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Kelmo Francisco - - 2013
The coral reefs of northern Bahia evolved in isolation from other Atlantic systems and under conditions of high environmental stress, particularly high turbidity. We have monitored the scleractinian assemblage of four shallow bank reefs (Praia do Forte, Itacimirim, Guarajuba and Abai) annually for 17 years since 1995, collecting quantitative data ...
Ketabchi Ali Asghar - - 2013
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the most common surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The aim of the present study was to compare the conventional bipolar transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) with a modified transurethral resection of the prostate (M-TURP) in men with mild to moderate symptoms of ...
Yoon Hye Eun - - 2013
Objective: In this study, we investigated the predictive capacity of the brachial-ankle aortic pulse wave velocity (baPWV), a marker of arterial stiffness, for the decline in renal function and for cardiovascular events in the early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Method: Two hundred forty-one patients who underwent a comprehensive ...
Ravi Bheeshma - - 2013
To examine whether total joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee reduces the risk for serious cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-severe osteoarthritis. Propensity score matched landmark analysis. Ontario, Canada. 2200 adults with hip or knee osteoarthritis aged 55 or more at recruitment (1996-98) and followed prospectively until death or ...
Bateman Brian T BT Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, - - 2013
To examine the relation between the type of stress ulcer prophylaxis administered and the risk of postoperative pneumonia in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Retrospective cohort study. Premier Research Database. 21,214 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery between 2004 and 2010; 9830 (46.3%) started proton pump inhibitors and ...
Zajda Janusz J MOCONTI Sp.z o.o Urological Office, Warszawa, Poland ; Department of Urology, IATROS NZOZ, Warszawa, - - 2013
Objective. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the new injectable implant, Urolastic, in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after 12-month followup. Materials and Methods. A prospective, cohort study included adult women with SUI. Patients were treated with Urolastic periurethral injections under local anaesthesia. The injection procedure was repeated ...
Teng Zhongzhao Z University Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. - - 2013
Stretch is a mechanical parameter, which has been proposed previously to affect the biological activities in different tissues. This study explored its utility in determining plaque vulnerability. One hundred and six patients with mild to moderate carotid stenosis were recruited in this study (53 symptomatic and 53 asymptomatic). High resolution, ...
Ugurlucan F Gungor FG Istanbul University, Medical Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul, Turkey. - - 2013
To evaluate the effects of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) and tension-free vaginal tape-obturator (TVT-O) operations on urodynamics and subjective and objective outcomes. Thirty-six patients with stress or mixed urinary incontinence underwent TVT or TVT-O. Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (BFLUTS) Questionnaire-Scored Form, one-hour pad test, Q-tip test, perineometer, and ...
Disertori Marcello M Department of Cardiology, Santa Chiara Hospital, Trento, Italy. - - 2013
Few data on the thromboembolic (TE) risk of paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) are available. This study aimed to assess the incidence of TE events in paroxysmal and persistent AF. We performed a subset post hoc analysis of 771 patients with paroxysmal and 463 with persistent AF enrolled in ...
McGonagle Lorcan - - 2012
PURPOSE: Mobile-bearing knee replacements were introduced as an alternative to their fixed-bearing counterparts. Movement of the polyethylene insert relative to the tibial tray has been shown to decrease contact stresses, wear and polyethylene-induced osteolysis. The aim of this study is to compare outcomes between mobile and fixed-bearing surfaces of the ...
Tommaselli Giovanni A - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a more limited paraurethral dissection, avoidance of perforating the obturator membrane with scissors or guide, and a more medial trajectory of the trocar in positioning the TVT-O device on stress urinary incontinence cure rates. STUDY DESIGN: One hundred and ten patients were recruited for ...
Dadalt Carla - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a chronic disease associated with oxidative stress. Bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity may affect biomarkers of oxidative stress. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on blood markers of oxidative stress, such as vitamins C ...
Serati Maurizio M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. - - 2013
Inside-out tension-free vaginal transobturator tape (TVT-O) is currently one of the most effective and popular procedures for the surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but data reporting long-term outcomes are scarce. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of TVT-O 5-yr implantation for management of pure SUI in women. ...
Shah Benoy N - - 2012
BACKGROUND: -Clinical assessment often cannot reliably or rapidly risk-stratify patients hospitalized with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The "real world" clinical value of stress echocardiography (SE) in these patients is unknown. Thus we undertook this study to assess the feasibility, safety, ability for early triaging and prediction of hard events ...
Vazquez-Galindo Giovanni - - 2013
This study assessed the effects of five different transport periods on physiometabolic responses and gas exchange in ostriches. It included 138 ostriches that were assigned to five experimental groups. G1 included 78 birds that were set aside as a reference group (RG). Each one of the four remaining experimental groups ...
Flanigan Robert C - - 2012
PURPOSE: Sipuleucel-T is an autologous cellular immunotherapy. We review the safety of the leukapheresis procedure required for sipuleucel-T preparation and complications related to venous catheter use in the randomized, placebo controlled phase 3 IMPACT (IMmunotherapy for ProstAte Cancer Trial) study (NCT 00065442). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 512 patients ...
Belhassan Mehdi - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Infliximab, a monoclonal antibody directed against tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), is commonly used during flares and on a regular basis to maintain the remission of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). It is usually administered in 2-hours infusion and 2hours of monitoring after as recommended. However, recent reports ...
Jijon Alfredo - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We evaluated outcomes of an inelastic retropubic sling in patients with intrinsic sphincteric deficiency (ISD). METHODS: This is a retrospective review of women diagnosed with ISD according to urodynamic parameters who underwent a retropubic suburethral sling surgery using a tape with minimal elasticity. All patients in the ...
Bianchi-Ferraro Ana Maria H M - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We tested the hypothesis that the single-incision sling, TVT-Secur (TVT-S), placed in U position is not inferior to transobturator midurethral sling (TVT-O) for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS: This was a noninferiority, prospective, randomized controlled trial in which women with SUI, confirmed by physical and urodynamic ...
Zacho M - - 2012
Abstract Objective Hypercoagulability evaluated with thrombelastography (TEG) has been reported to be associated to thrombembolic events in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that graft patency and post-CABG thrombembolic events are related to the pre-surgical TEG status. Design ...
Hadimioglu N - - 2012
Choice of the anesthestic technique can reduce or even eliminate stress responses to surgery and decrease the incidence of complications. Our aim was to compare a combination of epidural anesthesia+general anesthesia with general anesthesia alone as regards perioperative insulin resistance and inflammatory activation among renal transplant recipients. Forty-six nondiabetic patients ...
Matos A C - - 2012
Vitamin A and zinc are powerful antioxidants with synergy between them, thus protecting the organism against oxidative stress during the pre and postoperative periods. Our aim was to investigate the evolution clinical in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting while receiving vitamin A supplements according to their zinc nutritional status. ...
Dos Santos Talyta Ellen de Jesus - - 2012
Repeated blood transfusions in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) increases the risk of iron overload (IO), contributing to oxidative stress. Materials & methods: Blood samples of 15 SCA patients without IO (group 1) and 15 SCA patients with IO (group 2) and 30 healthy individuals were collected to investigate ...
Hwang Duck Jin - - 2012
The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of systemic adverse events in patients treated with intravitreal injections of bevacizumab or ranibizumab, and to evaluate whether compared to ranibizumab administration, bevacizumab constitutes a higher risk for systemic adverse events. A retrospective review was conducted for 916 consecutive patients ...
Roshanali Farideh F Department of Cardiology, Day General Hospital, Tehran, IR - - 2012
Considering the importance of annular dynamics in the valvular and ventricular function, we sought to evaluate the effects of treated pericardial annuloplasty rings on mitral annular dynamics and left-ventricular (LV) function after mitral valve repair. The results were compared with the mitral annular dynamics and LV function in patients with ...
Lin Yenn-Jiang - - 2012
AIMS: It is not known if successful catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) improves the patient's long-term cardiovascular outcomes. This study investigated the long-term outcomes and mortality of AF patients at high risk who received antiarrhythmic medication and catheter ablation.METHODS AND RESULTS: The propensity scores for AF were calculated for ...
Rostaminia G - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Our aim was to determine the association between visualizing periurethral structures in the midsagittal plane with 3D endovaginal ultrasonography (EVUS) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) status. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, we measured urethral length and scored for presence or absence of the following in midsagittal plane ...
Kwak Ju-Yeong - - 2012
We compared clinical outcomes after total knee arthroplasty with the Low Contact Stress (LCS) rotating platform mobile bearing knee system and the Press Fit Condylar Sigma rotating platform high flexion (PFC Sigma RP-F) mobile bearing knee system. Fifty cases of total knee arthroplasty were performed with the PFC Sigma RP-F ...
Kim Sun-Ouck - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to compare the results of the Q-tip test before and after the tension-free vaginal tape-obturator (TVT-O) in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) to determine the value of the Q-tip test in predicting the outcome of transobturator tape (TOT). METHODS: Between ...
Park Hyoung Keun - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to compare the lower urinary tract symptom changes and surgical outcome between the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure with and without concomitant stage II pelvic organ prolapse (cystocele) repair in a randomized clinical trial setting. METHODS: Patients with urodynamically proven stress ...
Yang Nicole B - - 2012
OBJECTIVE To highlight the prevalence and impact of skin disease at the stump site in patients who have undergone amputation. DESIGN A cross-sectional health questionnaire of Vietnam War veterans with stump dermatoses at least 38 years after major limb amputation. SETTING A research registry of veterans with combat-related amputations who ...
Heidari Mohammad - - 2012
To evaluate the utility and efficacy of bulbar urethera sling in the management of sphincter insufficiency that usually occurs after prostate surgery or posterior urethral injuries and may lead to moderate to severe stress incontinence. A total of 30 patients underwent sling surgery with rectus fascia in a four-year period ...
Kim Tommy Y - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Our study attempted to evaluate the effects of major sporting events on the census of a pediatric emergency department (ED) in the United States specifically related to the National Football League Super Bowl, National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals, and Major League Baseball World Series. METHODS: We performed a retrospective ...
Kisaka Tomohiko - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: We investigated the relationship between the renin/aldosterone profiles of patients with essential hypertension and their prognosis using a long-term follow-up study design. METHODS:: The cohort consisted of 125 Japanese patients with essential hypertension whose plasma-renin activity (PRA) (ng/ml per h), plasma-aldosterone concentration (PAC) (ng/dl), and ratio of PAC to ...
Smith Aimee L - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Our goal was to compare outcomes of repeat vs. primary synthetic slings in patients with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) with intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed patients who underwent a sling for SUI with ISD from 2003 to 2010. The patients were divided into ...
Verbrugghe Anneleen - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The value of a repeat mid-urethral sling (MUS) after a failed primary sling is not generally accepted. We hypothesize that repeat MUS can be performed with favorable results and acceptable complication rates. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 80 women (mean age 62 ± 12.3 years) who underwent repeat ...
Albo Michael E - - 2012
Longer term comparative efficacy information regarding transobturator and retropubic mid urethral slings is needed. We report 24-month continence rates, complications and symptom outcomes from a randomized equivalence trial. Primary outcomes were objective (negative stress test, negative pad test and no re-treatment for stress urinary incontinence) and subjective (no self-report of ...
Marana E - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Neurohumoral, immunologic and metabolic alteration characterize surgical procedures in relation with the intensity of injury, the total operating time and the anaesthetic technique. We therefore compared the effects of desflurane versus sevoflurane anaesthesia on intra and postoperative release of the stress hormones and inflammatory cytokines. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty ...
Usuki Masato - - 2012
ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Critically injured patients are at risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Propofol was recently reported to enhance fear memory consolidation retrospectively. Thus, we investigated here whether administration of propofol within 72 h of a motor vehicle accident (MVA) affects the subsequent development of PTSD symptoms. METHODS: We ...
Ormond David Ryan - - 2012
STUDY DESIGN:: Retrospective Case Series. OBJECTIVE:: The purpose of our study was to retrospectively review the results of posterior lumbar fusion using PEEK rods. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:: Pedicle screw and rod instrumentation has become the preferred technique for performing stabilization and fusion in the lumbar spine for degenerative disease. ...
Liu Bo-Lin - - 2012
Object Patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) are at high risk for severe stress-related upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding, which is predictive of higher mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of omeprazole and cimetidine compared with a placebo in the prevention and management of stress-related UGI bleeding ...
Imielski Bartlomiej R - - 2013
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the association of open and closed Fontan fenestration status with event-free survival. All patients who underwent a fenestrated Fontan procedure at our institution from January 1994 through June 2007 were reviewed. Patient information was obtained from the medical records. The patients ...
Shin Seokyung - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic surgery is known to affect visceral blood flow and result in oxidative stress. Whether epidural anesthesia will effectively reduce visceral ischemia and oxidative stress by blocking the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) during laparoscopic surgery has not been proven. METHODS: Forty-five patients who were to undergo robot-assisted ...
Zimmern Philippe E - - 2012
At present, there is no consensus on the best way to define treatment success in the context of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). There is, however, a recognition that it is important to include patient-reported outcomes among the core assessments. Going forward, there is a need to unite outcome reporting tools ...
Song Bong Gun - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is typically triggered by an acute emotional or physical stress event. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of stressor patterns on clinical features, laboratory parameters, and electrocardiographic and echocardiographic findings in patients with TTC. HYPOTHESIS: Methods: Of 137 patients enrolled from the ...
Imik H - - 2012
1. This study was designed to determine the effects of heat stress exposure on broiler fattening performance, meat quality and microbial counts. 2. Six groups were established: CHP (24°C + 210 g/kg crude protein (CP)), SHP (34°C + 210 g/kg CP), CLP (24°C + 190 g/kg CP), SLP (34°C + 190 g/kg CP), SHPVE (34°C + 210 g/kg CP + Vitamin E) and SLPVE (34°C + 190 g/kg CP + Vitamin E) ...
Antovska Vesna S - - 2012
The study purpose was to evaluate the clinical and ultrasound characteristics of women with urinary stress incontinence (USI) with or without genital prolapse (GP). A total of 268 patients who underwent ultrasound perineal evaluation were divided into two groups: isolated USI (n=132) and USIGP (n=136) with USI/GP stage I/II. The ...
July Julius - - 2012
Electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities are common following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). It probably represents cardiovascular stress after SAH. The purpose of this study was to assess cortisol dynamics in relation to the ECG abnormality and disease course of SAH. The study follows a consecutive cohort of aneurysmal SAH patients, who underwent surgery ...
Sun Mou-Jong - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: In this retrospective study, a comparison is made of the clinical efficacy of two stress urinary incontinence treatment apparatuses, a single-incision sling and a transobturator sling. METHODS: Eighty-five (single-incision n = 43, transobturator n = 42) consecutive patients were included in this study. Clinical outcomes were assessed by the cough stress test (CST), ...
Tkachenko Konstantin S - - 2012
Ihavandippolu, the northernmost atoll of the Maldives, experienced severe coral bleaching and mortality in 1998 followed by several bleaching episodes in the last decade. Coral cover in the 11 study sites surveyed in July-December of 2011 in the 3-5 m depth range varied from 1.7 to 51%. Reefs of the islands ...
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