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Hirasawa Motohiro M Department of Neurosurgery, Tokushima - - 2014
Clinical and radiological outcomes of lumbar interbody fusion using artificial fusion cages filled with calcium phosphate cements (CPCs) were retrospectively reviewed. Between 2002 and 2011, 25 patients underwent lumbar interbody fusion at Tokushima University Hospital, and 22 patients were enrolled in this study. Of these, 5 patients received autologous local ...
Sesen Hakan H Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kecioren Education and Research Hospital, Ardahan S no 25 Kecioren, 06380, Ankara, Turkey, - - 2014
In staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA), regaining functional recovery and a painless joint with fulfilment of patients' expectations at the first stage is an integral part for a patient to progress to the second stage. As patient expectations drive postoperative satisfaction, the challenge is to match patient and surgeon ...
Shiroma Helio Francisco HF Federal University of São Paulo, Department of Ophthalmology , William Richard Schisler 900, Florianopolis, 88034-100 , Brazil - - 2014
Introduction: Intravitreal injection (IVT) is one of the most common vitreoretinal procedures, a large majority are performed with local anesthesia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety to the cornea and anesthetic efficacy of five concentrations of lidocaine gel. Methods: A prospective clinical trial was conducted testing ...
An Li-Xin LX Department of Anesthesia, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, - - 2014
We performed this study to examine the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) on postoperative pain, postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and recovery in patients after a supratentorial tumor resection. Eighty-eight patients requiring a supratentorial tumor resection were anesthetized with sevoflurane and randomly allocated to a no treatment group (Group C) or ...
Asuzu David D Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA, - - 2014
Intracerebral hemorrhage is a feared complication of IV thrombolytic (rt-PA) therapy. In recent years, at least 8 clinical scores have been proposed to predict either adverse outcome or symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) in patients undergoing rt-PA therapy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of these 8 ...
Merckaert Sophie S Orthopedic Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) and University of Lausanne, 1011, Lausanne, Switzerland, - - 2014
Symptomatic foraminal stenosis has been observed in patients with degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, asymmetrical disc degeneration and spondylolisthesis. Nevertheless not all patients with the above pathologies will develop symptomatic foraminal stenosis. We hypothesised that symptomatic patients have anatomical predisposition to foraminal stenosis, namely a larger pedicle height (PH) to vertebral ...
Pascual-Garrido Cecilia C Sports Medicine and Hip Preservation Service, Department of Orthopedics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether hip arthroscopy can be performed using conventional knee-length arthroscopy instrumentation. We included 116 consecutive hip arthroscopies (104 patients) in this study. Age, side of surgery, height (in inches), weight (in pounds), body mass index (BMI), and a subjective assessment of body ...
Yanke Adam B AB Departments of Orthopedic Surgery (A.B.Y., P.N.C., R.M.F.). Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes after revision meniscal allograft transplantation (RMAT). Eleven patients underwent RMAT performed by the senior author (B.J.C.). These patients were studied prospectively and completed standardized outcome surveys (including International Knee Documentation Committee [IKDC], Cincinnati Knee-Rating System, Tegner score, ...
Porcellini Giuseppe G Unit of Shoulder Surgery, D. Cervesi Hospital, Cattolica, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare clinical and radiographic outcomes of open and mini-open arthroscopic arthrodesis. Twelve patients underwent arthroscopically assisted glenohumeral arthrodesis over a 5-year period; none were lost to follow-up. Surgery was performed with the patient in the lateral decubitus position, with the arm positioned in ...
Dai Xiao-Ming XM From the *Department of Plastic Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital, and †Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Kunming Medical University, Kunming, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate a total parotidectomy performed through a face-lift incision integrated with a temporal fascia flap. We have accomplished a group of 40 cases of total parotidectomy from July 2008 to May 2013. Twenty-two cases accepted a modified performance which combined rhytidectomy incision with ...
Chung Byung Ha BH Transplant research center, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea; Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, - - 2014
We previously reported that rituximab (RTX) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) combination therapy (RIT) is effective in treating patients with chronic active antibody-mediated rejection (CAMR), and the proteinuria level can determine the response to RIT. However, the results were not compared to those of patients who did not receive RIT. Fifty-nine ...
Opheim Arve A From the Rehabilitation Medicine, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden (AO, AD, MAM, HCP, KSS); and Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Nesoddtangen, Norway - - 2014
The aims of this study were to describe the prevalence and the severity of upper-limb spasticity during the first year after stroke and to analyze sensorimotor function, pain, reduced range of motion, and sensibility in persons with and without spasticity. This is a longitudinal design with assessments at days 3 ...
Pretto Giorgio G São José Municipal Hospital at Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil; Serviço de Anestesiologia de Joinville, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
Clonidine has anesthetic-sparing properties and it may reduce the hemodynamic and psychological effects of S+ ketamine. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the interactions between clonidine and ketamine in hemodynamic and the psychological effects. Psychological effects were evaluated in a very detailed way. A prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled study ...
Kertesz Diana Paleacu DP From the Department of *Neurology, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam; †Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv; and ‡Department of Psychiatry, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam, - - 2014
After electroconvulsive treatment (ECT), headaches are a very frequent but underreported adverse effect. We conducted a study comparing the efficacy and tolerability of eletriptan versus paracetamol for this indication. Twenty consecutive ECT-treated patients who reported headaches thereafter were recruited; they underwent a headache questionnaire and a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) ...
Pashapour Ali A Neurology Department, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences; Tabriz, Iran - diako30@yahoo.com - - - 2014
Ocular symptoms are regularly observed in patients with cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistulas (cDAVF). We aimed to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of endovascular approaches in patients with cDAVF presenting with different ocular symptoms. In a prospective study between June 2008 and March 2013, 46 patients with ocular symptoms ...
Karaman Ibrahim I Departments of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Erciyes University Medical Faculty, Kayseri, - - 2014
Objective: To compare the outcomes of arthroscopic, radioactive and combined synovectomies in patients with chronic non-specific recurrent synovitis who did not respond to conservative therapy. Subjects and Methods: Twenty-nine patients enrolled between 2007 and 2011 were divided into 3 groups: group 1 was treated with arthroscopy, group 2 received a ...
Board Tim N TN The Centre for Hip Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, Wigan - - - 2014
Trochanteric bursitis has been used as a general term to describe pain around the greater trochanteric region of the hip. We hypothesised that trochanteric bursitis may not however have an inflammatory component and that accordingly, bursal inflammation has no role in lateral hip pain. This study was designed to test ...
Kam Jeremy K JK Melbourne Brain Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, - - 2014
Warfarin-related intracerebral haemorrhage is associated with significant morbidity but long term treatment costs are unknown. Our study aimed to assess the cost of warfarin-related intracerebral haemorrhage. We included all patients with intracerebral haemorrhage between July 2006 and December 2011 at a single centre. We collected data on anticoagulant use, baseline ...
Francischetto Oslan O Hospital Municipal do Campo Limpo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
Background: Healthcare-associated infective endocarditis (HCA-IE), a severe complication of medical care, shows a growing incidence in literature. Objective: To evaluate epidemiology, etiology, risk factors for acquisition, complications, surgical treatment, and outcome of HCA-IE. Methods: Observational prospective case series study (2006-2011) in a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro. Results: Fifty-three ...
Lee Han-Jun HJ Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
We hypothesized that the low contact stress (LCS) posterior stabilization system in knees with ≤3° deviation of coronal alignment would provide more favorable clinical outcomes and survival rate over the course of time. A retrospective study was performed on 253 consecutive cases of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patients were ...
Suh Jeung Tak JT Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, - - 2014
Patellectomized patients may have less satisfactory clinical outcomes following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) due to a decreased extensor mechanism efficiency and potential instability. Furthermore, the existing literature does not provide concrete guidance on the expected results of TKA or the type of implant that should be used in patellectomized patients. ...
Areia Miguel M CINTESIS - Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, Faculty of Medicine, Porto University, Porto, Portugal; Gastroenterology Department, Portuguese Oncology Institute - Coimbra, Coimbra, - - 2014
Progression of extensive gastric premalignant conditions to cancer might warrant surveillance programms. Recent guidelines suggest a 3-yearly endoscopic follow-up for these patients. Our aim was to determine the cost utility of endoscopic surveillance of patients with extensive gastric premalignant conditions such as extensive atrophy or intestinal metaplasia. A cost-utility economic ...
Sakles John C JC Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona, 1501N, Campbell Avenue, PO Box 245057, Tucson, AZ, 85724, USA, - - 2014
To evaluate the outcomes in first pass success (FPS) of GlideScope (GVL) intubations over a seven-year period in an academic ED. Data were prospectively collected on all patients intubated in an academic ED with a level 1 trauma center over the seven-year period from July 1, 2007 to June 30, ...
Diebold G G Pharmacy Department, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Groupement Hospitalier Est, Lyon, - - 2014
Therapeutic options for the management of glioblastoma (GBM) have greatly evolved over the last decade with the emergence of new regimens combining radiotherapy plus temozolomide and the use of bevacizumab at recurrence. Our aim was to assess the clinical and economic impacts of those novel strategies in our center. A ...
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 ...
Anthony Shawn G SG Sports Medicine Service, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, - - 2014
Long head of the biceps (LHB) deformity after surgical tenotomy or auto-rupture may result from attrition or injury. The purpose of this study was to describe the surgical outcomes of biceps tenodesis after failed surgical tenotomy or auto-rupture of the LHB tendon in a population of active patients. During a ...
Oikonomou K K Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany; Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Paracelsus Medical University, Nürnberg, - - 2014
Fenestrated/branched thoracic endovascular repair (F/Br-TEVAR) is increasingly applied for atherosclerotic thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA); however, use in post-dissection TAAAs is still very limited. Experience with F/Br-TEVAR in the treatment of post-dissection TAAA is presented. Data were analysed from prospectively maintained databases including all patients with post-dissection TAAAs that underwent F/Br-TEVAR ...
Lui Tun Hing TH Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, North District Hospital, Sheung Shui, New Territory, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: - - 2014
The bunionette is a lateral prominence of the fifth metatarsal head. Operative correction of a symptomatic bunionette is indicated if conservative treatment has failed to relieve the symptoms. Although numerous bony or soft tissue surgical procedures have been described, the ideal treatment has not yet been identified. The aim of ...
Kirby Andrew A Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, The Department of Microbiology, Old Medical School, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, LS1 3EX, England; The University of Leeds, Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Old Medical School, The University of Leeds, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, LS1 3EX, England. Electronic address: - - 2014
Recent literature has concluded antibiotic therapy results in fewer complications than appendicectomy for patients with uncomplicated appendicitis. This studies aim was to undertake a meta-analysis of major post-intervention outcomes in patients with suspected uncomplicated appendicitis treated with antibiotics or appendicectomy, and determine which treatment is associated with the lowest rate ...
Attenello Frank J FJ Department of Neurosurgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Prior studies have suggested disparities in quality of healthcare and time to treatment across socioeconomic groups. Such differences can be of greatest consequence in the setting of emergent medical conditions. Surgical or endovascular treatment of ruptured cerebral aneurysms within the first 3 days of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is associated ...
Ballotta Enzo E Vascular Surgery Group, 2nd Surgical Clinic, Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The indication for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is uncertain in patients with asymptomatic severe (≥60% luminal narrowing according to the North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial criteria) carotid stenosis (ASCS), especially in the very elderly, because current evidence suggests that the risk of future stroke has been dropping in the past ...
Mathew J G - - 2014
Limited evidence exists to guide the use of early parenteral anticoagulation following mechanical heart valve replacement (MVR). The purpose of this study was to compare the 30-day rates of thrombotic and bleeding complications for MVR patients receiving therapeutic versus prophylactic dose bridging regimens. In this retrospective cohort study we reviewed ...
Ribaric Goran G Goran Ribaric, Director, Regional Safety Officer EMEA, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Johnson and Johnson, Ethicon Endo Surgery (Europe) GmbH, Hummelsbütteler Steindamm 71, 22851 Norderstedt, Germany, - - 2014
Aim. To analyze the 3-year outcomes of lower body mass index (BMI) (<35 kg/m(2)) adjustable gastric band (AGB) recipients across multiple sites in the French health insurance system. Methods. From prospectively collected data on a cohort of 517 morbidly obese Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band® (SAGB) patients (Clinical Trials Web database, ...
Shen Xun X Beijing Neurosurgical Institute and Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University; Beijing, People's Republic of China - Neurosurgical Department, China Meitan General Hospital; Beijing, People's Republic of China - - - 2014
This study reports the natural history of unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and the risks involved in their endovascular management. A total of 242 patients at our center were enrolled in the study, which had retrospective and prospective components. We retrospectively assessed the morbidity and mortality related to endovascular management ...
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