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Levy G G Multi Organ Transplant Program, University of Toronto Transplant Institute, Toronto, ON, - - 2014
REFINE was a 12-month, prospective, open-label study in 356 patients receiving de novo liver transplantation for hepatitis C virus (HCV) cirrhosis, randomized to cyclosporine A (CsA) or tacrolimus with (i) no steroids, IL-2 receptor antibody induction and mycophenolic acid, or (ii) slow steroid tapering. The primary analysis population based on ...
Shanshan Yu Y Department of Neurology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: The aims of this study were to assess the clinical characteristics of patients with postoperative myasthenic crisis (PMC) and to identify the risk factors affecting the occurrence of PMC. Method: Extended thymectomy was performed on 178 patients with generalized MG with a mean onset age of 36.8 years. The ...
Ruscelli Paolo - - 2014
The aim of this retrospective study is to compare the outcomes achieved in the Trauma Centre of Cesena to those of the Regional Registry of Major Trauma (RRGT*) of Emilia-Romagna, where a coordinated trauma care network has been implemented since 2001, based on the hub & spoke model. A group ...
Piedra Mark P MP Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, - - 2014
The optimal timing of cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy for trauma is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine if early cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy for trauma reduces complications. Consecutive cases of patients who underwent autologous cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy for trauma at a single Level I Trauma Center ...
Wang Szu-Han SH Organ Transplant Center, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, - - 2014
Delirium is one of the main causes of increased length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay among patients who have undergone living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). We aimed to evaluate risk factors for delirium after LDLT as well as to investigate whether delirium impacts the length of ICU and hospital ...
Miller Victor J - - 2014
Objective: The cardinal signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) are pain in joints and/or muscles, joint sounds, and limitation of movement. They are also associated with other complaints, one of which is headache. Myogenous TMD patients can be divided into those with a high and low temporomandibular opening index ...
Jaensson Maria M Division of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden ; Schools of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, - - 2014
Postoperative sore throat and hoarseness are common minor complications following airway manipulation. This study was primarily done to determine gender differences in the incidence of these symptoms and the location of POST after laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and endotracheal tube (ETT). A total of 112 men and 185 women were ...
Mishriky Basem M BM From the Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North - - 2013
The perioperative adminstration of nicotine has been investigated as an analgesic adjunct and a possible modality to prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). We performed this systematic review to assess the impact of perioperative administration of nicotine on postoperative pain and PONV. A literature search of MEDLINE, CENTRAL, EMBASE, and ...
He Qing Q Qing He, Yong-Song Guan, Oncology Department, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, - - 2013
To investigate the safety and effectiveness of combined (131)I-metuximab and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). One hundred and eighty-five patients (159 men and 26 women) with advanced HCC were enrolled in this study from February 2009 to July 2011. There were 95 patients in the combined metuximab ...
Beaudet N N The PRIMUS Group, Clinical Research Centre Etienne-Le Bel, CHUS, Sherbrooke, Canada; Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada; Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, - - 2013
The difficulty in identifying the onset of low back pain (LBP) limits the capacity to determine the incidence of LBP at the population level and, further, to identify risk factors. In the literature, incidence cohorts have been built with patients initially considered LBP-free for 6-12 months prior to their selection. ...
Mohammad A - - 2013
Objectives: To study the clinical characteristics and epidemiology of the combination of primary systemic vasculitis (PSV) and severe alpha-1 antitrypsin (α1-AT) deficiency. Method: Patients with PSV [granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) (Wegener's), microscopic polyangiitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) (Churg-Strauss), and polyarteritis nodosa] were identified through diagnosis registries and serological databases. ...
Lee Byung Kook BK Department of Emergency Medicine, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Republic of - - 2013
Studies suggest that the current therapeutic hypothermia (TH) protocol does not improve outcomes in adult asphyxial arrest survivors. We sought to compare the effect of 24-hour cooling at 33°C vs that of 72-hour cooling at 32°C on outcomes and the incidence of adverse events in unconscious asphyxial arrest survivors. Retrospectively ...
Mivumbi Victor N VN Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National University of Rwanda Faculty of Medicine, Kigali, Rwanda; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali (CHUK), Kigali, - - 2013
To evaluate the efficacy of ampicillin versus cefazolin as prophylactic antibiotics prior to cesarean delivery in Rwanda. In a prospective, randomized, open-label, single-site study conducted between March and May 2012, the effects of prophylactic ampicillin versus cefazolin were compared among women undergoing cesarean delivery at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de ...
Mungovan Sean F - - 2013
Higher physical activity levels are continence-protective in non-prostate cancer populations. Primary aims of this study were to investigate changes in physical activity levels over the perioperative period in patients having radical prostatectomy, and relationships between perioperative physical activity levels and post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence. A prospective analysis of patients having radical ...
Theodosiadis P P Orthopaedic Department, Interbalkan Medical Center, Pilaia, Thessaloniki, - - 2013
PURPOSE. To compare the use of ropivacaine versus bupivacaine for 3-in-1 block during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in terms of efficacy and safety (lack of toxicity). METHODS. 14 men and 26 women aged 58 to 77 (median, 70) years who had the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grades I to ...
Maneesorn Wongsa W Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, - - 2013
To study the effectiveness of sublingual misoprostol for cervical ripening before MVA in women aged between 35 and 55 years old. Women aged between 35 and 55 years old who had indications for endometrial sampling were recruited. Exclusion criteria were gross pathology of cervix, pregnancy, allergy to misoprostol, and abnormal ...
Park Sung Bae SB Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2013
To evaluate the successful fusion rate in postmenopausal women with single-level anterior cervical discectomy and successful fusion (ACDF) and identify the significant factors related to bone successful fusion in pre- and postmenopausal women. From July 2004 to December 2010, 108 consecutive patients who underwent single-level ACDF were prospectively selected as ...
Vahi Paul-Sander - - 2013
Background and purpose Failed closed treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is often followed by surgery. We investigated whether preoperative steroid injections could have a negative effect on the long-term outcome of the operation. Patients and methods 174 hands (164 patients) were operated on by a single surgeon at Tartu ...
Kose Seda - - 2013
Abstract Objective: The present study aims to determine the efficiency and reliability of TENS in the management of pain related with uterine contractions after vaginal delivery and the pain related with both abdominal incision uterine contractions after cesarean section. Methods: A hundred healthy women who underwent cesarean section under general ...
Salim Raed R Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel. Electronic address: - - 2013
To examine the incidence of placental lesions among women who delivered isolated small for gestational age newborns (isolated-SGA) at term compared to placentas from non-isolated-SGA born at term, early SGA and appropriate for age newborns (AGA). A case-control study conducted at a university teaching hospital. Placentas of women who delivered ...
Nuis Rutger-Jan - - 2013
BACKGROUND: THERE IS SCANT INFORMATION ON THE PREVALENCE AND FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PREOPERATIVE ANEMIA IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE IMPLANTATION (TAVI) AND WHETHER IT IS ASSOCIATED WITH MORTALITY. WE SOUGHT TO DETERMINE THE PREVALENCE AND FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PREOPERATIVE ANEMIA IN ADDITION TO THE PROGNOSTIC EFFECTS OF THE VARIOUS ...
Onal Eda Demir - - 2013
Thyroid surgery may cause regional scarring and some degree of fibrotic process which may extend into the perithyroidal soft tissues. This may result in problems when collecting thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) samples and evaluating the cellular abnormalities. This study aimed to determine if a history of thyroid surgery is ...
Ledowski Thomas - - 2013
Postoperative residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB) is associated with significant morbidity. The aim of this retrospective data analysis was to investigate the influence of the method of RNMB reversal on postoperative outcome. Tertiary teaching hospital in Western Australia. With Ethics Committee approval, data from 1444 patients who received at least one ...
Davies Ioseff - - 2013
Lateral anal sphincterotomy is the gold standard of surgical treatment for anal fissure. Patients undergoing this procedure are warned about the risk of incontinence; however, there are few reports on long-term outcomes. We conducted this study to investigate long-term outcomes after lateral anal sphincterotomy, focusing specifically on postoperative incontinence. Patients ...
Liu Ning - - 2013
Symptomatic disc herniations in the thoracolumbar spine between T10/11 and L1/2 can be collectively called thoracolumbar disc herniation (TLDH). The etiology of this disorder is unclear. However, it is interesting that we have noted numerous TLDH patients have radiographic features of another spinal disorder which is Scheuermann's disease (SD). The ...
Adkins Royce T - - 2013
To assess adverse events associated with radiofrequency endometrial ablation in treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in patients with a history of low transverse cesarean delivery (C-section group) and patients who delivered vaginally (vaginal delivery group). Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). Community-based gynecology practice in the United States. ...
Boddula Madhav R - - 2013
BACKGROUND:There is no consensus on the optimal surgical technique for recurrent patellofemoral instability. Despite many different surgical procedures discussed in the literature, there are few studies with long-term outcomes.Hypothesis/ PURPOSE:The purpose of this study was to compare subjective and objective preoperative data from patients with recurrent patellar instability and normal ...
Guven Suleyman - - 2013
To assess the impact of intramural fibroids on the intracytoplasmic sperm injection-embryo transfer (ICSI-ET) cycle outcome, when there is no compression of the endometrial cavity. In this retrospective, matched control study, the ICSI-ET outcome of sixty-two patients (Group I) with intramural fibroid (mean diameter <7 cm) and normal endometrial cavity ...
Barbanti Marco - - 2013
The effect of preoperative mitral regurgitation (MR) on clinical outcomes of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is controversial. This study sought to examine the impact of moderate and severe MR on outcomes after TAVR and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Data were drawn from the randomized PARTNER Trial ...
Stocki Daniel - - 2013
Safe and effective alternatives are required in labor when epidural analgesia is not appropriate. We hypothesized that patient-controlled IV remifentanil labor analgesia would not be inferior to patient-controlled epidural labor analgesia. This randomized nonblinded controlled noninferiority study in healthy women with a singleton fetus and vertex presentation was performed at ...
Witchelo Tara - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: People with knee osteoarthritis (OA) report ongoing limitations in climbing stairs, even after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The aim of this systematic review was to synthesise the available evidence of factors affecting stair climbing ability in patients with knee OA before and after TKA. Method: A systematic search ...
Kinori Michael - - 2013
To report the experience of two tertiary care facilities in southern Ethiopia in the treatment of traumatic pediatric cataract for a period of more than 1 year. The medical records of consecutive traumatic pediatric cataract patients who underwent surgery at the Hawassa University and the Yirgalem University schools of medicine from ...
Ezechi Oc O Maternal and Reproductive Health Research Unit, Clinical Sciences Division, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, - - 2013
The poor utilisation of the Misgav-Ladach (ML) caesarean section method in our environment despite its proven advantage has been attributed to several factors including its non-evaluation. A well designed and conducted trial is needed to provide evidence to convince clinician of its advantage over Pfannenstiel based methods. To evaluate the ...
Troitino Anthony - - 2013
This study aims to compare treatment response and adherence rate to positive airway pressure (PAP) in patients with opioid-related central sleep apnea (O-CSA) and idiopathic central sleep apnea (I-CSA). We performed a retrospective chart over a 5-year period performed at a VA sleep center. Continuous PAP (CPAP) was prescribed initially ...
Ehsan Mohsin - - 2013
Background: Physical inactivity is common in stable COPD and independently predicts poor outcomes. Longitudinal assessments of physical activity in outpatients with COPD, covering periods of stability and exacerbations, have not been evaluated previously. Methods: Patients with clinically-stable COPD and a history of 2 or more clinical exacerbations in the preceding ...
Murgier J - - 2013
The rate of osteoarthritis of the hip secondary to slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a subject of debate, and its frequency is underestimated in particular because of subclinical forms that may not be diagnosed during childhood. The frequency of radiographic anomalies subsequent to SCFE in adults requiring hip arthroplasty ...
Bucak Yasin Yücel - - 2013
We aimed to study the inhibitory effects of topical cyclosporine A (CsA) 0.05 % on immune-mediated corneal neovascularization, and to compare its efficacy with those of dexamethasone 0.1 % and bevacizumab 0.5 %. Immune-mediated corneal neovascularization was created in 36 right eyes of 36 rabbits. The rabbits were then randomized into four groups. ...
Takamura Yuuki - - 2013
Increased bone mineral density (BMD) has been reported in patients with postsurgical permanent hypoparathyroidism. Hypoparathyroidism may attenuate the high-turnover bone loss in postmenopausal women. We reported previously that patients who had transient hypoparathyroidism postoperatively were at subclinical hypoparathyroid (hP) status even 5 years after surgery. We hypothesized that patients with transient ...
Pilzek Anna L - - 2013
Our goal was to describe patients' personal treatment goals before pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) surgery and goals achieved and not achieved 12 months after surgery, and to evaluate the association between postoperative symptoms and successful goal achievement. We performed a secondary analysis using a de-identified database from a randomized trial comparing ...
Rostaing L - - 2013
The Belatacept Evaluation of Nephroprotection and Efficacy as First-line Immunosuppression Trial randomized patients receiving a living or standard criteria deceased donor kidney transplant to a more (MI) or less intensive (LI) regimen of belatacept or cyclosporine A (CsA). The 5-year results of the long-term extension (LTE) cohort are reported. A ...
Charpentier B - - 2013
Patients in the BENEFIT-EXT study received extended criteria donor kidneys and a more intensive (MI) or less intensive (LI) belatacept immunosuppression regimen, or cyclosporine A (CsA). Patients who remained on assigned therapy through year 3 were eligible to enter a long-term extension (LTE) study. Three hundred four patients entered the ...
McLoney Eric D - - 2013
To evaluate and compare the rates of complications on follow-up computed tomography (CT) studies of patients with Celect, Günther Tulip, and Greenfield inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. Retrospective review of CT studies obtained 0-1,987 days after infrarenal placement of an IVC filter identified 255 Celect, 160 Tulip, and 50 Greenfield ...
Vats Urvashi U Department of Obgyn, CSMMU, Lucknow, UP - - 2014
To compare the efficacy of three suture materials, i.e., poliglecaprone 25, polyglactin 910, and polyamide, as subcuticular skin stitches in post-cesarean women. This was a randomized clinical trial. The study was conducted in the department of obstetrics and gynecology of a tertiary institute, LTMMC, Sion, Mumbai, India. Only those women ...
Jeon C-H - - 2013
We investigated the spinopelvic morphology and global sagittal balance of patients with a degenerative retrolisthesis or anterolisthesis. A total of 269 consecutive patients with a degenerative spondylolisthesis were included in this study. There were 95 men and 174 women with a mean age of 64.3 years (sd 10.5; 40 to ...
Sinno Hani - - 2013
Background: Since its original description in 1979, the Moufarrege total posterior pedicle reduction mammaplasty technique has proven to be a safe and reliable procedure providing aesthetic and functional enhancement. Objectives: To determine if the Moufarrege total posterior pedicle reduction mammaplasty affects successful breastfeeding. Method: Retrospective chart review was performed for ...
Marchiori Érica C ÉC Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA; Division of Maxillofacial Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA; and Division of Maxillofacial Surgery, State University of Campinas, Piracicaba, São Paulo, - - 2013
To estimate the prevalence of, risk factors for, and clinical course of neuropathic pain (NPP) after sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) of the mandible in a large cohort of patients. A retrospective cohort of all patients who underwent SSRO at 2 medical centers within Kaiser Permanente Northern California from January ...
Stoker Geoffrey E GE Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United - - 2013
Study Design Single-center, retrospective study. Objective Suboptimal concentrations of vitamin D have been linked to hip and knee osteoarthritis in large, population-based cohort studies. We sought to examine the association of vitamin D levels with intervertebral disk disease. Methods From January 2010 through May 2011, 91 consecutive, eligible adult spine surgery patients who ...
Sultan Sherif - - 2013
We aim to review an 8-year experience of median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) with chronic gastrointestinal ischemia (CGI) and evaluate clinical outcomes of arcuate ligament decompression, celiac sympathectomy, and selective revascularization. Between December 2002 and March 2012, of 25 patients referred with symptoms of CGI, 11 patients (10 women and ...
Ageberg Eva - - 2013
The benefits of exercise in mild and moderate knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA) are apparent, but the evidence in severe OA is less clear. We recently reported that neuromuscular training was well tolerated and feasible in patients with severe primary hip or knee OA. The aims of this controlled before-and-after ...
Kalogera Eleftheria E Division of Gynecologic Surgery, the Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital Pharmacy Services, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, - - 2013
To investigate the effects of enhanced recovery (a multimodal perioperative care enhancement protocol) in patients undergoing gynecologic surgery. Consecutive patients managed under an enhanced recovery pathway and undergoing cytoreduction, surgical staging, or pelvic organ prolapse surgery between June 20, 2011, and December 20, 2011, were compared with consecutive historical controls ...
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