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Haas Jigal - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To determine the safety and efficacy of labor induction with low-dose vaginal prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in grandmultiparous women with a previous cesarean delivery. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 219 grandmultiparous women with a previous cesarean delivery (study group) who underwent induction of labor with low ...
Torella M - - 2013
Aim: Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is classified with a level 1 evidence and a grade A recommendation, but long term effects have not been studied thoroughly. This study aims at assessing the long-term effectiveness of perineal rehabilitation on patients with mild prolapse and pure stress urinary incontinence (IUS) symptoms. ...
Pacher Juliane - - 2013
Preeclampsia is accompanied by high maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Thus, delivery needs to be planned carefully. The aim of this study was to determine the most favorable delivery for patients with preeclampsia between the week 37 and 41 of gestation. For this retrospective study, patient data from 2003 ...
Oba Hiroki - - 2013
Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the early phase after lumbar decompression surgery sometimes reveals an absence in the expansion of the dural sac, regardless of the presence or absence of clinical symptoms; the reason for such a condition is often difficult to explain. There are some reports that compared ...
Onishi Yoko - - 2013
The aim of our study was: (i) to investigate whether transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block confers additional analgesic effects to epidural morphine alone; and (ii) to determine plasma levels of local anesthetics after TAP block in post-cesarean women. The subjects were parturients undergoing cesarean section under combined spinal-epidural anesthesia. Morphine ...
Moor B K - - 2013
We hypothesised that a large acromial cover with an upwardly tilted glenoid fossa would be associated with degenerative rotator cuff tears (RCTs), and conversely, that a short acromion with an inferiorly inclined glenoid would be associated with glenohumeral osteoarthritis (OA). This hypothesis was tested using a new radiological parameter, the ...
Radovanovic Z - - 2013
The present study was designed to investigate whether there is a difference in the anastomotic leakage rate (AL) between the single stapling (CSA) and double stapling (DSA) anastomosis techniques. One hundred consecutive rectal cancer patients who underwent rectal resection with primary anastomosis were enrolled in this study. The overall rate ...
Takiguchi Shuji - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) is generally considered superior to open distal gastrectomy (ODG) with regard to postoperative quality-of-life. Differences in postoperative pain may exist due to recent pain control techniques including epidural anesthesia. There is little evidence for this difference. In this article we report the results of our ...
Tomai Fabrizio - - 2013
Objectives. To assess coronary plaque composition by virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) in young adult recipients and to correlate these findings with time from heart transplant (HTx) and long-term outcomes. Backgroud. Rapid progression of coronary allograft vasculopathy after heart transplantation is a powerful predictor of mortality and clinical events at ...
Gallo Jiri - - 2013
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of the Balgrist total hip replacement cup. METHODS: We report the results of a retrospective review of 195 total hip prostheses with Balgrist cup implanted in 178 patients. There were 59 men and 119 women ...
Roman Horace - - 2013
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess recurrence and pregnancy rates in women with ovarian endometrioma treated via ablation using plasma energy. DESIGN: Retrospective non-comparative pilot study including 55 patients treated during 28 months, with prospective recording of data (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Fifty-five consecutive women with ...
Hotouras Alexander - - 2013
: Rectal intussusception may be the initial abnormality of a progressive pelvic floor disorder culminating in external prolapse. The evidence, however, is unclear, and the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying this condition are unknown. : The aim of this study is to identify the relationship between age, symptom duration, anorectal physiology parameters, ...
Cosman Felicia F Helen Hayes Hospital, West Haverstraw, NY, USA. - - 2013
Many postmenopausal women treated with teriparatide for osteoporosis have previously received antiresorptive therapy. In women treated with alendronate (ALN) or raloxifene (RLX), adding versus switching to teriparatide produced different responses in areal bone mineral density (aBMD) and biochemistry; the effects of these approaches on volumetric BMD (vBMD) and bone strength ...
Elgafor El Sharkwy Ibrahim Abd - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To compare combined sublingual misoprostol plus oxytocin infusion with intravenous carbetocin for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in patients with risk factors during cesarean section (CS). METHODS: In this randomized study, 380 patients were randomly allocated to receive either combined 400 μg sublingual misoprostol before surgery plus 20 IU oxytocin after ...
Kaplan Metin - - 2013
PURPOSE: We have discussed the importance of sacrococcygeal sinus angle (SSA), which is a new anatomical landmark in the surgery of presacral lesions. Because of its anatomical structure, the sacrum limits the surgical exposure like a compact barrier for the posterior surgical approach. The main aim of this paper is ...
Clement N D - - 2013
PURPOSE: We hypothesise that patients with a worse post-operative generic physical health, and those with a subclinical improvement, will have a greater rate of dissatisfaction with their total knee arthroplasty (TKA) despite improvement in their knee function. METHODS: Prospectively complied data for 2,330 primary TKA were used. Patient demographics, comorbidity, ...
Liu Lingtong - - 2013
Background and objective: Sylvian fissure arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are among the most challenging AVMs to manage surgically. The estimates of their risk factors and prediction of their long-term prognosis are crucial for clinical decision-making. The authors conducted a retrospective review to patients with sylvian AVMs treated microsurgically to evaluate the ...
Lensen E J M - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to compare failure and complication rates in patients who underwent a trocar-guided vaginal mesh repair with either a non-absorbable or a partially absorbable mesh. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from consecutive women undergoing either non-absorbable or partially absorbable mesh ...
Basu Maya - - 2013
AIM: To evaluate the effect of urethral dilatation (UD) on urgency symptoms in women with overactive bladder (OAB) and voiding dysfunction. METHODS: Women with OAB symptoms and a maximum flow rate of less than 15 ml/sec on a volume voided of 200 ml were eligible for entry to the trial. Fifty women ...
Türkyilmaz Kemal - - 2013
AIM:: To evaluate carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (CF-PWV) values of patients with pseudoexfoliation (PEX) glaucoma in comparison with healthy subjects. METHODS:: Twenty-five consecutive patients with PEX glaucoma (PEXG group) and 25 controls (control group) were included in the study. CF-PWV was assessed by a noninvasive device by the measurements of ...
Taggart Nathaniel W - - 2013
Objectives: To compare procedural outcomes of transcatheter balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty (BPV) in adults to a concurrent pediatric cohort and to identify whether BPV leads to improvement in symptoms among adults. Background: BPV has long been utilized to relieve right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) obstruction in neonates and young children. More ...
Ford Deanna R - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A new technique for establishing ultrasound-guided central access involves the use of the axillary vein, the distal projection of the subclavian vein, via the lateral chest. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of Valsalva maneuver and Trendelenburg positioning on axillary vein cross-sectional area (CSA). METHODS: Using a group-sequential design, we ...
Elbers Jorina - - 2013
This population-based study assesses the long-term impact of childhood stroke on function and independence in young adults. We undertook a cross-sectional outcome study of patients with arterial ischemic stroke and cerebral sinovenous thrombosis, beyond 18 years of age. We studied 26 patients; 21 arterial stroke, 5 cerebral sinovenous thrombosis, with ...
Kuptniratsaikul Vilai - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Stroke-related complications are barriers to patients' recovery leading to increasing morbidity, mortality, and health care costs, decreasing patient's quality of life. The purpose of this study was to quantify incidence and risk factors of stroke-related complications during the first year after discharge from rehabilitation ward. METHODS: A prospective observational ...
Wallace Justin R JR University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. - - 2013
The Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) graft (Hemosphere/CryoLife Inc, Eden Prairie, Minn) has provided an innovative means to obtain hemodialysis access for patients with severe central venous occlusive disease. The outcomes of this novel treatment modality in a difficult population have yet to be clearly established. A retrospective review of HeRO ...
Dransfield Mark T MT Lung Health Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, - - 2013
Whether the combination of a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid with a once-daily longacting β(2) agonist is more protective than a once-daily longacting β(2) agonist alone against exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unknown. We hypothesised that fluticasone furoate and vilanterol would prevent more exacerbations than would vilanterol alone. We ...
Meuleman Christel - - 2013
OBJECTIVE:: To assess the clinical outcome of women requiring laparoscopic excision of moderate-severe endometriosis in women with and without bowel resection and reanastomosis. METHODS:: Two hundred three patients with laparoscopically excised moderate (n = 67) or severe (n = 136) endometriosis (rAFS: revised endometriosis classification of the American Fertility Society) ...
Chung Jun Young - - 2013
PURPOSE: Bicompartmental knee arthroplasty features bone and ligament sparing as unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and is presumably better in the recovery of muscle strength and function compared to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) though not previously reported in the literature. The aim of the study was to compare isokinetic knee muscle strength ...
Prey Sorilla - - 2013
Idiopathic facial aseptic granuloma (IFAG) is a disorder that usually occurs during early childhood. Its pathogenesis remains poorly understood. The objective of this study was to investigate possible relationships between IFAG and childhood rosacea. This was a retrospective multicenter study of patients attending four French dermatologic centers diagnosed with IFAG ...
Banihashem Nadia - - 2013
Opioid-induced side effects such as nausea and vomiting and pruritus are common and may be more debilitating than pain itself. We performed a study to assess the efficacy of dexamethasone in reducing postoperative nausea, vomiting, and pruritus in patients receiving neuraxial anesthesia with meperidine. Fifty-two women undergoing cesarean section were ...
Mohsenzadeh Ledari Farideh - - 2013
Gum chewing after cesarean section may stimulate bowel motility and decrease duration of postoperative ileus. The current study assessed the effect of chewing sugar-free gum on the return of bowel function, where cesarean section had been performed in nulliparous women. In a randomized clinical trial, 60 patients, scheduled for cesarean ...
Shitrit Ariella Bar-Gil - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Long-term pulmonary reflux-related symptoms following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) have not been reported. METHODS: We designed a retrospective analysis of consecutive patients who underwent LAGB or LSG between January 2000 and December 2010. All patients provided detailed history and physical examination. We assessed ...
Elmistekawy Elsayed - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The impact of anaemia on patients undergoing aortic valve surgery has not been well studied. We sought to evaluate the effect of anaemia on early outcomes following aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS: All patients undergoing non-emergent aortic valve surgery (n = 2698) with or without other concomitant procedures between ...
Laharie D - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Mucosal healing can be achieved with infliximab (IFX). AIM: To assess the impact of mucosal healing on long-term outcomes in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) when treated with infliximab (IFX) beyond 1 year. METHODS: All consecutive adult patients with refractory UC receiving maintenance treatment with IFX in five French referral ...
Pua Yong-Hao - - 2013
This study aims to examine, in patients before and following a total knee arthroplasty (TKA), whether knee extensor strength and knee flexion/extension range-of-motion (ROM) were nonlinearly associated with physical function. Data from 501 patients with TKA were analyzed. Knee extensor strength was assessed preoperatively and 6months postoperatively. Knee ROM and ...
Du Wei - - 2013
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term impacts of different posterior operations on curvature, neurological improvement and axial symptoms for multilevel cervical degenerative myelopathy (CDM), and to study the relationship among loss of cervical lordosis, recovery rate and axial symptom severity. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 98 patients with multilevel CDM who had ...
Cross Keith P KP Department of Pediatrics, Kosair Children's Hospital, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA. - - 2013
A variety of methods have been proposed and used in disaster triage situations, but there is little more than expert opinion to support most of them. Anecdotal disaster experiences often report mediocre real-world triage accuracy. The study objective was to determine the accuracy of several disaster triage methods when predicting ...
Cankaya Cem - - 2013
ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate whether there are alterations in total macular volume (TMV) and foveal retinal thickness (FT) values during pregnancy. Methods: This study included 60 healthy pregnant women in their first, second, and third trimester (groups 1, 2, and 3) and 20 nonpregnant women (group 4). TMV and FT ...
Yang Jehn-Hsiahn - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the endometrial wound healing duration after a hysteroscopic surgery. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary university hospital. PATIENT(S): One hundred sixty-three women who underwent hysteroscopic surgeries for endometrial polyp (n = 37), submucous myoma (n = 65), uterine septum (n = 16), and intrauterine adhesion (IUA; n = ...
Batuecas-Caletrío Angel - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo of Childhood (BPVC) is a common cause of vertigo in children and it is characterized by recurrent attacks of vertigo without warning resolving spontaneously after minutes to hours. It has been considered the equivalent of migraine in childhood. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients diagnosed with BPVC were recruited ...
Abaci Adnan - - 2013
Background. Device closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) are both associated with short- and long-term complications. Our knowledge of the complication rates of ASD and PFO closure is limited. Our objective was to review the peri-procedural and long-term complications of ASD and PFO closure. Methods. ...
Nassar Boulos - - 2013
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The Trendelenburg position is used to distend the central veins, improving both success and safety of vascular cannulation. The purpose of this study was to measure the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the internal jugular vein (IJV) in three different positions using surface ultrasound. METHODS: Fifty one subjects were ...
Kim Han Jo - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Study Design. Matched Cohort ComparisonObjective. To compare the use of BMP or ICBG on the long term outcomes in patients undergoing long fusions to the sacrum for adult spinal deformity.Summary of Background Data. No long term studies beyond a 2 year f/u have been performed comparing the use of ...
Taylor J C - - 2013
To determine the effect of a 'no drains' policy on seroma formation and other complications in women undergoing breast cancer surgery. Before May 2010 drains were routinely used in our unit following mastectomy ± axillary surgery and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) ± wide local excision (WLE). Since then, a ...
Arcinue Cheryl A - - 2013
Purpose: To compare the efficacy and safety of cyclosporine/mycophenolate mofetil (CSA/MMF) and cyclosporine/azathioprine (CSA/AZT) in Vogt-Koyonagi-Harada (VKH) patients. Methods: Retrospective comparative case series with follow-up period of at least 1 year. Outcomes include remission rate and corticosteroid-sparing effect. Results: A total of 10 patients were included (5 patients in CSA/MMF, ...
Boxer Rebecca S RS Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, - - 2013
To investigate the effect of Vitamin D3 on physical performance in patients with HF. HF is associated with functional decline and frailty. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with loss of muscle strength and poor outcomes in patients with HF. Sixty-four patients participated in a 6-month parallel design double blind RCT ...
Hess Dean R - - 2013
PURPOSE: We assessed the evolution of lung-protective ventilation strategies during anesthesia and identified factors associated with the selection of a nonprotective ventilation strategy. METHODS: This retrospective observational study covered a 5-year period from March 2006 to March 2011. It included 45 575 adult patients who underwent intubation de novo in the ...
Murphy Glenn S GS NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston Hospital, 2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, USA. - - 2013
In this investigation, we sought to determine the association between objective evidence of residual neuromuscular blockade (train-of-four [TOF] ratio <0.9) and the type, incidence, and severity of subjective symptoms of muscle weakness in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU). TOF ratios of 149 patients were quantified with acceleromyography on arrival to ...
Ursava Ahmet - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase perioperative complications. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship among postoperative pulmonary complication, snoring and STOP questionnaire in patients with ortophaedic surgery. METHODS: 1,406 consecutive records of patients who had undergone elective ortophaedic surgery during the period January 2005-December ...
Pichler Renate - - 2013
Abstract Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate the functional and oncological outcomes of orthotopic neobladders in women with urothelial cancer. Material and methods. From 1993 to 2007, 61 women underwent radical cystectomy and orthotopic ileal neobladder using the hemi-Kock pouch or Skinner T pouch. Sixteen of them ...
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