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Maeda Yoshiteru Y Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Fujita Health University, 1-98 Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake, Toyoake, Aichi, 470-1192, - - 2014
Urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) reflects the degree of stress in proximal tubules of the kidney. We examined the level of L-FABP in type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage G1 and G2, and its relationship with cardiac markers and electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities. T2DM patients ...
Dias Jorge J Urology Department, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, EPE, Rua Conceição Fernandes, 4434-502, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, - - 2014
Data on Altis® (Coloplast), a new adjustable single-incision sling (SIS) procedure for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI), are scarce. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy and complication rates of this procedure. In this prospective observational study, a total of 52 women with SUI were implanted with ...
Guo Xueyuan X Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Institute of Heart Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, Beijing 100029, - - 2014
Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been proposed as a novel marker of systemic inflammation and oxidative stress. The objective of this study was to ascertain the relationship between levels of NLR and recurrence of lone atrial fibrillation (AF) after catheter ablation. A total of 379 lone AF patients who underwent catheter ...
Zeren Mehmet Fatih MF Urology Clinic, The State Hospital of Usak, Usak, - - 2014
Purpose: We aimed to determine the differences of the urodynamic findings of mix urinary incontinence (MUI), urge urinary incontinence (UUI), and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), and to evaluate the urodynamic findings in different groups by using bladder sensitivity index (BSI). Materials and Methods: The data of 99 patients who underwent ...
Das Anjan A Assitant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital , Kolkata, India - - 2014
Supraglottic devices have mostly eliminated the need of hemodynamically stressful routine endotracheal intubation for ambulatory surgeries. We aimed to compare hemodynamics- like blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) alterations caused by stress response due to i-gel™ and LMA-ProSeal™ usage in Day care surgeries. Secondary outcomes included ease of insertion, ...
Wang H H Department of Anesthesiology, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, 710032 Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of - - 2014
/st>Although opioids are widely used as analgesics in general anaesthesia, they have unpleasant side-effects and can delay postoperative recovery. Acupuncture and related techniques are effective for acute and chronic pain, and reduces some side-effects. We assessed the effect of transcutaneous electric acupoint stimulation (TEAS) on intra-operative remifentanil consumption and the ...
Okamoto Nobukazu N Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, - - 2014
Mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) expects high conformity and low contact stress. It is designed to correct the rotational mismatch between femoral and tibial components. We examined the difference in weight-bearing knee kinematics in patients with mobile-bearing and fixed-bearing TKA performing step-up activities. We randomly assigned 40 knees (37 patients) ...
Salerno Christopher T CT Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of early pump power elevation events in patients with the HeartMate II (HMII) and its impact on subsequent development of stroke and pump thrombosis. We analyzed >45,000 measurements of pump power and pump speed measured during the initial hospitalization period ...
Peters Kenneth M KM Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, - - 2014
To assess 12-month safety and potential efficacy of Autologous Muscle Derived Cells for Urinary Sphincter Repair (AMDC-USR; Cook MyoSite, Incorporated, Pittsburgh, PA) in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Pooled data from 2 phase I/II studies with identical patient selection criteria and outcome measures were analyzed. Enrolled patients had SUI ...
Torella Marco M Department of Gynaecology, Obstetric and Reproductive Science, Second University of Studies of Naples, Largo Madonna delle Grazie 1, 80100, Naples, Italy, - - 2014
Perineal ultrasound provides the most sensitive assessment of the degree of urethral mobility by measuring the pubo-urethral distance and angle. To evaluate whether these indices may be determinants of success in prosthetic surgery for stress urinary incontinence, we conducted a retrospective study of patients treated with tension-free vaginal tape-obturator (TVT-O) ...
Pan Manuel M Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Reina Sofía, Universidad de Córdoba (IMIBIC), Córdoba, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the 3-year incidence of major events in patients with bifurcation lesions treated with provisional sirolimus-eluting stents vs everolimus-eluting stents. A pooled analysis of 2 prospective randomized trials with similar methodology (SEAside and CORpal) was performed. In these trials, 443 patients with bifurcation lesions were randomly assigned to treatment ...
Momosaki Kazuya K Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of - - 2014
Using a rat laparotomy stress model, we conducted a comparative analysis of postoperative organ metastasis after administration of ulinastatin (UTI) or methylprednisolone (MP), which have an inhibitory effect on cytokine production. The subjects were classified into 4 groups: 1) minimal laparotomy group (C group), 2) major laparotomy group (L group), ...
Plicner Dariusz D Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, - - 2014
Elevated asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease. A prognostic value of ADMA following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is unknown. The aim of the current study was to assess the effect of CABG on ADMA and oxidative stress and determine their associations with ...
Jildenstål Pether K PK CRNA. Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care. University Hospital, Örebro, - - 2014
Trauma stress and neuro-inflammation caused by surgery/anaesthesia releases cytokines. This study analysed impact of Auditory Evoked Potential Index (AAI) depth-of-anaesthesia titration on the early plasma IL-6 release after eye surgery under general anaesthesia. This is a subgroup analysis of a prospective randomized study on the effect of auditory evoked potential ...
Zuckerman Jack M JM Department of Urology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, - - 2014
To review extended patient outcomes after male transobturator sling placement for stress urinary incontinence. A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database for patients with at least 12 months of postoperative follow-up after AdVance male sling placement was performed. Success was defined as a dry safety pad or less (cured) ...
Chung F F Department of Anaesthesia, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto,Ontario, Canada - - - 2014
Background: Continuously home monitoring of oxygen saturation has become a reliable and feasible practice. The objective of this study is to investigate the role of preoperative overnight oximetry in predicting postoperative adverse events. Methods: Following research ethics board approval, consented patients underwent a preoperative overnight monitoring of oxygen saturation with ...
Chang Shiow-Ru SR School of Nursing and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine and Hospital, National Taiwan University, and Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, and Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung, - - 2014
To examine the association between vaginal or cesarean delivery and urinary incontinence (UI) and identify the trend in the change in UI within the first 12 months postpartum. This was a prospective longitudinal study of 330 of 749 women who completed a UI questionnaire and a personal characteristics questionnaire over ...
Laurikainen Eija E Turku University Hospital, Turku, - - 2014
Midurethral slings have become the most preferred surgical treatment for female urinary incontinence. To compare the efficacy and safety of two midurethral sling procedures with a different technique of sling insertion 5 yr after intervention. Multicenter randomized clinical trial conducted in seven public hospitals in Finland including primary cases of ...
Ozaydin Mehmet M Department of Cardiology, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation is associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. Carvedilol and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) combination decreases inflammation, oxidative stress, and postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) rates more than metoprolol or carvedilol. Preoperative and postoperative total oxidative stress (TOS), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), and white blood cells (WBC) were measured in metoprolol, ...
Ghionzoli Marco M Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital A. Meyer, Florence, - - 2014
A variety of expedients to minimize bar dislocation in the Nuss procedure has been reported. The aims of this study were to create a mathematical model to define mechanical stresses acting on bars of different lengths in the Nuss procedure, and to apply this model to clinical scenarios. Finite element ...
Vu Thang Duc TD Department of Surgery, National University of Singapore, - - 2014
Controversies have arisen about the risks of discontinuing antiplatelets prior to coronary artery bypass grafting. We retrospectively studied the effects of different strategies of antiplatelet discontinuation prior to coronary artery bypass on perioperative bleeding and major adverse cardiovascular events in Asian patients in a single center in Singapore. 402 patients ...
Maslow Ken K Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Manitoba, 203-430 River Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, - - 2014
This prospective randomized study aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of the TVT-Secur (TVT-S) with the trans vaginal obturator tape (TVT-O) for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. We set out to enroll 136 patients in our study. 106 patients with stress urinary incontinence were randomized to either the ...
Wollensak Gregor G *Department of Ophthalmology, AugenMVZ Lausitz, Kamenz, Germany; †Department of Anatomy II, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany; ‡Department of Ophthalmology, University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany; §WaveLight GmbH, Erlangen, Germany; and ¶Department of Ophthalmology, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the biomechanical efficacy of transepithelial collagen crosslinking using the femtosecond laser pocket technique compared with that using the standard crosslinking (CXL) technique. Forty ex vivo porcine eyes were divided into 4 groups with 10 samples each. Group 1 comprised the untreated controls. ...
Holve Taylor J TJ Department of Cardiology, Kaiser San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, California; - - 2014
Kawasaki disease (KD) may result in coronary aneurysm formation, but there is incomplete knowledge regarding its long-term effects. Our objective was to quantify the longer-term rates of adverse cardiac events in a modern North American KD cohort. Using the Kaiser Permanente Northern California population, we performed a retrospective cohort study ...
Gaita Fiorenzo F Division of Cardiology, Department of Medical Sciences, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, - - 2014
Net clinical benefit of long-term oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) continuation after successful atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is still controversial. To evaluate long-term thromboembolic (TE) and haemorrhagic events incidence according to OAT strategy used after AF transcatheter ablation.METHODS AND RESULTS: Three months after AF ablation, OAT was discontinued in patients with ...
den Hartog A G AG Department of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, The - - 2014
In patients with recently symptomatic carotid artery stenosis, guidelines recommend carotid revascularization within 2 weeks of the index event. The "index event" may be defined as either the first or the most recent event. The delay between the index event and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) over a period of 6 years ...
Yonguc Tarik T Department of Urology, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey, - - 2014
To evaluate long-term cure rates and late complication rates after treatment for female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) with transobturator tape (TOT) procedure and to compare the outcomes of 1st year versus 5th year. We analyzed 138 women who underwent TOT procedure for pure SUI and mixed urinary incontinence in two ...
Machida Jiro J Department of Orthopaedics, Kanagawa Childrens Medical Center, Yokohama, - - 2014
We retrospectively reviewed 57 patients with 84 idiopathic clubfeet and followed them up for at least 15 years. All feet were rated as good or excellent according to the International Clubfoot Study Group score. Stress radiographs showed that the arc of forefoot motion of conservatively treated feet was 81%, in ...
Roshanali Farideh F Department of Cardiology, Day General Hospital, Tehran, - - 2014
The ideal management of ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) remains a clinical dilemma because of the suboptimal available therapeutic options. Recently, new concepts have emerged, pointing to the benefits of a patient selection approach when debating the management of moderate ischemic MR. We investigated the predictability of low-dose dobutamine stress echocardiography ...
Fan Bo-Zhen BZ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tongji Hospital of Tongji University Shanghai, 200065, - - 2014
To retrospectively evaluate the efficacy of a new complementary mid-urethral sling surgery (Tong's hammock anterior, THA) in treatment of recurrent or persist stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in females after primary synthetic mid-urethral slings (MUSs). THA was performed in 27 females with recurrent or persist SUI after primary MUSs from June ...
Gallagher Arlene M AM Clinical Practice Research Datalink, London, - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac rhythm disorder with a significant health burden. The aim of this study was to characterise patients with recently diagnosed AF and to estimate the rates of comorbidities and outcome events requiring hospitalisation in routine clinical practice. Pharmacoepidemiological cohort study using observational data. ...
Thom Howard H MRC Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, - - 2014
To compare outcomes and cost-effectiveness of various initial imaging strategies in the management of stable chest pain in a long-term prospective randomised trial. Regional cardiothoracic referral centre in the east of England. 898 patients (69% man) entered the study with 869 alive at 2 years of follow-up. Patients were included ...
Sezgi Cengizhan C Department of Pulmonary Diseases, School of Medicine, Dicle University, 21280 Diyarbakir, - - 2014
Background and Objectives. The aim of this study was to investigate inflammatory indicators and oxidative status in patients with asbestos exposure with and without mesothelioma and to compare results with data from healthy subjects. Methods. Eighty people with exposure to environmental asbestos and without any disease, 46 mesothelioma patients, and ...
Harsoor S S SS Department of Anaesthesia, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
Dexmedetomidine has been shown to blunt the stress response to surgery. Hence a study was designed to evaluate the effect of intravenous (IV) Dexmedetomidine infusion during general anesthesia for abdominal surgeries on blood glucose levels and on Sevoflurane requirements during anesthesia. Forty patients scheduled for abdominal surgery under general anesthesia ...
Uerpairojkit Chairoj C Upper Extremity and Reconstructive Microsurgery Unit, Institute of Orthopaedics, Lerdsin General Hospital, Bangkok, - - 2014
The pronator quadratus muscle transfer combined with the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure was used to treat the distal radioulnar joint disorder in ten rheumatoid wrists for prevention against instability of the proximal ulnar stump. All patients were female with a mean age of 46.6 years. The mean follow-up time was 24.2 months. ...
Vecchioli-Scaldazza Carlo Vecchioli-Scaldazza CV Division of Urology, ASUR, Area Vasta nº 2, Jesi, - - 2014
Introduction: To assess the effectiveness of polyacrylamide hydrogel (Bulkamid®) in injection therapy for urinary incontinence in women of 80 or more years. Materials and Methods: Twenty consecutive women mean age 84.5 (range 80-87) with stress or mixed urinary incontinence were enrolled in this prospective study. All subjects were evaluated at ...
Alberti Luiz Ronaldo LR Department of Surgery, - - 2014
to evaluate the impact of stress in patients undergoing major surgeries under general anesthesia, relating their physical and psychic reactions to the different stages of stress. we studied 100 adult patients of both genders, who were divided into two groups: Group 1 - 22 patients without experience with surgery; Group ...
Kang Joo-Eun JE Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, 120-1 Neungdong-ro (Hwayang-dong), Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 143-729, Republic of - - 2014
To reduce the incidence of postoperative pharyngolaryngeal adverse events, laryngeal mask airway (LMA) manufacturers recommend maximum cuff pressures not exceeding 60 cmH2O. We performed a prospective randomised study, comparing efficacy and adverse events among patients undergoing laparoscopic surgical procedures who were allocated randomly into low (limiting 25 cmH2O, L group) and high ...
Capobianco G - - 2014
To assess the effectiveness of inside-out TVT-ABBREVO in the surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) with mean two-year follow-up. Fifty-six women underwent surgery for moderate-severe SUI. The technology used was the TVT-ABBREVO inside-out. Each woman at 12 and 24 months underwent postoperative evaluation by means of urodynamics, Q-tip ...
Karakose Ayhan A Department of Urology, Izmir University School of Medicine, Izmir, - - 2014
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of Amplatz sheath size used in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) on postoperative outcomes, bleeding and renal impairment rates. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the records of 91 patients who had undergone PCNL. We divided the patients into 2 groups according to Amplatz sheath size (22 ...
Lanas Angel A Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), University Clinic Hospital, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, - - 2013
Data concerning rates of gastrointestinal (GI) events in non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) users derive mainly from clinical trials. The EVIDENCE study quantified the incidence of symptomatic uncomplicated and/or complicated GI events in at-risk European patients treated with NSAIDs in real-life practice. This non-interventional study assessed 4144 adults with at least ...
Beer L L Department of Thoracic Surgery Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria - - - 2013
Aim: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), utilized in on-pump coronary artery bypass graft procedures (CABG) induces generalized immune suppression, release of heat shock proteins (HSP), inflammatory markers and apoptosis-specific proteins. We hypothesized that continued mechanical ventilation during cardiopulmonary bypass attenuates immune response and HSP liberation. Methods: Thirty patients undergoing conventional coronary artery ...
Asıcıoglu Osman O Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Şişli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2013
To compare the effectiveness of transobturator tape (TOT) and Burch colposuspension in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The present retrospective study included 770 patients who underwent SUI surgery with Burch colposuspension (n=498) or TOT (n=272). Clinical follow-up occurred at 2weeks, 3, 6, and 12months, and annually thereafter. Objective ...
Arteagoitia I - - 2013
Objectives: Was to evaluate the effect of different regional anesthetics (articaine with epinephrine versus prilocaine with felypressin) on stress in the extraction of impacted lower third molars in healthy subjects. Sutdy Desing: A prospective single-blind, split-mouth cross-over randomized study was designed, with a control group. The experimental group consisted of ...
Cheng Yuan-Da - - 2013
To observe the effects of intermittent one-lung ventilation (OLV) before and after surgery on the inflammatory cytokines and biomarkers of oxidative stress in serum of lung cancer patients undergoing open thoracotomy. Between June 2011 to March 2012, 80 patients undergoing lobectomy were classified into four groups nonrandomly: Group A, control ...
Pang T T Department of General Surgery, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China. guoenfangggeeff@hotmail.com - - 2013
To investigate the effects of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes (MODS) on human peripheral blood endothelial progenitor cells. Twenty patients admitted to Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, from February, 2011 to November, 2011 were recruited consecutively. The serum samples were collected from the twenty ...
Wu Chia-Jen CJ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chia Yi, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of concomitant trocar-guided transvaginal mesh (TVM) surgery with a midurethral sling (MUS) for treating women with advanced pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or occult SUI (OSUI). Eighty-nine women with advanced POP and SUI or ...
Nyyssönen Virva - - 2013
Abstract Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate the difference in subjective cure rate and patient satisfaction between tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) and transobturator tape (TOT) surgical methods in the treatment of stress and mixed urinary incontinence. Material and methods. From January 2004 to November 2006, a total ...
Douysset G - - 2013
The present work reports on a long-term analysis of the performances of the (95)Zr/(95)Nb chronometer for dating a nuclear event. Taking benefit of a recent Profiency Test Exercise, a sample containing a standardized mixture of fission products has been measured repeatedly with a low background HPGe spectrometer during a period ...
Ronaldo Lima - - 2013
It has been demonstrated that a new reconstruction algorithm for myocardium perfusion imaging (MPI) allows faster acquisition with similar accuracy. The prognostic value of MPI performed with this software and short acquisition time is unknown. To determine the prognostic value we followed 3184 consecutive MPI patients between March 2008 and ...
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