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Kadoglou N P E NP Department of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece. Electronic address: - - 2014
Galectin-3, a member of galectines, a family of β-galactoside-specific lectins, has been reported to propagate vascular inflammation. The role of galectin-3 in carotid atherosclerosis is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of galectin-3 with plaque vulnerability in patients with high grade carotid stenosis. This was ...
Kim Kee-Deog KD Department of Advanced General Dentistry/Human Identification Research Center, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, Seoul, South - - 2014
The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of computer-assisted TBI using a smart toothbrush (ST) and smart mirror (SM) in plaque control to that of conventional TBI. We evaluated the plaque removal efficacy of a ST comprising a computer-assisted, wirelessly linked, three-dimensional (3D) motion-capture, data-logging, and SM ...
Feng Tian T Department of Cardiology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between plaque morphology and the plaque progression (PP) that occurs despite routine medical therapy and better risk-factor control. Methods: A total of 183 patients who received baseline and follow-up coronary angiography were divided into 2 groups, the PP group (n = 78) ...
Sharma Ratika R Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rajasthan Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, - - 2014
This study aimed at determining the effect of indigenously prepared neem and mango chewing stick mouthwashes on plaque and gingival indices. A sample of 105 children aged 12-15 years was randomized into three groups, namely neem, mango, and chlorhexidine mouthwash groups. All the children were examined at baseline and gingival ...
Farooq Asim V AV Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to report the persistent staining of corneal lattice lines resulting from the intraoperative use of trypan blue. This is a case series. Four patients with lattice corneal dystrophy (LCD) who underwent either deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty or cataract extraction with intraoperative trypan blue use ...
Helder Meghana R K MR Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
To determine the impact of amyloid on the prognosis of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC), we reviewed outcomes of patients who underwent septal myectomy for HC from March 7, 1996, to October 9, 2012, with amyloid deposits identified in operative specimens. Amyloid subtypes were differentiated by mass spectrometry-based proteomics. The ...
Prins Wybren W Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology , Isala Klinieken , - - 2014
Background and purpose - The Lubinus SP II stem is well documented in both orthopedic registries and clinical studies. Worldwide, the most commonly used stem lengths are 150 mm and 170 mm. In 1995, the 130-mm stem was introduced, but no outcome data have been published. We assessed the long-term ...
Lampe Christina C Villa Metabolica, Children's Hospital, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany, - - 2014
Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) II, or Hunter syndrome, is a lysosomal storage disease characterized by multi-systemic involvement and a progressive clinical course. Enzyme replacement therapy with idursulfase has been approved in more than 50 countries worldwide; however, safety and efficacy data from clinical studies are currently only available for patients 1.4 years ...
Chmait Ramen H - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To identify perioperative risk factors for preterm delivery (PTD) in laser-treated patients with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). STUDY DESIGN: Twin-twin transfusion syndrome patients who underwent laser surgery were followed prospectively. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify gestational and surgical characteristics associated with preterm delivery. RESULTS: Of 318 ...
Vallet Christelle - - 2013
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an inherited disease related to ciliary dysfunction, with heterogeneity in clinical presentation and in ciliary ultrastructural defect. Our study intended to determine if there are phenotypic differences in patients with PCD based on ciliary ultrastructural abnormality. In this retrospective study carried out among 60 children ...
Johnson Rebecca J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: End-stage renal disease (ESRD) during infancy has been associated with poor short-term neurocognitive outcomes. Limited information exists regarding long-term outcomes. METHODS: Neurocognitive outcomes for 12 patients diagnosed with ESRD during the first 16 months of life were assessed. Nine patients (mean age: 11 years) were compared to their healthy siblings (mean ...
Leal Gabriela N - - 2013
Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI (Marateaux-Lamy syndrome) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by deficient activity of the enzyme N-acetylgalactosamine-4-sulphatase (arylsulphatase B). Cytoplasmic vacuoles full of dermatan sulphate are observed in endothelial cells, myocyte, and fibroblasts, compromising the function of cardiovascular structures and contributing significantly towards morbidity and mortality. The primary objective ...
de Villiers S F - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) may occur in monochorionic twins either spontaneously or after laser surgery for twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Our aim was to analyze the placental angioarchitecture in spontaneous versus post-laser TAPS. METHODS: We included all monochorionic twin placentas with spontaneous or post-laser TAPS injected at our center between ...
Bijsterbosch Jessica - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To investigate patterns of osteoarthritis (OA) progression within hand joints and the relationship between hand OA progression and progression of OA at the knee. METHODS: Radiographic progression over 6 years, defined as change in osteophytes or joint space narrowing above the smallest detectable change, was assessed on hand and ...
Tajima Go - - 2013
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II) is a lysosomal storage disorder that is progressive and involves multiple organs and tissues. While enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with idursulfase has been shown to improve many somatic features of the disease, some such as dysostosis multiplex and cardiac valve disease appear irreversible once established, ...
Carreras Elena - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To describe the outcome of patients with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and cervical length ≤ 25 mm, treated with laser and an Arabin cervical pessary. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a consecutive series of all cases with severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome who underwent laser surgery: a group with cervical length above 25 mm (group A) ...
Dembo Tomohisa - - 2012
BACKGROUND: In patients who are not responsive to intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV t-PA), the present study aimed to report recanalization rates, the incidence of hemorrhagic transformation (HT), and clinical outcomes of additional endovascular therapy (AET), and to investigate the usefulness of magnetic resonance angiography-diffusion mismatch (MDM) in a selection ...
Nasr Deena M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Evaluating recombinant tissue plasminogen activator utilization rates is important, as many studies have demonstrated that administration of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator to qualified patients significantly improves prognosis. AIMS: We investigated recent trends in the utilization and outcomes of administration of intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in the United States ...
Mori Mayumi - - 2012
Background: The initial 24 h after thrombolysis are critical for patients' conditions, and continuous neurological assessment and blood pressure measurement are required during this time. The goal of this study was to identify the clinical factors associated with early neurological deterioration (END) within 24 h of stroke patients receiving intravenous ...
Guiraud Thibaut - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of a strategy, based on telephone support oriented by accelerometer measurements, on the adherence to physical activity (PA) recommendations in cardiac patients not achieving PA recommendations. DESIGN: Prospective and randomized study. SETTING: All patients had completed a cardiac rehabilitation program (CRP). PARTICIPANTS: Stable non-compliant cardiac ...
Polimenakos Anastasios C - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The use of right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery shunt (RV-PA) is thought to improve postoperative hemodynamics in hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Proximal shunt obstruction often prompts early reintervention. Description of our technique and analysis of outcomes after Norwood operation using RV-PA shunt (NRVPA) was undertaken. METHODS: Between January 2005 and ...
Guiraud T - - 2012
PURPOSE: To objectively assess, in stable cardiac patients, the adherence to physical activity (PA) recommendations using an accelerometer at 2 or 12 months after the discharge of cardiac rehabilitation program (CRP). METHODS: Eighty cardiac patients wore an accelerometer at 2 months (group 1, short-term adherence, n=41) or one-year (group 2, ...
Tekle Wondwossen G - - 2012
A randomized double-blind trial (ECASS III) demonstrated that intravenous (IV) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) administered between 3 and 4.5 hrs after the onset of symptoms significantly improved clinical outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke. In May 2009, the American Stroke Association guidelines recommended the use of IV rt-PA ...
Wardlaw Joanna M JM Division of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK. - - 2012
Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA, alteplase) improved functional outcome in patients treated soon after acute ischaemic stroke in randomised trials, but licensing is restrictive and use varies widely. The IST-3 trial adds substantial new data. We therefore assessed all the evidence from randomised trials for rt-PA in acute ischaemic stroke ...
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Thrombolysis is of net benefit in patients with acute ischaemic stroke, who are younger than 80 years of age and are treated within 4·5 h of onset. The third International Stroke Trial (IST-3) sought to determine whether a wider range of patients might benefit up to 6 h from stroke ...
Safiyeh Majed - - 2012
EXPANDED ABSTRACT: CITATION: Rahman NM, Maskell NA, West A, Teoh R, Arnold A, Mackinlay C, Peckham D, Davies CW, Ali N, Kinnear W, Bentley A, Kahan BC, Wrightson JM, Davies HE, Hooper CE, Lee YC, Hedley EL, Crosthwaite N, Choo L, Helm EJ, Gleeson FV, Nunn AJ, Davies RJ: N ...
Starner Catherine I CI Prime Therapeutics LLC, 1305 Corporate Center Dr., Eagan, MN 55121, USA. - - 2012
Prior authorizations (PA) are intended to promote safe and cost-effective medication use. Unwanted outcomes may occur, however, such as a patient forgoing drug therapy after a PA. The label for rosiglitazone was revised in November 2007 to include the warning of contraindicated use with nitrates or insulin, creating an opportunity ...
Jeon Young-Tae - - 2012
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that the oro-pharyngolaryngeal axes, occipito-atlanto-axial extension (OAA) angle and intubation distance would be influenced by the height of headrests. METHODS: Twenty patients were enrolled. The Macintosh 3 blade was used for direct laryngoscopy without a headrest or with the headrest of 6 or 12 cm high in ...
Ziai Wendy C - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In the treatment of severe intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), thrombolytic use and clot size are known to influence clot lysis rates. We evaluated the effect of other variables on IVH clot lysis rates among patients treated with recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator or placebo. METHODS: One hundred patients with ...
Zhao Zenghui - - 2012
This retrospective study included 35 patients who had a nano-hydroxyapatite/polyamide (n-HA/PA) composite strut implanted for cervical reconstruction and fusion after corpectomy from 2006 to 2008. The average follow-up period was 38.5 months (range: 24-48 months). The Japanese Orthopedic Association score and visual analog pain scale score were significantly improved and ...
Malgor R D - - 2012
To review the current literature on the outcomes of pharmaco-mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) for early thrombus removal in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE). We searched the MEDLINE database and performed a manual search of the references of selected articles to select reports reporting the outcomes of PMT alone and PMT compared ...
Thorne Katie - - 2012
To report on the safety and efficiency of a comprehensive stroke thrombolysis service and look for evidence of disparity between in-hours and out-of-hours treatment times. Clinical audit of patients treated with tissue plasminogen activator, alteplase (rt-PA) for stroke at Wellington Hospital between 1 November 2009 and 31 October 2010. Thirty-one ...
Yaprak Emre - - 2012
Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a group of hereditary disorders primarily characterized by developmental abnormalities in the quantity and/or quality of enamel. There are some reports suggesting an association between AI and generalized gingival enlargement. This paper describes the clinical findings and oral management of two siblings presenting both AI and ...
Miyata Masaaki - - 2012
Background: The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of valsartan on abnormal adipocyte metabolism and prothrombotic state in hypertensive patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS). Methods and Results: We conducted a multicenter, prospective, randomized, parallel-group controlled trial in 150 hypertensive patients with MetS. They were randomly assigned to ...
Vujković Zoran - - 2012
Stroke is the most frequent neurological disorder, and the most common cause of severe disability compared to other diseases. Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is the only approved specific therapy for acute ischemic stroke. Hemorrhage is a significant complication of thrombolytic treatment. This study, which included a hundred patients (52 ...
Dehaki Maziar Gholampour - - 2012
The objective of this study was to assess the results of the pulmonary artery (PA) banding in patients with congenital heart defects (CHD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the current era. We analyzed data from 305 patients who underwent PA banding between April 2005 and April 2010 at our centre. ...
Martínez-Sánchez Patricia - - 2011
Carotid plaques undergo histologic changes early after an ischemic stroke. However, the evolution of carotid plaques echolucency after a recent brain ischemia is not well known. A prospective observational study that included consecutive stroke patients and asymptomatic individuals with plaques showing ≥50% stenosis on duplex ultrasound was conducted. Plaque echogenicity ...
Manji Arif - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: Anti-pseudomonal penicillins (APP) and anti-pseudomonal cephalosporins (APC) play important roles in the management of pediatric fever and neutropenia (FN). Our primary objective was to describe the risk of treatment failure in children treated with an APP or an APC as initial empiric therapy for FN. Our secondary objectives were ...
Kang Woong Chol - - 2011
BACKGROUND: To compare the edges vascular response, we analyzed the intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) parameters after implantation of the sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) or the paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES). METHODS: Two hundred-two angina patients (123 men; 61.5±9.2years of age, SES: n=91, PES: n=111) were enrolled. Both edge segments of the stent were analyzed. ...
Fessa Chris - - 2011
Mrs AA, female, 27 years of age and of Middle Eastern descent, presented with a 1 year history of nonpruritic facial plaques. On examination, these plaques were 0.2-1.0 cm, scaly, atrophic, annular, hyperpigmented and located on her forehead, nose, chin and adjacent to her lips. She was otherwise well apart ...
Wang Zhi-Guo - - 2011
Objective To determine if multi-detector CT (MDCT) characterization of plaque is correlatedwith the classification of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods Altogether 1900patients were examined by MDCT from December 2007 to May 2009, of whom 95patients fulfilled the criteria of ACS. Those patients were divided into thediscrete plaque group ( n=61) ...
Skolarus Ted A - - 2011
Objectives. The time to regain urinary control and sexual function after robotic-assisted prostatectomy varies widely. The authors performed a study to prospectively assess relationships between intraoperative processes and early functional recovery after surgery. Methods. Prostate cancer patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy prospectively completed questionnaires (Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite-Short Form, Sexual ...
Sofer Mario - - 2011
Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Our knowledge of surgical casualty in the context of sexual function is limited to few oncological operations. We assessed whether transurethral endoscopic surgery may impair sexual function and we found ...
Krause Elke - - 2011
Introduction.  Female genital mutilation (FGM) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the female external genitalia and/or injury to the female genital organs for cultural or any other non-therapeutic reasons. Aim.  Aim of this study was to determine sexual ...
Pelletier F - - 2011
Background:  Provoked vestibulodynia is difficult to treat. The beneficial effects of botulinum toxin are being considered due to the muscular anomalies observed in this pathology. Objective:  We aim to evaluate the efficacy of botulinum toxin A in the treatment of provoked vestibulodynia. Methods:  Patients aged between 18 and 60 presenting ...
Waldinger Marcel D - - 2011
Introduction.  Postorgasmic illness syndrome (POIS) is a post-ejaculatory complex of local and/or systemic symptoms that nearly always occurs within seconds, minutes, or hours post-masturbation, coitus, or spontaneous ejaculation. Recent data suggest an autoimmunogenic/allergic underlying mechanism. Aim.  To treat males with POIS by hyposensitization with their own semen (autologous semen). Methods.  ...
Alcalay Menachem - - 2011
EndoFast Reliant system is a novel technology for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair that attaches mesh directly with metal fasteners. This was a prospective multicenter study in 20 women who underwent vaginal POP repair to evaluate safety and efficacy. The patients were followed for 12 months, using POP-Q measures, questionnaires ...
Zheng Chun Yan - - 2011
Objective: To evaluate the effects of a commercial bleaching agent containing 36% hydrogen peroxide on the clinical plaque index and Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacilli counts in dental plaque and saliva in vivo. Methods: Twenty volunteers were recruited in the present study. Evaluation of plaque index and bacteria counts in plaque ...
Migrino Raymond Q - - 2011
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) allows volumetric carotid plaque measurement that has advantage over 2-dimensional ultrasound (US) intima-media thickness (IMT) in evaluating treatment response. We tested the hypothesis that 6-month statin treatment in patients with carotid plaque will lead to plaque regression when measured by 3 Tesla CMR but not by ...
Ward Nicholas T - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of prostate weight with recovery of sexual function after minimally invasive radical prostatectomy. METHODS: Between April 2001 and September 2007, two surgeons performed 856 consecutive laparoscopic radical prostatectomies for clinically localized prostate cancer. Patients were stratified into three groups by prostate weight: <35 g, 35-70 ...
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