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Seyedzadeh Abolhassan - - 2006
Cystinuria is an autosomal recessive disorder which clinically presents as cystine calculi. In this study, we reviewed cystine calculi cases in the west of Iran to determine their common presentations and response to different therapeutic modalities. Between 1999 and 2005, we had 22 pediatric patients (11 boys and 11 girls) ...
Sersar Sameh Ibrahim SI Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, 35516 Mansoura, Egypt. - - 2006
To assess the clinical and management aspects of tracheobronchial foreign body (FB) in children and adults; to judge the influence of the operator's experience on the outcome of the procedure and to evaluate the factors associated with delayed diagnosis of FB aspiration (FBA) in children; and to compare clinical, radiologic ...
Seitz Christian - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between delay in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) after a first colic and subsequent time to complete stone clearance. METHODS: This prospective, non-randomized study included 94 patients treated with ESWL for unilateral solitary proximal ureteral stones after at least one episode of colic pain. Time ...
Moretti Biagio - - 2006
The aim of this paper is to assess the benefit to treat plantar fasciitis with low-dose energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and the efficacy of such treatment to abate the painful symptoms allowing a rapid return to the running activity. Our study included 54 running athletes treated for plantar ...
Druart-Blazy Anne - - 2005
AIMS: Pain recurrence after cholecystectomy is often attributed to sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, whose diagnostic criteria and treatments remain uncertain. We performed a retrospective study to assess the possible precipitating role of opiate ingestion in this setting. METHODS: The retrospective study of the files of 147 consecutive patients investigated for ...
Riordan Hugh D - - 2005
Case studies suggest that vitamin C, given intravenously at doses of 10-100 grams/day can improve patient well being and in some cases, reduce tumor size. While ascorbate is generally considered safe, clinical data on high intravenous doses is limited. Twenty-four late stage terminal cancer patients were given continuous infusions of ...
Yilmaz Erdal - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To determine the optimal frequency of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of urolithiasis, in terms of efficacy and duration, by comparing three different shock wave frequencies. METHODS: A total of 170 patients between the ages of 18 and 69 years with radiopaque kidney stones were included in the study. The ...
Tadenuma Hiroshi - - 2005
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the short- and long-term results of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) and endoscopic therapy for pancreatic stones. METHODS: A total of 117 patients with pancreatic stones underwent ESWL and endoscopic treatment in our institute. Seventy patients who were followed-up for ...
Resim Sefa - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether tamsulosin, as an alpha(1)-blocker, was effective for the treatment of steinstrasse in the lower ureter after shock wave lithotripsy. METHODS: A total of 67 patients (43 men and 24 women) with steinstrasse in the lower portion of the ureters were randomly divided into two groups. Only ...
Dhar Nivedita Bhatta - - 2005
PURPOSE: While the effect of jejunoileal bypass (JIB) reversal has been well studied regarding hepatic function, there is little information regarding the effect of reversal on renal function and even less data regarding the metabolic urinary stone environment. We evaluated the results of JIB reversal on renal function, the urinary ...
Norris Donald M - - 2005
A 16-question post-treatment survey was sent to 874 patients after extracorporeal shockwave treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis. Of the 377 surveys returned, 353 were used for analysis. These patients were treated by 169 physicians in 19 states using either electrohydraulic or electromagnetic extracorporeal shockwave equipment. Seventy-six percent of the patients ...
Yanagawa Youichi - - 2005
We retrospectively investigated whether anaphylactic shock tends to be associated with lymphocytosis or not. We reviewed the medical charts of patients who had shock between January 1999 and September 2004. The subjects were divided into 4 groups, consisting of anaphylactic, hemorrhagic, cardiogenic, and septic groups. The results of laboratory examinations ...
Cheung Moon-Tong - - 2005
HYPOTHESIS: Long-term outcome is good for a selected group of patients with hepatolithiasis treated with liver resection. Liver resection should also be offered to patients with complex hepatolithiasis such as bilateral stones or those with strictures. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Regional hospital. PATIENTS: A total of 174 patients with hepatolithiasis ...
Osman Mahmoud - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To report our experience with over 300 patients treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL), for although PNL was established as a treatment in the 1970s, its use diminished with the introduction of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL); clinical experience with ESWL showed its limitations, and the role of PNL for treating ...
Salah Morshed A - - 2005
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate retrospectively our experience with percutaneous cystolithotomy (PCCL) in children having endemic urinary bladder stones. METHODS: Between January 1993 and June 2003, 155 children younger than 14 years underwent PCCL. The patients' age ranged from 8 months to 14 years (average, 4.5 ...
Sternberg Kevan - - 2005
PURPOSE: The presentation and management of pediatric stone disease have changed due to early identification and treatment of congenital urological conditions, as well as technological advances. Therefore, we reviewed our 12-year experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 123 patients with 158 stones presented from 1991 to 2003. The 46 ...
Butt Amar-ul-Ala - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcome of patients undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for treatment of upper urinary tract calculi (renal and ureteric), and to note role of double-J (DJ) stents in these patients. DESIGN: A cross-sectional analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Urology, Rawalpindi General Hospital, ...
Somers J G C J - - 2005
Risk factors concerning both the pasture and housing seasons for interdigital dermatitis and heel-horn erosion (IDHE) were studied in dairy cows in a cross-sectional study in The Netherlands. The study population included 2,326 cows (41 herds) and 2,751 cows (46 herds) for the pasture and housing seasons, respectively. Of these ...
Thomas John C - - 2005
PURPOSE: We reviewed our experience of 5 years using ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy to treat stone disease in prepubertal children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all ureteroscopic procedures performed in prepubertal children. RESULTS: A total of 33 ureteroscopic procedures were performed in 29 prepubertal children (15 ...
Abe Taku - - 2005
PURPOSE: We investigated the risk factors having an impact on the achievement of stone-free status and on the success rate, as well as on the likelihood of recurrence, in patients undergoing shockwave lithotripsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated the characteristics and outcomes of 3023 patients (3254 renal units) with upper ...
Mandhani Anil - - 2005
PURPOSE: To critically assess the safety profile and complications of the transperitoneal approach to laparoscopic pyeloplasty at our center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2002 to January 2004, 92 patients with a mean age of 22.78 +/- 15.15 years (range 14 months-65 years) with primary (N = 90) or secondary ...
Shah Hemendra N - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of bilateral simultaneous tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). METHODS: From August 2004 to January 2005, 10 patients underwent bilateral simultaneous tubeless PCNL. Patients needing more than two percutaneous tracts, having significant intraoperative bleeding, or a residual stone burden were excluded from the study group. ...
Tarocco Federico - - 2005
Entomopathogenic fungi are widely produced for use as mycoinsecticides. Therefore, improvement of the shelf life of fungal propagules under good and adverse conditions should be a pre-requisite of their production. In order to improve conidial physiology as well as mycoinsecticide efficiency, culture conditions may be varied. The Doehlert design was ...
Albala David M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To review a multicentre experience of using a transportable lithotripter (STS-T, Medstone, Inc, Aliso Viejo, CA. USA) for treating patients with urolithiasis in all parts of the urinary tract. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In all, 326 patients with a total of 370 stones were treated as outpatients with the STS-T ...
Chen Chih Shou - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) has a variable but low success rate for impacted stones of the upper ureter. Ureterorenoscopic stone manipulation is another option, the appropriateness of which decreases with increasing size of the stone. This report examines the feasibility and effectiveness of ureterorenoscopic holmium:YAG lasertripsy (URSL) for ...
Pace Kenneth T - - 2005
PURPOSE: The rate of shock wave administration is a factor in the per shock efficiency of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). Experimental evidence suggests that decreasing shock wave frequency from 120 shocks per minute results in improved stone fragmentation. To our knowledge this study is the first to examine the effect ...
Ceylan Kadir - - 2005
Ureteroscopes and different lithotripsy methods have greatly improved the urologist's ability to treat ureteral stones, regardless of their location in the ureter. We retrospectively reviewed our experience with ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotriptor in 287 patients with ureteral calculi. Ureteroscopic stone treatment was performed between October 1999 and May 2004. Of 221 ...
Gravina Giovanni Luca - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To design a randomized, no-treatment, controlled, prospective study to determine whether the administration of tamsulosin, as adjunctive medical therapy, increases the efficacy of one extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) session to treat renal stones and decreases the use of analgesic drugs after the procedure. METHODS: A total of 130 ...
Furia John P - - 2005
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy was investigated in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. Fifty-three patients (60 heels) were treated with a single ses sion of shock wave therapy. Sixteen patients (19 heels) were active, 21 (22 heels) were moderately active, and 16 (19 heels) were sedentary. Twelve weeks post-treatment, mean visual ...
Stephensen H - - 2005
BACKGROUND: B waves, slow and rhythmic oscillations in intracranial pressure (ICP), are claimed to be one of the best predictors of outcome after surgery for normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). OBJECT: To determine the relation between the percentage of B waves and outcome in patients with hydrocephalus, and also the diurnal ...
Shim Chan Sup - - 2005
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cholecystoscopic lithotripsy can be an alternative procedure for the treatment of impacted cystic duct stones in patients who are high risk for surgery. Conventional methods, including electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL), occasionally fail due to the inability to access or capture the impacted stones in the narrow, spirally long cystic duct. ...
Resim Sefa - - 2005
BACKGROUND: We aimed to objectively determine whether tamsulosin as an alpha(1)-blocker was effective in patients who had ureterolithiasis located in the lower part of the ureter. METHODS: Sixty patients with lower ureteral calculi (juxtavesical or intramural portion) were included in the present study. Conservative treatment, such as hydration and tenoxicam ...
Resim Sefa - - 2005
The aim of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy of electro-acupuncture (EA) with the combination of tramadol+midazolam (TM) for pain relief during outpatient extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL). A total of 35 patients (20 men, 15 women) with stones located in the pelvicalyceal system of the kidney were randomized ...
Symes A - - 2005
Extra corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the treatment of choice for the majority of renal stones, however, it has the lowest success rate in complete clearance of stones located in the lower pole. We assess whether pelvi-calyceal height is a useful measurement in predicting successful stone clearance from the lower ...
Suwannarat Pim - - 2005
Alkaptonuria, a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the HGD gene and deficiency of homogentisate 1,2 dioxygenase, is characterized by ochronosis, arthritis, and daily excretion of gram quantities of homogentisic acid (HGA). Nitisinone, an inhibitor of the enzyme 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase, can drastically reduce urinary excretion of HGA in ...
Handa Tomohiro - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that there is an association between low BALF (bronchoalveolar lavage fluid) CD4/CD8 ratio and lower remission rates in sarcoidosis patients. AIM: To investigate the patient characteristics and clinical features of Japanese sarcoidosis patients with low BALF CD4/CD8 ratios. METHODS: 322 Japanese sarcoidosis patients were retrospectively ...
Wu Ching-Fang - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To compare the safety and cost-effectiveness of ureterorenoscopic holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser lithotripsy (URSL) with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for proximal ureteral stones. METHODS: This investigation assessed 220 patients with upper ureteral stones. Those in the ESWL group were treated on an outpatient basis using the Medispec Econolith 2000 ...
Yilmaz Erdal - - 2005
PURPOSE: alpha1-Adrenergic blockers have recently been shown to increase the rate of spontaneous passage of distal ureteral stones. We compared efficacy of 3 different alpha1-adrenergic blockers for this purpose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 114 patients between 18 and 65 years old who had lower ureteral stones were included ...
Pettrone Frank A - - 2005
The use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis is controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy without local anesthesia to treat chronic lateral epicondylitis. One hundred and fourteen patients with a minimum six-month history of lateral ...
Chiong Edmund - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether mechanical percussion, diuresis, and inversion (PDI) therapy after shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) improves the clearance rates of lower pole renal stones. METHODS: In this single-blind study, 108 patients who underwent SWL treatment for lower pole renal stones with a total diameter of 2 cm or less ...
Morizane Isao - - 2005
The effects of transient cochlear ischemia on the stria vascularis were studied. Fifteen minutes of ischemia decreased the endocochlear potential by up to 17.5 mV on day 1; it returned to normal on day 7. Immunostaining for Na+,K+-ATPase, a marker for the Na+/K+-pump, and for connexin 26, a marker for ...
Tiselius Hans-Göran - - 2005
A literature review was made to obtain information on the treatment efforts required for a successful removal of ureteral stones when extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or ureteroscopic stone extraction or disintegration (URS) were used as primary procedures. Data were collected from 59 reports on ESWL and 23 on URS. ...
Tzeng Jeng-Jie - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The role of juxtapapillary diverticulum ( JPD) in biliary stone formation is controversial. This study was designed to understand the relationship between the size of JPD, hepatic clearance and recurrent bile duct stones in patients after endoscopic sphincterotomy. METHODS: Five hundred and twenty patients with choledocholithiasis who ...
Mattle D - - 2005
Using the keywords "urolithiasis and citrate treatment", "nephrolithaisis and citrate treatment", "kidney stones and citrate treatment", a Medline search revealed 635 articles published between 1 January 1966 and 1 December 2004. For the present analysis, only studies meeting all of the following criteria were included: (1) publications in English or ...
De Dominicis Mauro - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of ureteroscopy plus intracorporeal lithotripsy (ULT) with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for treating distal ureteric calculi in childhood, as such stones are commonly treated by ESWL as the first option in adults but there is no agreement on the method of treating ...
Ng Jonathon Q - - 2005
BACKGROUND: To compare surgical procedure rates between metropolitan and rural/remote residents in Western Australia (WA). METHODS: The WA Data Linkage System was used to identify all patients who underwent a procedure for cataract, ureteric calculi or urinary outflow obstruction symptoms for the time periods 1981-2000, 1981-1997 and 1981-1995, respectively. Age-standardized ...
Hafron Jason - - 2005
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility and initial outcomes of a combination of ureterorenoscopy (URS) using holmium laser lithotripsy and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in a single outpatient session for the treatment of large renal stone burdens in patients refusing or unsuitable for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients ...
Weiss Steven J - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesize that the number of patients who leave without being seen is correlated with the simple-to-use National Emergency Department Overcrowding Scale (NEDOCS). METHODS: Results of a 6-item ED overcrowding scale (NEDOCS) were collected prospectively over a 17-day study period. The following additional data were extracted from records for ...
Flasko Tibor - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate retrospectively the results and complication, efficacy, and safety rates of laparoscopic ureterolithotomy in the treatment of large, impacted ureteric stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between September 1994 and December 2003, 73 patients underwent 75 laparoscopic ureterolithotomies (LUL). Mid- and upper-ureteric stones were removed retroperitoneally in 69 cases (92%). ...
Zhang Xiu-Feng - - 2005
AIM: To identify whether the polymorphisms of the N-acetyltransferase (NAT) genes are susceptible to primary liver cancer (PLC) in Luoyang, a PLC low-incidence area of China. METHODS: The NAT1 and NAT2 genotypes of 96 PLC cases and 173 controls were determined by PCR-RFLP. Both interaction between NAT1 or NAT2 and ...
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