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Claessen K M J A - - 2013
Arthropathy is an invalidating complication of acromegaly. This arthropathy deteriorates radiographically despite long-term disease control. However, the clinical course and its relationship to the radiographic course are currently unknown. We aimed to investigate the clinical course of arthropathy during follow-up and its relationship to radiographic progression in long-term controlled acromegaly ...
Appelboom Geoffrey - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: It is still unknown whether subsequent perihaematomal oedema (PHE) formation further increases the odds of an unfavourable outcome. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, radiographic and outcome data were prospectively collected in a single large academic centre. A multiple logistic regression model was then developed to determine the effect of admission oedema ...
Krupic Ferid - - 2013
Total Hip Replacement (THA) is one of the most successful and cost-effective operations. Despite its benefits, marked ethnic differences in the utilization of THA are well documented. However, very little has been published on the influence of ethnicity on outcome. We investigate whether the outcome-in terms of reoperation within 2 ...
Andersson Ola - - 2013
AIM: To investigate the effect that delayed and early umbilical cord clamping have on neurodevelopment, immunoglobulin G and symptoms of infection during the first four months of life. METHODS: Full-term infants (n=382) were randomised to delayed (≥ 180 seconds) or early cord clamping (≤ 10 seconds). The Ages and Stages ...
Ad Niv - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Observational studies identified increased age, left atrial (LA) size, type and duration of atrial fibrillation (AF) as independent predictors for failure of AF surgical ablation. Rhythm at discharge following the Cox maze (CM) procedure for AF was never considered a significant predictor of success. The purposes of this study ...
Moosang Kim - - 2013
Purpose: To evaluate frequency and severity of segmentation errors of two spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) devices and error effect on central macular thickness (CMT) measurements. Materials and Methods: Twenty-seven eyes of 25 patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, examined using the Cirrus HD-OCT and Spectralis HRA + OCT, were ...
Liu Feng - - 2013
BACKGROUND: To explore the predictive factors of cardiorespiratory abnormality in nonsedated patients at high altitude (HA) during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGIE). METHODS: The pulse and saturated oxygen (SaO(2)) levels of 993 patients undergoing nonsedated UGIE in Tibet were monitored. Bivariate correlation and logistic regression were used to identify predictive risk ...
Patel Sudi - - 2013
PURPOSE: To determine the influence of age and the corneal stromal refractive index on the difference between the predicted and actual postoperative refractive error after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and whether the precision of outcomes could be improved by considering age and the refractive index. SETTING: Vissum Instituto Oftalmologico ...
Volbers Bastian - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Additional intraventricular hemorrhage leads to higher mortality and worse functional outcome after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Intraventricular fibrinolysis (IVF) with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is an emerging treatment strategy for such patients. However, experimental studies suggest that rtPA may exert proedematous effects and lead to increased perihemorrhagic ...
Denard Patrick J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the mid- to long-term functional outcome and implant survival of total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) in adults aged 55 years or younger with primary glenohumeral arthritis. The hypothesis was that TSA would lead to improvement in functional outcome but that implant survival ...
Heikinheimo Terttu - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist on the associated factors and correlation of leucocyte count to outcome in young adults with first-ever ischaemic stroke. AIMS: Our objectives were to investigate factors associated with elevated leucocyte count and whether there is correlation between leucocyte count and short- and long-term outcomes. METHODS: Of our ...
Sönmezer Murat - - 2013
PURPOSE: To compare the effect of hemostatic matrix (HM) and electrosurgical bipolar coagulation (EBC) on ovarian reserve in patients undergoing endometrioma surgery. METHODS: Thirty patients with single ovarian endometrioma ≥4 cm were randomized to two groups. Ovarian reserve after laparoscopic excision of endometrioma was assessed by serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH); preoperatively ...
Ravindranath Kapu - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to understand the epidemiology, clinical features, behavior, and the prognostic factors that influence the outcome of intracranial meningiomas in children. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with age less than 18 years who underwent surgery for intracranial meningiomas during the period of at 1988-2012 at Voluntary Health ...
Lomenick Jefferson P - - 2013
Context:Clinicians who prescribe levothyroxine (LT4) for hypothyroidism often feel strongly about using a brand-name drug instead of a generic.Objective:The objective of the study was to determine whether Synthroid resulted in better control of congenital hypothyroidism than generic LT4.Design:This was a 5-year retrospective study.Setting:The study was conducted at 1 tertiary care ...
Jeong Dong Seop - - 2013
The impact of patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) on clinical outcomes following aortic valve replacement (AVR) remains controversial. The study aim was to evaluate the impact of PPM on long-term clinical outcomes following AVR. Between January 1987 and September 2007, a total of 198 consecutive patients (mean age 59.6 +/- 10.5 years; ...
Rahme Ralph - - 2013
Posthemorrhagic cerebral vasospasm (PHCV) is a common problem and a significant cause of mortality and permanent disability following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. While medical therapy remains the mainstay of prevention against PHCV and the first-line treatment for symptomatic patients, endovascular options should not be delayed in medically refractory cases. Although both ...
Morii Joji - - 2013
Objective We compared the efficacies of irbesartan and olmesartan after successful stent implantation in patients with stable angina. Methods Twenty-six patients were randomly divided into irbesartan and olmesartan groups and treated for approximately eight months (at follow-up coronary angiography). Results There were no differences in blood pressure (BP) reduction or ...
Awasthi Shally - - 2013
To determine primarily (1) the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) among ventilated patients aged 1 month to 12 years and secondarily (2) the risk factors for VAP and (3) common organisms causing VAP. Prospective study in a tertiary care center in India. Consecutive ventilated patients aged ≥1 month and ≤12 ...
Nagi Kundandeep S - - 2013
Purpose. Tube-related exposure is a known complication of glaucoma drainage device (GDD) surgery. Our objective is to report the early (approximately 1 year) tube exposure rate of implants covered with a keraSys (IOP Inc., Costa Mesa, CA, USA) tissue reinforcement graft. Patients and Methods. A retrospective, noncomparative, consecutive case series ...
Phan Jennifer - - 2013
As peritoneal dialysis (PD) is the preferred long-term dialysis modality in the pediatric population, we sought to identify risk factors for mortality and reoperation. A retrospective review of patients undergoing PD catheter insertions at a single center from 1994-2009 was performed. The following variables were evaluated: age (<1year), comorbidities, omentectomy, ...
Kurian Ashwin A - - 2013
OBJECTIVES To review transabdominal esophagocardiomyotomy (surgical treatment of achalasia) of the esophagus and to compare outcomes of partial anterior vs partial posterior fundoplication. DATA SOURCES An electronic search was conducted among studies published between January 1976 and September 2011 using the keywords achalasia, myotomy, antireflux surgery, and fundoplication. STUDY SELECTION ...
Sertoz Nezih - - 2013
Background: The objective of the present study was to explore the effects of deficiencies in glucose regulation on the onset, regression, and block performance times in a group of patients with diabetes-related foot problems. Methods: Forty-eight patients with American Society of Anesthetists physical status 2-4 undergoing foot and ankle surgery ...
Mont Michael A - - 2013
Cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty has had high success rates but does not always have optimal functional outcomes. The purpose of this study was to compare 2 polyethylene inserts of varying constraint that were used in a new cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty design to determine whether differences were found in clinical ...
Tan Tanny Sharman P - - 2013
The Ross procedure in children carries substantial mortality and reoperation rate. Aortic root dilatation is of concern. To prevent dilatation of the neoaortic root, but permit normal growth, we began to apply an absorbable poly-(p-dioxanone)-filaments (PDS) band at the sino-tubular (ST)-junction. All children (n=100) who underwent Ross procedure during 1995-2012 ...
Liu Shuang - - 2013
Cryoprecipitate is largely used for acquired hypofibrinogenemia in the setting of massive hemorrhage in liver transplantation (LT). However, the influence of intraoperative cryoprecipitate transfusion on biliary complications (BC) after LT has not been studied in detail. In a series of 356 adult patients who received their first LT, the causes ...
Bouaicha Samy - - 2013
Background. Procalcitonin (PCT) is a useful surrogate marker for the differentiation of postoperative infection and unspecific inflammatory reaction after surgery. It is known that postoperative course of the PCT serum level varies with type of surgery. No data exists about the postoperative course of serum PCT levels after primary total ...
Chen Jing - - 2013
To compare transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) levels in tears and the degree of corneal haze formation following epithelial laser in situ keratomileusis (Epi-LASIK) with and without the use of mitomycin C (MMC) and to investigate the effect of MMC on corneal wound healing. Thirty-two patients (64 eyes) with high myopia ...
Epstein Andrew J - - 2013
To assess the association between obstetricians' years of experience after training and the maternal complications of their patients during their first 40 years of post-residency practice. Retrospective cohort analysis. Obstetrical discharges from acute care hospitals in Florida and New York between academic years 1992 and 2009. 6,704,311 deliveries performed by ...
Hernández-Leiva Edgar - - 2013
Risk stratification in cardiac surgery significantly impacts outcome. This study seeks to define whether there is an independent association between the preoperative serum level of hemoglobin (Hb), leukocyte count (LEUCO), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), or B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and postoperative morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgery. Prospective, analytic ...
Sobhy Tamer S - - 2013
Background. Intranasal steroid provides an efficient nonsurgical alternative to adenoidectomy for theimprovement of adenoid nasal obstruction. Objective. To demonstrate the role of intranasal steroid in the prevention of adenoid regrowth after adenoidectomy. Methods. Prospective randomized controlled study. Two hundred children after adenoidectomy were divided into 2 groups. Group I received ...
Wang Yanbo - - 2013
Objective: To perform a prospective randomized trial comparing the efficacy and safety of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in the prone and modified supine positions. Methods: Between August 2010 and August 2011, 102 patients with renal calculi and 20 patients with ureteral calculi were randomized to undergo fluoroscopy and ultrasound-guided PCNL procedures ...
Hu D Y - - 2013
The purpose of this six-month study was to assess the ability of a new dentifrice containing 1.5% arginine, an insoluble calcium compound, and 1450 ppm fluoride, as sodium monofluorophosphate, to arrest and reverse primary root caries lesions in adults. Three test groups used dentifrices which contained either: 1) 1.5% arginine ...
Sfoungaristos Stavros - - 2013
Purpose. To investigate the effect of preventing maximal urethral length until the level of verumontanum during radical prostatectomy on both oncologic and functional outcomes. Patients and Methods. We recruited 329 patients, and they underwent an open radical prostatectomy by a single surgeon. The study cohort was randomized in 2 groups. ...
Sattayut Sajee - - 2013
Background and aim: Although there are some studies reporting the benefits of using laser to improve wound closure, there were a few studies in a model of oral mucosa. The aim of this in vitro study was to compare immediate tensile strength of the wound closure between suture alone and ...
Pelt Christopher E - - 2013
The optimal method of fixation in total knee arthroplasty is still debated. Hybrid total knee arthroplasty (TKA), with cemented tibial and cementless femoral components, is a proposed method of fixation to improve outcomes. Although several studies have shown favorable outcomes, there is still lack of consensus in the literature. We ...
Frank Rachel M RM Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, 1611 West Harrison Street, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60612, - - 2013
Background. The purpose of this study was to report on any prognostic factors that had a significant effect on clinical outcomes following arthroscopic Type II SLAP repairs. Methods. Consecutive patients who underwent arthroscopic Type II SLAP repair were retrospectively identified and invited to return for follow-up examination and questionnaire. Statistical ...
Kadioğlu Hüseyin H General Surgery Department, Medical Faculty, Bezmialem Vakıf University Hospital, Adnan Menderes Bulvarı Vatan Caddesi, 34093 Fatih, İstanbul, - - 2013
Purpose. To evaluate the predictive effect of IMA in incarcerated hernias. Methods. Three groups (n = 7) of rats were operated. Group I aimed to mimic incarceration, group II aimed the strangulation, and group III was the sham group. IMA and LDH measurements were made. Results. IMA levels were significantly ...
Li Yue Y Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Division of Health Policy and Outcomes Research, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642, USA. - - 2013
: To determine the effect of postoperative length of stay (LOS) on 30-day readmission after coronary artery bypass surgery. : We analyzed a final database consisting of Medicare claims of a cohort (N=157,070) of all fee-for-service beneficiaries undergoing bypass surgery during 2007-2008, the American Hospital Association annual survey file, and ...
Aimoto Takayuki T Department of Surgery, Nippon Medical - - 2013
Background: In most cases of pancreatic head cancer, surgery often results in noncurative resection, which is frequently related to inadequate clearance of the mesopancreas. Purpose: The aim of this report is to introduce the surgical technique of left posterior approach pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with total mesopancreas excision and circumferential lymphadenectomy around ...
Chang Tiffany R TR Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 Birmingham, England ; Health Services and Outcomes Research Center for Outcome, Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE), Birmingham, - - 2013
Examine the relationship between anemia and outcomes from intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Patients admitted with spontaneous ICH between July 2008 and December 2010 were identified from our prospective stroke registry. Patients were divided into two groups based on admission hemoglobin (low vs. normal based on laboratory reference range for gender). Baseline ...
Nakayama Kazunori K Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan ; Shigei Medical Research Hospital, Okayama, - - 2013
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is one of the common complications in dialysis patients, and is associated with increased risk of vascular calcification. The effects of cinacalcet hydrochloride treatment on bone and mineral metabolism have been previously reported, but the benefit of cinacalcet on vascular calcification remains uncertain. The aim of this ...
Lopez Pereira P P Paediatric Urology, University Hospital La Paz , Madrid , - - 2013
Objective: Studies evaluating renal transplant (RT) outcome in children who underwent an augmentation cystoplasty (AC) are contradictory and the current knowledge is based on studies with a limited number of patients. The aim of this study is to compare RT outcome between children who underwent AC and those without augmentation. ...
Ghaheri Hafez H Department of Vascular Surgery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2013
This study was performed to compare the outcome and complications of axillobrachial and femorofemoral graft as upper and lower limb arteriovenous shunt prostheses. In a prospective cohort study, we observed and followed-up all cases with a new insertion of ePTFE between February 2006 and February 2009. Assessment of patency and ...
Goldaracena Nicolás N Liver Surgery and Transplantation Unit, Hospital Alemán of Buenos Aires, Avenue Pueyrredón 1640, 1118AAAT Buenos Aires, - - 2013
Background. Significant amounts of red blood cells (RBCs) transfusions are associated with poor outcome after liver transplantation (LT). We report our series of LT without perioperative RBC (P-RBC) transfusions to evaluate its influence on early and long-term outcomes following LT. Methods. A consecutive series of LT between 2006 and 2011 ...
Helito Camilo Partezani CP Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2013
To evaluate whether hemostasis with eletrocauterization in comparison with Floseal((r)) leads to different bleeding rates during total knee arthroplasty. A COMPARATIVE STUDY WAS PERFORMED BETWEEN TWO GROUPS: group with ten consecutive total knee arthroplasties with Floseal((r)) used as hemostatic method and control group with ten consecutive total knee arthroplasties with ...
Tao Dan-Ying DY Department of Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology, - - 2013
The purpose of the study was to determine the cariostatic potential of a chewing gum containing tea polyphenol. A total of 157 schoolchildren aged 8-9 years were randomly allocated into three groups. Two groups received chewing gum with or without tea polyphenol. A third group did not receive any chewing ...
Yin W W State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, Sichuan University, Chengdu, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to assess the ability of a new dentifrice containing arginine, an insoluble calcium compound, and fluoride to arrest or reverse naturally occurring buccal caries lesions measured using Quantitative Light-induced Fluorescence (QLF). Three study groups used dentifrices which contained 1) 1.5% arginine and 1450 ppm ...
Mazzone Elena Stacy ES Department of Paediatric Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, - - 2013
The aim of the study was i) to assess the spectrum of changes over 24 months in ambulant boys affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy, ii) to establish the difference between the first and the second year results and iii) to identify possible early markers of loss of ambulation. One hundred ...
Trizzino Marco M Affiliation: unknown; Email: - - 2013
 1)Page 6: Fig. 2a depictsHydraena solarii habitus, and NOT Hydraena bensae.2)Page 11:Hydraena septentrionalis Pretner 1931 is synonym of Hydraena saga and NOT of Hydraena alpicola.3)Page 12:Hydraena crassipes Mulsant 1844 is synonym of Hydraena dentipes and NOT of Hydraena gracilis.4)Page 12: The correct name isH. excisa ssp. exclusa d'Orchymont 1931 and ...
Thienpont Emmanuel - - 2012
PURPOSE: C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase biomarker responding to surgical trauma. Typically, a first peak is observed at day 2 with a reduction at day 4 and normalization 3-6 weeks after surgery. CRP is often linked to prosthetic joint infection when elevated values are present longer time after surgery. The ...
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