Search Results
Results 451 - 500 of 3959
< 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 >
Barber Matthew D MD Obstetrics/Gynecology and Women's Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, - - 2014
More than 300,000 surgeries are performed annually in the United States for pelvic organ prolapse. Sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSLF) and uterosacral ligament suspension (ULS) are commonly performed transvaginal surgeries to correct apical prolapse. Little is known about their comparative efficacy and safety, and it is unknown whether perioperative behavioral therapy ...
Vlachadis Castles Anastasia A Cardiology Department, The Northern Hospital, Epping, Victoria, Australia; Radiology Department, The Northern Hospital, Epping, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Use of the radial approach for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is known to improve many patient outcome measures. However, there is some concern that it may be associated with increased patient radiation exposure. This study explores radiation exposure with the radial approach compared with the femoral approach ...
Lee Sue-Young SY Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 103 Daehangno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-744, - - 2014
Minimizing hemodynamic changes during the peri-intubation period is a concern for anesthesiologists. We investigated the effect of lidocaine sprayed on the laryngoscope blade and trachea on hemodynamics during direct laryngoscopic intubation. Seventy-two patients were randomly allocated to one of four groups: 10 % lidocaine was sprayed either on the laryngoscope blade ...
Lecouflet Marie M Department of Dermatology, Le Mans Hospital. Electronic address: - - 2014
Intradermal injections of botulinum toxin are effective but transitory in primary palmar hyperhidrosis. These injections are repeated when the symptoms recur. We do not know how the duration of efficacy changes when injections are repeated. In this retrospective study, we aimed to investigate the change in the duration of efficacy ...
Hamon Martial M University of Caen, France; INSERM U 744, Lille, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
The prospective EUROVISION Registry was designed to capture patterns of use and short term outcomes in consecutive patients undergoing PCI with bivalirudin (BIV) in European centres. A total of 2018 consecutive BIV-treated patients were included from 58 sites in 5 countries (Germany, Italy, France, Austria, United Kingdom). In-hospital and 30-day ...
Subak Leslee L LL University of California, San Francisco, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and Urology, San Francisco, CA; San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To estimate the effect of Burch and fascial sling surgery on out-of-pocket urinary incontinence (UI) management costs at 24 months post-operatively and identify predictors of change in cost among women enrolled in a randomized trial comparing these procedures. Resources used for UI management (supplies, laundry, dry cleaning) were self-reported by ...
Guirgis Faheem W FW From the *Department of Emergency Medicine, and †Director of Critical Care Nursing, University of Florida and Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Jacksonville, - - 2014
At our institution, we observed an increase in opioid-related adverse events after instituting a new pain treatment protocol. To prevent this, we programmed the Omnicell drug dispensing system to page the RRT whenever naloxone was withdrawn on the general wards. Retrospective review of a prospectively collected database with a before ...
Lopatto J J School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, - - 2014
Although quality improvement initiatives targeting physician practice patterns have been effective, evidence is lacking on their long-term sustainability. We previously demonstrated the success of a population-wide, physician-focused quality improvement intervention targeting potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in an aged population of the Local Health Authority (LHA) of Parma, Italy. We sought ...
Manoly Imthiaz I Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, - - 2014
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for thymoma has uncertain safety and effectiveness in comparison with trans-sternal resection. This feasibility study compared short- and mid-term outcomes for patients undergoing these two procedures, highlights weaknesses in current research and makes recommendations for long-term technological evaluations in this field. Consecutive thymoma cases between 2004 ...
Hassani Valiollah V Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran ; Department of Anesthesiology, Rasoul Akram Medical Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
The addition of intrathecal opioids to local anesthetics seems to improve the quality of analgesia and prolong the duration of analgesia, when using a subarachnoid block in Iranian patients with their specific pain tolerance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of adding fentanyl or sufentanil, to ...
Führer-Valdivia A A Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Odontología, Monseñor Álvaro del Portillo N 12.455, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile, - - 2014
Objective: Evaluate the effect on the application of low level laser therapy, in patients that have been previously intervened with a sagittal ramus split osteotomy and present neurosensory impairment due to this surgery, compared with placebo. Study Design: This preliminary study is a randomized clinical trial, with an experimental group ...
Deshaies Eric M EM Departments of - - 2014
Object There is limited information regarding patient outcomes following interventions for stroke during the window for endovascular therapy. Studies have suggested that recently approved stent retrievers are safer and more effective than earlier-generation thrombectomy devices. The authors compared cases in which the Solitaire-FR device was used to those in which ...
van Adrichem Edwin J EJ Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, The - - 2014
Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are the most commonly reported complications after esophagectomy. The aim of this study was to examine the effect and feasibility of preoperative inspiratory muscle training-high intensity (IMT-HI), and IMT-endurance (IMT-E) on the incidence of PPCs in patients following esophagectomy for esophageal cancer (EC). A single-blind, randomized, ...
Santo Vincent J VJ Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Ore. Electronic address: - - 2014
It has been reported that a failed endovascular intervention adversely affects results of lower extremity bypass (LEB). We reviewed rates of prior endovascular intervention (PEI) in patients undergoing LEB with autologous vein for critical limb ischemia (CLI) to determine effects on graft patency, limb salvage, and amputation-free survival. Retrospective review ...
Sevestre Marie-Antoinette MA Department of Vascular Medicine, South Hospital, Amiens, - - 2014
Restenosis is a limitation of endovascular interventions performed in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). Preclinical studies have demonstrated that the perivascular delivery of tissue-engineered allogeneic aortic endothelial cells (PVS-10200) reduced stenosis in porcine models of SFA revascularization. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and feasibility of ...
Jones Nicole - - 2014
Abstract Purpose. Several field triage systems have been developed to rapidly sort patients following a mass casualty incident (MCI). JumpSTART (Simple Triage and Rapid Transport) is a pediatric-specific MCI triage system. SALT (Sort, Assess, Lifesaving interventions, Treat/Transport) has been proposed as a new national standard for MCI triage for both ...
Sarzaeem Mohammad Mahdi MM Department of Orthopedics, Imam Hossein Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
The ideal method of providing tranexamic acid (TXA) for decreasing hemoglobin drop after TKA is still controversial. In this clinical trial, 200 patients were randomly allocated to four groups. In group 1, 500mg TXA was administered intravenously. In group 2, the joint irrigated with 3g of TXA in 100cc of ...
Ormerod Julian O M JO Wiltshire Cardiac Centre, Great Western Hospital, Swindon SN3 6BB, - - 2014
Preliminary study to assess the risk profile and outcomes of patients aged over 90years at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention. A database search was performed to identify patients 90years or over at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention. Risk profile scores (Charlson Comorbidity Index, SYNTAX, Logistic clinical SYNTAX, New ...
Wei Yi Hsuan YH Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7, Chung Shan South Rd, Taipei, - - 2014
To report the efficacy of a full-thickness skin graft (FTSG) for the reconstruction of a contracted eye socket. A retrospective, non-comparative, interventional case series. This was a retrospective review of patients with a contracted eye socket who underwent socket reconstruction using a post-auricular FTSG from 2001 to 2011 at the ...
Nohuz Erdogan E Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Hospital of Thiers, Route du Fau, 63300, Thiers, France, - - 2014
Polypropylene (PP) mesh shrinkage represents a serious complication, as a significant cause of pain and recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse or ventral hernias, frequently requiring several surgical interventions. The retraction seems to be caused by the host, in response to the implantation, through the occurrence of periprosthetic adhesions and fibrosis. ...
Berman Jay M JM Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To analyze the clinical success of radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation (RFVTA) at three years follow up in terms of subject responses to validated questionnaires and surgical re-intervention for fibroids. Prospective follow up of patients through 36 months posttreatment in a multicenter, international trial of outpatient, laparoscopic ultrasound-guided RFVTA of symptomatic ...
Sorita Atsushi A Division of Preventive Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
Although limiting prescription refills is considered as a strategy to increase compliance with the treatment regimen and follow-up, no literature exists to support its effectiveness. We sought to investigate whether decreasing the number of prescription refills affects no-show rate at an urban teaching primary care continuity clinic in New York. ...
Sawa Yoshiki Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamada-Oka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is suggested to be less invasive and/or equally effective in comparison to conventional aortic valve replacement for high-risk symptomatic aortic stenosis patients. We herein report the initial results of a pivotal clinical trial of TAVR in Japan (the PREVAIL JAPAN). Sixty-four aortic stenosis patients (mean ...
Dou Kefei K State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Institute and Fu Wai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety, feasibility, procedural, and long-term outcomes by the transradial (TR) approach as compared to transfemoral (TF) approach in patients with triple vessel coronary artery disease undergoing one-stage percutaneous coronary intervention. The feasibility, safety, and efficacy between the TR and TF ...
Rylski Bartosz B Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA & Heart Center Freiburg University, Freiburg, - - 2014
Data on outcomes after Stanford Type A aortic dissection in Marfan's Syndrome (MFS) patients are limited. We investigated the primary surgery and long-term results in MFS patients who suffered aortic dissection. Among 1324 consecutive patients with aortic dissection Type A, 74 with MFS (58% males, median age 37 (29; 48) ...
Wiersema A A Department of Surgery, Westfriesgasthuis, Hoorn, The Netherlands - - - 2014
Background: Unfractionated heparin (UFH) is used intraoperatively as antithrombotic by most vascular surgeons worldwide during infrainguinal bypass surgery (IABS) to reduce the risk of peroperative and early graft thrombosis. To reduce the harmful side effects of UFH (bleeding complications, HIT) and to reduce peroperative and early graft failure, other pharmaceuticals ...
de Lucena-Ferreira Sílvia Carneiro SC Department of Prosthodontics and Periodontology, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas, Avenida Limeira, 901, 13414-903, Piracicaba, SP, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of daily exposure to a denture cleanser on a multispecies biofilm. Multispecies biofilms (five bacteria and Candida albicans) were developed for 64.5 h on acrylic resin specimens and randomized into control and experimental groups. In the experimental group, biofilms were immersed ...
Mertelsmann-Voss Christina C Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021, - - 2014
Objective: Although arthroplasty rates have increased dramatically, rates in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are reported to be decreasing. It is not known if this is true of other inflammatory arthridities. This study evaluates arthroplasty rates due to RA, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), spondyloarthropathies (SpA), and a composite group inflammatory arthridities (IA), ...
Varma Niraj N J2-2 Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, - - 2014
To test recommended implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) follow-up methods by 'in-person evaluations' (IPE) vs. 'remote Home Monitoring' (HM). ICD patients were randomized 2:1 to automatic HM or to Conventional monitoring, with follow-up checks scheduled at 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15 months post-implant. Conventional patients were evaluated with IPE only. ...
Hansen M A MA Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark and Institute of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, - - 2014
Radial artery catheterization is gaining popularity for diagnostic and interventional procedures. Palpation technique is widely used for the procedure, but ultrasonography has been shown to increase catheterization success. A recently described ultrasonography technique is termed 'dynamic needle tip positioning'. We aimed to compare the traditional palpation technique and dynamic needle ...
Güler Mete M Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Adiyaman University , Adiyaman , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To determine the short-term effects of single-dose intravitreal bevacizumab injection on central corneal thickness (CCT), simulated keratometry (Sim K), anterior chamber depth (ACD), iridocorneal angle (ICA) and intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements. Design: Prospective, nonrandomized, interventional clinical trial. Materials and Methods: Forty-three eyes of 43 patients aged between 41 ...
Piccolo Raffaele R Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Federico II University, Naples, - - 2014
Despite first-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) dramatically reduced the need for repeat revascularization in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, their use was associated with an increased risk of thrombotic events at long-term follow-up. The Nobori biolimus-eluting stent (BES) is a second-generation DES with a biodegradable poly-lactic acid polymer. During the last ...
Cassidy Michael R MR Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, - - 2014
Data revealed that our urban, academic, safety net medical center was a high outlier for postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our goal was to implement and determine the efficacy of a standardized intervention for reducing postoperative VTE complications. We developed a strategy to decrease VTE complications, based on standardized electronic physician ...
Scali Salvatore T ST Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. Electronic address: - - 2014
Despite improved short-term outcomes, concerns remain regarding durability of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). The purpose of this analysis was to evaluate the pathology-specific incidence of secondary aortic interventions (SAI) after TEVAR and their impact on survival. Retrospective review was performed of all TEVAR procedures and SAI at one institution ...
Stanbury Spencer J SJ Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 665, Rochester, NY 14642 - - 2014
The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effect of A2 pulley reconstruction on gliding coefficient (GC), bowstringing, and proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint maximum flexion angle after zone II repair of flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) and flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) lacerations. Fresh frozen cadaver forearms were mounted, and the ...
Yasin M Naveed MN From the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, United - - 2014
A retrospective radiographical follow-up study of thoracolumbar deformity in 33 children with mucopolysaccharidosis 1 (Hurler syndrome). To report the severity, natural history, risk factors for progression, and results of intervention for thoracolumbar kyphosis in children with Hurler syndrome. Literature on the subject of thoracolumbar kyphosis in Hurler syndrome and its ...
Turk Emin E 1 Department of General Surgery and 2Department of Radiology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, - - 2014
Abstract We sought to investigate whether application of topical tetracycline has a limiting effect on seroma formation in patients undergoing hernia repair using a polypropylene mesh. This study was conducted in 96 patients undergoing an elective groin hernia repair. Patients were randomized and divided into 2 groups. After the graft ...
Jung Jaehyun J Department of Physical Therapy, Daegu University, Republic of - - 2014
[Purpose] This study evaluated the effects of water and land-based obstacle training on static balance of chronic stroke patients. [Subjects] The subjects were randomly allocated to an aqua group (n=15) and a land group (n=15). [Methods] Both groups trained for 40 minutes, 3 times a week for 12 weeks. Static ...
Yeung C Albert CA Department of Public Health, NHS Lanarkshire, Bothwell, Scotland, - - 2014
DesignSingle-blind, multi-centre, parallel, randomised controlled trial. Intervention Adult patients (18-75 years) with 10 or more natural teeth, and one or more root caries lesion in a tooth not crowned or compromised were included. Patients were randomised to receive a high fluoride toothpaste, 1.1% sodium fluoride (5000 ppm F) or a ...
Gobble Ryan M RM Boston, Mass.; and New York, N.Y. From the Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program and the Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School; and New York University Langone Medical - - 2014
Postoperative pain control is essential for optimal patient outcomes. Ketorolac is an attractive alternative for achieving pain control postoperatively, but concerns over postoperative bleeding have limited its use. Computer searches of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were performed. Twenty-seven double-blind, randomized, controlled studies were reviewed by two independent ...
Boden Richard A - - 2014
This prospective study aims to explore hip arthroscopy, outcome and the effect of the learning curve. Using the non-arthritic hip score preoperatively and postoperatively in 120 patients with an average 23-month follow-up, a median improvement of 16 points was seen at 6 months (p < 0.0001, Wilcoxon's signed ranks) remaining ...
Kahn Mark R MR Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA. - - 2014
To compare outcomes of elective percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in same-day discharge and overnight hospital stays. Advances in PCI techniques and equipment have allowed same-day discharge after elective PCI. In this study, we investigated the safety of same-day discharge ambulatory PCI in patients according to age, creatinine, and ejection fraction ...
Homma Sakae - - 2014
ILD PostersSESSION TYPE: Poster PresentationsPRESENTED ON: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 01:15 PM - 02:15 PMPURPOSE: This prospective study assessed the effect of inhaled N-acetylcysteine (NAC) monotherapy on lung function and redox balance in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We enrolled 22 patients with untreated early IPF (19 men, ...
Murray David W DW Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, - - 2014
In the late 1990s, new developments in knee replacement were identified as a priority for research within the NHS. The newer forms of arthroplasty were more expensive and information was needed on their safety and cost-effectiveness. The Knee Arthroplasty Trial examined the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of four aspects of ...
Ahsan Khalid - - 2014
To compare the efficacy of ondansetron alone and combination of ondansetron and dexamethasone in preventing post-operative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The randomised control trial was conducted from April 23 to August 22, 2009, at the Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, and comprised 100 American Society of Anaesthesiology ...
Sun Ye Y The Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Joint Disease, Drum Tower Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, - - 2014
To establish a contemporary literature-based estimate of the incidence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after knee arthroscopic surgery. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the English language literature to assess the efficacy of prophylaxis to prevent DVT after knee arthroscopic surgery. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or prospective ...
Bajaj Navkaranbir Singh NS Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama, Birmingham, - - 2014
The goal of this study was to provide a systematic review and analysis of observational studies on percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion for stroke prophylaxis in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). A recent randomized controlled trial in patients with NVAF suggested noninferiority of percutaneous LAA occlusion versus medical management for ...
Cha Hyun-Kyu HK Department of Physical Therapy, College of Natural Science, Daejeon University, Republic of - - 2014
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on the upper limb of function of patients with post-stroke hemiplegia. [Subjects] Twenty subjects were randomly allocated to either the upper tDCS group or the functional training group, with 10 subjects in each ...
Meermans G G Lievensberg Hospital, Boerhaaveplein 1, 4624 VT Bergen Op Zoom, the - - 2014
The orientation of the acetabular component can influence both the short- and long-term outcomes of total hip replacement (THR). We performed a prospective, randomised, controlled trial of two groups, comprising of 40 patients each, in order to compare freehand introduction of the component with introduction using the transverse acetabular ligament ...
El-Saied Heba M A HM Department of Ophthalmology, Kasr El Aini Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, - - 2014
The altered visual function induced by changes in corneal curvature following filtration surgery is distressing to patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate surgically induced astigmatism following trabeculectomy in comparison with deep sclerectomy. In a prospective interventional comparative study, patients with primary open-angle glaucoma were randomly allocated to ...
< 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 >