. Even histopathologically, a clear-cut differentiation between benign and ...
Frieling-Reuss Elisabeth H - - 2013
To analyze and compare the postoperative visual and refractive outcomes and patients' visual satisfaction after implantation of an aspheric or an aspheric toric multifocal diffractive intraocular lens (IOL) in eyes with equivalent biometric characteristics. Private clinic, Munich, Germany. Comparative case series. Patients having cataract surgery were assigned to 1 of ...
Naito Sei - - 2013
To investigate the prognosis and prognostic factors of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who underwent metastasectomy. We sent questionnaires to Japanese hospitals. The questionnaires included data of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who had their metastatic lesions removed between January 1988 and December 2009. We collected them and ...
Ku Sae-Kwang - - 2013
High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) acts as a late mediator of vascular inflammatory conditions. Pellitorine (PT), an active amide compound from Asarum sieboldii, is known to possess antibacterial and anticancer properties. In this study, we investigated the anti-septic effects of PT against pro-inflammatory responses in human umbilical vein endothelial ...
Ortega Mario - - 2013
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has multiple genetic clades with varying prevalence throughout the world. Both HIV clade C (HIV-C) and HIV clade B (HIV-B) can cause cognitive impairment, but it is unclear if these clades are characterized by similar patterns of brain dysfunction. We examined brain volumetrics and neuropsychological ...
van der Geer S - - 2013
It is known that the incidence of skin cancer is rising rapidly worldwide, but no reliable figures on multiple nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) are available. To determine the actual incidence of skin cancer in dermatology practice and to estimate how this relates to the first primary tumours (registered at the ...
Puig Susana - - 2013
Early recognition is the most effective intervention to improve melanoma mortality. Early diagnosis of melanoma in atypical mole syndrome patients, however, may be challenging. Skin self-examination and periodic physician-based total-body skin examinations are recommended in atypical mole patients but dermoscopy, total-body photography, and digital dermatoscopy have been proved to improve ...
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