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Dennett Kate V KV Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
The purpose of this paper was to examine the effect of prenatal counseling in the Advanced Fetal Care Center (AFCC) on the well-being of parents of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). From 2008 through 2012, 26 mothers and fathers of surgically repaired CDH patients who received prenatal counseling at ...
Frisch Adam - - 2012
Abstract Background. Intravenous (IV) line placement is an important prehospital advanced life support skill, but IV success rates are variable among providers. Little is known about what factors are associated with successful IV placement, limiting the ability to develop benchmarks for skill maintenance, such as requiring a specific number of ...
Baktir A - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the rate of collagen Type I/Type III for different meshes. METHOD: Fifty rats were used. Five groups were formed: prolene (n = 10), mersilene (n = 10), parietex (n = 10), e PTFE (n = 10) and control group (n = 10). In all animals, laparotomy was performed using a midline ...
El-Domyati Moetaz - - 2012
Mesotherapy, commonly known as "biorejuvenation" or "biorevitalization", is a technique used to rejuvenate the skin by means of a transdermal injection of a multivitamin solution and natural plant extracts that are thought to improve the signs of skin aging. This prospective study aimed to evaluate the clinical effect of mesotherapy ...
El-Domyati Moetaz - - 2012
As the demand for minimally invasive rejuvenation is increasing, micropeel resurfacing using Erbium:Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Er:YAG) laser 2940 nm has been reported for the treatment of photoaged skin without ablation of the epidermis. However, little is known about the efficacy and underlying histologic changes associated with this type of treatment. ...
Lineaweaver William - - 2012
Between February 2008 and December 2010, the author performed 15 standardized component repairs in patients reinforced with bovine fetal collagen. Of 15 repairs, 14 (93%) were intact at an average follow-up of 18 months. This success rate is a significant improvement from the author's previous success rate with this procedure ...
Jensen Rikke K - - 2012
Modic changes (MCs) have been suggested to be a diagnostic subgroup of low back pain (LBP). However, the clinical implications of MCs remain unclear. For this reason, the aims of this study were to investigate how MCs developed over a 14-month period and if changes in the size and/or the ...
Koscielniak-Nielsen Zbigniew J - - 2012
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Is ultrasound guidance changing the practice of upper extremity regional anesthesia? This review will aim to describe the findings published in the literature during the previous 18 months. RECENT FINDINGS: In some approaches to brachial plexus blockade, local anesthetic volumes may be reduced without deterioration of analgesic ...
Domico Michele B - - 2012
To evaluate the relationship between duration of mechanical ventilation before the initiation of extracorporeal life support and the survival rate in children with respiratory failure. Extracorporeal life support has been used as a rescue therapy for >30 yrs in children with severe respiratory failure. Previous studies suggest patients who received ...
Furuzawa-Carballeda Janette - - 2012
Polymerized-type I collagen (polymerized collagen) is a downmodulator of inflammation and cartilage regenerator biodrug. To evaluate the effect of intraarticular injections of polymerized collagen after arthroscopic lavage on inflammation and clinical improvement in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Patients (n = 19) were treated with 6 intraarticular injections of 2 ...
Schlee Markus - - 2012
The aim of this study was to clinically assess the capacity of a novel bovine pericardium based, non-cross linked collagen matrix in root coverage. 62 gingival recessions of Miller class I or II were treated. The matrix was adapted underneath a coronal repositioned split thickness flap. Clinical values were assessed ...
Liu Chao - - 2011
Epulis is a relapsable lesion in gingiva without specific treatment for its unexplained pathogenesis. Nowadays, surgical excision is the most popular method of treatment. To prevent recurrence, it is necessary to resect diseased tissues thoroughly, and even to remove the involved teeth. However, this may cause functional and cosmetic deformities. ...
Sherman Lawrence - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Methods to identify appropriate treatments for the various stages of ventricular fibrillation (VF) involve differentiating groups of subjects who will respond to defibrillation with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and those who require other therapies (e.g. CPR, drugs) prior to defibrillation. The use of quantitative waveform measures (QWM) which ...
Sultan P - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The desire to decrease the number of cesarean deliveries has renewed interest in external cephalic version. The rationale for using neuraxial blockade to facilitate external cephalic version is to provide abdominal muscular relaxation and reduce patient discomfort during the procedure, so permitting successful repositioning of the fetus to a ...
Drover David R - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Monitoring depth of anesthesia via the processed electroencephalogram (EEG) has been found useful in reducing the amount of anesthetic drugs, optimizing wake-up times, and, in some studies, reducing awareness. Our goal was to determine if titrating sevoflurane as the maintenance anesthetic to a depth of anesthesia monitor (SEDLine™, Masimo, ...
Schouten Ruben - - 2011
Quality of life improves after bariatric surgery. However, long-term results and the influence of reoperations are not well known. A prospective quality of life assessment before, 1 and 7 years after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) was performed in order to determine the influence of ...
Spence B C - - 2011
Although ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia has gained in popularity, few data exist describing the optimal location(s) to inject local anaesthetic. Our objective was to compare, for interscalene blocks, the effectiveness of an injection between the middle scalene muscle and brachial plexus sheath (peri-plexus) with an injection within the brachial plexus sheath ...
Kistler Christine E - - 2011
In the United States, older adults have low rates of follow-up colonoscopy after a positive fecal occult blood test (FOBT) result. The long-term outcomes of these real world practices and their associated benefits and burdens are unknown. Longitudinal cohort study of 212 patients 70 years or older with a positive ...
Helmiö Mika - - 2011
BACKGROUND: In addition to actual weight loss and the possible resolution of obesity-related co-morbidities following bariatric surgery, another widely recognized important outcome measure is the improvement of quality of life (QOL). METHODS: Disease-specific quality of life (DSQOL) and general health-related quality of life (HRQOL) were measured preoperatively and at 1 ...
Garza Leal José Gerardo - - 2011
Thirty-one women aged 28 to 51 years with symptomatic uterine leiomyomas who desired uterine preservation underwent outpatient laparoscopic, ultrasound-guided, radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation using the Halt 2000 System. Postoperative follow-up occurred at 3, 6, and 12 months. The primary outcome measures were patient safety, frequency of adverse events, repeat intervention ...
Mehta Saurabh P SP School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. - - 2011
To compare the benefits of home physiotherapy, institution-based physiotherapy and no physiotherapy following hip fracture surgery. Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Two reviewers independently extracted data from 5 included studies. Standardized mean differences were pooled for health-related quality of life and performance-based outcomes. Review Manager Version 5 ...
Esparragoza Luis - - 2011
Our goal was to compare the health status of patients with primary and secondary arthrosis of the ankle before and after arthrodesis or total substitution arthroplasty, and to determine the improvement in quality of life and whether there is any difference between these techniques. A prospective comparative study of clinical-functional ...
Khadka Ashish - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to investigate the impact of dentofacial deformities on quality of life in Chinese patients and to make a comparison between facial deformities that do and do not involve the occlusion. STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive patients with dentofacial deformities requiring surgical correction were divided into ...
Rieger Jana M - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Xerostomia has a devastating impact on oral function and quality of life in patients who receive radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. The purpose of this study was to examine functional outcomes related to 2 saliva-sparing treatments: (1) oral pilocarpine during radiotherapy; or (2) the submandibular salivary gland ...
Rossi Gemma Caterina Maria - - 2011
Purpose: To examine the impact of switching glaucoma patients from timolol 0.5% to brinzolamide 1%/timolol 0.5% fixed combination (Brinz/Tim FC) on quality of life and on ocular surface status; to assess efficacy after the switch. Methods: 6-month, multicenter, open-label, prospective, switch study in 119 early to moderate glaucoma patients. Intraocular ...
Graville Donna J - - 2011
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To investigate 1) whether the Provox ActiValve results in increased device-life in individuals with below average device-life, 2) whether it is cost-effective, and 3) whether it has any impact on voice-related quality of life. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. METHODS: Individuals who experienced below-average tracheoesophageal prosthesis (TEP) life were studied. ...
Hayhurst Caroline - - 2011
Background: There is no consensus on the best management of adults with presumed low grade glioma (LGG). Studies have suggested uncertainty and anxiety associated with a wait and see approach contribute to reduced quality of life. This study aims to explore the impact of a diagnosis of LGG, to address ...
Berlet Gregory C - - 2011
Fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation can be used to replace talar osteochondral defects (OCDs) with single bulk osteochondral graft. While limited studies report improvement of function, improvement in quality of life and radiographic durability is unknown. We therefore determined if this technique improved function, increased quality of life, and provided durable ...
Diness Birgitte R - - 2011
Vitamin A treatment reduces mortality during acute measles infection, and vitamin A supplementation (VAS) to children above 6 months of age may reduce the incidence of measles infection. The effect of VAS at birth on measles incidence is unknown. In a randomised placebo-controlled trial in Guinea-Bissau, normal-birth-weight newborns were randomised ...
Tan Emile - - 2011
AIM: Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) has recently been used in the management of faecal incontinence (FI). This study compared SNS to conservative management with regards to functional and quality of life outcomes. METHODS: Meta-analysis of studies published between 1995 and 2008 on SNS for FI was performed. Outcomes evaluated were ...
Schwandner Oliver - - 2011
Background and aim: The aim of this prospective study was to analyze safety and functional outcome of transanal submucosal injection of dextranomer hyaluronic acid ("bulking agents therapy") in patients with passive fecal incontinence. METHODS: All patients who underwent transanal injection therapy were prospectively enrolled in this study. Inclusion criteria included ...
Fatušić Zlatan - - 2011
Objective. To examine whether short-term postnatal health-related quality of life differed among women after different methods of cesarean sections. Methods. One hundred forty-five women were evaluated with previous CS (85 by Misgav Ladach and 60 by Pfannenstiel-Dörffler). Short-time quality of life was measured using the Croatian version of Short Form Health Survey ...
Dzeletovic Ivana - - 2011
Resistant benign esophageal strictures can have a negative impact on patients' quality of life. A portion of these patients require frequent physician performed dilations, leading to numerous interactions with their attendant inconvenience and sense of dependence. This study demonstrates the efficacy, safety and effect on quality of life of this ...
Wodlin Ninnie Borendal - - 2011
Objective. To determine whether health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and postoperative recovery of women who undergo abdominal hysterectomy in a fast track program under general anesthesia (GA) differ from women who receive spinal anesthesia with intrathecal morphine (SA). Design: Secondary analysis from an open randomized controlled multicentre study. Setting. Five ...
Clark T Justin - - 2011
: To estimate the feasibility of local anesthetic endometrial ablation in the office using bipolar radiofrequency endometrial ablation or thermal balloon ablation technologies and to estimate which procedure alleviates heavy menstrual bleeding and improves quality of life more effectively. : A single-center, single-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted based in ...
Teoh Anthony Yuen Bun AY Division of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, - - 2011
The aim of this study was to compare the 2-year functional performance and quality of life in patients with operable squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, who have received either surgery or definitive chemoradiation (CRT). The functional outcomes and quality of life in patients receiving esophagectomy or definitive CRT is ...
Kim In Byung - - 2011
Choice of insertion side and patient position during continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) with femoral vein vascular access may affect circuit life. We investigated if there is an association between choice of insertion side and body position and its changes and circuit life during CRRT with femoral vein access. We ...
Parker Thomas T - - 2010
The ability to offer repetitive hemodialysis for treatment of chronic kidney failure has now reached its half-century anniversary. Although millions of patients have benefited from this life-extending procedure, current results in the United States have now stagnated with only small annual improvements in survival and continued high hospitalization rates. Recognition ...
Sumner Glen L - - 2010
accurate selection of patients for vasovagal syncope studies requires strong risk stratification and knowledge of the natural history of syncope. We aimed to test the hypothesis that recent history of vasovagal syncope compared to distant history better predicts subsequent recurrence of syncope. in all, 208 subjects with a positive tilt ...
Ammash Naser M - - 2012
We sought to evaluate safety, efficacy, and outcome of direct current cardioversion (DCCV) for atrial arrhythmias in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). Atrial arrhythmias are increasingly noted in adults with CHD. The outcome of DCCV for atrial arrhythmias in this population is unknown. Our study was a retrospective review ...
Deng Min - - 2010
To observe the therapeutic efficacy and safety of amiodarone combined with Shenmai Injection (参麦注射液) on atrial fibrillation. A total of 351 patients with atrial fibrillation caused by cardiovascular diseases and idiopathic atrial fibrillation were assigned to amiodarone group (control group, 128 cases) and amiodarone combined with Shenmai Injection group (treatment ...
Wang Jing - - 2010
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation are the main reasons causing sudden cardiac death. This study aimed to investigate the effects of nifekalant hydrochloride (NIF) on QT dispersion (QTd) in treating VT. A total of 16 consecutive patients suffered sustained VT was included and then randomly divided into two groups ...
Kakkos Stavros K - - 2010
Previous studies have demonstrated an increased frequency and severity of symptoms due to varicose veins during summer. However there is no data on their complications, including superficial venous thrombophlebitis (SVT). The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that SVT follows a seasonal pattern. During the two-year period ...
Nagai Takayuki - - 2010
This study evaluated the efficacy of amiodarone for avoiding inappropriate therapies by implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). A total of 232 patients with structural heart disease (58+/-13 years; 78% males) who underwent an initial ICD implantation were retrospectively investigated to compare baseline characteristics and event rates of inappropriate ICD therapy delivery ...
Extramiana Fabrice - - 2010
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a primary electrical disease characterized by QT prolongation and increased repolarization dispersion leading to T-wave amplitude beat-to-beat changes. We aimed to quantify beat-to-beat T-wave amplitude variability from ambulatory Holter recordings in genotyped LQTS patients. Seventy genotyped LQTS patients (mean age 23 +/- 15 years, 42 ...
da Mota Licia Maria Henrique - - 2010
Few studies have prospectively assessed the tools used to measure quality of life, both generic and specific, in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of this study was to characterize a population of patients with early RA (less than 12 months after symptom onset at the time of ...
Nussinovitch Naomi - - 2010
The aim of the study was to further evaluate repolarization dispersion in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). Findings on 12-lead electrocardiography were compared with 32 patients with uncomplicated FMF and age- and sex-matched control subjects. All procedures followed stringent standards. Repolarization and dispersion parameters were computed with designated computer software, and ...
Tisdale James E - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation is common after esophagectomy. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of amiodarone for prevention of atrial fibrillation after transthoracic esophagectomy. METHODS: Eighty patients undergoing transthoracic esophagectomy were randomly, prospectively assigned to receive amiodarone (n = 40) or no prophylaxis (control group, ...
Le Heuzey Jean-Yves - - 2010
We compared the efficacy and safety of amiodarone and dronedarone in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). Five hundred and four amiodarone-naïve patients were randomized to receive dronedarone 400 mg bid (n = 249) or amiodarone 600 mg qd for 28 days then 200 mg qd (n = 255) for ...
Amino Mari - - 2010
BACKGROUND: In Japan, intravenous nifekalant (NIF) was often used for direct current cardioversion-resistant ventricular fibrillation (VF), until the use of intravenous amiodarone (AMD) was approved in 2007. The defibrillatory efficacy of NIF and AMD has thus far not been compared for resuscitation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between August 2007 and April ...
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