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Myers Patrick O - - 2013
Patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries can present with tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and Ebsteinoid dysplasia of the tricuspid valve. To determine the fate of the tricuspid valve after anatomic repair and the effectiveness of tricuspid valvuloplasty, we reviewed our experience with anatomic repair of congenitally corrected transposition ...
Guild George N GN - - 2013
High flexion prostheses have been introduced to achieve high flexion and improve clinical outcomes. Controversy exists in the literature regarding outcomes of high flexion vs. standard implants. This multicenter study compares outcomes in patients receiving a high flexion prosthesis vs. standard prosthesis. 278 high flexion and standard knee prostheses were ...
Gurm Hitinder S - - 2013
The role of vascular closure devices (VCDs) in patients having percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is controversial, and recommendations for use vary. To examine the use of and outcomes associated with VCDs in real-world practice. Observational cohort study. 32 hospitals in Michigan that participate in a large multicenter quality improvement collaborative. ...
Kaufman Matthew R - - 2013
Unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis causes respiratory deficits and can occur after iatrogenic or traumatic phrenic nerve injury in the neck or chest. Patients are evaluated using spirometry and imaging studies; however, phrenic nerve conduction studies and electromyography are not widely available or considered; thus, the degree of dysfunction is often unknown. Treatment ...
Frederix Ines - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a physical activity telemonitoring program on daily physical activity level, oxygen uptake capacity (VO2peak), and cardiovascular risk profile in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients who completed phase II cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Eighty CAD patients who completed phase II CR ...
Pereira-Filho Arthur A - - 2013
Objective: Recent advances in neuroimaging techniques have resulted in more frequent detection of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. Regardless of the method employed, most interventions to treat lesions have low morbidity and mortality rates. Recently, some studies have suggested that changes in cognitive status are one complication of microsurgical treatments. However, no ...
Fluchere F - - 2013
To report the short-term (1 year) and long-term (5 years) outcome of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) with subthalamic nucleus (STN) stimulation operated upon under controlled general anaesthesia (GA). 213 consecutive patients with PD were included between January 2000 and March 2009 and operated upon under a particular type of ...
Parhampour Behrouz - - 2013
Objectives:To assess the effects of short-term resistance training and pulsed electromagnetic fields on bone metabolism and joint function in patients with haemophilia with osteoporosis.Design:A randomized, controlled, patient and blood sample assessor-blinded, six-week trial, three times weekly.Setting:Hospital outpatients with severe haemophilia A and osteoporosis.Subjects:Forty-eight patients were randomly assigned to resistance training ...
Borahay Mostafa A - - 2013
To evaluate one year outcomes of robotic sacrocolpopexy (RSC) for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) using barbed delayed absorbable sutures. Retrospective cohort study (Class II-3) SETTINGS: University-based hospital in Southeast Texas, USA. Patients with symptomatic apical POP who underwent RSC using barbed delayed absorbable sutures between January 2011 and August 2012. ...
Walls Andrew - - 2013
The goal of this study was to evaluate parental speech outcomes and tongue mobility in children with ankyloglossia who underwent frenotomy by an otolaryngologist during the neonatal period. Cohort study and retrospective telephone survey. University Hospital. Neonates previously diagnosed with congenital ankyloglossia were separated into Surgical Intervention (N=71) and No ...
Zhang Bili - - 2013
A prospective study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of azithromycin (AZM) when combined with prednisone therapy compared with prednisone therapy alone in children with primary nephrotic syndrome (PNS) undergoing induction treatment. A prospective randomly controlled clinical trial was conducted. Randomization was performed to select the research subjects who were ...
Wagschal Lilach D - - 2013
To compare the efficacy and safety of the Ex-PRESS glaucoma shunt with standard trabeculectomy. Consenting patients with medically uncontrolled open-angle glaucoma were prospectively randomized to trabeculectomy or Ex-PRESS shunt both with mitomycin-C. Exclusion criteria included previous ocular surgery with the exception of clear cornea phaco or 1 previous trabeculectomy, uveitis, ...
Chaurasia Sunita - - 2013
To compare the outcomes of triple Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) versus DMEK alone in pseudophakic eyes. Retrospective, comparative, interventional case series. Patients with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, secondary corneal edema, and prior failed endothelial keratoplasty with or without prior cataract extraction. Outcomes of 492 DMEK procedures performed between April 2010 ...
Phan Minh - - 2013
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of death among outpatient chemotherapy patients. However the VTE preventive measures for outpatients are not widely advocated. We did a meta-analysis to evaluate the outpatient VTE prevention's effectiveness and safety. We searched electronic databases until the end of December 2012 and reviewed the ...
Nugent M - - 2013
Unexpected early loosening was noted in some patients who had bipolar hemiarthroplasties using a specific combination of head and stem. A review of all patients who had received this implant combination was performed to establish whether there was a higher than expected failure rate and to identify those patients who ...
Peeters Karlien - - 2013
To report our long term experience of sacral neuromodulation for various lower urinary tract dysfunction but with a focus on efficacy, safety, re-interventions and degree of success. This is a single tertiary referral centre study which included 217 patients (86% female) who received an implantable pulse generator (IPG) (Interstim™, Medtronic, ...
Liu Wentao - - 2013
Objective: To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and potential advantages of off-clamp partial nephrectomy (OFF-PN) compared with on-clamp partial nephrectomy (ON-PN). Methods: Relevant studies comparing the safety and efficacy of OFF-PN to ON-PN were identified through a literature search using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library. The outcome measures included baseline ...
Patel Sutchin Rashmikant - - 2013
Objectives: Given the high recurrence rate of cystine urolithiasis, an understanding of the radiographic stone characteristics is important in following cystine stone formers over their lifetime. However, due to their infrequent incidence, in vivo radiographic properties of cystine stones have not been well characterized. The purpose of our study is ...
Navaneethan Udayakumar - - 2013
Readmissions to the hospital within 30 days of discharge (30-day readmission rate) may impact stent use in palliative treatment of cancer. Our objective was to investigate the incidence of readmission and factors predicting readmissions and long-term outcomes in patients with self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) placed for malignant obstruction. Retrospective analysis of ...
Matsumoto Takumi - - 2013
We investigated the midterm results of resection arthroplasty of all 5 metatarsal heads in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and forefoot deformity and analyzed the factors that affect patient satisfaction levels. Of 64 patients (1 male, 63 females), 107 feet were treated with resection arthroplasty for forefoot deformity at our hospital from ...
Ishigaki Takashi - - 2013
Despite the benefits of endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (NBD) in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) and nose/throat discomfort can result. We aimed to determine whether the use of a smaller catheter alleviates these complications. A randomized, controlled trial at a tertiary care center compared 4 Fr and 6 Fr ...
Liu Yi Si - - 2013
There is scant evidence-based literature on the best strategies for short-term urinary catheter removal. This clinical trial explored the effects of an early urinary catheter clamping protocol on bladder function in neurosurgical patients. Eligible patients were divided into observation and control groups. Those in the observation group had their catheter ...
Lenane Patsy - - 2013
IMPORTANCE Alopecia areata is an idiopathic cause of hair loss with limited therapeutic repertoire. OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of a high- vs low-potency topical corticosteroid in pediatric patients. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This single-center, randomized, blind, 2-arm, parallel-group, superiority trial was carried out over a 24-week period ...
Piazza Michele - - 2013
Objective. To compare outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs before and after the endovascular era. Methods. Group A (1997-1998) included 331 patients, 321 (97%) with open repair (OR) and 10 (3%) with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Group B (2007-2008) included 330 patients, 136 (41%) with OR and 194 (59%) with ...
Klop C - - 2013
The aim of this study was to determine whether feedback by pharmacists to prescribers of patients eligible for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis prophylaxis would stimulate the prescribing of osteoporosis prophylaxis. The intervention did not significantly increase the prescribing of bisphosphonates in the total study population, but a significant increase was seen in ...
Andrews Jeff - - 2013
Nonpharmacologic airway clearance techniques are used to reduce the sequelae of obstructive secretions. We systematically reviewed comparative studies of nonpharmacologic interventions that health professionals can employ to achieve mucus clearance in hospitalized or postoperative patients without cystic fibrosis over the age of 12 months. We searched MEDLINE and other databases ...
Preshlock Sean M - - 2013
Not a trace: Borylation of the nitrogen in nitrogen heterocycles or anilines provides a traceless directing group for subsequent catalytic CH borylation. Selectivities that previously required Boc protection can be achieved; furthermore, the NBpin directing group can be installed and removed in situ, and product yields are substantially higher. Boc=tert-butoxycarbonyl, ...
Fegrachi S - - 2013
To determine the impact of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in pancreas after two-week follow-up. RFA is a novel treatment strategy in patients with unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer. The histological effect and risk of postoperative complications has not been systematically addressed in an in-vivo animal model. In a porcine model (n = 6), ...
Sharma Pradeep - - 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the lateral rectus periosteal fixation and partial vertical rectus transpositioning (VRT) as treatment modalities to correct exotropic Duane retraction syndrome (Exo-DRS). Materials and Methods: Prospective interventional case study of cases of Exo-DRS with limitation of adduction. A total of 13 patients ...
Lu Guanzhen - - 2013
Our objective was to evaluate the significance of pre-hospital and post-operative serum potassium level monitoring and hypokalemia intervention in laparotomy patients with hypokalemia. A total of 118 laparotomy patients with hypokalemia were randomly divided into an intervention group (N = 60) and a control group (N = 58). Blood samples were collected for measurement ...
Chung Y-R - - 2013
PurposeTo review and evaluate the effects of intravitreal bevacizumab injection (IVB) in centralserous chorioretinopathy (CSC) by meta-analysis.Patients and methodsClinical controlled studies that evaluated the effect of IVB in CSC were identified through systematic searches of Embase, PubMed, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Data on the best-corrected visual ...
Inamasu Joji J Department of Neurosurgery, Fujita Health University Hospital, Toyoake, - - 2013
Therapeutic intervention to repair unruptured aneurysms (UA) has not been strongly recommended for the elderly, because of their limited life expectancy and low annual bleeding rate. However, physically and mentally healthy older adults with seemingly high risk of aneurysmal bleeding might benefit from having their UA repaired. A single-center retrospective ...
Yang Xinrui - - 2013
Objectives: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of comparing balloon angioplasty and primary stenting for symptomatic infrapopliteal disease to evaluate the clinical value of primary stenting in treating infrapopliteal diseases.Methods: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines were followed. PubMed (1984-present), ScienceDirect (1980-present), Embase (1990-present), and ...
Park Hae-Young Lopilly - - 2013
Purpose: To measure changes in the prelamina and lamina of patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and acute primary angle closure (APAC) after intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction. Methods: We analyzed 20 patients with POAG who were scheduled to undergo glaucoma surgery and 17 patients with APAC scheduled for laser ...
Sabbaghian Marjan - - 2013
To evaluate microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment in patients with non-mosaic Klinefelter syndrome (KS). We retrospectively evaluated the micro-TESE/ICSI performance in 134 patients with classic KS and 537 men with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) and normal karyotype referred to Royan Institute between 2009 and 2011. ...
Onol Fikret Fatih - - 2013
To evaluate the functional outcomes of ventral inlay labia minora graft urethroplasty (VILGU) for the management of female urethral strictures. Data of 7 consecutive women treated with VILGU between 2011 and 2013 were reviewed. Two patients had cystostomy tubes at repair, and 5 had undergone previous urethral dilations and urethrotomies. ...
Graham William C - - 2013
The purpose of this review was to compile existing knowledge regarding venous thromboembolism (VTE) after arthroscopic knee surgery (AKS). We reviewed the reported incidence, published prophylaxis guidelines, randomized controlled trials (RCT) of prophylaxis, and current prophylaxis practice patterns. In this context we then considered the most appropriate VTE risk assessment ...
Saeed Aamir - - 2013
The use of musculoskeletal ultrasonography (MSUS) in guiding subdeltoid injection has been shown to improve outcome up to 6 weeks in a few small studies. A recent meta-analysis identified the need for further studies with longer-term outcome and larger sample size. This randomized prospective study assessed whether clinic-based MSUS can significantly ...
Zachariah D - - 2013
Objective:Historical data suggest elderly patients and those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) receive suboptimal secondary prevention following myocardial infarction (MI). We evaluated the impact of age and CKD on secondary prevention following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in a contemporary unselected cohort. DESIGN:We studied 1169 consecutive patients from 5 UK ...
Kaynak Pelin - - 2013
To evaluate the success rate of 980 nm transcanalicular diode laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy (TDL-DCR) in patients with primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANDO) and to consider the time and the reasons of failure. Hundred and thirty eyes of 125 patients who underwent of TDL-DCR for the treatment of PANDO are included ...
Timmermans Lucas - - 2013
Background: Incisional hernia (IH) remains one of the most frequent postoperative complications after abdominal surgery. As a consequence, primary mesh augmentation (PMA), a technique to strengthen the abdominal wall, has been gaining popularity. This meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the prophylactic effect of PMA on the incidence of IH compared ...
Gokyigit Birsen - - 2013
To report the efficacy in preventing lower eyelid retraction and long-term results of a new technique of inferior rectus (IR) recession for vertical strabismus and compare this method with the results obtained by a conventional IR recession operation. This retrospective study included 35 patients who underwent a new IR recession ...
Allemang Matthew T - - 2013
Heparin-bonded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts (hepPTFE) were developed to decrease rates of graft thrombosis. Our objective was to compare the patency of arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) for dialysis access with and without heparin bonding in a tertiary care setting. Records of patients who had an AVG placed between January 2008 and June ...
Prais Dario D Pulmonary Institute, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petach Tikva, Israel; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2013
Pulmonary complications following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are common and often subclinical. Thus, periodic pulmonary function testing (PFT) is mandatory. This study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of long-term PFT surveillance for children undergoing HSCT and identify potential risk factors. We reviewed long-term PFT for HSCT patients at a ...
Wang Stephen L - - 2013
Abstract Inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) use continues to increase in the United States (US) despite questionable clinical benefit and increasing concerns over long-term complications. For this review we comprehensively examine the randomized, prospective data on IVC filter efficacy, compare relative rates of IVCF placement in onsidered guidelines for IVCF ...
Kim Jung Ho - - 2013
Although self-expanding metal stents for colorectal obstruction is preferred over emergency surgery, the efficacy of self-expanding metal stents in patients with malignant colorectal obstruction by a noncolonic malignancy with peritoneal carcinomatosis has not been demonstrated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the survival and long-term clinical outcome of ...
Liu Chuanxia - - 2013
This study aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of intralesional betamethasone in erosive oral lichen planus and to evaluate relapse of erosion. Patients were randomly assigned to the experimental group (1.4 mg intralesional betamethasone) or to the control group (8 mg intralesional triamcinolone acetonide), and they received injections once ...
Smolock Christopher J - - 2013
There has been a marked paradigm shift in the treatment of symptomatic femoro-popliteal disease with a shift from open to endoluminal therapy. The consequence of this shift in therapy is poorly described. The aim of this study is to examine the clinical efficacy of this shift in treatment strategies. A ...
Grant John A - - 2013
To review recent evidence in order to update previous systematic reviews on methods of rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched for the period January 2006 to December 2010, using terms related to ACL, rehabilitation, and randomized controlled trial (RCT). ...
Lund Adam - - 2013
ABSTRACTObjectives:Current documentation methods for patients with skin and soft tissue infections receiving outpatient parenteral anti-infective therapy (OPAT) include written descriptions and drawings of the infection that may inadequately communicate clinical status. We undertook a study to determine whether photodocumentation (PD) improves the duration of outpatient treatment of skin and soft ...
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