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Abdel Matthew P MP Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is recognized as a heterogenous group of disorders in which the common factor is persistent arthritis in at least 1 joint occurring before the age of 16 years. Although conservative management with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs can be effective, approximately 10% of JIA patients ...
Cinotti G G Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic Medicine and Orthopaedics Sciences, University "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy, - - 2014
Tibia torsion may influence the accuracy of extramedullary instrumentations in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study assessed whether the effect of tibial torsion may be overcome using a surgical technique in which the extramedullary rod is aligned to reference points at the proximal tibia only. A consecutive series of 94 ...
Metzlaff S S Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Martin Luther Hospital, Grunewald, Berlin, Germany, - - 2014
This study was performed to compare the clinical results of a minimally invasive technique for acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocation repair with the traditional hook plate fixation. Forty-four patients with an acute (within 2 weeks after trauma) complete AC joint separation (35 male, nine female; median age 36.2 years, range 18-56) underwent ...
Lewis John S JS Jr Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (JSL, JKD) - - 2014
We review the surgical management of 4 adult patients with ball-and-socket ankle deformity who developed end-stage subtalar and/or ankle joint arthritis. We retrospectively reviewed a series of 4 adult patients with ball-and-socket ankle configurations who underwent surgical treatment for either end-stage tibiotalar or subtalar arthritis, with either subtalar arthrodesis or ...
Mickelson Dayne T DT Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the efficacy, tolerance, and safety of manual manipulation at day 7 to day 1 following collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) injection for Dupuytren contracture. Eligible patients were randomized to manipulation at day 1 versus day 7 following CCH injection. Preinjection, premanipulation, postmanipulation, and 30-day follow-up metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and proximal ...
Seo Jai-Gon JG Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 81 Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-710, - - 2014
Pseudo-patella baja (PPB) is a surgical complication that can arise from total knee arthroplasty and occurs when the patella tendon is not shortened but the level of the femorotibial joint line is elevated. The goal of this study was to assess the performance of a technique specifically designed to prevent ...
Malerich Matthew M MM C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, - - 2014
To evaluate the long-term results of distal scaphoid excision for degenerative arthritis secondary to scaphoid nonunion and compare them with our original results published in 1999. Nineteen patients who were treated by distal scaphoid resection arthroplasty from 1987 through 2010 were included. The mean follow-up was 15 years (range, 10-25 ...
Wesseling Janet J Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Image Sciences Institute, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Allied Health Care Centre for Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Groningen, The Netherlands, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Department of Psychiatric, and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Reade, Centre for Rehabilitation and Rheumatology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - - 2014
The Cohort Hip and Cohort Knee (CHECK) study included participants with early symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip or knee and evaluated clinical, radiographic and biochemical variables in order to establish the course, prognosis and underlying mechanisms of early symptomatic osteoarthritis. A total of 1002 participants aged 45-65 years, with ...
Tsukeoka Tadashi T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chiba Rehabilitation Center, 1-45-2 Hondacho, Midori-ku, Chiba, 266-0005, Japan, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the second metatarsal (MT2) as a landmark for proximal tibial cutting in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It was hypothesized that the accuracy of the MT2 is not high, especially in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients whose foot joints are apt ...
Broeckx Sarah - - 2014
Cell-based therapies, such as treatments with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are thought to have beneficial effects on the clinical outcome of orthopedic injuries, but very few animal studies with large sample size are published so far. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the ...
Moriyama Hiroaki H Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kurume University Medical - - 2014
We report our clinical experience using the modified Cadenat method to treat acromioclavicular joint dislocation, and discuss the usefulness of this method. This study examined 6 shoulders in 6 patients (5 males, 1 female) who were diagnosed with acromioclavicular joint dislocation and treated with the modified Cadenat method at our ...
Marcheggiani Muccioli Giulio Maria GM Laboratorio di Biomeccanica - Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, University of Bologna, via di Barbiano, 1/10, 40100, Bologna, Italy, - - 2014
To compare outcomes of acromioclavicular (AC) joint reconstruction with ligament augmentation and reconstruction system (LARS) ligament in professional and non-professional athletes at 2-year minimum follow-up. Forty-three patients (men; mean age 30, range 19-54 years) with Rockwood type III to V chronic AC joint dislocations underwent AC joint reconstruction with LARS ligament ...
Balci H I HI Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, - - 2014
Haemophilia, a bleeding disorder, causes recurrent intra-articular bleeding of the joints result-ing in chronic haemophilic arthropathy with fixed knee flexion deformity. Mid-long-term results (between 2002 and 2006) of deformity correction in haemophilic patients with Ilizarov type circular external fixators were retrospectively evaluated. There were six patients (five haemophilia A and ...
Baray A L AL Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique, CHU Saint-Etienne, Hôpital Nord, avenue Albert-Raimond, 42270 Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Hemi-Castaing ligamentoplasty is a treatment for chronic ankle instability, accused of weakening a powerful stabilizing muscle: the peroneus brevis. To assess proprioceptive and muscular impairment following hemi-Castaing and impact on postural control. A retrospective series of 21 patients underwent clinical (Karlsson, AOFAS) and proprioceptive assessment with isokinetic assessment (evertors and ...
Tuncel Umut U Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (Head: Prof. N. Kostakoglu, MD), Gaziosmanpasa University, Faculty of Medicine, 60100 Tokat, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of temporalis muscle-fascia graft, fresh and cryopreserved human amniotic membrane as an interpositional material in preventing temporomandibular joint ankylosis in a rabbit model. In this experimental study, 21 New Zealand white rabbits were used. The condyle and the joint disc ...
Koyano Gaku G Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Hospital of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, - - 2014
One-stage primary bilateral cementless total hip arthroplasty with unilateral closed suction drainage (CSD) was prospectively performed for 51 patients (102 hips), and local effects of CSD were quantitatively evaluated. Postoperatively, pain scores evaluated by visual analog scale and periwound temperatures measured by thermography were lower in the CSD side than ...
Simhan Jay J Department of Urology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX - - 2014
We analyzed our initial 100-case experience using the 3.5 cm artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) cuff to identify risk factors for cuff erosion. A single-surgeon consecutive series of patients undergoing 3.5 cm AUS cuff placement from September 2009 to August 2013 was reviewed. Each patient had a single perineal cuff placement ...
Asiri Alhussain A Aseer Central Hospital, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia. - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of leflunomide alone and in combination with methotrexate in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Patients were followed at the University of Toronto PsA Clinic. PsA patients who received leflunomide alone or in combination with methotrexate were identified from the PsA ...
Bálint Zsófia Z Department of Rheumatology and Immunology Clinic Centre, University of Pécs, Hungary. - - 2014
To analyse the correlation between the number of joint-contractures and other major clinical findings in a follow-up study of 131 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The range of motion of joints (ROM), HAQ-DI, and the major clinical characteristics were assessed. A high frequency of contractures (ROM<75% of the normal) were ...
Gadel Rab Mohammed T MT Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, El Minia University, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of the use of transcervical Foley's catheter versus Cook cervical ripening balloon in pregnant women with stillbirth, unfavorable cervix and scarred uterus. Design: Randomized controlled study. Setting: El Minia University Hospital, El Minia, Egypt. Patients and Methods: Two hundred pregnant women with ...
Chang Moon Jong - - 2014
The objectives of this study were to describe changes in physical activity profiles of Korean patients after TKA and to determine whether the postoperative physical activity level is influenced by patient socio-demographic factors and postoperative functional outcomes. We also sought to determine whether regular postoperative physical activity is associated with ...
Morris Brent J BJ Fondren Orthopedic Group, Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
The potential adverse effect of preoperative opioid use on outcomes after reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes after RSA in patients with a history of preoperative opioid use and compare them with a control group without a history of ...
Barnes C C Sports Science, CB Sports Performance Ltd, Rugeley, United - - 2014
This study examined the evolution of physical and technical soccer performance across a 7-season period in the English Premier League. Match performance observations (n=14 700) were analysed for emergent trends. Total distance covered during a match was ~2% lower in 2006-07 compared to 2012-13. Across 7 seasons, high-intensity running distance and ...
Hariharan Samyuktha S Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, No. 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai- 600 077. Electronic address: - - 2014
We compared outcome variables (operative complications, inflammatory complications, and operating time) in patients being treated by orthodontic extraction of upper premolars with the Physics forceps or the universal extraction forceps. We organised a single blind, split-mouth clinical trial to compare the outcomes of the 2 groups (n=54 premolars). The Physics ...
Ferrari Robert R Department of Medicine and Department of Rheumatic Diseases, University of Alberta, 13-103 Clinical Sciences Building, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G3, Canada, - - 2014
The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of primary hyperparathyroidism in a referred sample of fibromyalgia patients. Consecutively, referred patients with confirmed fibromyalgia (FM group) had measurements of serum levels of vitamin D, alkaline phosphatase, total calcium, magnesium, phosphate, creatinine, total protein, albumin, and parathyroid hormone. The ...
Semenowicz Jacek J Janusz Daab Independent Public Regional Hospital of Trauma Surgery in Piekary Śląskie, - - 2014
Background. The aim of the study was to assess total hip arthroplasty procedures using the cementless Avantage cup in women with additional risk factors for postoperative hip instability. Material and methods. A total of 280 cementless Avantage and Avantage Reload cups were implanted in 260 women aged between 29 and ...
Lu Chao C Department of Laboratory Medicine, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Ji'nan, PR - - 2014
Proliferation-associated antigen Ki-67 is used for the histological evaluation of different tumors. Few studies have been conducted on women with a resistant prolactinoma. To better define the characteristics and to evaluate the differences between patients with different Ki-67 labeling index (LI), a retrospective study was designed to recruit 199 females ...
Tsuchie Sara Yumi SY Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, - - 2014
Preoperative fasting guidelines do not recommend H2 receptor antagonists or proton pump inhibitors. This study investigated prophylactic use of gastric protection and the incidence of dyspeptic symptoms in the immediate postoperative period. Non-randomized observational investigation in a post-anesthesia care unit. American Society of Anesthesiologists risk classification ASAP1 and ASAP2 patients ...
Komatsu Ryu R Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue/E30, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA, - - 2014
Atrial arrhythmias are common after non-cardiac thoracic surgery. We tested the hypothesis that TEA reduces the risk of new-onset atrial arrhythmias after pulmonary resection. We evaluated patients who had pulmonary resection. New-onset atrial arrhythmias detected before hospital discharge was our primary outcome. Secondary outcomes included other cardiovascular complications, pulmonary complications, ...
Singh Jasvinder A - - 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the impact of gout on quality of life (QOL) and study differences by gender and race. Ten race- and sex-stratified nominal groups were conducted, oversampling for African-Americans and women with gout. Patients presented, discussed, combined and rank-ordered their concerns. A total of ...
Lamberts Mark P MP Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Radboud University Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, - - 2014
Up to 41 % of patients report pain after cholecystectomy and in most studies follow-up for these symptoms did not exceed 5 years. The episodic nature of abdominal pain associated with symptomatic cholelithiasis warrants long-term follow-up studies. We assessed which patient and surgical factors were associated with absence of pain and patient-reported ...
Walfisch Asnat A Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of the trans-cervical double balloon catheter with and without extra-amniotic saline infusion (EASI) for cervical ripening. Methods: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective randomized study conducted between Nov 2007 and Jan 2011 evaluating different ripening methods. Women presenting for labor ...
Wedzicha J A JA National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
The FORWARD study is a randomised, double-blind trial that compares the efficacy and safety of 48 weeks treatment with extrafine beclomethasone dipropionate/formoterol fumarate (BDP/FOR), 100/6 μg pMDI, 2 inhalations BID, vs. FOR 12 μg pMDI, 1 inhalation BID, in severe COPD patients with a history of exacerbations. Co-primary endpoints were exacerbation rate ...
Scheinberg Phillip - - 2014
In severe aplastic anemia, approximately one-third of responders to standard horse antithymocyte globulin (h-ATG) plus cyclosporine (CsA) will relapse. Anecdotal experience has suggested that a gradual CsA taper might avoid relapse, but this practice has not been rigorously assessed prospectively. In 2003, we adopted a strategy to taper CsA beyond ...
Rice A A Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, - - 2014
Screening methods to determine risk for pre-term delivery include robust history taking and cervical length assessment. A cervical length of <15mm has shown to have a 50% risk of preterm delivery prior to <32 weeks.(1) METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all cervical length scans done over a 3 year period for ...
Care A A University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK Liverpool Women's Hospital, Liverpool, - - 2014
Arabin pessary remains a controversial but potential candidate to prevent sPTB in high risk asymptomatic patients. One large randomised controlled trial has promised hope, demonstrating staggering results that, as yet, have not been replicated. It is cheaper than both cervical cerclage and progesterone, can be fitted in the clinic and ...
Lin Tao T Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Anzhen Road, Chao Yang District, Beijing 100029, - - 2014
To address whether menopause affects outcome of catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) by comparing the safety and long-term outcome of a single-procedure in pre- and post-menopausal women. A total of 743 female patients who underwent a single CA procedure of drug-refractory AF were retrospectively analyzed. The differences in ...
Santos Rarissa Rúbia Dallaqua Dos RR Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Marília, SP, - - 2014
This study aimed at showing association between the posterior oral spillage and pharyngeal residue with tracheal aspiration and/or laryngeal penetration in stroke. Clinical cross-sectional retrospective multicenter study. The study included 63 videofluoroscopic tests of post-ischemic stroke individuals and oropharyngeal dysphagia data of the three reference centers providing care for patients ...
Saracoglu Kemal T - - 2014
The aim was to compare the hemodynamic parameters, intubation times, upper airway trauma and postoperative sore throat scores of the patients with normal airway anatomy, intubated with the Airtraq, Macintosh laryngoscope and fiberoptic bronchoscope, by experienced anesthesiologists. Ninety patients, scheduled to undergo elective surgery under general anesthesia were randomly divided ...
Dabaja Ali A AA Department of Male Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, - - 2014
Penile revascularization (PR) is a potentially curative procedure for young men with isolated arteriogenic erectile dysfunction. Standard preoperative evaluation is erectile hemodynamics (HDX) using duplex Doppler penile ultrasound (DUS) and/or cavernosometry (DIC) and assessment of cavernosal arterial anatomy by selective internal pudendal arteriography (SIPA). The aim of this study was ...
Brophy Robert H RH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 14532 South Outer Forty Drive, Chesterfield, MO - - 2014
With more than 650,000 knee arthroscopies and 175,000 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions performed annually in the United States, patients presenting for total knee arthroplasty are increasingly likely to have had previous knee surgery. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of previous knee surgery in patients undergoing ...
Kosar Ozlem O Eskisehir Sakarya Hospital, Eskisehir, - - 2014
The aim was to test a new protocol of luteal phase administration of clomiphene citrate (CC) for ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This was a prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Two hundred and fifty-two women (cycles) with PCOS were utilized to create two groups. Patients in Group ...
Terai Hidetomi - - 2014
There has been no report regarding the results of two-level keyhole foraminotomy. The purpose of this study was to detail clinical outcomes following consecutive two-level cervical foraminotomy (tandem keyhole foraminotomy (TKF)) in patients with radiculopathy. The authors conducted a retrospective review of 35 cases involving patients treated by a single ...
Couderc Marion M Rheumatology Department, Clermont-Ferrand Teaching Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand, Rheumatology Department, Strasbourg Teaching Hospital, Strasbourg, Rheumatology Department, Bicêtre Teaching Hospital, Paris, Biostatistics Unit, DRCI, Clermont-Ferrand Teaching Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand, Rheumatology Department, Lariboisière Teaching Hospital, Rheumatology Department, Purpan Teaching Hospital, Paris, Rheumatology Department, Montpellier Teaching Hospital, Montpellier, Rheumatology Department, Cochin Teaching Hospital, Paris, Rheumatology Department, Lille Teaching Hospital, Lille, Rheumatology Department, Rouen Teaching Hospital, Rouen, Rheumatology Department, Bordeaux Teaching Hospital, Bordeaux and Rheumatology Department, Bichat Teaching Hospital, Paris, - - 2014
Objective. The response rate to many therapies for RA is lower in women. The aim of this study was to analyse the influence of gender on the response to rituximab (RTX) in patients with RA.Methods. A total of 1709 RA patients were included in the French Autoimmunity and Rituximab (AIR) ...
Edwards Rodney K RK University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine, the Center for Women's Reproductive Health, Birmingham, Alabama; Magee Women's Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California; and Phoenix Perinatal Associates, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrix/Mednax, Phoenix, - - 2014
To assess efficacy of the Foley catheter compared with the dinoprostone vaginal insert for beginning labor inductions at or near term. We performed a multicenter randomized controlled trial. We enrolled women at 36 weeks of gestation or greater with a singleton live fetus in cephalic presentation, intact membranes, an unfavorable ...
Ibrahim Ahmed A Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain-shams University Maternity Hospital, Cairo, - - 2014
Sacrospinous colpopexy (SSC) is a well-known surgical technique to correct apical support defect, however its approach is still challenging. The current study describes an alternative and economic approach for suture placement in the sacrospinous ligament during SSC using Masson luethy needle holder. A prospective study was conducted in a tertiary ...
Fujimori Takahito T Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, San Franicsco, - - 2014
Object Despite increasing numbers of patients with adult spinal deformity, it is unclear how to select the optimal upper instrumented vertebra (UIV) in long fusion surgery for these patients. The purpose of this study was to compare the use of vertebrae in the upper thoracic (UT) versus lower thoracic (LT) ...
Xiao Cheng Wei CW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the effect on perioperative bleeding of an alternative technique for Caesarean section, in which placental extraction is performed while the uterus is exteriorized. Methods: We performed a retrospective matched cohort study using data obtained through chart review. Group 1 included women who had CS performed using the ...
Kartal Baki B Department of Ophthalmolgy, Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey. - - 2014
We aimed to evaluate the risk factors, clinical features and outcomes of surgery for traumatic wound dehiscence (TWD) following penetrating keratoplasty (PK). Twenty-six patients with TWD following PK were evaluated retrospectively in terms of factors related to the trauma, types of reconstructive surgery, final graft clarity, and visual acuity. There ...
Leal Paulo Roberto Lacerda PR Departments of Neurosurgery - - 2014
Object The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate atrophic changes in trigeminal nerves (TGNs) using measurements of volume (V) and cross-sectional area (CSA) from high-resolution 3-T MR images obtained in patients with unilateral trigeminal neuralgia (TN), and to correlate these data with patient and neurovascular compression (NVC) characteristics ...
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