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An Shinyoung S Clinical Assistant Professor, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, - - 2014
Digital impression systems have been developed to overcome the disadvantages associated with conventional impression methods. The purpose of this study was to compare the marginal fit of zirconia copings designed with the use of an iTero digital scanner with those designed by the conventional impression technique. Thirty identical cast, base-metal ...
Stecz Patryk P Psychosocial Rehabilitation Unit, Medical University of Lodz, Pl. Hallera 1, bud. VII, p. 106, 90-647, Lodz, Poland, - - 2014
To determine the influence of religious coping and religiousness on the psychological functioning of Polish patients before and after arthroplasty, a prospective study was performed. Out of a pool of 102 potential participants, a total of 61 (34 females, 27 males) completed a purposely created survey, Brief-COPE followed by preoperative ...
Dougados Maxime M Rheumatology B Department, Paris-Descartes University, Cochin Hospital, Paris, - - 2014
To assess the 1-year efficacy and safety of a regimen of tocilizumab plus methotrexate or placebo, which was augmented by a treat-to-target strategy from week 24. ACT-RAY was a double-blind, 3-year trial. Adults with active rheumatoid arthritis despite methotrexate were randomised to add tocilizumab to ongoing methotrexate (add-on strategy) or ...
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To assess whether a strategy of endovascular repair (if aortic morphology is suitable, open repair if not) versus open repair reduces early mortality for patients with suspected ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Randomised controlled trial. 30 vascular centres (29 UK, 1 Canadian), 2009-13. 613 eligible patients (480 men) with a clinical ...
Chalmers Benjamin A - - 2013
The methoxyamine group represents an ideal protecting group for the nitroxide moiety. It can be easily and selectively introduced in high yield (typically >90%) to a range of functionalised nitroxides using FeSO4·7H2O and H2O2 in DMSO. Its removal is readily achieved under mild conditions in high yield (70-90%) using mCPBA ...
Vojdani M M Dept. of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2013
Statement of Problem: Metal-ceramic crowns are most commonly used as the complete coverage restorations in clinical daily use. Disadvantages of conventional hand-made wax-patterns introduce some alternative ways by means of CAD/CAM technologies. Purpose: This study compares the marginal and internal fit of copings cast from CAD/CAM and conventional fabricated wax-patterns. ...
Udo Erik O - - 2013
AIMS: Remote follow-up (FU) enables to cope with the expanding number of pacemaker (PM) FU. Although remote FU offers comparable monitoring options to in-office FU, reprogramming of device settings is not available, thereby imposing a potentially important restriction to the applicability of remote FU.  The aim of this study was ...
Sánchez Miquel - - 2013
AIMS: To test the utility of a single copeptin determination at presentation to the emergency department (ED) as a short-term prognosis marker in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS). To compare the results with those achieved with conventional troponin. METHODS: A multicentric, prospective, observational, longitudinal, cohort study involving 15 ...
Crenshaw Jeremy R - - 2013
The purpose of this report is to provide novel findings from the kinematics of five amputees following a laboratory-induced trip. Only amputees with a unilateral, transfemoral or knee disarticulation amputation were included in this study. When the prosthesis was obstructed, all subjects used a lowering strategy, resulting in three harness-assisted ...
Kim Jae-Hong - - 2012
There are several commercially available agents to treat female pattern hair loss (FPHL), including minoxidil solution, anti-androgen agents and mineral supplements. However, these treatments are not always satisfactory. We report the results of a clinical trial of 17α-estradiol (Ell-Cranell® alpha 0.025%) solution to Korean female patients with FPHL. This study ...
Berger Ariel - - 2012
Objective:  To characterize adherence with antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs, and beta blockers as prophylaxis against migraine in typical clinical practice. Methods:  Using a large US health insurance claims database (calendar years 2003 to 2005), we identified all patients with migraine who began prophylaxis with selected antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs, or beta blockers ...
Morris Zachary Q - - 2012
Abstract Background: On spirometry the FEV(1)/FEV(6) ratio has been advocated as a surrogate for the FEV(1)/FVC. The significance of isolated reductions in either the FEV(1)/FEV(6) or FEV(1)/FVC is not known. Methods: First-time adult spirograms (n = 22,837), with concomitant lung volumes (n = 12,040), diffusion (n = 14,154), and inspiratory ...
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[This corrects the article on p. 321 in vol. 6, PMID: 22399844.].
Chakravarty Saneka - - 2012
Symptomatic atrial fibrillation is often treated with antiarrhythmic drugs. Responsiveness is poor and adverse effects common. Nonpharmacologic treatments consisting of the Maze procedure and catheter-based pulmonary vein isolation are highly successful but invasive with complications. Right atrial ablation is relatively simple in comparison. Success ranges between 20% and 80%. Some ...
Kaas A - - 2011
Aims:  The relation of disease progression and age, serum interleukin 10 (IL-10) and interferon gamma (IFNγ) and their genetic correlates were studied in paediatric patients with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes. Methods:  Two hundred and twenty-seven patients from the Hvidoere Study Group were classified in four different progression groups as assessed by ...
Firat E - - 2011
This study aimed to evaluate the color change and clinical periodontal parameters and to analyze the interleukin–1 beta (IL-1β) and interleukin-10 (IL-10) levels in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of patients treated with different bleaching systems. According to pre-established criteria, 30 healthy volunteers were selected and randomly divided into three groups ...
Zhu Hong-Jun - - 2011
To observe effects of Liandou Qingmai Recipe (see text) on endothelin-1 (ET-1), nitric oxide (NO), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-10 levels in patients with coronary heart disease. Total 101 cases with coronary heart disease were randomly divided into a treatment group (n = 45) treated by Liandou Qingmai Recipe and a ...
Kieff David - - 2011
Objective. To determine the efficacy of wiping the nasal atomizer tip with 70% isopropanol versus using single-use plastic atomizer tip guards in preventing cross-contamination. Study Design. Single-center, prospective, partially blinded, alternating double-arm trial. Setting. Specialty-specific otolaryngology emergency room. Methods. Thirty-four consecutive patients who presented to an emergency room received nasal ...
Gisbertz Suzanne S - - 2011
This study examined the association between alcohol use, the occurrence of cardiovascular events, and plaque phenotype in patients after femoral or carotid endarterectomy for arterial occlusive disease. Alcohol has been shown to have cardiovascular protective effects in patients with cardiovascular disease as well as in healthy individuals. Whether alcohol consumption ...
Viles-Gonzalez Juan F - - 2011
Periprocedural thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events are complications of percutaneous radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) of atrial fibrillation (AF). The management of anticoagulation before and after RFA could play an important role in the prevention of these complications. The incidence of thromboembolic events varies from 1% to 5%, depending on the ablation ...
Bandini Alberto - - 2011
although catheter ablation is an effective treatment for typical atrial flutter (TFL), atrial fibrillation may occur during follow-up. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of postablation atrial fibrillation in patients with or without atrial fibrillation before TFL ablation. one hundred and ninety-two patients (135 men, age ...
Lutz Jan M - - 2011
To establish whether international recommendations on chemoprophylaxis against postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery patients are implemented locally in cardiothoracic units in the United Kingdom; to determine which drugs are being used, how long they are given, and whether outcomes are monitored. Survey of local cardiothoracic center guidelines. Postal and ...
Tang Yongmin - - 2012
Early diagnosis of infection and appropriate choice of antibiotics are essential not only to improve the prognosis of the patients but also to prevent from the abuse of the antibiotics in hematology/oncology children at the time of neutropenia after intensive chemotherapy. We evaluated the quantification of Th1/Th2 cytokines with flow ...
van den Bos Renate R - - 2011
During the last decade, thermal ablation techniques such as endovenous laser ablation have been challenging the position of traditional surgery for the treatment of saphenous varicose veins. The newest method of thermal ablation is pulsated steam, which works by heating the vein with steam at 120°C. This study assessed the ...
Navarrete Antonio - - 2011
AF Ablation in Patients With Only Documentation of Atrial Flutter. Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate whether isolation of the pulmonary veins (PVs) at the time of cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation is beneficial in patients with lone atrial flutter (AFL). Background: A high proportion of patients with lone ...
Woodard Gavitt A - - 2011
Severe obesity remains the leading public health crisis of the industrialized world, with bariatric surgery the only effective and enduring treatment. Poor psychological adjustment has been occasionally reported postoperatively. In addition, evidence suggests that patients can metabolize alcohol differently after gastric bypass. Preoperatively and at 3 and 6 months postoperatively, ...
Worthington-Kirsch Robert L - - 2011
To evaluate the efficacy of acrylamido polyvinyl alcohol microspheres (a-PVAM) as an embolic agent for uterine artery embolization (UAE) compared with Tris-acryl gelatin microspheres (TAGM). Prospective randomized double-blind noninferiority trial. Conducted at two sites both with regional UAE practices. Forty-six women with symptomatic leiomyomas. UAE procedure was performed with either ...
Orloff Marshall J - - 2012
It has been proposed that portal-systemic shunts be avoided in alcoholic cirrhotics because survival rate is allegedly lower in alcoholics than in nonalcoholics. We examined this issue in a randomized controlled trial. Two hundred eleven unselected, consecutive patients with cirrhosis and bleeding esophageal varices were randomized to endoscopic sclerotherapy (EST) ...
Kabra Rajesh - - 2010
pulmonary veins (PV) play an important role in the arrhythmogenesis of atrial fibrillation (AF). Catheter-based PV isolation is one of the primary treatments for symptomatic drug refractory AF. Following electrical isolation, isolated rhythms in the PV are encountered. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of postisolation ...
Choi Jong-Il - - 2010
atrial tachycardia (AT) commonly recurs within 3 months after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, it remains unclear whether early recurrence of atrial tachycardia (ERAT) predicts late recurrence of AF or AT. of 352 consecutive patients who underwent circumferential pulmonary vein isolation with or without linear ablation(s) for ...
Liu Shirley Yuk-Wah - - 2010
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in treating primary aldosteronism (PA) due to aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA). Radiofrequency ablation is an established technique for treating malignant solid organ neoplasm. Its application on benign functional adrenal adenoma has never been prospectively described. We prospectively evaluated a patient cohort ...
Verma Atul - - 2011
SELECT AF Methodology & Rationale. Background: Adjuvant ablation of complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) in addition to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) likely improves procedural outcome compared to PVI alone, particularly in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). However, CFAE regions can be extensive, occasionally requiring a large amount of extra ablation. ...
Mikhaylov Evgeny - - 2011
Aims A new strategy for anatomically based ganglionated plexi (GP) ablation for the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) has been proposed recently. We aimed to assess the long-term outcome of patients undergoing anatomic GP ablation for paroxysmal AF, in comparison with circumferential pulmonary vein (PV) isolation. Methods and results ...
Murakami Kazunari - - 2010
Abstract Objective. Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy alone cannot heal gastric ulcers in Japanese patients. Irsogladine has previously been shown to accelerate the healing of gastric ulcers after H. pylori eradication therapy. And we previously reported that histamine H(2) receptor antagonists inhibit gastric ulcer relapse after H. pylori eradication therapy. We ...
Nguyen Bich Lien - - 2011
Transient junctional rhythm late after para-Hisian accessory pathway cryoablation occurred in two patients. Cryoablation was delivered using the 8 mm tip Freezor MAX™ catheter (Cryocath Technologies Inc., Montreal, Canada), 2 mm distal to the largest His potential. Transient symptomatic junctional rhythm occurred after 1 week. This benign, self-limiting rhythm is ...
Stern Joshua D - - 2011
Background:  There are little data on the appropriate endpoint for slow pathway ablation that balances acceptable procedural times, recurrence rates, and complication rates. This study compared recurrence rates of three commonly utilized endpoints of slow pathway ablation for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). Methods:  We performed a meta-analysis of AVNRT ...
Tokuda Michifumi - - 2011
Although several clinical variables are associated with the recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) following catheter ablation, the influence of renal function remains to be determined. To evaluate the association of renal function with the outcome of the paroxysmal AF ablation. 224 patients underwent catheter ablation for paroxysmal AF. The relationship ...
Bianconi Leopoldo - - 2011
Persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) often recurs after direct current electrical cardioversion (ECV). As several experimental and clinical studies suggest that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may have antiarrhythmic properties even at the atrial level, we aimed to evaluate whether oral supplementation with PUFAs, in addition to conventional antiarrhythmic drugs, could ...
Chen Hongwu - - 2011
The incidence and clinical implication of dissociated pulmonary vein (PV) electrical activities after circumferential antrum PV ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) remains unclear. A total of 196 patients with symptomatic paroxysmal AF who underwent circumferential antrum PV ablation were prospectively studied. Dissociated PV electrical activities were observed in 101 ...
Macdonald Michael R - - 2011
Objective To determine whether or not radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for persistent atrial fibrillation in patients with advanced heart failure leads to improvements in cardiac function. Setting Patients were recruited from heart failure outpatient clinics in Scotland. Design and intervention Patients with advanced heart failure and severe left ventricular dysfunction were ...
Ahmed Humera - - 2011
Linear ablation lesions are used to treat a variety of cardiac arrhythmias. However, successful long-term outcome is hampered by both the uncertainty of catheter-tissue contact for any individual lesion and the difficulty in ensuring point-to-point lesion contiguity. A novel virtual electrode radiofrequency ablation catheter equipped with an endoscope to directly ...
Di Biase Luigi - - 2011
Radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation can be performed under general anesthesia or conscious sedation at the physician's preference. We randomized a series of consecutive patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation to either general anesthesia or conscious sedation to assess differences in pulmonary vein (PV) reconnection ...
Gopinath Devi - - 2011
Pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) has emerged as an effective treatment for drug-refractory atrial fibrillation (AF). However, thromboembolic events are important complications of this approach. Management of anticoagulation is essential to prevent thromboembolic complications and avoid bleeding complications. The purpose of this review is to outline the general principles followed ...
Yap Sing-Chien - - 2010
The aim of this study was to determine the acute and long-term outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for intra-atrial re-entrant tachycardia (IART) in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), and predictors of these outcomes. Atrial myopathy can be progressive in CHD and contributes to the substrate for IART. Although ...
Chang Il Soo - - 2010
The objective of our study was to evaluate the frequency, morphologic patterns, temporal changes, and clinical significance of biloma after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Between April 1999 and May 2008, 2,630 patients with HCC underwent a total of 3,284 sessions of RFA at our institution. We retrospectively ...
Pratt Craig M - - 2010
The objective of the present study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of vernakalant hydrochloride injection (RSD1235), a novel antiarrhythmic drug, for the conversion of atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter to sinus rhythm (SR). Patients with either AF or atrial flutter were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to ...
Balk Ethan M - - 2010
AF Recurrence After RFA: Systematic Review. The relationship between success of radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) and patient characteristics has not been systematically evaluated. We searched MEDLINE and Cochrane Central Trials Registry databases from 2000 through 2008 for studies reporting preprocedure predictors and AF recurrence after radiofrequency ablation. We ...
Czosek Richard J - - 2010
Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is a relatively safe and effective method for treatment of atrioventricular nodal re-entry tachycardia (AVNRT), but carries a 1-2% risk of AV nodal injury. Cryothermal ablation reduces the risk of AV block, but has had decreased procedural success and increased recurrence of tachycardia. We sought to evaluate ...
Overholt Bergein F - - 2010
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) are associated with high rates of complete eradication of Barrett esophagus (BE). However, if ablation were to induce fibrosis in the regenerated squamous epithelium, then postablation biopsies may not penetrate deeply enough to detect subsquamous intestinal metaplasia (SSIM) and, therefore, complete response rates ...
Schwagten Bruno - - 2010
Radiofrequency catheter ablation of left-sided accessory pathways (APs) can be performed either by a transseptal (TS) or transaortic (TA) approach. When performed manually, these techniques are equally effective. The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare these approaches using a magnetic navigation system (MNS) (Niobe, Stereotaxis, St. Louis, ...
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