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Sim Christina P C CP Department of Restorative Dentistry, National Dental Centre Singapore, 5 Second Hospital Avenue, Singapore, 168938, Singapore, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) on caries progression in irradiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients. Twenty-one males and three females (median age, 50 years) were randomized into two groups before radiotherapy. Subjects had at least eight teeth after oral health clearance. ...
Brandão Danielle Cintra Bezerra DC Professor Fernando Figueira Integral Medicine Institute (Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira - IMIP), Recife, PE, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To compare the decline in TSB after 24 h of LED or fluorescent phototherapy from below in breastfed neonates ≥35 weeks of gestation. Methods: 74 neonates treated with a 17-bulb blue LED were compared with 76 neonates treated with a 7-bulb daylight device in a rooming-in unit. Spectral ...
Richoz Olivier - - 2014
To evaluate the need for and quantify the extent of nomogram adjustments to compensate for potential changes in the amount of effective corneal stroma ablated in previously cross-linked corneas. Ex vivo porcine corneas were divided into two groups (the corneal cross-linking [CXL] group, n = 30; and the control group, ...
Kansal Ankur A Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences, Paonta Sahib, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh, - - 2014
Low-intensity laser therapy (LILT) can be utilized for different treatments in the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of LILT on (1) the rate of canine movement during canine retraction phase and (2) evaluate the radiographic changes occurring during ...
Baldelli Carlo Maria Fronticelli - - 2012
Background aims. Stem cells, namely easily accessible bone marrow-derived cells (BMC), are reportedly capable of tissue repair in different damaged organs and might favor wound healing. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the feasibility and safety of BMC mobilization induced by granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in patients undergoing surgery for ...
Sakuma Tsuyoshi - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Study Design. An open-labeled multicenter prospective controlled clinical trial.Objective. To confirm the feasibility of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) administration for patients with thoracic myelopathy.Summary of Background Data. Although G-CSF is best known as an important cytokine commonly used to treat neutropenia, it also has non-hematopoietic functions. Previous experimental studies ...
Massey Edwin E NHS Blood and Transplant, North Bristol Park, Northway Filton, Bristol BS34 7QH, UK. - - 2012
To evaluate the safety of transfusing pooled, whole blood-derived granulocytes in additive solution and plasma (GASP) in 30 recipients. Demand for granulocytes in England has increased five-fold. With the advantages of reduced red cell, plasma and overall volume, GASP maintains function in vitro. Observations were recorded prior to and post ...
Sakuraba Atsushi - - 2012
The effect of granulocyte and monocyte adsorption apheresis (GMA) on prevention of relapse of ulcerative colitis (UC) is not clear. This was a pilot open-labeled, prospective, randomized, unblinded study to compare the tolerability and efficacy of intermittent GMA (once every 2 weeks) with mercaptopurine to maintain remission of UC. Twenty-one patients ...
Vargo Edward L - - 2012
To assess possible colony-level effects of fipronil, a commonly used nonrepellent termiticide, we conducted a field study of eight houses in the Raleigh, NC, area with infestations of the eastern subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). We installed an extensive grid of in-ground monitoring stations on each property (mean ...
Hadji Peyman - - 2012
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSF), are available for prevention of neutropenia and reduction of its complications in cytostatic chemotherapy. The purpose of this analysis was to determine the consumption rates for various G-CSF and to compare outpatient medication costs per patient and treatment cycle. Prescription data of statutory health insurance members ...
Engh Charles A - - 2012
During the mid-1990s when our institution was using a press-fit porous-coated cup without supplemental initial fixation for primary THA, the manufacturer transitioned from gamma irradiation to gas plasma for the terminal sterilization of their polyethylene liners. At minimum 10-year followup, we asked whether the fixation achieved by solely relying on ...
Guo Y - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Fractionated radiotherapy allows for the safe administration of larger doses without the development of immediate or late toxicity. The influence of preoperative fractionated radiotherapy on neointima formation for expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) graft has not been determined. METHODS: Twenty mongrel dogs were randomly divided into radiotherapy group (a total dose ...
Zhu Hai-Dong - - 2012
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Stenting is a palliative therapy method for relieving malignant biliary obstruction. The aim was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a irradiation stent when compared to a conventional biliary stent in patients with biliary obstruction caused by both primary and metastatic adenocarcinomas. METHODS: Participants were randomly ...
Jim Heather Sl - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Endogenous Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor (GMCSF) is released in rheumatoid arthritis patients, who are largely protected from Alzheimer's disease (AD). Introducing exogenous GMCSF into an AD mouse model reduced amyloid deposition by 55% and restored normal cognition. No published studies have examined exogenous GMCSF and cognitive functioning in ...
Itagaki Munenori - - 2012
Activated granulocytes, monocytes, and platelets appear to be closely involved in active Crohn's disease (CD). Adsorptive granulocyte apheresis (GCAP) is a new treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. GCAP was used to treat a 23-year-old female patient with CD resistant to both infliximab (IFX) and azathioprine (AZA). At 16 years of ...
Wolf P - - 2012
Treatment with the interleukin-12/23 antibody ustekinumab produces a satisfactory response [i.e. 75% reduction in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) compared with baseline (PASI 75)] in the majority of patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque-type psoriasis. To determine whether concomitant 311-nm ultraviolet (UV) B therapy can further enhance the ...
Negishi K - - 2011
Background  Quality-switched (QS) lasers are well-known effective treatment for removing solar lentigines. However, the high incidence of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) raises concern in darker skin types. This is the first study comparing efficacies and incidences of PIH in Asian skin with different degrees of irradiation between two QS lasers. Method  ...
Daoud Yassine J - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To report the short-term outcome of gamma-irradiated sterile cornea in corneal and glaucoma patch graft surgeries when viable endothelium is not necessary. METHODS:: Surgeons who have used the irradiated corneas were asked to rate their impression from 1 (fair) to 4 (very good). Specific intraoperative questions included availability, ease ...
Lukowicz Malgorzata - - 2011
The purpose of our experiment was to determine whether laser stimulation can improve microcirculation in the posterior regions of the brain in patients with vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI). We studied 25 patients (20 female, 5 male, mean age 64) diagnosed with chronic VBI. All were evaluated using the De Klyn test, ...
Jahnukainen Kirsi - - 2011
To assess testicular function and its determinants in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at a median time of 20 years after ALL therapy. Prospective investigation. University hospital. Fifty-one male long-term survivors and 56 age-matched controls (median age of survivors at ALL diagnosis was 5 years, range: 1 ...
Bhatt Aashish D - - 2011
PURPOSE: To quantify and characterize the process of seroma accumulation during accelerated partial breast irradiation using multicatheter balloon brachytherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two patients were treated using the Contura Multilumen brachytherapy catheter to a dose of 34Gy in 10 fractions over 5 treatment days. Serial aspirations of the vacuum port ...
Wolf Peter - - 2011
Treatment with the tumor necrosis factor-alpha antibody adalimumab for 12-16 weeks produces a satisfactory response [i.e., 75% reduction in psoriasis area and severity index (PASI)] in a majority (70-80%) of patients with psoriasis. We asked whether 311 nm ultraviolet B (UVB) can improve therapeutic response of psoriatic lesions to adalimumab. ...
Sun Kang - - 2011
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with hamstring tendon autograft versus irradiated allograft. METHODS: All irradiated hamstring tendon allografts (gracilis and semitendinosus), which were sterilized with 2.5 Mrad of irradiation before distribution, were obtained from a single certified tissue bank. A total of ...
Akram Sidra - - 2011
Objective: To determine the microhardness and depth of cure of nanocomposite using different irradiation times on both upper and lower surfaces of composite material. Study Design: In-vitro experimental study design. Place and Duration of Study: Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences, Dow University of Health Sciences and NED ...
Vanikar A V - - 2011
Various methods have been tried to induce operational tolerance in organ transplantation. We present a single-center experience using 6 tolerance induction protocols (TIP) in living-related renal transplantation. We evaluated 6 TIP protocols: (1) peripheral blood stem cells employed (n = 38); (2) midified the protocol by portal infusion (n = ...
Garcia Lucas da Fonseca Roberti Lda - - 2011
The aim of this study was to assess bond strength of fiberglass posts to root canal dentin irradiated with a 980 nm diode laser at different parameters of power and frequency. Fifty human maxillary canines were separated into five groups (n = 10) according to the following parameters of laser ...
Mehrvarzfar Payman - - 2011
This in vitro study was performed to evaluate the effect of a diode laser and common disinfectants used in combination on mono-infected dental canals. One hundred and six single-rooted human premolars were prepared and contaminated with Enterococcus faecalis. After two weeks of incubation, samples were divided into two experimental groups ...
Schumacher Silvia - - 2011
Ultraviolet (UV) corneal cross-linking is an accepted method for treating corneal ecstatic disorders. The authors evaluated whether a rapid treatment protocol (higher intensity and shorter irradiation time) could achieve the same increase in corneal stiffness as the currently used standard protocol. Stress-strain measurements were performed on porcine corneal strips. The ...
Novara Giacomo - - 2011
To evaluate the trifecta outcome and its preoperative predictors in a series of consecutive patients who underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). We collected prospectively the clinical data of 242 consecutive patients with a minimum 12-month follow-up undergoing RALP for clinically localized prostate cancer. International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Urinary Incontinence ...
Ploussard Guillaume - - 2011
To determine the proportion of patients who are continent, potent and cancer-free (trifecta rate) 2 years after extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (ELRP). We included patients who underwent an ELRP at our department and who were followed for at least 2 years. Those who were impotent or incontinent before the surgery ...
Geavlete Bogdan - - 2010
To evaluate the efficiency, safety and short-term outcome of transurethral resection in saline plasma vaporization of the prostate (TURis-PVP), and to compare it to the standard TUR of the prostate (TURP). In all, 155 patients with benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), with a maximum urinary ...
Haider A - - 2010
This study investigated the safety of administration of long-acting parenteral testosterone undecanoate (TU) to 122 hypogonadal, mainly elderly men, aged 59.6 ± 8.0 years (range 18-83 years old), with baseline testosterone levels between 5.8 and 12.1 nmol l(-1) (mean ± SD = 9.3 ± 1.7). Patients were followed for 24 ...
Raina Rupesh - - 2010
To evaluate the long-term potency after radical prostatectomy (RP) with the early use of a vacuum erection device (VED), and reasons for sexual inactivity and long-term attrition and maintenance of sexual activity, as RP is one of the most common treatments for prostate cancer but erectile dysfunction (ED) is a ...
Schoeppler Gita M - - 2010
To prospectively evaluate the accuracy of transvesical contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) as an alternative method for the detection of anastomotic leakage after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) in comparison with the current standard method of conventional retrograde cystography (CG). Forty-three patients underwent RRP for histologically proven localized prostate cancer. The vesico-urethral anastomosis ...
Woo Henry H - - 2011
Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 OBJECTIVE •  To evaluate experience with high power LBO laser for large prostates •  Prospective database of 288 men treated with PVP from November 2006-2009 •  33 men identified to have transrectal ultrasound measured prostate size >120 cc •  All but 9 ...
Silva João - - 2011
• To evaluate the consequences on male sexual function of intraprostatic injection of botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Although BoNT/A is effective in decreasing symptoms of BPH, neuronal impairment caused by the neurotoxin might affect emission/ejaculation. These aspects have not been evaluated ...
Hatoum Hind T HT University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. - - 2011
To evaluate the effects of timing and length of zoledronic acid (ZA) treatment on outcomes for patients with prostate cancer in clinical practice. Patients with prostate cancer and first bone metastasis diagnosed from January 2003 to October 2006 were included. Patients were considered 'untreated' if no ZA was given, 'early ...
Lee Seung Hwan - - 2011
Objective:  The aim of this study was to determine whether robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) performed within either 2 or 4 weeks of prostate biopsy is associated with surgical difficulty or immediate postoperative outcome. Methods:  Of the 121 patients that underwent RALP at our institution, 104 patients were prospectively included. Patients ...
Liberale Fabiola - - 2011
Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Although looked on as standard of care there is little published data on the use of "channel TURP" . Those case series that have been published show significant morbidity (in particular ...
Robert Grégoire - - 2012
Study Type - Therapy (multi-centre cohort). Level of Evidence 2b. To evaluate the early functional outcomes of transurethral plasma vaporization of the prostate (TUVis) in a multicentre study. A prospective multicentre observational study was conducted in eight urology departments. The inclusion criterion was benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) requiring surgical treatment. ...
Kim Sang Hoon - - 2011
Traditional first-line treatment of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP) is administration of empirical antibiotics. However, the efficacy rate is low and long-term antibiotic therapy can result in adverse events and bacterial resistance. For these reasons, a new treatment or preventive modality that can replace traditional antibiotic therapy is required. There are ...
Evers Judith - - 2010
To prospectively investigate the influence of 3-month neoadjuvant hormonal therapy (NHT) before brachytherapy (BT) for low-risk prostate cancer (PCa) on urinary function and health-related quality of life (HRQL). Between 2003 and 2008, 300 patients with PCa were treated with BT using (125)I stranded seeds, of whom 86 received 3-month NHT ...
Jacobs Bruce L - - 2010
To evaluate the severity and interval to resolution of the acute lower urinary tract symptoms in men undergoing prostate brachytherapy (PB) with cesium-131 ((131)Cs). A longitudinal, prospective study of patients who had undergone PB with (131)Cs at our institution and had a minimum of 6 months of follow-up was performed. ...
Pahlajani Geetu - - 2010
To examine the early use of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor (PDE-5i; sildenafil citrate) in preventing subsequent erectile dysfunction (ED) after (monotherapy) prostate brachytherapy (PB, an accepted option for Gleason 6 or low-volume Gleason 7 prostate cancer), as PB is currently being offered more frequently in younger patients, and ED can be a ...
Chen Qi - - 2010
To present 2-year follow-up data of a randomized clinical trial comparing bipolar transurethral resection in saline (TURIS) with monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). In all, 100 consecutive patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) were randomized to TURIS or TURP. The breath ethanol test was used before and every ...
Ku Ja Hyeon - - 2010
We determined the impact of prostate volume on the efficacy of the high-power (80 W) potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) photoselective laser vaporization of the prostate in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Patients were stratified into 3 groups according to prostate volume: '< 40 g' (n = 49) and '40-59 g' ...
Huang Xing - - 2011
To analyze the risk factors of postoperative bacteriuria and the correlation with leukocyturia after bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). A total of 121 noncatheterized patients with sterile preoperative urine undergoing bipolar TURP for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) were entered into the prospective study. All patients received antibiotic prophylaxis ...
Obi Anselm Okwudili - - 2011
To compare the efficacy and tolerability of spinal saddle block vs periprostatic lignocaine injection for anesthesia during transrectal prostate biopsy. A total of 75 patients were randomized to undergo prostate biopsy in 3 groups (n = 25). Group 1 had no anesthesia, group 2 had periprostatic lignocaine injection, and group ...
Spaliviero Massimiliano - - 2010
Abstract Purpose: We evaluate the impact of GreenLight High-Performance System (HPS™) laser photoselective vaporization prostatectomy (PVP) on sexual function after treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Patients and Methods: We prospectively evaluated our initial single surgeon experience with GreenLight HPS™ laser PVP. All ...
Di Pierro Giovanni B - - 2011
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RALP) is performed worldwide, even in institutions with limited caseloads. However, although the results of large RALP series are available, oncologic and functional outcomes as well as complications from low-caseload centres are lacking. To compare perioperative, oncologic, and functional outcomes from two consecutive series of patients with ...
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