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Liu Fangyi - - 2013
Abstract Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical application value of a 3D visualisation preoperative treatment planning system in microwave ablation for liver cancer. Methods: From December 2011 to November 2012, 94 enrolment patients of liver cancer were divided into two groups. The 3D preoperative planning ...
Wang Zheng - - 2013
Purpose: To develop a new IMRT technique to simplify the process and improve efficiency in radiotherapy treatment planning for craniospinal irradiation (CSI) treatment. Image data of 9 patients who received CSI treatment in 2012 were used, the prescription was 36Gy in 20 fractions. Two treatment plans were created for each ...
Jameson Michael G - - 2013
To perform a comparative study assessing potential benefits of endorectal-balloons (ERB) in post-prostatectomy patients. Ten retrospective post-prostatectomy patients treated without ERB and ten prospective patients treated with the ERB in situ were recruited. All patients received IMRT and IGRT using kilovoltage cone-beam computed tomography (kVCBCT). kVCBCT datasets were registered to ...
Savi E - - 2013
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is often discontinued, and many patients do not renew the prescription. We evaluated the reasons for discontinuation and set up an educational/follow-up plan to improve the adherence. In a first phase, the adherence at 4 months was directly assessed. Based on those results, an action plan (education, frequent ...
Marcucci Massimiliano - - 2013
Accurate preoperative planning is mandatory for a successful total hip arthroplasty (THA). Templating helps to achieve multiple technical goals, including offset restoration, leg-length equality, and components positioning. This study aims to measure how successful a new stepwise method for preoperative radiographic templating is in achieving postoperative restoration of anatomy. We ...
AlHilli Mariam M MM Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2013
Identification of preoperative factors predictive of non-home discharge after surgery for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) may aid counseling and optimize discharge planning. We aimed to determine the association between preoperative risk factors and non-home discharge. Patients who underwent primary surgery for EOC at Mayo Clinic between January 2, 2003 and ...
Laham James L - - 2013
There is absence of evidence-based guidelines to determine extubation readiness in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Evaluate our practice of determining extubation readiness based on physician judgment of preextubation ventilator settings, blood gas analysis, and other factors potentially affecting extubation outcome. Prospective cohort study from August 2010 to April ...
Teo T K Y - - 2013
AIM: In the UK, first permanent molars (FPMs) of poor prognosis are often planned for extraction so that second permanent molars (SPMs) erupt favourably to replace the FPMs. However, there is little published data to support this treatment strategy. The aim of this study was to assess the success of ...
Kaladji A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: To assess the accuracy of the aortic outer curvature length for thoracic endograft planning. METHODS: Seventy-four patients (58 men, 66.4 ± 14 years) who underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair between 2009 and 2011 treated with a Cook Medical endograft were enrolled in this retrospective study. Immediate postoperative CT scans were analysed ...
Liddle Alexander D - - 2013
Background and purpose Operative findings during revision of metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty (MOMHA) vary widely and can involve massive soft tissue and bone disruption. As a result, planning of theater time and resources is difficult, surgery is challenging, and outcomes are often poor. We describe our experience with revision of MOMHA ...
Fang Qing - - 2013
Long-term compliance with regular surveillance is important for the prevention and timely management of chronic hepatitis B (CHB). However, there are no researches focusing on the compliance of hepatitis B virus infected patients in regular surveillance so far. The purpose of our study was to investigate the outpatient compliance with ...
Seow Kok-Min - - 2013
Cabergoline, a dopamine receptor-2 agonist, is suggested to prevent ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) during ovarian stimulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of different timing of cabergoline administration on clinical outcome among patients at risk of developing OHSS. Among infertile women undergoing IVF treatment at risk ...
Jung Hwi-Dong - - 2013
Our aim was to evaluate the postoperative stability associated with differing degrees of mandibular setback and their relations after intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO). We planned a retrospective cohort study of 94 patients (mean age (range) 23 (18-46) years) selected from a larger group who had been diagnosed with mandibular ...
Gupta Naina - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:To report the rates of hypotony after 25-gauge vitrectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS:A retrospective review of 111 consecutive cases was performed in patients undergoing transconjunctival 25-gauge pars plans vitrectomy with either air or gas as a tamponade agent. The primary outcome measure was postoperative intraocular pressure less than 5 ...
Wright G - - 2013
Purpose: In Gamma Knife radiosurgery, an efficient plan is one that achieves dosimetric quality while minimizing treatment time. Although minimization of treatment time to improve throughput and benefit patient comfort is a common and important goal of radiosurgery planning, to date no studies have attempted to specifically quantify efficiency. The ...
Ajeeshkumar S - - 2013
A successful protocol for long-term preservation of pollinia of Luisia macrantha Blatter and McCann., an endemic and endangered orchid of Western Ghats has been devised through different pollen cryopreservation methods and by confirming fertilizing ability. Pollinia subjected to 0-30 min dehydration at 27 +/- 67 percent in desiccated controls and ...
Goel Apul - - 2013
To understand the reasons for choosing the type of urethroplasty for bulbous strictures shorter than 2 cm in length that were ideally suited for anastomotic urethroplasty (AU). Data of adult men, who underwent urethroplasty between November 2002 and September 2011 for isolated bulbous strictures less than 2 cm in length, ...
Francis Samual R - - 2013
It is the purpose of this study to evaluate how self-expanding stents (SESs) affect esophageal cancer radiation planning target volumes (PTVs) and dose delivered to surrounding organs at risk (OARs). Ten patients were evaluated, for whom a SES was placed before radiation. A computed tomography (CT) scan obtained before stent ...
Piromlertamorn Waraporn - - 2013
Accidental exposure of oocyte/cumulus complex to endometriotic fluid is not uncommon during oocyte retrieval. Only two studies were available on this subject and they gave conflicting results. In this study, we used a mouse model to evaluate the effect of controlled exposure of oocytes to ovarian endometriotic fluid. Mouse oocytes/cumulus ...
Zhang Zhifei - - 2013
The Lophotrochozoa includes disparate tentacle-bearing sessile protostome animals, which apparently appeared in the Cambrian explosion, but lack an uncontested fossil record. Here we describe abundant well preserved material of Cotyledion tylodes Luo et Hu, 1999, from the Cambrian (Series 2) Chengjiang deposits, reinterpreted here as a stem-group entoproct. The entoproct ...
Papoutsis Dimitrios - - 2012
Aims: To determine appropriate cone dimensions for predicting margin status after large loop excision of transformation zone (LLETZ) treatment. Methods: An observational study performed at the Colposcopy Unit of a university hospital setting involving patients who underwent LLETZ conisation within a 1-year period. Data concerning the characteristics, cone dimensions, lesion ...
Studenski Matthew T - - 2012
To quantify clinical differences for volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) versus intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in terms of dosimetric endpoints and planning and delivery time, twenty head and neck cancer patients have been considered for VMAT using Nucletron Oncentra MasterPlan delivered via an Elekta linear accelerator. Differences in planning ...
Ballas Richard - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Accuracy of implant positioning in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has a major impact on postoperative outcomes. We investigate the accuracy of positioning of multiples values simultaneously in TKA navigated, even among novice users. METHOD: The "novice" group included the first 91 knees operated on by 10 operators new to ...
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The BVA was delighted with the number of applications received for its new BVA CPD Group, and plans to make the most of the expertise of all applicants when it can. The group will be helping the BVA to develop a comprehensive national CPD programme for members.
Grummet Jeremy - - 2012
WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: Periprostatic infiltration of local anaesthetic (PILA) is accepted as the current 'gold standard' of analgesia for TRUS-guided biopsy. However, it does not account for discomfort of anal probe insertion and has not received wide uptake amongst clinicians. A better ...
Tan Peng Chiong PC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Malaya, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. - - 2012
To compare patient satisfaction and exclusive breastfeeding rates for patients discharged from the hospital on postcesarean day 1 (next day) or day 2. Healthy women admitted for planned cesarean delivery were randomized to day 1 or day 2 discharge. Postoperative assessment for suitability for discharge was based on defined criteria. ...
Moon Jeong Hee - - 2012
Rescue ICSI can induce a high rate of 3 pronuclei (PN) formation from double insemination in eggs already fertilized by IVF but lacking signs of normal pronuclear formation. This study was performed to determine whether the number of 3PN embryos could be reduced by using the polarization microscope for rescue ...
Fehring Richard J - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The aim was to compare the efficacy and acceptability of two Internet-supported fertility-awareness-based methods of family planning. STUDY DESIGN: Six hundred and sixty-seven women and their male partners were randomized into either an electronic hormonal fertility monitor (EHFM) group or a cervical mucus monitoring (CMM) group. Both groups utilized ...
Zeiler F A - - 2012
Stereotactic radiosurgery offers a unique and effective means of controlling cavernous sinus meningiomas with a low rate of complications. We retrospectively reviewed all cavernous sinus meningiomas treated with Gamma Knife (GK) radiosurgery between November 2003 and April 2011 at our institution. Thirty patients were treated, four were lost to follow- ...
Johnson David W - - 2012
Since the mid-1990s, early dialysis initiation has dramatically increased in many countries. The Initiating Dialysis Early and Late (IDEAL) study demonstrated that, compared with late initiation, planned early initiation of dialysis was associated with comparable clinical outcomes and increased health care costs. Because residual renal function is a key determinant ...
Vasudevan K - - 2012
The 129 mice are well recognized for their low fertility and it is speculated that this lack of fertility may be due to the oocyte condition. In this study we investigated superovulation regimens for the 129S1/SvImJ mouse strain to improve the oocyte quality and fertility rate of in vitro fertilization ...
Lundqvist Oscar O Department of Clinical Sciences/Ophtalmology, Umeå University, Umeå, - - 2013
To compare the mydriatic effect of intracameral mydriatics injected into the anterior or the posterior chamber in routine phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Forty-four patients planned for unilateral phacoemulsification surgery were included after informed consent. Mydriasis was achieved by injecting 150 μl of a mixture of phenylephrine 1.5% and lidocaine 1.0% at ...
Springer Alexander - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate orchidopexy patterns in Austria. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All boys with cryptorchidism who underwent orchidopexy (n = 19.998) in Austria between 1993 and 2009 were analyzed using the database Austrian Health Information System at the Austrian Federal Research and Planning Institute for Health Care. Regression models were constructed to examine ...
Cai Elijah Zhengyang - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Orbital reconstruction is a difficult procedure, success of which is dependent on the surgeon's experience. The lack of objective methods requires a fair amount of estimation is its execution. This study evaluates the efficacy of Kolibri (BrainLab, Munich, Germany), an intraoperative navigation device, in improving outcomes.From 2004 to 2009, ...
Dunavoelgyi Roman - - 2012
To evaluate the 3-year therapeutic benefit of intravitreal bevacizumab in neovascular related macular degeneration (nAMD) in a standard clinical setting involving 3 initial injections and a pro re nata regimen as recommended in the PRONTO study. In this interventional clinical study, 181 eyes of 160 consecutive patients with active neovascular ...
Vingolo Enzo M - - 2012
In this study we evaluated the efficacy of visual rehabilitation by means of two different types of biofeedback techniques in patients with age related macular degeneration (AMD). Thirty patients, bilaterally affected by AMD, were randomly divided in two groups: one group was treated with an acoustic biofeedback (AB group), the ...
Epstein David L - - 2012
To evaluate the efficacy of intraocular injections with bevacizumab over 12 months in patients with macular edema (ME) secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). A prospective study including a randomized 6-month, sham injection-controlled, double-masked clinical trial followed by a 6-month open-label extension. Sixty patients with ME secondary to CRVO. ...
van Zeeburg Elsbeth J T - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The visual prognosis of submacular hemorrhages caused by a retinal arterial macroaneurysm (RAM) is poor if left untreated. The use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) has frequently been reported to displace submacular hemorrhages from the foveal area in patients with age-related macular degeneration. This study aims to investigate ...
Moon Chan Hee - - 2012
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between automated perimetry, multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements in patients with advanced retinitis pigmentosa (RP). METHODS: Twenty-five patients with advanced RP were included. Central visual field sensitivity (VFS) was evaluated using an average of visual sensitivity value at central four test ...
Napier R J - - 2012
AIMS: Recent NHS reforms have incentivised reduction in length of stay, with the UK department of health expecting health trusts to reduce bed days and ultimately reduce overall costs. The aim of this study was to identify avoidable causes for protracted hospital admission following total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total ...
Li Xiaoxin - - 2012
To evaluate 2 different dosing regimens of intravitreal bevacizumab for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients in China. Multicenter, randomized, prospective, open-label clinical trial. One hundred eighty-five patients with active neovascular AMD, exclusion of a macular scar, choroidal neovascularization not resulting from AMD, and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. ...
Varma Rohit - - 2012
PURPOSE: To examine the impact of intravitreal ranibizumab on patient-reported visual function using the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25) through 6 months in patients with macular edema (ME) secondary to branch or central retinal vein occlusion (RVO). DESIGN: Two multicenter, double-masked trials, which enrolled participants with ...
Singer Michael A - - 2012
The objective of this study was to determine if dexamethasone intravitreal implant 0.7 mg (Ozurdex; Allergan, Inc) with bevacizumab (Avastin; Genentech, Inc) therapy can be synergistic, providing further improvements in visual acuity, sustainability, and macular thickness when compared with dexamethasone intravitreal implant 0.7 mg alone. This is a prospective, interventional ...
Hemmi Koichiro - - 2013
Two different artificial insemination (AI) protocols were investigated to determine the effect of the time interval from the onset of estrus (as detected by a pedometer) to the AI on the conception rate in Japanese Black cows. Seventy-three cows were divided into two groups that received AI either after the ...
Mantel Irmela - - 2012
PURPOSE: To investigate the rhythm and predictability of the need for retreatment with intravitreal injections of ranibizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 39 patients with treatment-naïve nAMD. After three loading doses of intravitreal ranibizumab, patients underwent an intensified follow-up for 12 months (initially weekly, then ...
Campbell Robert J - - 2012
To assess whether stroke rates among patients with retinal disease were influenced by the rapid and sequential uptakes of bevacizumab and ranibizumab for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Population-based, time series analysis using encrypted, linked healthcare databases in Ontario, Canada. We included all patients aged 66 years or older with physician-diagnosed ...
Goto Teruhiko - - 2012
Purpose:  To compare the anatomic success between repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) with superior breaks and repair of RRD with inferior breaks, by performing primary vitrectomy and using similar techniques and the same gas. Methods:  Eighty-two consecutive eyes of 80 patients with RRD were included in this retrospective comparative ...
Yalcinbayir Ozgur - - 2012
Purpose: To investigate the relevance of the concentration of S100B in subretinal fluid (SRF) with the postoperative anatomical and functional success and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) formation parameters in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). Methods: Fifty-three patients (34 male, 19 female) were included in this prospective study. Study group consisted of 46 ...
Siegel Ruth Axer - - 2012
To report the functional and anatomical outcome of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) treatment for macular edema due to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) in a clinical setting. The files of 45 patients treated with IVB for BRVO-induced macular edema at a tertiary medical center in 2007-2010 were reviewed. All received three ...
Axer-Siegel Ruth - - 2012
To investigate the visual and anatomical effects of intravitreal bevacizumab treatment of macular edema due to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Data were collected by medical chart review for 35 consecutive patients (35 eyes) with CRVO-induced macular edema treated with intravitreal bevacizumab in 2007-2010 and followed for at least 6 ...
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