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Kelly Patrick J - - 2014
Amblyomma variegatum is an important cause of morbidity, mortality and economic losses in Africa and the West Indies. Attempts to control and/or eradicate the tick from the Caribbean have largely been unsuccessful because of difficulties relating to the biology of the three-host tick and problems with applying acaricides on a ...
Ito Toshiaki T Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Nagoya First Hospital, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya , - - 2014
Mitral valve repair is challenging when enough pliable mitral leaflets and chordae are not left intact because of extensive infective endocarditis or chronic sclerotic degeneration. For those cases, we developed a simple method to reconstruct defective leaflets and chordae en bloc with a piece of pericardium, and the mid-term results ...
Walter M H MH Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, - - 2014
In a multicentre randomised trial (German Research Association, grants DFG WA 831/2-1 to 2-6, WO 677/2-1.1 to 2-2.1.; controlled-trials.com ISRCTN97265367), patients with complete molar loss in one jaw received either a partial removable dental prosthesis (PRDP) with precision attachments or treatment according to the SDA concept aiming at pre-molar occlusion. ...
Veckeneer Marc M The Rotterdam Eye Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
This study sought to investigate whether, in patients with retinal detachment complicated by proliferative vitreoretinopathy, we can re-attach the retina with a posterior relaxing retinotomy and silicone oil tamponade while postponing laser retinopexy for several months. In 13 consecutive patients we applied laser coagulation of the retinotomy edge 15 ± 12 weeks after ...
Nassar Carlos Augusto - - 2014
This study compared the effectiveness of 2 surgical root coverage techniques-semilunar coronally positioned flap and coronally advanced flap-using the clinical parameters of periodontal tissues from patients with Miller Class I gingival recession. Twenty patients (20-50 years of age) were selected. Basic periodontal treatment was performed, and plaque index, gingival index, ...
Shetty Rashmi R Ra Skin N Aesthetics, Mumbai, - - 2014
The use of fillers in esthetic rejuvenation or reshaping has been well established and is one of toughest techniques for beginners due to segmental attachments and proximity to important anatomical structures in the infraorbital area making it difficult to achieve smooth esthetic results. To make filling easy, smooth, and repeatable, ...
Taiyeb Ali Tara B TB Department of Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine & Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) and subepithelial connective tissue grafts (sCTG) in the treatment of Miller class I and II gingival recession (GR) defects. Six patients with eight GR sites were randomly assigned to the test group (GR defects ...
Huang Greg J GJ Greg J. Huang is with the Department of Orthodontics, Joana Cunha-Cruz and Charles Spiekerman are with the Department of Oral Health Sciences, Marilynn Rothen is with Regional Clinical Dental Research Center, and Mark Drangsholt is with the Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle. Loren Anderson is in private practice, Kennewick, WA. Gayle A. Roset is in private practice, Billings, - - 2014
Objectives. We investigated outcomes of third molar removal or retention in adolescents and young adults. Methods. We recruited patients aged 16 to 22 years from a dental practice-based research network in the Pacific Northwest from May 2009 through September 2010 who had at least 1 third molar present and had ...
Vaislic Claude D CD 1 Department of Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Privé Parly 2, Le Chesnay, - - 2014
Purpose : To evaluate endovascular repair of type II and III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) using the Multilayer Flow Modulator (MFM) in patients with contraindications for open surgery and fenestrated stent-grafts. Methods : In this prospective, multicenter, nonrandomized trial (EudraCT registration: 2009-013678-42; ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01756911), 23 patients (19 men; mean ...
Gasimov Elhan E Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, 35100, Izmir, Turkey, - - 2014
Irradiated autografts have been used to aid the recovery of bone defects, and the results are well documented. Recently, bone allografts with tendinous attachments have been used to restore the function of joints. Similar reconstructions can be performed with irradiated autografts. However, little information is available on the biology of ...
Agrawal Madhu S MS Dr rainbow hospital, dept of urology, mathura road, agra, agra, UP, India, 282002, 915622850570 ; - - 2014
Tubeless PCNL, though an accepted technique by now, continues to suffer from two major limitations: the need for post-operative cystoscopy for ureteral stent removal, and inability to perform a 'second-look' procedure for any residual fragments. We share our experience with a modification of the standard tubeless PCNL technique that allows ...
Aoki Masaya M Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, 6-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan, - - 2014
The level and morphology of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) attachment vary greatly among individuals, and the function of the PCL after tibial osteotomy performed during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery remains unclear. Therefore, we evaluated the resection amount of PCL attachment and the function of the residual PCL in cruciate-retaining ...
Brennand Ea E Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, - - 2014
To describe the initial placement of Elevate single-incision mesh kit device tips relative to the sacrospinous ligament, and to measure tip movement over a 6-month period from initial placement. Prospective cohort. Tertiary care urogynaecology centre in Calgary, Canada. Women electing for surgical management of anterior vaginal wall prolapse. Ten women ...
Cheng B B Department of Orthopedics, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. - - 2014
Bone marrow stem cells (MSCs) were able to reduce fibrovascular tissues formation via TNF alpha-stimulated gene/protein 6 (6TSG-6) in various animal models. At the same time, tendon-derived stem cells (TDSCs) were able to promote rotator cuff healing; however, the mechanism is still unknown. To investigate the role of TSG-6 in ...
Balasubramaniam Aarthi S - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical efficiency of a diode laser as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) in the treatment of chronic periodontitis patients, and also to evaluate the changes in the clinical parameters such as clinical attachment level in teeth with ...
Al Machot Elyan E 0000-0002-1296-6940 Department of Periodontology, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden, Fetscherstraße 74, 01307 Dresden, - - 2014
Introduction. Periodontitis is an inflammatory process in response to dental biofilm and leads to periodontal tissue destruction. The aim of this study was the comparison of outcomes using either an enamel matrix derivative (EMD) or a nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite (NHA) in regenerative periodontal therapy after 6 and 12 months. Methods. Using ...
Martinoli Stefania - - 2013
To report 1) a combined technique of urethropexy and colposuspension; 2) intra- and postoperative complications; and 3) medium term outcome. Retrospective case series. Female dogs (n = 30) with urinary incontinence associated with urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (USMI) unresponsive to medical management. Through a ventral median celiotomy, the bladder was positioned abdominally ...
Ha A-Na - - 2013
In this study, we investigated whether vitrification of an embryo by attachment to the inner surface of a plastic straw, which requires a small volume of vitrification solution, improves the survival of thawed embryos. In vitro-produced Korean native cattle blastocysts were randomly assigned into four groups: (1) blastocysts attached to the ...
Perez Luis A - - 2013
This retrospective study evaluated the long-term clinical success of combination therapy using resin-modified glass ionomer (RMGI) with flap surgery in treating subgingival radicular defects. The study population consisted of 142 patients with 188 radicular defects. Clinical parameters (pocket depth, recession, clinical attachment level [CAL], and bleeding on probing) were evaluated. ...
Rucinskas Kestutis - - 2013
This study evaluated the safety and efficiency of the NeoChord DS1000 system (NeoChord, Inc, Minneapolis, Minn), a device designed to deliver artificial chordae tendineae (neochords) in a beating heart with minimally invasive techniques through left anterolateral minithoracotomy. Thirteen patients with severe mitral regurgitation and isolated posterior mitral valve leaflet prolapsed ...
Chhokra Mehak M Final year PG Student, ITS-CDSR , Muradnagar, India - - 2013
Periodontal infections can act as focus of infection, aggravating the immunocompromised state of End Stage Renal Disease patients (ESRD). Aim: Evaluation of the periodontal health status of ESRD patients undergoing haemodialysis and establishing the underlying association between renal failure and periodontal disease. Material and Methods: Eighty control and test subjects ...
Ghahroudi Amir Alireza Rasouli AA Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2013
The aim of the present double-blind, randomized, controlled study was to evaluate and compare the efficacy of amnion allograft and connective tissue graft in covering denuded root surfaces. Seventy-one teeth in 22 patients with gingival recession were treated randomly with coronally displaced flap plus connective tissue graft (control group, n ...
Mateo-Montoya Aránzazu - - 2013
<p><bold>Purpose:</bold> To determine whether air can be used as a reliable tamponade agent after pars plana vitrectomy in selected primary retinal detachment (RD).</p><p><bold>Methods:</bold> Twelve eyes with fresh RD were included. Exclusion criteria were presence of fibrosis, fixed folds, proliferative vitreoretinopathy of grade C or greater, and giant retinal tears. The ...
Bee Carson R - - 2013
<p><bold>Purpose:</bold> To report on a patient with a welding flash burn with subsequent scarring and edema who twice underwent femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty (FLAK). Both grafts failed due to endothelial decompensation. He subsequently underwent successful Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) under the second FLAK graft to decrease rejection risk and ...
van Delft Kim - - 2013
Childbirth causes overstretching of the Levator ani muscle (LAM) predisposing to avulsion. LAM has not been evaluated early postpartum using Endovaginal Ultrasound (EVUS).The aim was to evaluate the relationship between haematomas and LAM avulsion using EVUS and palpation early and late postpartum. Nullipara were studied prospectively at 36 weeks gestation, ...
Gotzaridis Eustratios V - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: Although degenerative retinoschisis is almost always asymptomatic, retinal detachment occurs in some patients with outer layer breaks (OLBs). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the different surgical techniques used for the treatment of this condition. Methods: Retrospective interventional case series. The patients underwent either a Scleral-Buckling ...
Saragaglia Dominique - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the anatomical results, functional results and the incidence of arthritis of a mixed intra- and extra-articular hamstring tendon based reconstruction for anterior instability of the knee. This retrospective study consists of 100 knees in 99 patients (22 female and 77 male) operated ...
Anbari Anas A - - 2013
To report the efficacy, safety, and reliability of autologous cryoprecipitate in pterygium excision surgery and to compare it with the traditional method of using absorbable sutures, in regard to surgical time and the patient comfort. A prospective interventional clinical study was carried out in a specialized eye clinic. A total ...
Kumar A Kishore - - 2013
Initial research has shown a positive correlation between the severity of periodontal disease (PD) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) concentrations in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF). However, there are no enough reports to correlate the PGE2 concentrations in GCF in periodontal health, disease and after treatment. Hence, the present study is aimed ...
Kher Vishal Kiran - - 2013
The present, randomized, controlled clinical and radiographic study was undertaken to compare the effectiveness of guided tissue regeneration (GTR) by using a collagen membrane barrier with or without decalcified freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA) in the treatment of periodontal infrabony defects characterized by unfavorable architecture. Sixteen systemically healthy patients with 20 ...
Williamson T H - - 2013
AimsTo examine pre-operative characteristics of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) and their relationship to visual acuity (VA) following surgery.MethodsReview of prospectively completed electronic database. Baseline characteristics, retinal drawings and outcomes were analysed.ResultsIn all, 847 eyes from 847 patients with a mean age of 62.2 years, 60% males, and 56% right eyes ...
Nakatani Satoru - - 2013
PURPOSE:: To report the outcome of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) for bullous keratopathy after Sato anterior-posterior radial keratotomy (APRK). METHODS:: The clinical records of patients who had DSAEK surgery for bullous keratopathy after APRK were reviewed. RESULTS:: Five eyes of 4 patients (4 men) were included. The mean ...
Yamanaka Toshiaki - - 2013
We used polyglycolic acid (PGA) sheets, a reinforcing material, as supporting devices for securing the fascia instead of fibrin glue or Gelfoam in patients with tympanic membrane (TM) perforations. PGA sheets were placed lateral to the fascia graft attached using the underlay grafting technique in 6 patients. In each case, ...
Thapa Raba - - 2013
<p>Introduction: Diffuse choroidal hemangioma (DCH), a feature of Sturge-Weber syndrome, is most often treated with whole-eye radiotherapy at stage of complications such as retinal detachment.</p><p>Methods: This is a case report of a 17-year-old boy with DCH and exudative retinal detachment.</p><p>Results: The patient was treated with propranolol at 60 mg twice ...
Türer Ciğdem Coşkun - - 2013
The aim of this clinical study was to compare dimensional changes of the transplanted grafts when the recipient area was prepared with either erbium:yttrium, aluminum, and garnet (Er:YAG) laser or scalpel in free gingival grafts (FGGs). In the first and second groups of ten patients, the recipient area was prepared ...
Himani G S - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There is a substantial magnitude of data implicating the role of interleukin-23 (IL-23) in the initiation and progression of periodontal disease. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of IL-23 in the gingival crevicular fluid of systemically healthy subjects in periodontal health and ...
Bansal Chhaya - - 2013
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), an intimate assembly of cytokines, glycan chains, and structural glycoproteins enmeshed within a slowly polymerized fibrin network, has the potential to accelerate soft and hard tissue healing. The purpose of the study was to clinically evaluate and compare the efficacy of autologous PRF combined with demineralized freeze-dried ...
Serban D D University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babeş" - - - 2013
The aim of this study is to analyze the infection risk through spatter and aerosolization during scaling and to create a prediction model of the total number of hemolytic bacteria. Air samples were collected prior to patient's arrival and spatter and aerosol samples were collected during scaling procedure in 80 ...
Kim Hyun-Shik - - 2013
A previous study demonstrated that alexidine has greater affinity for the major virulence factors of bacteria than chlorhexidine. The aim of this study was to compare the antimicrobial activity of 1% alexidine with that of 2% chlorhexidine using Enterococcus faecalis-infected dentin blocks. Sixty bovine dentin blocks were prepared and randomly ...
Tollens Tim T Department of General and Abdominal Surgery Imelda Hospital Bonheiden, - - 2013
The purpose of the current prospective study was to confirm the results of our previous study on the use of the Ventralight™ ST mesh. In this study we also evaluated a pre-attached positioning system. Between July 2011 and October 2013 prospectively collected data of 61 consecutive patients who underwent a ...
Keating Leah - - 2013
Attachment to groups is analogous to attachment to individuals, and may play an important role in group functioning and in group psychotherapy outcomes. This study examined whether attachment to the therapy group can change during treatment, and whether such change predicts improvements in treatment outcomes, including individual attachment, up to ...
Dhillon Ajit K - - 2013
This retrospective analysis of 182 consecutive patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction aimed to assess the clinical examination under anaesthetic and the MRI diagnostic accuracy of arthroscopically-proven, complete ACL ruptures, depending on the morphology of the torn ligament. Patients were then assigned to Group 1 (ACL not reattached) ...
Santamaria Mauro Pedrine - - 2013
Background: The aim of this clinical study was to evaluate the 2-year term results of gingival recession associated with non-carious cervical lesions (NCCL) treated by either connective tissue graft alone (CTG) or in combination with a resin-modified glass ionomer restoration (CTG+R). Methods: Thirty-six patients presenting Miller Class I buccal gingival ...
Braun Daniel - - 2013
Aims: Single leaflet clip attachment (SLA) is a prevalent complication in percutaneous edge-to-edge repair of the mitral valve, leading to the recurrence of significant mitral regurgitation. The objective of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate a novel 3-D transoesophageal echocardiographic method for the assessment of clip attachment to the mitral ...
Mihata Teruhisa - - 2013
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical outcome and radiographic findings after arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (ASCR) for symptomatic irreparable rotator cuff tears. METHODS: From 2007 to 2009, 24 shoulders in 23 consecutive patients (mean, 65.1 years) with irreparable rotator cuff tears (11 large, 13 massive) underwent ...
Gupta Sanjay - - 2013
This study has been undertaken to assess treatment response of interproximal vertical defects using an alloplast (Periobone-G) and calcium sulfate (Capset) as a barrier both clinically and radiographically. Eight patients were selected with 16 sites that were divided into control and experimental sites based on split mouth study design. Plaque ...
Kocak Ibrahim - - 2013
To compare success rates and complications of Densiron 68 and 1000cSt silicone oil (SO) in the management of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) with inferior breaks (IBs). Totally 61 eyes of 61 consecutive patients with RRD with IBs were assigned to pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with Densiron (n=31) or PPV with ...
Kishore D Trinath - - 2013
Background and objectives: To compare clinically and radiographically, the regenerative potential of a β-tricalcium phosphate bone graft, Cerasorb(®) with and without a bioresorbable type I collagen membrane, BioMend ExtendTM, in treating periodontal infrabony osseous defects. Materials and methods: A total of 20 sites from 10 patients showing bilateral infrabony defects ...
George Renny Paul - - 2013
Aims and Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and microbiological effects of a newly developed root-conditioning gel system containing tetracycline and a mixture of tetracycline and citric acid on non-surgical periodontal therapy. Materials and Methods: Four anterior teeth from four quadrants with a probing depth ...
Pinho M Morado - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Poor oral health has been related with cardiovascular diseases. Specifically, periodontitis has been implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between the degree of carotid atherosclerosis and severity of periodontitis in a patient cohort. METHODS: Fifty adult patients receiving carotid duplex scans in ...
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