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Schmid Marianne M Department of Urology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to examine preoperative patients' characteristics associated with the urinary diversion (UD) type (continent vs. incontinent) after radical cystectomy (RC) and UD-associated postoperative complications. In 2011, 679 bladder cancer patients underwent RC at 18 European tertiary care centers. Data were prospectively collected within the 'PROspective ...
Li Yue-Ran YR Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, - - 2014
To assess three different methods in treating patients with cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP). We evaluated pre-, intra- and postoperative conditions of 124 CSP patients in one of the three treatment groups, of which 37 patients underwent uterine curettage by hysteroscopy under ultrasound monitoring (group 1), 28 patients were treated with ...
Wang Jiang-Yuan JY Jiang-Yuan Wang, Yuan-Min Zhu, Yu-Lan Liu, Department of Gastroenterology, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing 100044, - - 2014
To determine the utility of the Asia-Pacific colorectal screening (APCS) scoring system and metabolic syndrome components in individual screening for sporadic colorectal cancer. The subjects were patients admitted to the Peking University People's Hospital for colonoscopy between October 2012 and July 2013. Clinical information, including patient willingness to undergo colonoscopy, ...
Xie Yong Y Yong Xie, Yin Zhu, Hong Zhou, Zhi-Fa Lu, Zhen Yang, Xu Shu, Xing-Xing He, Jiu-Hong Ma, Dong-Sheng Liu, Nong-Hua Lu, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy of furazolidone-based triple and quadruple therapy in eradicating Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in a multi-center randomized controlled trial. A total of 720 H. pylori positive patients with duodenal ulcer disease were enrolled at 10 different hospitals in Jiangxi province in China. The patients were randomly assigned ...
Smillie Ian I Department of Paediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill), Glasgow, - - 2014
Optimizing hearing in patients with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) by early recognition and management of otitis media with effusion is essential for speech development. Some evidence has suggested higher complication rates from ventilation tube (VT) insertion in patients with CLP and has led to a trend not to treat ...
Tuncay Figen F From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ahi Evran University Training and Research Hospital, Kırşehir, Turkey (FT); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey (PB); and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (BT) and Department of Otorhinolaryngology (İÜ, ES), Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of electrical stimulation when added to conventional physical therapy with regard to clinical and neurophysiologic changes in patients with Bell palsy. This was a randomized controlled trial. Sixty patients diagnosed with Bell palsy (39 right sided, 21 left sided) were ...
Akkaya Nuray N From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pamukkale University Medical School, Denizli (NA); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Şişli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, İstanbul (BD); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Celal Bayar University Medical School, Manisa (ZÜ); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gülhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, İstanbul (ABÇ, LT); Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Pamukkale University Medical School, Denizli (SA); and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess flexor pollicis longus tendon by using ultrasound imaging in frequent mobile phone texters. In total, 149 subjects, aged 18-40 yrs, were recruited as frequent mobile phone texters (n = 71) and infrequent texters (n = 78). Demographic data and estimate frequency of ...
Kosilov Kirill V KV Department of Adaptive Medicine, Institute of Physical Health, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russian - - 2014
Objective: To increase the safety and effectiveness of treatments for overactive bladder (OAB) with moderate symptoms in elderly patients. Patients and Methods: Patients were examined at the Urodynamic Department of the Regional Diagnostic Center (Vladivostok, Russian Federation) from September 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. The assignment of patients [n ...
Hod Tammy T Division of Nephrology, Center for Vascular Biology Research, Department of Medicine, and - - 2014
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred vascular access for hemodialysis (HD). However, many AVFs fail before starting dialysis. To assess the optimal time for AVF placement in the elderly, we linked data from the US Renal Data System with Medicare claims data to identify 17,511 patients≥67 years old on incident ...
Emara Mohamed H MH Tropical Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, - - 2014
A preliminary report showed that autologous blood is an effective and easily applicable technique that can control actively bleeding gastroduodenal ulcers. The aim of this study was to test whether an endoscopic injection of autologous blood is comparable to an endoscopic injection of diluted epinephrine in controlling bleeding from gastroduodenal ...
Cui Bota B Medical Center for Digestive Diseases, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, 121 Jiang Jiayuan, Nanjing 210011, - - 2014
The gut microbiota plays a pivotal role in the intestinal diseases. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) might be a rescue therapy for refractory inflammatory bowel disease. This study aimed to evaluate the safety, feasibility and efficacy of FMT through mid-gut for refractory Crohn's disease (CD). We established standardized laboratory protocol and ...
Patrocínio Lucas G LG Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Medical School, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, - - 2014
Many techniques to increase nasal tip projection and rotation have been described. Some patients complain about aesthetic loss during the postoperative period. The lateral crural steal technique has been used to improve nasal tip rotation, definition, and projection. To evaluate the lateral crural steal technique comparing immediate and late postoperative ...
Tan Hiang Keat HK Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is indicated for the treatment of refractory ascites in cirrhosis. The long-term outcome of TIPS for refractory ascites is unknown. The aim of this study is to describe the natural history of patients with refractory ascites post-TIPS, and compared between polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered versus bare stents. ...
Kymionis George D GD *Vardinoyiannion Eye Institute of Crete (VEIC), Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece; and †Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to present the long-term results of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in patients with keratoconus. In this prospective, interventional case series, patients with progressive keratoconus underwent CXL treatment according to the Dresden protocol. Visual, refractive, and topographic outcomes along with endothelial cell density were evaluated ...
Panchal Apurva K AK University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas - - 2014
Background: The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate the safety of enteral feeding in children receiving vasoactive agents (VAs). Methods: Patients aged 1 month to 18 years with a pediatric intensive care unit stay for ≥96 hours during 2007 and 2008 who received any VA (epinephrine, norepinephrine, vasopressin, ...
Morbi Abigail H M AH *Southampton General Hospital †Department of Child Health, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust ‡University of Southampton and Child Health, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation - - 2014
It is believed that bilateral developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) has poorer outcomes with higher rates of avascular necrosis (AVN) and reintervention, compared with unilateral DDH. However, there is limited evidence in the literature, with few studies looking specifically at bilateral cases. A retrospective review of 36 patients (72 ...
Beckman Rehnman Jeannette J PhD student, Department of Clinical Sciences, Ophthalmology, Umeå University, Umeå, - - 2014
A reliable tool for quantification of the biomechanical status of the cornea in conjunction with corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) treatment is needed. To quantify the biomechanical effects of CXL in vivo. A prospective, open, case-control study was conducted at the Department of Ophthalmology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Participants included 28 ...
Ackerl Michael - - 2014
Background: In this retrospective study, we evaluated the outcome of patients with primary glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), aged >= 65 years, treated in our institution from 2003 to 2009, and compared the outcome of patients admitted into the Nordic Glioma Study (NGS group) to the outcomes of elderly patients treated during ...
Wu Chao Ying Valerie V General Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, - - 2014
Marginal ulceration after gastric bypass surgery is a recognized complication and has been reported in 1-16 % of patients. There is evidence that acidity may play a role in the disease pathophysiology and it is a common practice for bariatric surgeons to begin a prophylactic course of proton pump inhibitors (PPI), ...
Zurita Macías Valadez L C LC Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS), St. Joseph's Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, - - 2014
Laparoscopic Heller myotomy with partial fundoplication is the gold standard treatment for achalasia. Laparoscopic limited Heller myotomy (LLHM) with no anti-reflux procedure is another possible option. A review of prospectively collected data was performed on patients who underwent LLHM from January 1998 to December 2012. Evaluation included gastroscopy, esophageal manometry, ...
Moffett Brady S BS 1Department of Pharmacy,Texas Children's Hospital,Houston,Texas,United States of - - 2014
Introduction: The diagnosis of trisomy 21 in children has been associated with failed extubation after CHD surgery. Dexmedetomidine may be a useful agent to improve postoperative outcomes in these patients, such as ventilator time, ICU length of stay, or hospital length of stay. Materials and methods: The Pediatric Health Information ...
Song Myung Gyu MG Department of Radiology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, #148, Gurodongro, Guro-dong, Guro-Gu, Seoul, 152-703, Korea, - - 2014
This study was decided to evaluate the impact of diameter and the existences of multiple side holes along the straight portion of double-J ureteral stents (DJUS) on early dysfunction of stents placed for malignant ureteral strictures. Between April 2007 and December 2011, 141 DJUSs were placed via a percutaneous nephrostomy ...
Rao Wen-Sheng WS Department of General Surgery, Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Affiliated to the Second Military Medical University, 415 FengYang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 200003, - - 2014
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is effective for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with a body mass index (BMI) >35 kg/m(2). It is unknown whether it benefits those with a BMI ≤35 kg/m(2). In the last decade, the effect of bariatric procedures on metabolic outcomes in individuals who underwent surgery outside National ...
Wiik Anatole V AV MSK Lab, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College London, Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8RF, UK, - - 2014
To determine whether downhill walking gait pattern discriminates between different types of knee arthroplasty. Nineteen unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) and fourteen total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients who were well matched demographically and with high Oxford knee scores (OKS) for their operation type were evaluated at a minimum 1 year after their ...
Kamiko Kazunari K Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Yokohama City University Graduate School of - - 2014
The half life (t1/2 ) of teneligliptin is 24.2 hours. Accordingly, we hypothesized that the administration of teneligliptin every other day might improve glycemic control. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of the administration of teneligliptin every other day in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes. Fifty-one patients were ...
Rasmussen Jeppe V JV Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Herlev University Hospital, Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730, Herlev, Denmark, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to conduct a randomised, clinical trial comparing stemmed hemiarthroplasty and resurfacing hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of glenohumeral osteoarthritis. A total of 40 shoulders (35 patients) were randomised to stemmed hemiarthroplasty or resurfacing hemiarthroplasty and evaluated three and 12 months postoperatively using the Constant-Murley score (CMS) ...
Tomonari H H Department of Orthodontics, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima, - - 2014
A posterior cross-bite is defined as an abnormal bucco-lingual relationship between opposing molars, pre-molars or both in centric occlusion. Although it has been reported that patients with unilateral posterior cross-bite often show unique chewing patterns, the relationship between the form of cross-bite and masticatory jaw movement remains unclear in adult ...
Issa Kimona K Center for Joint Preservation and Reconstruction, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, - - 2014
With the marked increase in the annual number of total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) in the United States, there has been an increased interest in evaluating patient-reported outcomes. The purpose of this study was to prospectively and longitudinally evaluate temporal trends in patient activity levels following TKA and to identify potential ...
Eldem Bora M BM Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, - - 2014
To compare visual outcomes, number of visits and ranibizumab injections in patients treated with a Wait & Extend (W&E) or Treat & Observe (T&O) regimen. This 12-month, randomized, multicentre, open-label study enrolled patients aged ≥50 years with choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to AMD who had not received anti-VEGF agents. Patients received ...
Ugurlu Ibrahim Mesut IM Department of Urology, Özel Hospitalium Şişli Hospital, 34360, İstanbul, Turkey, - - 2014
Due to the presence of structural and anatomical differences that accompany anomalous kidneys, currently available endourological modalities such as SWL and PNL may be insufficient, or additional laparoscopic assistance may be required. The present study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of retrograde flexible ureterorenoscopic stone treatment in patients ...
van Boven Nick N Department of Cardiology, Medical Centre Alkmaar, Alkmaar, The Netherlands Cardiovascular Research School (COEUR), Erasmus university, Rotterdam, The - - 2014
Everolimus drug-eluting stents (EES) are superior to early-generation drug-eluting stents (DES), releasing sirolimus (SES) or paclitaxel (PES) in preventing stent thrombosis (ST). Since an impaired LVEF seems to increase the risk of ST, we aimed to investigate the difference in outcome of patients with varying LVEF using EES versus early-generation ...
Pilgrim Thomas T Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, - - 2014
To assess long-term clinical outcomes of consecutive high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis according to treatment allocation to transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) or medical treatment (MT). Patients with severe aortic stenosis were consecutively enrolled into a prospective single centre registry. Among 442 patients (median ...
Tarazona-Santabalbina Francisco José FJ Department of Geriatrics, Hospital Universitario de la Ribera, Alzira, - - 2014
To identify how the severity of dementia influences functional recovery and mortality in elderly patients hospitalized for hip fracture. An observational retrospective study of 1258 patients aged older than 69 years and diagnosed with hip fracture who received care within an orthogeriatrics unit from 2004 to 2008 was carried out. ...
Nishimura Yusuke Y Department of Neurosurgery, Nagoya University School of - - 2014
The outcomes and complications of posterior-only lumbar instrumented long fusions exceeding three segments with selective segmental transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for the treatment of degenerative lumbar scoliosis, kyphosis, or both combined with spondylolisthesis were analyzed to investigate risk factors associated with surgical instrumentation failure. Fifteen consecutive patients with degenerative lumbar ...
Zheng Changjian C Department of Urology, People's Hospital of Bishan District, Bishan, - - 2014
Objective: To systematically review the efficacy and safety of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) versus percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for the treatment of renal calculi >2 cm. Methods: We searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase and the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database about RIRS and PCNL for the treatment of renal stones. The retrieval ...
Servoll Einar E Section of Urology, Sørlandet County Hospital, Arendal, - - 2014
Objective: To establish predictors of clinical failure in patients operated with radical prostatectomy (RP) for clinically localized prostate cancer (PC) by analyzing the pathological characteristics of positive surgical margins (PSM). Patients and Methods: The RP specimens of 303 consecutive patients operated with RP between 1985 and 2009 were reviewed. PSM ...
Takahashi Toshiyuki T Spinal Disorders Center, Fujieda Heisei Memorial - - 2014
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is widely accepted for the treatment of lumbar arthrodesis. However, the exact characteristics of TLIF depend on the number, location, shape, or materials of the interbody implants, and the type of posterior instrument. Clinical and biomechanical characteristics of each TLIF procedure are still unclear. The ...
Teivelis Marcelo Passos MP Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
Hyperhidrosis may affect nearly 3% of the population, and thoracic/lumbar sympathectomy has been highly effective. Compensatory hyperhidrosis is a risk associated with surgical procedures, and its treatment is both complex and not well defined. Treatment of primary hyperhidrosis with oxybutynin has yielded positive results; however, its use in compensatory hyperhidrosis (CH) ...
Huggett Matthew T MT 1] UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, University College London, London, UK [2] Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University College Hospital, London, UK [3] M.T. Huggett and E.L. Culver contributed equally to this - - 2014
OBJECTIVES:Type I autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-related SC) are now recognized as components of a multisystem IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD). We aimed to define the clinical course and long-term outcomes in patients with AIP/IgG4-SC recruited from two large UK tertiary referral centers.METHODS:Data were collected from 115 patients identified ...
Maalej Afef A Department of Ophthalmology, Military Hospital of Tunis, Montfleury, 1008, Tunis, Tunisia, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to compare and assess the performance and the postoperative outcomes of torsional mode and ultrasound (US) mode performed in the phacoemulsification of cataract with different nuclear densities. This is a randomized comparative clinical study. Two groups of 75 eyes (the first operated by Ozil(®) ...
Wang Xudong X Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University , Shanghai , China - - 2014
Abstract Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common following cardiac surgery and is associated with poor outcomes. However, the detection of those preoperative patients who will develop AKI is still difficult. In this study, we compared serum cystatin C combined with dipstick proteinuria as early markers to predict AKI available ...
Doğanca Tünkut T Department of Urology, Suluova State Hospital, Amasya, - - 2014
To assess whether patient comfort could be increased by adding procedural sedation and analgesia (PSAA) to periprostatic nerve block (PNB) in patients undergoing transrectal ultrasound-guided prostatic biopsy (TRUS-PB). This was a prospective, randomized (1:2) trial comparing PNB with the combination of PSAA+PNB in patients undergoing TRUS-PB. PNB was achieved by ...
Hernandez-Vaquero Daniel D Hospital St Agustin, Heros, 6, 33401, Aviles, Asturias, Spain, - - 2014
Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) may facilitate better positioning of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) along the coronal and lateral axes; however, there are doubts as to its usefulness in the rotational plane. This is a prospective study of 95 TKAs comparing two groups: the CAS group and the standard equipment group. The ...
Selvaggi Francesco F Unit of General Surgery, Second University of Naples, Via F. Giordani, 42, 80122, Naples, Italy, - - 2014
Excisional hemorrhoidectomy (EH) can be complicated by high early (EP) and prolonged pain (PP). This study aimed to determine predictors of high postoperative pain and to develop a risk score suitable to identify patient candidates to a more active analgesic treatment. We collected data of patients undergoing EH between January ...
Paganini Alessandro M AM Department of General Surgery, Surgical Specialties and Organ Transplantation "Paride Stefanini", Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
ELRR by TEM is a valid alternative to TME in selected patients with early low rectal cancer, with similar long-term oncological results and better Quality of Life. The authors' policy is to close the residual defect, with possibly a higher risk of dehiscence from tension on the suture line. Aim ...
Vindal Anubhav A Division of Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 110002, India, - - 2014
Laparoscopic CBD exploration (LCBDE) is an accepted treatment modality for single stage management of CBD stones in fit patients. A transcholedochal approach is preferred in patients with a dilated CBD and large impacted stones in whom ductal clearance remains problematic. There are very few studies comparing intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) with ...
Aitken Emma L EL Department of Renal Surgery, Western Infirmary , Glasgow , UK - - 2014
Abstract Background: Our aim was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of repeat angioplasty versus new brachiobasilic fistula (BBF) in patients with symptomatic cephalic arch stenosis (CAS). Methods: Patients presenting with symptomatic CAS (n = 22) underwent angioplasty. They were compared to patients undergoing BBF creation (n = 51). Primary outcomes were functional primary arteriovenous fistulae ...
Akashi Hidetoshi H Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume, 830, Japan, - - 2014
The development fistulas between the thoracic aorta and the esophagus are highly fatal conditions. We aimed to identify a therapeutic strategy for treating aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) in this study, by investigating all AEF cases presented in this special symposium at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Association for ...
Yu Myeong Sang MS Dr Yu is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Chungju, South KoreaDr Jang is a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
Preoperative computer simulation (PCS) is a tool for demonstrating potential rhinoplasty results to patients and determining the patient's preferred external nasal appearance. The authors evaluated the effectiveness of PCS in Asian rhinoplasty patients. The records of 224 patients who underwent rhinoplasty were reviewed. Sixty-eight (30.4%) of these patients had received ...
McNeely Christian Andrew - - 2014
The short-term advantage of mitral valve repair versus replacement for degenerative disease has been extensively documented. These advantages include lower operative mortality, improved survival, better preservation of left-ventricular function, shorter post-operative hospital stay, lower total costs, and fewer valve-related complications, including thromboembolism, anticoagulation-related bleeding events and late prosthetic dysfunction. More ...
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