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Hirai Kenjiro - - 2013
Anastomotic leakage is a common complication of intestinal surgery. In a trial to resolve this issue, enhancement of anastomotic wound healing was found to be a promising approach. A method for controlled release of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) using a gelatin hydrogel was developed. Here the objective was to ...
Boothe Dustin L DL Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New - - 2013
To examine a relationship between serum transforming growth factor β -1 (TGF-β1) values and radiation-induced fibrosis (RIF). We conducted a prospective analysis of the development of RIF in 39 women with American Joint Committee on Cancer stage 0-I breast cancer treated with lumpectomy and accelerated partial breast irradiation via intracavitary ...
Saliba Issam - - 2013
Objective: To investigate the effect of hyaluronic acid(HA) associated to fat graft on growth factors expression during the healing process of tympanic membrane(TM) perforations in guinea pigs using the hyaluronic acid fat graft Myringoplasty(HAFGM) technique. Study Design: Prospective randomized animal study. Methods: Thirty guinea pigs were divided equally into 3 ...
Wong Ryan K - - 2013
To report the use of intracameral 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) to treat epithelial downgrowth after performing a Descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). We describe the case of a 79-year-old woman who underwent a DSAEK for pseudophakic Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy. The patient required 2 repeat DSAEKs for graft failure and persistent, visually ...
Rai Anshul - - 2013
The aim this study was to compare the buccal fat pad (BFP) and nasolabial flap for reconstruction of intraoral defects after release of fibrous bands in patients with oral submucous fibrosis (OSF). This is a comparative study. The study sample was derived from the population of patients who presented, with restricted ...
Das Sakti - - 2013
Fibular hemimelia is the most common lower extremity congenital longitudinal deficiency leading to cosmetic deformity, pain, and gait disturbance. Eight-plate hemiepiphysiodesis has proven to be successful in correcting angular deformity of the knee; it is an easy surgical technique and yields a more rapid rate of correction. The aim of ...
Martínez Gino S - - 2013
Different techniques for gradual correction of angular deformities of lower limbs exist. Long-term behavior of the growth plate after hemiepiphysiodesis is not yet well understood. We assessed the restoration of normal physeal activity in New Zealand rabbits, after transitory hemiepiphysiodesis, using screws and nonabsorbable filament. We performed a lateral distal ...
Chikhalkar Siddhi S Department of Dermatology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, - - 2013
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common hair disorder of unknown etiology and prognosis with no definitive cure. (i) To study the efficacy and immunomodulatory action of 88% phenol on hair growth on test area in AA. (ii) To study various epidemiological factors in relation to AA. A total of 50 ...
Mulliken John B JB Boston, Mass. From the Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical - - 2013
Primary repair of bilateral incomplete cleft lip appears to be uncomplicated but requires attention to technical details in the third dimension in anticipation of changes in the fourth dimension. Direct anthropometry was used to document nasolabial dimensions before and immediately after repair in 51 infants with bilateral incomplete cleft lip. ...
Caterson E J EJ New York, N.Y. From the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Langone Medical - - 2013
The classic Le Fort III procedure was recommended in syndromic craniosynostotic children to reduce exorbitism, improve airway function, and decrease dysmorphism. This study reports on a cohort of syndromic craniosynostosis patients who have undergone early primary subcranial (classic Tessier) Le Fort III advancement and who have been followed longitudinally through ...
McDaniel Jarred M JM Cleveland, Ohio; and Chicago, Ill. From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University; and the Division of Plastic Surgery, Lurie Children's Hospital of Northwestern University Feinberg School of - - 2013
Secondary cleft nasal deformity in children of primary school age can result in permanent impact to a child's self-esteem. The ideal technique and timing of addressing the deformity remain controversial, as harvest of septal cartilage affects nasal growth and limits future options. Fifty-three patients underwent secondary cleft nasoplasty with resorbable ...
Mizuta Masanobu - - 2013
Our previous studies demonstrated a regenerative effect of recombinant human hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) on vocal fold scarring using full-length HGF. However, clinical application has not yet been achieved because of the lack of a good manufacturing practice (GMP) for full-length HGF. Another natural form of human HGF, 5 amino ...
Glynn Nigel - - 2013
Background: Diabetes insipidus (DI) is common following surgery for a pituitary/sellar lesion. Postoperative DI persisting beyond a few weeks is usually regarded as permanent, requiring lifelong desmopressin therapy. Case Presentation: A 16-year-old girl underwent pituitary decompression following a pituitary tumour apoplexy. She developed DI with thirst and hypotonic polyuria in ...
Demirkiran Gokhan - - 2013
Anterior and posterior convex hemiepiphysiodesis is a widely used surgical alternative in the treatment of congenital scoliosis. This procedure has the disadvantage of the need for both anterior and posterior approaches. Furthermore, outcomes may be unpredictable. Posterior convex growth arrest (CGA) with pedicle screws at each segment on the convex ...
Fuchigami Takao - - 2013
Objective :  To elucidate the various effects on maxillary growth following different procedures for vestibular expansion at the time of primary lip repair for unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). Participants :  Thirty patients with complete UCLP who underwent primary lip repair using a triangular-flap technique with nasal vestibular expansion ...
Aydın Banu Küçükemre - - 2013
Objective: To evaluate the adherence to growth hormone (GH) therapy and identify the influencing factors and outcomes in children.Methods: Two hundred seventeen GH naive patients in six pediatric endocrinology clinics were enrolled to the study. Structured questionnaires were filled and patients were evaluated at the initiation, 3rd, 6th and 12th ...
Myser Scott A - - 2013
Our objectives were to evaluate the long-term posttreatment changes of orthodontically corrected mandibular anterior malalignment and to determine the factors explaining these changes. The sample consisted of 66 subjects (mean age, 15.4 ± 1.7 years) selected from 7 private practices. The teeth had been retained for approximately 3 years and ...
Mithra N Hegde H Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, NITTE University, Mangalore, India, Tel: +91824-2204963; Tel: +966565767332; e-mail: - - 2013
Aim: This in vitro study was performed to evaluate the bactericidal effects of Diode laser, 3% Sodium hypochlorite and 2% Chlorhexidine gluconate irrigation on root canals infected with Enterococcus faecalis. Method: Seventy single rooted central incisors were prepared and sixty was contaminated with Enterococcus faecalis. After 48 hours of incubation ...
Thompson S G SG Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, - - 2013
Small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs; 3.0-5.4 cm in diameter) are usually asymptomatic and managed by regular ultrasound surveillance until they grow to a diameter threshold (commonly 5.5 cm) at which surgical intervention is considered. The choice of appropriate surveillance intervals is governed by the growth and rupture rates of small ...
Furau Cristian C "Vasile Goldis" Western University, Arad, - - 2013
Cesarean section has become recently the first choice for delivery in many clinics in Romania and worldwide. The purpose of our study is to assess the benefits of introducing the adapted Vejnovic uterine suture technique into daily practice. A total of 1703 out of the 1776 cesarean section performed ...
Alali Osama H - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To assess the net dentofacial effects of the fixed lingual mandibular growth modificator (FLMGM). Materials and Methods: The study sample comprised 38 patients with Class II/1 malocclusion and retrognathic mandible. All were in the pubertal growth spurt. Whereas FLMGM was applied to the treatment group (n  =  21, ...
Takazawa Shinya - - 2013
Tracheobronchomalacia is a respiratory disorder that results from abnormal cartilage development. Since 2003, we have performed external stabilization for severe tracheobronchomalacia using separated ring-reinforced expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) grafts. The aim of this study was to analyze the short- and long-term outcomes of our procedure. We reviewed the charts of patients ...
Lazic Ratimir - - 2013
To investigate the efficiency of intravitreal dexamethasone implant in patients with chronic diabetic macular edema nonresponsive to three consecutive monthly intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor administered previously. Fifteen patients (16 eyes) were included in this 4-month prospective clinical trial. Main observed outcomes were the changes between initial and ...
Yilmaz Guney - - 2013
Lower extremity angular deformities are common in children with skeletal dysplasia and can be treated with various surgical options. Both acute correction by osteotomy with internal fixation and gradual correction by external fixation have been used with acceptable results. Recently, the Guided Growth concept using temporary hemiepiphysiodesis for correction of ...
Pereira Valerie J - - 2013
Abnormal facial growth is a well-known sequelae of cleft lip and palate (CLP) resulting in maxillary retrusion and a class III malocclusion. In 10-50% of cases, surgical correction involving advancement of the maxilla typically by osteotomy methods is required and normally undertaken in adolescence when facial growth is complete. Current ...
Guo Mingming - - 2013
Foodborne pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes could pose a health risk on frozen ready-to-eat (RTE) shrimp as the pathogen could grow following thawing. In this study, antimicrobial-coating treatments alone, or in combination with cryogenic freezing, were evaluated for their ability to inhibit the growth of Listeria innocua, a surrogate for ...
Ibrahim S S European Action on Anticoagulation (EAA) Central Facility, University of Manchester, Manchester, - - 2013
The time in target International Normalized Ratio (INR) range (TIR) is used to assess the control and intensity of oral anticoagulation, but it does not measure variation in the INR. The value of assessing INR variability by use of the variance growth rate (VGR) as a predictor of events was ...
Calkins Kara L - - 2013
Studies have suggested that when intravenous (IV) soybean oil (SO) is replaced with fish oil (FO), direct hyperbilirubinemia is more likely to resolve. The necessary duration of FO has not been established. This study seeks to determine if 24 weeks of FO is an effective and safe therapy for intestinal ...
Sohn Hee Jin - - 2013
Purpose:  To investigate the changes in the aqueous levels of various cytokines after intravitreal triamcinolone or bevacizumab for branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). Methods:  Twenty-four eyes with macular oedema associated with BRVO and six eyes of six patients undergoing cataract surgery participated in this study. Each patient with BRVO randomly ...
Stogov Maksim V - - 2013
Despite the widespread clinical use of distraction osteogenesis for limb lengthening, the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which this surgical treatment promotes new bone formation in humans are not well understood. The aim of the research was to study the levels of growth factors (GFs) in the serum of patients ...
Meazzini Maria Costanza - - 2013
Objective :  The goal of this study was to evaluate the craniofacial morphology at 5 and 10 years of age and at the completion of growth, the need for final orthognathic surgery, and the orthodontic burden in a sample of patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate consecutively treated by ...
Foker John E - - 2013
Unbalanced atrioventricular (AV) canal defects include a hypoplastic ventricle (HV) and AV valve (HAVV) precluding complete 2-ventricle repairs (2VRs). Catch-up growth would solve this problem and was induced by increasing HAVV flow. The objectives were to assess reliability of HV and HAVV growth and provide 5- to 15-year 2VR follow-up. ...
Rousseau Pascal - - 2013
IMPORTANCE Debate continues about the cause of midfacial growth disturbance in patients with facial clefts. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the functional effect of surgical closure of the lip before palatal closure according to the technique by Delaire on early maxillary growth in patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate. DESIGN, ...
Lykissas Marios G - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hypothesis that medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction for patellar instability decreases patellar height. Preoperative and postoperative lateral knee radiographs of 38 adolescents who underwent MPFL reconstruction between 2005 and 2011 were reviewed. The Insall-Salvati index, Blackburne-Peel index, Caton-Deschamps index, and plateau-patella ...
Milano Francesca - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the anthropometric, demographic, occlusal and cephalometric characteristics of a group of adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients treated with mandibular advancement devices (MADs) and to determine the factors associated with treatment efficacy. Twenty-three consecutive patients with mild to severe OSA (polysomnographically diagnosed ...
Shimatsu Akira - - 2013
This large-scale observational study examined the long-term effectiveness and safety of growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy for adult GH deficiency (GHD) in Japanese clinical practice using the Hypopituitary Control and Complications Study database. The study included 402 GHD patients for safety analyses and a subset of 209 patients (149 adult-onset ...
Kaune Kjell M - - 2013
Background: Concepts of reconstruction of intraoral structures may often include the transfer of flaps composed of external skin with hairs. Given that intraoral hair growth following myocutaneous flaps can cause discomfort, there is a need for effective treatments to relieve cancer patients of these symptoms. Objective: To describe the successful ...
Hwang Hyung Bin - - 2013
To determine the effect of an ethanol-treated mid-peripheral epithelium on wound healing of the corneal epithelium. Epithelial removal was performed on 18 rabbit eyes, which were divided into three groups of six eyes each as follows: group 1, an 8.0-mm diameter treated with balanced salt solution (BSS) and an 8.0-mm ...
Lauge-Pedersen Henrik H Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital, 221 85 Lund, - - 2013
The Blount staple has been widely used for treating angular deformities and leg length discrepancy (LLD) of the lower limbs. In recent years, the Eight plate has replaced the Blount staple for treating angular deformities in many centres. Although not described in the literature, it has been proposed that the ...
Herdrich Benjamin J - - 2013
Many patients treated with endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) have a concomitant suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (sAAA). The natural history of these sAAAs and whether they require intervention after EVAR is unknown. We identified 470 patients from the M2S database (M2S Inc, West Lebanon, NH) as having an infrarenal AAA (iAAA) ...
Byon Ik Soo - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is reportedly associated with the vitreous level of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). This study was conducted to investigate the effect of systemic angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) on vitreous VEGF in PDR. Method: Patients who underwent a vitrectomy due to ...
Okoye O - - 2013
Objective: The objective of this study is to present the 3 months results of pterygium excision with adjunctive amniotic membrane graft. Materials and Methods: In a non-comparative case series study, the medical records of all patients who had pterygium excision with adjunctive amniotic membrane transplant on bare sclera from December ...
Breivik Cathrine Nansdal CN Department of Neurosurgery, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. - - 2013
There are few reports about the course of vestibular schwannoma (VS) patients following gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) compared with the course following conservative management (CM). In this study, we present prospectively collected data of 237 patients with unilateral VS extending outside the internal acoustic canal who received either GKRS (113) ...
Koczewski Paweł - - 2013
The aim of the study was to determine the risk factors of unusual, lateral direction of epiphyseal displacement in primarily unilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) patients with a special focus on radiological parameters of an unaffected hip. A total of 115 patients (75 boys, 40 girls), mean age 13.2 ...
Gunderson Ragnhild B RB Departments of Radiology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. - - 2013
Percutaneous physiodesis in the knee region is a well-established method for treating leg-length inequality. Longitudinal growth in the physis is believed to stop almost immediately after the operation. The extent of physis ablation required has never been investigated by any kind of tomography in humans. Using radiostereometric analysis (RSA), we ...
Bianchi Antonio - - 2013
Pegvisomant (PEGV) is widely used, alone or with somatostatin analogs (SSA), for GH-secreting pituitary tumors poorly controlled by SSAs alone. No information is available on specific indications for or relative efficacies of PEGV + SSA versus PEGV monotherapy. Aim of our study was to characterize real-life clinical use of PEGV ...
Horn Joachim J Department of Children's Orthopaedics and Reconstructive Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Sognsvannsveien 20, 0027 Oslo, - - 2013
We modified the method for tibial epiphysiodesis by solely using a lateral approach to the physis. From this small-incision approach, the lateral as well as the medial part of the tibial physis were ablated. The aim of our study was to see if this operative technique might be as effective as ...
Cole Devon C - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Acute care handling of IV stopcocks during anesthesia and surgery may result in contaminated IV tubing sets. In the context of widespread propofol use, a nutrient-rich hypnotic drug, we hypothesized that propofol anesthesia increases bacterial contamination of IV stopcocks and may compromise safety of IV tubing sets when continued to ...
Wulff Janie - - 2013
Sponges on the Belize Barrier Reef were drastically diminished in 2 mortality events during a 6-year period. Patterns in mortality and recovery were revealed by detailed records of assemblage dynamics, in the form of 8 full censuses between June 2006 and July 2012. All sponges on a set of shallow ...
McMaster Michael J - - 2013
Congenital scoliosis due to a unilateral failure of vertebral segmentation usually has a poor prognosis. However, not all curves progress to the same degree or develop the same spinal deformity. The medical records and spine radiographs of 171 patients with a scoliosis due to unilateral unsegmented bar were reviewed retrospectively. ...
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