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Siedhoff Markus M Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics , Altonaer Children's Hospital, Hamburg and Department of Orthopaedics, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf , - - 2014
Background and purpose - For the treatment of leg-length discrepancies (LLDs) of between 2 and 5 cm in adolescent patients, several epiphyseodesis options exist and various complications have been reported. We reviewed the 8- to 15-year outcome after temporary epiphyseodesis in patients with LLD. Patients and methods - 34 children ...
Jacobsen Julie S JS Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy , Aarhus University - - 2014
Background and purpose - Hip dysplasia can be treated with periacetabular osteotomy (PAO). We compared joint angles and joint moments during walking and running in young adults with hip dysplasia prior to and 6 and 12 months after PAO with those in healthy controls. Patients and methods - Joint kinematics ...
Behnes Michael - - 2014
IntroductionThe aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic value of presepsin in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock during the first week of ICU treatment.MethodsIn total, 116 patients with suspected severe sepsis or septic shock were included during the first 24 hours of ICU treatment. ...
Yeo Danson X W DX Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary (HPB) Surgery Unit, Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore, 308433, Singapore, - - 2014
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition that has always been perceived to be rare in Asia. The aim of this systematic review was to gather the current available evidence on the incidence of VTE in this population. A secondary aim was to assess the efficacy of pharmacological prophylaxis, and hence ...
Cinotti Raphaël - - 2014
IntroductionHyperglycemia is a marker of poor prognosis in severe brain injuries. There is currently little data regarding the effects of intensive insulin therapy (IIT) on neurological recovery.MethodsA sub-group analysis of the randomized-controlled CGAO-REA study (NCT01002482) in surgical intensive care units (ICU) of two university hospitals. Patients with severe brain injury, ...
Sæhle Terje T Department of Neurosurgery, Oslo University - - 2014
Object This study was undertaken to investigate whether a gradual reduction of the valve setting (opening pressure) decreases the complication rate in patients with idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) treated with a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. Methods In this prospective double-blinded, randomized, controlled, dual-center study, a VP shunt with an adjustable valve ...
Chung S A SA Department of Ophthalmology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, - - 2014
PurposeTo evaluate the impact of myopic keratorefractive surgery on ocular alignment.MethodsThis prospective study included 194 eyes of 97 myopic patients undergoing laser refractive surgery. All patients received a complete ophthalmic examination with particular attention to ocular alignment before and 3 months after surgery.ResultsPatients with a mean age of 26.6 years ...
Movassaghi Mehran M 1 Los Angeles Men's Health Center , Los Angeles, - - 2014
Abstract The link between obesity and diabetes, hypertension, and eventual kidney dysfunction is well recognized. To evaluate trends in the body-mass index (BMI) of donor nephrectomy patients, the BMI was evaluated in 532 donors over 11 years from 2002 to 2012. Measurements were made preoperatively, at 1 year, and at ...
Horn Joachim J Departments of Children's Orthopaedics and Reconstructive - - 2014
Purpose - We assessed whether an intramedullary lengthening device would reduce the problems normally associated with the external fixation technique. We also wanted to determine whether it is a reliable construct for limb lengthening and deformity correction in the femur. Patients and methods - We conducted a matched-pair comparison of ...
Vogt Viola L VL Departments of Epileptology - - 2014
Object The purpose of this study was to retrospectively assess the objective and subjective neuropsychological outcome after epilepsy surgery in patients with bilateral Ammon's horn sclerosis (AHS). Methods Memory and executive functions were evaluated at baseline and at follow-up in 11 surgically treated patients and compared with 8 pharmacologically treated ...
Fu H H Department of Nuclear Medicine, Xin Hua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China- - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy of RRA for DTC patients with an incomplete thyroidectomy. The medical histories of post--surgical DTC patients who accepted RRA between 2010 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Among them, 113 patients who had undergone a total or near--total thyroidectomy comprised the complete thyroidectomy group (CT group) and ...
Isil Canan Tulay CT Department of Anesthesiology, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
Background The use of blood products is not uncommon during cardiac surgery in elderly patients. We conducted this study to investigate the risk factors and adverse outcomes of increased red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in the patients aged ≥ 65 years undergoing cardiac surgery. Methods During 1 year period, 288 patients (197 male/91 female) aged ≥ 65 ...
Miravitlles Marc - - 2014
BackgroundTo determine generic utilities for Spanish chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients stratified by different classifications: GOLD 2007, GOLD 2013, GesEPOC 2012 and BODEx index.MethodsMulticentre, observational, cross-sectional study. Patients were aged ¿40 years, with spirometrically confirmed COPD. Utility values were derived from EQ-5D-3 L. Means, standard deviations (SD), medians and interquartile ranges ...
Ng Zhi Yang - - 2014
Objective :  We hypothesize that primary repair of submucous cleft palate (SMCP) with Furlow palatoplasty will not lead to significant differences in speech outcomes for syndromic and nonsyndromic children. Design :  Retrospective analysis of patients with primary Furlow repair of SMCP between 2004 and 2012. Setting :  Tertiary care center. ...
Somasetia Dadang H - - 2014
IntroductionDengue Shock Syndrome (DSS) fluid resuscitation following the World Health Organization (WHO) guideline usually required large volumes of Ringer Lactate (RL) that may induce secondary fluid-overload. Our objective was to compare the effectiveness of the recommended volume of RL versus a smaller volume of a Hypertonic Sodium Lactate solution (HSL) ...
Oh Joo Han JH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, - - 2014
The failure of subacromial decompression may be attributed to persistent symptoms of acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) arthritis, while inferior clavicular spurs of the ACJ may be associated with failed healing of repaired rotator cuffs. To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of arthroscopic distal clavicle resection (DCR) in patients with rotator cuff tears ...
Pentikainen Ilkka I Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, - - 2014
The purpose of this article was to analyze the long-term radiologic results after distal chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus treatment and to determine the preoperative radiographic factors correlating with radiological recurrence of the deformity. The study included 100 consecutive patients who received distal chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus. The osteotomy ...
Bootun R R Academic Section of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College London, London, - - 2014
Endovenous techniques are, at present, the recommended choice for truncal vein treatment. However, the thermal techniques require tumescent anaesthesia, which can be uncomfortable during administration. Non-tumescent, non-thermal techniques would, therefore, have potential benefits. This randomised controlled trial is being carried out to compare the degree of pain that patients experience ...
Mulla Irena I Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, - - 2014
To compare perioperative glycemic and long-term surgical outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery before and after the recommended 2009 changes in inpatient glycemic targets. We performed a retrospective review of patients who underwent cardiac surgery between 4 September 2007 and 30 April 2011. Comparison was made of blood glucose (BG) ...
Schmidt Bastian - - 2014
Purpose: To determine whether mechanical cleaning with interdental brushes combined with the use of cetylpyridinium chloride (0.3% CPC) gel was more effective at plaque control than mechanical cleaning with interdental brushes alone. Materials and Methods: Forty individuals (30-70 years old) with at least 20 teeth and moderate chronic periodontitis who ...
Ercan Esra - - 2014
Purpose: To investigate the periodontal examination profiles and treatment approaches of a group of Turkish general dentists. Materials and Methods: 457 general dentists were called and 173 dentists agreed to participate in the study. The questionnaire comprised 10 questions including gender, years of experience, periodontal probing during examination, oral hygiene ...
Anagiotos Andreas A University of Cologne, Medical Faculty, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Cologne, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
To assess the long-term outcome after endoscopic laser-assisted diverticulotomy. The medical files of patients who underwent endoscopic Zenker's diverticulum (ZD) surgery were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were interviewed using a questionnaire which assessed symptoms, other relevant disorders and satisfaction after the surgery. Mean follow-up period from 62 surgeries was 100 months ...
Satoh Takefumi T Working Group for Promotion of Permanent Seed Implantation Therapy of Prostate Cancer, Subcommittee of Brachytherapy, Medical Science and Pharmaceutical Committee, Japan Radioisotope Association, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Urology, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
If a prostate cancer patient treated with (125)I brachytherapy dies within 12 months after the treatment, prostate removal before cremation is recommended to avoid problems related to radioactivity in the ashes, such as inhalation of airborne particulate matter by crematorium staff or nearby residents. To provide guidance for such cases, ...
Derebery M Jennifer MJ *House Clinic, Los Angeles; and †Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Los Angeles, California, - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of intratympanically injected golimumab (GLM), a TNF-α inhibitor, as a steroid-sparing agent for patients with steroid-dependent autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED). Open label. Tertiary referral center. Ten patients with steroid-dependent AIED were enrolled in Stage 2. The average patient age at enrollment was 59, ...
Hamada Tsuyoshi T From the Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan (T.H., Y.N., H.I., K.K.); Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Economics, School of Public Health, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (H.Y.); Department of Clinical Data Management and Research, Clinical Research Center, National Hospital Organization Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan (H.H.); and Department of Health Care Informatics, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan - - 2014
Purpose To investigate the relationship between antithrombotic agents (antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants) and severe bleeding after percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) for biliary obstruction, or cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was institutional review board-approved, and patient consent was waived. Between July 2007 and March 2012, ...
Conrotto Federico F Division of Cardiology, Città della Salute e della Scienza Hospital, Turin, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) may be performed using the transfemoral (TF) or transapical (TA) approach in most patients with aortic stenosis. The impact of access choice on peri-procedural and midterm results remains to be defined. Medline and Cochrane Library were searched for articles describing differences in baseline, peri-procedural, and ...
Song Seungjun S Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after cardiac surgery. Associations between the time interval (TI) from preoperative coronary angiography (CAG) to cardiac surgery have been investigated, although with conflicting results. We evaluated data collected from a retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent preoperative CAG and heart valve ...
Yang Chih-Chao CC Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 123 Ta Pei Road, Niao Sung District, Kaohsiung City 833, - - 2014
In the face of increasing treatment options for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-Kp) hemodialysis (HD) access-related bacteremia, the difference in clinical effectiveness between ertapenem and flomoxef remains unclear. We conducted this retrospective study to determine their efficacies and treatment outcomes. Patients on maintenance HD with fistula-, graft-, or catheter-related ESBL-Kp ...
Plonek Tomasz T Department of Cardiac Surgery, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, - - 2014
One of the methods of dealing with a dilated ascending aorta is to decrease its diameter using external wrapping. This exovascular procedure is regarded by many surgeons as controversial. The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of external wrapping of the ascending aorta. A metaanalysis ...
Sánchez J J Group of Clinical and Experimental Allergy, IPS Universitaria, University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia; Foundation for The Development of Medical and Biological Sciences (FUNDEMEB), Cartagena, Colombia; Institute for Immunological Research, University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Immunotherapy has shown to be an effective treatment for the management of some IgE-mediated allergies. However, due to its long duration, a high number of patients withdraw from it before completion. Explore if allowing patients to select the route of immunotherapy, educational sessions and strict follow-up could improve treatment compliance. ...
Redmond John M JM Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of multiple demographic and radiographic findings on the size of labral tears identified at the time of hip arthroscopy. Data were prospectively collected for patients treated with arthroscopic labral repair or debridement from February 2008 to August 2011. Preoperative radiographic ...
Lapner Peter L C PL Division of Orthopedics, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
During shoulder arthroplasty, the subscapularis tendon is released and repaired. Whether subscapularis strength subsequently returns to normal is poorly understood. This study's purpose was to determine whether subscapularis strength returns to normal after shoulder replacement and whether any preoperative factors predict the return of strength postoperatively. Sixty-four patients underwent unilateral ...
Redshaw Jeffrey D JD Department of Surgery, the Center for Reconstructive Urology and Men's Health, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, - - 2014
and Objective: Injection of mitomycin C (MMC) may increase the success of transurethral incision of the bladder neck (TUIBN) for the treatment of bladder neck contracture (BNC). Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of MMC injection across multiple institutions. Data on all patients undergoing TUIBN with MMC from 2009-2014 ...
Bosanquet David C DC Department of Vascular Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea - - - 2014
The aim of this study was to identify significant factors relating to fistula survival and create an easy-to-use scoring system for predicting fistula patency rates. A total of 276 consecutive radio-cephalic forearm fistulae created in a single tertiary vascular unit were identified retrospectively. Numerous patient- and fistula-related demographics were noted. ...
Gilmanov Daniyar D Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, G. Pasquinucci Heart Hospital, Gabriele Monasterio Foundation, Massa, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The impact of sutureless prosthesis on the clinical outcome in minimally invasive aortic valve replacement is still unclear. We assessed mid-term outcomes of the sutureless and conventional valves implanted through right anterior minithoracotomy. Five hundred fifteen patients undergoing primary aortic valve replacement through a right anterior minithoracotomy (269 conventional versus ...
Murashita Takashi T Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
Outcome data are limited on aortic valve replacement (AVR) in nonagenarian patients. This study reports our experience in the treatment of this elderly population. A retrospective review was conducted of 59 patients 90 years of age or greater with severe aortic valve stenosis operated on with isolated AVR from January 1993 ...
Gun Taylan T İstanbul Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Medicine, ENT Department, İstanbul, - - 2014
In this retrospective study, we investigated the outcomes of fat graft myringoplasty (FGM) in different perforation sizes and locations. The outcomes were evaluated in terms of closure rates and audiological test results. The study population included 172 patients who were operated between 2007 and 2012. 161 had unilateral and 11 ...
Lee Jae Hoon JH Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Severance Hospital, Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 120-752, - - 2014
To investigate whether the type of anesthetic agent administered affects the antitussive effect of remifentanil. Prospective randomized study. Operating room of a university hospital. 78 ASA physical status 1 and 2 women, aged 20 to 65 years, who were scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy. Patients were randomly assigned to three ...
Rasouli Mohammad R MR Rothman Institute at Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 925 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA, USA, - - 2014
Microdiscectomy or open discectomy (MD/OD) are the standard procedures for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation and they involve removal of the portion of the intervertebral disc compressing the nerve root or spinal cord (or both) with or without the aid of a headlight loupe or microscope magnification. Potential advantages of newer ...
Pak Kyoungjune K Department of Nuclear Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-744, South Korea, - - 2014
We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of measuring the concentration of thyroglobulin (Tg) in the washout fluid of the needle aspiration (FNA-Tg). We performed a systematic search of MEDLINE (inception to October 2013) and EMBASE (inception to October 2013) for English publications using keywords "thyroid", "aspiration", "washout", and "thyroglobulin". ...
Steurer Martina A MA Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, - - 2014
Background:B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has not been evaluated in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). We hypothesized that BNP and severity of pulmonary hypertension (PH) would predict clinical outcome in these infants.Methods:We measured BNP levels and assessed severity of PH by echocardiography at one day and one week of life. ...
Arslan K K Department of General Surgery, Konya Education and Research Hospital, P.N. 42100, Konya, Turkey, - - 2014
To compare a minimally invasive preperitoneal (MIP) single-layer mesh repair with the standard Lichtenstein hernia repair (LHR) for inguinal hernia in terms of operative characteristics, recovery, complications, recurrence and chronic pain. Two hundred and twenty male patients diagnosed with primary inguinal hernia were randomized to either MIP or LHR methods. ...
De Raffele Emilio E U.O. di Chirurgia Generale, Dipartimento dell'Apparato Digerente, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy, - - 2014
In patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and synchronous colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) potentially candidates to combined liver (LR) and colorectal resection (CRR), the extent of LR and the need of hepatic pedicle clamping (HPC) in selected cases are considered risk factors for the outcome of the intestinal anastomosis. This study ...
Lamblin Gery G Department of Obstetrics and Gynecological Surgery, University Hospital "Femme Mère Enfant", Hospices Civils de Lyon, 59 Boulevard Pinel, Bron, 69677, Lyon, France, - - 2014
The aim was to assess long-term results and quality of life following anterior anal sphincter repair for anal incontinence. Twenty-three female patients underwent anterior anal sphincteroplasty over a 10-year period between January 1999 and January 2009 in a gynecological surgery department. Patients were asked to complete pre- and postoperative questionnaires ...
Contreras Gabriel G Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, - - 2014
Little is known regarding whether mortality among ESRD patients with SLE differs between those initiating with peritoneal dialysis (PD) versus hemodialysis (HD). This study compared the mortality risk of ESRD patients with SLE initiating with PD versus HD after matching their baseline sociodemographic and clinical factors. Of 11,023 ESRD patients ...
Hickey Graeme L GL Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Neston, UK University College London, National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR), London, - - 2014
Biological valves are the most commonly implanted prostheses for aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery in the UK. The aim of this study was to compare performance of porcine and bovine pericardial valves implanted in AVR surgery with respect to survival and reintervention-free survival in a retrospective observational study. Prospectively collected ...
Chen Xia X The Medical Center for Digestive Diseases, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Digestive Endoscopy Institute, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, - - 2014
Achalasia is an oesophageal disorder characterized by abnormalities of peristalsis and impaired swallowing-induced relaxation. The therapeutic approach at present remains palliative. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is thought to be less invasive and to maintain the function of the lower oesophageal sphincter postoperatively. However, the effects of POEM still need to ...
Kaze Francois Folefack FF Department of Internal Medicine and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Yaoundé General Hospital, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to investigate the adverse outcomes of non-tunneled hemodialysis catheters and determinants in chronic hemodialysis patients receiving care at the Yaoundé General Hospital hemodialysis center, Cameroon. This was a prospective study of 11 months duration (February-December 2008) involving 81 non-tunneled non-cuffed catheters (63 femoral, ...
Gu Min Geun MG Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
Objective: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is traditionally known to occur in critically ill patients and to have a poor prognosis. Although cholecystectomy is usually recommended for treating AAC, nonsurgical management may be a good alternative. The objective of this study was to review the incidence, risk factors, treatment modality, and ...
Altan Egemen E Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey; Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Agri State Hospital, Agri, Turkey; Manus Hand Surgery Center, Istanbul, Turkey; Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Istanbul Bilim University, Manus Hand Surgery Center, Istanbul, - - 2014
To compare the results of early and delayed extension orthosis fabrication in closed tendinous mallet injuries. Between March 1992 and May 2011, 45 patients with isolated closed tendinous mallet finger injuries were treated with orthosis fabrication. The patients were classified into 2 different groups based on their date of presentation. ...
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