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Thomas Dixon - - 2012
Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY) is a widely used measure to quantify the burden of diseases or illness. DALYs for a disease is calculated as the sum of the Years of Life Lost (YLL) due to premature mortality in the population and the equivalent healthy Years Lost due to Disability ...
Adogwa Owoicho O Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, - - 2012
Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) versus open TLIF, addressing lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) or grade I spondylolisthesis (DS), are associated with shorter hospital stays, decreased blood loss, quicker return to work, and equivalent short- and long-term outcomes. However, no prospective study has assessed whether the extent of ...
Mansouri Kaweh - - 2011
To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of flunarizine, a nonselective calcium channel blocker, on intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OH). Randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind, cross-over phase II trial. Ten patients diagnosed with bilateral OAG or OH were included. Each patient served as his ...
Mesci Cem - - 2011
To evaluate bimatoprost versus latanoprost and timolol fixed combination (LTFC) over the 24-hour diurnal curve in patients who switched from timolol. In this prospective, observer-masked, randomized clinical trial, 64 patients whose intraocular pressures (IOPs) were not effectively controlled with timolol were enrolled. At pretrial visit IOPs and central corneal thickness ...
Yuen Darana - - 2011
To compare the effect of topical steroids versus nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on intraocular pressure (IOP) and the hypertensive phase (HP) after Ahmed glaucoma valve surgery. Prospective, randomized, double-masked controlled trial. Twenty-eight consecutive consenting patients scheduled for Ahmed glaucoma valve surgery were randomized to receive either postoperative topical dexamethasone or ketorolac. ...
Park Un Chul - - 2011
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of Ahmed Glaucoma Valve implantation (AGVI) for the management of neovascular glaucoma (NVG) associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) in the vitrectomized eyes. We reviewed the medical records of patients with NVG associated with PDR who underwent AGVI for intraocular pressure (IOP) control and ...
Coote Michael A - - 2011
To report the long-term efficacy and safety of same site revision trabeculectomy with mitomycin application via a posterior approach. A noncomparative retrospective case series of consecutive revision trabeculectomies performed for inadequate bleb function between March 2003 and March 2007 by a single surgeon. Surgery involved a posterior/fornix incision with opening ...
Panday Manish - - 2011
To determine the outcomes of bleb excision with free autologous conjunctival patch grafting for bleb leak and hypotony after glaucoma filtering surgery. Retrospective, consecutive, noncomparative case series. Outcome measures were closure of bleb leak, intraocular pressure (IOP), and best corrected visual acuity after patch grafting and complications from intervention. Complete ...
Unal Metin - - 2011
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of suprachoroidal silicone tube shunt implantation in glaucoma. Twenty-four glaucomatous eyes unresponsive to medical treatment were included, 7 of them had earlier trabeculectomy. After preparation of a limbus-based scleral flap, 1.5 mm deep sclerotomy was made adjacent to scleral flap opening. Posterior end of ...
Cheng Jin-Wei - - 2011
To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability between nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery with (NPGS-MMC) and without (NPGS-noMMC) intraoperative mitomycin C application in the treatment of patients with open angle glaucoma. Pertinent studies were selected through extensive searches of the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase, and Chinese Biomedicine Database. Eight controlled clinical trials meeting ...
Cankaya Ali Bulent - - 2011
The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in the anterior chamber depth (ACD) in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients during latanoprost therapy. We carried out a prospective study in which we enrolled 66 newly diagnosed POAG patients treated with latanoprost 0.005% (group 1) and 50 ocular hypertensive and ...
Aalto Timo J - - 2011
The aim was to study if postoperative rehabilitation improves functional outcome in lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Surgically treated LSS patients (n = 102) were randomized to rehabilitation-group (A) and "standard postoperative treatment"--group (B). Intervention for A-group started 3 months postoperatively, consisting of once a week outpatient visits for 12 weeks ...
Fusaro Isabella - - 2011
Calcific tendinopathy of the rotator cuff is a chronic disease that mostly in the acute phase compromises the articular function. The aim of this study is to estimate the effectiveness of the ultrasonic-guided percutaneous treatment (UGPT) in association with the rehabilitative treatment. We evaluated 106 patients with calcific tendinopathy, treated ...
Alm Albert - - 2011
To evaluate the safety of fixed-combination latanoprost/timolol (Xalacom) in patients requiring additional intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction over 5 years. This phase 3b, open-label, multicenter study included prostaglandin-naive participants with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension insufficiently responsive to β-blockers and requiring additional IOP reduction. Participants were evaluated at eleven 6-month visits. ...
Chen Philip P - - 2011
To examine effects of early postoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) spike in patients undergoing primary trabeculectomy in the Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study. We identified patients with IOP spike ≥5 mm Hg above the baseline IOP on postoperative day 1 and those without IOP increase. The mean deviation (MD), pattern standard ...
Sorkhabi Rana - - 2011
To evaluate the effect of diclofenac sodium 0.1% on reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) by latanoprost 0.005% in glaucoma patients. Twenty-two patients with bilateral primary open angle glaucoma were enrolled in this study. All patients had been given only latanoprost for at least 4 weeks. Topical diclofenac sodium was additionally applied ...
Miyai Ichiro - - 2011
BACKGROUND: A new interdisciplinary postacute rehabilitation unit, the Kaifukuki (convalescent) rehabilitation ward (KRW), has been incorporated into the Japanese medical insurance system since 2000. More than 57 000 beds (45 beds per 100 000 population) are currently available nationwide. The maximal coverage for therapy sessions increased from 2 to 3 ...
Naylor Justine M - - 2011
Objective  Knee range of motion (ROM) at discharge from acute care is used as a clinical indicator following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery. This study aimed to assess the clinical relevance of this indicator by determining whether discharge knee ROM predicts longer-term knee ROM and patient-reported knee pain and function. ...
Torpilliesi Tiziana - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Hip fractures (HF) are a growing cause of death and disability among older people, especially in the very old. Although the incidence of these events increases with age and nonagenarians represent a population at high risk, few studies selectively focused on these patients and on their potential to recover ...
Labraca Nuria Sánchez - - 2011
To compare the benefits of initiating rehabilitation treatment within 24 hours versus 48-72 hours after total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis. Experimental study with clinical trial design. Patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis were randomly assigned to experimental (n = 153) and control (n = 153) groups. Rehabilitation was started within 24 hours ...
Canbulat Nazan - - 2011
Canbulat N, Sasani M, Ataker Y, Oktenoglu T, Berker N, Ercelen O, Cerezci O, Ozer AF, Berker E. A rehabilitation protocol for patients with lumbar degenerative disk disease treated with lumbar total disk replacement. OBJECTIVES:: To evaluate the efficacy of the rehabilitation protocol designed by the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ...
Ang Ghee S - - 2011
Background:  To compare Pascal dynamic contour tonometry (DCT) measurements with Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) readings after adjustment with correction formulae in a population of Caucasian glaucoma and glaucoma suspect patients. Design:  Retrospective cross-sectional case series in a specialist glaucoma practice. Participants:  Consecutive glaucoma and glaucoma suspect Caucasian patients. Methods:  Case ...
Chalupka Stephanie - - 2011
Outcomes achieved via telerehabilitation 6 weeks following total knee arthroplasty were comparable to those achieved via conventional rehabilitation.
Takihara Yuji - - 2011
To evaluate the effects of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) before mitomycin C trabeculectomy (MMCT) for neovascular glaucoma (NVG). The study is a retrospective, comparative, consecutive case series. The study group consisted of 57 eyes from 50 patients with NVG who underwent a first MMCT: 33 eyes were treated with MMCT alone ...
Pajic Bojan - - 2011
The goal of this study is to show the efficacy and safety of an innovative surgical procedure regarding the treatment of open-angle and juvenile glaucoma known as sclerothalamotomy ab interno (STT ab interno). Between February and July 2002 surgery was performed in 58 eyes of 58 consecutive patients, of which ...
Liu Wei - - 2011
Objective.  Postoperative pain after total hip arthroplasty (THA) is not well tolerated. We assessed postoperative pain relief and the need for opioid use after using a cocktail of local and intraarticular analgesic injection (LIA) after THA. Methods.  Eighty patients undergoing THA under spinal anesthesia were randomly assigned to receive either ...
Nieuwendaal Carla P - - 2011
To evaluate the rate of recurrence and to detect pre- or postoperative complications in pterygium surgery using fibrin glue to attach the conjunctival autograft. Retrospective case series. In a period of 20 months, 35 patients were operated on for a pterygium using a conjunctival autograft, of which 7 patients were ...
Rao Harsha Laxmana - - 2011
To compare the surgical outcomes of single site phacotrabeculectomy without mitomycin C (MMC) in primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). We retrospectively reviewed the records of all patients with a diagnosis of PACG and POAG, who underwent single site phacotrabeculectomy without MMC between January 2001 and December ...
Assaad Nagi N - - 2011
To assess the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the management of recurrent pterygium. Thirty-nine eyes with recurrent pterygium were treated with surgical excision and limbal conjunctival autograft, followed by a course of HBOT. Patients were followed for development of recurrence. Of the 39 eyes, 18 had a known ...
Birkholz Emily S - - 2011
To analyze the outcome of excisional biopsy of ocular surface (conjunctival and corneal) squamous cell intraepithelial (in situ) neoplasia with and without the adjunctive use of intraoperative and postoperative mitomycin C. A retrospective case review was conducted on 34 consecutive patients with histopathologically proven ocular surface squamous cell intraepithelial neoplasia ...
Gindroz Fanny - - 2011
Purpose. This is a prospective study reporting on modified deep sclerectomy (DS) using the Ex-PRESS LR-50 in combined cataract and glaucoma surgery. Methods. Twenty-four eyes of 24 patients with medically uncontrolled glaucoma underwent modified DS. After phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation, the Ex-PRESS LR-50 was inserted into the anterior chamber ...
Tang Y - - 2011
To evaluate the therapeutic effect of rehabilitation therapy on radiation-induced dysphagia and trismus in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients after radiotherapy. 43 NPC patients after radiotherapy were included. Patients were randomly assigned to either the rehabilitation group or a control group. Both groups were subjected to routine treatment, while the rehabilitation ...
Netland Peter A - - 2010
To evaluate the results of Ahmed Glaucoma Valve surgery in neovascular glaucoma and control patients. In this retrospective comparative study, we reviewed 76 eyes of 76 patients, comparing the surgical outcomes in control patients (N=38) to matched neovascular glaucoma patients (N=38). Success was defined as intraocular pressure (IOP) ≥6 mm ...
Okka Mehmet - - 2010
Objective: To assess the efficacy of surgical excision of sub-Tenon triamcinolone acetonide (TA) deposits in the control of steroid-induced glaucoma.Design: Prospective, nonrandomized, interventional case series.Participants: Eighteen eyes of 14 subjects with increased IOP within 6 months of sub-Tenon TA injection who did not respond to medical antiglaucomatous treatment were included ...
Aykan Umit - - 2011
Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is widely used for the treatment of glaucoma. The main target tissue of this treatment modality is trabecular meshwork. We aimed to detect the SLT-induced changes in the thickness of ciliary body (CBT) and iris (IT), quantitatively. Thirty-one patients treated by SLT were examined by ultrasound ...
Rantala Elina - - 2012
Purpose:  To evaluate the outcome of 180° micropulse diode laser trabeculoplasty (MDLT) in patients with open-angle glaucoma. Methods:  A retrospective review of 40 eyes of 29 MDLT-treated patients with a minimum follow-up time of 6 months. Successful outcome was defined as follows: (i) a ≥20% or (ii) a ≥3-mmHg decrease ...
Palejwala Neal - - 2010
To assess the success of needling in failed filtration blebs and the potential benefit of using either 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) or mitomycin C (MMC). In this retrospective, comparative observational case series, 107 eyes that underwent needle revision with either 5-FU or MMC between July 2003 and May 2008 at Wills Eye ...
Her Jiann-Shyan - - 2010
The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of auricular acupressure in controlling intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma. Thirty-three (33) patients were recruited through advertisement at the clinic for glaucoma. These patients were divided into the auricular acupressure group (16 patients, 28 glaucoma eyes) and the ...
Grieshaber Matthias C - - 2010
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To study the safety and effectiveness of 360° viscodilation and tensioning of Schlemm canal (canaloplasty) in black African patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS: Sixty randomly selected eyes of 60 consecutive patients with POAG were included in this prospective study. Canaloplasty comprised 360° catheterisation of Schlemm's canal by ...
Kandarakis Artemios - - 2010
To measure intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation 6 and 24 hours after phacoemulsification in patients with glaucoma and to investigate the efficacy of brimonidine tartrate 0.2% in preventing IOP rise on the first postoperative day following cataract surgery. In this prospective randomized single-masked study, 86 eyes of 78 patients with well-controlled ...
Pianini Veronica - - 2010
To compare the efficacy and safety of preservative-free Netilmycin/Dexamethasone with that of preserved Tobramycin/Dexamethasone, postcataract surgery. Prospective, randomized, single-blind study on patients submitted to phacoemulsification. During preoperatory visits, at 7 and 21 days conjunctival hyperemia, corneal edema, Tyndall, Shirmer I, corneal and conjunctival lissamine green and fluorescein staining, and intraocular ...
Shimozono Masataka - - 2011
to assess the efficacy and safety of the newly developed three-step incision method of performing 23-gauge vitrectomy. a retrospective comparative study in which a consecutive series of 45 eyes that underwent the three-step incision type of 23-gauge vitrectomy was compared with a series of 27 consecutive eyes that had previously ...
Paranhos Augusto - - 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate the change in hyperemia and intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients who switch from prostaglandin or prostamide to a fixed combination of prostamide and timolol maleate. A multicenter, longitudinal, noncontrolled, nonrandomized open trial was conducted. One hundred forty-four patients (282 eyes) were selected: ...
Lüke Julia - - 2010
Background: The aim of the study was to analyze the effect of Dimethylenaston, a mitotic kinesin 5 (Eg5) inhibitor, in an experimental setting of glaucoma filtration surgery. Methods: On 37 chinchilla rabbits (ChBBCH), glaucoma filtration surgery similar to clinical practice, was performed. The animals received either no adjuvant, one unilateral ...
Barton Keith - - 2011
The Ahmed Baerveldt Comparison (ABC) Study compares the long-term outcomes and complications of the Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV; model FP7; New World Medical, Los Ranchos, CA) and the Baerveldt glaucoma implant (BGI; model 101-350; Abbott Medical Optics, Abbott Park, IL). Multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Two hundred seventy-six glaucoma patients ...
Budenz Donald L - - 2011
To determine the relative efficacy and complications of the Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) model FP7 (New World Medical, Ranchos Cucamonga, CA) and the Baerveldt glaucoma implant (BGI) model 101-350 (Abbott Medical Optics, Abbott Park, IL) in refractory glaucoma. Multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Two hundred seventy-six patients, including 143 in ...
Sen Emine - - 2010
To investigate effectiveness of doxycycline after trabeculectomy in rabbits by evaluating bleb appearance, intraocular pressure, and levels of matrix metalloproteinase-1, -2, -3, and -9 and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 and -2 in the subconjunctival (sc) area. Twenty-nine New Zealand White rabbits were assigned into 1 of 6 groups as ...
Chai Charmaine - - 2010
Compare the efficacy and safety profile of viscocanalostomy versus trabeculectomy in uncontrolled glaucoma. We looked through various search engines for randomized controlled trials directly comparing viscocanalostomy with trabeculectomy. Outcome measurements we examined were mean intraocular pressure difference at 6 months, 12 months, and 24 months, mean difference in postoperative number ...
Crichton Andrew C S - - 2010
The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of dorzolamide-timolol (DT) in the management of open-angle glaucoma (OAG) and ocular hypertension. An open-label, 12-week, multicenter, Canadian study was conducted. Patients with untreated OAG or ocular hypertension received DT for 12 weeks to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP). If target ...
Januleviciene Ingrida - - 2010
To provide a commentary on recent studies with the new IOP-lowering fixed-combination product brinzolamide 1%/timolol 0.5%. Medline was searched for brinzolamide/timolol fixed-combination clinical literature (up to May 18, 2010) and the current comprehensive brinzolamide/timolol literature was reviewed. Compared with another carbonic anhydrase inhibitor-containing product, dorzolamide 2%/timolol 0.5%, brinzolamide/timolol has similar ...
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