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Chen Qi Q Department of Ophthalmology, People's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region , Nanning, Guangxi , People's Republic of China - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To determine the postoperative symptom by using inferior conjunctival autografting (ICA) rather than superior conjunctival autografting (SCA) after excision of pterygium. Methods: This prospective randomized control study evaluated 80 eyes of 80 consecutive patients undergoing primary pterygium surgery. Patients in each subgroup were then randomized into the ICA ...
Bishnoi Ram N RN Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Bloomberg Children's Center Baltimore, MD, - - 2014
Objective: Retrospectively assess the frequency of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) conduit disruption during transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) and the effectiveness and safety of NuMED Covered Cheatham-Platinum Stents™ (CCPS) for its prevention or treatment. Background: There have been no published reports to date describing the safety and effectiveness of ...
de Francisco Angel L M - - 2014
Background: This observational study was conducted to investigate the use and effectiveness of calcium acetate/magnesium carbonate (CaMg) in the treatment of hyperphosphataemia in dialysis patients in real-world clinical practice. Methods: 120 adult CKD patients on dialysis who received CaMg alone or in combination with other phosphate binders were followed-up for ...
Watts Guy D - - 2014
Objective :  To investigate the stability of major versus minor Le Fort I maxillary advancements in unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) patients. Design :  A retrospective longitudinal study was undertaken on 30 nonsyndromic UCLP patients treated with the same protocol at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Patients ...
Zhang Xianbin X Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, 222 Zhongshan Road, 116011, Dalian, Liaoning, China, - - 2014
We conducted this meta-analysis to establish whether pancreaticogastrostomy (PG) or pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ) is the better method of reconstruction for reducing the risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF). This study involved a systematic article search and review of published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing PG vs. PJ after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Cochrane's ...
Lo Tsia-Shu TS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Keelung, Keelung Medical Center, Keelung, Taiwan, Republic of China, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of de novo stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and sonographic features of implanted transvaginal mesh in continent women treated with Elevate(™) anterior/apical [single-incision mesh (SIM-A)] or Perigee(™) [transvaginal mesh with sacrospinous fixation (TVM + SSF)] in extensive pelvic organ reconstruction surgery. ...
Chao Yin-Kai YK Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, - - 2014
The use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in patients with thymoma remains controversial. We sought to evaluate the perioperative and oncological outcomes after VATS resection for stage I and II thymoma and to compare the outcomes with those obtained after median sternotomy (MST). Between 1991 and 2007, a total of ...
Pascual José C JC Department of Dermatology, Hospital General Universitario, Alicante, - - 2014
Dermatologists often attend elderly patients with non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). There is a lack of information regarding the optimum treatment for elderly patients with NMSC. The objective of this study was to describe changes in the Barthel Index (BI) after dermatologic surgery for NMSC in patients aged 80 years and ...
Bydon Mohamad M Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory - - 2014
Object This study was undertaken to compare surgical outcomes between patients with atlantoaxial versus subaxial cervical synovial cysts (CSCs) and to compare outcomes between patients who underwent decompression alone versus decompression and fusion for the treatment of CSCs. Methods The authors present a series of 17 cases involving patients treated ...
Aspinen Samuli S School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland , Kuopio , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. The long-term outcome between laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) and minilaparotomy cholecystectomy (MC) with ultrasonic dissection (UsD) technique has not been compared in randomized trials. Therefore, we investigated the outcome after conventional LC and MC with UsD in 78 patients (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT0172340). Material and methods. Initially 88 patients with ...
El-Said Howaida H Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, - - 2014
Background: Secundum Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) closure devices were granted approval based on industry-sponsored, prospective, non-randomized, single device studies, demonstrating acceptable efficacy and safety in selected patients. We sought to report community practice and outcomes. Methods and Results: Procedure specific data was collected on cases considered for ASD closure in ...
Jahnke Alexander A Laboratory of Biomechanics, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Paul-Meimberg-Strasse 3, 35392, Giessen, - - 2014
The purpose of our study was to investigate the change of sports activities before and after medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) with the use of the Heidelberg Sports Activity Score (HAS). The Heidelberg Sports Activity Score (HAS) as well as FFb-H-OA, Oxford-12-Score, Tegner, UCLA and ACS were carried out to ...
Wu Sandy Pei-Ying SP Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China; Fellow of the Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of - - 2014
Recommended initial treatment for mixed urinary incontinence involves behavioral therapy, and drug and pelvic floor muscle exercises. Our objective is to evaluate the outcome of these conservative treatments in our patients with mixed urinary incontinence. A retrospective review was conducted in patients with mixed urinary incontinence who were offered sequential ...
Morichelli Loredana L Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti, 20, 00135, Rome, - - 2014
Remote monitoring (RM) is becoming the new standard for follow-up of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices. The aim of the present study was to evaluate patients' acceptance and satisfaction of RM by using a specific designed questionnaire. The questionnaire is composed of 12 items aimed at analyzing 5 aspects ...
Sánchez-Canel Juan J JJ Department of Nephrology, Hospital General, Castellón, - - 2014
Metabolic acidosis correction is achieved by the transfer of bicarbonate and other buffer anions in dialysis. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in the main anions of intermediary metabolism on standard hemodiafiltration (HDF) and on acetate-free biofiltration (AFB). A prospective, in-center, crossover study was carried out with ...
Piotrowicz Ewa E Telecardiology Center, Institute of Cardiology, Poland - - 2014
The benefits of rehabilitation in heart failure (HF) patients are well established. Little is known about Nordic walking (NW) training in HF patients especially in those with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). The purpose of this study was to assess safety, effectiveness, adherence to and acceptance of home-based telemonitored NW in ...
van der Hulle Tom T Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands; - - 2014
Introduction: Patients with a second venous thromboembolism generally receive anticoagulant treatment for indefinite duration, although it is known that the recurrence risk diminishes over time while the risk of hemorrhage persists with continued anticoagulation and increases with age. Based on these arguments and limited evidence for indefinite duration of treatment, ...
Walsh Stewart J SJ Unisports Sports Medicine, Auckland, New - - 2014
Midterm outcomes after arthroscopic debridement in patients with anterior ankle impingement without osteoarthritis are currently unclear. To assess the functional and radiological outcomes after arthroscopic treatment of anterior ankle impingement with a minimum 5-year follow-up in patients without osteoarthritis. Case series; Level of evidence, 4. From September 1999 to March ...
Shields Edward E Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, - - 2014
Previous studies have investigated outcomes of simultaneous rotator cuff (RC) repair and superior labral injury repair; however, there is limited information in the literature on outcomes of simultaneous RC repair and Bankart lesion repair after acute shoulder dislocations. To determine functional and imaging outcomes of simultaneous arthroscopic RC repair and ...
Zisman D D Department of Rheumatology, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, - - 2014
To study the association between traditional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (c-DMARD) or anti-TNF-α agents and herpes zoster (HZ) in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). A retrospective cohort study was conducted in patients with PsA between 2002 and 2013. Patients were grouped as follows: no DMARDs (Group A); c-DMARDs (Group B); anti-TNF-α ...
Zhu Tie-Yuan TY Department of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
A best evidence topic in adult valvular surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was 'Does concomitant tricuspid annuloplasty increase the perioperative mortality and morbidity when correcting left-sided valve disease?' A total of 561 papers were found using the reported search, of which 12 presented the ...
Kim Jong Woo JW Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Republic of - - 2014
A double stent system (covered stent in uncovered stent) was designed to provide long-term patency without tumor ingrowth or stent-related complications, such as stent migration, cholecystitis, or pancreatitis. To investigate the safety and efficacy of double stents in patients with malignant extrahepatic biliary obstructions. This prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter study enrolled ...
Wang Angela A AA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, - - 2014
We examined the long-term results of treatment of delta triphalangeal thumbs by excision of the delta ossicle alone with respect to range of motion (ROM), pain, and angulation at the interphalangeal (IP) joint. We retrospectively reviewed charts to identify patients who had Woods type I delta triphalangeal thumbs and underwent ...
Hennrikus William P WP Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
Limited data exist regarding the indications and expected outcomes of internal fixation of unstable in situ osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions of the capitellum. The objective of this investigation was to characterize healing rates, clinical results, and functional outcomes of internal fixation of unstable in situ OCD lesions in adolescents. Retrospective ...
Alsafi Ali A Department of Interventional Radiology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
The suitability of the proximal landing zone remains one of the main limitations to thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). The advent of custom-made scalloped stent grafts widens the endovascular options for patients with challenging anatomy. The objective of this study was to present our early and midterm results of custom-made ...
Rolim Hévila H *Department of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Service, Hospital São Geraldo ‡Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Medicina Molecular (INCT/MM) ∥Department of Surgery, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais †Glaucoma and Cataract Reference Center, Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte §Department of Basic Sciences, Health Area, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Campus Governador Valadares, Governador Valadares, - - 2014
The relationship between clinical data and genetic ancestry in Brazilian patients with primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) was studied. Thirty patients with PCG and 60 unrelated controls underwent a complete ophthalmological examination. The PCG inclusion criterion was prior surgery with a minimum follow-up of 6 months after the last surgical procedure. ...
Ozyol Erhan E Department of Ophthalmology, Ünye State Hospital, Ordu, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of a latanoprost/timolol fixed combination (LTFC) versus a latanoprost and timolol gel-forming solution unfixed combination (LTuFC) on daytime intraocular pressure (IOP) levels and fluctuations. This was an 8-week, randomized, parallel-group study. Ninety eyes of 90 patients diagnosed with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension that were ...
Lu Yi Y Digestive Endoscopy Center, Department of Gastroenterology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the short-term and long-term outcomes of endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) with endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD), and to find out risk factors for long-term complications. From January 2008 to June 2011, patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for common bile duct stone removal ...
Ventham Nicholas T - - 2014
National Scottish data were used to compare 3-year mortality in patients hospitalized for Crohn's disease (CD) between 1998-2000 and 2007-2009. The linked Scottish Morbidity Records database was used to identify patients admitted with CD during two periods: Period 1 (1998-2000) and Period 2 (2007-2009). 3-year mortality and standardized mortality ratio ...
Islam Shofiq S Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
The Mallampati airway classification has been used to estimate the success of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) but its predictive value in maxillomandibular advancement has not been proved. We aimed to explore the association between preoperative Mallampati scores and surgical outcome after bimaxillary advancement for OSA. We ...
Luo Wei-Cheng WC Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Number 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan; College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Number 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei, - - 2014
Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is a potentially curative surgical procedure for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The aim of this study is to review our institutional experience with this operation. We conducted a retrospective review of PEA performed at our institution between January 2005 and December 2013. The measured outcomes ...
Wang Yong Y Department of Ultrasound, Fudan University Affiliated Huashan Hospital Jing'An Branch, Shanghai, - - 2014
To evaluate the hemodynamic changes by duplex ultrasonography in adult moyamoya disease (MMD) patients who underwent combined direct and indirect revascularization surgery. Seventeen adult patients underwent direct and indirect revascularization surgery in our hospital. Hemodynamic parameters, peak systolic velocity (PSV), end-diastolic velocity (EDV) and resistance index (RI), were determined by ...
Shaparin Naum N Department of Anesthesiology, Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, - - 2014
To confirm the relationship between bevel orientation, catheter direction, and radiopaque contrast spread in the lumbar region. Pilot cadaver study. Anatomy laboratory of a university hospital. Cadavers were randomized to two groups of 4 cadavers each. In Group 1, needle bevel direction at epidural entry was cephalad; in Group 2, ...
Kim Su - - 2014
IntroductionProlonged conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CCPR) is associated with a poor prognosis in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. Alternative methods can be needed to improve the outcome in patients with prolonged CCPR and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) can be considered as an alternative method. The objectives of this study were to ...
Pfitzner Tilman T Orthopaedic Department, Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charitéplatz 1, 10117, Berlin, Germany, - - 2014
The purpose of the study was whether the use of a tourniquet increases cement mantle thickness in primary total knee arthroplasty and influences the calculated blood loss and postoperative pain. Ninety patients with a primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were enroled in this prospective randomised trial and divided into a ...
Li Fan F Department of General Surgery, Institute of Surgery Research, Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, 400042, - - 2014
This study aims to investigate the influence of total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis (IRA) and subtotal colectomy with cecorectal anastomosis (CRA) on curative effects, nutritional status, and health of patients with slow transit constipation (STC). The purpose of the present study is to compare the hemoglobin, the total protein level, ...
Brittenden Julie J From the Division of Applied Medicine (J. Brittenden), the Health Services Research Unit (S.C.C., A.E., C.R.R., J.N., G.S., S.W., M.K.C.), and the Health Economics Research Unit (E.T., G.S.), University of Aberdeen, and the Department of Vascular Surgery, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (P.B.), Aberdeen; the School of Medicine, Medical and Biological Sciences, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews (J. Burr); the Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter (B.C.); the Department of Vascular Surgery, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull (I.C.); the School of Surgery, University of Leeds (M.G.), and Vascular Surgery, St. James University Hospital (J.S.), Leeds; Vascular Surgery, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester (J.E.); Vascular Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne (T.L.); the Vascular Surgical Unit, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth (S.A.B.); and the School of Health Sciences, City University London, London (J.F.) - all in the United - - 2014
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation are widely used alternatives to surgery for the treatment of varicose veins, but their comparative effectiveness and safety remain uncertain. In a randomized trial involving 798 participants with primary varicose veins at 11 centers in the United Kingdom, we compared the outcomes of ...
Fink Barnes Leslie A LA Center for Hip and Knee Replacement (CHKR), Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 W. 168th Street, PH 1155, New York, NY, 10032, USA, - - 2014
There are limited studies examining the long-term survivorship for the current generation of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing (MOMHR) implants in the young male population, and fewer studies have been published on prospectively collected outcomes data for total hip resurfacing in the USA. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the ...
Kim Ho-Joong HJ Spine Center and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 166 Gumiro, Bundang-Gu, Sungnam, 463-707, Republic of - - 2014
There is no comparative study regarding surgical outcomes between microsurgical extraforaminal decompression (MeFD) and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) for the treatment of lumbar foraminal stenosis (LFS). Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare the surgical outcomes of LFS using two different techniques: MeFD alone or PLIF. For ...
Nakamura Yutaka Y Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital, 2-1-50 Minami-Koshigaya, Koshigaya, Saitama, 343-8555, Japan, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the characteristics of scoliosis in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) patients versus idiopathic scoliosis (IS). We identified 193 PWS patients. Scoliosis was found in 58 PWS patients, 39 of whom were treated with GH. Fifty-five IS patients were consecutively selected from an outpatient clinic. ...
Greene M E ME Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register, Centre of Registers Västra Götaland, Medicinargatan 18G, 413 45, Gothenburg, - - 2014
Patient-reported health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) measures such as the EuroQol 5 dimension (EQ-5D) index are commonplace when assessing healthcare providers or efficiency of medical techniques. HRQoL measures are generally bounded, and the magnitude of possible improvement depends on the pre-treatment HRQoL value. This paper aimed to assess and illustrated the possibility ...
Markusse Iris M - - 2014
IntroductionPersonalized medicine is the holy grail of medicine. The EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) support differential treatment between patients with baseline characteristics suggestive of a non-poor prognosis (non-PP) or poor prognosis (PP) (presence of autoantibodies, a high inflammatory activity and damage on radiographs). We aimed to ...
Li B B Department of Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine, Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University,Shenyang 110004, China - - - 2014
In the patients who have to be in supine position for most of the time after posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, the tibia tends to shift backwards due to the gravity of the lower leg and the tensed hamstring muscle. To observe the effects of tibial support braces on rehabilitation ...
Wang Jann-Yuan - - 2014
Introduction:Diabetes mellitus (DM) increases the risk of tuberculosis (TB) recurrence. This study investigated whether nine-month anti-TB treatment is associated with a lower risk of TB recurrence within two years after complete treatment than six-month treatment in DM patients with an emphasis on the impact of directly observed therapy, short course ...
Corradino Bartolo B Department of Surgical and Oncological disciplines, Plastic Surgery Unit, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 126, Palermo, - - 2014
Xanthelasma palpebrarum is the most common cutaneous xanthoma. It typically presents in middle-aged and older adults, most often around the eyelids. The diagnosis is made clinically. Giant xanthelasmas palpebrarum are xanthelasmas that extensively affect the superior and inferior bilateral eyelids. Many techniques have been put forward for treating these lesions ...
Dilsiz Alparslan A Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University , Erzurum , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Periodontal therapies aimed at altering the progression of periodontal diseases must include meticulous mechanical debridement during both the non-surgical and the surgical phases of periodontal treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the immediate effect of trauma from instrumentation on clinical attachment level after ...
Saruta Takao T Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, - - 2014
The cardiovascular effects of combined therapy with the angiotensin receptor blocker (olmesartan) and a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker (CCB) or a diuretic were compared in high-risk elderly Japanese hypertensive patients by performing a randomized, open label, blinded-endpoint study of morbidity and mortality (the COLM study). Here we report the results ...
Takami Yoshiyuki Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kansai Medical University, Takii Hospital, 10-15 Fumizono-cho, Moriguchi, 570-8507, Japan, - - 2014
Limited data exis t on clinical relevance of aortic valve stenosis (AVS) and mitral annular calcification (MAC), although with similar pathophysiologic basis. We sought to reveal the prevalence of MAC and its clinical features in the patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) for AVS. We reviewed 106 consecutive patients who ...
Gourgari Evgenia E E Gourgari, Pediatric Endocrinology, Georgetown University, Washington, 20016, United States - - 2014
Background: Impairment of growth is a cardinal feature of Cushing syndrome (CS) in childhood. Our hypothesis was that growth after successful treatment of CS due to various forms of pediatric CS would be different. Methods: This was a retrospective review of 19 patients with Cushing disease (CD) and 18 patients ...
Kim Maru M Armed Forces Goyang Hospital, Goyang-si, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the result of electrocauterization and curettage, which can be done with basic instruments. Patients with ingrown nail were randomized to 2 groups. In the first group, nail matrix was removed by curettage, and the second group, nail matrix was removed by electrocautery. ...
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