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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 ...
Jonsson Marcus - - 2014
Physical activity has well-established positive health-related effects. Sedentary behaviour has been associated with postoperative complications and mortality after cardiac surgery. Patients undergoing cardiac surgery often suffer from impaired lung function postoperatively. The association between physical activity and lung function in cardiac surgery patients has not previously been reported. Patients undergoing ...
Alzahrani Musaed M Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Montreal University Hospital Center (CHUM), University of Montreal, 1560, Sherbrooke East Street, Montreal, QC, H2L 4M1, - - 2014
This study intends to identify factors that could better predict the diagnosis of perilymphatic fistula (PLF) since exploration surgery is currently the only confirmatory method. This retrospective chart review in a tertiary care center is based on all 71 available patient files operated for a suspicion of PLF between 1983 ...
Berbis Julie J EA3279, Self-perceived Health Assessment Research Unit, School of Medicine, Aix-Marseilles University, Marseilles 13385, France, Department of Paediatric Onco-haematology, APHM, La Timone Hospital, Marseilles, France, Department of Paediatric Onco-haematology, APHP, Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, France, Department of Paediatric Onco-haematology, APHP, Robert Debré Hospital, Paris, France, Department of Paediatric Onco-haematology, HCL, Lyon, France, Department of Paediatric Onco-haematology, University Hospital of Nancy, Nancy, France, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Department of Paediatric Onco-haematology, CIC Inserm 501, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Department of Paediatric Onco-haematology, APHP, GHUEP, Armand Trousseau Hospital, Paris 75012, France, Department of Paediatric Onco-haematology, University Hospital of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, Department of Paediatric Onco-haematology, University Hospital of Nice, Nice, France and Department of Paediatric Onco-haematology, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, - - 2014
The main aim of the Leucémies de l'Enfant et l'Adolescent (LEA) project (Childhood and Adolescent Leukaemia) is to study the determinants (medical, socioeconomic, behavioural and environmental) of medium- and long-term outcomes of patients treated for childhood acute leukaemia (AL). The LEA study began in 2004 and is based on a ...
Veiga-Gil Leonor L Departamento de Anestesia y Reanimación, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
In this observational study we reviewed the efficacy and side effects of different antiemetic combinations used in our hospital for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) prophylaxis in high-risk women undergoing highly emetogenic surgery. After reviewing retrospectively the medical records of patients undergoing highly emetogenic elective surgeries under general anaesthesia, we ...
Celikoglu Mevlut M a Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To test the null hypothesis that there are no significant differences in pharyngeal airway volumes among adult patients with different vertical skeletal patterns and a clinically normal sagittal skeletal pattern using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). Material and Methods: The study sample consisted of 100 adult patients (45 men ...
Soliman Mohamed G MG Urology Department, Tanta University , Tanta , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of dorsal onlay urethroplasty using buccal mucosa graft (BMG) versus penile skin flap (PSF) in the repair of long anterior urethral strictures. Material and methods. Patients with long anterior urethral strictures were randomized to receive either dorsal onlay ...
Levy Deborah M DM The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, - - 2014
Little is known about the long-term morbidity and mortality of childhood-onset SLE (cSLE) after transition to adult care; however, linking clinical data to administrative databases enables study of previously unknown outcomes. Our objectives were to describe long-term outcomes in young adults with cSLE, including: i) cardiovascular outcomes; ii) renal outcomes; ...
Rivard Colleen C Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, University of Minnesota. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine how anesthesia choice in women undergoing laparotomy for gynecologic malignancy affects pain control and narcotic use. This is a retrospective study of women who underwent laparotomy for suspected gynecologic malignancy from May 2012 to January 2013. Patients were categorized into one of three groups: 1) patient controlled analgesia ...
Ramaswamy Vijay V Division of Neurosurgery, Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8, Canada; Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8, Canada; Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A1, - - 2014
Children presenting with medulloblastoma have a wide range of initial presenting symptoms. However, the influence of underlying tumor biology on the initial presentation of medulloblastoma is currently unknown. In light of the recent discovery of distinct medulloblastoma subgroups, we sought to define the initial presentation of childhood medulloblastoma in a ...
Mangili Giorgia G Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate differences in clinical presentation of hydatidiform mole between patients ≥ 40 years and younger patients. Retrospective study. A tertiary referral unit in northern Italy. 365 women with hydatidiform mole divided into group A (<40 years, 318 cases) and group B (≥40 years, ...
Nelson Jonas A JA Division of Plastic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Preoperative anemia impacts a significant portion of breast reconstruction patients, though this does not appear to affect surgical outcomes. The impact of anemia on postoperative physical and mental health, however, is unknown. This study aimed to prospectively evaluate the role of preoperative anemia in recovery after autologous reconstruction. From 2005 ...
Vasudeva Pawan P VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, Urology, New Delhi, Delhi, India ; - - 2014
Aim:- To determine optimum duration of intraurethral 2% lidocaine jelly for pain relief during outpatient rigid cystoscopy. Material and methods:- This prospective randomized study was conducted between June 2012 and November 2013. 400 consecutive adult males requiring diagnostic rigid cystoscopy were randomized into 4 groups depending on intraurethral 2% Lidocaine ...
Vegh Eszter Maria EM Department of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Cardiology, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center, Budapest, - - 2014
Implanted devices can provide objective assessment of physical activity over prolonged periods. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of device-measured physical activity data compared with a six-minute walk test (6MWT) in predicting clinical response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). This was a single-center study in ...
Elalfy Mohsen M Oncology Unit, Pediatrics Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, - - 2014
Neurocognitive outcome affects the quality of life of ALL survivors. This study is aimed to assess the prevalence of neurocognitive dysfunction by psychometric and imaging tools in survivors of childhood ALL, treated with 3 different protocols and the effect of time elapsed since the end of chemotherapy. Sixty-two ALL survivors ...
Nguyen Uyen-Sa D T US Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, - - 2014
Knee buckling, in which a knee gives way during weight-bearing, is common in people with knee pain and knee osteoarthritis (OA), but little is known about the prevalence of sensations of knee instability, slipping or shifting in which the knee does not actually buckle, or of the psychosocial and physical ...
Petrangeli F F School of Nursing, Tor Vergata University, Rome, - - 2014
To determine whether urinary incontinence (UI) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) persist over years, patients treated for UI and LUTS in childhood were re-evaluated in adulthood. Forty-seven women (cases) treated in childhood for daytime UI/LUTS (group A) and nocturnal enuresis (group B) self-completed (average age: 24.89 ± 3.5 years) the International ...
Belcaro G G Irvine3 Circulation/Vascular Labs, Nicolaides Lab Department of Biomedical Sciences, Chieti-Pescara University, Pescara, Italy - - - 2014
Aim: The aim of this registry study was to evaluate the efficacy of Pycnogenol® (Horphag Research Ltd.), a standardized extract from the French maritime pine bark, to control signs/symptoms and prevent complications associated with hemorrhoids in the months after delivery in healthy women. Methods: Women with hemorrhoids after their second ...
Aversa T T Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, via Consolare Valeria, 98124, Messina, - - 2014
Due to the lack of specific pediatric studies, no data are available about natural history of endogenous subclinical hyperthyroidism (SH) in childhood. (a) To investigate for the first time the natural history of SH [suppressed thyrotropin (TSH) and normal free thyroxine free thyroxine (FT4) levels] when presenting as initial manifestation ...
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 ...
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 ...
Reese Peter P - - 2013
Background: Poor physical performance and frailty are associated with elevated risks of death and disability. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is also strongly associated with these outcomes. The risks of poor physical performance and frailty among CKD patients, however, are not well established. Methods: We measured the Short Physical Performance Battery ...
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 ...
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