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Yucel Istemi - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of high-dose extracorporeal shockwave therapy applied with an ankle block and corticosteroid injection in patients with plantar fasciitis whose symptoms persisted for more than 6 months. METHODS: Sixty patients were assessed clinically at presentation and at 3-month follow-up with ...
Moss Alan - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Succinylated gelatin (SG) is an inexpensive colloid that may combine ease of use with the advantages of a colloid to potentially increase EMR specimen size, leading to a higher rate of en bloc resection. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and impact on EMR specimen size of SG as ...
Narins Rhoda S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a synthetic, biodegradable, biocompatible polymer device. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare the efficacy and safety of injectable PLLA with human-derived collagen in treating nasolabial fold wrinkles. METHODS: In this randomized, evaluator-blinded, parallel-group, multicenter study, subjects received injectable PLLA (n = 116) or collagen (n ...
Miceli Jeffrey J - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic agents have been associated with a prolonged QT interval. Data on the effects of ziprasidone and haloperidol on the QTc interval are lacking. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to characterize the effects of 2 high-dose intramuscular injections of ziprasidone and haloperidol on the QTc interval at T(max). METHODS: This ...
Bass Lawrence S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA, Radiesse) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds (NLF). A pivotal NLF split-face study previously compared the performance of Radiesse to human-based collagen at six months and safety of Radiesse through one year. ...
Ebrahimi Ali A Department of Dermatology, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, - - 2010
The treatment of multiple eccrine hydrocystomas is challenging. Surgical excision is impractical. The outcomes of CO(2) and pulsed-dye laser therapy are not well studied. Botulinum toxin-A (BT-A) can block the secretions of the sweat glands and prevent dilatation of the cysts. To study the efficacy of BT-A on eccrine hydrocystoma. ...
Tang Ya-ling - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of intra-articular sodium hyaluronate (SH) injections on the main components of plasminogen activator (PA) system in the synovial fluid of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis (OA). STUDY DESIGN: Forty patients diagnosed with TMJ OA and 20 healthy control subjects were ...
Niramis R - - 2010
BACKGROUND/AIM: Cystic hygroma is a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice, but injection of a sclerosing agent into the cyst is an alternative procedure. The aim of this study was to review the results after cystic hygroma treatment using intralesional bleomycin injection over ...
Smuck Matthew - - 2010
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Vascular penetration and injection of corticosteroids into a vessel during lumbosacral transforaminal epidural injection is a suspected cause of myelopathy. Blunt needles have been suggested to avoid vascular penetration, but they are difficult to navigate. Another alternative to the standard long-bevel sharp needles is the short-bevel needles. Some ...
Dressler Dirk - - 2010
Recently, Xeomin, a novel botulinum toxin (BT) type A drug became available. Separation of complexing proteins reduced the size of its BT component, thus potentially affecting its tissue diffusion, adverse effect profile and therapeutic properties. We report the first use of Xeomin in an autonomic indication. A total of 46 ...
Morey-Mas Miguel-Angel - - 2010
PURPOSE: Among patients with Wilkes stage III and IV disease undergoing arthroscopic lysis and lavage, does the use of an intra-articular injection of sodium hyaluronate (SH), when compared with Ringer lavage, result in better postoperative pain control and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) function? PATIENTS AND METHODS: We designed and implemented a ...
Patti R - - 2010
BACKGROUND: In patients affected by anterior chronic anal fissure (CAAF) with hypertonia of the internal anal sphincter (IAS), the role of IAS hypertonia remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of fissurectomy combined with advancement flap and IAS injection of botulinum toxin in healing the ...
Othman Ibrahim - - 2010
AIM: Comparison of bilateral versus posterior injection of botulinum toxin into the internal anal sphincter for treatment of acute anal fissure. METHODS: Forty patients with acute anal fissure were randomly divided into two equal groups. Group 1 was treated by injecting 20 units of botulinum toxin into each side of ...
Saito Atsushi - - 2010
Percutaneous injection therapy with vitamin D has been applied in the treatment of hyperparathyroidism (HPT); however, the application of percutaneous injection therapy with vitamin D lacks established guidelines regarding the volume of injected solution and the frequency of injection. We have developed an outpatient treatment regimen using percutaneous maxacalcitol injection ...
Buerke Boris - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Multiple use of syringes in automatic injectors is considered to place patients at risk of septic complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the microbiologic contamination and time efficiency associated with routine clinical use of single-use prefilled disposable syringes for contrast administration. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: To ensure ...
Kwon Tack-Kyun - - 2010
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Presbylaryngis is a normal part of the aging process, but many people visit hospitals with communication difficulties. The authors evaluated the efficacy of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) injection laryngoplasty in patients with presbylaryngis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with diagnosed presbylaryngis were administered a CaHA injection, and 17 ...
Safari Saeed - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and compare the efficacy of botulinum toxin intravesical injections with and without injections in external urethral sphincter in treating bladder hyper-reflexia in children suffering from myelomeningocele. METHODS: A total of 60 patients with bladder hyper-reflexia due to myelomeningocele were randomly allocated to treatment groups A and B ...
Gaofeng Li - - 2010
Few reports exist on effective methods of evaluating the effects and selecting indications for the treatment of improving facial morphology by masseteric injection of botulinum toxin type A. The method for selecting indicative factors, as determined by the change of masseteric area volume at a standard frontal view when tightly ...
Marte A - - 2010
AIMS: We describe our experience with botulinum-A toxin (BTX-A) in children presenting idiopathic overactive bladder (OAB) refractory to anticholinergic drugs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 21 patients, aged 8-12 years, were treated over a 3-year period. BTX-A was administered at a dosage of 12.5 UI /kg body weight, without exceeding 200 UI, ...
Girardi P - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: A long-acting, injected, carbohydrate-microsphere preparation of risperidone (RLAI; Risperdal Consta ((R))) is reported to be safe and effective in chronic psychotic illnesses but, as its long-term and comparative efficacy remain unclear, this study compared clinical status during oral antipsychotic treatment versus conversion to RLAI. METHODS: Psychotic patients (n=88; initial ...
Rath Judith J G - - 2010
To determine the short-term and long-term treatment-effects of botulinum toxin type A in simple motor tics, we analyzed 15 consecutive patients (18 tics) with simple motor tics that were treated every 3 months with injections of BTX-A. Efficacy (rated on a 4-level scale) and duration of effect of the first ...
Bensmail Djamel - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Poor control of reaching in spastic hemiparetic patients could be because of a combination of poor individuation of joints, weakness, spasticity, and/or sensory loss. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of botulinum toxin injections (BTIs) on spasticity, upper-limb function, and kinematics of reaching movements in patients with spastic hemiparesis caused ...
Shimizu Masaki - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular injections of sodium hyaluronate (Na-HA) and corticosteroid (CS) are often used for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA), and the clinical usefulness of such treatment has been reported. Some studies have discussed the effectiveness of intra-articular drug injection therapy in terms of the clinical results, but no cohort studies ...
Quagliato Elizabeth Maria Aparecida Barasnevicius - - 2010
Botulinum toxin A (BTA) is considered an effective treatment of blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm, but there are few studies to permit a comparison of its different formulations. This prospective, randomized, double-blind study compared Prosigne, a BTA of Chinese origin, with Botox to establish safety, efficacy, and equivalence of doses between ...
Hermel Martin - - 2010
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study are to report a case of adult-onset juvenile xanthogranuloma and suggest a new treatment option. METHODS: A 35-year-old man presented with an isolated mass of the limbus. Biopsy revealed a histiocytic tumor with Touton's giant cells staining positive for CD68 and S-100 but negative ...
Ya┼čar Evren - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Spasticity is an important early complication of stroke, which may lead to shortening of gastrocnemius and soleus muscles and contracture in the Achilles tendon and soft tissues of the ankle. Botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) is a promising drug for the management of focal spasticity. Serial casting is another alternative ...
Daif Emad T - - 2010
PURPOSE: Many different surgical and nonsurgical techniques have been used to treat patients with chronic recurrent temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation. The nonsurgical techniques consist of injecting different substances into the TMJ area. This study was carried out to assess autologous blood injection to the TMJ for treatment of chronic recurrent ...
Frampton James E - - 2010
Hylan G-F 20, a cross-linked hyaluronic acid derivative, is an elastoviscous, high-molecular-weight (average 6000 kDa) fluid with rheological properties similar to those of knee synovial fluid of healthy young individuals. In a 26-week, randomized, double-blind, multicentre study in patients with symptomatic primary osteoarthritis of the knee (n = 253), one ...
Giannantoni Antonella - - 2010
We report the 2-year efficacy and tolerability of intravesical botulinum A toxin (BoNT/A) injections in patients with painful bladder syndrome (PBS) associated with increased urinary frequency refractory to conventional treatments. Thirteen women were prospectively included in the study. The preliminary assessment included voiding diary, urodynamics, urinary tract ultrasound and the ...
Flynn Timothy Corcoran - - 2010
Patient satisfaction with botulinum toxin treatment is a key success factor in aesthetic procedures and is governed by the interaction of numerous variables. Duration of effect is important because it influences retreatment intervals as well as affecting cost and convenience to the patient. In order to review the evidence on ...
Gomes Cristiano M - - 2010
To report our experience with the use of the botulinum toxin-A (BoNT/A) formulations Botox and Prosigne in the treatment of neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). At a single institution, 45 consecutive patients with refractory urinary incontinence due to NDO received a single intradetrusor (excluding the trigone) treatment with botulinum toxin type ...
Hadley H S - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of intra-articular botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A) in dogs with chronic osteo- arthritis. METHODS: Client-owned dogs with lameness and discomfort attributed to unilateral elbow or hip osteoarthritis were eligible for inclusion (n = 5). All dogs had BoNT/A (25 units) administered to the affected joint ...
Toffola Elena Dalla - - 2010
To assess the effect and efficacy of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) in reducing synkinesis in aberrant facial nerve regeneration (following facial paralysis). A total of 55 sessions of BTX-A (Botox) infiltration were performed on 30 patients (23 female) with synkinesis after facial palsy. Each subject was injected with 2.5 ...
Kazerooni Rashid - - 2010
There has been growing interest in newer anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) for seizure prophylaxis in the intensive care setting because of safety and monitoring issues associated with conventional AEDs like phenytoin. This analysis assessed the cost-effectiveness of levetiracetam versus phenytoin for early onset seizure prophylaxis after neurosurgery and traumatic brain injury ...
Davis R Prince - - 2010
To report the outcomes of same-day, bilateral intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy for a consecutive series of patients treated for exudative age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). A consecutive series of 254 eyes of 127 patients received bilateral, same-day anti-VEGF injections of either bevacizumab or ranibizumab between January 1, 2007 ...
Kimber Jo J Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 - - 2010
To examine survival and long term cessation of injecting in a cohort of drug users and to assess the influence of opiate substitution treatment on these outcomes. Prospective open cohort study. A single primary care facility in Edinburgh. 794 patients with a history of injecting drug use presenting between 1980 ...
Sahai Arun - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To report the efficacy and safety of repeated injections of botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A) in treating idiopathic detrusor overactivity refractory to anticholinergics. Furthermore, we describe whether dose alteration in patients with poor responses or voiding dysfunction after initial treatment can improve outcomes. METHODS: A cohort of 34 patients who participated ...
Natt R S - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of the use of percutaneous injection of botulinum neurotoxin A under local anaesthesia in the management of cricophayngeus dysphagia in post-laryngectomy patients. METHODS: Fifteen post-laryngectomy patients (6 males, 9 females, age range 48-72 years) with surgery performed not less ...
Leuchter Igor - - 2010
Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) is a structural or functional trouble, which causes hypernasal speech. Velopharyngeal flaps, speech therapy and augmentation pharyngoplasty, using different implants, have all been used to address this trouble. We hereby present our results following rhinopharyngeal autologous fat injection in 18 patients with mild velopharyngeal insufficiency (12 soft ...
Hartung Wolfgang - - 2010
IA injections of SIJs with corticosteroids are often performed in patients suffering from low back pain due to active sacroiliitis. However, SIJ injections are technically demanding, and therefore the clinical outcome of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid SIJ injections was analysed in relation to the accuracy of the injection. Ultrasound-guided injections were performed ...
Fridman Esteban A - - 2010
Background Focal spasticity is a significant motor disorder following stroke, and Botulinum Toxin Type-A (BoNT-A) is a useful treatment for this. The authors evaluated kinematic modifications induced by spasticity, and whether or not there is any improvement following injection of BoNT-A. Methods Eight patients with stroke with upper-limb spasticity, showing ...
Festen S - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide donors such as isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) are considered the first choice of treatment for anal fissure. After reports of the successful treatment of such fissures with botulinum toxin, this randomized blinded trial compared botulinum toxin with ISDN in the treatment of chronic anal fissure. METHODS: Patients were ...
Benecke R - - 2009
Botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) is a highly effective and well-tolerated treatment for focal dystonias. The BoNT/A in Botox and Dysport is part of a high-molecular-weight complex that contains hemagglutinins and other non-toxic proteins, whilst Xeomin is a highly purified BoNT/A free of such complexing proteins. In the largest controlled ...
Redaelli Alessio - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There are few methods for the correction of the reduction of subcutaneous volumes. Polylactic acid is a new material with which we can achieve interesting results. OBJECTIVE: To review our case histories in the assessment of this material's safety and effectiveness, its best indications, and to outline our technique. ...
Dressler D - - 2009
Based upon large and carefully performed studies Xeomin was first registered in 2005. However, its real potential can only be assessed, when it is used outside of study design restrictions, in an independent setting, in off-label indications and during continued use. Two hundred and sixty-three patients (91 with dystonia, 84 ...
Chang Chia-Hsuin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) was overused for treating patients with hyperhidrosis in Taiwan. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether use of evidence and a consensus-building exercise can reduce rates of surgery. METHODS: We invited all surgeons in Taiwan who performed five or more ETSs per year for treating patients with hyperhidrosis ...
Ghali Ashraf M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the efficacy of a single-injection technique for percutaneous peribulbar anesthesia with a short needle as an alternative to the double-injection technique for cataract extraction. METHODS: We included 200 patients who underwent elective cataract surgery randomized into 2 equal groups. They received either single-injection peribulbar anesthesia with a ...
Moscona Rony A - - 2010
Various injectable fillers are used for soft-tissue augmentation, including liquid injectable silicone [LS]. This study evaluates patient satisfaction and long-term results after [LS] for lip augmentation. A total of 179 patients, who received medical grade [LS] for lip augmentation, were included in the study. The microdroplet technique was used in ...
Georgescu Dan - - 2009
Calcium hydroxylapatite-induced skin necrosis occurred in 2 patients after injection in the glabella and the nasolabial fold, respectively. Supportive treatment with oral steroids, nitroglycerin paste, and warm compresses was initiated more than 48 hours after injection, and its role in recovery is uncertain. Both patients underwent microdermabrasion and used hydrocortisone ...
Ucuncu Faik - - 2009
AIM: To compare the effectiveness of landmark-guided local injections and ultrasonography (USG) guided injections for shoulder pain. METHODS: A total 60 consecutive patients with shoulder pain due to soft tissue disorders was enrolled, and randomly assigned to receive triamcinolone (40 mg) either by landmark-guided (LMG, n=30) or USG guided (n=30) ...
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