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Davis Reginald J RJ Greater Baltimore Neurosurgical Associates, Baltimore, - - 2014
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of 2-level total disc replacement (TDR) using a Mobi-C cervical artificial disc at 48 months' follow-up. METHODS A prospective randomized, US FDA investigational device exemption pivotal trial of the Mobi-C cervical artificial disc was conducted at 24 ...
Ashley C C Alabama Clinical Therapeutics, LLC, Birmingham, AL, - - 2014
Congenital factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency is an extremely rare, potentially life-threatening bleeding disorder. Routine prophylactic management is recommended for individuals with clinically relevant FXIII deficiency. This prospective, multicentre, open-label study evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety of prophylactic infusions of FXIII concentrate (human) 40 IU kg(-1) in patients with congenital FXIII deficiency. ...
Sharaiha Reem Z RZ Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, - - 2014
Background and aims: Novel endoscopic techniques have been developed as effective treatments for obesity. Recently, reduction of gastric volume via endoscopic placement of full-thickness sutures, termed endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), has been described. Our aim was to evaluate the safety, technical feasibility, and clinical outcomes for ESG. Patient and methods: ...
Lopez-Nava Gontrand G Bariatric Endoscopy Unit, Madrid Sanchinarro University Hospital, Madrid, - - 2014
Background and study aims: Emerging endoscopic techniques are minimally invasive and can mimic the anatomic alterations achieved by surgical sleeve gastrectomy. The objective of this study was to evaluate endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. Patients and methods: This was a prospective, single-center study of 20 patients who underwent flexible endoscopic suturing for ...
Olgin Gaudencio G Department of Urology, Loma Linda University Medical Center , Loma Linda, - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: The factors that contribute to continence following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) are currently being investigated. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship of the bladder neck location on postoperative cystogram to subsequent continence rates following RARP. Patients and Methods: A retrospective review of 611 consecutive ...
Shah Amit A Department of Radiology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, LE1 5WW, United - - 2014
Patients often have difficulty performing the various movements required for ideal positioning to enable accurate sonographic (US) assessment of the shoulder; this may result from pain and or unclear oral instructions. We performed this study to ascertain whether the use of a poster depicting the positions required during the examination ...
Stabile Giuseppe G Laboratorio di Elettrofisiologia, Clinica Mediterranea, Via Orazio 2, 80122, Naples, Italy, - - 2014
Catheter-tissue contact is critical for effective lesion creation in radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). In a multicenter prospective study, we assessed the relationship between catheter contact force (CF) during RFCA for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) and clinical recurrences over a mid-term follow-up. All patients underwent RFCA for paroxysmal AF by antral ...
Menassa Melanie M Département de Dentisterie de Restauration, Faculté de Médecine Dentaire, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, - - 2014
To examine patients' expectations, the level of satisfaction, and the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) with regard to the implants' immediate loading protocol (ILP) in edentate individuals. This pilot trial used a pre-post design to assess patient-centered outcomes in 18 edentate individuals (mean age 62.4 ± 7.7 years) who have received a ...
Park Yeon Cheol YC 1 Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong , Seoul, South Korea - - 2014
Abstract Objective: An earlier randomized controlled trial (RCT) study showed that bee venom acupuncture (BVA) in combination with physiotherapy can be more effective in functional improvement and pain reduction in patients with adhesive capsulitis (AC). The objective of the current study was to examine the long-term effect of BVA in ...
Peltola Mikko M Centre for Health and Social Economics CHESS, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Mannerheimintie 166, 00270, Helsinki, Finland, - - 2014
Previous research findings regarding the association between the outcomes of total hip and knee arthroplasty and patients' socioeconomic status have been contradictory. Consequently, we wanted to analyse whether individual-level household income was associated with the risk of revision arthroplasty and whether the time span in days from the primary arthroplasty ...
Helito Camilo Partezani CP Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, 05403-010, São Paulo, Brazil, - - 2014
A technique for combined reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterolateral corner (PLC) with a single femoral tunnel was recently described. This technique aims to avoid tunnel confluence in the lateral femoral condyle. Because there have been no studies on the functional outcomes and possible complications of this ...
Fong W C WC Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Jordan, Hong - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. To compare the outcomes of patients with warfarin-associated intracerebral haemorrhage given different treatments to reverse the effect of anticoagulation. DESIGN. Historical cohort study. SETTING. A regional hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS. Patients on warfarin who developed intracerebral haemorrhage. INTERVENTIONS. Prothrombin complex concentrate versus fresh frozen plasma treatment. MAIN OUTCOME ...
Morisako Hiroki H Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, - - 2014
OBJECT Petroclival meningiomas are among the most challenging intracranial tumors to treat surgically. Many skull base approaches have been described to improve resection and decrease patient morbidity. The authors undertook this study to evaluate the results of their treatment of petroclival meningiomas using objective measurements of tumor volume and a ...
Mangat Halinder S HS Departments of Neurology - - 2014
OBJECT Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with a higher mortality rate and poor outcome. Mannitol and hypertonic saline (HTS) have both been used to treat high ICP, but it is unclear which one is more effective. Here, the authors compare the effect ...
Greenberg Jacob K JK Departments of Neurological Surgery - - 2014
OBJECT Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) is a common and often debilitating neurological disease. Efforts to improve treatment of CM-I are impeded by inconsistent and limited methods of evaluating clinical outcomes. To understand current approaches and lay a foundation for future research, the authors conducted a systematic review of the ...
Pujol Nicolas N Orthopedic Department, Centre Hospitalier de Versailles, Versailles-Saint Quentin University, 177, rue de Versailles, 78157, Le Chesnay, France, - - 2014
Many studies have demonstrated that injection of various growth factors including platelet-derived growth factor could increase meniscal cell activity and stimulate repair. The purpose of this study was to augment repair and promote meniscal healing by the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) within horizontal cleavage meniscal tears repaired via an ...
Ferreira Milene Silva MS Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, Brazil - - 2014
Detect the main predictive non-motor factors related to independent community ambulation after stroke. Furthermore, we propose a scale to estimate the probability of a stroke patient getting independent community ambulation after six months of rehabilitation. Prospective cohort. Subjects treated in a rehabilitation center in a large metropolitan area. After that, ...
Xu WenBin - - 2014
Studies have shown that nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis (NSIP), even when initially diagnosed as an idiopathic form of the disease, might be associated with an autoimmune background that later reveals itself as an organ-specific or a systemic autoimmune disease. NSIP patients were divided into three groups. The NSIP patients who met ...
Ertmer Christian C Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy, University Hospital of Muenster, Muenster, - - 2014
The purpose of the present study was to retrospectively analyse the impact of human albumin (HA) substitution on organ function in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We retrospectively analysed chart data of 15 hypoalbuminaemic patients who received continuous infusion of HA (100 g∙d(-1) ) for 7 days following OLT ...
Chen Ru R *Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Peking University School of Public Health †Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University ‡Pfizer China Pharmaceuticals, Beijing, China §Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, New York, - - 2014
To systematically evaluate the safety and efficacy of latanoprost monotherapy for the treatment of patients with angle-closure glaucoma. We searched EMBASE, Medline, Cochrane Library, Chinese Journal Full-text Database (CNKI), Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database (VIP), and Wang Fang using the search terms "latanoprost" (or its commercial name, Xalatan) and ...
Hay C R M CR Manchester University Department of Haematology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, - - 2014
Although it has been suggested that switching of factor VIII (FVIII) products may increase inhibitor formation this is disputed. Half of UK patients changed rFVIII brands because of national contracting in 2010, presenting an opportunity to compare inhibitor incidence of switchers with non-switchers. Centres were requested to test all the ...
Muthu Jananni - - 2014
Purpose: To compare the HbA1c levels in nondiabetic subjects with periodontitis and periodontally healthy controls and to evaluate the effect of nonsurgical periodontal therapy on the glycaemic control in nondiabetic subjects with periodontitis. Materials and Methods: A total of 220 nondiabetic subjects between 35 and 60 years old were selected ...
Wiebe Jens J University of Giessen, Medizinische Klinik I, Department of Cardiology, Klinikstrasse 33, 35392 Giessen, - - 2014
This study evaluates the feasibility of percutaneous coronary intervention with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs) in chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions. Everolimus-eluting BVSs represent a new approach to treating coronary artery disease, but experience with CTO is limited. Patients with a previously diagnosed CTO who had been treated with BVS were ...
Oliveira N F G NF Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine if mid-term outcome following endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with the Endurant Stent Graft (Medtronic, Santa Rosa, CA, USA) is influenced by severe proximal neck angulation. A retrospective case-control study was performed using data from a prospective multicenter database. All measurements were obtained using dedicated reconstruction software and center-lumen ...
Guillevin Loïc L From the Département de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Cochin, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, INSERM Unité 1016, Centre de Référence pour les Maladies Auto-immunes Rares (L.G., C.P., P.C., X.P., A.M., L.M.), Unité de Néphrologie, Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou, Université Paris Descartes (A.K.), Hôpital Bichat, Université Paris Diderot, Service de Néphrologie, INSERM Unité 699, Département Hospitalo-Universitaire FIRE (E.D.) and Département de Médecine Interne (T.P.), and Centre d'Epidémiologie Clinique, Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu, Université Paris Descartes, INSERM Unité 738 (P.R.), Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, Service de Pneumologie, Centre de Référence pour Maladies Pulmonaires Rares, Hôpital Universitaire Louis Pradel (C.K.), and Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Edouard Herriot (J.N.), Lyon, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Hôpital Gabriel Montpied, Clermont-Ferrand (O.A.), Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpitaux privés de Metz, Metz (F.M.), Département de Médecine Interne, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Rennes, Hôpital Sud, Université Rennes I, IGDR-UMR 6290, Rennes (O.D.), Service de Médecine Interne et Néphrologie, Hôpital Général Henri Duffaut, Avignon (P. Gobert), Département de Néphrologie and Département de Médecine Interne, Centre Hospitalier de Valenciennes, Valenciennes (T.Q.), Service de Médecine Interne, Centre Hospitalier Général de Niort, Niort (C.B.-D.), Département de Médecine Interne, Centre Hospitalier Bretagne Atlantique de Vannes, Vannes (P. Godmer), Service de Néphrologie, Dialyse et Transplantation, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble, Grenoble (P.-L.C.), Service de Médecine Interne, Centre National de Référence de la Sclérodermie Systémique, Hôpital Claude Huriez, Université Lille Nord de France, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lille, Lille (P.-Y.H.), Service de Médecine Interne, Centre de Référence Labellisé pour la Prise en Charge des - - 2014
The combination of cyclophosphamide and glucocorticoids leads to remission in most patients with antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides. However, even when patients receive maintenance treatment with azathioprine or methotrexate, the relapse rate remains high. Rituximab may help to maintain remission. Patients with newly diagnosed or relapsing granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic ...
Lee Ji Heui JH Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Korean Cancer Center Hospital, 215-4, Gongneug-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul, 139-706, Republic of Korea, - - 2014
The main aims of rapid sequence induction (RSI) are prompt and adequate muscle relaxation for tracheal intubation and hemodynamic stability during and after intubation. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of nicardipine and esmolol on the action of rocuronium and intubation conditions during RSI. Adult ...
Sati Alok A Dept of Ophthalmology, Command Hospital (EC), Alipore Road, Kolkata, WB, 700027, India, - - 2014
Our aim primarily was to compare the recurrence rate with three techniques of conjunctival fixation (suture versus fibrin glue versus autologous in situ blood coagulum) over bare sclera following pterygium excision. Ninety eyes of 90 patients with primary pterygium were randomly divided into three groups: group I (30 eyes) underwent ...
Ruiz-Calvo Aurora A Hospital Clínico San Carlos , Madrid , - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To describe the prevalence of epiphora and associated factors after uncomplicated phacoemulsification. Methods: Prospective and descriptive design. A group of 125 patients was asked about tearing one to two weeks after cataract surgery. A comprehensive examination was performed on the patients who answered affirmatively. All patients were re-interviewed ...
Zheng Jun J 1Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University , Chengdu, Sichuan 610041 , - - 2014
Abstract Background: Endogenous opiates play an important role in the secondary injury of brain tissue after central nervous system injury. It was confirmed that nalmefene, an opiates receptor antagonist, has neuroprotective efficacy in animal models. However, evidence of nalmefene treatment for surgical patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage is insufficient. Methods: ...
Ha Tae-Yong TY Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 88 Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736, South - - 2014
A small proportion of gallbladder carcinomas (GBC) are incidentally detected after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). This study intended to analyze the effect of extended reoperation on the long-term outcome of patients with pT1b/T2 GBC who had initially undergone LC. A cohort of 203 patients who underwent R0 resection and whose pathology ...
Barrett Kody K KK Children's Orthopaedic Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) is a known complication of spinal fusion and has been shown to occur in the setting of growing rod instrumentation. Previous studies have shown good reliability in measuring PJK in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Four pediatric orthopaedic spine surgeons measured the proximal junction in 10 patients with ...
Li TianYou T Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, - - 2014
Ligamentum teres is hypertrophied and should be resected in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). We have observed a relatively high prevalence of absence of ligamentum teres (ALT) in severe DDH. The purpose of this study was to determine: (1) the percentage of ALT in DDH; (2) the risk factors ...
Hoellwarth Jason S JS *University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA †Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
The difference between medial (MAOR) and anterior (AAOR) approaches for open reduction of developmental hip dysplasia in terms of risk for avascular necrosis (AVN) and need for further corrective surgery (FCS, femoral and/or acetabular osteotomy) is unclear. This study compared age-matched cohorts undergoing either MAOR or AAOR in terms of ...
Pulitano Carlo C Australian National Liver Transplant Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Centenary Research Institute, University of Sydney, - - 2014
Hepatic artery stenosis (HAS) is thought to predispose to biliary complications secondary to ischemic injury. Despite this, the clinical significance of HAS remains poorly defined. The aims of the present study were to determine the prevalence and outcome of HAS, and to define which patients may benefit from endovascular treatment. ...
Wondrasch Barbara B Norwegian Research Center for Active Rehabilitation, Department of Sport Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway Department of Health and Social Sciences, St Poelten University of Applied Sciences, St Poelten, Austria - - 2014
Long-term effects of different weightbearing (WB) modalities after matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) on changes in knee articular cartilage and clinical outcomes are needed to establish more evidence-based recommendations for postoperative rehabilitation. There will be no differences between accelerated WB compared with delayed WB regarding knee articular cartilage or patient ...
Djuric Milena M Institute of Mother and Child Healthcare of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, - - 2014
Evaluation of efficacy of vigabatrin as the first drug in infants with previously untreated infantile spasms (IS) and reporting the long-term outcome. We analyzed a cohort of 180 infants with infantile spasms treated with vigabatrin as the first drug. Following initial evaluation and a 48-h basal period for counting the ...
Schneider Andreas A Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, - - 2014
Background: Dose requirements of erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs) can vary considerably over time and may be associated with cardiovascular outcomes. We aimed to longitudinally assess ESA responsiveness over time and to investigate its association with specific clinical end points in a time-dependent approach. Methods: The German Diabetes and Dialysis study (4D ...
Komninos Christos C Department of Urology and Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Department of Urology, General Hospital of Nikaia 'St. Panteleimon', Athens, - - 2014
To compare the renal functional outcomes in patients with more than one year of follow-up who underwent robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) with several clamping techniques. Perioperative data of 23 (off-clamp-group 1), 25 (selective clamp-group 2) and 114 (main artery clamp-group 3) patients who underwent RPN, were retrospectively analyzed. The main ...
Rahm Stefan S Orthopaedic Department, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland - - 2014
Up to now, there has been no evidence that salvage arthrodesis would perform inferior when compared with primary ankle arthrodesis. The purpose of this study was to compare their clinical and radiographic results. A retrospective analysis was performed using 2 validated scores and assessment of radiographic union by comparing 23 ...
Sagherian Bernard H BH American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon - - 2014
Although newer generations of total ankle arthroplasty designs have better clinical outcomes, failure due to aseptic loosening remains a frequent major complication. Arthrodesis is the most common salvage procedure for a failed total ankle replacement. There are several arthrodesis techniques each with its advantages and disadvantages. We present a technique ...
Spotnitz Michelle D MD Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, - - 2014
-Adenosine (ADO) can unmask dormant pulmonary vein conduction following isolation. The role of ADO in uncovering dormant accessory pathway (AP) conduction following AP ablation is unknown. -We evaluated 109 consecutive patients (age 41 ± 28 yrs; 62 (57%) male) who were administered ADO following successful AP ablation. Dormant AP conduction ...
Charitaki Evangelia E Centre for Nephrology, Royal Free Hospital, University College London Medical School, London, - - 2014
Background/Aims: Cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke are increased in dialysis patients, and haemodiafiltration has been reported to reduce cerebrovascular mortality compared to haemodialysis. We wished to determine whether haemodiafiltration improves arterial stiffness. Methods: We audited aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) measurements 6 months apart in 3 cohorts of patients: 69 ...
Wang Yunyan Y Department of Urology, Huai'an First People's Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Huai'an, Jiangsu 223300, P.R. - - 2015
The aim of the present study was to explore the value of subcutaneous nephrovesical bypass (SNVB) for the treatment of ureteral obstruction due to pelvic metastatic disease. SNVB stents (n=30) were implanted in 24 patients with advanced metastatic disease between January 2008 and December 2012. Urinalysis, serum creatinine (SCr), glomerular ...
Moreau S S Hôpital Raymond-Poincaré, AP-HP, 104, boulevard Raymond-Poincaré, 92380 Garches, France; Université de Versailles, 78190 Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, - - 2014
Management for early onset scoliosis has recently changed, with the development of new surgical procedures. However, multiple surgeries are often required and high complication rates are still reported. Conservative management remains an alternative, serial casting achieving excellent results in young children. Better compliance and improvement over natural history have been ...
Makridis K G KG Clinique Nollet, 23, rue Brochant, 75017 Paris, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although various techniques can be used to repair gluteal tendon tears, the long-term outcome is unclear and published studies typically involve only a small number of patients. The goals of this study were to determine (1) if functional improvement can be obtained, (2) if the repairs are continuous based on ...
Muñoz-García Antonio J AJ Department of Cardiology, Instituto de Biomedicina de Málaga (IBIMA), Virgen de la Victoria Clinical University Hospital, Málaga, University of Málaga, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is associated with increased mortality, but few data exist on the occurrence and clinical impact of AKI associated with transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and prognosis of AKI after percutaneous implantation of the ...
Fedorak Richard N RN Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Probiotic formulations of single species of bacteria have not been effective in preventing the recurrence of Crohn's disease after surgery. We investigated the ability of VSL#3, a mixture of 8 different bacterial probiotic species, to prevent Crohn's disease recurrence following surgery in a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Within 30 ...
Niccoli Giampaolo G Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aim: To assess eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and C-reactive protein (CRP) serum levels at three time points according to different stent types. Methods: 54 patients (age 64 ± 10 years, male 78%), undergoing Bare Metal Stent (BMS) (n = 11), mammalian Target Of Rapamycin (mTOR)-inhibitor DES (n = 27) and mTOR-inhibitor bioabsorbable DES (BES) (n = 16) implantation ...
Click Vivian V Private Practice of Endodontics, Honolulu, - - 2014
Few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of the Gow-Gates and Vazirani-Akinosi techniques in patients presenting with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. Therefore, the purpose of this prospective, randomized study was to evaluate the anesthetic efficacy of the Gow-Gates and Vazirani-Akinosi techniques using 3.6 mL 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine in mandibular posterior teeth ...
Avery Daniel M DM 3rd St. Luke's Orthopaedic Specialists, St. Luke's University Hospital, Bethlehem, PA, U.S.A.. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of the current study was to compare surgeon-rated visualization in shoulder arthroscopy using irrigation fluid with and without epinephrine. Eighty-three patients were randomized to receive irrigation fluid with (44 patients) or without (39 patients) epinephrine during their arthroscopic shoulder procedures. After each procedure, the blinded senior author (G.F.C.) ...
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