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Kuru Bahar - - 2012
Background: One of the success factors in periodontal plastic surgery is the synergistic relationship between involved tissues and vascular supply. Gingiva as a functional unit is unique with specific vascular configuration and contains the supracrestal portion naturally created to survive over avascular root surfaces. The aim of this randomized controlled ...
Da Ros Carlos Teodósio - - 2012
Purpose: Peyronie 's disease is an acquired connective tissue disorder of the penile tunica albuginea with fibrosis and inflammation. The disease produces palpable plaques, penile curvature and pain during erections. Usually it results in impairment of the quality of life. Our objective is to review the long-term results of the ...
Mahajan A - - 2012
Background:  The use of periosteum as a pedicle graft in the treatment of gingival recession defects is a recent advancement. The subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG) is considered the gold standard for the treatment of gingival recession defects. The present randomized controlled trial was done to compare periosteal pedicle graft ...
Cantero Marcos Antonio - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare the immediate results of patients undergoing on-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. METHODS: From January 2007 to January 2009, 177 patients underwent CABG, being 92 off-pump and 85 onpump. We evaluated the demographics, preoperative risk factors, preoperative functional ...
Malhotra Raman - - 2012
To report indications and outcomes of a technique for the correction of lower eyelid cicatricial entropion using a lower eyelid gray-line split, inferior retractor recession, lateral-horn lysis, and anterior lamella repositioning. Retrospective, 5-year, single-center, consecutive case series of patients with lower eyelid cicatricial margin entropion undergoing the above procedure. Patients ...
Hwang S - - 2012
After > 2000 adult living donor liver transplants (LDLTs), we observed minimization of the complication rate using case-by-case modification of venous outflow reconstruction in right liver graft (RLG), standardization seeking intend to provide a hemodynamic- based, regeneration-compliant hepatic outflow reconstruction. We retrospectively examined 100 consecutive adult LDLT using modified RLG ...
Lautz Timothy B - - 2012
To determine outcomes in children with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction who underwent percutaneous intervention for anastomotic stenosis after meso-Rex bypass. Eighty-six patients who underwent meso-Rex bypass between 1997 and 2009 were retrospectively reviewed, and 15 who underwent transhepatic portal venography for graft stenosis were identified. Technical success and clinical outcomes ...
Majid Imran - - 2012
Background: Different surgical techniques in the form of tissue or cellular grafting procedures are used alone or in combination with narrowband UVB (NBUVB) to treat stable vitiligo resistant to medical treatment. Aim: To evaluate the cosmetic results obtained with ultrathin split-thickness skin grafts followed by NBUVB therapy in resistant, stable ...
Pérez-Simón Jose A - - 2012
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a major complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation with an adverse effect on both mortality and morbidity. In 2005, the National Institute of Health proposed new criteria for diagnosis and classification of chronic graft-versus-host disease for clinical trials. New sub-categories were recognized such as late ...
McPhee James T - - 2012
Single-segment great saphenous vein (SSGSV) remains the conduit of choice for femoral to below-knee popliteal (F-BK) surgical revascularization. The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal conduit in patients with inadequate SSGSV. This was a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained vascular registry. Patients underwent F-BK bypass with ...
Shahian David M DM Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114, USA. - - 2012
Most survival prediction models for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery are limited to in-hospital or 30-day end points. We estimate a long-term survival model using data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The final study cohort included 348 341 ...
White J W - - 2012
Thirty-eight fingers in 27 patients with Dupuytren's contracture of the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) in excess of 70° were treated using a staged technique. The first stage involved applying a mini external fixator across the PIPJ for continuous extension over 6 weeks with intensive hand therapy to maintain mobility of ...
Nedved Karel - - 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess a long-term outcome of allogenous vein grafts (ALVG) as vascular access for hemodialysis. Materials and methods: For nearly eight years (between 9/2002 and 9/2011) a total of 78 patients with 112 ALVGs were involved in the study. The register included 46 ...
Shah Aamir S - - 2012
Pseudoaneurysm (PSA) formation is a complication of hemodialysis access. Open repair requires PSA resection, interposition graft placement, and insertion of a catheter as a bridge. Endovascular stent graft repair is an alternative that permits immediate use of the access site. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy ...
Takami Yoshiyuki - - 2012
There is limited information about the size change of a knitted Dacron graft (Gelseal™) used in the thoracic aorta. We evaluated the diameters of the Gelseal™ grafts at a long-term follow-up for 3.7 ± 1.3 years (1-5.9 years; median, 4.0 years), which were used for replacement of the ascending aorta ...
Blom Aaron S - - 2012
We attempted to correlate duplex ultrasound (DU) findings with the clinical outcome of graft limb stenosis or kinking after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Between 1998 and 2010, 248 patients underwent EVAR and postoperative DU surveillance of 496 graft limbs in our accredited noninvasive vascular laboratory by one of three experienced ...
Yenigun Alper - - 2012
A novel method for repair of septal perforations. Fifteen volunteers with symptomatic septal perforations were recruited. Open technique rhinoplasty approach was preferred: auricular conchal cartilage graft with intact perichondrium on both sides was harvested and shaped to fit the perforated site and attached to the septum with absorbable sutures. All ...
Lau Darryl - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To determine if autologous fat grafting to the posterior pharynx can reduce hypernasality in patients with cleft palate and mild velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). Design: Retrospective case series. Setting: Tertiary care center. Patients: Eleven (11) patients with cleft palate, status-post palatoplasty (+/- secondary speech surgery) with nasendoscopic evidence of ...
Gokalp Orhan - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Both single-graft crossover femoropopliteal (COFP) bypass and crossover femorofemoral plus femoropopliteal bypasses using double grafts may be performed for patients with a medical history of abdominal vascular operations or comorbidity, thereby ineligible for retroperitoneal or transperitoneal approaches. In this study, these two methods were compared. METHODS: A total of ...
Chang Yang-Ming - - 2012
BACKGROUND: This study was to evaluate the sensory recovery in the lower lip and chin in patients who underwent segmental mandibulectomy involving inferior alveolar nerve and simultaneous reconstruction with fibular osteoseptocutaneous flap and interposition sural nerve graft. MATERIAL AND METHOD: From 1993 to 2004, a total of 20 patients underwent ...
Andreasen Jan Jesper - - 2012
Dietary intake of marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) has beneficial effects in various cardiac disorders. Few studies have, however, investigated the therapeutic potential of n-3 PUFA in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Five heterogeneous randomized studies on n-3 PUFA for prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation have yielded ...
B Alves Luciana - - 2012
The aim of this randomized controlled clinical study was to compare the use of an acellular dermal matrix graft (ADMG) with or without the enamel matrix derivative (EMD) in smokers to evaluate which procedure would provide better root coverage. Nineteen smokers with bilateral Miller Class I or II gingival recessions ...
Welk Blayne K - - 2012
The augmented anastomotic urethroplasty (AAU) combines resection of a urethral stricture and an onlay graft. The augmented nontransected anastomotic urethroplasty (ANTA) is a modification of the AAU and involves complete stricture excision without transecting the spongiosum. This is a retrospective cohort study comparing ANTA with dorsal onlay buccal grafting (DOBG) ...
Lin Kathleen K - - 2012
To evaluate folding in infrarenal stent grafts in relation to oversizing, barb angle, and barb length using computed tomography images of stent grafts deployed in explanted bovine aortas. Computed tomography data from an in vitro investigation on the effect of oversizing of 4% to 45% (n = 19), barb length ...
Guay David R - - 2012
Secondary antimicrobial prophylaxis involves the use of ≥ 1 antimicrobial agent just prior to the time when a diagnostic/therapeutic procedure, which may induce infection, is to be performed. In the context of this article, antimicrobial agent(s) are administered to patients with ≥ 1 implanted prosthetic device in order to prevent ...
Pepper Jon-Paul - - 2012
Postoperative psychosocial distress is a critical aspect of surgery, particularly in aesthetically sensitive areas. In this study, the authors assess the level of psychosocial distress associated with nasal reconstruction. The authors also compare postoperative distress levels associated with different reconstructive techniques throughout the healing process. The authors conducted a prospective ...
Manstad-Hulaas Frode - - 2012
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the in vivo feasibility of a 3-dimensional (3D) electromagnetic (EM) navigation system with electromagnetically-tracked catheters in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Methods: The pilot study included 17 patients undergoing EVAR with a bifurcated stent-graft. Ten patients were assigned to the control group, in which a standard EVAR ...
Iacovou Emily - - 2012
To evaluate the effect of type I chondrotympanoplasty on the resonant frequency (RF) of the middle ear and compare it to the respective outcomes of type I tympanoplasty using temporalis fascia grafting (TFG). Hearing results and respective graft integration rates were also assessed. A retrospective comparative study was conducted of ...
Konishi Masaya - - 2012
We sought to determine whether commercial air travel soon after tympanoplasty significantly affects graft healing rates. We performed a retrospective analysis of 169 patients who underwent tympanoplasty from 1993 to 2009, comparing two groups of patients: 69 patients who flew 1 day after surgery and 100 who did not. The ...
Magnussen Robert A - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether decreased hamstring autograft size and decreased patient age are predictors of early graft revision. METHODS: Of 338 consecutive patients undergoing primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with hamstring autograft, 256 (75.7%) were evaluated. Graft size and patient age, gender, and body mass index at the time ...
Siracuse Jeffrey J - - 2012
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty ± stent (PTA/S) and surgical bypass are both accepted treatments for claudication due to superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusive disease. However, long-term results comparing these modalities for primary intervention in patients who have had no prior intervention have not been reported. We report our results with 3-year ...
Brat Radim - - 2012
Aims. The aim of this study was to compare coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using either endoscopic (EVH) or open harvest (OVH). Leg-related morbidity and histological comparison of the veins were the outcome measures. Methods. One hundred consecutive patients scheduled for isolated CABG were randomly divided into two goups: an ...
Patel Nishit S - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is an acquired multifocal and polygenic dyschromia that affects 1% to 3% of the world and presents as multiple depigmented macules and patches. Traditionally, the treatment of vitiligo has focused on pharmacologic interventions, but nearly half of all treated patients fail to respond successfully. OBJECTIVE: Several advanced techniques ...
Kim Hee Joon HJ Section of Ophthalmology, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the viability of skin grafts used for correction of cicatricial ectropion resulting from previous ablative surgery and radiotherapy for head and neck cancer and to report overall outcomes of cicatricial ectropion repair. This is a retrospective, noncomparative case series of all consecutive ...
Kalteis Manfred - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to report the results of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment based on the Zenith stent-graft from a community-based single center over a period of 9 years. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed immediate technical and clinical results as well as long-term outcomes in patients treated ...
Grau Juan B - - 2012
Bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA) remains widely underutilized in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Although prior research has demonstrated a long-term benefit of the use of BIMA over left internal mammary artery (LIMA)-only, validation of these results is lacking in a contemporary surgical experience. We compared complications and survival at ...
Zheng Kangkeng - - 2012
PURPOSE: Meta-analysis to compare pterygium surgery outcomes using limbal conjunctival autograft (LCAG) and other techniques. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted through June 2011 using PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Registry to identify all randomized control trials reported so far, comparing the recurrence rates of pterygium after LCAG and ...
Baradi Arul - - 2012
To compare short-term mortality and major morbidity between patients undergoing elective primary isolated CABG with bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) or single internal thoracic artery (SITA) grafts at Green Lane Hospital (Auckland, New Zealand). MeETHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of short-term outcomes in 5955 patients receiving SITA and 637 ...
Eyarefe O D - - 2012
The effects of honey, glutamine and honey/glutamine combination on the healing and adaptive process of the bowel following massive small bowel resection were studied in some Nigerian non-descript breeds of dogs. 24 dogs (3-4months old) of mixed sexes with mean body weight of 4.42±0.70 kg were studied. They were randomized ...
Ayyar Vandana - - 2012
This study retrospectively analysed the effects of obesity as described by Body Mass Index (BMI) on patient reported outcomes following total knee replacement. Participants (105 females and 66 males) who had undergone surgery under the care of a single surgeon were included in the review and were grouped according to ...
Kontrimavičiūtė Eglė - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE. Obesity is a multisystem disorder, particularly involving the respiratory and cardiovascular systems; therefore, a multidisciplinary approach is required. In spite of widespread performance of weight reduction (bariatric) surgeries, information regarding the anesthetic care of morbidly obese patients is scarce. The aim of this study was to compare ...
Levenson David - - 2012
Data sourcesMedline, Embase and PubMed databases were searched together with hand-searches of a range of journals (Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal, Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontics, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery).Study selectionClinical studies in several languages ...
Southwell-Keely James - - 2012
Pretibial lacerations are problematic and best managed by surgical debridement, then skin grafting. Traditional postoperative care involves bed rest to optimise graft survival. This meta-analysis assesses early mobilisation versus bed rest for skin graft healing of these wounds. Medline, Embase, Cochrane, Cinahl, and Google Scholar databases were searched. Analyses were ...
Edwards Christopher - - 2012
Studies have shown that osteoarthritis (OA) is highly associated with obesity, and individuals clinically defined as obese (BMI > 30.0 kg/m(2)) are four times more likely to have knee OA over the general population. The purpose of this research was to examine if isolated weight loss improved knee symptoms in patients ...
Toros Tulgar - - 2012
The aim of this study was to review the results of 5 diaphyseal non-unions reconstructed using vascularized fibular grafts. This study included six non-unions (3 males and 3 females; average age: 47 years; range: 21 to 57 years) reconstructed using vascularized fibular grafts between 2002 and 2007. Average duration of ...
Antunes Joana - - 2012
A 29-year-old man, presented with multiple ulcers, nodules, abscesses, fistulae, and atrophic scars, over the right chest wall. Six years prior, the patient had a car accident, which resulted in skin loss of the right arm, shoulder, thoracic wall. In addition, he suffered a supracondylar fracture; orthopedic surgery and skin ...
Singh Devinder - - 2012
Objective: Body contouring surgery has become a steadily increasing part of weight loss treatment in the population of patients electing to undergo bariatric surgery. This study aims to elicit factors that can be used to prognosticate which bariatric surgery patients will choose to undergo body contouring procedures. Methods: A database ...
Kimura T - - 2012
The number of kidney transplantations (KTx) among patients on long-term hemodialysis (HD) is increasing due to the donor shortage in Japan. We investigated the outcomes of KTx among long-term (more than 15 years) patients on HD. We performed 103 KTx between April 2003 and April 2010 including seven patients (one ...
Tavakkoli Tabassi Kamyar - - 2012
To describe the results of penile hypospadias repair using the Snodgrass method with buccal mucosa graft (BMG), supported by double dartos flap as a second layer. In a prospective cohort study, 21 consecutive patients underwent hypospadias repair using the Snodgrass method and BMG as the urethral plate, with the addition ...
Kamran As'adi - - 2012
Aim: The aim of this experimental study is based on a comparison between the effect of expanded versus nonexpanded full-thickness skin grafts (FTSGs) on survival and secondary wound contraction. Methods: A total of 20 quadrangular-shaped, full-thickness skin defects with dimensions of 2 × 3 cm were created on the backs ...
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