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Papakostas Thanos D TD Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
To report the visual outcomes of prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE) treatment in patients with ocular surface disease related to Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN). Retrospective cohort study. We included 86 patients (167 eyes) with history of SJS/TEN who underwent PROSE treatment from January 1, 2006, to ...
Liebrich Markus M Department of Cardiac Surgery, Sana Cardiac Surgery Stuttgart GmbH, Stuttgart, - - 2014
Dilatation of the pulmonary autograft is a major fear after the Ross procedure. We analyzed the results after reoperation for autograft dysfunction using a valve-sparing reimplantation technique (David procedure). From 1995 to 2012, 645 Ross operations were performed, with 630 (98%) of these as freestanding root replacements (mean follow-up, 8.3 ...
Di Eusanio Marco M Cardiac Surgery Department, University Hospital S. Orsola, Bologna, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aortic root management in type A acute aortic dissection is controversial. This study compared outcomes of root replacement (RR) interventions versus more conservative root (CR) management. Of 1,995 type A acute aortic dissection patients enrolled in the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection, 699 (35%) underwent RR interventions and 1,296 ...
Momeni Ali A Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Plant Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, - - 2014
Different therapeutic regimens were used for eradication of Helicobacter pylori, based on the cost, effectiveness and patient's compliance. The aim of this study was the evaluation of licorice compared with bismuth in quadruple regimen on eradication of H. pylori in patients with peptic ulcer disease (PUD). In a double-blind clinical ...
Nageswari A D AD Department of Pulmonary Medicine, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Porur, - - 2014
Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the bronchial airways. Well defined treatment options for asthma are very few. The role of vitamin D3 on asthma is still baffling. We have examined the effect of vitamin D3 supplementation in mild to moderate persistent asthma patients. We conducted an open ...
Annis Prokopis P Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Utah, United - - 2014
Study Type Retrospective cohort study. Introduction Acute proximal junctional failure (APJF) was recently defined by the International Spine Study Group as: postoperative fracture of the upper instrumented vertebrae (UIV) or UIV + 1; UIV implant failure; proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) increase > 15 degrees; or need for proximal extension of the fusion within 6 months of ...
Kalin-Hajdu Evan E Department of Ophthalmology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Que.. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of circumferential viscodilation and tensioning of Schlemm's canal (canaloplasty) in the treatment of uveitic glaucoma (UG). Pilot, retrospective, noncomparative case series. Nineteen uveitic eyes of 15 patients with UG. The main outcome measure was surgical success. Secondary outcome measures included intraocular pressure, usage of ...
Torsnes Linnea L Ålborggade 4, 4. tv., 2100 København Ø, Denmark. - - 2014
Treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is challenging. It is well known that patients with iNPH experience short-term symptom relief after shunt implantation, but the long-term effect of shunting has yielded diverging results. The objective of the present study was to review the literature and to investigate the diagnostics, ...
Skydsgaard Schou-Jensen Katrine K Urologisk Afdeling, Roskilde Hos-pital, Køgevej 7-13, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark. - - 2014
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TUR-P) is the gold standard for treatment of severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) or urine retention. Some patients are unfit for surgery due to much co-morbidity and need alternative treatment. Intraprostatic stents are one example of minimally invasive treatment for LUTS. We present our ...
Aichmair Alexander A Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine and Scoliosis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United - - 2014
Design Retrospective case series. Objective The objective of this study was to assess the reoperation rate after microdiscectomy for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) in patients with ≥ 5-year follow-up and identify demographic, perioperative, and outcome-related differences between patients with and without a reoperation. Methods The medical records, operative reports, and office notes ...
Pape-Köhler Carolina I A CI Institute for Research in Operative Medicine (IFOM), Private University of Witten/Herdecke, Cologne, - - 2014
To detect whether external factors (time of day, day of week, month and season, lunar phases) influence incidence and outcome of severely injured trauma patients. A retrospective cohort analysis of the TraumaRegister DGU(®) (TR-DGU) was carried out over a period of 10 years (January 2002-December 2011). Data of 35,432 primary ...
Gandini Roberto R Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Radiation Therapy, University Hospital Tor Vergata, Rome, - - 2014
Purpose : To assess the technical and midterm results in the treatment of type II endoleaks comparing nonselective (nTCE) vs. selective (sTCE) transcaval embolization. Methods : During a 4-year period, 26 patients (18 men; median age 73 years, range 68-78) underwent direct transcaval aneurysm puncture followed by embolization of the ...
Kim Tae-Hoon TH 1 Division of Cardiology, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, - - 2014
Purpose : To investigate the predictors of failed false lumen (FL) volume reduction at 12 months after stent-graft implantation in patients with type B aortic dissection. Methods : The retrospective analysis comprised 38 patients (25 men; mean age 60±12 years) with double-barrel type B aortic dissection (9 acute) treated with ...
Langwieser Nicolas N 1 I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik - - 2014
Purpose : To compare through meta-analysis the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) vs. bare metal stents (BMS) in the treatment of extracranial vertebral artery (EVA) disease. Methods : A literature search of the PubMed database was conducted to identify English-language articles in which both BMS and DES stenting were performed ...
Gandini Roberto R 1 Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Interventional Radiology, and Radiation Therapy, and - - 2014
Purpose : To evaluate the potential role, safety, and efficacy of paclitaxel-eluting balloon angioplasty for treatment of recurrent carotid in-stent restenosis (ISR). Methods : Among 856 consecutive patients who underwent carotid artery stenting from May 2002 to January 2008, 41 patients had a significant ISR (>80% stenosis). Of these, 9 ...
Ohki Takao T 1 Department of Surgery, Jikei University Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
Purpose : To report a subgroup analysis comparing safety and effectiveness outcomes in Japanese and non-Japanese patients as part of a prospective, multinational, randomized controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT00120406) evaluating a paclitaxel-coated drug-eluting stent (DES) compared to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for treating peripheral artery disease. Methods : Patients were ...
Lorenzoni Roberto R 1 Cardiovascular Department, San Luca Hospital, Lucca, - - 2014
Purpose : To report the results and complications of a single-center experience of above-the-knee angioplasty via transradial access (TRA). Methods : In a prospective study, 110 consecutive patients (88 men; mean age 72 years, range 37-90) referred for critical limb ischemia (26, 24%) or claudication were eligible for lower limb ...
Barillà D D Vascular Surgery, Policlinico Universitario G. Martino, Messina, Italy - - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the results of complex aneurysm (hostile neck anatomies) repair in high-risk patients with two minimally invasive techniques, fenestrated endografting (f-EVAR where EVAR stands for endovascular aneurysm repair) and minilaparotomy. All high-risk patients (N.=50, group 1) with hostile neck abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) ...
Cheng Hui H Department of Cardiology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310016, China; Department of Cardiology, the First People's Hospital of Xiaoshan, Hangzhou 311200, - - 2014
To evaluate the incidence and clinical outcome of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) plus isoproterenol (ISP)-induced non-pulmonary vein (PV) foci before and after circumferential PV isolation (CPVI) during index ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). In 80 consecutive patients undergoing catheter ablation for drug-refractory, symptomatic PAF at our hospital from ...
Bhargava Amita A Department of Neurology, Dr. S. N Medical College Jodhpur, Rajasthan, - - 2014
Cluster headache (CH) is uncommon and most painful of all primary headaches, and continues to be managed suboptimally because of wrong diagnosis. It needs to be diagnosed correctly and specifically treated. There are few studies and none from this region on CH. To study the detailed clinical profile of CH ...
Dowsey Michelle M MM Department of Orthopaedics, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, - - 2014
Little is known about whether rural-urban differences exist in patients after hip and knee joint replacement surgery. We compared patient characteristics, pain and functional outcomes of rural and urban patients undergoing joint replacement surgery in a single high-volume metropolitan centre. Prospective cohort study conducted in patients who underwent primary elective ...
Derkacz Arkadiusz A 1 Department of Internal Medicine and Hypertension, Wroclaw Medical University , Wroclaw, Poland - - 2014
Abstract Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of intravascular low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on selected growth factor levels in subjects undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Restenosis remains the main problem with the long-term efficacy of PCI, and growth factors are postulated to play a crucial ...
Saleh Jamil J 1 Oral Medicine Division, São Lucas Hospital, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul- PUCRS , Porto Alegre - RS, Brazil - - 2014
Abstract Objective: The present pilot study aimed to assess the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on hyposalivation and xerostomia as a consequence of head and neck radiotherapy. The benefits of LLLT in salivary flow have been shown; however, there are no studies investigating its effects on patients who have ...
Woo P Ym PY Movement Disorder Group, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery and Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong - - 2014
Tardive dystonia is an iatrogenic complication of dopamine receptor antagonist medication such as first-generation antipsychotics. It occurs in up to 2% of patients and only 10% recover after stopping medication. Deep brain stimulation for primary dystonia has proven to be effective and its application for secondary dystonias is gaining acceptance. ...
Chen Zheng Z Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Huai'an First People's Hospital, Huai'an, Jiangsu 223300, - - 2014
Short-term outcomes of the Wallis system in the treatment of lumbar degenerative disease (LDD) have been shown to be effective, whereas there is a paucity of studies on the mid-long-term effects of the treatment of the Wallis system. This study was to evaluate the mid-long-term effects of the Wallis dynamic ...
Yang Xiaoming X Department of Orthopedics, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, Anhui 241001, - - 2014
Bilateral transpedicular screw fixation in conjunction with interbody fusion is widely used to treat lumbar degenerative diseases; however, there are some disadvantages of using this fixation system. This study comparatively analyzes the results of unilateral and bilateral pedicle screw fixation combined with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) for one-level lumbar ...
Al-Nowaiser Abeer M AM Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi - - 2014
To evaluate the effects of systemic doxycycline on clinical and microbiological parameters of diabetic subjects with chronic periodontitis. This 9-month multi-center, randomized, parallel, single-blinded study was conducted from different hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between April 2010 and December 2010. A total of 76 diabetic subjects with chronic periodontitis were ...
Edris Fawaz E FE Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tel. +966 (12) 5270000. Fax. +966 (12) 5270001. E-mail. - - 2014
To assess the reliability of trans-vaginal-scan (TVS) in measuring the uterine depth (UD) in comparison with ultrasound-guided trial-transfer (UTT). This prospective study was conducted in 66 consecutive patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). The study took place in a private IVF center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between November ...
Wang Hai-Jun HJ Department of Neurosurgery, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China, - - 2014
The clinical characteristics of patients who presented in poor clinical grade due to ruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms (MCAAs) associated with large sylvian hematomas (SylH) were analyzed and an ingenious designed prophylactic hinged craniectomy was introduced. Twenty-eight patients were graded into Hunt-Hess grades IV-V and emergency standard micro-neurosurgeries (aneurysm clipping, ...
Pannu Jasleen J Divisions of *Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine †Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
Routine manometry is recommended to prevent complications during therapeutic thoracentesis, but has not definitively been shown to prevent pneumothorax or reexpansion pulmonary edema. As chest discomfort correlates with negative pleural pressures, we aimed to determine whether the use of manometry could anticipate the development of chest discomfort during therapeutic thoracentesis. ...
Ali Adam M AM Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School, University of Oxford, Oxford, United - - 2014
The literature on paediatric osteomyelitis in the developing world is scarce, and there have been calls for further characterisation of its epidemiology and the identification of factors that limit effective management in order to guide local service delivery. Our centre is a hospital serving a population of 11 million people ...
Ajuba-Iwuji Chinwe C CC Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA - - 2014
Some have suggested that children undergoing cardiac surgery who receive angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors experience a greater degree of hypotension after anesthesia induction and in the immediate postcardiopulmonary bypass period than children who did not receive these drugs. Therefore, we examined the effect of ACE inhibitor/angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) ...
Rotes Anna Sabate AS Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
To compare the safety and effectiveness of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) versus conventional median sternotomy (open) in the repair of secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) or patent foramen ovale (PFO). Among 415 consecutive patients undergoing open or VATS ASD/PFO closure between 1993 and October 2012, 153 patients were compared using ...
Ok Bong Gi BG Department of Urology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
To investigate the usefulness of urine cytology in the detection of tumor recurrence in terms of practicality and cost-effectiveness. We retrospectively analyzed 393 patients who underwent transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) from January 2010 to June 2013. All patients underwent cystoscopy, urine cytology, urinalysis, ...
Agarwal Avinash A Department of Medicine, King George's Medical University, - - 2014
The primary objective of this study was to determine the serum level of antioxidant enzymes and to correlate them with outcome in patients of aluminum phosphide (ALP) poisoning and, secondly, to evaluate the effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) given along with supportive treatment of ALP poisoning. We conducted a cohort study ...
Karbasforushan Ali A Department of Anesthesiology, Emam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, - - 2014
Nausea and vomiting after ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery is one of the most common and notable problems facing anesthesiologists in this area. This study was conducted to determine the effect of a pharyngeal pack on the severity of nausea, vomiting, and sore throat among patients after ear, pharynx, ...
Gupta Ruchi R Department of Anaesthesia, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, - - 2014
Epidural steroid injections are an accepted procedure for the conservative management of chronic backache caused by lumbar disc pathology. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the epidurographic findings for the midline, transforaminal and parasagittal approaches in lumbar epidural steroid injections, and correlating them with the clinical improvement. Sixty ...
Aik-Yong Chok C Department of General Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, - - 2014
Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a distinct clinical entity in the critically ill-patient, which leads to end-organ dysfunction. However, data on the incidence of ACS is scarce, and this is also likely contributed by under-diagnosis of this clinical condition. This study reports all cases of ACS in a tertiary institution ...
Windyga Jerzy J Department of Disorders of Hemostasis and Internal Medicine, Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, 14 I. Gandhi Str., 02-776 Warsaw, - - 2014
Hemophilia B management has improved considerably since the introduction of high-purity plasma-derived factor IX (pdFIX) products in the early 1990s. Recombinant FIX (rFIX) was introduced more recently and has potential safety advantages over the older blood-based products. Until recently, only one such product, nonacog alfa (BeneFIX(®), Pfizer, Inc.), has been ...
Mukhtar Sarfraz Ahmad SA Department of Ophthalmology, Bahawal Victoria Hospital, - - 2014
To compare the efficacy of external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) with and without intraoperative application of mitomycin-C in patients with chronic dacryocystitis. An experimental study. Department of Ophthalmology, Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH), Bahawalpur, from September 2009 to December 2010. One hundred and sixty patients with chronic dacryocystitis undergoing external DCR were divided ...
Duran Paula A PA Department of Nephrology, Baylor Scott & White Hospital, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple, Texas, - - 2014
Data on long-term follow up after acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring dialysis are scarce. The aim of this study was to describe and identify factors associated with survival, recovery of kidney function at discharge, and long-term follow up of renal function in AKI patients requiring dialysis. All AKI patients requiring ...
Olgin Gaudencio G Loma Linda University Medical Center, Urology, Loma Linda , California, United States ; - - 2014
Introduction: The factors that contribute to continence following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) are currently being investigated. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship of the bladder neck location on postoperative cystogram to subsequent continence rates following RARP. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of 611 consecutive RARP ...
Martelli M M Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Ospedale Maggiore della Carità, Novara, - - 2014
We conducted a retrospective study on patients aged ≥ 80 who underwent elective surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm between January 2006 and December 2010. We compared our results with 'Fast--Track Abdominal Aortic Surgery' (OPEN surgery) and with endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). We followed 97 consecutive octogenarians affected ...
Mancuso Francesco F Clinic of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Udine, Udine, - - 2014
In the treatment of medial osteoarthritis secondary to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury there is no consensus about optimum treatment, with both high tibial osteotomy (HTO) and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) being viable options. The aim of this review was to compare the outcomes of these treatments, both with or ...
Raiss Patric P Klinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Universität Heidelberg, Schlierbacher Landstrasse 200a, 69118, Heidelberg, Germany, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to analyse the short- and medium-term clinical and radiographic results of cementless humeral head resurfacing in combination with a cemented glenoid component. Thirty-five patients with a mean age of 65 years (range 42-84) and a mean follow-up of three years (two to six) were followed up. ...
Lin Jui-Hsiang JH Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tao Yuan General Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare , Taoyuan , Taiwan - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: To analyze the effect of treating metabolic syndrome (MetS) on further kidney function decline in patients with early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: In a study period of 24 months, 162 patients with early stage CKD were enrolled. Baseline and follow-up data related to the occurrence of MetS ...
Hussein Wael Khamis WK Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt, - - 2014
Nasal valve dysfunction has a role in up to 13 % of adults complaining of chronic nasal obstruction yet it is overlooked by many physicians. In rhinoplasty and other nasal surgeries, preserving nasal function is the most significant issue. The autospreader flap has proved to be an effective spreader graft alternative. ...
Lapner Peter L C PL Division of Orthopedics, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, 501 Smyth Road, W1648, Box 502, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6, Canada, - - 2014
Shoulder arthroplasty provides reliable pain relief and restoration of function. However, the effects of fatty infiltration and atrophy in the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles on functional outcomes are not well understood. The purposes of this study were to (1) compare preoperative with postoperative fatty infiltration and atrophy of the supraspinatus ...
Duivenvoorden Tijs T Department of Orthopaedics, Erasmus University Medical Centre, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
The results of conservative treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA) are generally evaluated in epidemiological studies with clinical outcome measures as primary outcomes. Biomechanical evaluation of orthoses shows that there are potentially beneficial biomechanical changes to joint loading; however, evaluation in relation to clinical outcome measures in longitudinal studies is needed. ...
Walter Daisy D Department Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, - - 2014
Background and study aims: A novel large-diameter, lumen-apposing, self-expanding metal stent with bilateral flanges was recently developed for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided transmural drainage of symptomatic pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs). The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this stent in a large cohort. Patients and ...
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