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Pandis Nikolaos - - 2013
The objective of this trial was to compare the survival rates of mandibular lingual retainers bonded with either chemically cured or light-cured adhesive after orthodontic treatment. Patients having undergone orthodontic treatment at a private orthodontic office were randomly allocated to fixed retainers placed with chemically cured composite or light-cured composite. ...
Skeik Nedaa - - 2013
Purpose: Monitoring of fibrinogen level is used to predict bleeding during lower extremity tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) infusions for peripheral arterial or venous thrombolysis. This practice is not fully addressed in the literature.Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed fibrinogen levels and studied bleeding rate from charts of patients who underwent ...
Riccioni Maria Elena ME Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Catholic University of Rome, 00168 Rome, - - 2013
To assess the rate of recurrent bleeding of the small bowel in patients with obscure bleeding already undergone capsule endoscopy (CE) with negative results. We reviewed the medical records related to 696 consecutive CE performed from December 2002 to January 2011, focusing our attention on patients with recurrence of obscure ...
Ji Gyu Yeul - - 2013
A retrospective study. To analyze adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) in two-level anterior cervical discectomy, comparing fusion with stand-alone cages (ACDF-CA) to that with cage and plate constructs (ACDF-CPC) in regards to clinical outcomes and radiologic changes. ACDF using a stand-alone cage or a cage and plate construct is a popular ...
Kuramatsu Joji B - - 2013
To date only two studies have evaluated anemia status in acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) reporting that on admission anemia (OAA) was associated with larger hematoma volume, and lower hemoglobin levels during hospital stay, which related to poorer outcome. The question remains whether anemia influences outcome through related volume-effects or itself ...
Hasegawa Masahiro - - 2013
The relationships among the hemostatic markers, the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and the withdrawal of fondaparinux due to a reduction in the hemoglobin levels were examined. Two-hundred twenty-one Japanese patients who underwent major orthopedic surgery and were treated with 1.5mg of fondaparinux instead of 2.5mg of fondaparinux were ...
Xia Lei - - 2013
Object The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical results and surgical outcomes of cystic vestibular schwannomas (VSs) with fluid-fluid levels. Methods Forty-five patients with cystic VSs and 86 with solid VSs were enrolled in the study. The patients in the cystic VSs were further divided into those ...
Durand Matthieu - - 2013
To assess oncological (biochemical and histological recurrence) and functional (urinary and potency) outcomes in patients with unilateral low-risk organ-confined PCa treated with focal cryoablation. From January 2009 to March 2012, patients with localized prostate cancer who refused active surveillance were assigned to a focal cryoablation protocol. This was a prospective, ...
Ding Dale - - 2013
Eloquent intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) located in the primary motor or somatosensory cortex (PMSC) carry a high risk of microsurgical morbidity. To evaluate the outcomes of radiosurgery on PMSC AVMs and compare them to radiosurgery outcomes in a matched cohort of non-eloquent, lobar AVMs. Between 1989 and 2009, 134 patients ...
Lan Xia X Department of Orthopaedics, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital, 28 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100853, China, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the clinical effect of the novel method combined longitudinal S-osteotomy and Lengthen And Then Nail (LATN) technique for leg lengthening and compare with the classic Ilizarov method. This retrospective study was performed from March 2008 to April 2012. A total of 176 ...
Walcott Brian P - - 2013
Severe middle cerebral artery stroke (MCA) is associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. We assessed the hypothesis that patient-specific variables may be associated with outcomes. We also sought to describe under-recognized patient-centered outcomes. A consecutive, multi-institution, retrospective cohort of adult patients (≤70 years) was established from 2009 to ...
Lee Eun Ji - - 2013
Purpose: To investigate the long-term changes in the lamina cribrosa (LC) depth following trabeculectomy. Methods: Serial horizontal B-scan images of the optic nerve head were obtained using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography from 28 primary open-angle glaucoma patients who underwent trabeculectomy and were followed up for at least 2 years. Approximately ...
Figueroa D - - 2013
To identify those clinical characteristic and arthroscopic findings in patients with knee arthrosis that are associated with worsening of the disease and subsequent total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A retrospective, descriptive study was conducted on 78 consecutive patients (88 knees) who underwent knee arthroscopy for arthrosis. The study included 44 women ...
Wright Stephen - - 2013
It was 1969 when I turned up on my father's doorstep with long hair and a deep tan. I was barely through the door before the subject of getting a job came up. My hippie summer was over and it was time to get back to reality.
Kanbay Asiye - - 2013
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular events and hypertension. Mean platelet volume (MPV), an indicator of platelet activation and aggregation, is closely related with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). We aimed to show the relationship between OSAS and MPV with CVD. The medical ...
Agrawal S - - 2013
Introduction: Both limbal and para limbal conjunctival incisions are routinely used in strabismus surgery with comparable results however their outcome has not been compared while using adjustable sutures. Objective: To compare limbal (von Noorden) and para limbal (Santiago) conjunctival incisions for adjustable recessions of horizontal recti. Subjects and methods: Uniocular ...
Perlas Anahi A Department of Anesthesia & Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. - - 2013
Total knee arthroplasty is associated with moderate to severe pain, and effective analgesia is essential to facilitate postoperative recovery. This retrospective cohort study examined the analgesic and rehabilitation outcomes associated with 48-hour continuous femoral nerve block, local infiltration analgesia, or local infiltration analgesia plus adductor canal nerve block. Patients undergoing ...
Singh Satyendra Kumar - - 2013
Incidence of pitting, vary considerably in different types of psoriasis. In clinical practice, toe nail examination is inconvenient. There are inadequate studies which show relation of nail pitting with duration and severity of the disease. The objective was to examine the incidence of finger nail pitting in all types of ...
Emekli-Alturfan Ebru - - 2013
Salivary glutathione (GSH), malondialdehyde (MDA), protein, sialic acid (SA) levels, cytological parameters, and tissue factor activities (TFa) were investigated when fresh and after 3, 7, 11, 15, 21, and 30 days (d) of storage at -20°C both in the control and the periodontitis group. Moreover, the control and the periodontits ...
Nishio Sakiko - - 2013
In cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), p16(INK4a) immunohistochemistry has been reported to be a useful diagnostic biomarker. However, limited information is available about the association between the p16(INK4a) immunohistochemistry and the outcomes of CIN. Here, we report p16(INK4a) immunohistochemistry as an effective biomarker to predict the outcomes of CIN. p16(INK4a) immunohistochemistry ...
Husain S - - 2013
Fifty seven leprosy patients having moderately collapsed nose were taken for nasal reconstruction. The bone graft was obtained from the second metatarsal of the foot. It was corticoperiosteal and placed in between lining and the nasal skin. 48 patients were reviewed periodically at 3 months, initially for 2 years and ...
Ivanović Vladimir - - 2013
Postoperative sensitivity in restorative dentistry can be related to preparation trauma, dentin adhesives' ability to seal open dentinal tubules, deformation of restorations under occlusal stresses and microleakage. The study assessed possible reduction in postoperative sensitivity with low shrinkage compared to conventional composites using different bonding agents and the influence of ...
Ikeda Tetsuhiko - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate factors predicting poor prognosis in patients with hypoglycemic encephalopathy. We retrospectively analyzed data on 165 consecutive patients with hypoglycemic encephalopathy. We evaluated their outcome 1 week after hypoglycemia onset using the Glasgow outcome scale (GOS) and compared the clinical features of patients ...
Maeda Yasuko - - 2013
This study aimed to evaluate the outcome of sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) for fecal incontinence at 5 years after implantation and to identify predictors of sustained efficacy. There is a lack of knowledge about the long-term outcome of SNS for fecal incontinence. Prospectively collected data from patients who underwent implantation ...
Takagi Hisato H Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shizuoka Medical Center, Shizuoka, Japan. - - 2013
Our preliminary meta-analysis suggests that transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) may not reduce the 30-day mortality rate over surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) in high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). We performed an updated formal meta-analysis of TAVI vs AVR for reduction not only of early but also of ...
Bhalla Ajay A Division of Health and Social Care Research, King's College London, London, United Kingdom. - - 2013
Few population-based studies describing functional outcome between ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in the short- and long-term are available. Knowledge of the natural history and factors associated with poor outcome is important in providing prognostic information and resource allocation. Data were collected within the population-based South London Stroke Register ...
Auerbach Andrew D AD Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave, PO Box 0131, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA. - - 2013
Single-site studies have described an association between use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and adverse outcomes of surgery. Multicenter studies including a broad range of surgical procedures that explore rare outcomes, such as bleeding and mortality, and that account for indications for administration of SSRIs are needed. To determine ...
Renner André - - 2013
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a well-established procedure for treating diabetic patients with multivessel disease, but extracorporeal circulation and cardioplegia-induced cardiac arrest introduce a severe burden to these patients. The present study investigated if off-pump CABG decreases 30-day mortality and mid-term mortality in diabetic patients in comparison with conventional ...
Bayerl Simon - - 2013
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a common disease leading to significant neurological disability. We compared patients suffering from a single- and a multi-level pathology to analyze the influence of the natural course of the disease on the long-term outcome after surgery. We analyzed the records of 52 patients with CSM ...
Wang Ting-Ming - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes of surgical treatment in children of walking age with unilateral and bilateral developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). We examined the records of fifty-six children of walking age with bilateral dysplasia and 156 children of walking age with unilateral dysplasia ...
Nathan Meena - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We have shown previously that technical performance score (TPS) is strongly associated with early mortality and major postoperative adverse events in a diverse group of patients. We now report evaluation of the validity of TPS in predicting late outcomes in the same group of patients. METHODS: Patients who underwent ...
Williams D P - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Despite the excellent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) results reported using traditional outcome measures, dissatisfaction rates of up to 30% are reported following surgery. Although several preoperative factors have been identified as possible predictors of satisfaction, there is conflicting evidence. Identification of dissatisfaction in the early postoperative assessment may therefore ...
Arvin Babak B Queens Hospital, Romford, Essex, - - 2013
A blinded observational study of consecutive patients, prospectively enrolled and followed up to 1 year postoperatively. To assess whether quantitative assessment of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) predicts baseline patient status and postoperative neurological recovery. Factors that can predict neurological recovery in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) postoperatively are ...
Mimic Branko - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to evaluate the results following complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) in relation to age at surgery and to assess the role of palliation in the current era. METHODS: A retrospective review of 251 consecutive patients with TOF repaired between 2003 and 2011 at the ...
Attias David - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Global longitudinal strain (GLS) and basal longitudinal strain (BLS) assessed using two-dimensional speckle-tracking imaging have been proposed as subtle markers of left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction with potential prognostic value in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between longitudinal strain ...
Rasmussen Stephanie B - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Dexamethasone, when added to local anesthetics, has been shown to prolong the duration of peripheral nerve blocks; however, there are limited studies utilizing large numbers of patients. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of adding dexamethasone to ropivacaine on duration of nerve blocks of the ...
Ong Marcus Eng Hock ME Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608. - - 2013
We aimed to develop a risk score incorporating heart rate variability (HRV) and traditional vital signs for the prediction of early mortality and complications in patients during the initial presentation to the emergency department (ED) with chest pain. We conducted a prospective observational study of patients with a primary complaint ...
Cay Nurdan - - 2013
Previous studies have demonstrated a significant association between red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and acute pulmonary embolism. To the authors' knowledge no study has been reported in patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT). A total of 431 lower extremity venous duplex examinations were included in the study. Of these, ...
Wren Tishya A L - - 2013
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine if gait analysis improves correction of excessive hip internal rotation in ambulatory children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: Children undergoing orthopedic surgery were randomized to receive or not receive a preoperative gait analysis report. This secondary analysis included all participants ...
Sokmen Abdullah - - 2013
AIM: Hyperthyroidism is a well-known cause of atrial fibrillation (AF) which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Atrial electromechanical delay (EMD) is a significant predictor of AF. The aim of this study was to assess the atrial EMD and diastolic functions in subclinical and overt hyperthyroidism by using tissue ...
Végvári Dóra D Department of Orthopaedics, Semmelweis University, Budapest, - - 2013
Stiff gait resulting from rectus femoris dysfunction in cerebral palsy commonly is treated by distal rectus femoris transfer (DRFT), but varying outcomes have been reported. Proximal rectus femoris release was found to be less effective compared with DRFT. No study to our knowledge has investigated the effects of the combination ...
Keeling W Brent - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of patients with low ejection fraction who underwent surgical coronary revascularization with or without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database was queried from January 1, 2008, to June 30, 2011 for patients with an ejection ...
Triantafyllis Andreas S - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The role of inflammation in coronary artery ectasia (CAE) remains controversial. We evaluated the hypothesis that CAE might be associated with a specific pattern of T helper (Th) lymphocyte activation by measuring the Th-1 cytokine, interleukin-2 (IL-2) and the Th-2 cytokines, interleukin-4 (IL-4) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in patients with ...
Mondelli Mauro - - 2013
The aim of the study was to identify specific factors that affect the outcome in patients with long thoracic mononeuropathy. The authors reviewed all medical records of patients with long thoracic mononeuropathy from the archive of the electromyography service over the past 16 years. Age, sex, occupation, pain at onset, ...
Ogawa Shinji S Cardiovascular Surgery, Toyohashi Heart Center, Toyohashi, - - 2013
Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery is associated with increases in the risk of complications, length of intensive care unit stay, and cost of care. Beta blockers are effective for controlling myocardial ischemia and arrhythmia and suppressing inflammatory cytokines. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of administrating ...
Ponte Silvia Ferraz Ayrosa - - 2013
To use anthropometric measurements to compare nutritional status in children with neurogenic bladder dysfunction secondary to meningomyelocele who underwent enterocystoplasty and those who did not undergo surgery. A case-control study was conducted in 20 children, divided into two groups: those who had enterocystoplasty (Group A) and those who did not ...
Maheux-Lacroix Sarah - - 2013
Background: In the last 30 years, several initiatives have aimed to reintroduce a certain freedom in positioning during labour. The objective of this study was to compare an alternative method of positioning at delivery (APOR B method) with the dorsal recumbent (supine) position. Methods: We undertook a comparative, retrospective study ...
Shore Benjamin J - - 2013
: We studied the use of cortico-cancellous circular allograft combined with cannulated screw fixation for the correction of dorsolateral peritalar subluxation in a series of children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy undergoing single event multilevel surgery. : Forty-six children who underwent bilateral subtalar fusion between January 1999 and December 2004 ...
Zhang Jianwei - - 2013
To observe the analgesic effect of acupuncture at Hegu (LI 4) in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) transvaginal oocyte retrieval using ultrasonography and explore its mechanism. Ninety patients undergoing IVF-EF oocyte retrieval were randomly divided into three groups: an acupuncture group with needles inserted into bilateral Hegu (LI 4) points, a ...
Balaprasannakumar - - 2013
THE AIM OF THE STUDY IS TO COMPARE TWO DIFFERENT METHODS: Enameloplasty sealant technique (EST) and conventional sealant technique (CST) in terms of the presence or loss of sealant and the presence or absence of caries after 6, 12, and 18 months. A total of 15 children in the age ...
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