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Kim Chi Heon - - 2013
There may be patients with spinal metastasis for whom neither vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty nor open surgery is appropriate. Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation (PPSF) may fill the gap between techniques. To assess the outcome of the PPSF and radiotherapy/chemotherapy. PPSF was performed for 16 patients (mean age, 57 ± 12 years) with pathologic fractures, Tomita ...
Hong Liu - - 2013
The incidence of esophagogastric junctional adenocarcinoma is increasing, and the surgery is associated with high mortality and morbidity rates. This study aims to evaluate whether three-field minimally invasive surgery promotes outcome as compared with three-incision open surgery. From January 1, 2009, to March 1, 2012, 114 consecutive patients with Siewert ...
Meng Xianghu - - 2013
To compare the quality of fresh semen samples collected by nocturnal emission (NE), penile vibratory stimulation (PVS), or electroejaculation (EEJ) from idiopathic anejaculation patients with those collected by masturbation from healthy control subjects. Retrospective clinical study. University medical center. Ninety-one men with idiopathic anejaculation. NE, PVS, EEJ, computer-assisted semen analysis ...
Fink Christine - - 2013
In line with the growing number of surgical procedures being performed worldwide, postoperative complications are also increasing proportionately. Prevention of these postoperative complications is a high medical priority. Preoperative education of patients, including provision of preparatory information about the correct behavior after surgery, could improve the postoperative outcome, but the ...
Støen Ragnhild Oydna - - 2013
Hemiarthroplasty has been shown superior to internal fixation for displaced femoral neck fractures (FNF) in the first 2 years. However, there are unanswered questions about the performance of hemiarthroplasty over the longer term compared with internal fixation. We sought to compare hemiarthroplasty with internal fixation in terms of (1) outcomes scores ...
Shechter Steven M - - 2013
The optimal time for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) referral is uncertain. Improving the timeliness of referral may reduce central venous catheter (CVC) use. Monte Carlo simulation model. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) followed up in a multidisciplinary clinic, overall and stratified by age. Decision analysis, patient, patient's lifetime. AVF referral, ...
Chen Qi - - 2013
This study compares rates of 11 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) among 266 203 veteran dual users (ie, those with hospitalizations in both the Veterans Health Administration [VA] and the private sector through Medicare fee-for-service coverage) during 2002 to 2007. PSI risk-adjusted rates were calculated ...
Monreal M - - 2013
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) has a significant impact on healthcare costs but is largely preventable with anticoagulant prophylaxis using low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs), such as enoxaparin or dalteparin. Rivaroxaban and dabigatran etexilate are two new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) were both compared with enoxaparin in separate trials. A decision analytic model with a ...
Mohamed Nasser Nagieb - - 2013
IMPORTANCE A reliable procedure is needed to solve the problem of difficult airway in patients with bilateral vocal cord paralysis without adversely affecting patient "voice quality." OBJECTIVES To compare the results of laser-assisted posterior cordotomy with diathermy-assisted posterior cordotomy for bilateral vocal cord paralysis in regard to dyspnea severity, voice ...
Lebas A - - 2013
Ileoanal anastomoses (J-pouches) are an alternative to permanent ostomy. The functional outcomes associated with the use of J-pouches are usually good, but continence disorders persist in a significant number of cases and have a negative impact on quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy ...
Ebrahimzadeh Mohamad H - - 2013
The Iran-Iraq war (1980 to 1988) was one of the longest wars of the twentieth century. Few studies are available in the current literature evaluating the long-term results of proximal lower-extremity war-related amputations. The purpose of the present cross-sectional study was to evaluate the current health-related quality of life and ...
Lapar Damien J - - 2013
The financial burden of postoperative morbidity after cardiac operations remains ill defined. This study evaluated the costs associated with the performance of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with and without aortic valve replacement (AVR) and determined the incremental costs associated with major postoperative complications. A total of 65,534 regional patients ...
Pereyra Lisandro L Department of Endoscopy, Hospital Alemán, 1118 Buenos Aires, Argentina. - - 2013
To compare the efficacy of different doses of sodium phosphate (NaP) and polyethylenglicol (PEG) alone or with bisacodyl for colonic cleansing in constipated and non-constipated patients. Three hundred and forty-nine patients, older than 18 years old, with low risk for renal damage and who were scheduled for outpatient colonoscopy were ...
Lapointe-Milot Korine - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To compare the quality of the uterine scar with one or two layer closure after caesarean section by studying biomechanical and pathological properties of the scar. Methods: A randomized controlled trial performed on eight term pregnant ewes assigned into two groups during caesarean according to type of uterine ...
Li A H - - 2013
Abstract Introduction: To evaluate surgical risk and post-operative quality of living status in patients over 85 years of age after transurethral vaporization resection of the prostate (TUVRP). Methods: Sixty patients over 85 years of age underwent TUVRP were compared with 228 patients less than the age of 80 years. Group ...
Alloussi Saladin Helmut - - 2013
Introduction: Loss of antegrade ejaculation is a risk with conventional resection of the prostate (TURP). The aim of this study was to determine the short- and long-term preservation of antegrade ejaculation as well as functional results with the novel ejaculation-preserving (ep) TURP. Patients and Methods: Prospective evaluation of 89 consecutive ...
Karl A - - 2013
Early recovery after surgery (ERAS) concepts have gained wide acceptance in various surgical specialities. However, limited data are available for radical cystectomy. A new ERAS concept was compared to a more conservative regimen (CR) in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. 101 consecutive patients were prospectively randomized to ERAS ...
Boogmans Thomas - - 2013
In labour analgesia, the combination of epidural clonidine and neostigmine as adjuvants to local anaesthetics and opioids is under investigation to provide a longer duration of initial spinal analgesia with local anaesthetics and/or opioids. To evaluate the quality of analgesia with epidural neostigmine and clonidine, added to initial spinal analgesia, ...
Seo Eun Hee - - 2013
Background/Aims: Split-dose polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a standard bowel preparation regimen for colonoscopy, but the large volume is burdensome to ingest and the night dose causes sleep disturbance. This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a bowel preparation protocol using low-volume morning-only PEG with specially designed ...
Lubiatowski Przemyslaw - - 2013
The purpose of the study was clinical and advanced biomechanical evaluation of shoulder function with respect to rotator cuff (RC) integrity following repair. This was a retrospective study of 111 cases with solid single row rotator cuff repair and a minimal one-year follow-up. The RC repair was performed as an ...
Altınbas Akif - - 2013
Background/Aims: An unsuccessful colonoscopy procedure is often related to inadequate bowel cleansing. It is difficult for patients to finish the whole 4 liters of polyethylene glycol-electrolyte lavage (PEG-EL) because of its salty taste and the large quantity. Pineapple juice has been shown to be an effective agent in the dissolution ...
Cillino Giovanni - - 2013
To compare the visual outcomes, reading performance, and quality of life (QoL) of working-age cataractous patients bilaterally implanted with 3 different diffractive multifocal intraocular lenses (MIOLs). Two-center, randomized, prospective, double-masked study. Sixty-three consecutive patients (126 eyes) seen at Ophthalmology Section, Palermo and Florence University, Italy, randomized to receive the ReSTOR ...
Yoo Jae Hyun - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Although rotator cuff repair is performed to improve health-related quality of life (HRQL) by reducing pain and improving shoulder function, it has not been clearly demonstrated that HRQL is improved in retear cases. PURPOSE:To compare HRQL outcomes after rotator cuff repair between patients with healed cuffs and those with retears ...
Prabhu Vinay V Department of Urology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New - - 2014
The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms increases with age and impairs quality of life. Radical prostatectomy has been shown to relieve lower urinary tract symptoms at short-term followup but the long-term effect of radical prostatectomy on lower urinary tract symptoms is unclear. We performed a prospective cohort study of ...
Kanakura Yuzuru - - 2013
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare, progressive hematopoietic stem cell disorder characterized by chronic complement-mediated hemolysis leading to life-threatening complications and early mortality. Eculizumab, a humanized anti-C5 monoclonal antibody, inhibits terminal complement activation, reduces hemolysis, decreases the risk of thrombosis, and improves renal function and quality of life in ...
Iordens Gijs I T - - 2013
Most recent studies on procedures for stabilizing the glenohumeral joint focus on arthroscopic techniques. A relatively simple open procedure is the modified Putti-Platt procedure. The aim of these retrospective case series was to evaluate the functional outcome, patient satisfaction, and quality of life of patients who underwent this procedure. After ...
Glasman P P St Paul's Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, - - 2013
Quantification of the psychosocial effects of manifest strabismus has been made possible by the introduction of the Adult Strabismus 20 (AS-20) questionnaire. We investigated the effects of strabismus surgery and patient demographics on the pre- and postoperative AS-20 scores. A prospective, cohort study of adult patients undergoing strabismus surgery. Full ...
Chen Zhao-Yu - - 2013
The use of closed suction drainage systems for hip arthroplasty (HA) is a common practice. However, the effectiveness and safety are still questionable. Thus, the aim of this meta-analysis was to review the advantages and adverse effects of closed suction drainage systems in hip arthroplasty. All randomized or quasi-randomized trials ...
Bilhim Tiago - - 2013
To evaluate whether different polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) particle sizes change the outcome of prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). A randomized prospective study was undertaken in 80 patients (mean age, 63.9 y; range, 48-81 y) with symptomatic BPH undergoing PAE between May and December 2011. Forty patients ...
Diepgen Thomas L - - 2013
There is little knowledge about the costs of occupational hand eczema. To estimate the societal costs of patients with occupational hand eczema in Germany. Resource use during the past year, disease severity and quality of life [Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI)] were gathered for patients with occupational hand eczema before ...
Planting Anneke - - 2013
Anal dilation during tumour excision with transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) has caused concerns regarding postoperative anal function. We sought to determine whether TEM affects anorectal function and quality of life. All patients undergoing TEM between March 2007 and December 2008 were considered for inclusion. We excluded patients who were treated ...
Fitzgerald Timothy L - - 2013
Outcomes are superior for pancreatic resection at high-volume centers. To assess the impact of focused high-volume multidisciplinary care, a quality index (QI) was used to review our experience. Data from 1996 to July 2012 were analyzed in three groups: 1) early (1996 to 2007); 2) transition (2008 to 2009); and ...
Williams Kristopher B - - 2013
A transinguinal preperitoneal (TIPP) approach has become a common technique for inguinal hernia repair. Our goal was to compare the impact of the two mesh designs for this operation: a flat mesh with a memory ring device (MRD) or a three-dimensional device (3DD) containing both onlay and preperitoneal mesh components. ...
Yang L - - 2013
To evaluate the efficacy of endovenous microwave ablation (EMA) in treatment of varicose veins (VVS). The patients were randomly divided into EMA and high ligation and stripping (HLS) groups. Clinical outcomes and complications were assessed at 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after surgery, and the effect on quality ...
Omar Ridwaan - - 2013
To compare subjective and objective outcomes of complete dentures fabricated with standard clinical protocols, but omitted selected steps during the laboratory phase. Forty-three edentulous patients (mean age 58.1 years, SD 9.9, range 35-78), were consecutively recruited and randomly assigned to one of four groups according to selected variations of laboratory ...
Oien R F - - 2013
Objective: To assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in an unselected patient population with hard-to-heal ulcers from baseline through healing and at follow-up 6 months after healing. Method: Fifty patients were recruited and the sex and age of the patient and the ulcer aetiology, duration, and size were recorded. The generic ...
Bernardo Maria Teresa - - 2013
Anterior nasal packing is carried out in a number of nasal surgeries, especially in septoplasty. However, it is not an innocuous procedure and for this its benefit has been challenged. To assess the need for anterior nasal packing and the quality of life of patients submitted to septoplasty. Patients submitted ...
Jiang J L - - 2013
Anemia is a frequent complication in hemodialysis patients. Compared to conventional hemodialysis (CHD), short daily hemodialysis (sDHD) has been reported to be effective in many countries except China. The aim of the present study was to determine whether sDHD could improve anemia and quality of life (QOL) for Chinese outpatients ...
Abrams Geoffrey D GD Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Edwards Building, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. - - 2013
Anecdotal evidence from second-look hip arthroscopies and animal studies has suggested spontaneous labral regrowth may occur after débridement. However, these observations have not been systematically confirmed. We (1) determined whether labral regrowth occurs after débridement in human hips; (2) if so, described the characteristics of the reconstituted labrum; and (3) ...
Chen Fangxiang - - 2013
The present retrospective study was conducted to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) using carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) cages, or allograft. We retrospectively reviewed cases of ACDF using allograft in 20 patients, and CFRP in 19 who had sequential radiographs ...
Chen S-S - - 2013
To examine the predictive factors of successful redo varicocelectomy in infertile patients with recurrent varicocele, we made a retrospective study. Twenty-one patients who had improved quality of spermatozoon 6 months after RV were designated as group 1, those with no improvement as group 2 (17 subjects) and those who received close ...
Ad Niv - - 2013
Catheter-based ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) performed percutaneously is shown to be limited in patients with nonparoxysmal AF (non-PAF). The full Cox-Maze surgical procedure demonstrated good success with non-PAF, but concerns were raised regarding increased morbidity eliminating the effect of the success rate. This study assessed the safety and efficacy ...
Vogelaar Lauran - - 2013
To assess the effectiveness of solution-focused therapy (SFT) on fatigue and quality of life (QoL) in patients with fatigued inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Randomised controlled trial in two Dutch hospitals. Patients with IBD with quiescent IBD and with a Checklist Individual Strength-Fatigue (CIS-fatigue) score of ≥35 were enrolled. Patients were ...
Edwards Peter K - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) has become an established technique for the repair of full-thickness chondral defects in the knee, although best patient outcomes appear limited by a lack of evidence-based knowledge on how to progressively increase postoperative weightbearing (WB) and rehabilitation exercises. HYPOTHESIS:To determine the safety and efficacy of ...
Gohil Risha Arun - - 2013
The aim of this study was to identify whether revascularization by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for patients with intermittent claudication improved measures of functional performance including balance. A prospective observational study was performed at a single tertiary vascular center. Patients with symptomatic intermittent claudication (Rutherford grades 1-3) were recruited to ...
Lavernia Carlos J - - 2013
The consequences of vitamin D insufficiency in the elderly remain controversial. The prevalence and potential effects of its chronic insufficiency on quality of life and physical function in patients undergoing THA have received little attention. We determined (1) prevalence of preoperative vitamin D insufficiency in patients undergoing THA and (2) ...
Głowacki Roman - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the influence of bacterial biofilms in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients on the clinical outcomes following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). This was a prospective, double-blind study. Patients undergoing ESS, because of CRS, were recruited. Overall 80 patients were qualified. For each of these ...
Hindricks Gerhard - - 2013
The rapidly increasing number of patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) places a large burden on follow-up providers. This study investigated the possibility of longer in-office follow-up intervals in primary prevention ICD patients under remote monitoring with automatic daily data transmissions from the implant memory. Conducted in 155 ICD recipients with ...
Geurts Marjolein M Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, UMC Utrecht Stroke Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands. - - 2013
We assessed whether the effects of surgical decompression for space-occupying hemispheric infarction, observed at 1 year, are sustained at 3 years. Patients with space-occupying hemispheric infarction, who were enrolled in the Hemicraniectomy After Middle cerebral artery infarction with Life-threatening Edema Trial within 4 days after stroke onset, were followed up ...
de Paula Valéria Veras - - 2013
Premedication is rarely used in avian species. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of premedication on the quality of sevoflurane induction and anaesthesia in parrots. We hypothesised that premedication would facilitate handling and decrease the minimum anaesthetic dose (MAD). Thirty-six adult parrots were randomly distributed in ...
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