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Dahdah M - - 2014
To determine the impact of preexisting illness on inpatient rehabilitation outcomes in patients with TBI. Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from a TBI Model System Center, inpatient rehabilitation center. Participants included 132 TBI survivors aged ≥ 16. FIM total score and DRS at discharge, Trail Making Test A (TMT: ...
Kumar Anup A VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, Urology, New Delhi, Delhi, India ; - - 2014
Aims and Objectives: The optimal management method of upper ureteric stones > 2cm is still a challenge. We performed a prospective randomized comparison between laparoscopic ureterolithotomy and ureteroscopic lithotripsy for upper ureteric calculus > 2 cm to evaluate safety and efficacy of both procedures. Materials and Methods: Between Jan 2010 ...
Wirtz Dieter C DC Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery , University Hospital Bonn , - - 2014
Background and purpose - Due to the relative lack of reports on the medium- to long-term clinical and radiographic results of modular femoral cementless revision, we conducted this study to evaluate the medium- to long-term results of uncemented femoral stem revisions using the modular MRP-TITAN stem with distal diaphyseal fixation ...
Klit Jakob J Orthopaedics - - 2014
Background and purpose - Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is thought to result in cam deformity and femoroacetabular impingement. We examined: (1) cam-type deformity, (2) labral degeneration, chondrolabral damage, and osteoarthritic development, and (3) the clinical and patient-reported outcome after fixation of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). Methods - We identified ...
Winther Siri B SB Orthopedic Research Center, Orthopaedic Department , Trondheim University - - 2014
Background - Fast-track has become a well-known concept resulting in improved patient satisfaction and postoperative results. Concerns have been raised about whether increased efficiency could compromise safety, and whether early hospital discharge might result in an increased number of complications. We present 1-year follow-up results after implementing fast-track in a ...
Choi Sae Woong SW Seoul St. Mary's Hospital , Urology , The Catholic University of Korea 505 Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, 137-040 , Seoul, Korea, Republic of , 82-10-52753169 ; - - 2014
Purpose: To evaluate safety and cost-effectiveness of a totally tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) by comparing the clinical outcomes and cost analysis between standard PCNL and totally tubeless PCNL for renal stones. Patients and Methods: From June 2012 to September 2013, a total of 121 patients with renal stones who underwent ...
Hein Estrid E Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, Department of Clinical Immunology, Rigshospitalet, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, - - 2014
The complement system can be activated via the lectin pathway by the recognition molecules mannose-binding lectin (MBL) and the ficolins. Ficolin-2 exhibits binding against a broad range of ligands including biomaterials in vitro and low Ficolin-2 levels are associated with increased risk of infections. Thus, we investigated the biocompatibility of ...
Owais Ae A Departments Coloproctology, North Bristol NHS Trust & SPIRE Hospital - - 2014
Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy (LVMR) has been used to treat rectal prolapse, obstructive defaecation (OD), faecal incontinence (FI) and multi-compartment pelvic floor dysfunction. Its value in treating males has been questioned. The aim of the present study was to assess the results in these patients. A password protected electronic database ...
Weber Erik E Department of Orthopedics , Lund University and Skåne University Hospital, Lund , - - 2014
Background and purpose - Even small design modifications of uncemented hip stems may alter the postoperative 3-D migration pattern. The Furlong Active is an uncemented femoral stem which, in terms of design, is based on its precursor-the well-proven Furlong HAC-but has undergone several design changes. The collar has been removed ...
Addison Nancy N Nancy Addison is a research nurse clinician in the pediatric intensive care unit, Beth Quatrara is director and Lisa Letzkus is assistant director of nursing research for the medical center, David Strider is a nurse practitioner at the medical center, Virginia Rovnyak is a statistician at the school of nursing, and Virginia Syptak and Lisa Fuzy are nurse clinicians in the pediatric intensive care unit. All are employed at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville. - - 2014
Mediastinitis costs hospitals thousands of dollars a year and increases the incidence of patient morbidity and mortality. No studies have been done to evaluate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) counts on disposable and nondisposable electrocardiography (ECG) lead wires in pediatric patients. To compare the cleanliness of disposable and nondisposable ECG lead wires ...
Esan Oluyomi - - 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the magnitude of poor persistence in treatment among patients with schizophrenia and to identify associated factors. All eligible patients (N=216) seen at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria, over a five-year period were retrospectively followed up until the time of their ...
Sarıkaya Sabit S Kartal Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
To compare the use of thermoreactive nitinol clips with the classic Robicsek technique for treatment of sternal dehiscence after cardiac surgery. Eighty-two (2.3%) of 3564 open heart surgery patients underwent reoperation for sternal dehiscence between October 2011 and 2012. Prospectively collected data from 26 (31%) consecutive patients who underwent reoperation ...
Chan Ngai-Yin NY Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong - - 2014
Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure is typically performed with transesophageal echocardiography guidance under general anesthesia. This study was performed to investigate the safety, feasibility, procedural characteristics, and outcomes of performing this procedure under conscious sedation without an anesthetist's support. Eleven patients (6 men; mean age 64.6 ± 10.4 years) with atrial fibrillation ...
Chaudhuri Picklu P Department of G&O, Nilratan Sircar Medical College, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, West-Bengal, - - 2014
With the increasing rate of cesarean delivery (CD) worldwide, there is a need for a revision of practices to prevent post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) after CD. In search of a safe, cheap and effective alternative to oxytocin for prevention of PPH during the postoperative period of CD, the present study aimed ...
Kijsirichareanchai Kunut K University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA - - 2014
Colonic diverticulitis is relatively uncommon in young patients, especially those younger than 40 years. We compared demographic data, clinical presentation, management, and clinical course of diverticulitis in patients ≤40 years old compared with patients >40 years old. This study included all patients who presented to the emergency department with a ...
Zhang Yixin - - 2014
To characterize macular thickness (MT) changes in Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) patients by cirrus HD-optical coherence tomography (OCT), and to study the correlation between MT and best corrected visual acuity (BCVA). Fifty-two eyes from 52 consecutive LHON patients and 14 eyes from 14 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were ...
Amorim P P Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital de Santo António, Porto, - - 2014
Quality of postoperative recovery is an important outcome after surgery. An observational cohort study was designed to assess the quality of postoperative recovery using the Portuguese version of the Postoperative Quality Recovery Scale (PQRS) in patients treated with neostigmine vs. sugammadex as neuromuscular blocking reversal agents. A convenience sample of ...
Pfeifer R R Clinic of Internal Medicine I, Jena University Hospital, Jena, - - 2014
We investigated the brain-derived proteins neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and protein S-100b (S-100b) in survivors of cardiac arrest who had either received therapeutic hypothermia (TH) or had not. In a retrospective cohort study, we analysed serum levels of these two proteins over 5 days in 201 adult cardiac arrest survivors admitted ...
Terjesen T T Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Orthopaedic department Postbox 4950 Nydalen, Oslo, NO-0424, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of dysplasia in the 'normal' contralateral hip in patients with unilateral developmental dislocation of the hip (DDH) and to evaluate the long-term prognosis of such hips. A total of 48 patients (40 girls and eight boys) were treated for late-detected ...
Khoshbin A A Hospital for Sick Children, 1254 - 555 University Avenue, Elm Wing, M5G 1X8 Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of adults with spina bifida cystica (SBC) who had been treated either operatively or non-operatively for scoliosis during childhood. We reviewed 45 patients with a SBC scoliosis (Cobb angle ≥ 50º) who had been treated at one of two ...
Cojutti Piergiorgio P Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy Department of Experimental and Clinical Medical Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, - - 2014
To report on linezolid exposure in a paediatric population who routinely underwent therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) for dosage optimization and to assess the factors affecting interpatient variability. We performed a retrospective study of patients whose plasma Cmin and Cmax levels were measured during linezolid treatment. Adequate exposure was defined as ...
Jalalian Rozita R Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR - - 2014
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a common complication after open heart surgery and is frequently associated with increased hospital stay, complications, and mortality rates. The effect of β-blockers on prevention of supraventricular arrhythmias has been confirmed in several prospective randomized studies. This clinical trial aimed to compare the preventive effects of ...
Konerman Monica A MA Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Health System, 3912 Taubman Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, SPC 5362, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, - - 2014
Large-volume paracentesis (LVP) can be time and labor intensive depending on the amount of ascites removed and the method of drainage. Wall suction has been adopted as the preferred method of drainage at many centers, though the safety and benefits of this technique have not been formally evaluated. The primary ...
Peles Einat E a Epidemiologist, The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment and Research, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center; Sackler Faculty of Medicine , Tel Aviv University , Tel Aviv , - - 2014
Abstract Minority status is associated with mental and physical morbidity, substance dependence, and poor outcomes. To compare characteristics and treatment outcomes between patients from two minority groups in Israel (Christians and Muslims) and patients from the majority population (Jews) in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT), we prospectively studied all patients admitted ...
Ahmed Sheikh Sohail SS From the Department of Pediatrics, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indiana University School of Medicine, and the Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine, - - 2014
Autism and autism spectrum disorders (A/ASD) represent a family of neurodevelopmental conditions that are associated with overactive, difficult-to-control behaviors. Sedating these patients for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) poses challenges. Children with A/ASD were examined against clinical controls to determine the effectiveness and safety of intravenous (IV) dexmedetomidine for deep sedation. ...
Xie Guogang G Department of Respiratory Medicine, Shanghai First People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200080, - - 2014
The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) presented a new ABCD group classification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We aimed to examine the association of spirometric classification and the new GOLD classification with exacerbations, and to compare symptoms in different ways. We investigated 848 patients with stable ...
Vidović Bojana B University of Belgrade, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Bromatology, Belgrade, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of alpha-lipoic acid (LA) supplementation on oxidative stress markers in patients with schizophrenia. Eighteen (18) medicated patients with schizophrenia and 38 healthy controls received daily supplements of LA (500 mg/day) for three months. At baseline, 45th and 90th days of ...
Faridi Pouya P Department of Phytopharmaceuticals (Traditional Pharmacy), School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2014
Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract and cause a great deal of morbidity and economic loss. Because of the side effects and costs of current interventional procedures, researchers are interested in finding medicinal therapies. In this regard, some reports have focused on traditional ...
Fadel Fatina I - - 2014
Achieving dry weight after hemodialysis (HD) is critical as chronic fluid over-load can result in left ventricular hypertrophy, while small fluid shifts may result in intra-dialytic morbid events (IME). In the pediatric population, estimating dry weight can be difficult due to growth while on dialysis. Continuous non-invasive monitoring of the ...
Dogra Sunil S Department of Dermatology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, - - 2014
Postacne scarring is disfiguring, both physically as well as psychologically. Over the past two decades, multiple modalities for treatment of acne scars have emerged and microneedling with dermaroller is one of them. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of microneedling treatment for atrophic facial acne scars. Thirty-six patients (female - ...
Rudnick Benjamin B The Philadelphia Hand Center, P.C, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA - - 2014
Scaphoid excision and four-corner arthrodesis (FCA) is an acceptable motion sparing procedure used to treat wrist arthritis. Recently, a locking dorsal circular plate composed of polyether-ether-ketone has been introduced (Xpode®; TriMed Inc.). The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of this specific plate design with regard to ...
Wong Justin C JC Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, 1020 Walnut Street, College Building Rm 516, Philadelphia, PA 19107 - - 2014
Although injury to the collateral ligaments of the metacarpophalangeal joint (MPJ) of the fingers is less common than corresponding injuries in the thumb, similar disability may result from chronic untreated injuries. We evaluated injury characteristics and the outcome after primary repair of subacute to chronic grade III collateral ligament injuries ...
Sheikh Emran E 201 Route 17 North 11th Floor, Rutherford, NJ 07070 - - 2014
Stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger is a common clinical condition regularly treated with steroid injections. Varied success is reported at early time points following injection. We present a prospective, randomized IRB-approved study to confirm these findings at a long-term follow-up. Adult patients presenting with symptoms of stenosing tenosynovitis who agreed ...
Henry Mark M Hand and Wrist Center of Houston, 1200 Binz Street, 13th Floor, Houston, TX 77004 - - 2014
With advanced Kienböck's disease, hyaline cartilage delamination or bone fragmentation render the lunate unsalvageable. Common surgical options are proximal row carpectomy, scaphotrapeziotrapezoid fusion, scaphocapitate fusion, or total wrist fusion. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of one alternative: lunate prosthetic replacement arthroplasty ...
Means K R KR Jr The Curtis National Hand Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, 3333 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 - - 2014
There is limited published information about long-term outcomes and recurrence rates following single-portal endoscopic carpal tunnel release. We reviewed symptom and function outcomes from a prospectively collected database of patients who underwent single-portal endoscopic carpal tunnel release at a minimum of 8 years follow-up. Out of 207 patients in the original ...
Terzis Julia K JK Department of Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY USA ; International Institute of Reconstructive Microsurgery, 27-28 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101 - - 2014
Scapular position and size deficiency is evident in obstetric brachial plexus paralysis (OBPP) patients due to the absence of balanced muscular forces acting on the scapula. Scapula stabilization (SS) procedures aim to restore a balanced musculature and anatomic position and to augment shoulder function and enhance developmental potential. Retrospective chart ...
Yaffe Mark A MA Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 N. St. Clair, Suite 1350, Chicago, IL 60611 - - 2014
The purpose of the present study is to evaluate a single surgeon's short, intermediate, and long-term clinical, functional, and radiographic outcomes with a trapeziectomy with flexor carpi radialis (FCR) suspension arthroplasty without tendon interposition (LRSA). Twenty-one patients underwent 26 FCR suspension arthroplasties without tendon interposition by a single senior surgeon. ...
Cobb Tyson K TK Orthopaedic Specialists, Inc, 3385 Dexter Court, Davenport, IA 52807 - - 2014
The objective was to evaluate recovery characteristics of patients undergoing endoscopic cubital tunnel release (ECuTR) by determining the following: (1) return to work (RTW) times following ECuTR compared with RTW times of patients that underwent anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve (ATUN), (2) satisfaction rates and factors affecting satisfaction, (3) ...
Hsu Chih-Chieh CC Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Team, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan, - - 2014
Imatinib mesylate (IM) is effective in metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) patients; however, disease progression eventually occurs due to IM resistance or intolerance. Treatment options include IM escalation or a direct shift to sunitinib, but comparison of these strategies is required. This study included 91 out of 214 metastatic GIST ...
Bateman D N DN National Poisons Information Service (Edinburgh) & Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh , Edinburgh , - - 2014
Abstract Background. On 3 September 2012, the licensed indication for acetylcysteine was changed in the United Kingdom (UK) so that all patients with a plasma paracetamol concentration above a "100 mg/L" (4 h post ingestion) nomogram treatment line after an acute paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose should be treated. This is a ...
Pennington N N NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, - - 2014
Total hip replacement (THR) is successful and performed commonly. Component placement is a determinant of outcome. Influence of surgeon handedness on component placement has not been considered previously. This study was a radiographic assessment of component positioning with respect to handedness. Early data from 160 patients are reported. Overall, 160 ...
Banglawala Sarfaraz M SM Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, - - 2014
The impact of intraoperative hydrodebrider sinus irrigation (HSI) during endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) on postoperative inflammation, endoscopy, and patient-reported outcomes has not been studied. A clinical trial of 12 patients with symmetric chronic rhinosinusitis were prospectively randomized to HSI on one side after undergoing bilateral ESS. The contralateral side was ...
Lee Doh Young DY Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, South - - 2014
There have been very few studies on the prognosis of postviral olfactory dysfunction. The aim of the study was to evaluate its long-term prognosis and factors influencing the prognosis. This study included patients who were diagnosed with postviral olfactory dysfunction at least one year ago in a Smell and Taste ...
Toomey Paul P Florida Hospital Tampa, Tampa, Florida, - - 2014
Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) was U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved in 2007 to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but comparative data are lacking. This study was undertaken to compare outcomes for patients with GERD undergoing TIF versus laparoscopic Nissen or Toupet fundoplications. We undertook a case-controlled study of three cohorts ...
Kaliyadan Antony A Jefferson Heart Institute, 925 Chestnut Street, Mezzanine, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA. - - 2014
A serious long-term complication of drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation is the occurrence of very late stent thrombosis (VLST) beyond 1 year after implantation. While VLST has been observed as late as 3 to 5 years following the initial procedure, it remains unknown whether DES thrombosis is a finite phenomenon that ...
Lee Michael S MS UCLA Medical Center, 100 Medical Plaza, Suite 630, Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA. - - 2014
Although percutaneous coronary intervention with everolimus-eluting stent (EES) implantation for native coronary artery disease has favorable results compared to first-generation drug-eluting stents, outcomes with EES for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR) are unknown. The Xience V USA is a prospective multicenter registry evaluating outcomes in patients treated with EES. ...
Kasel Albert M AM Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Lazarettstraße 36, 80636 Munich, Germany. - - 2014
To provide a simplified, standardized methodology for a successful transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure with the Sapien XT valve in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). TAVR is currently reserved for patients with severe, symptomatic AS who are inoperable or at high operative risk. In many institutions, TAVR ...
Cheung Kin W KW Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin - Hong - - 2014
Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip may have extensive involvement of the proximal femur which may affect boney ingrowth into cementless femoral stems. From 1994 to 2004, 182 total hip arthroplasties (in 144 patients, 117 AVN hips and 65 non-AVN hips) were performed using hydroxyapatite coated femoral stems. All patients ...
Kawamura Hideki H 1 Department of Gastroenterological Surgery I, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, - - 2014
Abstract Laparoscopic gastrectomy has the advantage of early recovery at the initial phase after surgery. However, there are only few reports of mid- or long-term observations of patients' quality of life. In all, 254 Stage IA or IB [laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG): 177, open distal gastrectomy (ODG): 77] patients were ...
Boulle Andrew A Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Health, Provincial Government of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South - - 2014
High early mortality in patients with HIV-1 starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to Europe and North America, is well documented. Longer-term comparisons between settings have been limited by poor ascertainment of mortality in high burden African settings. This study aimed to compare mortality up to four years ...
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