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Lanzafame Raymond J RJ Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD PLLC, 757 Titus Avenue, 14617, Rochester, New - - 2014
Low level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) has been demonstrated to promote hair growth in males. A double-blind randomized controlled trial was undertaken to define the safety and physiologic effects of LLLT on females with androgenic alopecia. Forty-seven females (18-60 years old, Fitzpatrick I-IV, and Ludwig-Savin Baldness Scale I-2, I-3, I-4, ...
Helmy Tamer E TE Department of Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, - - 2014
Objective: To study the predictive value of 6 ultrasonographic (USG) parameters for early detection of children at risk of recurrent obstruction. Patients and Methods: A prospective nonrandomized study included all patients who underwent pyeloplasty between 2010 and 2012. All of the patients had completed at least 6 months of follow-up ...
Phomakay Venusa V Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, AR; The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, - - 2014
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) have been shown to decrease aortic growth velocity (AGV) in Marfan syndrome (MFS). We sought to compare the effect of β-blockers and ACEI on AGV in MFS. We retrospectively reviewed all data from all patients with MFS seen at Arkansas Children's Hospital between January 1, ...
Rashid Nazia N Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Region, Drug Information Services, Downey, CA, USA, - - 2014
This study was conducted using an integrated retrospective database to evaluate the effectiveness of Omnitrope(®) (Sandoz) on children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD), idiopathic short stature (ISS), and Turner Syndrome (TS) who switched from a non-Omnitrope recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) preparation during routine clinical care. This was a retrospective ...
Fontdevila Joan J Barcelona, Spain From the Plastic Surgery Department, the Infectious Diseases Department, the Department of Statistics, and the Radiology Department, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona; and the Plastic Surgery Department, Hospital de - - 2014
This work evaluates the effect of adding platelet-derived growth factor to autologous adipose tissue grafts in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus facial lipoatrophy by means of objective measurements. This is a randomized clinical trial conducted at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. Patients with facial human immunodeficiency virus atrophy were ...
Chamberland Sylvain S a Private practice, Quebec, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the role of age as a moderator of bone regeneration patterns and symphysis remodeling after genioplasty. Method: Fifty-four patients who underwent genioplasty at the end of their orthodontic treatment were divided into three age groups: younger than 15 years at the time of surgery (group 1), 15 to ...
Masquijo Julio J JJ *Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sanatorio Allende, Córdoba, Argentina †ABC Medical Center, Mexico City, - - 2014
Since its introduction in 2007, the use of 8-plates has gained great popularity for the correction of diverse deformities in skeletally immature patients. In this study, we evaluate 2 different techniques of implant placement. A consecutive series of patients with indication of guided growth around the knee (femur or tibia) ...
Liu Jiaming J Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100730, - - 2014
Fusionless scoliosis surgery is frequently performed in children. Many studies have analyzed the effects of spinal growth modulation by tethering the anterior and anterolateral aspects of the spine in animal models. However, few studies have reported the disc health and spinal motion in spines with posterior unilateral elastic tethering. To ...
Tamri Pari P Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, - - 2014
Quince seed mucilage (QSM) has been used in Iranian traditional medicine for the treatment of skin wounds and burns. Recent studies indicated that QSM accelerated wound healing. The present study was undertaken to investigate the healing efficiency of QSM formulated as 5%, 10%, and 20% creams in eucerin base with ...
Puzziello Alessandro A Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Via Allende, Baronissi, 84081, Salerno, - - 2014
Non-suppressive or partially suppressive L-T4 treatment demonstrated to be effective in reducing the volume of the nodules. However, studies with long follow-up are lacking and significant controversy exists regarding the efficacy of non-suppressive L-T4 treatment in benign nodular goiter. The goal of this study was to determine the evolution of ...
Anitua Eduardo E , Vitoria, Spain, - - 2014
Platelet-rich plasma has been used in the treatment of extraction socket; however, randomized controlled clinical trial is still lacking to evaluate its effect on extraction socket healing. Single center, assessor-blinded, parallel group, randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted. Sixty patients with indication of a simple one molar extraction in the ...
Zhang Yi Y Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, - - 2014
Growth factor (GF) therapy has shown promise in treating a variety of refractory wounds. However, evidence supporting its routine use in burn injury remains uncertain. We performed this systematic review and meta-analysis assessing randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to investigate efficacy and safety of GFs in the management of partial-thickness burns. ...
Zhang Min M Qingdao Eye Hospital, Shandong Eye Institute, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Qingdao, - - 2014
Anti-VEGF therapy (intravitreal bevacizumab) is a rational approach to treatment of retinal or choroidal neovascularization, but fibrosis has become the most common side effect during the long-term follow-up. This study was to investigate the efficacy of bevacizumab on the expressions of fibrosis-related cytokines in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) ...
He Jin J Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, P.R. - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to investigate the levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-antagonizing cytokines and VEGF-influenced vascular stabilizing cytokines in patients with moyamoya disease (MMD) and the association with postoperative collateral vessel formation. The study population included 53 MMD patients that had undergone indirect bypass surgery ...
Andrade Larissa Pessoa de - - 2014
This study sought to evaluate the contamination level of absorbent paper points used routinely in dental clinical practice. For this study, 60 absorbent paper points were collected and separated into 3 groups: 20 paper points from sealed commercial packages (Group 1), 20 paper points from open commercial packages in use ...
Bernstein Joseph - - 2014
The incidence of total knee replacement in the United States more than doubled between 1999 and 2008, increasing from approximately 263,000 to 616,000 cases. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the claim that there has been a disproportionate increase in knee replacements among younger patients owing to expanding ...
Singla Sanjeev S Department of General Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, - - 2014
Diabetes mellitus is growing at epidemic proportions world wide and associated with this is an increase in incidence of diabetic foot ulcers. For better understanding and ease of management, diabetic foot ulcer severity is often classified using the Wagner system. In recent times, various treatment modalities have been put to ...
Ku Cheol Ryong CR C Ku, Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Republic - - 2014
Objective: Even in patients with cured acromegaly, GH deficiency (GHD) after transsphenoidal adenomectomy (TSA) adversely affects body composition and inflammatory biomarkers of cardiovascular risk. In this study, clinical parameters for predicting GHD after TSA in 123 cured acromegalic patients were investigated. Design and Methods: GH levels were measured at 6, ...
Song Yong Sub YS From the Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, 101 Daehangno, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, Korea (Y.S.S., C.M.P., S.J.P., S.M.L., J.M.G.); Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (C.M.P., S.J.P., J.M.G.); and Department of Pathology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea - - 2014
Purpose To evaluate volume doubling time (VDT) and mass doubling time (MDT) of persistent pulmonary subsolid nodules (SSNs) followed-up with low-dose (LD) computed tomography (CT) in patients without a history of malignancy. Materials and Methods This retrospective institutional review board-approved study, with waiver of patient informed consent, included 97 SSNs ...
Nguyen V L VL Department of Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
A layer of intraluminal thrombus is commonly observed in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether AAAs with high thrombus signal intensity (SI) at T1-weighted (T1w) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exhibit a faster aneurysm growth rate. This was a prospective follow-up study. Patients with ...
Samdani Amer F AF 1Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA 2Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 3Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ 4Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE 5Institute for Spine and Scoliosis, Lawrenceville, - - 2014
Study Design. Retrospective reviewObjective. To report the 2-year results of the initial cohort undergoing anterior vertebral body tethering (VBT).Summary of Background Data. Anterior VBT is a promising new technique with abundant preclinical studies but very few clinical results. It is a growth modulation technique, which utilizes patients' growth to attain ...
Sekelj Sandra S Eye Department, General Hospital "Dr. J. Bencevic" , Slavonski Brod , Croatia - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate whether the vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) in the recipient cornea measured at the time of penetrating keratoplasty (PK) can act as a prognostic factor for corneal graft reaction development. Methods: The study included 25 eyes (of 25 patients) scheduled for PK. According to preoperative ...
Coleman Alan A Division of Pediatric, General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Fetal Center, Cincinnati, OH, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to characterize the growth rate of sacrococcygeal teratomas (SCTs) and determine its relationship to adverse outcomes. A retrospective review of all pathology-confirmed isolated SCT patients evaluated with at least two documented ultrasounds and followed through hospital discharge between 2005 and 2012 was conducted. SCT ...
Verzini Fabio F 1 Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, Hospital S. Maria della Misericordia, University of Perugia, - - 2014
Purpose : To evaluate the late results of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with the endografts currently in use and compare outcomes to older devices. Methods : Clinical, demographic, and imaging data on consecutive patients undergoing elective EVAR from January 1997 to December 2011 at a single center were retrieved from ...
Church Peter C PC *Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; †SickKids Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada; and ‡Cell Biology Program, Research Institute and the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, - - 2014
Infliximab induces and maintains clinical remission in children with Crohn's disease (CD), but specifically pediatric long-term data remain sparse. Patients (N = 195) who received infliximab ± immunomodulator for luminal CD were retrospectively reviewed. Outcomes included clinical response, linear growth, and mucosal healing. Durability of response was assessed using Cox ...
Pizones J J Unidad de Columna, Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Madrid, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Serial lengthening with growing rods is recommended every six months for the treatment of early onset scoliosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the longitudinal growth of the thorax and control of the deformity in a series of patients with juvenile scoliosis when time intervals were increased between ...
Maclean D F W DF Department of Urology, Morriston Hospital, Swansea SA1 6NL, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the natural history and rationalize follow-up of renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs). A prospectively gathered radiology database was scrutinized to identify patients with renal AMLs over a 3 year period (January 2006 to December 2008). Radiological investigations were examined to identify those AMLs exhibiting change during surveillance. A total of ...
Raboisson Marie-Josée MJ Department of Paediatrics, Division of Paediatric Cardiology, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
Background: Lesions of adjacent structures have been reported after closure of large atrial septal defects with the Amplatzer septal occluder. In children, growth of the heart should modify the initial relationship between the device and surrounding structures. Aim: To compare the relationship between large Amplatzer septal occluder and adjacent cardiac ...
Fillingham Yale A YA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, 1611 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA, - - 2014
Guided growth has long been used to treat growth deformities, but the Eight-Plate(®) system has recently become more widely used by pediatric orthopaedists. Because the current literature lacks evaluation of functional status in the immediate post-operative period, we investigated functional status following use of the Eight-Plate(®) system. We evaluated post-operative ...
Salgado Rosa M RM From the *Laboratory of Connective Tissue, Centro Nacional de Investigación y Atención de Quemados, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación, Mexico City; †Burn Unit, Hospital Rubén Leñero, DDF, Mexico City; ‡Department of Pathology, Hospital Darío Fernández Fierro, ISSSTE, Mexico City; and §Department of Plastic Surgery, ISSEMYM, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to determine the healing rates of mid-partial-thickness burns treated with a porcine intestinal submucosa (SIS) vs silver-containing cellulose hydrofiber (AgH) dressings. This was done by comparing healing response of burn wounds treated with SIS vs that of burns treated with AgH dressings. Five patients ...
Turgut Burak B Fırat University, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, - - 2014
To investigate the effects of subconjunctivally administered trastuzumab on wound healing in experimental glaucoma filtration surgery (GFS). Twenty-eight male New Zealand white rabbits were randomly assigned to four groups, each including seven rabbits: The rabbits in the control group were not operated on and did not receive any treatment. The ...
Maluf Ivan I Jr From the *Plastic Surgery Service, Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná; †Universidade de São Paulo, Integrated Center for Cleft Palate (CAIF); ‡Veterinary Medicine, Evangelical University of Paraná; §Evangelical University of Paraná, and ∥Plastic Surgery, University Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, - - 2014
Scar retraction due to exposed bone in palatoplasty is the leading cause of constricted maxilla. Modern techniques have focused on minimizing the effects of scarring by reducing the exposure of the bone area. The objective of the study was to compare the palatal mucoperiosteal detachment with minimal lateral incision, followed ...
Kaminski Chelsea N CN Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA; Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, - - 2014
The transfer of Listeria monocytogenes to previously uncontaminated product during mechanical dicing of celery and its growth during storage at various temperatures were evaluated. In each of three trials, 275 g of retail celery stalks was immersed in an aqueous five-strain L. monocytogenes cocktail to obtain an average of 5.6 ...
Ran Feng F Department of Vascular Surgery, Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, P.R. - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether chronic administration of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) following angioplasty in a dog model of atherosclerotic iliac stenosis may restore endothelium function and prevent restenosis (RS). In total, 40 dogs with atherosclerotic stenosis of the right iliac arteries were used ...
Sarkar Sauradeep S Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, - - 2014
Early detection of residual disease may benefit management strategies in patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for acromegaly. This requires establishing objective thresholds for early postoperative growth hormone (GH) assays, and incorporating these parameters into a scale for outcome prediction. We analyzed a database containing the records of 86 patients who had ...
Shin Kwang Hoon KH Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Republic of - - 2014
To investigate the relationship between myopic progression and intermittent exotropia, and the impact of surgery for exotropia on myopic progression in early school-aged children (from 7 years to 12 years of age). Medical records of early school-aged patients with myopia were reviewed. Patients were divided into three groups; (A) Patients ...
Mozzati Marco M From the *SIOM Oral Surgery and Implantology Center; and †Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to identify surgical protocols that can improve mucosal healing and postextraction socket closure in patients who underwent radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. The study was designed as a prospective split-mouth trial on 20 patients who needed bilateral paired dental extractions. On the ...
Arboleda Alejandro A Ophthalmic Biophysics Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA; Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami College of Engineering, Coral Gables, FL, - - 2014
To compare the in vitro effect of rose bengal and riboflavin as photosensitizing agents for photodynamic therapy (PDT) on fungal isolates that are common causes of fungal keratitis DESIGN: Experimental study METHODS: Three isolates (Fusarium solani, Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans) recovered from patients with confirmed fungal keratitis were used in ...
Caprioglio Alberto A From the *Department of Surgical and Morphological Science, Dental School, University of Insubria, Varese; †Department of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara; and ‡Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate Center, University of Milan, Milan, - - 2014
The sagittal relationships between the orbital globe and the ocular orbit have great importance in aesthetic and functional evaluations. These relationships are useful in diagnosis and treatment of some malformations in which the orbital volume is reduced such as craniostenosis. The aim of the present study was the cephalometric evaluation ...
Campochiaro Peter A PA The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine the effect of suppression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) by monthly injection of ranibizumab on posterior retinal nonperfusion (RNP) in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). Unplanned retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from 2 randomized, sham injection-controlled, double-masked, multicenter clinical trials. Six hundred sixty-six patients with ...
Kalchofner Guerrero K S KS Dr. Karin S. Kalchofner Guerrero, Diplomate ECVAA, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Academic Program, St. George's University, School of Veterinary Medicine, True Blue, Grenada, West Indies, Email: - - 2014
Objective: Delayed hair re-growth, pruritus and urinary retention are known complications after epidural anaesthesia in dogs. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the effect of epidurally administered drugs on the occurrence of these complications in dogs. Material and methods: Ninety dogs were included in this study. Eighty ...
Jang Chul Ho CH Department of Otolaryngology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, South Korea; Research Center for Resistant Cells, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
Human umbilical cord serum (hUCS) has a lot of growth factors. To date, there are no reports on stimulating effect of hUCS in osteogenesis. The purpose of this study is to evaluate enhancing effect of hUCS in osteogenesis by mastoid obliteration combined with bony scaffold. The fabrication procedure for obtaining ...
Shin Jung U JU Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Research Institute - - 2014
Abstract Background: Epidermal growth factor (EGF) decreases inflammatory cell infiltration and TGF-β expression during wound healing. Several clinical studies show that recovery of various ulcer wounds, such as diabetic and radiation ulcer, is promoted by EGF. Objective: To evaluate effects of recombinant human epidermal growth factor (rhEGF) on cutaneous scar ...
Bilgiç Fundagül F Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Mustafa Kemal, Hatay, Turkey, - - 2014
Purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of Forsus Fatigue-Resistant Device (FRD) EZ and Andresen activator in terms of skeletal, dental, and soft tissue changes in actively growing patients presenting with class II, division 1 malocclusion. Study sample included 60 subjects. Inclusion criteria were as follows: class II ...
Varvitsiotis Dimitrios D Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Asclepieion Voulas, 16673 Voula, - - 2014
Despite advances in surgical treatment options, large rotator cuff (r-c) tears still represent a challenge for orthopedic surgeons. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the temporary and spatial histological incorporation of fascia lata allografts, used for bridging artificially created defects of the r-c. Seventy-two rabbits were divided into ...
Ran Bo - - 2014
Previous studies have demonstrated that pelvic incidence and sacral slope are significantly greater in idiopathic scoliosis patients compared with normal adolescents. However, whether these sagittal parameters are related to the progression of scoliosis remain unknown. The present was designed to determine the differences in the sagittal profiles among thoracic idiopathic ...
Derderian Christopher A CA 1University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Plastic Surgery 2University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery 3University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and - - 2014
The temporal region is significantly affected by both restricted and compensatory growth in unilateral coronal craniosynostosis (UCS). Recurrent deformity in this region after fronto-orbital advancement (FOA) often requires a revision surgery in adolescence. The goal of this study was to perform three-dimensional analysis of the temporal region in patients with ...
Pelaz A A Universidad de Oviedo, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Catedrático José Serrano s/n, 33009, Oviedo, Spain, - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this study is to describe and compare the evolution of recurrent bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) in patients treated with plasma rich in growth factors or teriparatide. Material and Methods: Two different types of treatments were applied in patients diagnosed of recurrent BRONJ in a ...
Flesher Susan Lee - - 2014
Our goal was to assess the association between the use of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) vs. conventional ventilation (CV) in premature infants and its effects on: 1) growth in the NICU and at follow up visits 2) neurodevelopmental outcomes measured by Bayley Infant Neurodevelopmental Screener (BINS) 3) the ...
Stevens Peter M PM Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, - - 2014
During the initial fragmentation stage of Perthes disease, the principle focus is to achieve containment of the femoral head within the acetabulum. Whether by bracing, abduction casts, femoral and/or pelvic osteotomy, the goals are to maximize the range of hip motion and to avoid incongruity, hoping to avert subsequent femoro-acetabular ...
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