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Tugrul Selahattin S From the *Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Fatih, Istanbul; †Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bayrampasa State Hospital, Bayrampasa, Istanbul; and ‡Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kozluk State Hospital, Batman, - - 2014
Correcting crooked nose deformity is one of the most difficult procedure in rhinoplastic surgery. For that reason, the authors have been designed an asymmetrically pressing nasal splint. In this prospective study, the aim was to compare the effects of applying asymmetrically pressing nasal splint and normal symmetrically splint on the ...
Hoffman Azik - - 2014
There is paucity of data as to the results of the endoscopic approach in comparison to the golden standard of nephro-ureterectomy in elective, low grade TCC, patients. Our purpose is to report our results of a nephron sparing approach compared to nephro-ureterectomy in those patients. From a retrospective data base ...
Saeed M M Department of Surgery, Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital, Jallo Mor, Lahore, - - 2014
This study was aimed to assess the outcome of Ilioinguinal, Iliohypogastric block and wound infiltration with 0.75% ropivacaine on pain perception, first analgesic request and hospital stay following inguinal Lichtenstein mesh repair. This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind study with 60 patients undergoing inguinal hernioplasty under general anesthesia. Patients were ...
Hussey Michael M MM Shoulder and Elbow Service, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL, - - 2014
Despite the success of total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), concerns remain about the longevity of the implant, in particular, glenoid component survivorship. The purpose of this study was to determine whether preoperative glenoid wear patterns affect clinical outcomes and value in patients undergoing TSA. A comparative cohort study was conducted of ...
Colognato R R GeXNano srl, Gerenzano, Varese, Italy - - - 2014
The aim of this study was to develop a pharmacogenetic- (PGx) driven approach for a controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) treatment protocol used for in vitro fertilization procedures. The enrolled patients were genotyped for a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) N680S, within the FSHR. Seventy-eight women, who had previously received at least ...
Abrisqueta J J Department of General Surgery, Colorectal Unit, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Clinical Hospital, University of Murcia, Murcia, - - 2014
Postoperative ileus is the most common complication after ileostomy closure with an increase in morbidity, hospital stay, and health care costs. The aim of this study is to assess the utility of a new technique for reducing postoperative ileus after protective ileostomy closure. This is a prospective randomized study registered ...
Whittaker Amy A From the *Sydney Children's Hospital; and †Prince of Wales Hospitals, Randwick; and ‡University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, - - 2014
It is thought that the function of a damaged kidney will deteriorate further with time because of impaired maturation and compensatory hyperfiltration. The aim of this study was to determine changes in relative renal function (RRF) over time in children with vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) and/or urinary tract infection (UTI) where ...
van Loon Maarten C MC *Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; †The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research; and ‡Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of stapedotomy in cochlear implant candidates with far-advanced otosclerosis (FAO). Systematic review of literature and meta-analysis. PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched for "stapedotomy" and "far-advanced otosclerosis" and their synonyms. The search was carried out on November 28, 2013; no language restrictions were applied. The ...
Lin Tsan-Shiun TS From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
Venous insufficiency after microsurgical replantation/revascularization remained to be a vexing problem for finger failure, despite the level of amputation. Other than redo the venous anastomosis, alternative methods such as subdermal pocket procedure (SDP) can be used. The aim of this study was to incorporate SDP immediately at the time of ...
Rish Adam A Laserase, Sydney, NSW, - - 2014
A review of 242 facial treatments, in 86 different patients, with polyacrylamide gel (PAAG) was carried out by the author between 2003 and 2013. To evaluate by retrospective study the long-term outcomes of PAAG filling for facial contouring. To quantify adverse events and patient comfort in prior mixing 0.3 mL of ...
Wodack Karin H KH 1Department of Anesthesiology, Center of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. 2Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, Center of Surgical Sciences, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. 3Laboratory of Pathology, Lübeck, - - 2014
In severe acute pancreatitis, the administration of fluids in the presence of positive fluid responsiveness is associated with better outcome when compared to guiding therapy on central venous pressure. We compared the effects of such consequent maximization of stroke volume index with a regime using individual values of stroke volume ...
Baki Mehmet Emre ME Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty of Karadeniz Teknik University, 61000 Trabzon, Turkey. - - 2014
This study aims to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of metal-on-metal dysplasia cup total hip arthroplasty (THA) for hip osteoarthritis secondary to developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Between May 2009 and October 2011, THA was performed on 27 hips (7 Crowe type II, 9 Crowe type III, 11 ...
Casadaban Leigh C LC 1 University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to characterize the temporal evolution and clinical impact of laboratory liver function parameters after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation. MATERIALS AND METHODS. In this single-institution retrospective study, 157 patients (98 men and 59 women; median age, 55 years) underwent TIPS between 2000 ...
Nota Sjoerd P F T SP Orthopaedic Hand Service, Yawkey Center, Suite 2100, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114 - - 2014
There is a need to determine the difference in response to mail, e-mail, and phone in clinical research surveys. We enrolled 150 new and follow-up patients presenting to our hand and upper extremity department. Patients were assigned to complete a survey by mail, e-mail, or phone 3 months after enrollment, altering ...
Chou Franklin H FH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1010, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term outcomes of first metacarpal extension osteotomy for early trapeziometacarpal arthritis. We retrospectively reviewed 13 patients who underwent first metacarpal extension osteotomy at our institution between 1996 and 2005 and obtained subjective and objective outcome data. Mean follow-up was 9.9 years (range 6 ...
Ferreira Laso Lourdes L Vitoria-Gasteiz, Zaragoza, and Logroño, Spain From the Department of Anesthesiology and Postoperative Care, Araba Research Unit, and Department of Pharmacy, Araba University Hospital; the Department of Surgery, Zaragoza University Hospital; and the Department of Economics and Business, University La - - 2014
There is no consensus on the efficacy of postoperative infusion of local anesthetics after radical mastectomy. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-groups clinical trial was conducted in a tertiary hospital. Eighty consecutive women with operable breast cancer with indications for modified radical mastectomy without breast reconstruction were assigned randomly to receive ...
Molavi Sima S Cleveland, Ohio From the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve - - 2014
The Global Burden of Disease ranks migraine headache among the most disabling of conditions, and in the United States, migraine headache is one of the top five causes of visits to the emergency room. As migraineurs turn to surgical treatment for relief, it is unknown how migraine frequency influences outcomes. ...
Yi Seong S *Department of Neurosurgery, Spine and Spinal Cord Institute, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; and †Department of Neurosurgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital. Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
This is a retrospective study designed to observe the progressive appearance of heterotopic ossification (HO) after cervical artificial disc replacement (ADR). To investigate the development and progressive appearance of HO at cervical ADR sites. HO is defined as the formation of bone outside the skeletal system. The reported HO occurrence ...
Kelsen Judith R JR Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, - - 2014
Infliximab (IFX) is efficacious for induction and maintenance of remission in pediatric patients with moderate-to-severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It has, however, not been studied in patients 7 years old and younger. Our aim was to characterize efficacy and safety of IFX therapy in this cohort. This was a retrospective ...
Ludwig Kevin H KH Dr. Ludwig is a pediatric dentist practicing in South Bend, - - 2014
In this retrospective study, the authors evaluated the clinical and radiographic success of stainless steel crowns (SSCs) used to restore primary molars with caries lesions, placed by means of both the traditional technique (involving complete caries removal and tooth reduction before placement of the SSC) and the Hall technique (involving ...
Wang Chao C Department of Orthopedics, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191, China; Department of Orthopedics, Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, Shandong 266000, - - 2014
Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a benign lesion with the potential to be locally aggressive. The optimal treatment of cervical spine lesions remains controversial. This retrospective study was designed to evaluate the different treatments for primary ABCs of the cervical spine. This series included eight men and six women diagnosed ...
Ding Fang F Department of Stomatology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100029, - - 2014
The occurrence and development of aortic aneurysm (AA) are associated with infection. Some researchers have detected the DNA of periodontal pathogens in AA samples in certain populations. However, it has not been done in Chinese population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of periodontal pathogens in ...
Wei Yue Y Department of Anesthesiology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191, - - 2014
Continuous interscalene nerve block (CISB) is considered to be the most effective method for postoperative analgesia after shoulder surgery with prolonged severe pain. This study was performed to evaluate the minimum effective background infusion rate and the effective background infusion rate of ropivacaine 0.2% for CISB after arthroscopic rotator cuff ...
Kim Sang Woon SW Department of Urology, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
To investigate urodynamic (UD) parameters that predict outcome of intradetrusor botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A) injection in children with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO), by reviewing clinical and UD data. From January 2010 to March 2014, 56 cases of the first BTX-A intradetrusor injection were performed in pediatric patients with NDO. We excluded ...
Bovali Efstathia E Postgraduate student, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this 2-arm parallel single-center trial was to compare placement time and numbers of failures of mandibular lingual retainers bonded with an indirect procedure vs a direct bonding procedure. Sixty-four consecutive patients at the postgraduate orthodontic clinic of the University of Geneva in Switzerland scheduled for debonding and ...
Anthopoulou Chrysi C Resident, Department of Orthodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Athens, - - 2014
A controversy exists regarding better treatment outcomes when patients treated with extractions and without extractions are evaluated. The aims of this study were to use the American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system (ABO-OGS) to evaluate and compare treatment outcomes in extraction vs nonextraction Class I patients and to determine ...
Barbagallo Giuseppe M V GM Departments of - - 2014
Object The objective of this study was to report the authors' experience with the long-term administration of temozolomide (TMZ; > 6 cycles, up to 101) in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma and to analyze its feasibility and safety as well as its impact on survival. The authors also compared data ...
Boari Nicola N Department of - - 2014
Object Since the 1990s, Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) has become the first-line treatment option for small- to medium-size vestibular schwannomas (VSs), especially in patients without mass effect-related symptoms and with functional hearing. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of GKRS, in terms of tumor ...
Liscak Roman R Departments of 1 Stereotactic and Radiation - - 2014
Object Glomus tumors usually display indolent behavior, and the effectiveness of radiation in stopping their growth can be assessed after long-term follow-up. Currently only midterm results of radiosurgery are available, so the authors included patients treated by Gamma Knife at least 10 years ago in this study to obtain a ...
Martínez-Álvarez Roberto R Department of Functional Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Ruber International Hospital, Madrid, - - 2014
Object Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is difficult to treat. On the basis of results obtained by using Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) to treat trigeminal neuralgia, the authors have used GKS to treat glossopharyngeal neuralgia in a series of patients since 2007. Their objectives with this study were to demonstrate the usefulness and ...
Tuleasca Constantin C INSERM U 751 (Université de la Méditerranée), Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery - - 2014
Object The purpose of this study was to establish the safety and efficacy of repeat Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) for recurrent trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Methods Using the prospective database of TN patients treated with GKS in Timone University Hospital (Marseille, France), data were analyzed for 737 patients undergoing GKS for ...
Tachino Hirohiko H Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck - - 2014
Abstract Conclusion: Endonasal flap suture-dacryocystorhinostomy (eFS- DCR) is a new and valuable technique for the treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO). This technique could improve the success rate of endonasal DCR in comparison to external DCR. Objective: The standard procedure for NLDO is DCR. DCR can be performed via either ...
Yoshitaka Shiho S Department of Anesthesiology and Resuscitology, Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, - - 2014
Delirium is a common complication in postoperative, critically ill patients. The mechanism of postoperative delirium is not well understood but many studies have shown significant associations between benzodiazepine use, alcohol withdrawal and cirrhosis, and an increased risk of delirium. We aimed to investigate a possible link with alterations of gamma-aminobutyric ...
Ozgurhan Engin Bilge - - 2014
To compare the efficiency and safety of accelerated corneal cross-linking in pediatric patients with progressive keratoconus. In this retrospective interventional case series, 44 eyes of 38 pediatric patients with progressive keratoconus were enrolled. All consecutive patients underwent accelerated corneal cross-linking with settings of 30 mW/cm(2) for 4 minutes, corresponding to ...
Feghhi Mostafa M Infectious Ophthalmic Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, - - 2014
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of oral calcium dobesilate (Doxium) on macular thickness in clinically significant macular edema (CSME). Methods: Overall, 71 eyes of 40 patients with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy and clinically significant macular edema were included. All patients were received laser treatment for macular edema. Coherence optical tomography was ...
Rouhani Alireza A Shohada Educational Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, - - 2014
Purpose: Pain is one of the most important factors adversely affecting clinical outcomes of operated patients. The present study aims at evaluating effects of preoperative COX2 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors on pain mitigation and performance of patients with shoulder rotator cuff tear. Methods: This case-control study was conducted on 60 patients ...
Kokkalis Zinon T - - 2014
Previously published studies reported variable results using various suture techniques and reconstruction options for massive rotator cuff tears. Therefore, the current authors retrospectively studied 21 consecutive patients/shoulders with massive rotator cuff tears treated from January 2005 to October 2011 with a human dermal allograft through a mini-open approach. Mean patient ...
Bohl Daniel D - - 2014
Interest has increased in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis braces that are worn only part time. One such brace, the Providence brace, is being used with increasing frequency despite limited literature evaluating its ability to alter the natural course of disease. The authors retrospectively identified 34 patients meeting modified Scoliosis Research Society ...
Matharu G S GS The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, B31 2AP, - - 2014
We undertook a retrospective cohort study to determine clinical outcomes following the revision of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements for adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD), and to identify predictors of time to revision and outcomes following revision. Between 1998 and 2012 a total of 64 MoM hips (mean age at ...
Lainiala O O Coxa Hospital for Joint Replacement, Biokatu 6, 33520 Tampere, - - 2014
We conducted a retrospective study to assess the prevalence of adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD) in patients operated on at our institution with metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip replacements with 36 mm heads using a Pinnacle acetabular shell. A total of 326 patients (150 males, 175 hips; 176 females, 203 ...
Lindberg-Larsen M M Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Section of Surgical Pathophysiology and The Lundbeck Centre for Fast-track Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, - - 2014
We present detailed information about early morbidity after aseptic revision knee replacement from a nationwide study. All aseptic revision knee replacements undertaken between 1st October 2009 and 30th September 2011 were analysed using the Danish National Patient Registry with additional information from the Danish Knee Arthroplasty Registry. The 1218 revisions ...
Stambough J B JB Washington University in St. Louis, 660 South Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8233, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110, - - 2014
The aims of this retrospective study were to compare the mid-term outcomes following revision total knee replacement (TKR) in 76 patients (81 knees) < 55 years of age with those of a matched group of primary TKRs based on age, BMI, gender and comorbid conditions. We report the activity levels, ...
Chaisson Kristine K Kristine Chaisson is administrative director for cardiovascular services at Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire.Mary Sanford is a nurse practitioner-clinician at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.Richard A. Boss Jr is a cardiologist at Concord Hospital.Bruce J. Leavitt is a cardiac surgeon and a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont.Michael J. Hearne is a retired interventional cardiologist in New Boston, New Hampshire.Cathy S. Ross is administrative director/research associate at the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.Elaine M. Olmstead is a senior analyst in cardiac surgery at the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.Robert S. Kramer is director of research in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Maine Medical Center in Portland.Patricia Hofmaster is a data manager at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.Cathy Mingo is a quality project coordinator at Eastern Maine Medical Center.Dennis Duquette is a cardiovascular data analyst at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.Elizabeth Maislen is an instructor in surgery at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.Jean A. Clark is a retired nurse practitioner at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.Donald S. Likosky is the former cardiac surgery research director of the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group and an associate professor of cardiac surgery at University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.Susan R. Horton is executive director of the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.Gerald T. O'Connor is a retired professor of medicine and former director of the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group at - - 2014
Preoperative interventions improve outcomes for patients after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). To reduce mortality for patients undergoing urgent CABG. Eight centers implemented preoperative aspirin and statin, preinduction heart rate less than 80/min, hematocrit greater than 30%, blood sugar less than 150 mg/dL (8.3 mmol/L), and delayed surgery at least ...
Kjær Søren S Gastroenheden, Kirurgisk Sektion, Hvidovre Hospital, Kettegård Allé 30, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark. - - 2014
Transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation (THD) is a novel non-excisional technique based on suture closure of the haemorrhoidal arterial flow feeding the haemorrhoidal plexus. The primary objective of this study was to report the first Danish experience with THD. The study was a single-centre, non-controlled retrospective study that comprised consecutive patients from ...
Risum Niels N Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Kildegårdsvej 28, 2900 Hellerup. - - 2014
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) significantly reduces morbidity and mortality in patients with symptomatic severe heart failure and evidence of interventricular conduction delay by ECG. Unfortunately, one third of patients do not respond to CRT and selection criteria may need to be improved. Assessment of mechanical dyssynchrony by echocardiography has been ...
Zeller Thomas T 1 Department Angiology, Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg-Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, - - 2014
Purpose : To confirm the performance and safety of the 25-cm Viabahn endoprosthesis with Propaten bioactive surface when used in the treatment of de novo and/or restenotic TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus II C and D lesions of the superficial femoral artery and proximal popliteal artery. Methods : The 25-cm Gore Viabahn ...
Mottice Brandon L BL 1Department of Pharmacy, Medina Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Medina, OH; and 2Department of Pharmacy Practice, Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy and Department of Pharmacy, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, Rootstown, - - 2014
This institutional review board-approved retrospective cohort study evaluated the impact of intravenous versus subcutaneous phytonadione on length of stay in hospitalized patients requiring urgent warfarin reversal. All patients were 18 years or older, on warfarin therapy with an international normalized ratio (INR) between 3.1 and 10.0, and had warfarin therapy ...
Ayaz Umit Yasar UY Department of Radiology, Mersin Women's and Children's Hospital, Mersin,Turkey. - - 2014
We aimed to obtain the maximum transverse diameters (widths) of ultrasonographically detectable ureteral stones in children and to evaluate the effect of widths on the rate of spontaneous discharge and on the degree of ipsilateral hydronephrosis. We retrospectively evaluated 52 ultrasonographically detected ureteral stones in 51 consecutive patients (32 males, ...
Barendse Rm R Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the - - 2014
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of large rectal adenomas is largely being centralized. We assessed the safety and effectiveness of EMR in the rectum in a collaboration of 15 Dutch hospitals. Prospective, observational study of patients with rectal adenomas >3 cm, resected by piecemeal EMR. Endoscopic treatment of adenoma remnants at 3 ...
Pinto-Pais Teresa T Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Centro Hospitalar de Gaia/Espinho, Gaia, - - 2014
We aimed to evaluate the impact of emergency single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) on the diagnosis and treatment for active overt obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). SBE procedures for OGIB were retrospectively reviewed and sub-divided according to the bleeding types: active-overt and inactive-overt bleeding. The patient's history, laboratory results, endoscopic findings and therapeutic ...
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