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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 ...
Barbanti Marco M From St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada (M.B., J.G.W., R.H.B., C.R.T.); Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York (R.T.H., C.R.S., S.K., P.G., T.M., I.H., M.B.L.); NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL (T.F.); Washington University, St. Louis, MO (A.Z.); Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA (V.B.); Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (R.R.M.); University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (W.Y.S.); Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (P.S.D.); and Stanford University, Stanford, CA - - 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 Placement of ...
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 ...
Yao Caroline A CA Plastic Surgery Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, - - 2013
Advanced thumb carpometacarpal arthritis is widely treated with trapeziectomy and tendon interposition despite donor-site morbidities. Trapeziectomy alone leaves a postresection space, leading to proximal metacarpal migration and scaphoid/trapezoid impingement. Prosthetic implants have been unsuccessful due to particulate debris, silicone synovitis, osteolysis, and migration. Recent studies have shown successful use of ...
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 H Dr Sinno is the Aesthetic & Reconstructive Clinical Fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2013
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. To determine if the Moufarrege total posterior pedicle reduction mammaplasty affects successful breastfeeding. Retrospective chart review was performed for patients operated on ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kim Han Jo HJ Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63110, - - 2013
Matched cohort comparison. To compare the use of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) or iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) on the long-term outcomes in patients undergoing long fusions to the sacrum for adult spinal deformity. No long-term studies beyond a 2-year follow-up have been performed comparing the use of BMP versus ...
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 ...
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 ...
Gallo Jiri J Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacky University Olomouc, University Hospital, I. P. Pavlova 6, 77520, Olomouc, Czech Republic. - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of the Balgrist total hip replacement cup. 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 with a ...
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 L Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, 6 Tiantan Xili, Chongwen District, Beijing, 100050, China, - - 2013
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 risk factors associated ...
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 ...
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