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Reinisch Walter W Dept. Internal Medicine III, Medical University Vienna, Austria; McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Our post-hoc analysis assessed the association of early (at weeks 26-30) clinical, endoscopic, biologic, and pharmacokinetic outcomes with corticosteroid-free remission at week 50 (CSFR50); CSFR50 was observed in 55.2% and 65.4% of patients treated with infliximab, alone or in combination with azathioprine, respectively. We analyzed data from 203 patients; 96 ...
Lurati Alfredomaria A Rheumatology Unit Fornaroli Hospital Magenta Italy 20013 Via Donatore Sangue 50 Milan Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Determine Th lymphocytes concentration in patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA). Evaluate their change after HA viscosupplementation. Patients with early primary knee or hip OA (ACR Criteria) were recruited in two groups: group A was only observed longitudinally, group B was treated with a course of three weekly intra-articular ...
Aboukais R R Department of neurosurgery, Lille university hospital, rue E.-Laine, 59037 Lille cedex, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
In recent years, the multidisciplinary approach has become an important concern for the management of intracranial aneurysms. This study aims to evaluate the functional outcomes of patients treated for an intracranial aneurysm (ruptured or unruptured), when the treatment modality was defined in a multidisciplinary fashion. In this retrospective study, we ...
Sari Elif E Kirikkale University Faculty of Medicine, Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Department, Kirikkale, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Web space contractures after a burn can cause severe impairments in hand function along with esthetic deformities. In this study we present our experience with the combined treatment technique consisted of rhomboid flap and double Z-plasty for palmar and dorsal web space contractures. Combined rhomboid flap and double Z-plasty was ...
Vardakas Konstantinos Z KZ Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece; Department of Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases, Mitera General Hospital, Hygeia Group, Athens, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to assess the comparative effectiveness and safety of antistaphylococcal penicillins (ASPs) and cephalosporins for the definitive treatment of patients with meticillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteraemia. PubMed and Scopus electronic databases were searched up to December 2013. All-cause mortality was the primary outcome of interest. ...
Bjarnason Thordur T Department of Surgery, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden, - - 2014
Classification of the open abdomen (OA) status is essential for clinical studies on the subject and may help to improve OA therapy. This is a validity and reliability analysis of the OA classification proposed by the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in 2013. Prospective data on 111 consecutive ...
Limpaphayom Noppachart N Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Rama 4 road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, 10330, - - 2014
Our objective is to report longitudinal outcomes of selective surgical soft tissue release for idiopathic clubfoot (ICF). Thirty-six ICF patients who had surgery at the average age of 11 (range nine to 17) months and 12 age-matched normal feet were evaluated yearly until subjects had the average age of 11 ...
van de Laar Arnold W AW Department Bariatric Surgery, Slotervaartziekenhuis, Louwesweg 6, 1066 EC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
Bariatric weight loss essentially is expressed with reference to the baseline weight, for example, as relative percentages or as absolute body mass index (BMI) points lost from baseline. A different definition of baseline weight would therefore affect all weight loss results. We try to determine which value to prefer for ...
Smith Carol E CE University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS; University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Kansas City, - - 2014
-This trial tested the effects of multidisciplinary group clinic appointments on the primary outcome of time to first HF rehospitalization or death. -HF patients (N=198) were randomly assigned to standard care or standard care plus multidisciplinary group clinics. The group intervention consisted of 4 weekly clinic appointments and one booster ...
Weiss Mayo M From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine, and †Micro, Hand, and Reconstructive Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich; and ‡Chirurgische Klinik Munich-Bogenhausen, Munich, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate by lymphoscintigraphy the functional outcome after autologous lymph vessel transplantation (Tx) of the upper limb. One hundred seventy-seven patients (172 female, 5 male; median age, 56 years; range, 12-84 years) presenting with Tx situs in an upper limb were included. For correlation ...
Kanatani Takako T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe Rosai Hospital, Kobe, Japan; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To objectively assess elderly patients with carpal tunnel syndrome to characterize their preoperative severity and prognosis after carpal tunnel release using a electrophysiological severity scale. Electrophysiologic assessment was performed preoperatively and 1 year postoperatively following carpal tunnel release in 112 hands in patients over 70 years of age prospectively by ...
Taboada Dolores D Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Unit, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, - - 2014
Chronic thromboembolic disease is characterised by persistent pulmonary thromboembolic occlusions without pulmonary hypertension. Early surgical treatment with pulmonary endarterectomy may improve symptoms and prevent disease progression. We sought to assess the outcome of pulmonary endarterectomy in symptomatic patients with chronic thromboembolic disease. Patients with symptomatic chronic thromboembolic disease and a ...
Aarabi Ghazal G Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Treatment effects should be large and long-lasting. The aim of this study was to describe for patients treated with fixed dental prostheses (FDP), removable dental prostheses (RDP), and complete dentures (CD) how they perceived their oral health over a period of two years using the concept oral health-related quality of ...
Lo Ruby C RC Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
We sought to elucidate the risks for access site-related complications (ASCs) after percutaneous lower extremity revascularization and to evaluate the benefit of routine ultrasound-guided access (RUS) in decreasing ASCs. We reviewed all consecutive percutaneous revascularizations (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or stent) performed for lower extremity atherosclerosis at our institution from 2002 ...
Dunlay Shannon M SM From the *Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and †Division of Health Care Policy and Research at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and ‡Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, - - 2014
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is common in patients with heart failure undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Whether the TR should be surgically managed at the time of LVAD surgery is controversial.We searched SCOPUS, Web of Science, Ovid EMBASE and Ovid MEDLINE (through May 10, 2014) for randomized controlled trials ...
San-Miguel Jesús F JF Clínica Universidad de Navarra-CIMA, Pamplona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Panobinostat is a potent oral pan-deacetylase inhibitor that in preclinical studies has synergistic anti-myeloma activity when combined with bortezomib and dexamethasone. We aimed to compare panobinostat, bortezomib, and dexamethasone with placebo, bortezomib, and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. PANORAMA1 is a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled, ...
Gungorduk Kemal K Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, - - 2014
Objective: To estimate the accuracy of frozen pathological analysis in patients preoperatively diagnosed with endometrial atypical complex hyperplasia (ACH) and to develop a model predicting the probability of the presence of endometrial carcinoma in ACH. Methods: Patients (n = 128) who underwent total hysterectomies because of diagnoses of ACH were ...
Fujisawa Toshio - - 2014
The influence of size on the effectiveness of nasobiliary catheters has not yet been studied. We compared biliary drainage effectiveness and procedure-related discomfort and adverse events in 5 French (Fr) and 7 Fr nasobiliary catheters. We prospectively studied 100 patients undergoing endoscopic biliary drainage for obstructive jaundice, who were randomly ...
Park Myung-Sik MS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Chonbuk - Republic of - - 2014
Cementation of a polyethylene liner into the well-fixed shell is a convenient option for revision total hip arthroplasty. We retrospectively reviewed 45 patients who had liner cementation to investigate the risk factors which gave rise to major complications and reoperation. Patients were observed for a minimum of 7 years (range ...
Indrakusuma R R Department of Surgery, Medical Centre Alkmaar, Wilhelminalaan 12, 1815 JD Alkmaar, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Elderly patients with colorectal carcinoma are screened with the Identification of Seniors at Risk (ISAR) questionnaire to identify frail patients. These patients are more at risk for mortality and morbidity and are referred to the geriatric specialist for assessment (Dutch acronym: DOG). The DOG assessment aims to preoperatively optimize the ...
Tomanin Rosella - - 2014
BackgroundHunter Syndrome is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder due to the deficit of iduronate 2-sulfatase, an enzyme catalysing the degradation of the glycosaminoglycans (GAG) dermatan- and heparan-sulfate. Treatment of the disease is mainly performed by Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) with idursulfase, in use since 2006. Clinical efficacy of ERT has ...
Kim Won Jae WJ Department of Ophthalmology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with refractive accommodative esotropia (RAE) whose refractive errors were gradually reduced to below +2.00 diopters (D) during follow-up but use of spectacles was still required for maintenance of good ocular alignment. We conducted a retrospective review ...
Mishra Deepak D Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, - - 2014
To compare the efficacy and safety of latanoprost, bimatoprost, travoprost and timolol in reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open angle glaucoma. This was a prospective study conducted at a tertiary-care centre. One hundred and forty patients with newly diagnosed primary open angle glaucoma were randomly assigned to ...
Kwon Yoon Hyung YH Department of Ophthalmology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. ; Retina Center, Nune Eye Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
To investigate which spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) findings predict visual outcome after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NV-AMD). We reviewed the medical records of patients with treatment-naïve NV-AMD who underwent three or more consecutive anti-VEGF injections. The patients were divided into three ...
Jeong Hyerin H Department of Ophthalmology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
To evaluate the clinical outcome of viscoelastics (VE, sodium hyaluronate)-augmented trabeculectomy (VAT, 66 eyes) and conventional trabeculectomy (CT, 57 eyes) for glaucomatous eyes. In the VAT group, half of the anterior chamber space was filled with VE via the paracentesis site at the end of CT and a balanced salt ...
Rudas Máté - - 2014
IntroductionLong-term ventilated intensive care patients frequently require tracheostomy. Although overall risks are low, serious immediate and late complications still arise. Real-time ultrasound guidance has been proposed to decrease complications and improve accuracy of the tracheal puncture. We aimed to compare procedural safety and efficacy of real-time ultrasound guidance with the ...
Razmjou Helen - - 2014
Understanding the pattern of recovery and expected rate of change after shoulder arthroplasty is helpful to clinicians and patients for setting realistic expectations and goals. The purpose of this study was to describe the pattern of recovery over a 2-year period for patients receiving either a Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (TSA) ...
Nikkolo Ceith C Depatment of the General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Surgery Clinic, Tartu University Hospital, Tartu, Estonia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate whether usage of self-gripping mesh in open inguinal hernia repair, compared with standard Lichtenstein repair with sutured mesh, could result in a decreased rate of chronic pain at 6-mo follow-up. The secondary outcome was to evaluate foreign body feeling and ...
Castellucci Lana A LA Department of Medicine, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, - - 2014
Many anticoagulant strategies are available for the treatment of acute venous thromboembolism, yet little guidance exists regarding which drug is most effective and safe. To summarize and compare the efficacy and safety outcomes associated with 8 anticoagulation options (unfractionated heparin [UFH], low-molecular-weight heparin [LMWH], or fondaparinux in combination with vitamin ...
Miyake Hideaki H Division of Urology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0017, Japan, - - 2014
Our objective was to evaluate the significance of the R.E.N.A.L. nephrometry score (RNS)-developed to quantitatively evaluate the complexity of renal tumors in a reproducible manner-in perioperative and renal functional outcomes following robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN). This study assessed 48 consecutive patients with renal tumors who underwent RAPN. Preoperative RNS for ...
Zhou Ping-Hong PH Endoscopy Center, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, - - 2014
Background and study aims: A hybrid knife was recently developed to allow waterjet-assisted endoscopic submucosal dissection, which aims to speed up and simplify the procedure. This technique has been shown to be effective and safe for the treatment of early gastric cancer (EGC) but it has not yet been compared ...
Sridharan Shaum S SS Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Voice - - 2014
To retrospectively determine optimal timing for initiation of nimodipine within a cohort of patients with acute vocal fold paralysis (VFP). Retrospective patient review. Subjects were divided into three groups: initiation within 15 days postinjury (n = 19), between 15 and 30 days postinjury (n = 23), or greater than 30 days postinjury (n = 11). Fifty-one ...
Rudler M M Department of Hepatogastroenterology, La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, 47-80 boulevard de l'Hôpital, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, - - 2014
Early-TIPSS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt) placement may improve rebleeding and reduce 1-year mortality, compared to standard management in high-risk patients with cirrhosis and variceal bleeding. To obtain external validation of this therapeutic approach. We performed a prospective study including all consecutive patients with Child-Pugh C 10-13 cirrhosis or Child-Pugh B ...
Aryana Arash A Regional Cardiology Associates, 3941 J Street, Suite #350, Sacramento, CA, 95819, USA, - - 2014
There is limited data available on the safety and efficacy of the second-generation cryoballoon (CB-2) for cryoablation of atrial fibrillation (Cryo-AF). We evaluated the procedural, biophysical, and clinical outcomes of Cryo-AF in a large patient cohort using CB-2 as compared with the first-generation cryoballoon (CB-1). Three-hundred and forty consecutive patients ...
Xu Zhen-Xing ZX Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research, Chinese Ministry of Education and Chinese Ministry of Public Health, Department of Cardiology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Shandong, - - 2014
This study aimed to assess pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) efficacy on atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence and to determine a predictive dispersion of atrial refractoriness (dERP) value for performing PVI in paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) patients. Of 67 PSVT patients with past AF episodes who underwent accessory pathway (AP) or slow ...
Kotulska Katarzyna K Department of Neurology and Epileptology, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland, - - 2014
Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) is a brain tumor associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). It usually grows in a second decade of life, but may develop in the first months of life. The aim of this work was to establish the incidence, clinical features, and outcome of congenital SEGA ...
Adler Tom T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Kantonsspital Baselland-Bruderholz, CH-4101, Bruderholz, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to analyse the long-term outcome of patients treated for combined posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and posterolateral corner injuries by combined PCL reconstruction and popliteus bypass according to Mueller or refixation of the popliteus tendon. Sixteen patients treated by combined PCL reconstruction and popliteus bypass ...
Nikoubashman Omid O Klinik für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Neuroradiologie, Uniklinik Aachen, Pauwelsstr. 30, 52074, Aachen, - - 2014
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the clinical significance of postinterventional subarachnoid hyperdensities (PSH) after endovascular mechanical thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke. We analysed clinical and radiological data of 113 consecutive patients who received postinterventional CT scans within 4.5 h after mechanical thrombectomy. PSH was present in 27 of ...
Grolimund Eva E 1Medical University Clinic, Kantonsspital Aarau , Aarau , - - 2014
Abstract Long-term outcome prediction in COPD is challenging. We conducted a prospective 5-7-year follow-up study in patients with COPD to determine the association of exacerbation type, discharge levels of inflammatory biomarkers including procalctionin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell count (WBC) and plasma proadrenomedullin (ProADM), alone or combined with ...
Moosmayer Stefan S Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery (S.M.), Physiotherapy (G.L., U.S.S., B.H., and I.C.S.), and Occupational Therapy (T.H.), Martina Hansens Hospital, Donskiveien 8, P.O.B. 823, 1306 Sandvika, Norway. E-mail address for S. Moosmayer: - - 2014
There is limited Level-I evidence that compares operative and nonoperative treatment of rotator cuff tears. We compared outcomes of patients treated with primary tendon repair with outcomes of those treated with physiotherapy and optional secondary tendon repair if needed. A single-center, pragmatic, randomized controlled study with follow-ups after six months ...
Barfod Kristoffer Weisskirchner KW Gait Analysis Laboratory (J.B. and H.B.L.), Department of Orthopedics (K.W.B., I.B., L.E., and A.T.), Clinical Orthopedic Research Hvidovre, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Kettegård Alle 30, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark. E-mail address for K.W. Barfod: - - 2014
Dynamic rehabilitation has been suggested to be an important part of nonoperative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture that results in functional outcome and rerupture rates comparable with those of operative treatment. However, the optimal role of weight-bearing during early rehabilitation remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to ...
Bayusentono Sulis S Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Airlangga University Dr Soetomo Hospital, East Java 60286, - - 2014
Hip instability can cause major problems in children with cerebral palsy, although good outcomes of hip reconstructive surgery for hip instability have been reported. In the present study, we investigated the recurrence of hip instability after reconstructive surgery and the factors influencing this recurrence in patients with cerebral palsy. We ...
Long William J WJ Insall Scott Kelly Institute, 210 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065. E-mail address for W.J. Long: doctor_long@hotmail.com. E-mail address for W.N. Scott: - - 2014
Concern exists regarding the long-term durability and effectiveness of total knee arthroplasty in young patients. We reviewed our experience with total knee arthroplasty in patients fifty-five years old and younger with severe osteoarthritis to determine the long-term outcomes. One hundred and fourteen total knee arthroplasties were performed in eighty-eight patients ...
Hansen Morten Lock ML Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, Niels Andersens Vej 65, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark - - 2014
To study the risk of thromboembolism in a nationwide cohort of atrial fibrillation patients undergoing direct current (DC) cardioversion with or without oral anticoagulant coverage. A retrospective study of 16 274 patients in Denmark discharged from hospital after a first-time DC cardioversion for atrial fibrillation between 2000 and 2008. Use ...
Fruchter Oren O Pulmonary Division (OF, MRK), Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqwa, Israel; The Sackler School of Medicine (OF, MRK), Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; and Pulmonary Division (MY), Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, - - 2014
A major barrier to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) research and management is lack of easily obtained biomarkers that are predictive of clinically important outcome measures. We sought to investigate in patients admitted for acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) the association of D-dimer (fibrin degradation product) obtained upon admission with ...
Braga Fernanda T M M FT Author Affiliations: Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto (Drs Braga, Silveira, C.B. Santos, and Carvalho); Amaral Carvalho Foundation, Jaú (Dr A.C.F. Santos), and the Ribeirão Preto Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (Drs Bueno and - - 2014
Oral mucositis is a common inflammatory complication among patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Among its therapeutic properties, Chamomilla recutita has anti-inflammatory effects. The aim of this study was to identify the dosage of the liquid extract of C recutita in mouthwash that is needed to reduce the incidence ...
Gary Joshua L JL 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, U.S.A 2Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltmore, Maryland U.S.A. 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas U.S.A 4Partners Orthopaedic Trauma, Brigham and Women's Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A 5Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2014
Controversy exists regarding the effect of operative treatment on mortality after acetabular fracture in elderly patients. Our hypothesis was that operative treatment would confer a mortality benefit compared to nonoperative treatment even after adjusting for co-morbidities associated with death. Retrospective SETTING: Three University Level I Trauma Centers PATIENT/PARTICIPANTS: All patients ...
Tsai Tzung-Jiun TJ Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC; National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, - - 2014
Endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) is an established treatment for patients with choledocholithiasis or common bile duct stones (CBDS), but further management of patients after ES with recurrent CBDS remains controversial. Endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation (EPLBD) has been used safely and effectively for stone removal in patients after ES with recurrent ...
Tukenmez Tigen Elif E Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine the prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae (PE) fecal carriage in patients that undergo transrectal ultrasonography-guided biopsy (TRUSbx) and its relationship with post-biopsy infections. A prospective clinical study in 4 different tertiary hospitals between 2008 and 2010 was conducted. Four hundred men with sterile urine who were to ...
Xiao Jian J Institute of Sports Medicine, The Third Hospital of Peking University, Beijing, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
There have been few studies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate the clinical outcomes and structural results after arthroscopic repair of bursal-side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs). From 2009 to 2012, 73 consecutive patients with bursal-side PTRCTs underwent arthroscopic repair. Fifty-nine of them were retrospectively evaluated as Ellman classification ...
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