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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 ...
Platts David G - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Contrast enhanced echocardiography (CEE) is utilised when sub-optimal image quality results in non-diagnostic echocardiograms. However, there have been numerous safety notices issued by regulatory authorities regarding rare but potentially serious adverse reactions (AR). This multi-centre, retrospective analysis was performed to assess the short-term safety of CEE in a broad ...
Shemesh Joseph - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular (CV) events in hypertensive adults. However, the additive value of serial CAC measurements for risk stratification is unclear. The aim of the present study was to find whether CAC progression predicts long-term CV events in hypertensive patients. METHODS:: The ...
Iida Tomohiro - - 2013
Carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation has been shown to reduce the procedure-related pain and discomfort during colonoscopy. However, the effects of CO2 insufflation on the improvement of participant's stress had not been objectively analyzed. Using a randomized, double-blinded design, 100 consecutive patients undergoing colonoscopy were assigned to have their examination performed ...
Yang Byoung Se - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Recently, posterolateral corner (PLC) reconstruction techniques have been developed based on an anatomic study of cadaveric dissections. However, the best operative method for various anatomic reconstructions remains controversial. HYPOTHESIS:The anatomic single fibular sling method for PLC reconstruction would be sufficiently strong to control posterolateral rotatory instability without an additional tibial ...
Basu Maya - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There are limited long-term efficacy data on single-incision slings. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the success rate of a single-incision sling versus a retropubic mid-urethral sling for cure of SUI at 3 years' follow-up, in order to assess whether there is a deterioration in ...
Dumont Travis M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have reported increased perioperative risk after carotid artery stenting (CAS) for patients ≥80 years of age; however, most have not considered unfavorable anatomic features noted more frequently in this population as a confounding variable. The purpose of this study was to show a correlation between poor aortic ...
Sood Manish M - - 2013
Benefits and risks of antithrombotic agents remain unclear in the hemodialysis population. To help clarify this we determined variation in antithrombotic agent use, rates of major bleeding events, and factors predictive of stroke and bleeding in 48,144 patients in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) phases I-IV. Antithrombotic ...
Meneghini R Michael - - 2013
Established for lateral release in TKA, the pie-crusting technique has not been studied for the medial collateral ligament (MCL). In cadaveric knees the MCL was release with a pie-crusting technique in one and traditional technique in the contralateral knee. Along with a control group, each MCL was subjected to mechanical ...
Canpolat Uğur - - 2013
The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has recently emerged as better indicator of inflammation and oxidative stress and has been widely studied in several cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, we evaluated the role of the preablation NLR in atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after cryoballoon-based catheter ablation. A total of 251 patients ...
Delgado Debbie - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To determine the feasibility of using the pelvic toner device (PTD) in aiding pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) METHODS: Forty women, aged at least 18 years with symptoms of pure stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or stress-predominant mixed urinary incontinence were randomly assigned to standard PFMT (ST group), or ...
Pudil Radek - - 2013
Introduction. Liver cirrhosis is associated with hyperdynamic circulation which can result in heart failure. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) due to increase of cardiac output is a stressful stimulus for cardiovascular system. Therefore, new methods for early detection of heart failure are needed. Transmitral flow is a marker of diastolic ...
Zaouter Cedrick - - 2013
Decision support systems (DSSs) have been successfully implemented into clinical practice offering clinical suggestions and treatment options with excellent results in various clinical settings. Although their results appeared promising, showing that DSSs can increase anesthesiologists' vigilance and patient safety during surgery, DSSs have never been used before to help anesthesiologists ...
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