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Luketina Ruzica-Rosalia RR Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Linz, Austria, - - 2014
Obesity has been reported to adversely affect the outcome of laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS). This study examined pre- and postoperative clinical and objective outcomes and quality of life in obese and normal-weight patients following LARS at a specialized centre. Prospective data from patients subjected to LARS (Nissen or Toupet fundoplication) ...
Kamalski Digna M A DM *Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and †Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands; and ‡Jean Causse Ear Clinic, Traverse de Béziers, Colombiers, - - 2014
Comparing hearing results in patients with otosclerosis treated with laser-assisted stapedotomy using the 2-μm thulium laser or the CO2 laser. Prospective nonrandomized clinical study. In a tertiary referral center in France (Jean Causse Ear Clinic, Béziers), 208 primary stapedotomies were performed in 204 patients between March 2008 and November 2009. ...
Forssell Henrik H Department of Surgery, Blekinge County Hospital, Karlskrona, - - 2014
Background and study aims: Obesity is a major public health problem with few effective treatment options. A novel device for treating obesity, the AspireAssist aspiration therapy system, was evaluated. Patients and methods: After 4 weeks taking a very-low-calorie diet, 25 obese men and women (BMI 39.8 ± 0.9 kg/m(2)) had the AspireAssist gastrostomy ...
Schönecker Thomas T Department of Neurology, Charité, University Medicine Berlin, Germany Klinikum Bremeraven, - - 2014
Pallidal deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been shown to be effective in cervical dystonia (CD) with an improvement of about 50-60% in the Toronto Western Spasmodic Torticollis Rating (TWSTR) Scale. However, predictive factors for the efficacy of DBS in CD are missing with the anatomical location of the electrodes being ...
Koga Hideyuki H Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the mid-to long-term results of a randomized controlled trial of single-bundle (SB) versus double-bundle (DB) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a semitendinosus tendon. Seventy-eight patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction with an autologous semitendinosus tendon were prospectively randomized into 2 groups: SB reconstruction (n = 39) and DB ...
Watts Chad D CD Departments of Orthopedic Surgery (C.D.W., E.R.W., M.T.H., A.D.H., D.G.L., and T.M.M.) and Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases (D.R.O.), Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. E-mail address for T.M. Mabry: - - 2014
Obese patients have a higher risk of complications following primary total knee arthroplasty, including periprosthetic joint infection. However, there is a paucity of data concerning the efficacy of two-stage revision arthroplasty in obese patients. We performed a two-to-one matched cohort study to compare the outcomes of thirty-seven morbidly obese patients ...
Kim Young-Hoo YH The Joint Replacement Center, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, MokDong Hospital, 911-1, MokDong, YangCheon-Gu, Seoul, Korea, 158-710, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical and radiographic results and complication rates after cementless total hip arthroplasty using an ultrashort femoral stem in highly active [University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) activity level above 8 points] obese and non-obese patients. A total of 108 patients (138 ...
Cha Ryan R Ryan Cha, Jacques Marescaux, Michele Diana, IHU-Strasbourg, Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Surgical Institute, University of Strasbourg, 67091 Strasbourg, - - 2014
To evaluate the current state-of-the-art of gastric electrical stimulation to treat obesity. Systematic reviews of all studies have been conducted to evaluate the effect of different types of gastric electrical stimulation (GES) on obesity. Thirty-one studies consisting of a total of 33 different trials were included in the systematic review ...
Geer Betty B University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, College of Nursing, Aurora, CO. Electronic address: - - 2014
Research supports intensive lifestyle interventions (>25 contact hours/six months) to treat childhood obesity. Success requires retention in program. This quality improvement project's purpose was to increase attendance of follow-up patients in a childhood obesity clinic by 10%. A pretest posttest design was used. Three months of baseline data were collected, ...
Si Hai-Bo HB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, 37# Guoxue Road, Chengdu, 610041, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
The body mass index (BMI) is widely recognized as a prognostic factor in multiple operations; however, the relationship between the BMI and outcomes following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is extensively debated. We aimed to evaluate the effect of the BMI at different cutoff values on the outcomes following primary TKA. ...
Collins Jason A JA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York, - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate patient-reported outcomes and complications after hip arthroscopy in an obese population compared with a matched nonobese control group with a minimum 2-year follow-up, using the Modified Harris Hip Score (MHHS) and Nonarthritic Hip Score (NAHS). Data were analyzed from 21 consecutive obese patients (body mass ...
Damschroder Laura J LJ Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, - - 2014
Weight-loss trials tend to recruit highly selective, non-representative samples. Effective weight-loss approaches are needed for real-world challenging populations. To test whether a small-changes intervention, delivered in groups or via telephone, promotes greater weight loss than standard obesity treatment in a predominantly male, high-risk Veteran population. Data were collected in 2010-2012 ...
Liao Chun-De CD Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, - - 2014
Objective. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of osteoarthritis (OA), and the incidence of obese patients requiring a total knee replacement (TKR) has increased in recent years. A high body-mass index (BMI) may influence post-TKR rehabilitation outcomes. We investigated the effects of obesity on functional mobility outcomes following post-TKR ...
Chirita-Emandi Adela A 1 Genetics Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babes" Timisoara , Romania - - 2014
Abstract This pilot study sought to evaluate the neurofeedback training outcomes in childhood obesity management. The study involved 34 overweight and obese children, age 6-18 years (12 patients in the intervention group, 22 in the control group). Complete assessment of children was done before the intervention and 3 and 6 ...
Abdelkader N A NA Department of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, - - 2014
The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the impact of obesity, determined by different anthropometric measures, on clinical and endoscopic severity of GERD and the relation between serum leptin and clinical and endoscopic severity of GERD in Egyptian patients. The study was carried out at Ain Shams University ...
Al Hussein Al Awamlh Bashir B Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, - - 2014
● To evaluate functional outcomes of continent cutaneous urinary diversion (CCUD) after cystectomy. ● To compare diversion-related complications and long-term renal function in a contemporary cohort of patients undergoing urinary diversion with CCUD, orthotopic bladder substitute (OBS) and ileal conduit (IC). ● 322 patients underwent cystectomy and CCUD, OBS or ...
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 ...
Takeda Sakurako S Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East, Tokyo, Japan ; Department of Ophthalmology, Nippori Clinic, Medical Center East, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of treatment for 3 years with a dorzolamide/timolol (1%/0.5%) fixed combination (DTFC) on visual field progression in patients with open-angle glaucoma. A total of 14 consecutive patients were enrolled who had been previously treated with monotherapy or any combination of a beta blocker, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, ...
Miri Shahnaz S 1. Post Doctral Research Fellow, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203 - 2098. - - 2014
Little is known about the results of pallidal deep brain stimulation (DBS) in DYT6 dystonia. This will be the first report of DYT6 dystonia treated with pallidal DBS from Iran. A 21 years old male patient with DYT6 dystonia underwent bilateral deep brain stimulation. The target of DBS was the ...
Alhajhusain Ahmad A 0000-0002-7277-7797 Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, - - 2014
Background. The optimal timing of tracheotomy and its impact on weaning from mechanical ventilation in critically ill morbidly obese patients remain controversial. Methods. We conducted a retrospective chart review of morbidly obese subjects (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m(2) or BMI ≥ 35 kg/m(2) and one or more comorbid conditions) who underwent a tracheotomy ...
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 ...
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