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Bouleti Claire C From the Department of Cardiology, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Bichat Hospital, Paris-Diderot University, Paris, - - 2014
Indications of percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC) remain debated in calcific mitral stenosis. We analyzed long-term results of PMC for calcific mitral stenosis and the factors associated with late functional results. We compared the characteristics and outcome of 314 patients undergoing PMC for calcific mitral stenosis with 710 patients with noncalcified ...
Tzifa Aphrodite A Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Mitera Children's Hospital, Athens, - - 2014
Aims: Transcatheter implantation of valved stents (Melody and Edwards valves) for replacement of the pulmonary valve is currently an established procedure. We reviewed our experience on implantation of such valves in the tricuspid valve position. Methods and results: Transcatheter valve implantation in the tricuspid position was attempted in five patients. ...
Ziabakhsh Tabary S S Department of Cardiac Surgery, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran - - - 2014
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is considered as an independent factor in determining prognosis of patients with myocardial infarction and impacts of untreated insufficiency on long-term results of patients undergoing CABG is well recognized. Regarding proper treatment of mild to moderate regurgitation of mitral valve is controversial and there is little research ...
Cillo Umberto U Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplant Unit, University of Padua Hospital Trust, Padua, - - 2014
There are no prospective studies of laparoscopic microwave (MW) ablation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study was to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic MW ablation. A prospective study group of consecutive HCC patients considered ineligible for liver resection and/or percutaneous ablation was conducted ...
Yin Liang L Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200003, - - 2014
Ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is commonly manifested after coronary artery disease, but it is still controversial as to whether coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) alone improves postoperative outcome. A focussed clinical question was designed and a meta-analysis of published studies was performed to identify the impact of mitral valve repair ...
Uzuner Fatma Deniz FD a Specialist, Department of Orthodontics, Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the effect of different bracket types on the levels of Streptococcus mutans (SM) and Lactobacillus (LB) in saliva, in plaque, and on the periodontal condition. Materials and Methods: Forty patients aged 14 to 16 years, who had Angle Class I malocclusion with minimal crowding, were nonsmokers, were without ...
Hasheminia Dariush D Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Torabinejad Dental Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences School of Dentistry, Isfahan, - - 2014
To investigate whether ambient orange fragrance, compared with no fragrance, can reduce patient anxiety before and during surgical removal of an impacted mandibular third molar. In the present randomized clinical trial, the patients who required extraction of an impacted mandibular third molar and fulfilled the predetermined criteria were included. A ...
Morgan C Ll CL Global Epidemiology, Pharmatelligence, Cardiff, - - 2014
To evaluate the risk of all-cause mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) for patients exposed to first-line monotherapy with sulfonylurea or metformin. Data were from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). Patients with type 2 diabetes were selected if initiated with metformin or sulfonylurea monotherapy as their first-line glucose-lowering ...
Vikholm Per P Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is an established biomarker of heart failure and has been found to predict mortality and morbidity after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate whether preoperative NT-proBNP can predict postoperative New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class and hospital readmission in addition ...
Akcal─▒ A A Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Ege University, ─░zmir, - - 2014
To test whether or not vascularized interpositional periosteal-connective tissue grafts are as successful as free subepithelial connective tissue grafts in augmenting volume defects in the anterior maxilla. Twenty subjects with Seibert class 1 ridge defects in the anterior maxilla were randomly, equally assigned to augmentation by vascularized interpositional periosteal-connective tissue ...
Zucchelli G G Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Bologna University, - - 2014
Primary aim of this study was to evaluate if patient morbidity was improved by diminishing graft thickness and height; secondary objective was to evaluate if such graft modifications influence root coverage and esthetic outcomes. 60 Miller class I and II gingival recessions (GR) (≥ 3mm in depth) were treated with ...
Fuku Yasushi Y Department of Cardiology, Kurashiki Central - - 2014
Background: Few data exist on the results of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) via the transfemoral approach in small slightly built Japanese patients with severe aortic stenosis who are ineligible or at high-risk for conventional surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Therefore, the purpose was to investigate the early outcomes of TAVI ...
Kwon Tae-Geon TG Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Head: Prof. Tae-Geon Kwon), School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Samduck 2 Ga, Jung Gu, Daegu 700-421, South Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study evaluated postoperative stability after Obwegeser II osteotomy (transoral angle osteotomy, first reported by Obwegeser 1973) for severe open bite with mandibular prognathism. This retrospective study reviewed 20 consecutive patients who underwent only mandibular Obwegeser II osteotomy to correct open bite and mandibular prognathism. Lateral cephalograms were evaluated preoperatively ...
Reiffel James A JA Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, New - - 2014
Warfarin has a proven record as an oral anticoagulant; almost every study, however, has found that it is not prescribed for 40-60% of patients who are eligible and should receive it, and of those who do receive it, serum warfarin levels only achieved a time in therapeutic range (TTR) equal ...
Cassidy Sara E SE Private practice, Seattle, Wash. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients with Class II subdivision malocclusions are a challenge for clinicians because reestablishing symmetry in 1 arch or both arches is often a treatment goal. In patients with mandibular skeletal asymmetry, surgery is often a treatment option. However, patients may be unwilling to undergo surgery, and other options might have ...
Golzari Samad Ej SE Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, - - 2014
Increasedlife expectancy in populations has brought along specific new scenarios in the fields of medicine for the elderly; prevalence of physical complications such as edentulism and patients with dentures is growing. Management of anesthesia and ventilation in this group of patients has turned into a great challenge. Some researchers suggest ...
Singhal Suresh K SK Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, - - 2014
We compared the effects of oral clonidine and gabapentin as premedicant in obtunding hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and intubation in normotensive patients undergoing elective surgery. A total of 100 patients of either sex enrolled in the study were randomly divided into two groups of 50 each. Group A patients received ...
Preussker Susann - - 2014
This 3-year prospective clinical study evaluated the clinical performance of a one-step self-etching adhesive (Futurabond NR) in combination with a nanohybrid composite (Grandio) for the treatment of different Class V cavities. 122 restorations were placed in 42 patients (mean age of 54 +/- 13.2 years) evaluated according to modified Ryge-criteria ...
Pithon Matheus Melo MM Department of Orthodontics, State University of Southwest Bahia, Jequié, BA, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the post-treatment anteroposterior and vertical alterations in skeletal Class II malocclusion with different maxillary patterns in patients treated with modified Thurow appliance. Forty-five patients (22 girls and 23 boys) with skeletal Class II and angle SN.GoGn ≤ 35 and different maxillary patterns ...
Ditchfield Jessica A JA Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
With improved life expectancy more octogenarians now present with aortic valve disease. Cardiac surgery in this group of patients has previously been considered high risk due to co-morbidities and challenges of rehabilitation. This study seeks to challenge the concept of octogenarian cardiac surgery "unsuitability" by analysing operative outcomes and long ...
Namaki S S Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nihon University School of Dentistry, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine whether mandibular setback by sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) influences swallowing function. The subjects were 14 patients with skeletal class III malocclusions who underwent setback surgery by SSRO. Morphological changes were studied on cephalograms, and swallowing function was evaluated by videofluorography before ...
Ohnmeiß Maren - - 2014
Interactions between the cervical spine and the stomatognathic system have been discussed in literature. The present study was conducted to investigate whether, and to what extent, orthodontically induced mandibular advancement produces changes in cervical spine posture. Furthermore, possible appliance-specific effects should be distinguished. The cephalograms of 64 patients with skeletal ...
Martin Robin R Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:Previously reported complications in medial opening wedge (MOW) high tibial osteotomy (HTO) vary considerably in both rate and severity. PURPOSE:(1) To determine the rates of adverse events in MOW HTO classified into different grades of severity based on the treatments required and (2) to compare patient-reported outcomes between the different ...
Efendiyeva Ruchengiz R a Research Assistant, Department of Orthodontics, University of Ankara, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: (1) To determine the effect of bimaxillary orthognathic surgery on pharyngeal airway, hyoid bone, and craniocervical posture in Class III bimaxillary surgery patients. (2) To evaluate short-term and long-term results. (3) To compare short- and long-term values. Materials and Methods: Twenty-six Class III adult patients treated with bimaxillary ...
Nohr Erik E Department of Pathology, Foothills Medical Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 2T9. Electronic address: - - 2014
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated small-vessel vasculitides cause multiple organ system disease including rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Recently, Berden et al (J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;21:1628-1636) proposed a new histopathologic classification scheme separating renal biopsies into 4 classes: focal, crescentic, mixed, and sclerotic. We validated the prognostic implications of this classification scheme in ...
Pozzoli Alberto A Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to evaluate the mid-term clinical and functional outcomes of maze surgery in symptomatic refractory lone atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Between March 2008 and January 2013, 39 highly symptomatic patients [mean age 51 ± 10 (mean ± standard deviation); 95% CI, European Heart Rhythm Association ...
Kim Young-Kyun YK Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, South - - 2014
Most reports on the surgery-first approach in patients with skeletal Class III malocclusion have focused on skeletal changes and treatment efficacy. This study sought to evaluate the association between the transverse changes of arch dimension and postsurgical relapse of the mandible after mandibular setback surgery (MS) with minimal orthodontic preparation ...
Blockhaus M M Department of Orthodontics, University Hospital, Pleicherwall 2, 97070, Würzburg, - - 2014
The goal of the following study was to quantify facial soft-tissue asymmetry in patients with pronounced skeletal malocclusion anomalies before and after orthodontic treatment combined with orthognathic surgery. In addition, the facial attractiveness of these patients was rated by dental specialists and laypersons both before and after treatment based on ...
Kim Sung-Jin SJ Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Yonsei University, Seoul, South - - 2014
This study was designed to investigate dentoalveolar compensation in untreated skeletal Class III patients with either positive or negative overjet. The positive overjet groups consisted of 104 adults, divided into group 1 (angle between sella-nasion to mandibular plane (SN-MP) > 38°, n = 30), group 2 (30° < SN-MP < 38°, n = 43), and ...
Arriola-Guillén Luis Ernesto LE Associate professor, Division of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad Científica del Sur and University of San Marcos, Lima, Perú. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this research was to compare maxillary and mandibular molar heights and incisor inclinations in patients with skeletal open-bite Class II, patients with skeletal open-bite Class III, and an untreated control group. Pretreatment lateral cephalograms of 70 orthodontic patients (34 men, 36 women) between 16 and 40 years ...
Cai Bin B Associate professor, Department of Orthodontics, Hospital of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, - - 2014
An 8-year-old girl with a skeletal Class III malocclusion was treated in 2 phases. Maxillary expansion and protraction were carried out as the early intervention. However, her maxillary hypoplasia and mandibular hyperplasia deteriorated with age. The phase 2 comprehensive treatment began with proper mechanics when she was 12 years old ...
Skaat Alon A The Sam Rothberg Glaucoma Center, Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of CO2 laser-assisted deep sclerectomy surgery (CLASS) in patients with open angle glaucoma. A prospective single-arm, nonrandomized clinical investigation for the evaluation of technology. Fifteen eyes of 15 consecutive patients diagnosed with either primary open angle glaucoma or pseudoexfoliation glaucoma who were the candidates ...
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Objective: The objective of this study is to compare the putty form of bioactive glass (NovaBone Dental Putty) and particulate form (PerioGlas) in the resolution of Class II furcation defects. Background: Use of bone regeneration materials is becoming common in periodontal surgeries including furcation defects and the promising role of ...
Yener Ali Umit AU Ali Umit Yener, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale, - - 2014
Early and medium-term improvement of functional capacity and regression of left ventricular hypertrophy was evaluated in the young adult patient group following application of 21 mm or 23 mm bileaflet aortic mechanical valve prosthesis due to aortic stenosis. Methods : Twenty two patients (10 male, 12 female; mean age 27+-8.2 ...
Wilbring Manuel M Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Heart Center Dresden, Dresden, - - 2014
The presence of concomitant mitral (MR) or tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a common issue in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The objective was (i) to analyse the outcomes of patients with concomitant moderate or more severe MR, (ii) to compare the outcomes with those of TAVI-patients without concomitant ...
Luçon Adrien A From the Service de Cardiologie (A.L., M.B., D.B., H.L.B.), Service de Pharmacologie Clinique (E.O.), and Service de Chirurgie Thoracique et Cardiovasculaire (J.P.V., A.L.), CHU Rennes, Rennes, France; Département de Pharmacologie, Clinique et Expérimentale, Faculté de Médecine (E.O.) and LTSI (J.P.V., H.L.B.), Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France; INSERM 0203, Centres d'Investigation Clinique, Rennes, France (E.O.); INSERM, U642, Rennes, France (J.P.V., H.L.B.); CHU Rouen, Hôpital Charles Nicolle, INSERM Unité 1096, Rouen, France (H.E.); CHU Bichat, Paris, France (B.I.); CHU Dupuytren, Limoges, France (M.L.); CHU Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France (P.L.); and CHU Brest, Brest, France - - 2014
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is associated with poor prognosis in patients with severe aortic stenosis. The aim of this multicenter study was to describe clinical outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. The FRANCE 2 registry included all patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation in France in 2010 and 2011. Patients were ...
Talwar Sachin S Cardiothoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients with single ventricle physiology and an interrupted inferior caval vein undergo the Kawashima procedure. With increasing follow-up, pulmonary arteriovenous malformations may develop requiring hepatocardiac venous redirection. Between January 2005 and December 2012, 15 patients underwent the Kawashima procedure. Preoperative and postoperative characteristics along with functional class, intra-operative details, post-operative ...
Basques Bryce A BA 1Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of - - 2014
Study Design. Retrospective cohort.Objective. To identify factors that were independently associated with increased postoperative length of stay (LOS) and readmission in patients who underwent elective laminectomy for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).Summary of Background Data. LSS is a common pathology that is traditionally treated with decompressive laminectomy. Risk factors associated with ...
Fernández Sanromán Jacinto J Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Head: Dr. J. Fernández Sanromán), Povisa Hospital, Vigo, PO, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
To study the possible morphologic changes in the nose after subnasal modified Le Fort I maxillary osteotomy to correct class III dentofacial deformities in patients with considered normal nasal morphology. Fifteen patients (7 males, 8 females) requiring maxillary advancement to treat class III dentofacial deformities were studied prospectively between January ...
de Meester Christophe C Pôle de Recherche Cardiovasculaire, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Université catholique de Louvain; Brussels, Belgium; Division of Cardiology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, - - 2014
For patients with aortic regurgitation (AR), aortic valve (AV) repair represents an attractive alternative to AV replacement (AVR), because it does not expose patients to the risk of prosthetic valve complications. Although the durability of AV repair has been documented, its prognosis has not yet been compared with prognosis of ...
Hanatani Shinsuke S Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical - - 2014
Background: Thrombospondin-2 (TSP-2) is a matricellular protein found in human serum. Deletion of TSP-2 causes age-dependent dilated cardiomyopathy. We hypothesized that TSP-2 is a useful biomarker in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Methods and Results: Serum TSP-2 was measured in 101 patients with HFrEF, and mortality and cardiovascular ...
Farzi Farnoush F Deaprtment of Anesthesiology, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, - - 2014
A common and useful approach to pain management is administration of neuraxial opioids. Whether addition of fentanyl or meperidine to lidocaine and epinephrine for spinal anesthesia in elective cesarean delivery has any effects on duration of postoperative pain. This was a clinical trial, conducted on 195 pregnant women candidates for ...
Chui Jason J Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, - - 2014
Both propofol and volatile anesthetics are commonly used for maintenance of anesthesia in patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. The effects of these two classes of drugs on cerebral hemodynamics have been compared in many clinical trials The objectives of this review were to evaluate the cerebral hemodynamic effects, operative conditions, recovery ...
Taramasso Maurizio M Cardiac Surgery Department, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, - - 2014
Aims: The aim of this study was to report medium-term outcomes of MitraClip implantation in inoperable or high-risk surgical candidates with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) in our single-centre experience. Methods and results: From October 2008, 109 consecutive patients with FMR underwent MitraClip implantation (mean age 69±9 years; 82% NYHA Class ...
Veselka Josef J Department of Cardiology, 2nd Medical School, Charles University, University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech - - 2014
We decided to determine the long-term survival of patients after alcohol septal ablation (ASA) for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) and compare this with the general population. A total of 178 highly symptomatic, consecutive patients (58 ± 12 years, 53% women) were treated by ASA between April 1998 and April 2013 ...
Chen Ying-Wei YW Department of Cardiology, Beijing An Zhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
Symptomatic prolonged sinus pauses on termination of atrial fibrillation (AF) are an accepted indication for pacemaker implantation. We evaluated the outcome of AF ablation in patients with paroxysmal AF-related tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome and compared the efficacy of catheter ablation with permanent pacing plus antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs). Patients with prolonged symptomatic sinus ...
Lee Hsiu-Fen HF 1Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, - - 2014
The authors undertook long-term neurologic outcomes of 27 patients aged 0 to 15 years with enterovirus 71-related acute flaccid paralysis from June 1998 to July 2012. Motor function outcome was graded from class I (complete recovery) to class V (permanent paralytic limbs). Twelve of 20 patients (60%) who received intravenous ...
Elhmidi Yacine Y Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Centre, Munich, - - 2014
Objectives: To identify predictors of mortality, functional status and hemodynamical changes of patients undergoing TAVI for low flow/low gradient AS (LF/LG AS). Background: There is little published data regarding the outcomes of patients with LF/LG AS following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Methods: Sixty-eight patients with severe AS, left ventricular ...
Kim Min-Ah MA Resident, Department of Orthodontics, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to assess the pharyngeal airway volume change after bimaxillary surgery in patients with skeletal Class III malocclusion and evaluate the difference in postoperative pharyngeal airway space between upper premolar extraction cases and nonextraction cases. Cone-beam computed tomographic scans were obtained for 23 patients (13 ...
Deo Vikas - - 2014
Objective: Connective tissue grafts (CTGs) have been used as a barrier for closing mandibular Class II furcation defects. The present study compared long-term (48 months) effectiveness of CTG as a barrier with bioresorbable collagen membrane in the treatment of mandibular Class II furcation defects in humans. Method and Materials: Twenty ...
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