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Beitnes Jan Otto JO Department of Cardiology, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, Post Office Box 4950, Nydalen, 0424, Oslo, Norway, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to test the feasibility of analyzing 3D ultrasound data on a novel holographic display. An increasing number of mini-invasive procedures for mitral valve repair require more effective visualization to improve patient safety and speed of procedures. A novel 3D holographic display has been ...
Levin Ap A 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA 10032 2Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA 60637 3Department of Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA 10032 4Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA 60637 5Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA - - 2014
Successful long-term use of the Heartmate II (HM II) Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) has become commonplace but may be complicated by mechanical failure, infection or thrombosis necessitating device exchange. A subcostal approach to device exchange with motor exchange only is less traumatic, but long-term outcomes have not been reported.Retrospective ...
Koretsi Vasiliki V *Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University Medical Centre Regensburg, - - 2014
Summary OBJECTIVE : To assess the treatment effects of removable functional appliances (RFAs) in treated versus untreated patients with Class II malocclusion by means of lateral cephalometric radiographs. Unrestricted electronic search of 18 databases and manual searches up to October 2013. Prospective randomized and non-randomized controlled trials reporting on cephalometric ...
Livas Christos C a Staff Member, Department of Orthodontics, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the long-term effects of asymmetrical maxillary first molar (M1) extraction in Class II subdivision treatment. Materials and Methods: Records of 20 Class II subdivision whites (7 boys, 13 girls; mean age, 13.0 years; SD, 1.7 years) consecutively treated with the Begg technique and M1 extraction, and 15 untreated ...
Queiroz Lucas Araujo - - 2014
Objectives: The aim of this study is to report on the treatment of mandibular Class II furcation defects with enamel matrix protein derivative (EMD) combined with a βTCP/HA (β-tricalcium phosphate/hydroxyapatite) alloplastic material. Method and Materials: Thirteen patients were selected. All patients were nonsmokers, systemically healthy, and diagnosed with chronic periodontitis; ...
Graziani Filippo F Department of surgery, unit of dentistry and oral surgery, university of - - 2014
To systematically review the performance of access flap (OFD) in the treatment of class II furcation-defects (FD). RCTs evaluating surgical treatment of class II FD with OFD, minimum 6 months follow-up were identified. Screening, data extraction and quality assessment were conducted independently by 3 reviewers. The primary outcomes were tooth ...
Deloose K K Department of Vascular Surgery, AZ Sint-Blasius, Dendermonde, Belgium - - - 2014
The MISAGO ILIAC study is a prospective, non--randomized, multi-center, bi--national, monitored trial, conducted at 3 hospitals in Belgium and 2 hospitals in Germany. This manuscript reports the findings up to 12--month follow-up time for the total cohort. The primary endpoint of the study is primary potency, defined as a target ...
Mishra Amit Kumar AK Amit Kumar Mishra, ESIC Hospital, Nanda Nagar, Indore (M.P), 125-A, Sai Bagh Colony, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001, - - 2014
To study the comparison in terms of root coverage the effect of gingival massaging using an ayurvedic product and semilunar coronally repositioned flap (SCRF) to assess the treatment outcomes in the management of Miller's class I gingival recessions over a-6 mo period. The present study comprised of total of 90 sites of ...
Lees V C VC University Hospital South Manchester, Manchester, - - 2014
The safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of mannose 6-phosphate in enhancing the outcome in Zone II flexor tendon repair was studied in a multicentre parallel double-blinded randomized controlled trial. Eight UK teaching hospitals were involved in treating repaired flexor tendons with a single intraoperative intrathecal dose of 600 mM mannose ...
Kokkosis Aa A Divisions of Vascular Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, USA - - 2014
To identify the anatomical and clinical parameters that predict lack of regression of superficial varicosities after ablation of the great saphenous vein. Symptomatic patients treated with endovenous ablation from August 2006 to July 2013, by a single surgeon, were included. Recorded parameters included age, sex, size, and extent of varicosities ...
Unal Tuba T a Research Assistant, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the skeletal, dentoalveolar, and soft tissue effects of the Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device (FRD) appliance with miniplate anchorage for the treatment of skeletal Class II malocclusion. Material and Methods: The prospective clinical study group included 17 patients (11 girls and 6 boys; mean age 12.96 ± 1.23 years) ...
Abraham William T WT Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Electronic address: - - 2014
The study sought to assess feasibility, safety, and potential efficacy of a novel implantable extra-aortic counterpulsation system (C-Pulse) in functional class III and ambulatory functional class IV heart failure (HF) patients. 30% to 40% of HF patients suffer from poor functional status and quality of life (QoL) but are not ...
Miraftab Mohammad M Noor Ophthalmology Research Center, Noor Eye Hospital, Tehran, - - 2014
To compare the accuracy of  Sanders-Retzlaff-Kraff II (SRK II) and 3(rd) and 4(th) generation intraocular lens (IOL) formulas and to compare the effect of different anterior chamber depths among the IOL formulas in cataract patients with normal axial length (AL; 22.0-24.5 millimeters, mm). A retrospective chart review was performed of ...
Desai Asavari L AL Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
The efficacy of the Herbst appliance in a normalizing sagittal relationship in patients with a Class II malocclusion is well-documented. This case report describes the treatment of a 14-year-old male patient with severe Class II Division 1 malocclusion due to retrognathic mandible and mildly prognathic maxilla, convex profile, and lip ...
Ciodaro Francesco F Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria 1, 98100, Messina, - - 2014
The objective of our work is to evaluate recovery induced by gabapentin alone and in association with intradermal infiltration of lidocaine in patients affected by moderate/severe tinnitus. Seventy-two patients suffering from moderate/severe unilateral non-pulsatile subjective tinnitus were enrolled. Severity and behaviour of tinnitus were assessed by Tinnitus handicap Index (THI) ...
Soltani Sajjad S Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany - - 2014
The implantable continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) HeartMate II (HM II) and HeartWare HVAD (HW) underwent design modifications. The impact of these changes on life-threatening pump malfunctions was evaluated. We retrospectively analysed pump malfunctions due to thrombosis or cable damage in patients supported with primarily implanted HM II (n ...
Xu Bo B Fu Wai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Beijing, - - 2014
This study sought to evaluate the long-term prognostic capacity of the Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Taxus and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score II (SS-II) and compare it with other risk scores among patients undergoing left main percutaneous coronary intervention (LM-PCI). Recently, the SS-II was developed in an attempt to individualize and ...
Sa'aed Noor Laith NL a Graduate student, Department of Dentistry, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate and compare skeletal effects and the amount of molar distalization in maxilla using modified palatal anchorage plate (MPAP) vs headgear appliances in adolescent patients. Materials and Methods: Pre- and posttreatment lateral cephalograms of 45 Class II malocclusion patients were analyzed; 24 were treated with MPAP appliances (age, ...
Rhodes James M JM Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, - - 2014
To quantify the activity profiles of elite wheelchair rugby players and establish classification-specific arbitrary speed zones. Additionally, indicators of fatigue during full matches were explored. Seventy-five elite wheelchair rugby players from eleven national teams were monitored using a radio-frequency based, indoor tracking system across two international tournaments. Players who participated ...
Perinetti Giuseppe G a Research Fellow, Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Trieste, Trieste, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To assess skeletal and dentoalveolar effects of fixed functional appliances, alone or in combination with multibracket appliances (comprehensive treatment), on Class II malocclusion in pubertal and postpubertal patients. Materials and Methods: Literature survey was conducted using the Medline, SCOPUS, LILACS, and SciELO databases and The Cochrane Library, and ...
Sculean Anton - - 2014
Objectives: To clinically evaluate the healing of mandibular Miller Class I and II isolated gingival recessions treated with the modified coronally advanced tunnel (MCAT) in conjunction with an enamel matrix derivative (EMD) and subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG). Method and Materials: Sixteen healthy patients (13 women and 3 men) exhibiting ...
Kanaan M M Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Diseases, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353, Berlin, - - 2014
Nonsurgical closure of congenital ventricular septal defects (VSD) has become increasingly acceptable with the availability of different occlusion systems. Transcatheter device treatment is used for perimembranous and muscular defects. Atrio-ventricular block remains the most troublesome complication of device closure. The aim of this study was to describe our experience with ...
Neves Leniana Santos - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of Class II malocclusion treatment with the Jasper Jumper and the Bionator, associated with fixed appliances. The sample comprised 77 young individuals divided into 3 groups: Group 1 consisted of 25 patients treated with the Jasper Jumper appliance associated with ...
Thabut D D Service d'Hépato-Gastroentérologie, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpétrière, APHP, UPMC, Paris, - - 2014
Background: The criteria for defining failure to control bleeding in cirrhotic patients were introduced at the Baveno II/III meetings and were widely used as endpoints in clinical trials. Because they lacked specificity, the Baveno IV criteria were proposed in 2005 and slightly modified in 2010 (Baveno V). These criteria included ...
Sharma Akhilesh - - 2014
The accurate diagnosis and clinical management of class III malocclusion continues to be a challenging task for the pediatric dentist due to the poor compliance of patient and high rate of relapse. Two cases of early treatment of class III malocclusion are presented which were treated by modified tandem traction ...
D'Attilio M M Department of Oral Science, Nanotechnology and Biotechnology, "G. D'Annunzio", University of Chieti- Pescara, Chieti, - - 2014
To evaluate the use of Third Class Resolver (TCR), a new fixed and functional orthopaedic appliance for the treatment of skeletal Class III malocclusion in adolescents and young adults. Retrospective analysis. Twenty subjects, 10 females and 10 males, affected by Class III malocclusion were treated with a new fixed orthopaedic ...
Freitas Benedito B Discipline of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Maranhão, São Luís-Maranhão, - - 2014
A Brazilian girl aged 14 years and 9 months presented with a chief complaint of protrusive teeth. She had a convex facial profile, extreme overjet, deep bite, lack of passive lip seal, acute nasolabial angle, and retrognathic mandible. Intraorally, she showed maxillary diastemas, slight mandibular incisor crowding, a small maxillary ...
Deguchi Toru T a Associate Professor, Division of Orthodontics, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Columbus, Ohio; and Adjunct Instructor, Division of Orthodontics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To validate our hypothesis that there would be significant differences in treatment outcomes, including cephalometric values, degree of root resorption, occlusal indices, and functional aspect, between cases treated with labial and lingual appliances. Materials and Methods: Twenty-four consecutively treated Class II cases with extractions and lingual appliance were ...
Zhu Yuan Y Foot Ankle Center, Department of Orthopedics, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China (YZ)Department of Orthopedics, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai, China - - 2014
The role of arthroereises in the treatment of adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) has been controversial. This study aims to evaluate the outcome of subtalar arthroereisis in treating stage II AAFD. A total of 24 feet with stage II AAFD were treated surgically between 2009 and 2011 using subtalar arthroereisis. ...
Barbato Emanuele - - 2014
Aims: To report the six-month angiographic and two-year clinical outcome data from the first-in-man study with the Ultimaster DES, a thin-strut cobalt-chromium sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) with an innovative abluminal-gradient-coated bioresorbable polymer. Methods and results: CENTURY is a multicentre, single-arm, prospective study that enrolled 105 patients (113 lesions) with coronary artery ...
White Christopher J CJ Department of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School, John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana. Electronic address: - - 2014
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has achieved clinical equipoise with carotid endarterectomy (CEA), as evidenced by 2 large U.S. randomized clinical trials, multiple pivotal registry trials, and 2 multispecialty guideline documents endorsed by 14 professional societies. The largest randomized trial conducted in patients at average surgical risk of CEA, CREST (Carotid ...
Thomas Dustin D Cardiology Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, - - 2014
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is common with unacceptably high rates of mortality and morbidity with unknown rates of complications after repair in the Department of Defense (DoD). All patients treated at a DOD or VA clinic or medical facility with a diagnosis of AAA identified by ICD-9 code search were ...
Elder Robert W RW Section of Cardiology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, - - 2014
Risk factors for major adverse events late after Fontan palliation are unknown. Prior studies have suggested ventricular function and morphology as important risk factors. The aim of this study is to (1) characterize the late major adverse event profile in adult Fontan patients and (2) identify additional risk factors that ...
Di Pascoli Lorenza L Lorenza Di Pascoli, Massimo Bolognesi, Sara Montagnese, Angelo Gatta, Carlo Merkel, Hepatic Hemodynamic Laboratory and Clinica Medica 5, Department of Medicine, University of Padua, 35128 Padova, - - 2014
To evaluate the most cost-effectiveness strategy for preventing variceal growth and bleeding in patients with cirrhosis and small esophageal varices. A stochastic analysis based on decision trees was performed to compare the cost-effectiveness of beta-blockers therapy starting from a diagnosis of small varices (Strategy 1) with that of endoscopic surveillance ...
Gonzalez Maday M Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY - - 2014
Subclinical atrial high rate episodes (AHREs) detected by implanted devices in patients without prior history of atrial fibrillation (AF) have been associated with an increased risk of stroke and systemic embolism. Data regarding the long-term survival of patients with permanent pacemakers and newly detected AHREs are limited. To assess whether ...
Gandolfi Marialuisa M Neuromotor and Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Centre (CRRNC), Department of Neurological and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy, - - 2014
Stroke is a major cause of dysphagia. Few studies to date have reported on standardized multidisciplinary protocolized approaches to the management of post-stroke dysphagia. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to evaluate the impact of a standardized multidisciplinary protocol on clinical outcomes in patients with post-stroke dysphagia. We ...
Kim Luke K LK From the Division of Cardiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital (L.K.K., D.C.Y., R.V.S., R.M.M., P.M.O., S.C.W., G.B., H.S., D.N.F.); Department of Developmental Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA (M.K.L.); Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY (X.S.); Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital-University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia (D.J.M.); and Department of Orthodontics College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City (V.A.). - - 2014
Given the controversy regarding whether carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) may be superior for stroke prevention, it is uncertain how recent clinical evidence, guidelines, and reimbursement policies have influenced the volume and outcomes after these procedures. We conducted a serial, cross-sectional study with time trends of patients ...
Hansen Morten M Department of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, - - 2014
Objectives: Seven years ago, the DanCell study was carried out to test the hypothesis of improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) following repeated intracoronary injections of autologous bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMSCs) in patients suffering from chronic ischemic heart failure. In this post hoc analysis, the long-term effect of ...
Wijns William W Cardiovascular Center, OLV Hospital, Aalst, - - 2014
To compare the long-term clinical safety between two drug-eluting stents with different healing characteristics in the Patient Related Outcomes with Endeavour (E-ZES) vs. Cypher (C-SES) Stenting Trial (PROTECT). At 3 years, there was no difference in the primary outcome of definite or probable stent thrombosis or in the other main ...
Cassese Salvatore S Deutsches Herzzentrum, Technische Universität München, Munich, - - 2014
Aims: Current recommendations on the use of bivalirudin in patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are mostly based on trials comparing bivalirudin versus heparin plus planned glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor (GPI). Whether bivalirudin is also superior to heparin alone is still not well established. This meta-analysis investigates the efficacy and ...
Andrew E E Ambulance Victoria, Melbourne Australia; Monash University, Melbourne Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
While internationally reported survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is improving, much of the increase is being observed in patients presenting to emergency medical services (EMS) in shockable rhythms. The purpose of this study was to assess survival and 12-month functional recovery in patients presenting to EMS in asystole or ...
Chen Guohai G *Department of Ophthalmology, Quzhou People's Hospital, Quzhou, China; †Xiamen Eye Center of Xiamen University, Xiamen, China; ‡The Roskamp Institute, Sarasota, Florida; and §Department of Ophthalmology, University of South Florida, Tampa, - - 2014
To evaluate the relative efficacy and safety of bevacizumab versus ranibizumab for the treatment of the neovascular form of age-related macular degeneration. A comprehensive literature search using the Cochrane Methodology Register to identify randomized controlled trials comparing bevacizumab with ranibizumab in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Efficacy estimates were ...
Vaughan Sarrazin Mary S MS Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation Center (CADRE), Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA 52246; Department of Internal Medicine, Roy and Lucille J. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242. Electronic address: - - 2014
Clinical trial data suggest that dabigatran and warfarin have similar rates of major bleeding but higher rates of gastrointestinal bleeding. These findings have not been evaluated outside of a clinical trial. Evaluate the relative risks of any, gastrointestinal, intracranial, and other bleeding for VA patients who switched to dabigatran after ...
Mehta Manish M Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY. Electronic address: - - 2014
Endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is associated with benefits over open surgery, yet limitations remain with current endovascular devices. This study was performed to assess outcomes of AAA repair with the Aptus endograft and EndoAnchors (Aptus Endosystems, Sunnyvale, Calif). This prospective, multicenter, single-arm investigational device exemption trial was ...
Li Yi Y Medical Informatics Center, Peking University, Beijing, 100191, - - 2014
To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of combining Chinese medicine (CM) with Western medicine (WM) for ischemic stroke patients. Hospitalization summary reports between 2006 and 2010 from eight hospitals in Beijing were used to analyze the length of stay (LOS), cost per stay (CPS), and outcomes at discharge. Among 12,009 patients (female, ...
Stathopoulos Ioannis I Lenox Hill Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute of New York, Department of Cardiac and Vascular Interventional Services, New York, New York, USA. - - 2014
Guidewire-induced coronary perforation (CP) rate is reported to have increased. We analyzed 23,399 PCIs and identified 73 patients complicated by CP, of which 31 were guidewire induced. Patients were divided into two groups: group A (guidewire-induced CP) and group B (non-guidewire induced CP). Characteristics and outcomes were compared and a ...
Kinnunen Eeva-Maija EM Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, - - 2014
We evaluated the clinical significance and identified the predictors of the universal definition of perioperative bleeding (UDPB) classes in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Data on antithrombotic medication, perioperative bleeding, blood transfusion, and adverse events were available for 2764 patients who had undergone isolated CABG. The Papworth ...
Bellizzi Vincenzo V Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation, 'San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d'Aragona' University Hospital of Salerno, Salerno, - - 2014
Very low-protein intake during chronic kidney disease (CKD) improves metabolic disorders and may delay dialysis start without compromising nutritional status, but concerns have been raised on a possible negative effect on survival during dialysis. This study aimed at evaluating whether a very low-protein diet during CKD is associated with a ...
Tsutsumi Joshi J Division of Cardiology, Saitama Cardiovascular Respiratory Center, 1696 Itai, Kumagaya, Saitama, 360-0197, - - 2014
We conducted a retrospective comparison of the long-term clinical and angiographic outcomes of 281 consecutive nonrandomized severely calcified lesions in 221 patients treated with a sirolimus-eluting stent (SES; CYPHER Bx VELOCITY) or a paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES; TAXUS Express) placed after rotablation between August 2004 and February 2009. The clinical safety ...
Tisherman Samuel A SA *University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD †University of Washington, Seattle, WA ‡Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI §University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL ¶University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX ∥St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada **Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, - - 2014
To identify causes and timing of mortality in trauma patients to determine targets for future studies. In trials conducted by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium in patients with traumatic hypovolemic shock (shock) or traumatic brain injury (TBI), hypertonic saline failed to improve survival. Selecting appropriate candidates is challenging. Retrospective review of ...
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