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Wolter Nikolaus E NE Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, - - 2014
To assess the medium-term efficacy of total ossicular reconstruction with a titanium total ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP) in children. Case series. A consecutive series of children receiving an adjustable-length titanium TORP was identified from a prospective surgical and audiological database. Audiometric testing was obtained preoperatively, 2 months postoperatively, and subsequently ...
Xu Chao C Center for Reproductive Medicine, Shandong University; National Research Center for Assisted Reproductive Technology and Reproductive Genetics; The Key Laboratory for Reproductive Endocrinology of Ministry of Education; Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Reproductive Medicine, Jinan, - - 2014
To investigate the association between testicular microlithiasis (TM) and semen parameters in Chinese adult men with fertility intention. We retrospectively reviewed the ultrasonography results of the reproductive system of 16,204 consecutive adult male patients in our hospital with fertility intention from November 2012 to October 2013. TM was diagnosed by ...
Uysal Afsin A From the *Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, TOBB University, Ankara, Turkey; and †Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Ankara, - - 2014
There have been plenty of surgical techniques for the correction of prominent ears. "Telephone deformity" or "reverse telephone ear" has been described as the undesired result of the inappropriate correction of the prominent ear, mainly the deficient correction of the lobule. We have performed an asymmetric Z-plasty to the lobule ...
Aswad Mayar G MG Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, - - 2014
This study compared 2 methods of palliative stent placement, 6-monthly interval stent changes (RS), or a single-stent policy with no planned stent change (SS). A total of 460 patients were identified. There were no significant differences in the proportion of patients requiring unplanned stent changes in the RS or SS ...
Pfitzer C C Department of Paediatric Oncology/Haematology/Stem cell transplantation, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Augustenburger Platz 1, Mittelallee 6a, 13353, Berlin, - - 2014
Fertility impairment and recovery after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) have been reported in both sexes, but little is known about how they develop over time. Our aim was to describe the dynamics of fertility impairment and recovery after HSCT. We retrieved treatment and fertility data for up to 12 years ...
Xiang Liangbi L *Department of Orthopedics, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area Command of Chinese PLA, Shenyang, Liaoning, 110016, China †Department of Orthopedics, Xinqiao Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, 400037, China ‡State Key Laboratory of Robotics, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, 110016, - - 2014
A prospective study to access the significance of preoperative planning simulator for junior surgeons' training of pedicle screw insertion. Pedicle screw insertion is particularly challenging to carry out on patients with abnormal spine morphology especially for the doctors with lack experience. Currently, preoperative planning for pedicle screw insertion is carried ...
Campbell B K BK Division of Child Health Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK - - 2014
Is it possible to restore ovarian function and natural fertility following the cryopreservation and autotransplantation of whole ovaries, complete with vascular pedicle, in adult females from a large monovulatory animal model species (i.e. sheep)? Full (100%) restoration of acute ovarian function and high rates of natural fertility (pregnancy rate 64%; ...
Siddiqui Noman A NA Chief of Podiatry, Northwest Hospital, and Medical Director, Diabetic Limb Preservation, LifeBridge Health, International Center for Limb Lengthening, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. Electronic address: - - 2014
Preoperative planning is commonly performed for many foot and ankle procedures. The purpose of the present study was to prospectively determine the preoperative digital planning accuracy of predicting the calcaneal graft size used during the "Evans" calcaneal osteotomy. Preoperative digital deformity correction planning, using a standard planning method (TraumaCad(®) software), ...
Paik Nam Chull NC Department of Radiology, Arumdaun Wooldul Spine Hospital, 647-4 Sinjeong 2-dong, Nam-gu, Ulsan, 680-828, Republic of Korea, - - 2014
To test whether radiation dose reduction in CTF-guided LIESI would be achieved by replacing the preliminary planning CT with a spot CTF while still maintaining technical performance. This retrospective study included a review of 247 consecutive procedures performed on 241 patients before (comparison group: n = 124) and after (study group: n = 123) ...
Pfitzer C C Department of Paediatric Oncology/Haematology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Klinik für Pädiatrie m. S. Onkologie/Hämatologie/Stammzelltransplantation, Augustenburger Platz 1, Mittelallee 6a, 13353, Berlin, - - 2014
Fertility impairment and recovery after chemo- and radiotherapy have been reported in both male and female childhood cancer survivors, but little is known about the dynamics. Our aim, therefore, was to describe the development of fertility impairment and possible recovery in childhood brain tumour survivors. In this longitudinal study, we ...
Blumenfeld Yair J YJ Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, - - 2014
Cesarean deliveries comprise approximately 30% of all births, many of which are scheduled. Given the labile nature of labor and delivery units, scheduled cesarean deliveries are often delayed. Our aim was to improve on-time scheduled cesarean delivery start times. A multidisciplinary team (obstetrician-gynecologist, nursing, anesthesia, and hospital administration) met to ...
Wu Di D From Tianjin Eye Hospital & Eye Institute, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, - - 2014
To compare the biomechanical properties of the cornea after small-incision lenticule extraction (lenticule extraction group) with those after femtosecond laser-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis (femtosecond LASIK group). Tianjin Eye Hospital & Eye Institute, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China. Prospective comparative case series. ...
Chae Soo-Min - - 2014
Purpose: We aim to evaluate the effects of multileaf collimator (MLC) leaf width (5 mm vs. 2.5 mm) on the radiosurgery planning for the treatment of spine lesions according to the modulated techniques (intensity-modulated radiotherapy [IMRT] vs. volumetric-modulated arc therapy [VMAT]) and the complexity of the target shape. For this ...
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Last Saturday was World Thinking Day, the next couple of weeks have been designated Fairtrade Fortnight and celebrations are planned throughout March to mark National Bed Month. Staff in marketing departments across the land spend their lives dreaming up such awareness days, weeks and months, to the point where every ...
Sariali Elhadi E Hôpital Pitié Salpétrière , - - 2014
Background and purpose - A decrease of 15% in femoral offset (FO) has been reported to generate a weakness of the abductor muscle, but this has not been directly linked to an alteration of gait. Our hypothesis was that this 15% decrease in FO may also generate a clinically detectable ...
Wong Tung-Yiu TY Associate Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Oral Medicine and Department of Stomatology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine, Tainan, Taiwan Republic of China. Electronic address: - - 2014
A voxel-based median plane (optimal symmetry plane [OSP]) was developed to assess facial bone asymmetry. The purpose of the present study was to introduce a new method of planning surgical correction of facial asymmetry using the OSPs as guides and test its effectiveness. A retrospective study was conducted of 20 ...
Bin Abd Razak Hamid Rahmatullah HR Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, - - 2014
To evaluate whether preoperative range of motion is a key determinant of postoperative range of motion in Asian patients undergoing conventional total knee arthroplasty. A retrospective review of 302 patients who underwent primary total knee arthroplasty performed by a single surgeon was conducted. Patients who had a fixed flexion deformity ...
De Riu Giacomo G Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, University Hospital of Sassari, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
In this randomised controlled clinical trial, 2 homogeneous groups of patients with facial asymmetry (n=10 in each) were treated by either classic or computer-assisted orthognathic corrective surgery. Differences between the 2 groups in the alignment of the lower interincisal point (p=0.03), mandibular sagittal plane (p=0.01), and centring of the dental ...
Ozalp S S - - 2014
Borderline ovarian tumors(BOT) account for ten to 20 percent of all epitelial ovarian carcinomas and often occur in reproductive ages. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and reproductive outcomes of patients who were diagnosed with BOT and underwent fertility sparing surgery. Patients younger than 40 years ...
Martínez-Sellés Manuel - - 2013
To study the factors associated with choice of therapy and prognosis in octogenarians with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS). Prospective, observational, multicenter registry. Centralized follow-up included survival status and, if possible, mode of death and Katz index. Transnational registry in Spain. We included 928 patients aged ≥80 years with severe ...
Volpi P - - 2013
The influence of patient-specific instrumentations on the accuracy of unicompartmental medial knee replacement remains unclear. The goal of this study was to examine the ability of patient-specific instrumentation to accurately reproduce postoperatively what the surgeon had planned preoperatively. Twenty consecutive patients (20 knees) who suffered from isolated unicompartmental medial osteoarthritis ...
Patil Santosh S Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology. Jodhpur Dental College, Jodhpur National University, Jodhpur (Raj). - - 2013
Mesiodens are the most common supernumerary teeth, occurring in 0.15% to 2.2% of the population. The aim of the present study was to analyze the frequency and radiological features of mesiodens in the pediatric population. The study was based on the radiographic evaluation of 4133 pediatric patients of the age ...
Espinar-Escalona Eduardo E Associate Professor of Orthodontics. School of Dentistry. University of - - 2013
To validate the effectiveness of the original standards of True Vertical (TV) Subnasal Line in orthognatic surgery planning. The present study evaluates the changes occurring in patients with skeletal Class II alterations programmed for orthognathic surgery with a view to improving their facial profile. We showed a series of black ...
Li Ya-Guang - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness and safety of three-dimensional (3D) digitalized planning for the sural neurovascular island flap in repair of soft tissue defects in the ankle and foot. This study included 40 patients with soft tissue defects of the ankle and foot who underwent ...
Canto Marcia Irene - - 2013
Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) enables in vivo microscopic imaging of the GI tract mucosa. However, there are limited data on endoscope-based CLE (eCLE) for imaging Barrett's esophagus (BE). To compare high-definition white-light endoscopy (HDWLE) alone with random biopsy (RB) and HDWLE + eCLE and targeted biopsy (TB) for diagnosis of BE neoplasia. ...
Mehri S - - 2013
To determine (a) the correlation between follicular sizes, oocyte maturity, normal fertilization rate, cleavage and embryo quality; and (b) to establish whether oocytes recovered with or without follicular flushing have different developmental competence. Prospective observational study. Academic medical center. Forty nine cycles (37 ICSI and 12 IVF). Measurement of 360 ...
Macari Anthony Tannous - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the association between soft tissue at the chin (STC) thickness and mandibular divergence. Materials and Methods: Nongrowing patients seeking orthodontic treatment (n  =  190; 113 women and 77 men), who had an average age of 26.94 years (range  =  18.10-53.50 years), were stratified in four subgroups based on ...
Stockmans Filip F KULeuven Campus KULAK, Kortrijk, Belgium ; Department of Orthopedic Surgery at AZ Groeninge Hospital, Kortrijk, - - 2013
Corrective osteotomies of the distal radius for symptomatic malunion are time-tested procedures that rely on accurate corrections. Patients with combined intra- and extra-articular malunions present a challenging deformity. Virtual planning and patient-specific instruments (PSIs) to transfer the planning into the operating room have been used both to simplify the surgery ...
Kniesel Bettina - - 2013
The aim of this study was to determine how well pre-operative size selection for total knee and hip arthroplasties based on the digital imaging with and without additional referencing correlated with the size actually implanted. Size selection planning of total knee arthroplasty by digital templating was documented in 46 cases ...
Baydilek Yunus Y Clinic of Anesthesiology Sani Konukoğlu Hospital, Gaziantep, - - 2014
The aim of the study is to compare the efficacy of levobupivacaine induced continuous spinal anesthesia (CSA) versus single dose spinal anesthesia (SDSA) in patients who are planned to undergo transurethral prostate resection. Sixty years or older, ASA I-II or III, 50 patients were included in the study. 12.5mg 0.5% ...
Pendyala Lakshmana K - - 2013
In patients with aortic stenosis who cannot have surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement using the Edwards SAPIEN valve has been shown to improve survival rate and is approved for commercial use in the United States. This study aims to assess the clinical profile, procedural characteristics, and in-hospital complications in patients ...
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 - - 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 ...
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