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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 ...
Herrington Lee L Allerton Building, University of Salford, Manchester M6 6PU, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2013
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a commonly presenting disorder of the lower limb, frequently effecting young physically active individuals particularly females. The condition has been associated with poor control of limb alignment while undertaking unilateral limb loading tasks. This poor alignment of the limb is believed to alter loading stress within ...
Ribeiro Vânia Filipa Andrade - - 2013
Stress-induced/Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is an increasingly recognized diagnostic entity. This study was aimed to assess the prevalence and clinical predictors of short and long-term outcome of patients (pts) diagnosed with TC. We included all consecutive pts admitted in our department, from November 2006 to August 2011, who met the Mayo ...
Siepmann Martin - - 2013
Preterm birth is a highly prevalent phenomenon that was shown to be associated with mental stress during pregnancy (Rich-Edwards and Grizzard in Am J Obstet Gynecol 192(5 Suppl):S30-S35, 2005). We aimed to assess the effects of heart rate variability (HRV)-biofeedback in patients with preterm labour. Therefore, we conducted a controlled ...
Jehn Melissa - - 2013
A home based tele-monitoring system was developed to assess the effects of heat stress (days > 25[degree sign]C) on clinical and functional status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Sixty-two COPD patients (GOLD II--IV) were randomized into a tele-monitoring Group (TG, N = 32) or Control Group (CG, ...
Edwards Frances - - 2013
Evidence is emerging that rates of adverse events in patients taking warfarin may vary with ethnicity. This study investigated the rates of bleeds and thromboembolic events, the international normalised ratio (INR) status and the relationship between INR and bleeding events in Malaysia. Patients attending INR clinic at the Heart Centre, ...
Aytac Erman - - 2013
Stress dose steroids are administered during the perioperative period to prevent complications of secondary hypoadrenalism, which can occur after long-term steroid treatment. Steroids also increase postoperative morbidity. Patients with ulcerative colitis often require steroid therapy before definitive surgery and often receive perioperative steroids in a variety of doses. The aim ...
Abram S G F - - 2013
We reviewed the long-term clinical and radiological results of 63 uncemented Low Contact Stress (LCS) total knee replacements (TKRs) in 47 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The mean age of the patients at the time of surgery was 69 years (53 to 81). At a mean follow-up of 22 years (20 ...
Lazarou George - - 2013
This study evaluated the efficacy of intraoperative extrinsic manual compression on the bladder, or Crede maneuver (CM) for tape adjustment during transobturator tape (TOT) sling procedure versus the traditional method where tension-free tape is adjusted the same for all patients. All patients undergoing TOT sling procedure for stress urinary incontinence ...
Ayyıldız Simel S Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Health Sciences Center, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, - - 2013
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of annealing on the nanostructure and hardness of Co-Cr metal ceramic samples that were fabricated with a direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) technique. Five groups of Co-Cr dental alloy samples were manufactured in a rectangular form measuring 4 × 2 ...
Oofuvong Maliwan M Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand. - - 2013
To compare the incidence and severity of emergence agitation, recovery profile, and adverse events between desflurane and sevoflurane anesthesia in unpremedicated pediatric ambulatory urologic surgery patients. The study was conducted among 136 healthy children, aged six months to nine years, and randomized to two groups, sevoflurane and desflurane, during maintenance ...
Kim Young-Hoo - - 2013
Long-term results of standard total hip arthroplasty (THA) in young patients were not optimal. There are a number of reported disadvantages to longer cementless stems in THA including thigh pain and proximal stress shielding. However, it is unknown whether a short, metaphyseal-fitting anatomic stem without diaphyseal fixation, which represents a ...
Yamasaki Takuma - - 2013
<bold>Background:</bold> The clinical results of total hip arthroplasty (THA) with a cementless prosthesis have been constantly improving due to progress in the area of stem design and surface finish. Cementless Spotorno stem (CLS stem; Zimmer, Warsaw, USA) is a double-tapered rectangular straight stem. The purpose of this study is to ...
Khaja A - - 2013
This study was performed to determine whether anatomical recurrence of cystocoele 1 year after anterior vaginal repair is related to biomechanical properties and/or the content of collagen in the vaginal wall and epithelial tissues. In this prospective, observational study in a UK teaching hospital, we assessed women undergoing surgery for symptomatic ...
Mouritsen Lone L Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, - - 2013
Urethral injection therapy for treatment of stress urinary incontinence has been in use for years, but only a few long-term follow-up studies have been published. Twenty-five women, injected with polyacrylamide hydrogel 8 years earlier, were invited for follow-up. Twenty-four could be contacted; 15 had had no further treatment, seven had been ...
Chang Ting-Chen - - 2013
To investigate the feasibility of using preoperative 20-minute pad testing with vaginal gauze packing for cystocele reduction to indicate a concomitant midurethral sling during cystocele repair. Retrospective review of the records of consecutive women with pelvic organ prolapse quantification≥stage II symptomatic cystocele who visited the urogynecologic outpatient clinics and underwent ...
Roshdy Hisham S - - 2013
Conventional stenosis indexes poorly reflect the major hemodynamic consequence of mitral stenosis (MS). Valve resistance (VR) is a physiologic expression of stenosis. This study aimed to demonstrate whether the mitral valve resistance (MVR) and its changes, relate to restricted exercise capacity in patients with mild and moderate mitral stenosis. Twenty-four ...
Maas K W - - 2013
This study was performed as a substudy analysis of a randomized trial comparing conventional open esophagectomy [open surgical technique (OE)] by thoracotomy and laparotomy with minimally invasive esophagectomy [minimally invasive procedure (MIE)] by thoracoscopy and laparoscopy. This additional analysis focuses on the immunological changes and surgical stress response in these ...
Hughes B - - 2013
Do we actually need to place a ureteral stent after ureteroscopy (URS)? Despite strong evidence that they may be unnecessary, the placement of stents still seems to be a common occurrence with no consensus on the optimum indwell time or the method used for stent removal. Proponents of post-URS stenting ...
Alam Murad - - 2013
IMPORTANCE Detailed information regarding perioperative risk and adverse events associated with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) can guide clinical management. Much of the data regarding complications of MMS are anecdotal or report findings from single centers or single events. OBJECTIVES To quantify adverse events associated with MMS and detect differences relevant ...
Lee Sang-Woon - - 2013
The aim of this study was to compare a carbon plate (CP) and a titanium mandibular reconstruction plate (TMRP) in finite element analysis and an animal model. Twelve rabbits were used for this experiment. After a mandible continuity defect was created, either a CP or a TMRP was used for ...
Yiu Kai-Hang - - 2013
Patients who undergo tricuspid annuloplasty (TA) during left heart valve surgery have a poor postoperative clinical outcome. Nonetheless, preoperative right ventricular (RV) echocardiography parameters that predict adverse events in these patients are poorly understood. We studied 74 patients (age 58±10 years; men 27%) with significant tricuspid regurgitation who consequently underwent ...
Tausche A-K - - 2013
We prospectively evaluated whether an effective 12-month uric acid-lowering therapy (ULT) with the available xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibitors allopurinol and febuxostat in patients with chronic tophaceous gout has an impact on oxidative stress and/or vascular function. Patients with chronic tophaceous gout who did not receive active ULT were included. After ...
Amini Fariborz - - 2013
Psychological stress can alter the environment in favor of corrosion of orthodontic alloys by changing the properties of saliva. This study aimed to assess the effect of stress induction on salivary nickel and chromium content in fixed orthodontic patients. Thirty patients were enrolled in this experiment. Saliva sample collection was ...
Stulak John M - - 2013
Modern left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) require anti-coagulation (AC) with warfarin and anti-platelet therapy to prevent thromboembolic complications in patients. Gastrointestinal bleeding (GI) is a significant adverse event in these patients and treatment typically requires reduction or elimination of AC or anti-platelet therapy. It is not known whether alterations in ...
Alvarez-Sabín J - - 2013
The ankle-brachial index (ABI) has been defined as an important factor associated with vascular events. Our objective was to analyze the prognostic value of the ABI as a predictive factor of new vascular events and functional status at 1 year in patients with non-cardioembolic ischaemic stroke. A prospective, longitudinal, observational and ...
Takahashi K - - 2013
Study design:A cross-sectional analysis.Objective:To examine whether intramedullary stress is related to the appearance of symptoms in cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM).Setting:Japan.Methods:Thirty-three consecutive patients with CSM and 30 consecutive patients without CSM were enrolled. A total of 99 disc levels from C3 to C6 in 33 patients with CSM were divided into ...
Hirai Cori-Ann - - 2013
We report an unusual case of rectal mesh erosion presenting 16 months after robotic sacrocolpopexy. The patient initially underwent a robotic sacrocolpopexy, lysis of adhesions, midurethral sling, and posterior colporrhaphy for symptomatic grade 2 pelvic organ prolapse and urodynamic stress incontinence. Her postoperative recovery was uneventful. Sixteen months later, an ...
Oprea Eliza E University of Bucharest, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Bucharest, - - 2013
Objectives: Diabetes mellitus is one of the most frequent stroke-related comorbid states, and it is characterized by accumulation of reactive carbonyl compounds (RCOs), leading to "carbonyl stress". This pilot study was aimed to evaluate the effect of the consumption of the nutritional supplement ALAnerv(®) on some serum carbonyl stress markers, ...
Yalcin Saban S Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, School of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2013
We aimed to investigate the effect of 21% and 40% oxygen supplementation on maternal and neonatal oxidative stress in elective cesarean section (CS) under spinal anesthesia. Eighty term parturients undergoing elective CS under spinal anesthesia were enrolled in the study. We allocated patients randomly to breathe 21% (air group) or ...
Gotoh Momokazu - - 2013
To assess the efficacy and safety of a novel cell therapy for male stress urinary incontinence consisting of periurethral injection of autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells, and to determine the 1-year outcomes. A total of 11 male patients with persistent stress urinary incontinence after prostate surgery were included in the study. ...
Grigoriadis C - - 2013
To assess the efficacy and complications of inside-out transobturator tension-free vaginal tape (TVT-O) in comparison with a single incision sling procedure (Ajust) for the treatment of urodynamic stress urinary incontinence. Prospective closely matched controlled study. In total, 171 patients were included in the study: 86 women underwent the TVT-O procedure, ...
Na Kyung-Sun - - 2013
To evaluate the effect of intraoperative complications during iris-claw phakic intraocular lens (pIOL) implantation on endothelial cell survival. Retrospective cohort study. Fifty-two eyes of 26 patients with high myopia treated with the iris-claw pIOL. The patients were divided as group 1 (no intraoperative events) and 2 (intraoperative events) according to ...
Costenaro Fabíola - - 2013
To evaluate the ability of post-transsphenoidal pituitary surgery (TSS) serum cortisol levels (s-cortisol) to predict surgical remission and recurrence of Cushing's disease (CD). One hundred and three CD patients from a tertiary referral centre were prospectively analyzed over 6.0 ± 4.8 years of follow-up. Twenty patients received perioperative glucocorticoids as ...
Rodrigo Ramón - - 2013
This study was designed to assess whether the reinforcement of the antioxidant system, through n-3 fatty acids plus antioxidant vitamin supplementation, could reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation. Therapy to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation remains suboptimal. Despite oxidative stress plays a key role in the pathogenesis of this arrhythmia, ...
Rosenthal Philip - - 2013
Adjacent segment pathology affects 25% of patients within ten years of anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF). Laboratory studies demonstrate fused segments increase adjacent level stress including elevated intradiscal pressure and increased range of motion. Radiographic adjacent segment pathology (RASP) has been associated to ACDF in multiple statistically significant studies. ...
Yalcin Saban - - 2013
Anesthetic agents might considerably influence maternal-fetal oxidative stress and antioxidants during cesarean section (CS). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of desflurane and sevoflurane on oxidative stress parameters both in mothers and newborns undergoing elective CS. Eighty ASA physical status I-II, term parturients undergoing elective CS ...
Herman Christine R - - 2013
Precursor events are undesirable events that can lead to a subsequent adverse event and have been associated with postoperative mortality. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether precursor events are associated with a composite endpoint of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) (death, acute renal failure, stroke, infection) ...
Bakri Issam - - 2013
To investigate the effects of psychosocial stress on the outcome of non-surgical periodontal treatment (NPT). Patients were categorized as stressed or unstressed, and the degree of stress was measured. One deep bleeding and one deep non-bleeding site ≥6 mm were selected in each patient for detailed investigation, and the clinical parameters ...
Kim Sung-Jae - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of physiological posterolateral rotatory laxity on posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction in terms of posterior stability and clinical outcomes. We retrospectively reviewed the records of sixty-five patients who had undergone arthroscopic PCL reconstruction with simultaneous reconstruction of the posterolateral corner ...
Antovska Vesna S - - 2013
Burch colposuspension is a standard treatment for stress urinary incontinence. However, it is associated with recurrence and urinary retention. We describe a modification of this technique to overcome these problems and evaluate the results in comparison with the standard procedure. A total of 145 patients with isolated stress urinary incontinence ...
Zargham Mahtab M Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2013
The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcome of an innovative, minimally invasive sling technique with autologous tissue in women with concomitant incontinence and anterior vaginal wall prolapse (AVWP). Fifty-six women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or mixed urinary incontinence and AVWP were randomly assigned into two groups: ...
Ozkan D - - 2013
This study aimed to show the effect of propofol sedation on oxidative stress and inflammation resulting from ischemia-reperfusion. After having obtained written informed consent from the patients and ethics committee approval, 36 patients were randomly allocated to 2 groups: group C, control and group P, propofol. Spinal anesthesia was administered ...
Schierlitz Lore - - 2013
We set out to determine if insertion of a retropubic tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) sling at the time of pelvic organ prolapse surgery improves continence outcomes in women with pre-operative occult stress incontinence (OSI) or asymptomatic urodynamic stress incontinence (USI). We conducted a randomised controlled study of prolapse surgery with ...
Bayazit Esra Gumus - - 2013
Background: Providing sufficient and convenient analgesia is crucial during the postoperative period after totalknee replacement (TKR) to enhance patient mobility and reduce stress response to surgery. The scope of this study is to compare the effects of levobupivacaine and levobupivacaine plus fentanyl on stress response and analgesic efficiency after TKR. ...
Avgerinos E D - - 2013
Objective: To evaluate the impact of statins on carotid restenosis (CR) >50% and future cardiovascular events (CVE), in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Methods: 570 consecutive patients (656 CEAs) operated between 1990 and 2009, were included in this retrospective study. The study cohort was followed for an average of 82 ...
Simão Tathiana Name Colado - - 2013
The metabolic syndrome (MetS) comprises pathological conditions that include insulin resistance, arterial hypertension, visceral adiposity and dyslipidaemia, which favour the development of CVD. Some reports have shown that cranberry ingestion reduces cardiovascular risk factors. However, few studies have evaluated the effect of this fruit in subjects with the MetS. The ...
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