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 Results 551 - 600 of 2846 < 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 > 551 Caglar Erkan - - 2012 BACKGROUND: Our aim was to study the efficacy and safety of different types of intragastric balloon in morbidly obese patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 2005 to 2011, intragastric balloons were inserted endoscopically into 32 patients. Intragastric balloons were used in morbidly obese (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 35 kg/m(2) ) individuals who ... 552 Erdil Mehmet - - 2012 PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of body mass index (BMI) on early functional results of patients who undergo isolated partial meniscectomy. METHODS: The functional results for 1,090 patients who underwent partial meniscectomy, in 2 different orthopaedic clinics, were evaluated retrospectively. The study includes cases ... 553 Cavarretta Elena - - 2012 BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with high morbidity and represents an increasing health care problem worldwide. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has been used effectively for weight loss and co-morbidity remission. In this retrospective study, we evaluated cardiac reverse remodeling at medium-term follow-up by echocardiography, the amount of cardiovascular medications, and the ... 554 Wilbring Manuel - - 2012 Background Patients with small aortic annulus undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement face an often underestimated surgical risk. We describe initial clinical results and long-term follow-up of this particular high-risk group.Methods Between January 1998 and December 2004, 148 consecutive patients with small aortic annulus underwent isolated aortic valve replacement by implantation of a ... 555 Galanaud J-P - - 2012 BACKGROUND: Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is the most frequent complication of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). Its diagnosis is based on clinical characteristics. However, symptoms and signs of PTS are non-specific and could be the consequence of concomitant primary venous insufficiency (PVI) rather than DVT. This could bias evaluation of PTS. METHODS: Using ... 556 Mica Ladislav - - 2012 PURPOSE: Obesity is a growing problem in industrial nations. Our aim was to examine how overweight patients coped with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) after polytrauma. METHODS: A total of 651 patients were included in this retrospective study, with an ISS≥16 and age≥16 years. The sample was subdivided into three ... 557 Belle Steven H - - 2012 BACKGROUND: Although it is recognized that a standardized approach to reporting weight change is essential to meaningful comparisons among cohorts and across studies, consensus is lacking. This study aimed to propose a method of reporting weight change that would allow meaningful comparisons among studies of patients who underwent bariatric surgery ... 558 Manaboriboon B B Department of Pediatrics, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, - - 2013 Physical appearance is very important to adolescents and weight gain secondary to corticosteroid (CS) treatment may have a direct impact on adolescent development. Understanding weight gain in adolescents with SLE who are being treated with CS will help clinicians develop strategies for prevention of nonadherence, obesity and eating disorders in ... 559 Dennis Douglas A - - 2012 From March 2006 to August 2008, 93 subjects (186 knees) underwent simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty performed by eight surgeons at North American centers. This randomized study was conducted to determine whether non-weight-bearing passive flexion was superior for knees receiving a posterior stabilized high flexion device compared to a posterior ... 560 Genco Alfredo - - 2012 BACKGROUND: The request to lose weight is expanding not only in obese and morbidly obese patients but also in overweight patients affected by co-morbidities as diabetes and hypertension and who do not tolerate diet regimen or lifestyle changes. The aim of this study is a multicenter evaluation of outcomes of ... 561 Bin Abd Razak Hamid Rahmatullah HR Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore, 169608, Singapore. - - 2013 In Asia, obesity has reached epidemic proportions and physicians are likely to face a burden of obesity-related disorders, of which osteoarthritis of the knee is one. However, it is unclear whether obesity affects improvement of conventional TKAs in Asian patients. We therefore asked whether obese patients with a BMI of ... 562 Goitein David - - 2012 BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is an accepted bariatric procedure. Swallow studies (SS) after LSG are not uniform and display different patterns with regard to contrast passage through the gastric sleeve. The impact of immediate postoperative contrast transit time on weight loss has not been studied. The influence of immediate ... 563 Liu Tao - - 2012 OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the effect of obesity on injury severity score (ISS), mortality and course of hospital stay among trauma patients. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was conducted by Internet search. Data were extracted from included studies and analysed using a random-effects model to compare ... 564 Luaces María - - 2012 Background Cardiac adaptation to obesity includes both structural and functional alterations in the heart. The kidneys also suffer the consequence of excessive increase of body weight. This study aims to assess the functional, cardiac and renal changes in a cohort of morbidly obese patients, as well as changes after bariatric ... 565 Patel Vishal C - - 2012 Controversy exists regarding postoperative treatment of Achilles tendon repair. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of immediate weight bearing following modified percutaneous Achilles tendon repair using readily available materials. Fifty-two patients who were treated at a single center from 2000 to 2009 underwent percutaneous Achilles tendon ... 566 Rerksuppaphol Lakkana - - 2012 Obesity leads to significant morbidity and mortality. Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) and auricular acupressure (AA) are alternative treatments for weight reduction, however there is no study of the combined treatments. To determine the efficacy of the combined treatment of TEAS and AA, compared with AA alone. A prospective randomized ... 567 Lim David - - 2012 Background: Development of modern therapeutic approaches over the last decade has improved short-term well-being in JIA patients. This study examines disease damage and body composition (BC). Aims: Comparison of JIA patients' clinical well-being with matched controls assessing BC, cross-sectional inflammatory markers and the levels of joint and uveitis-associated damage relating ... 568 Paluszkiewicz Rafał - - 2012 Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is considered the gold standard bariatric procedure with documented safety and effectiveness. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a newer procedure being done with increasing frequency. Randomized comparisons of LSG and other bariatric procedures are limited. We present the results of the first prospective randomized trial comparing ... 569 Bennell Kim L - - 2012 OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of a modified shoe which incorporates both lateral wedging and a variable-stiffness sole on knee joint loading in three populations: 1) individuals with symptomatic and radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), 2) asymptomatic overweight individuals and 3) asymptomatic healthy weight individuals. METHODS: 90 participants (30 per group) ... 570 Sioka Eleni - - 2012 BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the eating profile of patients after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and its impact on weight loss. METHODS: One hundred ten patients who underwent LSG were interviewed using Suter questionnaire and revised Questionnaire on Eating and Weight Patterns in follow-up visits. Eating ... 571 Riddle Daniel L - - 2012 OBJECTIVE: The impact of knee arthroplasty on bodyweight has not been fully explored. Clinically important weight gain following knee arthroplasty would pose potentially important health risks. METHODS: We used one of the largest US-based knee arthroplasty registries and a population- based control sample from the same geographic region to determine ... 572 Culotta Brad A BA University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL - - 2013 In our clinical practice we found that some patients treated with external fixation, especially those with Blount disease, had notable weight gain. We hypothesized that correction of Blount disease using external fixation would be associated with weight gain and that the weight gain would be greater than that seen in ... 573 Schier Robert - - 2012 Aim: The inflammatory response following tissue injury after major surgery is known to affect endothelial function and vascular reactivity. In this study we evaluated the utility of bedside Digital Thermal Monitoring (DTM) as a surrogate for evaluating vascular function in the postoperative period.Methods: Ischemia-induced reactive hyperemia variables were measured in ... 574 Ledwidge Mark T - - 2012 AIMS: Previous studies have demonstrated poor sensitivity of guideline weight monitoring in predicting clinical deterioration of heart failure (HF). This study aimed to evaluate patterns of remotely transmitted daily weights in a high-risk HF population and also to compare guideline weight monitoring and an individualized weight monitoring algorithm. METHODS AND ... 575 Hatoum Ida J - - 2012 OBJECTIVE: Although Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is an effective treatment for severe obesity, weight loss (WL) after this operation is highly variable. Accurate predictors of outcome would thus be useful in identifying those patients who would most benefit from this invasive therapy. WL has been characterized using several different metrics, ... 576 Buchs Nicolas C - - 2012 Superobese patients (SO) (body mass index (BMI) ≥ 50 kg/m(2)) represent a real surgical challenge and the best management remains debatable. While the safety of a laparoscopic approach has been questioned for this population, robotics has been introduced in the armamentarium of the bariatric surgeon, yet its role remains poorly assessed, especially for ... 577 Heo Yoon-Seok - - 2012 In Korea, the results of bariatric surgery have not been compared with those of nonsurgical treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of bariatric surgery vs. conventional nonsurgical treatment in severely obese Koreans. In this retrospective cohort study, we reviewed the medical charts of ... 578 Brière Anabèle - - 2012 The asymmetrical weight-bearing distribution of individuals with hemiparesis rising from a chair might be used to produce similar muscular efforts at the lower limbs. The aim of this study was to determine if individuals with hemiparesis have symmetrical levels of effort at the knee during spontaneous sit-to-stand transfers. Nineteen subjects ... 579 Werling M - - 2012 BACKGROUND: The long-term results of Roux-en-$\hbox{Y}$ gastric bypass (gastric bypass) and vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) from randomized studies have not been described in detail. METHODS: Patients were randomized to gastric bypass or VBG. Body mass index (BMI), body composition, eating habits and gastrointestinal hormones were reviewed after 6 years. The ... 580 Tapper R - - 2012 BACKGROUND: The incidence of obesity is increasing in New Zealand. The aim of the study was to determine whether obesity impacts on the cost of treating patients undergoing major colorectal surgery. METHODS: Between 1 February 2008 and 31 July 2009, consecutive patients undergoing major colorectal surgery at Christchurch Hospital, New ... 581 Tur Juan Jesús - - 2012 BACKGROUND: Morbid obesity is a major health problem and bariatric surgery is currently the most effective therapy available to induce weight loss in these patients. This report describes 1-year changes in weight and metabolic parameters, in a trial designed to examine the effects of a non-surgical approach, Intensive Life style ... 582 Mathur Abhishek A Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, - - 2013 Obesity has been associated with poor oncologic outcomes following pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancer. However, there is a paucity of evidence on the impact of obesity on postoperative complications, oncologic outcome and survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). From a database of over 1000 patients ... 583 Emani Sitaramesh - - 2012 BACKGROUND: Patterns of weight change after implantation of a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) can affect transplant candidacy and may influence outcomes. We evaluated changes in weight over a 24-month period from a national LVAD clinical trial database. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 896 patients enrolled into ... 584 Uddin Fatema S - - 2012 BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for colorectal cancer, and colonoscopy can be technically challenging in obese patients. It has been proposed (with little supporting data) that prone positioning of obese patients might facilitate a difficult colonoscopy. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine if starting colonoscopy in ... 585 Wang John L - - 2012 While obesity is associated with increased need for total hip arthroplasty (THA), the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and operative duration is unknown. We reviewed a series of 425 primary THAs implanted by one surgeon from 2004 to 2010. Patients were grouped by BMI based on the World Health ... 586 Delko T - - 2012 Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the gold standard in bariatric surgery. The effect of the procedure is based on restriction, malabsorption and changes in hormonal axis. Ghrelin is an important appetite hormone which is produced mainly in the gastric fundus. By adding a resection of the gastric fundus, we hypothesized ... 587 Hayashi Shinya S Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0017, Japan. - - 2012 Several studies have reported a risk of dislocation in obese patients after total hip arthroplasty. In this study, we evaluated the interaction between obesity and dislocation by kinematic analysis using a navigation system. The intraoperative range of motion (ROM) and postoperative impingement-free ROM were measured in 38 patients, and we ... 588 Kaplan Leon - - 2012 ABSTRACT: Study Design. Prospective patient series.Objective. To evaluate outcome of children suffering from severe osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) with thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS), who were treated with a novel expandable spino-thoracic fixation device.Summary of Background Data. Current treatment options for osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) patients with TIS are limited. As in other ... 589 Iossi Michael F - - 2012 OBJECTIVE: Bariatric surgery is an effective method for acute weight loss. While the impact of bariatric surgery on general medical conditions (e.g., type 2 diabetes) is well documented, few studies focus on physical functional outcomes following weight-loss induced by bariatric surgery. DESIGN AND METHODS: We report on 50 women aged ... 590 Wishart Marc M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Kantonsspital Bruderholz, 4101, Bruderholz, - - 2012 The purpose of this study was to identify predictive factors for the occurrence of complications in a consecutive series of patients who underwent step-cut tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) and subsequent screw refixation in primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Using standardised conventional radiographs, critical parameters including TTO length and depth, proximal ... 591 Xing Zhiqing - - 2012 Currently, the outcome and indications of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) are still controversial. We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive case series of UKA done by a single surgeon between 2004 and 2007 including 178 knees (140 patients). There were 31 lateral UKA and 147 medial UKA. With a minimum follow-up of ... 592 Meacham Ryan - - 2012 We sought to determine the short-term and long-term overall mortality rates in obese and non-obese patients after tracheotomy and to evaluate which factors, including the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI), predict mortality rates among obese patients. We performed a retrospective chart review of patients who underwent open tracheotomy in the operating ... 593 Pata Giacomo - - 2012 BACKGROUND: Over the years, several modifications of the Scopinaro biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) have been proposed. This retrospective study reported the results of 15 years of follow-up after open BPD coupled with a type of transient gastroplasty (TG) and duodenal switch (DS), termed BPD-TG with DS. METHODS: Data were analyzed for ... 594 Yang Fan - - 2012 To evaluate the efficacy of octreotide in preventing severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) in obese patients. A prospective multi-center partly randomized control trial was conducted in patients with mild acute pancreatitis (AP). Nonobese patients received conventional management (nonobese-C, n = 82), whereas obese patients (body mass index ≥25 kg/m) were randomized ... 595 Busch Vincent J J F - - 2012 Socket fixation in patients with acetabular dysplasia can be technically demanding but the use of structural grafts can help to reconstruct the original center of hip rotation. Because reported survival rates differ, construct survival seems to depend on the technique of graft preparation and fixation. What is the survivorship of ... 596 Wang Qian Q Department of Anesthesiology, Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing 100053, - - 2012 The palpation method is widely used in clinical practice to identify the puncture site of combined spinal-epidural (CSE) blocks, but it is usually difficult to accurately locate the puncture site in obese parturients. Accurate identification of the puncture site is crucial for successful CSE block. The objective of this study ... 597 Edelman Steven S University of California, San Diego, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego, CA, - - 2012 Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is an established bariatric surgical procedure that produces meaningful weight loss and improvements in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2. This study examined the effect of LAGB on T2DM status in severely obese patients with ... 598 Kinder Kristi L - - 2012 OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine if overweight children are more likely than normal-weight children to require ondansetron when undergoing ketamine sedation in a pediatric emergency department. METHODS: Patients between the ages of 2 and 18 years with an American Society of Anesthesiologists classification of I or ... 599 Thomovsky Stephanie A - - 2012 OBJECTIVE: Describe the use and feasibility of a novel vacuum-assisted tissue resection device (VRD) for canine intervertebral disc fenestration, and compare the effectiveness of manual fenestration to the VRD. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized prospective study. ANIMALS: Canine cadavers (n = 15). METHODS: A cadaveric lumbar spine study was performed to compare ... 600 Isac Wahib E - - 2012 Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 "What's known on the subject?" and "What does the study add?" Obesity is associated with higher incidence of renal cell carcinoma. Laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) was shown to be technically feasible in the obese population. In the present study ... < 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 >