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Teawtrakul Nattiya - - 2014
Introduction Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a major complication in patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT). The risk score was developed to be a screening test for PH risk in these patients. Methods A multi-center study was conducted in patients with NTDT aged ≥10 years old. PH risk was defined as tricuspid ...
Bear David M DM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine which mode of anesthesia, hematoma block (HB) or procedural sedation (PS), was preferable for distal radius fracture (DRF) reduction in children. Fifty-two children (mean age, 12 y; range, 5-16 y) presenting with DRFs requiring reduction were prospectively enrolled and offered either PS or HB for anesthesia. Following reduction, ...
Wang Jiawu J Department of Urology, The General Hospital of Chongqing Steel Company, 400081, Chongqing, China, - - 2014
The purpose of the study was to systematically review and assess the safety and efficacy of hemostatic agents in tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Original studies on the use of hemostatic agents in tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) from January 2001 to March 2014 were searched in Ovid, Science Direct, Pubmed, and Embase ...
Pakfetrat Maryam M Department of Internal Medicine, Shiraz Nephro-Urology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2014
Oxidative stress is considered as a major player in uremia-associated morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of turmeric on oxidative stress markers in HD patients. This study was a prospective and double-blind randomized clinical trial. Fifty HD patients aged ...
Cetinel Bulent B Department of Urology, University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, - - 2014
Objectives: To determine whether it is possible to predict urodynamic stress urinary incontinence (uSUI) in women with minimal diagnostic evaluation. Materials and Methods: Medical records of 2,643 female incontinent patients were reviewed and 301 women were eligible for this study. The positive predictive values (PPV), sensitivity, specificity and negative predictive ...
Argirović Aleksandar A 1Department of Urology,Clinical Hospital CenterZemun, 2Clinic of Urology,Clinical Center of Serbia, 3Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Center of Serbia4, Clinic of Urology,Clinical Hospital Center''Dr.DragišaMišović'', 5Clinic of Internal Medicine, Clinical Hospital CenterZemun, 6Outpatient Clinic ''Argirović'';Urology;Belgrade, - - 2014
Aim To compare two different operative techniques for stress urinary incontinence in women, transvaginal tape obturator(TVT-O) and retropubictransvaginal tape(TVT). Methods The study included 63 women, of which 32 received TVT-O and 31 were treated with TVT. Follow-up for all patients was done after 1, 3, 6 and 12 months, and ...
Valpas A A Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, South-Karelian Central Hospital, Lappenranta, - - 2014
Before the introduction of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence, the colposuspension operation was regarded as the "gold standard" procedure. The laparoscopic variant of the colposuspension was introduced as a less invasive operation. The aim of the present trial was to compare ...
Campos Regis Albuquerque RA Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, - - 2014
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) with C1 inhibitor deficiency manifests as recurrent episodes of edema involving the skin, upper respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract. It can be lethal due to asphyxia. The aim here was to evaluate the response to therapy for these attacks using icatibant, an inhibitor of the bradykinin receptor, ...
Martinez Franco Eva E Pelvic Floor Unit, Obstetrics and Gynaecologic Department, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950, Esplugues de Llobregat (Barcelona) , Spain, - - 2014
This study compared transobturator tension-free vaginal tape (TVT-O®) and Contasure-Needleless (C-NDL®) at long-term follow-up . Non-inferiority, prospective, single-centre , quasi-randomised trial started in September 2006 and finished in April 2011 to compare C-NDL ® with transobturator vaginal tape (TVT-O®) mesh in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) . Epidemiological ...
Ceacero F F Department of Ethology, Institute of Animal Science. Praha 10-Uhříněves, Czech Republic Department of Animal Science and Food Processing, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences. Prague 6-Suchdol, Czech Republic - - 2014
Preorbital gland plays not only an olfactory role in cervids, but also a visual one. Opening this gland is an easy way for the calf to communicate with the mother, indicating hunger/satiety, stress, pain, fear or excitement. This information can be also useful for farm operators to assess how fast ...
Kahveci K - - 2014
Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different types of anesthesia on stress hormones. Materials and Methods: The study was included 60 ASAI-II cases scheduled for major lower extremity surgery. The cases were randomized into 2 groups: The EA group was administered epidural anesthesia and ...
Plastaras Chris - - 2014
In spite of the widespread performance of intra-articular zygapophyseal joint (IAZJ) injections, we know of no systematic analysis to date that examines the risks and types of adverse events when IAZJ injections are performed. To describe the type, incidence, and factors contributing to adverse events associated with fluoroscopically guided IAZJ ...
Oktay Veysel V Department of Cardiology, İstanbul University, Institute of Cardiology, İstanbul, Turkey. - - 2014
Objectives: We aimed to investigate the role of oxidative stress related with ischemia- reperfusion damage on the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation (AF) developing after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Study design: In our prospective, single-center study, 118 patients who underwent elective isolated on-pump CABG surgery were included. Patients were ...
Morino Miyuki M Department of Oral Reconstruction and Rehabilitation, Kyushu Dental University, Graduate School, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare pre- and postoperative autonomic activities and changes in salivary stress biomarkers between patients who received only local anesthesia and those who received local anesthesia together with intravenous sedation in dental implant surgery. A total of 21 patients were enrolled in this non-randomized ...
Léon Priscilla P Pitié-Salpétrière Academic Hospital, Department of Urology, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Pierre and Marie Curie Medical School, Paris 6 University, Paris, - - 2014
To evaluate long-term functional outcomes of artificial urinary sphincters (AUSs) and to determine how many men required explantation because of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) caused by sphincter deficiency after prostate surgery. Men who had undergone placement of an AMS 800® between 1984 and 1992 to relieve SUI caused by sphincter ...
Kashiwazaki Daina D Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Antiplatelet agents have an important role in the prevention of ischemic complications during endovascular treatment. The aim of this study was to identify correlations between the clinical outcomes of neurointervention. This study also aimed to determine the optimal cutoff for P2Y12 percent inhibition to prevent ischemic and bleeding complications and ...
Murray Eleanor C EC Glasgow Renal and Transplant Unit, Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 - - 2014
Infection is second only to cardiovascular disease as a cause of death in the haemodialysis population. To assess the effect of introducing catheter lock solution taurolidine-citrate-heparin to all tunnelled central venous catheters (TCVCs) on staphylococcal bloodstream infection rates in patients on chronic haemodialysis. Observational, prospective analysis of the incidence rates ...
Nakahara Hiroyuki H Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8582, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to clarify whether varus-valgus laxities under static stress in extension, femoral condylar lift-off during walking, and patient-reported outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were correlated with each other. Ninety-four knees, which had undergone posterior-stabilized TKA, were analysed. The varus-valgus laxity during knee extension ...
Wei Kevin K Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon. Electronic address: - - 2014
Reports of ultrasound contrast agent safety have been derived mainly from retrospective databases rather than from studies specifically designed to assess safety. The purpose of this study was to prospectively determine the safety of Optison in routine medical practice. Patients referred for routine rest or stress two-dimensional echocardiography who had ...
Kocjancic Ervin E University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, - - 2014
The purpose of this report is to describe the safety and efficacy of the Altis(®) Single Incision Sling System (Altis sling) for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence through 12 months. This study collected a variety of safety and efficacy measures relevant to assessment of urinary incontinence. The primary efficacy ...
Kim Sun Wook SW Department of Urology, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to compare changes in voiding pattern after midurethral sling surgery (MUS) between the stress urinary incontinence (SUI) group and the overactive bladder (OAB)+SUI group. From January 2008 to February 2011, a retrospective survey was conducted of 225 female patients who had been diagnosed with ...
Gaddi Anthony A Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Research and Evaluation, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, - - 2014
To compare the effectiveness and safety of repeat midurethral sling with urethral bulking after failed midurethral sling. This is a retrospective cohort study of patients within Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical Group who underwent a midurethral sling for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) from 2008 to 2011 and subsequently had either ...
Beyazyıldız Emrullah E Department of Ophthalmology, Gazi Mustafa Kemal State Hospital, Silahtar Street No:2 Gazi Mahallesi, Yenimahalle, Ankara, Turkey, - - 2014
To establish the total oxidant status (TOS), total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and oxidative stress index (OSI) of the aqueous humour in patients presenting exfoliation syndrome (EXS) without glaucoma. The TOS, TAC and OSI of the aqueous humour of patients with EXS (group 1, n = 17) and patients without EXS (group 2, ...
Qizhi Sun S Department of orthopedics, the 88th hospital of China People's Liberation - - 2014
A prospective randomized and controlled study of 30 patients with two noncontiguous levels of cervical spondylosis. To compare the clinical outcome between zero-profile devices and artificial cervical discs for noncontiguous cervical spondylosis. Noncontiguous cervical spondylosis is an especial degenerative disease of cervical spine. Some controversy exists over the choice of ...
Vita Roberto R Endocrinology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria, 98125, Messina, Italy, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of stressful events (SE) with the onset and outcome of Graves' disease (GD). Over a period of 21 years, we enrolled 58 consecutive patients in whom at least one SE had occurred ≤12 months before the onset of GD. Patients were treated ...
Gallego Pilar P University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, CityHospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom; Department of Hematology and Clinical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Morales Meseguer, University of Murcia, - - 2014
Oral anticoagulation is highly effective preventing stroke and mortality in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients. However, the efficacy and safety of vitamin K antagonists, the main oral anticoagulation drug used) strongly depends upon the quantity of anticoagulation control, as reflected by the average percentage of the time in therapeutic range of ...
Min J J JJ Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Daehakro 101, Jongno-gu 110-744, Seoul, Republic of Korea Present address: Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Samsung Medical Centre, Seoul, - - 2014
Inflammation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of vascular occlusive diseases, such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Additionally, these conditions are predicted by C-reactive protein (CRP), a general inflammation marker. We hypothesized that the inflammation induced by surgery itself augments vascular occlusive disease. We retrospectively evaluated the relationship between ...
Aigmüller Thomas T Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 14, A-8036, Graz, - - 2014
We conducted a prospective randomized controlled noninferiority trial to compare objective and subjective outcomes of retropubic tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) with those of transobturator tape (TVT-O) as primary treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. The study was conducted at 25 gynecology units in Austria and Germany; regional and ...
Paik Woo Hyun WH Woo Hyun Paik, Do Hyun Park, Jun-Ho Choi, Joon Hyuk Choi, Sang Soo Lee, Dong Wan Seo, Sung Koo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul 138-736, South - - 2014
To evaluate the success rates, procedural time and adverse event rates of the modified methods in endoscopic ultrasonography-guided hepaticogastrostomy (EUS-HGS). Twenty-eight patients in a prospective case series who underwent EUS-HGS (phase I). Forty-six patients in a matched case-control study (phase II). The simplified technique for fistula dilation was the primary use ...
Bal Ugur - - 2014
Mechanical heart valve replacement has an inherent risk of thromboembolic events (TEs). Current guidelines recommend an international normalized ratio (INR) of at least 2.5 after mechanical mitral valve replacement (MVR). This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a low INR (2.0-2.5) on thromboembolic and bleeding complications in patients with ...
Salaria Osman N ON From the Departments of *Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, †Biomedical Engineering, and ‡Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, - - 2014
Both cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and red blood cell (RBC) storage are associated with detrimental changes in RBC structure and function that may adversely affect tissue oxygen delivery. We tested the hypothesis that in cardiac surgery patients, RBC deformability and aggregation are minimally affected by CPB with autologous salvaged blood alone ...
Jiménez-Calvo J J Servicio de Urología, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Hospital Virgen del Camino, Pamplona, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this publication is to describe retrospectively the results of the surgical technique of AMS MiniArc for the treatment of female urinary incontinence, evaluate its results at 4 years follow-up. We present a retrospective cohort study of 135 patients, 110 (81.5%) had urinary incontinence and 25 (18.5%) mixed ...
Trabuco Emanuel C EC Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to report on long-term outcomes after midurethral sling for treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). We identified women who underwent midurethral sling procedures (retropubic, transobturator, or mini-slings) from January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2011, at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. The primary outcome was reoperation ...
Zhang De-Xian DX Department of Cardiology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853 and Medical School, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, People's Republic of - - 2014
It has been proposed that apocynin might be used in the prevention and management of atrial fibrillation (AF). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of apocynin on atrial electrical remodeling and oxidative stress promoted by rapid atrial pacing (RAP) in rabbits. New Zealand white rabbits were ...
Park Seung-Jung SJ Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiac and Vascular Center, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of - - 2014
Background: Although the maze procedure reduces the risk of adverse cardiac events, the clinical importance of post-maze left atrial (LA) activity on long-term surgical outcomes is not well defined. Methods and Results: Between January 2000 and December 2009, 416 consecutive patients with sinus conversion after a modified Cox III procedure with cryoablation ...
Takahashi Atsushi A Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8574, Japan, - - 2014
The radiolucent zones in the patella are sometimes observed in patients who have undergone total knee arthroplasty (TKA) without patellar resurfacing. On the basis of radiological findings from our clinical experience, we hypothesize that the pathogenesis of this lesion may be similar to that of the lesions of spontaneous osteonecrosis, ...
Whitson Bryan A BA Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, - - 2014
An ongoing challenge in the management of patients with heart failure who receive left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) is achieving optimal anticoagulation. Adverse prothrombotic events include hemolysis or pump thrombus (H/T) and neurologic events (NEs), and all limit the success of LVAD therapy. Our aim was to study the incidence ...
Safa Javid J Chronic Kidney Diseases Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran, - - 2014
Chronic renal failure is a progressive and irreversible loss of kidney function, and the hemodialysis (HD) is one of the most common modalities in this regard. Oxidative stresses [like interleukin-8 (IL-8) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α)] and inflammation are the main risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases and other complications ...
Miyamoto Wataru W Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:Although several reconstruction procedures for chronic lateral ankle instability using autografts have been reported, all have recommended postoperative immobilization and a nonweightbearing period. HYPOTHESIS:Reconstructive surgery with a gracilis autograft using an interference fit anchoring system for chronic lateral ankle instability enables early accelerated rehabilitation and recovery with a return to ...
Aydin Mehmet - - 2014
Post-operative atrial fibrillation is an important complication after coronary bypass surgery. As inflammation and oxidative stress were makedly encountered in the etiology, high cholesterol was also defined to provoke atrial fibrillation. In this present study, the relationship between postoperative atrial fibrillation and preoperative serum lipid levels were evaluated. A total ...
Martan Alois A Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University and General Faculty Hospital in Prague, Czech - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the cure effect of a transurethral injection (TUI) of Bulkamid(®) for female urodynamic stress (USI) and stress-predominant mixed urinary incontinence. The hypothesis was that the cure effect of Bulkamid(®) is positive in patients who have undergone previous unsuccessful anti-incontinence surgery and in ...
Ohuchi Hideo H Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, - - 2014
Our aim in the present study was to determine the prevalence of haemostatic events in our Fontan patients, to identify predictive factors and to determine their association with haemodynamics and anticoagulant therapy. We retrospectively evaluated 424 Fontan patients and examined correlations between postoperative haemodynamics and anticoagulant regimens with haemostatic events. ...
Harada Mikio M Center for Hand, Elbow, and Sports Medicine, Izumi Orthopaedic Hospital, Sendai, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Valgus instability was reported to be higher with the elbow in 60° of flexion, rather than in 30° of flexion, although there are no studies using valgus stress radiography by gravity (gravity radiography) with the elbow in 60° of flexion. Fifty-seven patients with medial elbow pain participated. For both elbows, ...
Gao Zhen - - 2014
To study the effects of cold-dryness on pulmonary and immunologic function of peripheral T-lymphocytes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) model rats, and to provide references for the prevention and treatment of cold-dryness COPD in the Xinjiang region. The COPD model was established with an elastase drip into the trachea ...
Pournajafian Ali Reza AR Department of Anaesthesiology, Firoozgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR - - 2014
To determine if the GlideScope® videolaryngoscope (GVL) could attenuate the hemodynamic responses to orotracheal intubation compared with conventional Macintosh laryngoscope. The aim of this relatively large randomized trial was to compare the hemodynamic stress responses during laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation using GVL versus MCL amongst healthy adult individuals receiving general ...
Innocenti Francesca F High-Dependency Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, Firenze, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aims of this study were to evaluate the long-term prognostic value of stress echocardiography (SE) in patients evaluated in emergency department (ED) and to determine SE parameters that best predicted outcome. Between June 2008 and July 2012, 626 patients with an episode of spontaneous chest pain underwent SE (exercise ...
Yamada Shinya S Department of Cardiology and Hematology, Fukushima Medical University, 1 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima, 960-1295, Japan, - - 2014
Intrathoracic impedance monitoring is useful for heart failure (HF) management in patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). However, more accurate identification of worsening chronic HF (CHF) is required in the clinical setting. We investigated this issue by estimating changes in impedance. We studied 38 CHF patients (29 males, mean age ...
Niimoto Takuya T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Higashihiroshima Medical Center, 513 Jike, Saijyou-chou, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan, - - 2014
The aims of the present controlled clinical study were to (1) compare patella laxity determined in the outpatient clinic with that in anaesthetized patients and (2) evaluate patella laxity before and after lateral release. The study evaluated data on 33 knees from 33 patients (average age 19.7 years) between 2007 and ...
Maddur Haripriya H Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, - - 2014
Aims: To assess the effect of our policy on cardiovascular complications and survival rates following OLT. Methods: Single-center, retrospective study of all patients who underwent OLT between 2000 and 2010. Data was abstracted including one year all cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality, post-operative myocardial infarction (MI), and frequency of CATH ...
Bianchi-Ferraro Ana Maria H M AM Sector of Urogynecology and Vaginal Surgery, Department of Gynecology, Federal University of São Paulo, Alameda Jaú 759, apt 71, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Zip Code 01420-001, - - 2014
The aim was to compare the efficacy and safety of single-incision sling TVT-Secur (TVT-S) and transobturator midurethral sling (TVT-O) for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) over 2 years' follow-up. This is a randomized controlled trial in which women with SUI were randomly assigned to have either TVT-O (n = 56) or ...
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