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Paradis Josee - - 2013
1) To review a10-year experience of endolymphatic sac surgery (ESS) and intratympanic gentamicin (ITG) for intractable Ménière's disease (MD), and 2) to compare preoperative and postoperative outcomes. Retrospective chart review and survey. Tertiary care center. Patients treated with ESS or ITG between 1997 and 2007 at London Health Sciences Centre ...
Carroll Diane L DL Institute for Patient Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2014
Social isolation, psychological state and knowledge needs are important antecedents to the process of integration for recovery from cardiovascular (CV) procedures. The purpose of this study is to measure these antecedents at 6 and 12 weeks after CV procedures in patients (greater 65 years) and their spouses. This descriptive study ...
Paoletti Perini Alessandro - - 2013
CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores are pivotal in assessing the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation patients, and were recently proved to predict hospitalizations and mortality in specific clinical settings. Aim of this study was to evaluate whether these scores could predict clinical outcomes [first hospitalization for heart failure (HF) and ...
Karthi Muthukumar - - 2013
A case report is presented of a class III malocclusion with a class III skeletal pattern and maxillary retrusion. Patient, a 10-year-old boy was treated with an orthopedic face mask in conjunction with rapid maxillary expansion and standard pre-adjusted edgewise appliance. Treatment was completed after 3 years and proved to ...
Saravana Babu Ms - - 2013
Anaesthesia for spine surgeries is not only concerned with relieving pain during surgeries but also during the post-operative period. A prospective randomised study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of epidural route and to compare the efficacy and clinical profile of dexmedetomidine and clonidine as an adjuvant to ropivacaine, ...
Thomas Libby John - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy of subepithelial connective tissue graft and acellular dermal matrix graft associated with coronally repositioned flap in the treatment of Miller's class I and II gingival recession, 6 months postoperatively. Ten patients with bilateral Miller's class I or class II ...
Kim Jae-Seung - - 2013
To evaluate the change in the upper airway in a Class II malocclusion deformity after counterclockwise maxillomandibular advancement. Seventeen young Korean women with a Class II malocclusion deformity who had undergone Le Fort I and bilateral mandibular ramus sagittal split osteotomy in a counterclockwise rotation were enrolled in the present ...
Kaneko Hiroshi - - 2013
In children over 6 months of age with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), achieving a concentrically reduced hip while avoiding avascular necrosis (AVN) is challenging. The utility of gradual reduction (GR) using traction has insufficient evidence. We therefore report the long-term outcome of GR using overhead traction (OHT). We ...
Tan Wei Phin - - 2013
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification and Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) was adopted to assess patients' physical condition before surgery. Studies suggest that ASA score and CCI might be a prognostic criterion (indicator) for patient outcome. The aim of this study is to determine if ASA classification ...
Aihara Noritaka N Department of Neurosurgery, Nagoya City University Medical School, Nagoya, - - 2013
Patients with acoustic neuroma classified in Gardner and Robertson (GR) Class II should be considered to have useful hearing, and patients classified in Class III should be considered to have not-useful hearing. Therefore, it is important for acoustic neuroma surgery to distinguish between postoperative GR Class II and Class III ...
Ozcan Sevgi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Narrow fragmented QRS (fQRS) has recently been recognized as a significant predictor of prognosis in various cardiovascular diseases. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that the presence of narrow fQRS on admission electrocardiogram (ECG) in patients with decompensated systolic heart failure (HF) of any cause would be associated with long-term prognosis. METHODS: ...
Roshanali Farideh - - 2013
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is often complicated by the appearance of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). Although mitral ring annuloplasty (MAP) is the most widely used surgical procedure for the surgical treatment of FMR, there are still reports of patients who suffer recurrent FMR at later follow-ups. We sought to investigate the ...
Baysal Asli - - 2013
To evaluate lower incisor position and bony support between patients with Class II average- and high-angle malocclusions and compare with the patients presenting Class I malocclusions. CBCT records of 79 patients were divided into 2 groups according to sagittal jaw relationships: Class I and II. Each group was further divided ...
Vinoth Santhana Krishnan - - 2013
Myofunctional appliances are commonly used for correction of skeletal Class II malrelationship. These appliances influence craniofacial and nasopharyngeal dimensions. The present study was done to evaluate changes in airway with twin block therapy. Cephalometric assessment of airway was done in 25 growing children in the age group of 11-13 years ...
Lin Yu-Nan - - 2013
To investigate the sensory block onset time, duration time, and side effects of adding dexmedetomidine to ropivacaine for cervical plexus block. Forty American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Class I or II adult patients who were scheduled to undergo thyroid surgery were randomly allocated to the following groups to receive cervical ...
Katayama Yasutomi - - 2013
Objectives To compare the effects of weekly or bi-weekly dietary sessions with the same number of total lecture hours, periods, and lecture contents on weight loss, dropouts during the intervention, and the weight loss maintenance after 1 year.Methods The study included 52 middle-aged women with at least 1 risk factor for cardiovascular ...
Yildizeli Bedrettin - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is the treatment of choice for patients with chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). The aim of this study was to review our initial experience since the implementation of our program. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively on all patients who underwent PEA between March 2011 and March ...
Miceli Antonio - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a well-known independent risk factor for mortality and morbidity after cardiac surgery. However, no weight is given to PH in the current guidelines for the management of patients with aortic stenosis (AS) undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR). The aim of our study was to evaluate ...
Guru R - - 2013
Mallampati class has been shown to increase during labour. Epidural analgesia might influence this change. The aim of our study was to compare the change in Mallampati class during labour in parturients who did and did not receive epidural analgesia and study the association of these changes with pre-defined clinical ...
Maclean Simon B - - 2013
We retrospectively reviewed 20 patients (21 elbows) after arthroscopic debridement and capsulectomy of the elbow for primary osteoarthritis. We aimed to see if there was an improvement in pain, function, and range of movement in the medium-term. Outcomes of 20 patients (18 men, 2 women) with primary osteoarthritis of the ...
Yuan Lingjun - - 2013
The objective of this study was to evaluate changes in soft tissue in full-face view because of surgical correction of skeletal Class III malocclusion, using 3-dimensional (3D) laser scanning. Twenty-seven subjects with skeletal Class III malocclusion [11 males; mean age (SD), 24.0 (5.7) years] underwent bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy ...
Armoiry Xavier - - 2013
Percutaneous mitral valve repair (MVR) using the MitraClip(®) is a new option for severe mitral regurgitation (MR). To describe initial French experience regarding short-term and mid-term safety and efficacy. A multicentre cohort reported experience of percutaneous MVR using the MitraClip(®) in French centres from December 2010 to September 2012. All ...
Oliveira Elisa Gurgel Simas - - 2013
To compare the cephalometric and intraoral characteristics between Long Face pattern and Pattern I patients, besides evaluating associations between subjective facial patterns, cephalometric facial patterns and the intraoral characteristics. Through evaluation of frontal and right side extraoral photographs, three previously calibrated and experienced examiners selected 30 Long Face patients (Group ...
Armstrong Ehrin J - - 2013
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between angiographic patterns of restenosis and outcomes after endovascular treatment of femoro-popliteal in-stent restenosis (FP-ISR). Background: ISR is a frequent clinical problem after femoro-popliteal stenting. Methods: This was a single center study of all endovascular interventions for FP-ISR from ...
Bouleti Claire - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: We analysed long-term results of percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC) performed because of mitral restenosis after previous commissurotomy. DESIGN: Follow-up of a prospective cohort. SETTING: Tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS: We studied 163 consecutive patients who underwent PMC because of restenosis occurring 16±8 years after previous commissurotomy (closed-heart in 121, open-heart ...
Crestanello Juan A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The association between postoperative hyponatremia (Na < 135 mEq/L) and outcomes after cardiac surgery has not been established. We studied the prevalence of postoperative hyponatremia and its effects on outcomes after cardiac surgery. STUDY DESIGN: We studied 4,850 patients who underwent cardiac surgery from 2002 to 2008. We used ...
Aroca Sofia - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A newly developed collagen matrix (CM) of porcine origin has been shown to represent a potential alternative to palatal connective tissue grafts (CTG) for the treatment of single Miller Class I and II gingival recessions when used in conjunction with a coronally advanced flap (CAF). However, at present it ...
Aksoy Mustafa S - - 2013
In this study, postoperative pain and anxiety level of the patients who were scheduled for spinal anesthesia (SA) and remained awake during the operation and patients who were scheduled for general anesthesia (GA) and were asleep during the operation were assessed. Thirty-six patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty in our ...
Zhou Yangyang - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Carotid plaque echolucency as detected by Color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) has been used as a potential marker of plaque vulnerability. However, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has recently been shown to be a valuable method to evaluate the vulnerability and neovascularization within carotid atherosclerotic plaques. The aim of this study was ...
Menda Ferdi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Lower urinary tract (LUT) discomfort is a common complaint after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and it may lead to agitation and restlessnes. We have evaluated the efficacy of morphine for preventing TURP-related LUT discomfort symptoms. METHODS: This was a prospective randomised study including 60 patients (American Society ...
Pleger Sven T - - 2013
AIMS: The aim of the present study was to investigate 1 year clinical and functional efficacy of percutaneous mitral valve (MV) repair using MitraClip™ in high-risk surgical patients with symptomatic severe MV regurgitation (MR) and reduced LVEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between September 2009 and November 2011, 59 patients with reduced ...
Schou Morten - - 2013
AIMS: This study was designed to evaluate a new NT-proBNP monitoring concept in outpatients with systolic heart failure (HF). METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a multicentre, prospective randomized open-label blinded endpoint study. A total of 407 systolic HF patients were allocated to either clinical management (n = 208) or clinical ...
Cobb Vanessa - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess whether echocardiographically-optimised atrioventricular (AV) and interventricular (VV) delay programming provided any additional benefit over standard settings following biventricular pacemaker implantation in patients with advanced heart failure. METHODS: Paired data were collected on 22 patients (aged 67.5±8.3 years, 16 male) with refractory heart failure, NYHA class ...
Ye Rui - - 2013
Objective: To investigate the occlusal configurations of the hyperdivergent skeletal Class II malocclusion and their alterations during the camouflaging treatment in an attempt to identify occlusal changes that might be related to mandibular counterclockwise rotation. Materials and Methods: Cephalograms of 126 subjects with hyperdivergent skeletal Class II malocclusion and 126 ...
Jaiswal Ritika - - 2013
The combination of osseous graft with barrier membrane and enamel matrix protein derivative (EMD) has the potential to result in a synergistic effect. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of EMD in combination with demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (BG) and bioresorbable membrane (Biomesh) in the ...
Peres Maria F S - - 2013
To clinically evaluate proximal furcations treated with hydroxyapatite/β-tricalcium phosphate (HA/β-TCP) isolated or combined with enamel matrix derivative (EMD). Thirty patients, presenting at least one proximal class II furcation defect, probing pocket depth (PPD) ≥5 mm and bleeding on probing, were included. The defects were assigned to the HA/β-TCP group (n = 15); open-flap ...
Delestan Christian - - 2013
Objectives:  To bring a neonatal classification system of unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) and to correlate this classification with the distribution of the primary lateral incisor. Design:  Retrospective with longitudinal follow-up. Setting:  Tertiary. Patients:  One hundred twenty-one patients with treated UCLP. Thirteen plaster casts were used as controls. Main ...
Lee Jae-Yeol - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate, through cone beam computed tomography, volumetric changes to the upper airway space in patients with skeletal class III skeletal deformities who had undergone mandibular setback surgery (group A [n = 24]) or bimaxillary surgery (mandibular setback surgery and maxillary setback Le Fort ...
Miquel Mireia - - 2013
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of entecavir and/or tenofovir in compensated (CC) or decompensated (DC) hepatitis B cirrhotic patients in real-life clinical practice. Of the 48 patients, included between April 2007 and March 2010, 12 were DC. The mean age was 55 ± 12.2 years, 85.4% ...
Kim Do-Keun - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in preoperative decompensation and postoperative compensation of the maxillary incisors in patients with skeletal Class III malocclusion treated with 2-jaw surgery and extraction or nonextraction of the maxillary first premolars. The subjects consisted of 50 skeletal Class III patients who had ...
Rizkallah Jean - - 2013
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a heritable disorder affecting bone and tooth development. Malocclusion is frequent in those affected by osteogenesis imperfecta, but this has not been studied in detail. The purpose of this study was to describe and quantify the severity of malocclusions in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. Articulated dental casts ...
Lima Darwin Vaz - - 2013
This study aimed to evaluate the stability of molar relationship after non-extraction treatment of Class II malocclusion. The sample comprised 39 subjects (16 females, 23 males) with initial Class II malocclusion treated with no extractions, using fixed appliances. Mean age at the beginning of treatment was 12.94 years, at the ...
Porhownik Nancy Rose NR Section of Respiratory Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. - - 2013
The most effective approaches to escalating advanced therapies in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are controversial. To compare outcomes before and after introducing a target 6 min walk distance (6MWD) treatment strategy in PAH using registry data. From 2001 to 2005, WHO class II to IV patients were treated with bosentan ...
Hamby Kelly A - - 2013
Pyrethroid insecticides are generally regarded as acutely toxic to predatory phytoseiid mites; however, persistence of hull split spray pyrethroid residues on almond trees and their effects on phytoseiids have not been quantified over time. Hull split, the separation of the almond hull along the suture, exposes the new crop nuts ...
Griffin Sean M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We previously found no reduction in heterotopic ossification (HO) rates after acetabular surgery with indomethacin compared with a placebo. We subsequently abandoned routine indomethacin therapy after acetabular surgery but questioned whether the incidence had changed using a posterior approach. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We therefore determined (1) the incidence of HO after ...
Liu Jun - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) has been applied as a valuable adjunct procedure for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to correct the geometry of the left ventricle on the basis of myocardial revascularization. It is necessary to find out at least which patient cohort is more likely to ...
Kandane-Rathnayake R K - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes following recombinant activated Factor VII (rFVIIa) use during abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) repair. DESIGN: AAA patients were selected from the Australian and New Zealand Haemostasis Registry (ANZHR) who received off-licence rFVIIa to control critical bleeding. METHODS: Patient characteristics and outcomes were compared between responders (bleeding ...
Junge Claudia - - 2013
Two decades after surgery for transposition of the great arteries, the clinical status, cardiac function, cardiorespiratory performance, and neurohormonal activity of patients who underwent either atrial switch (Mustard) operations or arterial switch operations (ASOs) were compared. Sixty-two patients with simple transposition of the great arteries who underwent either Mustard (n = ...
Wang Anthony C - - 2013
Object The middle cranial fossa (MCF) approach is a microsurgical technique described as a primary option in the treatment of small, intracanalicular schwannomas involving the eighth cranial nerve. Excellent rates of complete tumor resection, hearing preservation, preservation of facial nerve function, and low complication rates have been reproduced using this ...
Wall Peter D H - - 2013
The relationship between contralateral hip arthritis and co-morbid medical conditions that affect a patient's ability to walk, and outcome following total hip arthroplasty (THA) is not fully understood. We investigated this relationship in a prospective, multi-centre study. 1497 hips (1428 patients) were recruited. At five years follow-up there was complete ...
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