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Acar Banu Torun BT *Department of Ophthalmology, Haydarpasa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; and †Department of Ophthalmology, Istanbul Medipol University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) as a tamponading agent after donor placement during Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) surgery and to compare the outcomes with those of air. Forty-four eyes of 44 consecutive patients who underwent DSEK were ...
Robert Magali M Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Calgary, Calgary, and University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, and University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, - - 2014
To compare anatomical and patient-reported outcomes at 12 months postoperatively for women who had anterior compartment pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery using a repair augmented with porcine small intestine submucosa mesh (Mesh Group) compared with those who had a native tissue repair (No Mesh Group). This was a randomized controlled ...
Karlsson Matilda M Matilda Karlsson, RN, is a Nurse, Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery and Burn Intensive Care, University Hospital of Linköping, Sweden. Margareta Lindgren, PhD, RN, is, a Senior Lecturer, Division of Nursing Science, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. Ingmarie Jarnhed-Andersson, RN, is a Nurse, Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery and Burn Intensive Care, University Hospital of Linköping, Sweden. Erkki Tarpila, MD, PhD, is a Senior Plastic Surgeon, Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital of Linköping, - - 2014
The primary objective of this study was to compare Aquacel (ConvaTec, Skillman, New Jersey), Allevyn (Smith & Nephew, St Petersburg, Florida), and Mediskin I (Mölnlycke, Health Care AB, Gothenburg, Sweden) in the treatment of split-thickness skin graft donor sites. This study was performed as a prospective randomized, 3-arm, clinical study. ...
Del Piñal Francisco F Instituto de Cirugía Plástica y de la Mano, Private Practice and Hospital Mutua Montañesa, Santander, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
To present our experience in distal thumb amputations reconstructed by partial toe to hand transfers with special emphasis on manual workers. Twenty-five patients who experienced amputation of the thumb distal to the interphalangeal joint, excluding pure soft tissue losses, were included in the study. All but 2 were manual workers. ...
Tachibana Toshiya T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, 663-8501 - - 2014
In management of patients with pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis, organism isolation by biopsy is generally considered to be of primary importance when constructing a treatment plan. In our clinical practice, however, patients can be successfully treated even without identifying the organisms. The objective of this study is to review our clinical ...
Wirthmann Anna A Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, - - 2014
The radial forearm flap (RFF) is known for its excellent and reliable results regarding defect coverage though donor site morbidity represents a persisting problem. Integra is widely used in reconstructive surgery. This study aims to assess long-term outcomes regarding functionality and cosmesis after donor site coverage with respect to esthetic ...
Sahin Ismail I Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey. - - 2014
Patients suffering major burns of more than 50% total burn surface area lack an adequate skin graft donor site to resurface extensive burn wounds and usually need widely meshed autografting and allografting. Anything over the 3:1 expansion ratio is strongly associated with low graft take, poor or delayed epithelialization, and ...
Dong Nuo N Affiliated Xiamen Eye Center of Xiamen University, 336 Xiahe Road, Xiamen 361001, Fujian Province, - - 2014
To evaluate the outcomes and safety of lamellar keratoplasty (LK) assisted by fibrin glue in corneal perforations. Six eyes of 6 patients affected by different corneal pathologies (2 posttraumatic corneal scar and 3 bacterial keratitis) underwent LK procedures by using fibrin glue. The mean corneal perforation diameter was 1.35±0.64mm (range, ...
Chandrashekar Bs B CUTIS Academy of Cutaneous Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
Autologous mini punch grafting (MPG) is a safe, effective and easy technique that can be performed on any site with minimal side effects and good cosmetic results. Large areas of stable generalised vitiligo require more grafts and are time consuming. Hence multiple sessions of surgery need to be scheduled. We ...
Nagib Ayman Maher AM Department of Nephrology, The Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura 35516, - - 2014
Virtually, all studies reporting the outcomes of living kidney donation beyond the first year from donation were retrospective. In this prospective study, the outcome of 81 consecutive living kidney donors was thoroughly evaluated. Clinical, laboratory, and radiological assessments were carried out at predonation (basal), 3, 6, 12, and 24 months ...
Angel M A MA Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Murcia, Murcia, - - 2013
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of superovulation protocols in improving the efficiency of embryo donors for porcine nonsurgical deep-uterine (NsDU) embryo transfer (ET) programs. After weaning (24 hours), purebred Duroc sows (2-6 parity) were treated with 1000 IU (n = 27) or 1500 IU (n = 27) of eCG. ...
Garbelini de Oliveira Flavio Roberto FR Division of Thoracic Surgery, Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2013
Hyperhidrosis (HH) is a disease whose physiopathology remains poorly understood and that adverserly affects quality of life. There are no morphological studies that include an adequate control group that allows for comparison of the ganglion of HH to those of normal individuals .The purpose of study was analyze morphological and ...
Gasparrini B B Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, Federico II University, Via F. Delpino 1, 80137 Naples, - - 2013
The aim of this research was to estimate the variability between buffalo as oocyte donors. In Experiment 1, reproductive variables were retrospectively analyzed in buffalo (n=40) that underwent repeated ovum pick up (OPU), over 16 puncture sessions (PS). The follicular recruitment among individuals and the relationship between follicular population and ...
Nagata Shigeyuki - - 2013
Previous studies have demonstrated that oxidative stress by mediating the excessive production of reactive oxygen species is involved in tissue damage and organ failure during and after surgery. The impact of the preoperative immunonutrition including antioxidants on the postoperative course of patients undergoing hepatic surgery was investigated in this pilot ...
Wester Jacob L - - 2013
ObjectiveMajor causes of donor site morbidity after free flap harvest are lack of split-thickness skin graft (STSG) take and tendon exposure. Long-term cosmesis remains poor. AlloDerm has shown cosmetically better donor site healing, albeit prolonged healing. We sought to evaluate the use of STSG with AlloDerm compared with STSG alone.Study ...
Läuchli Severin - - 2013
Background: Split-thickness skin graft (STSG) donor sites sometimes cause more postoperative morbidity for patients than the wound covered with the graft. Yet, there is no consensus on which dressings are best suited to treat these donor sites. Objective: To evaluate two commonly used modern wound dressings in the postoperative healing ...
Shanmugasundaram Saseendar S Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, 225, Vazhudavur Road, Kathirkamam, Puducherry, India 605 - - 2014
Controversies still exist regarding the optimal diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in patients with prosthetic joint infections (PJI). How effective are preoperative and intraoperative cultures in isolating organisms and how do these culture results compare to one another? What are the results of surgical treatment of PJI in the hip and ...
Miranda B H - - 2013
The pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous (LD) flap is a popular breast reconstruction choice, representing approximately 50% of procedures undertaken in the UK. Donor site drain use may reduce complication rates, however no evidence exists regarding the duration of back drain use for LD flap breast reconstruction and calls have been ...
Brown Emile N - - 2013
Use of the ulnar forearm flap (UFF) is limited by concerns for ulnar nerve injury and impaired perfusion in the donor extremity. Twenty UFFs were performed over a 6-year period. All patients underwent postoperative bilateral upper extremity arterial duplex studies. A subset of postoperative patients (n = 10) also had ...
Moreno Paula - - 2013
Extended donors (EDs) are safely used to increase the donor pool in lung transplantation (LT), but their influence in critically ill patients (extended recipients [ERs]) remains controversial. We compared LT outcomes matching optimal donors (ODs) or EDs with optimal recipients (ORs) or ERs. Three hundred and sixty-five LTs were reviewed. ...
Kim Miyoung - - 2013
We compared preoperative autologous blood donation (PABD) using serial manual whole blood (WB) and PABD using a single session, double-unit erythrocytapheresis in terms of the hemodynamic recovery and clinical outcomes. This study included 56 donors in the WB PABD group and 117 donors in the double-unit erythrocytapheresis PABD group. All ...
Tustin Aaron - - 2013
To determine whether the application of subconjunctival 2% lidocaine/0.1% methylparaben for anesthesia may reduce rates of endophthalmitis after intravitreal (IVT) injection. We performed in vitro experiments to determine the antibacterial properties of 2% lidocaine/0.1% methylparaben (lidocaine) against causative organisms of endophthalmitis. Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Streptococcus viridans ...
Sugihara Kohei K Departments of Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, - - 2013
Perioperative nutritional care is important to maintain preoperative and postoperative nutritional status. However, few reports have investigated energy metabolism after hepatectomy. The aim of this study was to determine differences in energy metabolism, blood biochemistry, and nutritional status before and after liver resection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and ...
Yamato Masafumi - - 2013
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and multiple organ failure often occur via the crosstalk between inflammation and coagulation, which is mediated by High Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1). In septic shock, Polymyxin-B direct hemoperfusion (PMX-DHP) ameliorates hemodynamics by endogenous cannabinoid adsorption and improves pulmonary oxygenation by indirect cytokine reduction through the ...
Medeiros Juliana - - 2013
To analyze the morphology of the oviduct of commercial egg-laying hens supplemented with organic minerals. A total of 2,400 Dekalb hens at 42 weeks of age were included in the study. Throughout the period of the experiment (10 months, divided into 4 periods of 10 weeks each) a supplement was ...
Lars P Kamolz L P PK Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, - - 2013
Split skin grafting is a widely used technique for reconstructing skin defects. Although a vast number of different coverage options for donor sites have become available in daily clinical practice, no optimum dressing material has been found to date. For this reason, we conducted a globally-distributed online survey to poll ...
Della Valle Vincenzo - - 2013
<p><bold>Purpose:</bold> To evaluate retrospectively the outcomes of 15 consecutive mushroom-shaped penetrating keratoplasties performed by using excimer laser for both the recipient bed and the fresh donor corneas.</p><p><bold>Methods:</bold> Fifteen eyes of 14 patients who underwent excimer laser mushroom-shaped penetrating keratoplasty from October 13, 2010, to October 14, 2011, were included in ...
Du Qiang - - 2013
To evaluate and compare the scalp and the abdomen as split-thickness skin graft donor sites for aural stenosis repair. A total of 34 patients with aural stenosis were included in the study. All the patients underwent meatoplasty using split-thickness skin grafts. Among them, the skin graft donor site was the ...
Zhang Xujie - - 2013
Continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) is an important organ supportive technique. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of early classic CVVH on the outcomes of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) patients with early organ failure (EOF). Between 2008 and 2012, a total of 44 SAP patients with EOF were admitted to ...
Cleland Heather - - 2013
Cadaveric cutaneous allografts are used in burns surgery both as a temporary bio-dressing and occasionally as definitive management of partial thickness burns. Nonetheless, limitations in the understanding of the biology of these grafts have meant that their role in burns surgery continues to be controversial. A review of all patients ...
Ho Michael Wing Sung - - 2013
IMPORTANCE The fibula free flap donor site has been associated with short-term donor site morbidity, most commonly delayed healing. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a negative pressure dressing (NPD) system in the management of fibula free flap donor sites that required skin graft closure. DESIGN Cohort study comparing a ...
Marubashi Shigeru S Department of Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan. - - 2013
Laparoscopic liver resection developed for live liver donors has the advantage of reducing the physical and mental stress in donors. However, its safety and efficacy still remain to be established. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of laparoscopy-assisted hybrid donor hepatectomy (LADH) to obtain left side grafts. ...
Kilic Arman A Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether functional status is a predictor of outcomes after redo lung transplantation (LTx). Adults undergoing redo LTx after implementation of the Lung Allocation Score (May 2005 to December 2010) were identified in the United Network for Organ Sharing database. Patients were stratified ...
Lo Tsia-Shu - - 2013
Anterior vaginal mesh (AVM) combined with sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSF) yields better long-term success rates over anterior colporrhaphy (AC) in advanced pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery, with a low rate of mesh-related complications. Medical records of 198 patients who underwent surgery for POP between January 2006 and March 2010 were ...
Assadian Ojan - - 2013
This prospective, randomised study compares a new transforming methacrylate dressing (TMD) with a silver-containing carboxymethylcellulose dressing (CMC-Ag) after application to split-thickness skin graft (STSG) donor sites. This was an unblinded, non-inferiority, between-patient, comparison study that involved patients admitted to a single-centre burn unit who required two skin graft donor sites. ...
Hekner Dominique D DD Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The - - 2013
Donor-site morbidity following harvest of the radial forearm free flap was compared with that following harvest of the ulnar forearm free flap. Twenty-eight radial forearm and 27 ulnar forearm flaps were harvested in 55 patients with head and neck defects. Pressure perception was measured with Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments. Cold perception was ...
Lairet Kimberly F - - 2013
Accelerating the healing process and reducing pain during healing are beneficial for the following reasons: faster return to work, lower risk of wound infection, improved quality of life, and possibly reduced need for analgesia. This clinical study assessed the effectiveness of a new oxygen-diffusion dressing (OxyBand) compared with standard Xeroform ...
Richstone Lee - - 2013
To present outcomes of a randomized, patient-blinded controlled trial on Pfannenstiel laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) vs conventional multiport laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. Patients presenting as left kidney donors between January 2009 and November 2011 were randomized to LESS donor nephrectomy (LESS-DN: n = 15) or conventional laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN: n ...
Billow Richard M - - 2013
Abstract I describe aspects of a multimodal presentation sponsored by a professional organization of group psychotherapists, entailing lecture and discussion, a small demonstration or fishbowl group, and a large group experience. As the invited presenter, I was being counted on to attract attendees, to stimulate and maintain their interest, and ...
Lei J - - 2013
The aim of this study was to compare short- and long-term outcomes between the living donors and patients without cirrhosis after left lobe resection. We retrospectively collected data from 40 left lobe donors (Group 1) and from 40 patients who had undergone left liver resection for various diseases (Group 2) ...
Oladigbolu Kehinde - - 2013
Background/Objective: To highlight the pattern of corneal ulcers at the Guinness Ophthalmic Unit, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of case notes of patients who presented with corneal ulcer at the Guinness Ophthalmic Unit, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital between January 1995 and ...
Gholami Gholam Ali - - 2013
Different techniques have been proposed for the treatment of gingival recession. The majority of current procedures use autogenous soft-tissue grafts, which are associated with morbidity at the donor sites. Acellular dermal matrix (ADM) Alloderm is an alternative donor material presented to reduce related morbidity and provide more volume of the ...
Niu Y-F - - 2013
Iliac bone graft harvesting is a common procedure in spinal surgery and trauma center for spinal fusion and nonunion of the extremities. To compare the pain and cosmetic outcomes of patients undergoing iliac crest anatomical reconstruction using equivalent iliac crest allograft (R group) with those of patients without reconstruction of ...
Ling Xiao Feng - - 2013
This study evaluated and compared the long-term donor-site morbidity of the free fibula flap with the deep circumflex iliac artery (DCIA) flap in maxillofacial reconstruction. Thirty-four patients (19 in the fibula group and 15 in the DCIA group) were evaluated for long-term morbidity. All clinical data were analyzed, including primary ...
Lee Sang Hyun - - 2013
Postoperative analgesia and care for living liver donors have become a particular interest to clinicians as the living donor liver transplantation increased. Local anesthetics-based analgesia has been known to provide effective pain control. In this prospective randomized study, we compared the postoperative analgesic efficacy of local anesthetic-based analgesia (Painbuster) with ...
Leither Maxwell D - - 2013
Bacterial endocarditis in dialysis patients is associated with high mortality rates. The literature is limited on the long-term outcomes of valvular replacement surgery and the choice of prosthesis in dialysis patients with bacterial endocarditis. Dialysis patients hospitalized for bacterial endocarditis from 2004 to 2007 were studied retrospectively using data from ...
Chen Fengshi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We evaluated postoperative respiratory management of living donor lobar lung transplantation (LDLLT). METHODS: Perioperative variables were reviewed in 21 patients who underwent LDLLT at our institution. Recipients were kept intubated for at least two d after LDLLT to maintain optimal expansion of the implanted lobes. Subsequently, if weaning from artificial ...
Malard F - - 2013
This retrospective report compared the results of graft source on outcome after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) in patients with hematologic malignancies receiving a reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) regimen. 152 patients received either a RIC allo-SCT using a 9/10 mismatched unrelated donor (MisMUD, n=42) or a double unrelated umbilical cord blood ...
Esperatti Mariano - - 2013
OBJECTIVE:: To validate a set of predictors of adverse outcomes in patients with ICU-acquired pneumonia in relation to clinically relevant assessment at 28 days. DESIGN:: Prospective, observational study. SETTING:: Six medical and surgical ICUs of a university hospital. PATIENTS:: Three hundred thirty-five patients with ICU-acquired pneumonia. INTERVENTIONS:: None. MEASUREMENTS AND ...
Xu Rong R Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, - - 2013
Effluent white cell count (WCC) is among the important prognostic factors for peritonitis outcome, but its trend has never been studied. We aimed to explore the clinical characteristics and outcomes of peritonitis episodes having different trends in effluent WCC change in the first 5 days. For each peritonitis episode, we ...
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