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Bazzocchi Alberto A Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, The "Rizzoli" Institute, Via G. C. Pupilli 1, 40136, Bologna, - - 2014
Our aim was to monitor the impact of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) on body composition over a 24-month period by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Forty-one women (40.6 ± 10.0 years old; 42.6 ± 6.6 kg/m(2)) entering a bariatric surgery programme were submitted to whole-body DXA (Lunar iDXA) before treatment and after 3, 6, 12 and 24 months. ...
Rifkin Dena E DE From the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, San Diego, and the University of California, San Diego - both in San - - 2014
I knew the call was coming, and I knew when I saw the number what the voice at the other end would tell me. My oldest patient had died quietly at home that day, a week after his birthday and exactly that long after deciding that he was done, forever, ...
Karakus Süleyman Cüneyt SC University of Gaziantep, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Department of Pediatric Surgery Gaziantep, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the consequences of delayed presentation of anorectal malformations and emphasize the causes of delayed diagnosis of these malformations. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 54 neonatal patients with a diagnosis of anorectal malformations. Group 1 consisted of 35 patients diagnosed within the ...
Long Elisa F EF 1UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, - - 2014
-Treatment options for end-stage heart failure include inotrope-dependent medical therapy (IDMT), orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT), left-ventricular assist device (LVAD) as destination therapy (DT) or bridge to transplant (BTT). -We developed a state-transition model to simulate four treatment options and associated morbidity and mortality. Transition probabilities, costs, and utilities were estimated ...
van Hoorn Jeroen J Department of Pediatrics, VieCuri Medical Centre, Venlo, The - - 2014
The clinical course and treatment in the first 2.5 years of life of a term-born girl with a severe onset of respiratory symptoms in the neonatal period caused by a p.Cys121Phe/C121F mutation in the gene of surfactant protein C (SFTPC) is described. During the first 9 months of life, she ...
Sahin Cem C Department of Internal Medicine, Mugla University Medical Faculty, Mugla, - - 2014
Although marked improvements have been observed in the life expectancy of patients with thalassaemia by regular blood transfusion and strict iron chelation therapies in recent years, these patients still have to deal with several complications, mainly cardiovascular. One of the life-threatening complications is the chronic hypercoagulable state and thromboembolic events ...
Pakarinen Maarit - - 2013
Dissatisfaction with life has been found to be associated with somatic health and the short-term surgery outcome in lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients. This study investigated the effects of the long-term life dissatisfaction burden on the surgery outcome in LSS patients with a 5-year follow-up. This was a prospective clinical ...
Lewandowski Robert J - - 2013
To validate our initial pilot study and confirm sustained safety and tumor response of extended-shelf-life (90)Y glass microspheres. We hypothesized that for the same planned tissue dose, the increase in number of glass microspheres (decayed to the second week of their allowable shelf-life) administered for the same absorbed dose would ...
Kaufman Randal J - - 2013
Hemophilia is caused by a functional deficiency of one of the coagulation proteins. No other group of genetic diseases has made the progress of hemophilia over the past 40 years, from a life expectancy in 1970 of approximately 20 years for a boy born with severe hemophilia to essentially a ...
Nguyen Geoffrey C - - 2013
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is most pronounced during a disease flare. We explored the cost-effectiveness of pharmacological VTE prophylaxis in an outpatient setting. Markov decision analysis was conducted from a societal perspective to compare the relative costs and effectiveness of ...
Della Rocca G G Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, AOU Santa Maria della Misericordia - University of Udine, Udine, - - 2013
This 'real-life' study aimed to analyze the time from the start of neostigmine or sugammadex administration to recovery to a train of four ratio (TOFr) of 0.9 in a real-life in patients receiving rocuronium. The secondary aims were to assess the proportion of patients: presenting TOFr < 0.9 after 5, ...
Feyles Francesca - - 2013
Introduction The timing of surgery in cryptorchidism has been debated for a long time. Reports on histology suggest better fertility outcomes with early surgery, whereas evidence of long-term improved fertility still lacks sound data. The aim of this study is to analyze sperm count and motility in a cohort of ...
Kress P - - 2013
The aim of the study was to compare device life of more recent indwelling voice prostheses Provox Vega and Blom-Singer Dual Valve to device life of well-known standard devices (Provox 2, Blom-Singer Classic). In a prospective, non-randomised study, device life of Blom-Singer Classic, Blom-Singer Dual Valve, Provox2, Provox Vega and ...
Vasilatos G C - - 2013
In this study fresh turkey meat was packaged under vacuum and stored at 2°C. The following lots were used: T (control); stored under vacuum packaging (VP), T-RO; stored under VP, treated with rosemary oil 0.25% v/w, T-CH; stored under VP, treated with chitosan 1.5% w/v, and T-CH-RO; stored under VP, ...
Sánchez-Ortega Isabel - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of posaconazole versus itraconazole in the prevention of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) in recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Methods: Total hospital-based costs from initial admission for allo-HSCT until day 100 after transplantation were evaluated for 49 patients in whom the clinical ...
Haverkamp Leonie - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Leakage and benign strictures occur frequently after esophagectomy. The objective of this study was to analyze the outcome of hand-sewn end-to-end versus end-to-side cervical esophagogastric anastomoses. METHODS: A series of 390 consecutive patients who underwent esophagectomy with gastric conduit reconstruction was analyzed. RESULTS: The end-to-end technique was performed in ...
Fealy Nigel - - 2013
Purpose: The choice of vascular access catheter may affect filter life during continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). In particular, differences in catheter design might affect the incidence of circuit clotting related to catheter malfunction. Design and setting: Sequential controlled study in a tertiary, adult intensive care unit (ICU). Aim: To ...
Oyewole Olufemi O OO Department of Physiotherapy, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, - - 2013
Findings from cross-sectional studies of knee angle development in Nigerian children vary in values and in the age at which the varus angle changes to the valgus angle. This study was conducted to describe knee angle development and to determine the age when the knee angle changes from the varus ...
Van Mieghem Nicolas M - - 2013
Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TF-TAVI) is a viable and safe treatment strategy for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis and high operative risk and has been introduced as such in the recently updated European guidelines on the management of valvular heart disease.Our aim was to assess trends in outcome ...
Pilgrim Thomas - - 2012
Peri-procedural bleeding complications are feared adverse events in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Little is known about the implications of peri-procedural bleeding on clinical outcome. In a prospective single-center registry of consecutive patients undergoing TAVI, we investigated incidence, predictors and clinical consequences of life-threatening and major bleeding as ...
Beşkardeş Ayşegül - - 2012
AIM: To document the oxygen saturation (SpO(2) ) levels, general physical signs and laboratory characteristics during the first 30 minutes of life. METHODS: Forty healthy singleton full-term neonates delivered vaginally (n=33) or by Caesarian section (n=7) included to this prospective observational study. After delivery, the SpO(2) levels of the upper ...
Salama April K S - - 2012
Objectives: Metastatic melanoma (MM) is a leading cause of years of life lost due to malignancy. This study aimed to identify the average years of life lost (AYLL) in MM patients. Methods: MM patients were identified from a prospectively maintained database, and a linear model predicting AYLL was developed. Results: ...
Hancock Kelli L - - 2012
Device life of the Provox Vega Indwelling voice prosthesis is as yet untested outside Europe. The current study examined device life and reasons for replacement within an Australian clinical setting. Twenty-three participants were monitored for device life and reasons for replacement. Main outcome measure was days to failure of initial ...
Varela Junior A S - - 2012
Amides were tested as cryoprotectants in comparison with glycerol and DMSO (more traditional cryoprotectants) for recovery of Colossoma macropomum (tambaqui fish) sperm. Milt was extended in Beltsville Thawing Solution, then frozen with the addition of 2%, 5%, 8%, or 11% of: (1) dimethylacetamide (DMA), (2) dimethylformamide (DMF), (3) methylformamide (MF), ...
Fardet Laurence - - 2012
CONTEXT: Glucocorticoid therapy may result in adipose tissue redistribution of unknown pathophysiology OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of glucocorticoids on adipokine levels and adipose tissue inflammation. To compare the results in patients with or without glucocorticoid-induced lipodystrophy (GIL) after three months of therapy. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective monocentric study PATIENTS: ...
Pellerin Ashley N - - 2012
Longevity is the amount of time breeding females stay active in a herd by avoiding death or culling because of illness or reproductive failure. This is a trait of economic relevance in commercial small ruminant breeding herds as it affects lifetime reproductive output. The purpose of this study was to ...
Koloszar S - - 2011
The aromatase inhibitor anastrazole proved effective in the treatment of endometrial hyperplasia and postmenopausal bleeding in an obese 65-year-old woman with high operative risk. During anastrazole administration for 12 months, the endometrial thickness decreased from 9.8 mm to 2.4 mm and the control endometrial histology showed an atrophic endometrium. Uterine ...
Behfar Mehdi - - 2011
Objective: To evaluate the potential effects of uncultured adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction on tendon healing.Methods: Twenty five adult male New Zealand white rabbits weighing 2.5-3.0 kg were used. Five rabbits were used as donors of adipose tissue and the rest were divided into control and treatment groups. The injury model ...
Cardoso F C - - 2011
The objective of the study was to compare 3 methods for calculating the area under the curve (AUC) for plasma glucose and nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA) after an intravenous epinephrine (EPI) challenge in dairy cows. Cows were assigned to 1 of 6 dietary niacin treatments in a completely randomized 6×6 ...
Racette Susan B - - 2012
Calorie restriction (CR) is a component of most weight loss interventions and a potential strategy to slow aging. Accurate determination of energy intake and %CR is critical when interpreting the results of CR interventions; this is most accurately achieved using the doubly labeled water method to quantify total energy expenditure ...
Rigby E L - - 2012
A successful and safe methodology for the subcutaneous insertion of passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags in a small- to medium-sized bat (average mass 9 g) under isoflurane-induced anaesthesia is described. Passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagging had no significant impact on the rate of recapture, body condition index (BCI) (bodyweight/forearm length) ...
Kang Jeonghyun - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of visceral fat obesity (VFO) on early surgical and oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (LTME) for rectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between June 2003 and June 2009, a total of 142 patients who had undergone LTME were ...
Ratcliff Megan B MB Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA. - - 2012
Body image dissatisfaction (BID) is pervasive among patients presenting for bariatric surgery but improves significantly postoperatively. These findings have been determined primarily from studies of adults. The objective of the present study was to examine the changes in BID among adolescents with extreme obesity from baseline/preoperatively to 6 and 12 ...
Demssie Yared N - - 2011
Objective: To assess metabolic outcomes in obese people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the first year following gastric bypass surgery. Subjects and Methods: Forty-nine obese patients with T2D who had undergone gastric bypass surgery 12 or more months previously were identified. Body weight and glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA(1c)) pre-operatively and ...
Garthe Ina - - 2011
When needed, athletes are recommended to have a gradual weight loss (WL) of 0.5-1 kg·week-1 through moderate energy restriction. However, the effect of WL rate on long-term changes in body composition (BC) and performance has not been investigated in elite athletes. PURPOSE: To compare changes in body mass (BM), fat ...
Garthe Ina - - 2011
Lean body mass (LBM) is important in power-related sports. In athletes with heavy training loads and competitions, it may be difficult to increase and maintain LBM during the season. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term effects on body composition after an 8-12 week weight-gain period with or ...
Sterodimas Aris - - 2011
Background: Several techniques for lipoinjection have been described in the literature. Recently, the role of adult stem cells in adipose tissue has gained interest. Objectives: The authors compare autologous fat transplantation to adipose-derived stem cell-enriched lipografts. Methods: A group of 20 patients with congenital or acquired facial tissue defects were ...
Holcomb J David - - 2011
The micropulsed 1444-nm neodymium-doped lipolysis laser exhibits favorable characteristics for novel application in facial contouring. The study described herein is the first clinical report of laser-assisted facial contouring (LAFC). We retrospectively reviewed records of 478 LAFC patients (mean age 52) who underwent contouring of 1278 individual mid- and lower facial ...
Cakir Beyhan - - 2011
PURPOSE: Despite adequate treatment, enophthalmos due to intraconjunctival corticosteroid injection and enlargement of the bony orbit after trauma remains a frequent complication. The use of alloplastic material in addressing this problem is restricted because it may result in allergic reactions and is not cost-effective. The use of retro-orbital intraconal injection ...
Alkan Kaya - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to examine the effect of suction drains on knee after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy with partial fat pad removal or synovectomy. METHODS: We performed arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for posterior tears of the medial meniscus and partial fat pad or synovium shaving in 72 patients. ...
Yoshikawa Kozo - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: After adopting preoperative assessment of the perigastric vessels using 3D-CT and standardization of the procedures, obesity still influences smooth laparoscopy assisted gastrectomy (LAG). We evaluated the impact of body mass index (BMI) and area of visceral fat tissue on the risks of LAG. METHODS: Sixty-six patients who underwent LAG ...
Cantarella Giovanna - - 2011
The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the effectiveness of fat injections in the treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). The study involved 10 patients (6 adults aged 19-48 years and 4 children aged 5-13 years) with mild/moderate VPI who were injected with 3.5 to 8 mL of fat ...
Cantarella G - - 2011
Aims of this prospective study were to evaluate the results of vocal fold structural fat grafting for glottic insufficiency and to compare the outcomes obtained in unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) and congenital or acquired soft tissue defects in vocal folds. Sixty-six consecutive patients with breathy dysphonia, in 43 cases ...
Lee Young Ok - - 2011
Objective: One-and-a-half ventricle repair is a surgical option for complex cardiac anomalies characterized by right-ventricle hypoplasia or dysfunction. The long-term result analyses or large clinical reviews are rare. The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term functional results of this surgical procedure. Methods: The 29 patients, who underwent ...
Nanda Soni - - 2011
Injection lipolysis or lipodissolve is the practice of injecting phosphatidyl choline/ sodium deoxycholate (PDC/DC) compounds in the subcutaneous fat. Though this practice is being used extensively for nonsurgical contouring of body and dissolving localized collections of excess fat, it's use as a treatment modality for lipomas needs further evaluation. We ...
Groth Stefan - - 2011
The acceptability of colonoscopy as a screening test is limited by several factors including patient discomfort. A new self-propelled colonoscope, the Invendo SC20 (Invendo Medical GmbH), may be helpful in reducing sedation. It consists of a sheathed endoscope contained within an "inverted sleeve," and having an instrument channel and an ...
Rigatelli Gianluca - - 2011
Background: Transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) with rigid devices may be problematic in patients with long channel PFO: alternative devices with asymmetrical opening and more physiological positioning may be preferable in such cases. We present the mid-term results of transcatheter closure of PFO with Premere Occlusion System, a ...
Koneti Nageswara Rao - - 2011
Objectives: To describe the technique and results of transcatheter closure of ventricular septal defects (VSDs) by a modified retrograde transarterial approach using the new Amplatzer Duct Occluder II (ADO II). Background: Transcatheter device closure of ventricular septal defects (VSDs) by antegrade method is well established, but a challenging procedure. We ...
Riddle Mark S - - 2011
To better understand the epidemiology of diarrhea in deployed personnel to the Middle East, a prospective cohort study of travelers' diarrhea (TD) was conducted between May 2004 and January 2005 at the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) camp in the southern Sinai. A baseline entry questionnaire and stool specimen was ...
Metton Olivier - - 2010
Mid-term evaluation of an aggressive surgical management of isolated congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) by pulmonary artery (PA) banding in early infancy. Between 2001 and 2009, 11 asymptomatic patients (seven neonates and four infants) underwent a dilatable, partially adjustable, homemade PA banding for ccTGA with intact ventricular ...
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