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Sasaki Naoko N Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1 Ohyaguchi-kamicho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, 173-8610, - - 2014
Left atrial (LA) remodeling associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) is known to be related to inflammation and collagen turnover. We investigated the changes in the biomarkers of inflammation and collagen turnover in relation to LA reverse remodeling during the 1st year after AF ablation. Biomarkers of inflammation [high-sensitivity C-reactive protein ...
Demir Mehmet M Department of Ophthalmology, Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Halaskargazi caddesi Etfal sokak, Etfal Hastanesi, 34400, Istanbul, Turkey, - - 2014
Background Macular edema is one of the most common causes of visual loss in patients with retinal vein oclusions. Intravitreal corticosteroids and intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factors are modalities of treatment for macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). Objective To present the results of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide ...
Hill Garick D GD Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis. Electronic address: - - 2014
Achieving adequate growth after stage 1 palliation for children with single-ventricle heart defects often requires supplemental nutrition through enteral tubes. Significant practice variability exists between centers in the choice of feeding tube. The impact of feeding modality on the growth of patients with a single ventricle after stage 1 palliation ...
Mills S J SJ Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK; Dermatology Centre, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, - - 2014
Animal studies report photodynamic therapy (PDT) to improve healing of excisional wounds but the mechanism is uncertain and equivalent human studies are lacking. To explore the impact of methyl aminolaevulinate (MAL)-PDT on clinical and microscopic parameters of human cutaneous excisional wound healing, examining for potential modulation through production of transforming ...
Travis Taryn E TE From the The Burn Center, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Health Research Institute, District of - - 2014
The authors investigated whether the application of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) to donor site wounds would speed healing in a porcine model. In a red duroc pig model, three wounds that were 3 inches × 3 inches were created with a dermatome (0.06-inch depth) on one side of two different ...
Harrington Rena A RA Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Florida, Gainesville, - - 2014
Although mouse models of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) suggest that hypoglycemia may be part of this syndrome, review of the literature shows little evidence that it is an issue in humans with PWS. Both adrenal and growth hormone deficiency can be seen in PWS, and both of these hormone deficiencies are ...
Klausner Jill Q JQ Division of Vascular Surgery, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Most studies recommend repair of renal artery aneurysms (RAAs) >2 cm in diameter in asymptomatic patients, but other studies have suggested that their natural history may be more benign. We hypothesized that rupture and death in patients with asymptomatic RAAs is low and that current recommendations for RAA treatment at 2 cm ...
Bonfield Christopher M CM Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Suite B400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Sagittal synostosis is the most common non-syndromic single suture craniosynostosis. Different techniques of surgical correction, including extended strip craniectomy (ESC), have been used to treat this condition. The aim of this study is to evaluate radiologic changes and rate of symptomatic restenosis after ESC in a large group of patients ...
Power Jonathon J Orthopaedics Research Unit, University of Cambridge, Box 180, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hill's Road, Cambridge, - - 2014
Microfracture is a common cartilage repair procedure. Strategies to improve healing post-microfracture include the use of growth factors to enhance hyaline cartilage production. This study investigates the effect of intra-articular recombinant human fibroblastic growth factor 18 (rhFHF18) on the healing of a chondral defect treated with microfracture in an ovine ...
Pamporakis Paschalis P a Private Practice, Agrinio, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To assess short-term alterations in the volume of pharyngeal airway space and maxillary sinuses associated with rapid maxillary expansion (RME) and facemask (FM) use in growing Class III maxillary-deficient patients. Materials and Methods: Twenty-two patients (14 girls, eight boys) treated with the RME/FM and having pretreatment and posttreatment ...
Zuber Zbigniew Z Department of Pediatrics, S. Louis Regional Children's Hospital, Cracow, - - 2014
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II; Hunter syndrome) is an X-linked, recessive, lysosomal storage disorder caused by deficiency of iduronate-2-sulfatase. Early bone involvement leads to decreased growth velocity and short stature in nearly all patients. Our analysis aimed to investigate the effects of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with idursulfase (Elaprase) on ...
Hickey B A BA Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW, - - 2014
Magnetically controlled growing rod systems have been introduced over recent years as an alternative to traditional growing rods for management of early onset scoliosis. The purpose of this paper is to report our early experience of a magnetically controlled growing rod system (MAGEC, Ellipse). Review of pre-operative, postoperative and follow-up ...
Mohammed Ghada Farouk Abd El-Kaream GF Dr Mohammed is a Lecturer in the Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, - - 2014
Background:Topical Cyperus rotundus oil is an effective and safe method to decrease hair growth. The oil's flavonoids have antiandrogenic activity on androgenic hair. To date, there have been no randomized controlled trials comparing topical C rotundus oil to the available allopathic modalities, such as laser-assisted hair removal.Objectives:In an open-label pilot ...
Eshraghi Bahram B *Eye Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; and †Department of Ophthalmology, Rassoul Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
To evaluate the results of conjunctival culture in patients with nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) and its changes after successful dacryocystorhinostomy surgery. In this prospective study, 71 adult patients with NLDO and 41 age- and sex-matched controls without NLDO were evaluated. The patients were divided in 2 groups based on clinical ...
Monsalves Eric E Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, - - 2014
Context: The factors associated with pituitary adenoma (PA) growth rate remain unclear. Objective: To establish whether the preoperative growth and extension pattern of PA can predict postoperative growth rate and recurrence in addition to whether PA growth rate correlates with proliferation and growth factor expression Patients: 153 consecutive patients who ...
Arrigoni-Blank Maria de Fátima Mde F Department of Agronomic Engineering, Federal University of Sergipe, Avenida Marechal Rondon S/N, São Cristóvão, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to develop a protocol for the in vitro conservation of sweet potato genotypes using the slow growth technique. The first experiment was conducted in a 4 × 5 × 2 factorial scheme, testing four genotypes (IPB-007, IPB-052, IPB-072, and IPB-137), five concentrations of abscisic ...
Vasantha Mahalingam M Department of Statistics, National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (formerly Tuberculosis Research Centre), Indian Council of Medical Research, Chennai, - - 2014
Tuberculosis still remains a major public health problem even though it is treatable and curable. Weight gain measurement during anti tuberculosis (TB) treatment period is an important component to assess the progress of TB patients. In this study, Latent Growth Models (LGMs) were implemented in a longitudinal design to predict ...
Yip Paul S F PS Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong - - 2014
To examine the efficiency of the Hong Kong hospitalisation system based on hospitalisation days. Retrospective study. Hospitalisation data (2000-2010) for all government-funded hospitals in Hong Kong. Hospitalisation data for the entire Hong Kong population (7.0 million in 2011). A decomposition method was used to determine the effects on total hospitalisation ...
Vigorito Fabio Abreu - - 2014
To assess the dentoskeletal changes observed in treatment of Class II, division 1 malocclusion patients with mandibular retrognathism. Treatment was performed with the Herbst orthopedic appliance during 13 months (phase I) and pre-adjusted orthodontic fixed appliance (phase II). Lateral cephalograms of 17 adolescents were taken in phase I onset (T1) and ...
Kurtul Bengi Ece BE Department of Ophthalmology, Hacettepe University, Ankara 06100, - - 2014
To investigate and compare the cytopathological and clinical effects of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) and oral mucosal membrane transplantation (OMMT) in socket contraction. Twelve patients who could not be fitted with ocular prosthesis due to socket contracture were included in this study. Seven patients underwent AMT and 5 patients underwent ...
Turgut Burak B Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Fırat University, Elazığ, - - 2014
The purpose of this work was to look into the effects of infliximab on wound healing in experimental glaucoma filtration surgery and to compare the antifibrotic effects of this agent to that of mitomycin-C (MMC). Twenty-eight male New Zealand White rabbits were randomly assigned to four groups, each including seven ...
Abuhijleh Eyas E Tawam Hospital in Affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International Dental - - 2014
Craniofacial morphology and asymmetry were compared before, during, and after puberty within and between patients with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate (UCCLP) and a non-cleft group. In the UCCLP group, the posterior cranial base and total cranial base were significantly shorter at all skeletal periods, the maxilla was significantly ...
Chen Ji-Dong JD Department of Interventional Ultrasound, Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, Chengdu, China E-mail : 1718686103@qq.com; - - 2014
Objective: To investigate the changes of serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), soluble interleukin-2 receptor (SIL-2R) and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) contents in patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) before and after percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy (PMCT) and determine their clinical significance. Materials and Methods: Fasting venous blood (3 mL) ...
Zhang Jing J Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510515, - - 2014
Management of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is a great challenge for clinicians. Although the oxygen-ozone treatment improves the diabetic outcome, there are few clinical trials to verify the efficacy and illuminate the underlying mechanisms of oxygen-ozone treatment on DFUs. In the present study, a total of 50 type 2 diabetic ...
Paranhos Luiz Renato LR Associate Professor, Department of Dentistry, Federal University of Sergipe, UFS Sergipe, - - 2014
The aim of this cephalometric study was to evaluate the infuence of the sagittal skeletal pattern on the 'Y-axis of growth' measurement in patients with different malocclusions. Lateral head flms from 59 patients (mean age 16y 7m, ranging from 11 to 25 years) were selected after a subjective analysis of ...
Cuervo Belen B Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, CEU Cardenal Herrera University, C/Tirant lo Blanc, 7, 46115 Alfara del Patriarca, Valencia, Spain. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of a single intra-articular injection of adipose mesenchymal stem cells (aMSCs) versus plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) as a treatment for reducing symptoms in dogs with hip osteoarthritis (OA). This was a randomized, multicenter, blinded, parallel group. ...
Cieri Enrico E Unit of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Hospital S. Maria della Misericordia, University of Perugia, Perugia, - - 2013
This study analyzed predictors and the long-term consequence of type II endoleak in a large series of elective endovascular abdominal aneurysm repairs (EVARs). Baseline characteristics and operative and follow-up data of consecutive patients undergoing EVAR were prospectively collected. Patients who developed type II endoleak according to computed tomography angiography and ...
Scholle D D Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital of Muenster, Muenster, - - 2013
Epidural anaesthesia provides excellent pain therapy and reduces postoperative morbidity and mortality. Epidural haematoma and infection are catastrophic complications of this therapy. Following accidental catheter disconnection the choice is between reconnection and premature treatment termination. There is little experimental or clinical data guiding clinical decision-making after epidural catheter disconnection. Investigation ...
María Ferrer-Luque Carmen C Department of Stomatology, School of Dentistry, University of Granada, Granada, - - 2013
Effective final irrigation regimen is an important step in order to achieve better disinfection and ensure residual antimicrobial effects after root canal preparation. The aim of this study was to compare the residual antimicrobial activity of 0.2% cetrimide, and 0.2% and 2% chlorhexidine in root canals infected with Enterococcus faecalis. ...
Meijer C Arnoud - - 2013
Doxycycline inhibits formation and progression of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in preclinical models of the disease, but it is unclear whether and how this observation translates to humans. To test whether doxycycline inhibits AAA progression in humans. Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. (Dutch Trial Registry: NTR 1345) SETTING: 14 Dutch hospitals. ...
Blanchard Chris M - - 2013
Research suggests that cardiac rehabilitation (CR) patients need to engage in at least 6500 steps per day to obtain health benefits. Unfortunately, very little is known about the steps-per-day trajectories of these patients and whether the demographic, clinical, and CR program characteristics are similar for these trajectories. Patients (n = ...
Wang Zhenmin - - 2013
This study aims to explore the probable mechanism of better result of dural reconstruction by CO2 laser soldering and the effect of exogenous basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) or transforming growth factor-beta1(TGFβ1) on wound healing. In part I of the study, ten minipigs were randomized into two equal groups, and ...
Uettwiller Florence - - 2013
Growth retardation is a frequent complication of severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Biologic treatments may improve growth velocity by controlling systemic inflammation and reducing corticosteroids. Our goals were to compare growth velocity before and after the onset of biologic therapy and to determine whether the JIA subtype, the use of ...
Başaran Murat M Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Kosuyolu Heart Center, Istanbul, - - 2013
Background: There has been a notable improvement in the outcome of stage 1 palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) in recent years. Nevertheless, developing a new Norwood program requires a steep learning curve, especially in emerging economies where rapid population growth brings a high volume of patients but, on ...
Kmieć Małgorzata L ML Department of General, Esthetic Dermatology and Dermatosurgery, Medical University of Lodz, Poland. Head: Prof. Grażyna Broniarczyk-Dyła MD, - - 2013
Treatment of the severe forms of acne vulgaris remains a challenge. Isotretinoin is a drug often used in these cases. Retinoids affect the mechanisms that play a role in the pathogenesis of acne, reduce the production of sebum and sizes of the sebaceous glands. However, isotretinoin appears to have undesirable ...
Yu Chung Ping - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to confirm, by using a sequential volume mapping (SVM) technique, that gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) induces negative growth in vestibular schwannomas (VS). Over a period of 5 years, 126 small- to medium-sized (< 15 cm3) VSs were treated using microradiosurgical techniques within a standard ...
Yehoshua Zohar Z Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of eculizumab, a systemic inhibitor of complement component (C5), on the growth of geographic atrophy (GA) in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Prospective, double-masked, randomized clinical trial. Patients with GA measuring from 1.25 to 18 mm(2) based on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography imaging. Patients were ...
Kim K S - - 2013
To investigate the effectiveness of laparoscopic varicocelectomy (LV) in adolescents with varicocele and analyze the impact of internal spermatic artery (ISA) preservation on surgical outcomes. Data on 92 adolescents with left varicocele who underwent LV between December 1998 and January 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. The mean age of the patients ...
Di Napoli Mario - - 2013
Early hematoma growth (EHG) occurs in about one third of patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. The main aim of this study was to investigate the potential of plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) for predicting EHG after acute spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. Plasma CRP was measured within 6 hours of onset (median, 120 ...
Papadaki M E - - 2013
The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the outcomes of endoscopic vertical ramus osteotomy (EVRO) with rigid fixation for the treatment of mandibular prognathism or asymmetry. Inclusion criteria were age >15 years, adequate clinical and radiographic documentation, and minimum postoperative follow-up of 3 years. Exclusion criteria were refusal ...
Bouma-de Krijger Annet - - 2013
A single time-point fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) level is a strong, well-established risk factor for clinical events in chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study investigated whether repeated measurements of FGF23 after 2 years, allowing the calculation of time-averaged FGF23 and the rate of change in FGF23, provided a better prediction ...
Ackerson J R - - 2013
A non-lethal biopsy method for monitoring mercury (Hg) concentrations in smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu; smallmouth) from the Eleven Point River in southern Missouri USA was evaluated. A biopsy punch was used to remove a muscle tissue plug from the area immediately below the anterior dorsal fin of 31 smallmouth. An ...
Adas Mine - - 2013
Our aim was to investigate the effects of growth hormone (GH), hyperbaric oxygen and combined therapy on normal and ischemic colonic anastomoses in rats. Eighty male Wistar rats were divided into eight groups (n = 10). In the first four groups, non-ischemic colonic anastomosis was performed, whereas in the remaining four groups, ...
Choudhary Sv S Department of Dermatology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, - - 2013
To the best of our knowledge, till date no study comparing the efficacy and safety of terbinafine hydrochloride 1% cream and sertaconazole nitrate 2% cream has been done in localized tinea corporis and tinea cruris. This clinical trial was carried out to study and compare the efficacy of topical terbinafine ...
Kunavisarut Paradee P Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. - - 2013
To report the use of intravitreal (IVT) injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents (anti-VEGF) and its complications. The authors performed a retrospective review of consecutive patients treated with IVT injection of anti-VEGF between May 2006 and December 2010 at Chiang Mai University Hospital. Demographic data and complications were registered. ...
Suh Jeongseok J Seoul, Republic of Korea From Pop Plastic Surgery; the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine; the Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University; and Kim Jae Chan - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of long-term follow-up in patients with relatively severe unilateral craniofacial microsomia after mandibular distraction. The sample consisted of 26 patients with an average age of 6.08 years at the time of distraction. All patients had nonsyndromic unilateral craniofacial microsomia (Pruzansky-Kaban ...
Aslani Hossein - - 2013
Persistent angular deformities around the knee can lead to growth-plate damage in childhood and osteoarthritis in adulthood. The treatment options include osteotomy and hemiepiphysiodesis. Tension-band plate hemiepiphysiodesis with 8-plate is an effective way to correct these deformities. However, its high cost makes it less available in many countries. In the ...
Toumba Meropi - - 2013
Abstract Objective: The combination therapy of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues (GnRHa) and recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) has been used to increase growth in children with premature sexual maturation and attenuated growth. The aim of this report was to study the benefit over cost of combined treatment in girls with central ...
Miyamae Takako - - 2013
Background. The safety and efficacy of tocilizumab (TCZ), an anti-IL-6 receptor monoclonal antibody, have been reported in the treatment of children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA). Objectives. Growth of children during the TCZ study was analyzed. Methods. Forty-five sJIA patients (8.1 ± 4.2 years) were enrolled. Mean standard deviation ...
Westhoff Bettina B Department of Orthopaedics, Medical Faculty, University of Duesseldorf, Moorenstr. 5, 40225 Duesseldorf, - - 2013
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) represents the most common disorder of the hip in adolescents and a preliminary stage of degenerative joint disease. Up to now, functional outcome evaluation measured by objective instruments has been commonly neglected. The present study investigates whether the pathoanatomy of the hip joint after SCFE-analyzed ...
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