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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 ...
Boonlikit Sathone S Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rajavithi Hospital, College of Medicine, Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand E-mail : - - 2014
To compare recurrence rates of large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) with those of contour-loop excision of the transformation zone (C-LETZ) in the management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). The medical records of 177 patients treated consecutively by LLETZ and C-LETZ for CIN at Rajavithi Hospital between 2006 ...
Kale A - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of misoprostol administered sublingually, vaginally or rectally on cervical ripening before hysterescopic surgery in post-menopausal women. Post-menopausal women were randomised to receive either 400 ug of misoprostol, administered sublingually, vaginally or rectally six hours and 12 hours prior to ...
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Patellofemoral arthroplasty has been described as an ap- propriate treatment for isolated patellofemoral arthritis. With the aging population and the increasing number of total joint arthroplasties, both patients and surgeons are on the lookout for alternatives to total joint arthroplasty. With appropriate patient selection, well-designed implants, and precise surgical technique, ...
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Total ankle arthroplasty was developed to reduce pain and retain motion of the ankle joint in patients with osteoarthritis much like its total hip and knee counterparts. Orthopaedic surgeons are well equipped to evaluate and treat patients with end-stage hip or knee arthritis; however, the manage- ment of patients with ...
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Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic and safety efficacy of a naturally occurring mineral supplementation in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). Patients and methods: A prospective, single centre, study of 50 patients aged 50 years and above with painful and radiological Osteoarthritis of knees was carried out for one ...
Artul Suheil S Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Nazareth Hospital, Bar Ilan University, Nazareth, Zfat, - - 2014
Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) is becoming more and more popular in the evaluation of different musculoskeletal abnormalities. The aim of this retrospective study was to document the prevalence and spectrum of MSKUS findings at the painful knee. All the studies of MSKUS that were performed for the evaluation of knee pain ...
Shetty Ujwala Shivarama US A J Institute of Dental Science and Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
Objective. To evaluate the efficiency of DVT in comparison with OPG in the assessment of bony condylar changes in patients of TMJ pain. Methods. 100 temporomandibular joints of 62 patients with the complaint of temporomandibular joint pain were included in the study. DVT and OPG radiographs were taken for all ...
Rudolf Leonard L Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 17 Alice Peck Day Drive, Suite C, Lebanon, NH 03766, - - 2014
Previous reports of minimally invasive (MIS) sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion for low back, SI joint, and buttock pain secondary to SI joint disorders have shown favorable short- and mid-term outcomes. Herein we present 5-year clinical and radiographic outcomes after MIS SI joint fusion using a series of triangular porous titanium ...
Li Yang Y Department of Orthopedics, Pingjin Hospital, Logistics University of Chinese People's Armed Police Forces, Tianjin, China - - 2014
Background Intra-articular adhesion post knee surgery is a common and serious complication. It is a challenge problem for orthopedic surgeon. Verapamil (VP), a widely applied calcium channel blocker, has been proved to be able to prevent synthesis/secretion of extracellular matrix molecules. The object of this study was to investigate the ...
Dodds Alexander L AL Sportsmed SA, 32 Payneham Road, Stepney, Adelaide, SA 5069, - - 2014
Although the incidence of minor heterotopic ossification is probably higher than what is usually expected, severe heterotopic ossification (HO) is an extremely rare event following total knee replacement surgery. We present the case of a 66-year-old woman who initially had achieved an excellent range of motion following bilateral uncemented rotating ...
Huang Tsan-Wen - - 2014
Arthritic knees with Ranawat type-II valgus deformity present with soft tissue contracture and osseous anomalies that make total knee arthroplasty (TKA) difficult. We hypothesized that computer-navigated-TKA (CN-TKA) may be superior to conventional techniques and provide better mid-term radiographic and clinical outcomes in such cases. Between January 2002 and January 2009, ...
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. ...
Khademi-Kalantari Khosro K Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Damavand Ave, Opposite to Bou Ali Hospital, Tehran, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical results of non surgical knee distraction in patients with severe knee osteoarthritis. forty female patients with severe knee osteoarthritis were randomly divided in two groups. A standard physiotherapy treatment was applied to both groups and in one group it was ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kachooei Amir Reza AR Amir Reza Kachooei MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street Boston, MA, 02114 - - 2013
Uncontrolled recurrent hemarthrosis can end to contracture, deformity, pain, joint destruction and gait disorders which are disabling. We are going to report a challenge, a unilateral knee flexion contracture in a child with severe hemophilia A and inhibitor who underwent different treatment options with unsatisfactory improvement of knee range of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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